UPDATE: Influx of Noncitizens Raises Concerns in Middle Tennessee Cities

Feb 06, 2024 at 06:48 pm by WGNS News

  Recent weeks have seen a notable increase in the number of noncitizens relocating to areas such as Murfreesboro, Franklin, and Nashville, according to reports from t.... Read More

Arrest Made in 2023 Murder of Murfreesboro Man

Feb 01, 2024 at 02:57 pm by Chandelar Williams

  A 43-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the death of Joshua White, 34, who was found shot at a gas station in South Nashville in November 2023. Whit.... Read More

Record Year for Vanderbilt Transplant Center Saves 739 Lives

Feb 01, 2024 at 11:32 am by WGNS News

  The Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) established a new record in calendar year 2023 for total solid organ transplants, performing 739 lifesaving procedures among its.... Read More

Handgun Carry Permits in Tennessee: Murfreesboro's Growing Trend

Jan 31, 2024 at 07:19 pm by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - In the period between August 3, 2023, and Monday, January 29, 2024, Murfreesboro has seen a lot of reports related to the unlawful use of firea.... Read More

Governor Bill Lee's School Choice Initiative: Understanding the Proposed Program

Jan 29, 2024 at 02:37 pm by Chandelar Williams

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's proposed statewide school choice program is set to offer taxpayer-funded grants to 20,000 students for attending private schools, with eligibility ex.... Read More

Man Faces Charges in Two Separate Sexual Assaults

Jan 26, 2024 at 11:40 am by WGNS News

In Nashville, 31-year-old Tanner Patterson has been arrested and charged with two counts each of aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery in connection.... Read More

Buddhist Temples Targeted in Murfreesboro and Across Multiple States

Jan 26, 2024 at 11:07 am by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, TN – UPDATE - A disturbing trend of burglaries targeting Buddhist temples has surfaced, spanning across various states, with the latest incidents occurri.... Read More

Pothole Predicament Plagues Rutherford County Roads After Winter Wallop

Jan 25, 2024 at 11:54 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Recent icy and snowy weather, coupled with the strategic application of over 400 tons of salt in areas like Smyrna, has left Rutherford County roads.... Read More

UPDATE - Another Scam Alert in Rutherford County: Fake Deputy Targets Residents

Jan 24, 2024 at 09:22 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - In the most recent report from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, authorities have issued a warning about more scam attempts targeting residents i.... Read More

Long-Term Follow up Pinpoints Side Effects of Treatments for Prostate Cancer Patients

Jan 23, 2024 at 11:51 am by WGNS News

A 10-year follow up study of nearly 2,500 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment will help inform decision making in terms of treatments and side effects for a divers.... Read More

Rutherford County's Economic Fortitude: A Look at the Job Market in 2023

Jan 19, 2024 at 12:16 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - As we step into the fourth week of 2024, the echoes of a robust job market in 2023 still resonate. The year concluded with another strong jobs report,.... Read More

Area LGBTQ+ Organizations to Host Blood Drive After FDA Changes

Jan 18, 2024 at 07:43 am by WGNS News

Blood Assurance is expecting to welcome many first-time blood donors next week at a blood drive hosted by several Nashville area LGBTQ+ organizations. On Friday, January 19,.... Read More

Middle TN Man Sentenced to Nearly 14 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, and Heroin

Jan 16, 2024 at 12:50 pm by WGNS News

NASHVILLE – Antonio Daniels, 43, of Nashville, Tennessee, was sentenced today to 165 months, or nearly 14 years, in federal prison to be followed by 5 years of supe.... Read More

Phone Scam Alert: Area Residents are AGAIN Warned of Persistent Fraudulent Calls

Jan 16, 2024 at 07:41 am by WGNS News

A troubling trend of phone scams continue to plague Rutherford, Williamson and now Coffee Counties, with the most recent reports of fraudulent calls targeting unsuspecting res.... Read More

Gas Prices this Week in Rutherford County

Jan 15, 2024 at 11:05 am by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.70/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey.... Read More

Dr. Jill Danford Discusses Women's Health, Bladder and Pelvic Pain Issues and More

Jan 09, 2024 at 09:00 am by WGNS News

Today, WGNS' Scott Walker was joined by Dr. Jill Danford from Ascension Saint Thomas. Dr. Danford focuses on female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology.... Read More

Suspect in the Murder of a Twice Daily Gas Station Employee in Smyrna Awaits Next Court Date

Jan 08, 2024 at 04:05 pm by WGNS News

  SMYRNA, TN - In August of 2022, Smyrna Police responded to a shooting at the Twice Daily gas station at the corner of Sam Ridley and Stonecrest Parkway. Upon their arr.... Read More

Husband Charged with Homicide as Wife's Body Found in DeKalb County

Jan 08, 2024 at 12:30 pm by WGNS News

DEKALB COUNTY, TN - A 70-year-old man has been charged with criminal homicide, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse after admitting to striking his wife in the head.... Read More

Nurses Bring Holiday Magic to Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital's NICU

Dec 22, 2023 at 09:57 am by WGNS News

In a heartwarming tradition that has become synonymous with the spirit of the season, Nurses Kim Meek and Olivia Sizemore have once again transformed Ascension Saint Thomas.... Read More

Investigation Continuing into Child Sex Abuse Case Involving Nashville Man

Dec 20, 2023 at 01:20 am by WGNS News

ANTIOCH, TN - In nearby Antioch, the Metro Nashville Police Department is actively investigating a disturbing case of child sex abuse allegedly involving 41-year-old James S.... Read More