A backpack containing several mortar rounds and a training hand grenade was found by the dumpster at Ashwood Cove apartment complex this morning, according Murfreesboro Police spokesman Kyle Evans.
A first-degree murder charge against the man accused of robbing and killing Smyrna resident Kimberly Allen has been bound over to a Rutherford County grand jury.
Two Demo Plus Inc. subcontractors performing demolition work on the back side of the Smyrna Nissan plant were injured when the aging coal plant structure they were cutting apart collapsed, throwing them to the ground with the debris.
Mayor Mary Esther Reed and the Smyrna Town Council unanimously approved the Lowry Street Revitalization Overlay Plan at Tuesday night's meeting.
Stick a fork in March 14.
Food trucks have been scattering, smothering and covering the streets of Nashville, and now Murfreesboro, for several years now, but they have been less common in Smyrna.
The lobby of Smyrna Town Hall was packed to the doors with the Brown's Chapel Elementary School Science Fair on display, prior to the Feb. 23 Town Council Workshop meeting.
"The storm picked the boat up, it slammed it down, and it slammed us to the ground. We were trying to hang on to each other," said Smyrna's Regina Layton about last week's EF-1 tornado that hit Antioch's Four Corners Marina.
A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend Tuesday was charged with murder, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Wednesday.
Four years after Amanda Lane Woodall's death, her childhood abuser pleads guilty to murder.
During this morning's severe weather an armed robbery occurred in the Cedar Glen Mobile Home Park at Fergus and Sand Hill Road.
P.A.W.S. pups find fur-ever families at Smyrna bark park.
Two people were wounded by gunshots at Rogers Park in Murfreesboro this afternoon.
A TBI investigation resulted in the arrest of a Gainesboro man charged with impersonating an agent.
Edward K. Vanepps was arrested Tuesday for solicitation of a minor and attempt to commit child rape.
A Murfreesboro man was shot in the leg by thieves who broke into his car, according to a police report.
Two suspects accused of loading a gun safe onto a victim's truck and stealing both the safe and truck were charged by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detectives.
Fitzhugh not looking in the rear view as he drives sheriff's office forward.
William Brace, 62, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the death of Espy, whose beaten and bloody body was found Feb. 23, 2015, in rural Bedford County. She had been choked to death.
The Smyrna Town council met Tuesday and backyard chickens were once again on the agenda, as well as authorization to apply for a $2 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Local Interstate Connector Program.
A Murfreesboro firefighter is under investigation by state authorities for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor and possessing illicit images, officials said Thursday.
Governor Bill Haslam traveled to Smyrna Thursday to share a meal, tour the brand new Smyrna campus of Tennessee College of Applied Technology and praise those involved in TCAT's creation.
Prices at the pump may rise to fund roads.
Melinda Boisseau, 37, of Murfreesboro, was sentenced on Jan. 19, 2017, to two years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for filing false tax returns in the names of other individuals, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
A Rutherford County man has been charged with killing two people and seriously injuring another in Cannon County last weekend, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
College needs space to accommodate growing student body.
Our state is riddled with prescription drug abuse.
Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last week, closing schools Friday and Monday, MTSU Friday afternoon and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.
But he also trained actual Top Gun pilots - by 'dogfighting' them.
The Linebaugh Main Branch will host their 13th annual reading program from Jan. 22 through March 4. Smyrna Public Library begins their Walter King Hoover Reading Program on Jan. 20. It will also run through March 4.
Rutherford County received its first snow of the year last night and this morning, closing schools for the day and MTSU for the afternoon, and creating hazardous, icy roadway conditions.
Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.
Parishioners in Smyrna will enjoy Mass in a new church building this year. Construction was recently completed on St. Luke Catholic Church, located at 10682 Old Nashville Highway.
Dec. 27 Murfreesboro Police detectives served an arrest warrant on Danny Holmes Jr. for the murder of Cesar Lopez-Flores. A search warrant was also served at Holmes' West Main Street apartment.
The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS recently held food drives for the hungry in their service area.
An altercation on West Castle Street led to a deadly shooting this afternoon.
The winning ticket, worth $100,000, was purchased at Smyrna Liquors on Almaville Road.
Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, have arrested and charged a Murfreesboro man in connection to a homicide earlier this month in the Shelbyville area.
he holidays are even brighter for a Tennessee Lottery player in Smyrna, who won $100,000 from last night's Powerball drawing.
An alleged female victim reported she was kidnapped earlier in the night by several suspects in Bedford County, assaulted and directed to take the suspects to the home ofCesar Lopez-Flores, who was shot and killed.
"Friends don't let friends text and drive." - A wisely worded bumper sticker
Since 1992 Wreaths Across America has honored the sacrifice of military veterans at national cemeteries across the United States by laying memorial wreaths on the graves of veterans.
A Circuit Court jury convicted Dewey "Butch" Abbott of second-degree murder Friday in the July 22, 2015 shooting death of Jesse Sliepenbeek, a verdict that could force the defendant to spend at least 15 years in prison.
Former county attorney will also serve two years probation, nine months home confinement
With Middle Point Landfill's capacity projected at eight years, the advisory committee is being formed to consider new methods for handling long-term solid waste needs across the county.
DNA results are still pending, but detectives have identified the body found Thursday as Francisca Gomez-Cordero, reported missing earlier this week.
Last Thursday Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit arrested a 31-year-old Houston, Texas woman for the murder of her boyfriend in 2007, a detective supervisor says.
The Tennessee Corrections Institute Board of Control decertified the Rutherford County jail last week after it failed a follow-up November inspection, a decision that increases the county's liability in cases dealing with the treatment of inmates.
A Murfreesboro woman accused of stealing investors' money is being fined $50,000 and barred from securities work in Tennessee, according to the state Department of Commerce and Insurance.
Anyone with information in this case should call Murfreesboro Police immediately at (615) 893-1311. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867).
Migdalia Freyre (aka Mig Christian) permanently barred, fined $50,000.
Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.
A twice-convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual battery of a high school student he incapacitated four years ago
Luffman keeps sharp-shooting alive - just like he preserves state's legacy.
School Resource Officers have not identified the student who made "inappropriate comments" about Stewarts Creek High School but the found no actual threat was made, an SRO captain said.
A former Murfreesboro Police SWAT unit leader received an 18-year prison sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to child porn charges.
At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we encourage traditions of giving because we know that without generous donations from our donors, someone will not be fed this holiday season.
Anna Yocca, 32, was indicted by the November grand jury on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon, attempted procurement of a miscarriage and attempted criminal abortion, all felonies, according to Circuit Court records.
Police in La Vergne are investigating a shooting that injured one man yesterday and caused an auto accident.
About $134,400 worth of high grade marijuana and eight firearms were confiscated from a La Vergne resident after a search warrant was served last week at his home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's narcotics supervisor said Monday.
Identity of the person who fired several rounds into two churches and damaged the buildings from Sunday through Wednesday are sought by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.
'Bias-motivated' crime reported against local couple.
The founder of Operation Adopt a Hero, a nonprofit agency set up to help veterans, is charged with multiple counts of rape in connection with a July incident in which he allegedly gave the victim alcohol and then sexually assaulted her.
Republicans rolled to victory in Rutherford County, sweeping state legislative seats.
'I wish voters had this type of urgency to vote for all elections,' said Farley.
Riverdale teacher wants to offer 'another answer.'
Thursday, Oct. 27 Alexandro Antoine, 24, of Greenland Drive was charged with two counts each of aggravated robbery and theft under $500
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Don't miss these spooky activities in Rutherford County.
Early voting off to a great start.
A day after he resigned as county attorney and six months after leaving Pinnacle Financial Partners' board of directors, Jim Cope pleaded guilty to insider trading charges filed by U.S. attorneys amid allegations he made one buy in the midst of a bank board meeting.
A former Subway employee is accused of breaking into four of the Rutherford County restaurants as well as Go USA Fun Park this month.
A wanted convicted felon faces attempted murder charges of two Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies after he allegedly fired several rounds at them before they arrested him Tuesday afternoon, said Chief Deputy Randy Garrett.
A year after her husband was gunned down at Mona Boat Ramp, Janet Hawkins holds out hope investigators will find his killer.
She also tells the stories that connect us with each other.
Rutherford County Schools suspended an elementary teacher at Eagleville School for allegedly stealing prescription medicine from the nurse's office, the school system reported.
A judge refused to suppress a murder defendant's statement to TBI agents that he killed an elderly woman in 2015 when he "just snapped" and choked her to death before dumping her naked body in Bedford County.
Ginny Williams helped defy leukemia, runs store, gives back to her community.
U.S. attorneys want indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold's bond revoked and for him to be detained before a scheduled Feb. 7, 2017, trial for an alleged domestic incident involving his wife.
He's lived 89 years, been wed 67, had the same phone number for 58.
A juvenile was arrested on aggravated assault, false report and reckless endangerment charges in connection with last week's wreck and shooting in La Vergne.
Convict in unrelated case also to request new trial.
Pet-friendly shopping in Rutherford County.
Smyrna's football team will go right back into rivalry mode on Friday night when it plays at Stewarts Creek in the Kia of Murfreesboro Game of the Week.
Former Smyrna Mayor Bob Spivey passed away August 17, 2016.
The Smyrna Town Council meeting was held at the Council Chambers, 315 Lowry Street, on Tuesday, August 9 at 5 p.m.
Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the Jefferson Pike Market clerk about 8:20 p.m. Monday night on Jefferson Pike.
A thief or thieves stole a Rutherford County Sheriff's semi-automatic patrol rifle while secured in an off-duty deputy's marked patrol vehicle over the weekend, the Sheriff's Office reported.
Murder defendant Reggie Bowling told police he killed a man after a night of drinking when he "disrespected" him and flirted with his girlfriend, according to court testimony.
For the past five years, Family Staffing Solutions has honored Rutherford County residents age 100 or older with a celebration and induction into the Century Club of Rutherford County.
National Night Out is an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors, law enforcement officers, public officials and other community service providers in an informal setting with the goal of increasing communication about crime prevention.
Mildred Parker says she hasn't stopped crying since her daughter, Jessica Miranda Campos, was killed in a high-speed pursuit June 24.
"This is the part we get excited about... this evening we start getting into the vision of what we want to start happening and the tools we can use to get there," said Guenther.
He went on to explain that downtown Smyrna is a depot district in need of expansion.
Video from a Rutherford County Sheriff's officer's vehicle shows a black Escalade allegedly stolen by Gareion Simmons speeding in the wrong lane on I-24 and nearly hitting two officers in the median before crashing into two vehicles and killing a young woman on South Church Street.
