domestic violence

Collaborative Police Effort Leads to Arrest of Felon on Multiple Charges

Apr 22, 2024 at 03:11 pm by Chandelar Williams

Nashville, TN - Last night, an impressive joint effort between MNPD and collaborating agencies, including the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Mount Juliet Police.... Read More

High-Speed Chase in Murfreesboro on Monday Night

Apr 02, 2024 at 05:08 pm by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - A felon wanted on aggravated domestic assault charges was arrested after trying to evade Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies and attempt.... Read More

MTSU will host Family Violence Panel discussions open to the community

Feb 13, 2024 at 11:25 am by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Statistics for the prevalence of abuse and intimate partner violence are alarming  — 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men —.... Read More

100 Women Who Care - Rutherford County Empowers Local Non-Profits with Over $34,000 in 2023

Dec 13, 2023 at 01:01 am by WGNS News

Rutherford County's chapter of 100 Women Who Care is a dedicated force for positive change. They are thrilled to announce that they have generously donated over $34,000 in 202.... Read More

UPDATE: Murder Suspect Due in Court on November 3, 2023

Oct 16, 2023 at 11:32 am by WGNS News

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn.)  WGNS has an update on a murder case that involves a man accused of killing his wife two years ago. Reports indicate the case will be before.... Read More

Smyrna Race Honors Two Local Residents Who Were Killed by Domestic Violence

Oct 12, 2023 at 09:25 pm by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – The North Rutherford Family YMCA in Smyrna will host its annual Lambert - Dillard race this Saturday, October 14. The event ser.... Read More

Registration open for family violence panels with local professionals

Mar 14, 2023 at 03:07 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — As an assistant professor of Child Development and Family Studies, Rebecca Oldham wanted to offer her students and the larger c.... Read More

Suspect Charged in Wife's Murder Scheduled to Appear in Court Next Month in Rutherford County

Oct 25, 2022 at 07:05 am by WGNS News

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn.)  A man accused of killing his wife on September 27th of last year will appear in court this November for a preliminary hearing. Rutherford Cou.... Read More

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

Sep 30, 2022 at 03:53 pm by WGNS News

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Secretary of State Tre Hargett reminds Tennesseans about Safe at Home, the free statewide address confidentiality program for anyone.... Read More

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program Protects Victims of Sexual Assault

Apr 01, 2022 at 07:14 am by WGNS

At the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Secretary of State Tre Hargett encourages anyone who has experienced sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking or domesti.... Read More

MTSU center partners with domestic violence center to collect new bras to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 11, 2021 at 10:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Join the observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating to the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students’ bra.... Read More

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

Sep 30, 2021 at 09:16 am by WGNS

At the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Secretary of State Tre Hargett reminds Tennesseans about Safe at Home, the free statewide address confidentiality progra.... Read More

UPDATE: New laws combatting human trafficking and aiding victims of domestic abuse and rape went into effect this past week

Jul 05, 2021 at 11:15 am by WGNS

UPDATE: Major legislation combatting human trafficking and strengthening protections for victims of rape and domestic violence are among 203 new laws that became effective lat.... Read More

Rutherford County Welcomes Green as New Domestic Violence Coordinator

Jun 08, 2021 at 02:57 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Sarahi Green was recently named Rutherford County’s new Domestic Violence Coordinator.A Motlow State Community College alum with a major in s.... Read More

Secretary of State Launches Protect Your Address. Protect Yourself. Campaign for National Stalking Awareness and Human Trafficking Prevention Months

Jan 04, 2021 at 10:23 am by WGNS

In time for National Stalking Awareness Month and National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, which are recognized each January, the Secretary of State’s of.... Read More

Trees of Hope: You can be the reason someone has hope this holiday season

Dec 07, 2020 at 11:15 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Trees of Hope, the newest spin on an Angel Tree, are now spread across town. These 2ft tall, mini Christmas Trees showcase purple and teal orn.... 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

Suspect's Children Witness Domestic Violence Arrest of Mom in the Middle of a Busy Smyrna, TN Intersection

Aug 25, 2020 at 10:23 am by WGNS

Smyrna Police were recently called to a domestic violence incident that involved an armed suspect at the intersection of Old Nashville Highway and West Sam Ridley Parkway. App.... Read More

Appeal filed in Rutherford County Rape Case where Victim was Murdered 1 Week After her Testimony

Jul 15, 2020 at 09:15 am by WGNS News

The Tennessee Appeals Court in Nashville will hear a Rutherford County case over a live internet stream this week.The case deals with an appeal that focuses on the admissibili.... Read More