Pretrial incarceration up 163% in 53 Tennessee rural counties

Apr 16, 2021 at 10:54 am by WGNS

By Nadia Ramligan, TN Public News ServiceFor rural Tennesseans, the cash-bail system has accelerated an endless cycle of arrests, excessively high bonds and incarceration, in.... Read More

Convicted Rutherford County Sex Offender Appeals his 10-Year Prison Sentence - Courts Denied Appeal

Apr 12, 2021 at 07:29 am by WGNS

There has been an appeal filed with the courts in a local rape case… a rape that took place five years ago.In 2016, a Lascassas man was indicted on three counts of aggr.... Read More

Family Preservation Initiative Promises New Solutions to Help Vulnerable Children and Families

Mar 24, 2021 at 11:56 am by WGNS

A new, cutting-edge court program in Tennessee is changing the way the judiciary interacts with at-risk children and their families.Unlike other programs which connect with ju.... Read More

Family Preservation Initiative Promises New Solutions To Help Vulnerable Children and Families

Mar 10, 2021 at 09:43 am by WGNS

A new, cutting-edge court program in Tennessee is changing the way the judiciary interacts with at-risk children and their families. This new program is right here in Rutherfo.... Read More

Waiting Period Law that States an Abortion Cannot Take Place Before a 48-Hour “Waiting Period” on Hold in Tennessee

Feb 22, 2021 at 07:35 am by WGNS

On Friday, February 19, 2021, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a divided 2-1 decision, ruled to deny the State of Tennessee's petition to stay the injunction applie.... Read More

Wanted fugitive arrested after skipping court, accused of firing at a police officer last year

Jan 20, 2021 at 02:34 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Members of the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Directed Patrol Unit arrest a wanted fugitive – the same man accused of shooting in.... Read More

Judges Discuss Pros and Cons of Virtual Litigation IN Tennessee

Jan 20, 2021 at 12:48 pm by WGNS

While Tennessee courts have remained open and operational over the entire course of the COVID-19 pandemic, their working methods have in many instances changed to account for.... Read More

Judge David Bragg Nears Retirement After 12 Years on the Bench

Dec 29, 2020 at 06:15 pm by WGNS

After more than a decade of public service, 16th Judicial District Circuit Judge David Bragg will retire effective Jan. 1st, 2021. A lifelong Murfreesboro resid.... Read More

Subject in Murfreesboro Child Rape Case Could Receive Prison Sentence of 288-Years

Dec 14, 2020 at 08:00 am by WGNS

A Jackson, Tennessee man who was already listed as being a sex offender for a crime that took place in 1999 is now looking at spending the remainder of his life behind bars. &.... Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court Issues New Order Related to Court Operations During COVID-19

Nov 19, 2020 at 07:00 am by WGNS

In response to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order Wednesday (11/18/20) designed to protect all of the participa.... Read More

Courts, State Agencies Join Together to Host Innovative Eviction Summit

Sep 24, 2020 at 10:27 am by WGNS

Since the coronavirus pandemic struck in mid-March, the laws and regulations surrounding residential evictions have been changing quickly, leaving judicial staff, policymakers.... Read More

Tennessee Chamber Reacts to Passage of Civil Liability Protection Legislation

Aug 12, 2020 at 07:55 pm by WGNS

Wednesday (8/12/2020), the Tennessee State House and Senate both passed the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act (SB 8002/HB 8001) which protects businesses from unfounded legal cl.... Read More

ACLU: Tennessee Supreme Court Allows Mail Ballots for All Voters With Underlying Health Conditions and Their Caretakers

Aug 06, 2020 at 06:00 am by WGNS

Under a Tennessee Supreme Court decision issued today, the state must permit every eligible voter with an underlying health condition that makes them especially vulnerable to.... Read More

THURSDAY: Tennessee Supreme Court Hearing on Absentee Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic

Jul 29, 2020 at 12:03 pm by WGNS

Voting during the COVID-19 Pandemic is being discussed right now.On June 4, a lower court ruled the state must make absentee voting available to every eligible voter for all e.... Read More

AS OF MONDAY (7/13/2020): Facial Coverings Required in the Rutherford County Judicial Building

Jul 13, 2020 at 06:15 am by WGNS

A new rule now requires anyone entering the Rutherford County Judicial building to wear a face covering. This new rule is for everyone, regardless of if they have a court ap.... Read More

3 Grand Juries met during the month of June in Rutherford County

Jul 03, 2020 at 11:04 am by WGNS

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there was a lack of Grand Jury indictments over the past few months. In order for the courts to catch up on what was backlogged, this past Jun.... Read More