Information contained on the cellphones of murder defendant Brandon Bowling and victim Heather Nicole Maples is being placed under seal until the evidence is introduced at trial.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. July 24 the Quick Stop at 561B Nissan Boulevard was robbed.
Smyrna Police needs the public's help finding a hit-and-run driver involved in a Sunday night crash that killed a woman driving a scooter on South Lowry Street.
How student sex crimes affect school safety.
A car chase across county lines June 24 resulted in one fatality and multiple injuries in Murfreesboro, including injuries sustained by a young child.
Café, workshop reflect her dedication and creativity.
An arrest warrant has been issued by the Rutherford County Grand Jury for Quantavios Dance for giving false information to law enforcement (TCA 39-16-501).
"This is pretty intense. I didn't expect it to be this intense," said first-time Smyrna air show visitor Donald Miltenberger of Murfreesboro, gazing into the sky beside his son Michael, 9, at the spectators' fence.
"Just after three o'clock today we received a call from dispatch that there had been an accident involving a plane," Smyrna City Manager Harry Gill told press Thursday afternoon. "It was in fact a Blue Angel that went down, and there was one fatality."
Related case to move forward, says DA
Murfreesboro residents are trying to come to grips with the stabbing death of former City Councilwoman Mary Huhta and the arrest of her husband, Jim, who is charged with killing her in an apparent moment of despair at their Florida condominium.
A Navy Blue Angels jet doing maneuvers in advance of this weekend's Great Tennessee Air Show has crashed in a field off Weakley Lane and Sam Ridley near Smyrna Airport, LaVergne Police reported.
At least three of 10 elementary-age children arrested last month, including some handcuffed at Hobgood Elementary School, are connected to a separate case in which four boys, ages 10-11, are charged with raping a girl, according to a source The Post has chosen not to name.
Meeting Eisenhower, liberating a Nazi camp, D-Day and much more.
The Criminal Investigation Division is seeking information regarding the identity of this individual.
A student at LaVergne Middle School is accused of making electronic threats toward another student.
Burglars accused of stealing about $150,000 worth of stolen property face burglary charges in four counties, a Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detective said Thursday.
Widow Janet Hawkins seeks justice for her husband, Gregg, who was killed Oct. 16 while fishing with his daughter at Mona Boat Ramp.
Ellis charged with first-degree murder in death of Kimberly Allen
Smyrna Police have arrested a man for privacy violations in connection with photos and video footage of females taken inside restrooms at Volunteer Park on 8th Avenue.
March 31 at approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singh Bar and Restaurant in reference to a shooting.
Smyrna Police have issued a description of a man believed to be involved in a shooting that critically injured a man in the parking lot of Singh Bar and Restaurant early Thursday.
At approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singha Bar and Grill at the corner of Sam Ridley Parkway and Weakley Lane in reference to a shooting.
NASHVILLE-- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Steel Technologies LLC officials announced today the company will build a new 83,000 square foot facility in Smyrna. Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.
One person believed to be involved in an attempted burglary at Smyrna Pawn and Gun was killed in a crash when police chased the suspects' vehicle early Monday morning.
On Friday, March 25, Smyrna Police responded to 230 Branch Trail in reference to a deceased female, Kimberly Allen, age 45, located inside of the home.
Police are investigating a homicide early Friday morning at The Vie apartments on Wenlon Drive.
A Murfreesboro Police detective testified Tuesday a murder defendant didn't kill his victim in self-defense during a February drug deal.
A teenager expelled from Riverdale High School for having a gun on campus has been charged in connection with a Monday shooting stemming from an argument with a student, according to reports.
TBI continues routine investigation; officer remains on leave
According to a press release from the Murfreesboro Police Department, officers were called to Regal Inn on South Church Street at 7:11 p.m. regarding a domestic violence situation, where they found a man threatening the three children in his car with a firearm.
Deputies foiled an attempted escape plot by two inmates early Sunday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Police are looking for a man who robbed SunTrust Bank on Greenland Drive this afternoon.
Criminal simulation and conspiracy charges against seven Cuban nationals accused of running a credit-card fraud ring were bound over to the grand jury Monday.
"It startled me for my kids' sake and my wife's sake," said Sheriff Robert Arnold at today's press conference.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Fire Marshal's Office arrested a 17 year old juvenile Saturday in connection with five set fires in Murfreesboro during the month of February.
Charles Warner was found guilty today of killing Emad Al Azraki by slashing his throat and dumping his body in Lytle Creek in May 2014.
Prosecutors began setting the scene of a murder Monday as the trial opened for Charles Warner, who is charged with killing Emad Al Azraki and dumping his body in Lytle Creek in early May 2014.
Convicted murderer Jewell Moses Bess's prison sentence for killing his wife in 1986 will run consecutively to a sentence he completed in 2013 for raping his daughter, a Circuit Court judge ruled.
Murfreesboro Police, TBI and DEA arrest 2 Colorado women.
Deputies located two suspects who went on a crime spree by stealing two vehicles, leading a sergeant on a pursuit and burning a truck Thursday morning, Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies said.
The police have a lead on last weekend's theft at the Salvation Army storage unit in La Vernge.
A victim reported someone used her debit card number to make purchases.
Thieves stole an estimated $10,000 in merchandise from the Salvation Army's warehouse in La Vergne, where it was stored after the agency's building sustained storm damage last summer, the agency reported.
A suspect wanted in a Saturday night drug-deal shooting at a Rutherford County Sheriff deputy's Smyrna home was found dead Sunday in a Nashville driveway, police reported.
Law enforcement officials closed a case of alleged sexual assault after failing to find evidence supporting the purported victim's story, according to Murfreesboro Police.
Callers representing themselves as Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies are threatening residents by telling them they must pay for missing jury duty or civil warrants, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
A woman who attempted to perform an abortion with a coat hanger six months into her pregnancy has been indicted on a first-degree attempted murder charge, Murfreesboro Police reported.
Flipped truck on I-24 produces gridlock in the 'Boro.
Long-time convict Darrell Wayne Lambert pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated robbery of Lascassas Drug Store and was sentenced to 15 years at 85 percent.
Three men, one of whom was shot, are being charged with trying to rob two men who drove here from Alabama for a stereo sales transaction, Murfreesboro Police reported.
Wearing T-shirts saying "Justice for Gregg," the family of slain fisherman Gregg Hawkins offered a $40,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest of his killer.
With an arrest "imminent" in the disappearance of teenager China Videon 16 years ago, friends and family lit candles to mark her birthday.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a Murfreesboro Police sergeant Monday and charged him in connection with an ongoing child pornography investigation.
Murfreesboro Police arrested three people and seized a large cache of drugs Monday at Bradyville Pike.
A Murfreesboro resident is mourning the loss of her dog, who was fatally shot by an unknown assailant with a bow and arrow.
Police are investigating a shooting just before noon today in the middle of town that hospitalized one person.
The Johns-King House was built in 1807 and has long been recognized as a local landmark.
The suspects then entered the office and stole a safe.
Prescriptions for medical marijuana and about 2-1/2 pounds of marijuana and hash were recovered during a traffic stop last week on Interstate 24, said a Rutherford County Sheriff's Interstate Crime Enforcement Unit supervisor.
Two cousins convicted in a murder-for-hire plot were sentenced to 15 years each in prison.
A Smyrna man is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor involving a girl who committed suicide in early September, according to La Vergne Police.
Burglars broke into two business and several homes during the past week.
Tyler Hubbard has been charged with especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, following an investigation into the death of 14-year old Sherokee Harriman.
A fisherman was shot to death Friday at Mona boat ramp north of Murfreesboro, according to Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
A fisherman who might have interrupted a crime was shot to death Friday at Mona boat ramp north of Murfreesboro, according to Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Freda Fowler's quiet life on North Maney Avenue turned into a nightmare Tuesday when men invaded her home, held her head under pillow and demanded drugs before robbing her.
A man charged with killing a former friend netted a 20-year sentence on murder and aggravated assault convictions in Circuit Court, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Indictments were filed against a former Siegel Middle School volleyball coach after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 16-year-old student at another school, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Monday.
A man previously convicted twice on sex offenses against 16-year-old girls was indicted on additional sexual offenses, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Thursday.
No one suffered injuries when a man allegedly fired three rounds into a group of adults and children Tuesday outside a Keystone Drive home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Wednesday.
Three suspects were charged with making methamphetamine while Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies were searching for burglary suspect earlier this month, a deputy said.
Police are investigating two robberies that took place Thursday within two hours of each other on different sections of Rutherford Boulevard.
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Murfreesboro man in connection to an ongoing child pornography investigation.
No one suffered injuries when two suspects allegedly fired a pellet rifle near spectators watching a girls' soccer game Thursday evening outside a Riverdale High School, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
One of several suspects wanted by the U.S. Secret Service for $2 million in fraudulent purchases was apprehended Monday on Interstate 24 by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office's Interstate Crime Enforcement Unit, a supervisor said.
He is accused of entering a faculty member's office about 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 at Tennessee College of Applied Technology and removing a wallet from a purse.
A man killed during a July 22 confrontation at Kings Crossing apartments was unarmed and did nothing to justify being shot three times, his ex-girlfriend testified Monday.
The Smyrna Bulldogs continued their dominance over La Vergne on Friday night, as their defense come up big in the fourth quarter to preserve a 16-13 victory.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Murfreesboro man in an undercover investigation for allegedly trying to find a teenage girl via the Internet for sexual purposes.
A Circuit Court jury found two men guilty today in a murder-for-hire plot involving one of the men's wife, who was supposed to be killed just days after he took out a $6 million life insurance policy on her.
The suspect in these photos is believed to be responsible for several burglaries to autos and vending machines.
Three suspects were charged with credit card fraud after they allegedly possessed fake gift cards and credit cards during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County.
The investigation is underway in a double vehicle fire that occurred at Summit Townhomes apartment complex last week.
Topre America, a Japanese-owned automotive supplier, is set to invest $53.8 million in a Smyrna facility and create 105 jobs to serve the Nissan plant.
SMYRNA - Nissan unveiled its eighth-generation 2015 Maxima Tuesday with the TSU marching band playing, technicians cheering and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hailing the plant's impact on Tennessee after he helped bring it here more than three decades ago.
MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Maj. Bill Sharp sent dozens of emails to and from his sheriff's office account for a year and a half to operate a private training and consulting company - many of them for sheriff's-sponsored events.
