18-Men Arrested in TBI Human Trafficking Operation

    Jul 12, 2021 at 07:38 am by WGNS

    A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and several other law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of eighteen men accu.... Read More

    New laws strengthening penalties for crimes against children to become effective on Thursday

    Jun 28, 2021 at 10:41 am by WGNS

    Several new laws protecting children are set to take effect on July 1 in Tennessee.  This includes major Truth in Sentencing legislation ensuring parole and pro.... Read More

    7-Children of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Employees Earned Scholarships from the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association

    Jun 18, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

    Seven children of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employees each earned $500 scholarships from the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association.Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh present.... Read More

    Carrie Norvell Joins the Child Advocacy Center Team

    Jun 15, 2021 at 09:10 pm by WGNS

    Murfreesboro — The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce a new addition to its staff. Carrie Norvell has joined the CAC as the new Community Education Coordi.... 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

    TN Dept. of Health Launches Emergency Alert Decal for Children With Special Needs

    May 26, 2021 at 01:39 pm by WGNS

    On Wednesday (05/26/2021), the Tennessee Department of Health launched a new set of resources available for families who have children and youth with special health care.... Read More

    Former Police Officer Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

    May 14, 2021 at 07:15 am by WGNS

    WILSON COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Technical Services Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a for.... Read More

    New Legislation in Tennessee Requires Burial or Cremation of Aborted Child

    Apr 21, 2021 at 03:57 pm by WGNS

    State Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, and State Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, successfully guided passage of the Unborn Child Dignity Act through both chambers of the Ten.... Read More

    Over 4,000 Children in Our Area are in need of Foster Parents

    Apr 07, 2021 at 10:54 am by WGNS

    Foster parents are in low supply right now, partly due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. But, there is no shortage of children in need of a loving family in Rutherford County&.... Read More

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 05, 2021 at 07:24 am by WGNS

    Murfreesboro - “Experts estimate that 1 out of 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday,” said Child Advocacy Center Community Education.... 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

    U.S. MARSHALS, TBI, DCS: Collaborative Operation Identifies, Locates Dozens of Missing Tennessee Children

    Mar 03, 2021 at 01:12 pm by WGNS

    A coordinated effort to identify and locate missing children across Tennessee has led to the recovery of 150 missing children by the United States Marshals Service, Tennessee.... Read More

    Local Hometown Hero David Price Sponsors Walk for Children!

    Feb 24, 2021 at 08:37 am by WGNS

    (MURFREESBORO)  “The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce that local Hometown Hero David Price and Project One Four is the presenting sponsor of the&nb.... Read More

    UPDATE: Hometown Heroes Walk for Children April 30, 2021

    Feb 02, 2021 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

    (MURFREESBORO - UPDATE)  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children is an annual event to celebrate child abuse survivors.... Read More

    Supplies Needed for Special Kids Staff

    Jan 26, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

    Murfreesboro, TN -- As Special Kids staff continue to provide care within both their therapy and nursing centers to children with complex medical needs, organizational le.... Read More

    Tennessee county profiles provide benchmark for child well-being in pandemic recovery

    Jan 12, 2021 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

    Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth has released its County Profiles of Child Well-Being in Tennessee. At 8th, Rutherford County ranks among the top Tennessee.... Read More

    19 Days of Activism: Children and Domestic Violence in Rutherford County and Beyond

    Nov 11, 2020 at 08:42 pm by WGNS

    Murfreesboro, Tenn. – As many as 15 million children and adolescents witness domestic violence between their parents or caregivers every year. Domestic violence is the w.... Read More

    Fleet Feet Murfreesboro Announces Annual Frosty Fun Run

    Nov 05, 2020 at 09:37 am by WGNS

    The Annual Frosty Fun Run is nearing and will be held just in time to ensure that families who are less fortunate, have gifts for their children this Christmas.Due to the ongo.... Read More

    Tennessee Families Average 1.84 Kids

    Oct 20, 2020 at 11:00 am by WGNS

    The number of children per household has been steadily increasing for decades. At the same time, the cost of raising children has also been on the rise. As these trends extend.... Read More

    AMBER ALERT Cancelled--They were found!

    Oct 14, 2020 at 08:14 pm by WGNS

    An AMBER Alert was activated in Tennessee, but there is good news Thursday morning: the TBI reports that the two children and father were both located and are in custody.... Read More