law enforcement

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Officers will soon have Body Cameras

Sep 08, 2022 at 07:41 pm by WGNS

The Murfreesboro Police Department is outfitting their officers with body cameras, which will record video footage of arrests and law enforcement interactions with the public..... Read More

How would Rutherford County Sheriff SRO's React to a School Shooting Similar to What Occurred in Uvalde, Texas?

Jul 27, 2022 at 06:49 pm by WGNS

    On May 24, 2022, one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history unfolded about 85-miles west of San Antonio, Texas. 19-Children and 2-teachers were gunn.... Read More

8-New Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputies and 13-New Murfreesboro Police Officers

Jun 25, 2022 at 06:05 pm by WGNS

  There are 21-new law enforcement officers in our community. Of that number, 8-Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies (photo above) and 13-Murfreesboro Police Offic.... Read More

Sheriff’s Captain Promoted to Major by Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh

Jun 02, 2022 at 11:47 am by WGNS

Photo Above This News Story: Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh promotes Capt. Britt Reed to major over law enforcement divisions. Flanking them at left are Deputy Chief Egon Grissom and C.... 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

Increased Patrol and a Sobriety Checkpoint this Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2022 at 12:10 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) plans to increase patrols and utilize a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of crashes across the state during.... Read More

Cannon County Sheriff's Employee Accused of Animal Cruelty

May 26, 2022 at 11:43 am by WGNS

(Cannon County, TN) - In Woodbury, an employee with the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office was arrested this past week on charges of cruelty to animals. The Sheriff’s.... Read More

Arrest made in bomb threat that was called into a Nashville school

May 26, 2022 at 09:20 am by WGNS

(Middle Tennessee) WGNS has learned that only one-day before the May 18th shooting outside of the Riverdale High School graduation at the MTSU Murphy Center, there was a bomb.... Read More

SUV Vs. Pedestrian Accident on Old Fort Parkway at New Salem Road in Murfreesboro

May 26, 2022 at 08:42 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  According to police, the victim in the vehicle Vs. pedestrian accident was a three-year-old child. See the UPDATED NEWS STORY HERE. P.... Read More

Proposed 20% Pay Increase for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

May 25, 2022 at 11:15 am by WGNS

In Rutherford County, Sheriff’s Deputies are some of the lowest paid law enforcement officers in our immediate area. At a recent Public Safety Committee meeting, Sheriff.... Read More

Vehicle Break-Ins - Recognize This Truck?

May 23, 2022 at 07:50 am by WGNS

In Smyrna, Police need the communities help in tracking down the driver of a black Dodge pickup truck. Evidently, the subject behind the wheel of the truck (above photo) pulle.... Read More

18,000 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Collected in TN

May 23, 2022 at 07:20 am by WGNS

Tennessee Department of Health and Substance Abuse has announced that last month’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Tennessee collected over 18,000 pounds of.... Read More

Arson Investigation Continues in 2021 Fire on Alsup Mill Road in Rutherford County

May 20, 2022 at 12:12 pm by WGNS

The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue department is asking for the publics assistance in solving an arson case from 2021.Following an investigation spanning multiple months, a.... Read More

Justice Jeffrey Bivins Speaks at 16th Judicial District Recovery Court Graduation

May 17, 2022 at 08:00 am by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) On Monday (May 16, 2022), the Recovery Court for the 16th Judicial District held a graduation in Murfreesboro for seven of its participants. Judge Jimm.... Read More

LaVergne Police looking for theft suspect

May 16, 2022 at 10:10 am by WGNS

(La Vergne, Tenn.) La Vergne Police are asking for the community’s help to identify a theft suspect. Evidently, the theft occurred at a local exercise facility. On May.... Read More

TBI Releases 2021 Law Enforcement-Related Deaths Study

Mar 30, 2022 at 02:29 pm by WGNS

On Wednesday (03/30/22), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a comprehensive study detailing law enforcement-related deaths that occurred in the Volunteer State d.... Read More

The Tennessee Highway Patrol Graduates Over 50 New State Troopers

Mar 08, 2022 at 08:16 am by WGNS

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Matt Perry welcomed the newest graduating classes of Ten.... Read More

Virgil Gammon Announces Campaign for Rutherford County Sheriff

Jan 26, 2022 at 03:57 pm by WGNS

Press Release from the Virgil Gammon for Sheriff Campaign: MURFREESBORO—Republican Virgil Gammon, among the most experienced and decorated members of Rutherford Cou.... Read More

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Promoted to Captain

Jan 05, 2022 at 11:41 am by WGNS

  Veteran detention Sgt. Curtis Little was promoted to captain by Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Deputy Chief Kevin Henderson Tuesday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention.... Read More

24 Law Enforcement Officers Graduate TBI State Academy

Nov 04, 2021 at 09:18 am by WGNS

Two dozen Tennessee law enforcement officers have become the newest graduates of the TBI State Academy, built as a professional and specialized training ground for public safe.... Read More