Smyrna Police paid $1,300 in 2014 to Rutherford County Sheriff's Maj. Bill Sharp's private company for officer training at a sheriff's-sponsored seminar at the county's Emergency Management Agency building, records show.
LA VERGNE -- At 10:35 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, the La Vergne Police Department received a 911 call about a robbery in progress at Discount Tobacco and Beer, located at 5499 Murfreesboro Road
A Readyville man arrested in connection with stabbings at a March 22 bonfire north of Smyrna faces an attempted murder charge, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office reported.
NASHVILLE - Tennessee, Smyrna and Nissan officials unveiled plans today for a $160 million supplier park to be built at the automotive manufacturer's assembly plant with designs on creating more than 1,000 jobs.
Smyrna Police apprehended a suspect wanted in connection with a March 14 shooting and filed a litany of charges against him involving drugs and weapons.
A Mt. Juliet woman was killed and two other people injured in a Thursday night crash when her car broke down on Sam Ridley Parkway, police reported.
SMYRNA - The Town Council is putting new restrictions on lending businesses to stop them from bunching up and potentially causing a negative impact on property values, officials say.
Riverdale's girls basketball coach Cory Barrett, already suspended for next season, has resigned his position with the school.
Smyrna's Town Council is prepared to put new restrictions on lending businesses in response to community concerns that they could have a negative impact on property values, officials say.
Director of Schools Don Odom has suspended both head coaches of the Smyrna and Riverdale girls basketball programs from their coaching duties for the remainder of the current school year and the entire 2015-2016 school year. Their potential for coaching after the 2015-2016 school year will be evaluated annually.
MURFREESBORO - Vice unit detectives working with TBI and Franklin Police served search warrants at two businesses and an apartment in connection with pending prostitution charges, police reported.
Riverdale and Smyrna girls basketball teams have been removed from the Region 4AAA tournament. The ruling came from the TSSAA after both teams tried to throw the district tournament consolation game.
A Smyrna man was killed and two other people were injured Tuesday night in a head-on collision on Nissan Drive, Smyrna Police reported.
A Smyrna woman purported to be an adult entertainer has been indicted and arrested in connection with the death of her infant son who died of starvation and dehydration 10 months ago.
Aggravated robbery and felony evading arrest charges are pending against a man who allegedly fired a round into the Lascassas Drug Store ceiling and robbed the pharmacy Thursday, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Violent crimes dropped 5.4 percent last year in Rutherford County, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Smyrna leaders say construction of a Rocky Fork Road interchange at I-24 is vital to the town's economy and traffic flow.
Smyrna leaders are trying to thaw out the widening of West Jefferson Pike, a major road project that is designed to improve safety and bolster economic development but still awaits construction funding.
Rutherford County Schools has been notified by the Tennessee Department of Health that a student at Smyrna High School has tested positive for active tuberculosis.
The Smyrna Police Department announced Thursday, with the support of the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Smyrna and the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers, they are offering a $6,000 reward for any information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of Danny Wright.
Murfreesboro Police officers responded to 2913 Meadowhill Dr. around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a grenade found near a creek in the area.
A man charged with first-degree murder in a June 2013 shooting death in La Vergne pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday in Circuit Court.
Construction is set to start this month on a $35 million Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna, a partnership for training Nissan workers and Tennessee students, officials confirmed.
Shooting victim Wendy Whittemore wept on the stand Tuesday (Nov. 25) as she described how Justin Odom, someone she raised like a son, shot her daughter's boyfriend in the head, then turned the gun on her in an August incident fueled by methamphetamine in eastern Rutherford County.
Murfreesboro insurance executive Ed Netherland, a 1972 graduate of old Central High School, was killed this week by a blow to the head at his St. John rental home in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the police confirmed Thursday.
A man who plead guilty to second degree murder and attempted first degree murder before Judge David Bragg in Rutherford County wants to be heard again.
A man indicted for first-degree murder in a fight over drugs pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday in Circuit Court.
An apparent road rage situation led to one driver suffering a stab wound to his abdomen and a suspect arrested on an attempted murder charge Friday, a Rutherford County Sheriff's supervisor said.
Deputies identified and arrested a suspect in an armed robbery who was booked in jail less than two hours after the hold-up occurred Saturday, a Rutherford County Sheriff's supervisor said.
Smyrna's mayoral race is pitting one of the town's political veterans against a relative newcomer.
Longtime Smyrna Lions Club members Don Young and Ed Garner are busy harvesting beans in preparation for this Fall's Friday annual Bean Dinner (Friday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) that benefits the Smyrna Senior Citizen Center and the club's Sight Conservation Program.
Thump, thump. Thump, thump. Thump, thump. I could hear my heartbeat in my ears as I sat buckled in my seat ready for the ride of a lifetime.
The Tennessee Supreme Court denied an appeal from the man convicted of kidnapping, beating and robbing an elderly Eagleville couple just after Christmas in 2009.
The Tennessee Supreme Court denied an appeal by the woman convicted in the stabbing death of an MTSU Lady Raiders basketball player, but her attorney plans to keep trying to push the case to the nation’s highest court.
Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete, LLC., a concrete manufacturer, announced today the acquisition of Metro Ready Mix, a Nashville (Tennessee) based concrete manufacturer and construction materials company.
A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has revealed a former bookkeeper at Rutherford County’s Holloway Night School stole at least $15,875. Comptroller investigators worked in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on this case.
Campaign sign theft charges against Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan have been dismissed, according to General Sessions Court information.
Murfreesboro Police are trying to identify a man who allegedly harassed a woman Sunday in the Stones River Mall parking lot.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Smyrna, man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor in Jackson County.
A woman charged with first-degree murder in the 1979 shooting death of her roommate has pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in Circuit Court.
Federal-Mogul officials announced this week the company will invest $6.2 million to expand its current distribution facility in Smyrna and create 135 new jobs in Rutherford County.
Construction continues on Smyrna Housing Authority’s new $6.25 million complex for senior housing known as Stewarts Creek Manor at 11263 Old Nashville Highway.
Circuit Court Judge David Bragg appointed a local attorney to represent one of the defendants in the Walmart double-murder case today after the public defender’s office bowed out of the matter.
A 4-year-old boy accidentally drowned during a birthday party Saturday at a Rutherford County home, sheriff’s officers said.
Smyrna Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 109 Kings Rd in Smyrna at approximately 7 Thursday morning.
Smyrna Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 109 Kings Road in Smyrna at approximately 7:00 Thursday morning.
What if Loretta Lynn had written about a coal miner’s son instead of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – a song she penned and performed in 1970 that helped launch her to international stardom as a country music singer?
On July 10 at approximately 4:30 p.m., an unidentified male unlawfully entered a woman’s vehicle that was parked in the Kroger parking lot on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
How do you think “Chicken Pike” got its name? When Smyrna was truly a small town with less than 2,000 residents in the 1930s, trains stopped here at least two times daily.
A 29-year old man from Indianapolis is facing criminal charges in Murfreesboro. The suspect, Stephen Michael Schott, allegedly had a sexual encounter with a juvenile and another male of an unknown age while visiting Rutherford County.
MTSU was the presenting sponsor for the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels precision flight team. And about 25 faculty and students worked a display tent about the Aerospace Department that featured two training aircraft. The air show continues Sunday.
The Town of Smyrna in conjunction with Carpe Artista and SIMA announces the Simply Smyrna Celebration. This family friendly summer festival will take place Friday June 13th from 5pm -10pm and will be the official kickoff celebration for the Town of Smyrna’s revitalization project.
Two Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives received advanced training after completing a 10-week training at the National Forensic Academy in Knoxville. Detectives Steve Brown and Richard Brinkley were two of 24 students nationwide who learned overall proper crime scene management.
On May 13, 2014 several vehicles were burglarized in the area of 225 John R. Rice Boulevard. Shortly after the burglaries, two (2) suspects used at least one of the credit cards stolen from the vehicles to make fraudulent purchases at Walmart on Old Fort Parkway.
On May 29, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. Mattie Tulloss of Antioch, TN came into the Police Department lobby to report that she had been kidnapped at gunpoint in the K-Mart parking lot on NW Broad Street around 12:00 p.m. She reported that she was forced to drive to the SunTrust Bank on Heritage Park Drive and withdraw $8,000 in cash.
The Supreme Court of Tennessee said no to a new trial for a man convicted in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of especially aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. Rafael Antonio Bush was sentenced to 22-years behind bars in 2005 and claims that he received ineffective assistance from counsel at trial.
A Clydeway Drive man reported to Murfreesboro Police someone robbed him of more than $2,200 and other items just after 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 11.
The woman motorist who is accused of hitting Clifton Braunwalder and his mother Sondra was released from jail after posting bond early Friday morning, by mid-morning, she was back behind bars on new charges.
Tina L. Wilson, 33, was originally charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, but shortly after posting bond, State Troopers filed a warrant charging her with vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault. According to the Booking Department at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, she is being held without bond.
Charges against two men arrested in connection with a September 2013 robbery and shooting on Mt. Tabor Road in Christiana have been bound over to the grand jury.
Information is needed about an armed suspect and a companion who robbed the Dollar General store Sunday night at 2706 Lascassas Pike, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.
Two tractor-trailer drivers escaped serious injury when rocks crashed through the windshields of their trucks about 1 a.m. Feb. 18 on Interstate 24 near the Ridley Earp overpass, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.
Crime dramatically dropped by 20 percent in Rutherford County from 2012-2013 while Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives cleared 43 percent of all reported crimes, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
A suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money following an armed robbery of the Southeast Financial Credit Union, located at 325 Waldron Road in La Vergne Thursday.
Two Murfreesboro restaurants in Murfreesboro were broken into this week. However, the two burglaries may not be related.
Authorities are requesting the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at GameStop in Smyrna.
How do pedophiles find their way into the teaching profession?
At age 18, Breanna Haskins is a veteran international Christian missionary.
Veteran law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced Tuesday he has decided to enter the race for Rutherford County sheriff as an independent candidate.
An unidentified suspect allegedly snatched a purse from a woman Monday as she was walking in the parking lot of Raider’s Ridge Apartments -- all while a group of men stood by and watched the incident unfold.
Two soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment were each recently selected as Warrior of the Year.
Police have released the names of two men who were killed Wednesday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Old Fort Parkway.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently informed Motlow State Community College of its approval of its Fifth-Year Interim Report.
