Appeal Filed by Registered Sex Offender in Rockvale, TN Case will Not Move Forward

May 26, 2021 at 08:15 am by WGNS

A man who received an eight year sentence after being convicted of aggravated sexual battery and sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means in a Rutherford County Co.... Read More

UPDATE: Haynes Drive Step Mother Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse after Death of 13-Year-Old to Face Trial

May 24, 2021 at 11:17 am by WGNS

A woman arrested in Murfreesboro two years after the death of her step-child will appear in court for trial early next year.Emily M. Hart was arrested after a lengthy inv.... Read More

UPDATE: Trial Date Set for Florida Pastor Accused of Sexual Contact with two Murfreesboro Teenagers

May 24, 2021 at 09:32 am by WGNS

A trial date has been set for a Florida pastor accused of molesting two teen girls in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.The investigation into Pastor David Rowan started in 2017 when th.... Read More

Nashville Man Indicted on Murder and Child Abuse Charges Related to the Death of His 2-Week-Old Daughter

May 21, 2021 at 10:01 am by WGNS

A former Nashville resident indicted this month on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child neglect and aggravated child abuse in connection with the January 2020 deat.... Read More

Former Police Officer Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

May 14, 2021 at 07:15 am by WGNS

WILSON COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Technical Services Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a for.... Read More

Rape Case Involving a child who would have been 12-years-old over 40-years ago, scheduled for court next month

May 13, 2021 at 10:52 am by WGNS

(UPDATE: LEBANON, TN) In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that resulted in the indictment and arre.... Read More

BEDFORD COUNTY: 6-Year-Old Killed in Fatal Gun Accident

May 12, 2021 at 11:44 am by WGNS

A 6-year old boy is dead after Shelbyville police say he accidentally shot himself in the head on Monday, May 10th.According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, Shelbyville poli.... Read More

UPDATE: The Unborn Child Dignity Act becomes law in Tennessee

May 10, 2021 at 10:07 am by WGNS

UPDATE: State Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, and State Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, Monday announced The Unborn Child Dignity Act has been signed by Gov. Bill Lee an.... Read More

SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Man Charged with Rape, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and More in Rutherford County

May 10, 2021 at 07:48 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Fifty-three charges of sexual crimes involving girls between the ages of 11 and 14 were filed against a Murfreesboro man this past Friday (5/7/2021)..... Read More

New Legislation in Tennessee Requires Burial or Cremation of Aborted Child

Apr 21, 2021 at 03:57 pm by WGNS

State Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, and State Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, successfully guided passage of the Unborn Child Dignity Act through both chambers of the Ten.... Read More

Sex Offender in Barfield Area Sentenced to 245 Years in Prison - Sentence was Reduced on Tuesday after Appeal Filed

Apr 14, 2021 at 04:35 pm by WGNS

Registered Sex Offender Tandy Tomlin, who was found guilty on eight counts of rape of a child in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom and sentenced to 245-years in prison, ha.... Read More

NASHVILLE: Investigation Continuing into Man Arrested for Kidnapping a 9-Year-Old Girl After Unlawfully Entering Her Apartment

Apr 13, 2021 at 07:18 am by WGNS

In Nashville, Youth Services detectives continue to investigate Saturday evening’s especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated burglary case. Metro Police say t.... Read More

APRIL 30, 2021: Participate in the 6th Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children

Apr 13, 2021 at 06:59 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro – “Lace up your tennis shoes and join us for the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children,” announced Child Advocacy Center director, Sharon.... Read More

Appeal Denied Again for Man Convicted on 9 Counts of Rape of a Child

Apr 13, 2021 at 06:30 am by WGNS

Last year, WGNS told you about a convicted rapist who filed an appeal asking for post-conviction relief, but was denied. The registered sex offender then filed another appeal,.... Read More

Over 4,000 Children in Our Area are in need of Foster Parents

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:54 am by WGNS

Foster parents are in low supply right now, partly due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. But, there is no shortage of children in need of a loving family in Rutherford County&.... Read More

Custody Rights More Clear for Child Born from Victim of Rape in TN

Apr 06, 2021 at 07:30 am by WGNS

Tennessee lawmakers passed legislation protecting victims of aggravated statutory rape and statutory rape by an authority figure in the House last week.House Bill 326 adds agg.... Read More

Smithville, TN Man Arrested - Charged with Rape of a Child

Apr 02, 2021 at 08:33 am by WGNS

DEKALB COUNTY – About thirty minutes from Murfreesboro in DeKalb County, an investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in th.... Read More

Promoter of Laser Tag League in Nashville Arrested on Sex Crimes Indictment

Mar 24, 2021 at 02:30 pm by WGNS

Detectives in Nashville this week arrested the promoter of a laser tag league on a grand jury indictment charging him with displaying sex acts to a minor and inducing a m.... Read More

Blackburn Introduces Bill Requiring DNA Border Testing to ‘End Child Trafficking Now’

Mar 24, 2021 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) along with Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced the En.... Read More

Little Black Dress Initiative to focus on the Child Advocacy Center and Educating Community about the Prevalence of Child Abuse

Mar 24, 2021 at 10:56 am by WGNS

Every year, the Junior League of Murfreesboro highlights a different issue that impacts the community through their Little Black Dress Initiative, which is a week-long campaig.... Read More