Incident at Walter Hill Dam Under Investigation as Apparent Suicide

Dec 27, 2023 at 05:37 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO,  TN  - In a somber turn of events on Wednesday in the vicinity of the Walter Hill Dam in Murfreesboro, authorities are conducting an investigation into.... Read More

Suspect in Felony Case Takes His Own Life in Rutherford County

Jun 29, 2023 at 01:18 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD County, TN - Smyrna man took his own life while Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies tried to take him into custody on multiple felony warrants Wednesday nigh.... Read More

Man Reportedly Ran and Jumped to his Death at Nashville Airport

Jun 25, 2023 at 05:27 pm by WGNS News

  In Nashville, a 30-year-old man reportedly ran and jumped to his death outside the BNA Airport. Metro detectives are continuing their investigation into the suicide of.... Read More

House and Senate Members from Rutherford County Push for Medical Facilities to Better Update Bed Availability, Especially for Mental Health Treatment

May 30, 2023 at 06:06 pm by WGNS News

Hear this entire story in a snapshot in less than 2-minutes... RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – Mental health issues continue to grow among society and help for those who are bu.... Read More

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Murder and Alleged Suicide in Hendersonville, TN are Believed to be Tied Together

Mar 15, 2023 at 07:31 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A police standoff that took place on Candlewood Drive in Hendersonville, TN is believed to be tied to a dead body that was found inside a Murf.... Read More
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UPDATE: Investigation into Murder / Suicide Involving 2-Children and their Father in Murfreesboro

Jan 26, 2023 at 08:26 pm by WGNS News

  (Murfreesboro, TN) On February 25th, a 9-lap cruise around the Veterans Motorplex in Greenbrier, Tennessee will take place in memory of 11-year-old Sean LePore who was.... Read More

TN Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Celebrates Successful Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Jan 25, 2023 at 08:55 pm by WGNS News

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is releasing new data showing the response to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in the state.... Read More
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UPDATE: Man who Allegedly Murdered His Children in Murfreesboro Reportedly Killed his Wife in Alabama Approximately 2-Months Ago

Jan 19, 2023 at 07:28 pm by WGNS News

(Murfreesboro, TN) We now have more details about the murder of two children inside a Cason Lane home on Thursday and the suicide of their father. An undisclosed source told.... Read More

The intertwined complexity of drug addiction and trauma - mixed with illicit street drugs, fake pills and the recent COVID Pandemic

Jun 30, 2022 at 06:50 pm by WGNS

More and more deaths are being blamed on drug overdoes. Elliot Pinsly, President & CEO of the Behavioral Health Foundation, told WGNS NEWS... Unknowingly, users are buyi.... Read More

Suicide throughout Tennessee

May 20, 2022 at 11:52 am by WGNS

In Tennessee, suicide is the ninth leading cause of death overall. But you may be surprised when those numbers are broken down by age… That was Meghan Gwaltney, area D.... Read More

Action Line: Preventing Suicide and helping families impacted by suicide

May 20, 2022 at 09:08 am by WGNS

Today we were joined by Meghan Gwaltney, Area Director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The grassroots work they do focuses on eliminating the loss of life.... Read More

Prevent Suicide: Support Available to Help Tennesseans Cope

Dec 20, 2021 at 03:15 pm by WGNS

For some people, stress increases during the holiday season, leading to physical illness, depression, anxiety, and substance misuse. If you or a loved one experience a mental.... Read More

Study Examines Genetic Risk for Suicide Attempt

Nov 30, 2021 at 11:26 am by WGNS

Suicide attempt most often occurs in individuals diagnosed with a psychiatric illness. A new study reported in Biological Psychiatry identifies the first r.... Read More

Authorities Report Murder / Suicide in Coffee County

Oct 07, 2021 at 07:24 pm by WGNS

Authorities with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and the Coffee County District Attorney’s office are investigating what they believe to be a murder-suicide.... Read More

Local VA Hospitals kick off new video series to highlight assistance for Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month

Sep 08, 2021 at 11:26 am by WGNS

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is launching a new video series called “We’ve Got Your 6” each Wednesday during the month of September to spread awareness.... Read More

Suicides Rates Rise in Tennessee: Join Ascension Saint Thomas in Recognizing Suicide Awareness Week

Sep 07, 2021 at 10:16 am by WGNS

Suicide deaths in the U.S. are prevalent now more than ever. Tennessee’s suicide rate is the highest it has been in five years, according to the Tennessee Suicide Preven.... Read More

Man Takes His Life In Weekend Domestic

Jul 25, 2021 at 05:24 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Around 10:40PM Saturday (7/24/2021) night, police were called to a domestic disturbance at a duplex on the Old Lascassas Pike. It ended with a man taking.... Read More

Deaths of Camara Harris and Anthony Davis Investigated as Apparent Murder-Suicide

Apr 20, 2021 at 07:01 am by WGNS

What has been labeled a murder-suicide took place this past Friday just over the Rutherford County line in Antioch. The incident is being investigated by the Metro Nashville P.... Read More

RUTHERFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS: Youth Suicide Prevention Training for Parents

Apr 13, 2021 at 09:26 pm by WGNS

The Rutherford County Schools are teaming up with Trustpoint Hospital in Murfreesboro for an important seminar geared towards parents.The event will provide youth suicide prev.... Read More

UPDATE: Mother and Daughter Killed in Lebanon, TN, Allegedly by Estranged Husband

Apr 13, 2021 at 07:45 am by WGNS

WGNS has an update to the shooting that left two dead in nearby Lebanon, TN on Monday.The Lebanon Police Department has confirmed the identities of the victims as 31-year-old.... Read More