Nearly $500 worth of tools and lawn equipment was reportedly stolen early Monday from a shed behind a Sherrill Boulevard residence in the Meadow Green subdivision.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Springhouse Theatre Company, located at 14119 Old Nashville Highway, will present Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice," beginning next month.
Men found dead in Wal-Mart parking lot
Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.
Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a felony theft at Wal-Mart.
Public safety personnel crucial as region grows
Crews have started preliminary construction work for the new bridge overpass at the Memorial Boulevard and Northwest Broad Street intersection.
The top bowlers in the state came to the Smyrna Bowling Center on Thursday and Friday for the 2014 TSSAA State Bowling Championship.
Bill Kennedy, a former Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employee, recently announced his candidacy for sheriff.
The overall crime rate in Murfreesboro continued to improve in 2013, falling by a solid 2 percent due to a reduction in violent offenses, according to new data released by city officials.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has announced he will seek re-election during the Republican Party primary slated for May.
Law enforcement officials are still trying to determine the identity of the male suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that left two men injured Saturday at University Ridge Apartments.
Students drawn to banners in support of university campaign
Marvin Wagster recently joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center as the new administrative director of laboratory services, company officials announced Monday.
Detectives are continuing their investigation into whether a Florida woman was raped while attending a New Year’s Eve party in the 1300 block of North Rutherford Boulevard.
All charges against a retired accountant accused of mismanaging nearly $1 million in retirement funds have been dismissed following the death of the alleged victim in the case.
Authorities have identified the victim murdered Thursday by a man who allegedly killed himself moments after shooting her to death inside a Village Lake Drive residence.
Authorities are continuing their investigation into a recent string of car burglaries in the Spring Lake subdivision, located off Florence Road near the Blackman community.
The world’s oldest profession just might be in for some new legal wrangling.
Team makes practice run at Smyrna Airport
Choppers could be cut from Army's inventory
Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit
Carpe Artista is now accepting registrations for its third annual rock ‘n’ roll camp for adults, Jukebox Hero.
A 54-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of selling marijuana out of his Palmer Drive house.
Two juvenile girls have been arrested in connection with several fires that were allegedly set on purpose in the area of Agri Park Drive on Christmas Day.
Authorities have named a second suspect wanted in connection with the December 2013 shooting that injured one person outside of Deerfield Inn just a few days before Christmas.
A Smyrna man has been arrested in connection with the December 2013 shooting that injured one person outside of Deerfield Inn just days before Christmas.
The new year seems like a good time to reflect.
An unidentified suspect allegedly attacked and robbed a Murfreesboro deliveryman Sunday on Wenlon Drive near Burnwood Trailer Park.
A woman is facing two counts of theft charges after she allegedly participated in a gift card scheme to defraud Wal-Mart.
Officer Ricky Haley from the Murfreesboro Police Department was recently honored with an Officer of the Year award from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
The former Tennessee Titans cheerleader who is on probation for allegedly fondling a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after failing a drug test.
Allstate Insurance Company continues is expanding with the addition of the Thomas Insurance Group to its agency force in Rutherford County.
Motive still unknown in fatal shooting
Detectives are looking for a North Carolina man who allegedly cashed two stolen checks valued at $9,000 from Rutherford County residents.
Joseph Petno, an agent with Exit Realty of the South was recently honored with the coveted Silver Award by Exit Realty Corp. International.
Sheriff's Office launches homicide investigation
Two campers worth $34,000 with attached toy haulers for loading equipment were stolen within the past two months from owners in Rutherford County.
The Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has collected more than $1 million in fees and court costs since establishing a collections division, as of the end of October.
In a move designed to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan recently announced a number of leadership changes.
A definition for the word “bully” is a person who uses strength and power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker, according to the Oxford American Dictionary.
During a recent state Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on drug task forces, Republican lawmakers appeared to be in agreement that reform is needed.
Police are still trying to figure out why a group of unknown suspects would break into a Vaughn Street home just to smoke marijuana and dye their hair.
Police are still trying to determine the identity of two men wanted in connection with a string of armed robberies at a Murfreesboro apartment complex.
A portion of South Lowry Street in Smyrna will be named in honor of a local World War II veteran Friday during an official ceremony with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Let’s take a trip back in time, back to 1944 when the opening day lineup for the Nashville Vols took the field at Sulphur Dell Ballpark.
While staunch believers attribute the Garden of Eden as the birthplace of crime, non-believers might cite genetic error as the reason for bad behavior.
Theft charges were filed Monday against a former Outpost Armory employee accused of stealing scopes, knives and accessories from his employer.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is launching a new program Monday aimed at catching dangerous drivers through a new unit that will be patrolling the area in unmarked cars.
Five people who were arrested Monday are facing multiple drug-related charges following a long-term investigation into an alleged prostitution ring.
Officials have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire that was allegedly started on purpose Wednesday on Taylor Close off Middleton Lane.
A school can only have one basketball opening night and this week it was Thursday night at Stewarts Creek vs the Independence Eagles. It was the first home game in Stewarts Creek history and everyone was there.
A man who allegedly assaulted his father and two children last week died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.
“Sam Davis, a Hero Remembered” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis this weekend.
Four family members suffered injuries after a disturbance Thursday evening at a One Mile Lane home near Smyrna, according to Rutherford County authorities.
A former NFL cheerleader who allegedly fondled a 12-year-old boy will serve less than two years of probation as part of a plea deal.
The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.
Rutherford County authorities round up suspects
Harry Gill Jr. was unanimously selected Tuesday as the new town manger during a Smyrna Town Council meeting.
A Rutherford County commissioner is in custody in Nashville on felony theft charges in connection with an alleged fake ticket scheme.
Authorities are asking the public for help identifying the suspect wanted in connection with the Saturday morning armed robbery of the Dollar General Store.
Residents are being warned about the latest scam targeting residential Murfreesboro Electric Department customers, local business owners and ethnic restaurants.
Police received another complaint Monday about an ongoing scam targeting customers of the Murfreesboro Electric Department after an unidentified suspect allegedly swindled nearly $750 from a man last week.
This week’s play, “Ordinary Heroes,” at Stewarts Creek High School is anything but ordinary. It is a production so extraordinary that area veterans and families may want to salute the student actors.
Motlow State Communicty College recently celebrated the opening of the new science, technology, allied health building at the Smyrna Center campus.
Authorities in Rutherford County will be checking Thursday to ensure convicted sex offenders do not participate in any holiday activities in order to keep children safe this Halloween.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.
Connie Minick will sign copies of her book about her brother's murder at Hastings Books, located at 1660 Memorial Drive in Murfreesboro from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
Rutherford County authorities bust theft ring
The renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight demonstration team will fly again over the Smyrna Airport in June 2014, officials announced this week.
A Murfreesboro father convicted of sexually abusing his daughter will spend nearly a decade in prison as part of a sentence recently handed down in court.
At least two cars were burglarized and one truck was stolen during an early morning crime spree Sunday along Herald Lane, located off East Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are asking for the public’s assistance with a fire investigation concerning the Oct. 12 early morning fire at the basketball court in the Berkshire subdivision.
Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future.
Great spirit leads Native Americans to Pow Wow
Employees and residents at The Arbors at Azalea Court celebrated this month when the assisted living facility received a deficiency-free rating from state inspectors.
Nissan celebrated two major milestones Tuesday with the first American-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna as the facility’s 10 millionth vehicle.
A Blackman High School teacher accused of hitting a student Oct. 3 was charged Wednesday with simple assault by the student’s mother.
The Fire Marshal's Office has launched investigations into two suspicious fires that broke out Saturday, according to city officials.
A man who willingly took synthetic drugs despite the embarrassing side effects wound up causing a ruckus recently at College Grove Apartments when he jumped from a third-floor balcony to prove his was a god.
Since high school bowling became a TSSAA sport in 2001, Rutherford County has had some of the top teams in the state.
A group of teenagers who have recently caused problems in the area of Indian Park Drive are suspected of damaging more than $1,200 worth of property Monday night outside of a townhouse.
A road rage incident was stopped short Sunday when an observant police officer intervened after a drunk driver allegedly pulled into the Publix Super Market parking lot threatening another person.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a man and his cousin in Rutherford County for allegedly planning to have his wife shot to death.
With the number of kids coming into his office with problems related to sports, a Rutherford County foot doctor is reminding parents that by taking just a few precautions, ingrown toenails can be avoided.
We’re halfway home in the 2013 high school football season. Many battle lines have been drawn, and we’re beginning to see who the championship and playoff contenders are going to be this year.
The Rutherford County Public Safety Committee voted Monday to raise offender fees for driving under the influence to fund an increase in costs at the Correctional Work Center.
Only two years after being convicted of her first driving under the influence charge, a 31-year-old woman is facing her second offense following a crash Tuesday night near the Stones River Mall.
To kick off the fall season, the Sam Davis Home and Museum will hold the 27th annual Heritage Days on Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mark O’Neal resigned Tuesday, ending 11 years as town manager of Smyrna.
We’re at the half-way point of the regular season, and it’s time to evaluate the 7AAA football teams. Where are we? Where are we going?
The Church in the Wildwood” could be heard resonating from Kedron United Methodist Church recently as it celebrated Homecoming Day services.
Eat out Tuesday at Toot's for good cause
Police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the Sept. 14 burglary of a Burntwood Drive home in Smyrna.
Nissan North America is donating a total of $30,000 to the organization in honor of 30th anniversary of production at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
Keathley University Center back open for students
A 22-year-old man who was stopped by Murfreesboro police on North Walnut Street and arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Saturday is facing multiple charges, including possession of cocaine.
Rick Wise, the newest member of the Smyrna Town Council, is used to the glare of public service.
The stories of Dr. Seuss will spring to life again this weekend with three performances of “Seussical the Musical” at the Murfreesboro Little Theatre.
A Murfreesboro man whose license is suspended was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Tuesday night after being stopped on Middle Tennessee Boulevard for a light law violation.
Lifelong county resident makes history
Judge resets trial after suspect shows up late
Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose nearly 25 percent in August.
The man accused of calling in a bomb threat to the Rutherford County Judicial Building will serve five years in prison as part of a plea agreement.
A woman who lives in the Kings Crossing community contacted police Tuesday after discovering someone had once again targeted her decorative potted plants for no apparent reason.
A convicted felon accused of assaulting a Murfreesboro woman during a June 2012 home invasion is scheduled to stand trial this week.
Rehabilitation Center graduates 64 professionals
A Murfreesboro man was arrested for driving under the influence Monday after he allegedly bulldozed through several yards in the 100 block of East Northfield Boulevard.
