UPDATE: Traveling Evangelist Based in Murfreesboro Remains Behind Bars After Wife Filed for Divorce

Jun 05, 2024 at 06:36 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN – UPDATE - While the last plea hearing for a traveling evangelist facing 7 counts of aggravated rape of a child was continued, the new date for a plea.... Read More

11-Year-Old Victim in Shopping Mall Restroom Recording

May 14, 2024 at 09:23 pm by WGNS News

FRANKLIN, TN - It’s believed the culprit arrived at a popular Williamson County shopping mall in a grey or silver SUV. There, Franklin authorities say the man was accuse.... Read More

Car Seat Checkup in Murfreesboro to Address the "Leading cause of death for children ages 1-12"

Oct 26, 2023 at 12:05 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - Parents and caregivers are invited to join community leaders and safety experts at the Rutherford County Health Department, 100 West Burton St. in Murf.... Read More

UPDATE: More Information on the Shelbyville Mother Accused of Killing Her 11-Year-Old Son and Attempting the Same on Her 4-Year-Old

Jul 19, 2023 at 06:36 pm by WGNS News

UPDATE - SHELBYVILLE, TN – WGNS has more news on Patricia Sylvester in Shelbyville. She is the woman who allegedly killed her 11-year-old son Esteban Sylvester an.... Read More

UPDATE: Mother Charged in the Death of Her 12-Year-Old Son in Shelbyville, TN

Jul 18, 2023 at 12:30 pm by WGNS News

UPDATE - SHELBYVILLE, TN – The Shelbyville Police Department is investigating the death of an 11-year-old boy who was found deceased within his residence on Barksdale La.... Read More

UPDATE: Annual report on Tennessee child well-being finds notable decline in child poverty

Jan 11, 2023 at 06:30 am by WGNS News

Tennessee’s children and their caregivers continue to face significant challenges but increasing investment provides a path forward toward improved outcomes, according t.... Read More

UPDATE - Missing Teen in Murfreesboro FOUND SAFE

Sep 15, 2022 at 06:30 am by WGNS News

  UPDATE: Be on the Lookout CANCELED! Esrael Miller has been safely located. Murfreesboro Police informed WGNS Radio around midnight that the child was safely found.&nbs.... Read More

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle and Killed Friday

Aug 05, 2022 at 01:16 pm by WGNS

UPDATED: MURFREESBORO, TN –Fatal Accident Crash Team investigators are now in search of the driver of a gray Toyota Tacoma pickup. Police say the driver may be a vital w.... Read More

Appeal Denied for Murfreesboro Man Convicted on 10-Counts of Rape of a Child

Jul 20, 2022 at 07:46 pm by WGNS

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN. – The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by Marcus Willingham, who was convicted in the Rutherford County Courtro.... Read More

Bedford County man facing rape of a child charges

Jun 08, 2022 at 10:00 am by WGNS

A Bedford County man is behind bars after multiple charges involving child sex abuse. According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department, Rustin Bowen, age 37, is now.... Read More

UPDATE: Pedestrian hit by SUV on Old Fort Parkway was a 3-Year-Old Child

May 26, 2022 at 01:56 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – WGNS has more details on the pedestrian / SUV related accident that occurred on Thursday morning in Murfreesboro. Evidently, the victim was a.... Read More

Appeal filed by Convicted Sex Offender with Convictions in Rutherford / Wilson Counties Denied

May 23, 2022 at 06:31 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied an appeal from moving forward that was originally heard in the Rutherford County Courts. The case involved a man.... Read More

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Stepmother in Child Abuse Case Sentenced to 6-Years

May 10, 2022 at 11:09 am by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) The woman who was arrested after the 2016 death of her stepson was sentenced to prison on May 6, 2022. The sentencing was before the Honorable Judge Barry T.... Read More

Rutherford County Ranked at #4 out of 95 Counties for Child Well-Being in Tennessee

Mar 22, 2022 at 02:15 pm by WGNS

  The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth released their annual Child Well-Being report. The analysis shows Rutherford County is in the top percentile for positiv.... Read More

UPDATE: Man Sentenced 30-years for 2016 Sex-Trafficking of 12-year-old who was Rescued in Franklin, TN

Mar 07, 2022 at 02:10 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: A man who was arrested at a Franklin, Tennessee hotel with a 12-year-old girl he was reportedly trafficking for sex in 2016, has finally been sentenced. 42-Year-old Ta.... Read More

Rutherford County Teenager Remains Missing Since Last Tuesday (02/15/2022)

Feb 21, 2022 at 07:36 am by WGNS

A teen that was reported missing this past week is still missing.16-Year-old Cameron Chase Allen was last seen on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. The Rutherford County teenager wa.... Read More

Nearly half of Tennessee kids spend more than 2 hours per day on noneducational screen time

Feb 16, 2022 at 01:20 pm by WGNS

Nearly 50% of Tennessee parents said their children spend 2 hours or more on noneducational screen time each day, despite over two-thirds of parents reporting that they place.... Read More

Fewer Reports of Child Abuse During Peak of COVID Pandemic, but Reports are Now Increasing

Feb 08, 2022 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

Dealing with mental illness is tough, especially when it hits close to home and involves a loved one. It becomes even harder to navigate when you watch your child struggle wit.... Read More

TN Right to Life Applauds 6th Circuit Ruling regarding different bans on abortion

Feb 03, 2022 at 08:59 am by WGNS

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Tennessee’s ban on abortions for reasons such as race, gender, or genetic abnormality. Tenn.... Read More

Vanderbilt Child Health Poll of Tennessee parents: 40% of kids missed at least one week of school; 70% favor remote learning availability

Jan 26, 2022 at 04:34 pm by WGNS

STUDY: The latest analysis of the Vanderbilt Child Health Poll has found that nearly 40% of Tennessee parents said their children missed at least one week of school during the.... Read More