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

Full 6th Circuit upholds Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period before an abortion

Aug 05, 2021 at 03:45 pm by WGNS

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit on Thursday upheld a 2015 Tennessee law requiring a 48-hour waiting period before abortions so that women have time to recei.... Read More

UPDATE: The Courts in Tennessee Saw Little In-Person Human Interaction Throughout the Pandemic

Jun 18, 2021 at 12:04 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County area Judges recently attended the annual State Judicial Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. This was the first in person hearing since March of last year for j.... Read More

New Court Program in Rutherford County Aims to Help Families Stay Together / Reduce Trauma

Jun 07, 2021 at 07:37 am by WGNS

Sarah Murfree with the Prevention Coalition for Success said that illegal drug use is a large problem in Rutherford County, but another problem involves the stigma that c.... Read More

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

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

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

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