Murfreesboro detectives have launched an investigation into allegations a man raped a woman early Monday after the two were out with friends celebrating the Labor Day holiday.
Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects accused of using stolen credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at stores in Smyrna.
Rutherford County resident Harriett Howard was known throughout Tennessee as a tireless advocate for military veterans who kept on giving until her death Monday.
Murfreesboro authorities are continuing their investigation into what led up to a shooting that occurred Friday night on East Main Street.
Murfreesboro police were called Wednesday to the 1300 block of Wenlon Drive after a man reported an unidentified suspect robbed him at gunpoint while he was walking home.
Nashville recording artist and pilot Aaron Tippin is among the Middle Tennessee residents hoping to land the Commemorative Air Force permanently at historic Smyrna Airport.
A Murfreesboro man who was arrested Saturday afternoon is facing multiple charges after police allegedly caught him driving drunk with four children in the car.
Tony Dover resigned Thursday as mayor. He will be replaced by Vice Mayor Mary Esther Reed, the first woman ever to serve as mayor in Smyrna history.
Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.
A four-year battle that has torn a Murfreesboro family apart will come to a head in October when a man convicted of abusing his daughter is sentenced.
A 27-year-old Murfreesboro woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk early Tuesday is facing multiple charges, including operating her vehicle without an ignition interlock device.
The Murfreesboro Police Department has acquired a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Five suspects on the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list were apprehended last week.
The Murfreesboro Police Department received a report of a bomb at a home on the 100 block of South Bilbro Avenue around 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Officials have confirmed that no evidence of a bomb was found Monday at a South Bilbro Avenue rental home, following an extensive four-hour search.
The same organization that brought FIFI, the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress, to Rutherford County may bring its headquarters to Smyrna.
Authorities have arrested the 29-year-old man wanted in connection the Aug. 10 rape of a woman who offered him a ride home.
Concerned Students for a Better Nissan College Tour brought actor Danny Glover and its message to Smyrna in late July.
Teams play it safe in season opener
Season opens with numerous games
A Murfreesboro man was recently arrested on suspicion of attacking his boyfriend for reportedly getting a haircut by an attractive male cosmetologist.
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has a new internal medicine physician, Chief Executive Officer Mark Sims recently announced.
The Murfreesboro Police Department will be increasing traffic enforcement beginning Friday, August 16, as part of a crackdown to reduce alcohol-related fatalities.
A Murfreesboro woman recently involved in a crash on Mercury Boulevard could be facing nearly a year in jail and up to $10,000 in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for a third time.
Authorities are asking the public for help in locating a 29-year-old man accused of raping a woman Saturday after she offered him a ride home.
Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects caught on video allegedly passing counterfeit money at various Murfreesboro businesses.
A 19-year-old man was recently arrested after alerting police to the fact that his safe containing a large amount of marijuana and drug money had been stolen from his Murfreesboro residence during a home invasion.
A Murfreesboro man who does not have driver’s license is facing a second driving under the influence charge after police allegedly observed him driving recklessly Sunday on East Main Street.
A couple accused of barricading themselves inside a home Tuesday morning have been safely apprehended and are facing multiple charges following a nearly four-hour standoff with authorities.
Law enforcement officials from Rutherford and Cannon counties are joining forces to solve several cold cases through a new initiative aimed at improving cooperation and teamwork throughout the area.
Just as he was enjoying an afternoon of watching UFOs in the sky, a man was forced to jump in his car with a loaded shotgun Monday and chase down a stranger in self-defense.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 6, to come out for the 30th annual National Night Out, America’s night out against crime.
Making lesson plans and caring for special education students were two of the topics new Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Matt Powell learned about during a week-long training for SROs.
Three of Tots’ Landing Learning Center locations, which offer child care, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, have received accreditation from the National Early Childhood Program.
Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.
Murfreesboro detectives are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who are wanted in connection with a stolen credit card and fraud case.
MTSU head football coach Rick Stockstill has formally dismissed three players from the team following their arrests earlier this month.
No one was injured Friday night when two homes were damaged by gunfire in the area of South University Street and Reid Avenue in Murfreesboro.
A Murfreesboro man with a history of alcohol-related convictions is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Saturday night following a two-car crash.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a Murfreesboro man to its Top Ten Most Wanted list in an effort to locate him.
Player accused of assault woman as other suspects recorded the incident.
Three unidentified suspects allegedly assaulted and robbed a Murfreesboro man Wednesday as he was riding his bicycle near Greenland Drive.
The Tennessee Campaign for Liberty will be holding a protest on Saturday, July 20, to express disapproval over U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's voting record in Congress.
A McMinnville man who has had a string of alcohol-related arrests in recent years could face a year in jail and thousands of dollars in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for the fourth time.
Gray sports star talent with pitching debut
Authorities have apprehended one of the two suspects wanted in connection with the June 23 shooting that left one person dead and two others injured outside a Smyrna restaurant.
A 6-year-old girl allegedly stole prescription painkillers and jewelry Monday while her babysitter was in the next room chatting with a girl friend.
Reece Howell has a long and distinguished career in aviation that stretches more than 60 years.
Murfreesboro detectives are still trying to identify the suspect accused of pretending to be a police officer during a recent home invasion.
When events get the roughest, that’s when the police call Jim Diamond, chaplain.
A 26-year-old man who Murfreesboro police allege was in possession of a handgun and drugs is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Arnold rebukes DUI checkpoint claims
Teens, toddlers at highest risk
Infiniti announced deliveries of the much-anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will begin on Monday, Aug. 5, at Infiniti retailers nationwide.
The THP reported 436 people died in traffic crashes in Tennessee from Jan. 1 through June 30.
Rutherford County thrust into national spotlight
Local, state and federal investigators captured the latest addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted on Wednesday in Nashville.
The TBI has added a Nashville man wanted in connection with a La Vergne home invasion to its Most Wanted list.
Smyrna police are looking for a man who they have identified as a person of interest in the June 23 shooting that left one person dead and two others.
An acquaintance chided me for being such a huge fan of “The Sopranos,” alleging that it promoted criminality, violence, and set a bad example for the public, especially impressionable young people.
Taylor Farms officials have announced the company is expanding its operations in Smyrna, resulting in a $5.9 million investment and the creation of 170 new positions in Rutherford County.
The Smyrna Lions Club dedicated Lee Victory Park Shelter No. 3 to the late Eugene Odom during a Fourth of July ceremony.
A Murfreesboro man without a valid license was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday morning after police allegedly observed him swerving in and out of traffic on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
La Vergne police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 22-year-old man who was found fatally shot Thursday outside of a home in the Lake Forest Estates subdivision.
Police have apprehended the suspect wanted in connection with the Thursday robbery of a Bank of America branch near downtown Murfreesboro.
One of the three men shot last month outside of Souksavanh Thai Restaurant has died, according to police.
A mother allegedly attacked a father over whether their children should have to share a swing Thursday at a Murfreesboro apartment complex.
One suspect accused of robbing a taxi cab driver while holding a gun against his ribs earlier this week was charged Thursday with aggravated robbery, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff's Office press release.
Some of the world’s top atmospheric scientists are flying all around Tennessee for the next few weeks as part of a study on man-made emissions.
Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.
The Bank of America located at 120 E. Main St. was robbed around 1:45 Thursday afternoon.
A woman who was allegedly busted with various items used to shoot up painkillers is facing multiple charges after being arrested Tuesday when police responded to the Memorial Boulevard area in reference to an erratic driver.
Authorities are continuing their investigation into a suspicious hay bale fire that broke out in a field Saturday morning near Dejarnette Lane in Murfreesboro.
The suspect who was shot by a Murfreesboro homeowner Thursday morning during an alleged burglary is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident.
Three people were seriously injured during a shooting Sunday outside of Souksavanh Thai Restaurant in Smyrna.
Listening to an expert explain how blood spatters against a wall from a beating with a blunt object versus a gunshot wound — or how bone fractures from the same traumas — is very intriguing to some people.
The Goodwill store on South Lowry Street in Smyrna will reopen this month, and company officials are inviting the public to come celebrate the occasion on Thursday, June 27.
Southeast Atmosphere Survey makes a stop from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Friday at the Smyrna Airport, and the public is invited to come see aircraft being used in the project.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police may assume a talent for clairvoyance that they do not possess.
Authorities are investigating whether a Murfreesboro homeowner acted in self-defense Thursday morning after an alleged burglar was shot during a confrontation.
A 24-year-old Murfreesboro woman who was allegedly observed Friday morning stumbling out of a McDonald’s is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving drunk.
Ross Mitchell's boyhood dream came true when he marched out to the mound at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., and pitched in the College World Series.
A Murfreesboro man who signed his own name on a delivery receipt allegedly stole a mattress that was delivered to his neighbor Monday and gave it to a family member, apparently for no particular reason.
Autism advocate recognized by nonprofit
The Sam Davis Memorial Association is inviting the public to a Summer Soiree in conjunction with its annual membership meeting, set for Thursday, June 20, in Smyrna.
A Murfreesboro resident whose driver’s license is revoked is facing multiple charges after police allegedly caught the intoxicated man Saturday traveling down Old Fort Parkway without any lit headlights.
Aircraft comes to town for Father's Day
Authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Murfreesboro man at gunpoint Monday night in the parking lot of University Gables.
A pregnant woman wearing a True Religion baseball cap assaulted an employee at Stones River Mall after they were observed shoplifting $300 worth of merchandise,
A Murfreesboro accountant facing allegations that he posed as an investment adviser to clients is innocent of all charges, according to attorneys who represent him.
Smyrna authorities are asking the public for help in solving two arson cases involving fires in the Almaville Road area.
Consumers are being cautioned about unreputable travel promoters and timeshare resellers following several complaints alleging that come companies are using deceptive practices to reel in business.
La Vergne detectives are continuing their investigation into whether a 77-year-old man accused of abusing a girl could have victimized others.
Longtime Murfreesboro accountant Ralph H. Turley is facing allegations that he invested funds for clients even though he did not have a valid license in the state of Tennessee.
A 27-year-old Murfreesboro man accused of possessing numerous pornographic images of children has been released on a $500,000 cash bond, following a preliminary hearing Monday.
A 25-year-old Shelbyville man with a history of alcohol-related charges in recent months was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday after he nearly struck a vehicle on South Maple Street.
A couple accused of defrauding the federal government through the fake Medicare bills has been convicted various charges in connection with the case.
