A Look Back at a Heinous Rutherford County Criminal Case from 2001 and a Look Forward at Criminal Cases to Come

Apr 05, 2024 at 06:37 pm by WGNS News

  In the first half of the show, co-host J. Paul Newman (Retired from the Rutherford County District Attorneys Office) takes a look back at a brutal rape case that occur.... Read More

Proposed Changes Could Impact Smyrna's Court System and End Criminal Cases

Feb 08, 2024 at 03:48 pm by WGNS News

Smyrna, Tennessee - In a move that could significantly alter the judicial landscape of Smyrna, officials are considering amendments that would end criminal proceedings for t.... Read More

Appeal Results in Revision of Rutherford County Conviction for Aggravated Robbery

Feb 08, 2024 at 12:00 am by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - 30-Year-old Steven Ray Crockett, the defendant in a Rutherford County Circuit Court case, appealed his jury conviction of aggravated robbery. C.... Read More

Largest Class To Date Graduates From 16th Judicial District Recovery Court

Dec 01, 2023 at 05:01 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - A packed courtroom witnessed nine graduates this week of the arduous 18-month Recovery Court program which assists individuals with intervention, treat.... Read More

Topics That Impact Your Life: From COVID, Landfill, Dementia and More!

Aug 27, 2023 at 11:04 pm by WGNS

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY) Vital information about increases in COVID-19 cases, Middle Point Landfill, is there a correlation between increases in Parkinson’s disease and a dec.... Read More

UPDATE: Middle Point Landfill Statement on Chancery Court Hearing

Aug 24, 2023 at 09:45 pm by WGNS News

UPDATE - RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Middle Point Landfill appeared Thursday (08/24/23) in Davidson County Chancery Court to state its case on why it believes the Central Tennesse.... Read More

Commentary by MTSU Professor - Books, Reading, Computers and a Man Named

Aug 22, 2023 at 08:28 pm by WGNS News

Books, computers and a man named Johann Gutenberg. With today's media commentary, here's MTSU professor Larry Burriss... Hear more from Dr. Burriss by clicking the grap.... Read More

Should the Courts be More Open? Commentary by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

Aug 15, 2023 at 05:46 am by WGNS News

Overseeing the courts and the public having the ability to see what is happening within the courts. With today’s commentary, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss….... Read More

Senior Judge who Served as a Rutherford Co. Circuit Court Judge for 24-Years is One of 5 on the New Rutherford County Board of Juvenile Detention Center Commission

Oct 04, 2022 at 10:21 am by WGNS News

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a criminal court judge? If you think you have the stomach for such a task, there are a few things one should think about bef.... Read More

Protecting Rutherford County Schools and Child Custody Issues

Oct 03, 2022 at 02:39 pm by WGNS News

Individual schools within the Rutherford County School System continue to protect students from outsiders who should not be paying a visit to a local school…That was co.... 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

Man who raped 12-year-old girl in Murfreesboro to remain in prison - Appeal denied

Apr 12, 2022 at 06:44 pm by WGNS

A man convicted on three counts of “Rape of a Child” in Rutherford County has appealed his case with the Court of Criminal Appeals.50-Year-old Derrick Himes was co.... Read More

Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport to Retire in September of 2022

Jan 18, 2022 at 05:28 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Judge Donna Scott Davenport will not seek re-election for Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge and will retire at the end of he.... Read More

Andrae Crismon announced his candidacy for Juvenile Court Judge

Jan 17, 2022 at 02:56 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – Local attorney and pastor Andrae Crismon announced Monday (01/17/2022) at Patterson Park that he is a candidate for Juvenile Court Judge for Rut.... Read More

McFarlin to Run for Rutherford County General Sessions Judge Part I

Jan 04, 2022 at 03:04 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – Rutherford County native Ben Hall (Trey) McFarlin, III announced Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022), he will run for General Sessions Judge Part I, the judgeship to.... Read More

Public Defender Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

Dec 09, 2021 at 12:54 pm by WGNS

Gerald L. Melton, Public Defender for the 16th Judicial District, has officially announced his candidacy for re-election.The 16th Judicial District is comprised of Rutherfor.... Read More

Robin Gentry Announces Campaign For Circuit Court Clerk

Oct 29, 2021 at 02:46 pm by WGNS

Long time Rutherford County public servant Robin Eades Gentry announced her campaign for Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk. With more than 30 impressive years of service t.... Read More

Appeal Denied in a 2016 Murder at Vie Apartments in Murfreesboro

Oct 27, 2021 at 10:12 am by WGNS

A Humbolt, Tennessee man who was convicted for a murder that occurred in Murfreesboro 5-years ago has appealed his conviction.   In 2016, Cassius Dominique Ivory and.... Read More

Courts Held Special "Evictions Summit" to Educate Landlords and Others about Rental Assistance Programs and More

Sep 11, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts, Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, the Tennessee Department of Human Services, and the Tenn.... Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court Deny Appeal filed by Convicted Rapist in Rutherford County

Aug 10, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by a convicted rapist in Rutherford County. The denial was officially filed this past week, after the case in question.... Read More