Authorities have arrested and charged two suspects in connection with the shooting of a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver who was seriously injured during a robbery April 16 in La Vergne.
A federal law enforcement agent was arrested Saturday after Murfreesboro police caught the Virginia native allegedly drinking liquor while driving around town.
Hodge focuses on community service
Murfreesboro police have apprehended a 25-year-old man wanted in connection with several burglaries and thefts that occurred in Madison, Ala.
A 21-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Monday after police say she nearly crashed into a patrol car before traveling the wrong way down Bradyville Pike in Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County guard accused of wrongdoing
Smyrna detectives are continuing their investigation into what sparked a shooting that left a 21-year-old man injured Sunday night at Hilltop-Rosenwald Park in Smyrna.
Smyrna Town Council votes on increasing rate
By combining interior remodeling experience with a business-savvy mind, On Point Solutions provides custom renovations to both residential and commercial spaces.
Two women escaped injury Thursday when a robber who was after prescription drugs allegedly fired two rounds inside a vehicle on Old Nashville Highway.
Despite whatever politically correct words they are using in public, it is clear that some men still don’t get it. The latest in a long line of sexual harassment scandals in the U.S. military brings this to light clearly.
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
Two Rutherford County women have been charged with TennCare fraud for allegedly selling prescription drugs paid for by the state, according to Tennessee authorities.
Residents are invited to pay tribute to fallen law enforcement officers during an annual memorial service Thursday, May 16, as part of Peace Officers Memorial Day 2013.
A Murfreesboro man who was allegedly caught with an open bottle of liquor last week when police stopped him for driving erratically near Lascassas Pike could face up to $10,000 in fines if convicted of a third offense.
Police have arrested the suspect believed to be responsible for the April 29 killing of a woman who was shot inside the same Gold Valley Drive home where her boyfriend committed suicide.
A Smyrna man accused of operating an illegal drug ring has been found guilty of multiple offenses following a two-day trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court.
Beware of people seeking personal information when you haven’t asked for services, an official with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
On Friday, April 26, a customer at Clubside Cleaners exposed himself in an inappropriate manner.
Vonnie Priddy wants answers about her son’s death, and she’s willing to pay for them.
Smyrna loses ‘bedrock’ family member
One Smyrna man was arrested after allowing his friend to drive his car while both were intoxicated.
A woman is being extradited back to Murfreesboro from Mexico after a grand jury indicted her for child abuse.
One house on Gold Valley Drive in Murfreesboro saw two deaths in two days.
A 31-year-old Murfreesboro man was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct Sunday, April 21 after a security guard at Stones River Mall called police.
Tennessee-based car maker introduces next generation zero-emission vehicle
For the third year in a row, Tennessee saw a slight drop in crime in 2012, when compared to 2011, according to the annual “Crime in Tennessee 2012.”
One man was treated for multiple stab wounds during an argument with a neighbor Wednesday on Hearthstone Court, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy reported.
On March 6, the subject in these photos found a wallet on the ground near the gas pumps at a Smyrna gas station.
A campus collaboration has led to a first-time prescription drug take-back collection event at MTSU.
Murfreesboro Police tracked down an attempted robber Tuesday evening after his victim defended himself with a skateboard in the parking lot of The Boro Bar and Grille.
A Murfreesboro man could be charged with attempted murder after allegedly running over his ex-wife’s boyfriend and fleeing the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867).
Buchanan Elementary School and Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School were on a precautionary lockdown while sheriff’s deputies and a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter searches for an armed suicidal man.
Smyrna Police successfully subdued a suicidal gunman with assistance from the Sheriff’s Office following a five-hour standoff.
Smyrna Police have asked for the public's help in locating two suspects wanted for an attempted robbery of the K-Mart on North Lowry Street.
Bust broke the record for the most “shake and bake” bottles seized in Tennessee.
Rock climbing and a Zumbathon will help raise funds for sexual assault victims in the Sexual Assault Awareness Event Saturday at the DePaul Building parking lot behind Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
A young woman was arrested for driving under the influence after Murfreesboro Police found her passed out around 4 o’clock Sunday morning in the drive-thru of the Krystal on Lascassas Pike.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested after kidnapping a woman and leading police officers on a high speed chase into Cannon County in the early morning hours Monday.
A Murfreesboro man was shot in the early morning hours Sunday at Raider's Ridge Apartments on Wenlon Drive.
Police are trying to figure out why an unknown number of suspects would vandalize the home of a 70-year-old Murfreesboro woman who lives in the Blackman community.
Last week, someone had the audacity to rummage through a government-owned vehicle that was in the Murfreesboro City Hall parking garage but only mustered up enough courage to steal two laptop chargers.
Detectives nabbed an armed 46-year-old man Tuesday when he attempted to enter a girl’s home in the Almaville community after meeting her on an Internet chat room.
MTSU officials attribute campus safety successes to community policing efforts.
The man wanted in connection with the March rape of a 23-year-old woman in Smyrna has turned himself into authorities, according to officials familiar with the case.
A Murfreesboro woman who police believe was high on drugs Saturday when she rammed into the back of a truck on Northfield Boulevard could be facing significant jail time.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would strengthen penalties against spectators and participants of cockfights, the Republican Senate Caucus announced in a press release.
Smyrna detectives are asking the public for help in locating a man wanted for allegedly raping a woman in March at his apartment.
A mother is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Tuesday following a domestic dispute outside of Crestwood Suites that culminated with her leaving the scene with her son in tow.
A Rutherford County Schools custodian who has been fired is facing multiple charges for allegedly inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl.
No one was injured Friday night when a stray bullet shattered a bedroom window at an Axelwood Drive home in the Blackman Farm subdivision.
Police have stepped up patrols near downtown Murfreesboro after a woman discovered someone had apparently spent time rummaging through her lingerie but did not steal anything during a recent burglary.
The Smyrna Airport’s historically important control tower has escaped the scalpel of cutbacks currently being ordered by federal officials in Washington, D.C.
Four community leaders in Murfreesboro will be honored Friday, March 22, at the Willie McGowan Banquet.
A Murfreesboro man who allegedly fled the scene of a wreck Friday was taken into custody a few hours later when police responded to Wal-Mart in reference to an intoxicated person in the parking lot.
Authorities are continuing their investigation into what led up to the Monday shooting that resulted in a boy being injured by stray bullets as he sat in the living room of an east Murfreesboro home.
A Rutherford County grand jury has indicted a 42-year-old Nashville woman on multiple charges for allegedly fondling a local boy while at a party hosted by his mother in February.
Federal authorities have arrested and charged a Rutherford County deputy following an undercover drug investigation involving the distribution of cocaine.
Experts say assessments lag behind market
A Murfreesboro woman is allegedly being harassed for helping to facilitate a DCS investigation that led to a man losing custody of his children.
A Lebanon man whose driver’s license is revoked due to previous alcohol-related convictions is facing multiple charges after striking two pedestrians last week near an automotive store on Northwest Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
A former sharecropper’s daughter continues to reach out and touch thousands of lives through the annual Doris Dollars campaign, which kicks off next month.
A Shelbyville man has been arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill his wife and a prospective business partner.
A judge ruled Monday there is enough evidence against a man accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day for the case to be considered by a Rutherford County grand jury.
Overall crime dropped 1 percent for last year, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
A Murfreesboro man is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of an injury crash Friday night.
Murfreesboro police searching for unidentified man
Authorities are on the scene investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night near University Street in Murfreesboro.
A 40-year-old woman at Old Fort Park was the victim of indecent exposure, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department report filed last week.
The number of juvenile offenders confined in correctional facilities across the state is falling dramatically.
A 23-year-old woman who police say fled the scene of an accident Sunday morning is facing multiple charges for allegedly driving while under the influence of various substances.
Beginning this weekend, the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office in downtown Murfreesboro will be open the first Saturday of every month.
A fugitive wanted for a shooting a man 15 times in Georgia was apprehended by Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshals at a Murfreesboro motel.
Living gospel music history will be on stage Sunday, March 3, when the Chuck Wagon Gang will appear in concert at Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested Tuesday after being unable to convince police that the suspicious bulge in his pants was not a part of his genitalia.
Identity of a suspect who broke into home and stole $1,300 worth of electronics is sought by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
A 36-year-old man whose driver's license is revoked is facing a fourth DUI offense following his arrest Wednesday in Murfreesboro.
Authorities are searching for three unidentified men who allegedly stole multiple items Wednesday from Game Stop in Smyrna.
La Vergne authorities are asking the public for help in identifying a man accused of fraudulently using a credit card at a local Kroger last month.
A suspect was apprehended Thursday in less than 20 minutes after allegedly robbing a Lascassas Market store clerk at knifepoint.
On Friday, Feb. 15, soldiers and airmen of the 45th Civil Support Team from Smyrna will celebrate the unit’s 10th anniversary of being a federally recognized and fully qualified unit.
A 30-year-old Murfreesboro man whose driver’s license is revoked was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk early Sunday after police spotted him stopped in the middle of North Rutherford Boulevard.
In 2012, $4.2 billion of taxpayer money was recovered from parties attempting to defraud the government through health care programs, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Police find Murfreesboro woman dead Thursday morning
Husband arrested for Valentine's Day killing
Murfreesboro detectives are trying to determine who is responsible for stealing more than $13,500 worth of items from a Greenland Drive home.
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
Former deputy threatens sheriff
A Rutherford County grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old Murfreesboro mother on multiple charges for allegedly taking drugs while she was pregnant.
Murfreesboro police are asking the public for help in locating two teenage girls who have been missing since running away from home nearly three months ago.
This has been a most unusual year in girls and boys district basketball. But those 10 games determined the seeding for the district tournament that begins Thursday, Feb. 14, at Smyrna High School.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested three individuals Thursday on charges related to stealing scrap metal from the Rutherford County landfill and selling it for personal profit.
Law enforcement officials have recovered more than $10,000 worth of horseback riding equipment from an Eagleville man.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Lamplighter’s Theatre Company is offering the best love story many have never heard of, “Last Train To Nibroc.”
A man accused of driving drunk is facing multiple charges after Murfreesboro police allegedly found an open liquor bottle and drug paraphernalia in his car during a traffic stop.
Two middle school All-Star basketball games are scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the home of the Red Hawks at La Vergne Middle School.
A Nissan spokesman confirmed Tuesday reports that the company is seeking to expand to a new space near its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
Attorney General Bob Cooper and officials with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs are urging consumers to guard against those who wish to profit off someone else’s misfortune.
Officials arrested in separate incidents
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Kate O’Day has resigned from her post.
Smyrna police are looking for an unidentified man accused of scamming a clerk out of $50 during a Jan. 20 transaction at Game Stop.
Police are trying to figure out why a suspect using his personal e-mail address would contact a Murfreesboro lawyer claiming he had been hired to kill the man.
A West Tennessee man who has had a string of alcohol-related convictions over the past decade has been charged with his 10th offense for allegedly driving under the influence Friday night in Murfreesboro.
Even though the 2012 overall crime rate in Murfreesboro declined by 8 percent due to efforts aimed at stopping property-related offenses, the number of some types of violent incidents rose last year.
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
One 5-year-old boy and two 3-year-old boys, who lived in a home blanketed with dog feces and urine, were taken into state custody and their parents were arrested Tuesday.
StoneCrest Medical Center is offering a non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide information about the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Police apprehend murder suspect
Two Murfreesboro residents have pleaded guilty to stealing tools from Gil’s Ace Hardware in Smyrna.
Police have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the December 2011 shooting death of Bruce Thomas, who was killed outside of his Lakeshore Drive home in Murfreesboro.
Governor calls for expanding public safety
For nearly a month, Murfreesboro police have been trying to figure out why a woman has called 9-1-1 multiple times saying various buildings are on fire, even though none of her claims have been true.
Multiple charges were filed against a suspect accused of assaulting his girlfriend, stealing her truck and crashing into three vehicles during a pursuit Saturday in Murfreesboro.
The agreement in principle will help MTSU train Chinese pilots on their new Beechcraft King Air 350 Extended Range airplane currently housed in Smyrna, Tenn.
The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference will push an aggressive legislative agenda during the upcoming session.
The league should be happy because the crowds have been good and six of the 11 schools will play two games each on the final two nights.
A Murfreesboro couple are facing multiple charges after police allegedly busted them drinking an alcoholic beverage Saturday while they were traveling with a child in the car.
With a search warrant in hand, the La Vergne Police Department's Narcotics and Vice Unit and SWAT Team confirmed a marijuana grow operation Friday on Sarna Drive.
Senator rallies in opposition to proposals
Jim Demos and I recently broke bread of fellowship and shared the wisdom of actually listening to people and the beauty of Mother Nature.
AT&T customers in Smyrna celebrated the grand opening of a new retail store on Sam Ridley Parkway recently.
The owners of Smyrna Video and Tanning and another man have been indicted by a Rutherford County grand jury on numerous drug-related charges.
The purpose of the contest is to demonstrate America’s united effort to bring missing children home safely, while highlighting the importance of proactive education programs.
The Rutherford County Middle School Basketball League has its tournament next week – 11 schools, 22 teams, 22 games and a world of fun.
The search continues for two unidentified women who allegedly stole $500 worth of designer boots and nearly ran over a loss prevention officer outside of Belk at The Avenue Murfreesboro.
Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services say child abuse and neglect was down in 2011 for the fifth straight year.
Murfreesboro police bust drug operation
A 28-year-old bartender was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after he allegedly fled the scene of crash in Murfreesboro.
Nissan is ramping up assembly of the 2013 Leaf this week at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, where it will be manufactured alongside gasoline-powered products.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department responded to a second car fire in as many days around 2 a.m. Wednesday on Eagle Street.
A masked man allegedly held three women at gunpoint when he tried to rob them Monday night as the trio was walking to their cars outside of the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro.
Arnold wants security at every school
Police were called Dec. 28 to West McKnight Drive after a man came home from work and discovered that his mailbox, along with several others in the area, had been tampered with by an unknown number of suspects.
A 22-year-old woman is facing serious charges in connection with an injury crash on New Year’s Eve near the intersection of West Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
A Smyrna High School volleyball standout has signed an athletic scholarship to continue her playing career at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga.
A suicidal man surrendered without incident to law enforcement officials Thursday morning after a two-hour standoff near Gresham Lane in Murfreesboro.
On Christmas Eve, a shoplifter faked a panic attack to fight arrest, and when that didn't work, she threatened a Murfreesboro Police officer and vomited on another.
A local man was arrested for driving under the influence Tuesday, Dec. 18 after a Murfreesboro Police officer allegedly noticed multiple traffic violations and found a child in the car.
A call for help turned into a murder charge Wednesday, Dec. 26 in Smyrna.
Memories reside at Azalea Court Assisted Living Center in Smyrna.
An unidentified male suspect punched a 47-year-old woman in the face Thursday during a road rage incident on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
An unidentified man became so outraged Monday when he was not allowed to clean the windows of a Murfreesboro restaurant that he jumped on top of the counter and started attacking the manager.
Police are asking the public for help in locating a teenage boy who disappeared last week from his father’s home in Smyrna.
Lock your cars at night to prevent burglaries
A 23-year-old woman who has been convicted of two previous offenses was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday after police received a tip of a drunk driver traveling down Journey Drive.
Police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with the fraudulent use of stolen credit cards at various stores in Murfreesboro.
Smyrna officials are crediting the public for helping detectives locate a teenage boy who allegedly ran away from home in early December.
Juvenile court resumes following threat
The La Vergne Police Department is asking the public to stay clear of the Regions Bank, located at 5021 Murfreesboro Rd, Tuesday evening.
Authorities determined Tuesday evening a suspicious package found outside of Regions Bank in La Vergne was harmless.
Officials reflect on SRO program
Two suspects charged in unrelated cases involving allegations of child rape are scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Dec. 17, in Rutherford County Circuit Court.
Under the assumption that attempting suicide would result in his probation being revoked, a 25-year-old man tried to choke himself to death Monday inside his Ransom Drive residence.
A 26-year-old woman who was arrested Saturday has been charged with driving under the influence after police allegedly caught her heading in the wrong direction around the Square in downtown Murfreesboro.
Have you ever had a conversation that just seems to stay in your head for years?
The TBI investigation revealed that during 2012, the Christiana man stole more than $1,000 from his employer, Alley Cassetty Brick and Block
Two Murfreesboro residents accused of making meth at Campus Crossings are facing numerous felony charges in connection with the case.
The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna will honor more than 75 graduates.
A Berryhill, Tenn., police officer was arrested by Murfreesboro Police last week for possessing child pornography.
Police were called to break up a fight Saturday morning after a woman unexpectedly showed up and attacked a 20-year-old man at his residence for posting a comment on her Facebook page.
A 68-year-old woman suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon when an unidentified suspect snatched her purse and pushed her to the ground outside of Kroger in the 2300 block of Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
Companies invest in charging stations
Get a jump-start on those New Year’s resolutions at Workout Anytime Smyrna.
A La Vergne man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence for the fourth time after he was allegedly caught with an open container of beer in his car.
A 62-year-old man was injured Tuesday when he attempted to fend off a knife-wielding suspect who barged into his residence at University Terrace Apartments in Murfreesboro.
Beckie Mason, Jennifer Mathis and Cayce Neal have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners in Rutherford County.
A former employee of Grey’s Used Auto Parts in La Vergne was arrested following a detailed investigation.
Six people were arrested Friday as the La Vergne Police Department executed three simultaneous search warrants at 5479 Murfreesboro Road, following a long-term undercover investigation.
A woman became so angry over a towel that she assaulted her niece who is eight months pregnant during an argument Tuesday at a South Church Street hotel.
Smyrna police are asking the public for help in identifying two men who allegedly stole tools from Gil’s Ace Hardware in early October.
First, we were 51-17 in our picks this year, which is good but not great.
While the domestic violence rate in Tennessee has slightly decreased, the number of reported incidents in Rutherford County continues to rise.
A suspect was apprehended Saturday after Sheriff Robert Arnold spotted the man while he was fleeing down South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
Weighing in at just over 4 pounds, one of the newest residents of Tennessee isn’t just premature, he’s dependent on addictive drugs.
Wisdom guided an 80-year-old Rockvale woman to simply hang up when a scammer requested personal information after informing her she won $26 million.
Industrial employment has increased about 1 percent over the past year, according to a recently released report published in the Tennessee Manufacturers Register.
A woman employed as a 9-1-1 dispatcher in Davidson County was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after she was allegedly observed swerving in and out of traffic in Murfreesboro.
The La Vergne Police Department closed a murder case Wednesday, two years after Rafaela Ortiz was killed by her boyfriend in November 2010.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a convicted sex offender who has allegedly failed to report to officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Jennielisse Guzman Taradagulia was last seen Saturday, Nov. 24, and maybe be in the company of Christopher Justin Bly, a runaway out of Smyrna.
Proposal outlines expanding department in future
Authorities have apprehended all three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery of a man in early November at Fairfield Inn in Smyrna.
Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man and woman wanted in connection with the October burglary of a laundromat in La Vergne.
Back roads, grits and moonshine all meet in the rolling hills of nearby Cannon County, and local leaders are doing their part to attract out-of-towners – and their dollars – to the area.
Widow recalls horror of infamous hijacking
A mother was indicted after she allegedly smoked crack cocaine and gave birth to a premature baby who tested positive for cocaine, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
The Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center has been approved for more than $131,000 in Title 1 funding to be used to supplement programming and classes for families in the court system.
A 29-year-old Murfreesboro mother has been indicted by a Rutherford County grand jury on multiple child abuse charges two months after her newborn twins tested positive for cocaine and opiates.
The sparkling magic of the season comes to life in Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s enchanting version of "The Nutcracker."
Answers sought from FBI in historic hijacking case
A 51-year-old man who narrowly missed crashing into a Murfreesboro police officer Friday could face up to one year in jail and $15,000 in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for the sixth time.
The Smyrna Middle Panthers opened up their season this week at home in front of a large and loud crowd and took a twin bill from the Central Magnet Tigers.
Rutherford County announced the recent closure of the Kroger Recycling Center on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
Answers sought from FBI in historic hijacking case
Authorities have identified two of the three suspects wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a man Monday at Fairfield Inn in Smyrna.
Various communities and organizations across Rutherford County will celebrate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
A woman allegedly threatened to kill a homeless person Thursday afternoon when she asked for tobacco while standing outside McDonald’s in the 100 block of Southeast Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
A Murfreesboro police officer has been placed on administrative duty after being indicted on a misdemeanor child abuse charge this week by the Rutherford County grand jury.
Three unidentified suspects robbed a family at gunpoint before dawn Friday during a home invasion in the 1700 block of North Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
Two women who apparently did not want to spend money on toilet paper were caught Oct. 28 throwing several rolls that were on display outside of the Dollar General on Cason Lane in a car.
Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who have allegedly broken into vehicles and used stolen credit cards recently at Murfreesboro stores.
Mother keeps watch from heaven
A Murfreesboro fire captain was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday after police allegedly spotted him driving erratically in a parking lot near Old Fort Parkway.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.
A Rutherford County judge denied a motion Monday requesting a new trial for Shanterrica Madden, who was convicted in May of murdering Tina Stewart.
An unknown number of suspects spray painted several numbers and drew a sexually explicit picture Monday night on equipment at the site of a new apartment complex that has received flack from nearby residents.
Complaints of a church volunteer allegedly exposing himself to neighbors outside of his Christiana home resulted in his arrest on an indecent exposure charge.
A married couple managed to escape from an armed suspect Monday night after being kidnapped at gunpoint from a home located in the Regenwood subdivision in north Murfreesboro.
An investigation continues into the Tuesday night drive-by shooting that injured a 21-year-old man as he stood outside of a house on Sherrill Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
The state grant will be used for engineering design and taxiway rehabilitation.
Detectives are investigating a shooting that injured at least one person Tuesday night near the intersection of Olympia Place and Sherrill Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Saturday after police allegedly observed him speeding near the intersection of West Clark Boulevard and Poplar Avenue in Murfreesboro.
The search continues for a 22-year-old convicted sex offender who has managed to elude authorities for nearly two weeks since he removed his GPS monitoring device.
Early voting began Wednesday for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, federal and state general election, as well as the general elections for Eagleville, La Vergne and Smyrna.
A man remains in serious condition following a stabbing Thursday evening in the 500 block of North Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.
Suzanne Videon believes someone holds information that could lead to solving the 1999 disappearance of her 16-year-old daughter, China.
Deputies responding to a home alarm nabbed a 16-year-old boy carrying electronics from his neighbor’s house Tuesday afternoon in the Florence community, a sheriff’s supervisor said.
Murfreesboro Police are looking for a man suspected of using a stolen debit card at the Old Fort Parkway Walmart.
On Aug. 23, a world famous gang invaded a home in Rutherford County.
In one evening, Blackman (5-3, 2-2) beat Riverdale (5-3, 2-2) 20-16, got the tie breaker over the Warriors, and now need one more win to get in the state football playoffs.
An employee discovered Thursday morning that an unidentified suspect hacked into the computer system of Southeastern Technologies to gain access to company information and use the server for illegal activity.
During a warrants roundup Wednesday, authorities discovered a fire at Hanover Apartments and quickly turned their attention to saving lives.
Two police officers were allegedly assaulted Thursday when they responded to the Sprint store in reference to an irate woman upset over a broken cell phone after she erupted into a fit of rage and began throwing things at employees.
An 8-year-old child discovered Saturday morning that his parents were dead inside their home in Smyrna.
Officials with the Rutherford County Juvenile Court will host an open house Thursday, Oct. 18, to give residents an opportunity to view the Murfreesboro facility.
An investigation continues into whether a Murfreesboro man who allegedly admitted to raping a 4-year-old girl may have had contact with other children.
For one week, patrons of the library will have the option to bring in canned goods to pay off library fines.
A 24-year-old man who police say was driving drunk is facing multiple charges for allegedly fleeing the scene after he rammed his car into a fire hydrant Sunday night near Greenland Drive in Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County law enforcement officials are encouraging residents to inventory valuable items in case their home is ever targeted by criminals.
The identities of two men are being sought by Rutherford County detectives after they stole credit cards and used the cards last month at Murfreesboro and Smyrna businesses.
A 51-year-old Smyrna man who admitted to killing a police captain in Chester County was sentenced Thursday to life in federal prison without the possibility of parole.
It’s always fun to see where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going (maybe).
Dozens of children enjoyed a day of fishing during a recent event for the Boys & Girls Club held at Long Hunter State Park outside of Nashville.
Authorities have apprehended an 18-year-old man who managed to escape capture after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen truck Tuesday afternoon in Rutherford County.
Police are looking for a female suspect who allegedly robbed a Shoney’s manager at gunpoint Sunday night in the 1900 block of South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
The University Honors College’s 20 newest Buchanan Fellows participated in the annual inauguration ceremony Sept. 28 at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
A 47-year-old man whose license is revoked was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday evening after being stopped for a broken light on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement for a new trooper cadet class slated to begin March 1, 2013.
Search for Smyrna suspect continues
Serial burglary suspect likely to face more charges
Country music stars Connie Smith and Marty Stuart are scheduled to present a “Country Gospel Concert” as part of a dedication of a new sanctuary for Smyrna Parkway Baptist Church the night of Sunday, Oct. 14.
An unidentified suspect smeared feces Thursday on a Maricopa Drive house while a terrified woman who is visiting from India hid in her daughter’s kitchen.
A man was quickly apprehended Friday after he allegedly threatened to kill residents and randomly fired an air soft pistol outside Brownstone Apartments in Murfreesboro.
What’s your favorite rivalry? It seems good rivals come and go, depending on the sport and a number of other things.
A 35-year-old man who was arrested Friday morning near the entrance of Old Fort Park could face up to one year in jail and $15,000 in fines if convicted of driving under the influence for the fourth time.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of raping a 19-year-old woman during a late-night party last week at an Ohio Court residence.
The Linebaugh Library System has been awarded a community relations grant from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation.
A federal grand jury has indicted a Murfreesboro pastor on nine counts of money laundering as part of an investigation into a large-scale, illegal drug operation in Middle Tennessee.
Inefficiencies in daily operations pose safety risks
Teens in Smyrna will have a colorful place to call their own when Smyrna Public Library opens its new teen area at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Police are looking for the suspect who allegedly robbed a Murfreesboro family at gunpoint Sunday during a late-night home invasion in the 200 block of Battle Avenue.
Authorities are continuing their search for an unidentified man who managed to escape apprehension Wednesday after allegedly trying to rob a Bank of America branch.
A mother accused of passing illegal drugs to her premature baby was charged with aggravated child abuse last month.
A 34-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly fighting with police when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday on West McKnight Drive.
Police responded Monday night to a Haynes Manor apartment in reference to a possible burglary.
The Stars made yet another loud statement with a 49-28 win.
Studies point to need for more guards
The Rutherford County Republican Party is set to open a second county office in Smyrna for the November election campaign.
A Murfreesboro man whose license is suspended was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Tuesday after being pulled over for driving erratically and speeding down Fourth Avenue.
Tool stolen from south Murfreesboro home; Smyrna man charged with statutory rape; Shots fired at Campus Crossings
Scammers take your information and you never get the lottery money – which never existed.
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Murfreesboro Police responded to a report of an overdose to find the victim lethragic with burned hair.
Man fires shots on ex-girlfriend’s home; Truck stolen from dealership
The robber was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 5 in Nashville immediately after another robbery at First Tennessee Bank on Whites Creek Pike.
A 20-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly trying to flee Saturday from an off-duty police officer who spotted him driving erratically near his home on Plymouth Court.
An unidentified man claiming to be a hitman allegedly threatened to kill a 40-year-old woman Monday morning at her Jetton Drive home in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced Tuesday the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated zero alcohol-related fatal accidents in the 16 counties chosen for “No Refusal” DUI enforcement efforts over the Labor Day holiday period.
The arrest came after the suspect saw his picture and a short video that was released Friday, Aug. 31.
A drive-by shooting in the early morning hours of Labor Day leaves man from Alabama dead.
A man wanted on numerous felony charges was apprehended Wednesday.
A Murfreesboro man reported Aug. 23 he was in fear of being shot after confronting a fellow Hispanic gang member for allegedly violating protocol by breaking into his mother’s home a few days earlier.
MTSU Police Department will be hosting a free Rape Aggression Defense Class for women beginning Sept. 11.
Murfreesboro Police need help finding a man suspected of stealing a wallet from a local convenience store.
A Smyrna man wanted in Franklin County was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after police were called to the White Castle restaurant in reference to someone passed out in the parking lot.
Law enforcement officials are investigating whether a missing Murfreesboro woman who is mentally challenged could be caught up in a prostitution ring that has ties to Memphis.
A 23-year-old man charged with two counts of child rape was sentenced Tuesday to eight years of probation, as part of plea deal reached with Rutherford County prosecutors.
Dr. Liz Rhea offers a $10,000 reward for information about the burglar of her Murfreesboro home.
Police are trying to determine who would have caused more than $1,000 in damage to a gospel singer's vehicle Aug. 18 while it was parked outside of the Camino Real Restaurant in Murfreesboro.
With 26,000 students, give or take a few hundred, set to attend classes this fall, plus a few more thousand faculty and staff on hand, campus Police Chief Buddy Peaster said he looks for every viable option to help him and his force protect what is in reality a small city within a city.
Launching a weekly crime map will inform Rutherford County citizens of crime in their communities and hopefully gain information leading to arrests of suspects, Sheriff Robert Arnold said Wednesday in a press release.
In addition to reports of damaged city property, residents have experienced several cases of vandalism in recent weeks, and officials say neighborhood watches are instrumental in combating such crimes.
California fugitive apprehended; Movie theater receives bomb threat: Woman robbed at gunpoint
A Memphis man wanted on theft and drug charges was apprehended Friday in Rutherford County by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday night after police allegedly found open containers of alcohol inside his vehicle when he was stopped for speeding on West Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
Police apprehended a 27-year-old suspect Thursday who they believe is the person responsible for the recent robbery of the Quick and Easy Tobacco Store in Smyrna.
In addition to catching a sexually transmitted disease from a lover and knowingly having unprotected sex with her husband, a woman has allegedly been fraudulently buying witchcraft potions designed to harm him.
Authorities are looking for a couple from Weakley County allegedly connected to the arrest of two men Tuesday who illegally entered several occupied homes in rural Fosterville.
The Lamplighter's Theatre Company opens its "A Journey of Discovery" season Friday, Sept. 7, with the return of "Man of LaMancha."
Three out of the four traffic fatalities in Murfreesboro this year have involved motorcycles.
A woman who admitted to taking pills before driving is facing multiple charges for allegedly fleeing the scene after plowing into a brick mailbox Friday on Kensington Drive.
Dozens of bras taken from retailer; Murfreesboro playground vandalized; Women accused of theft
Countywide changes one step closer to approval
Blackman High and Middle schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution Tuesday morning after a suspect fled Interstate Crime Enforcement officers.
The suspect accused of stabbing a man three days ago in Smyrna was apprehended Tuesday by law enforcement officials.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the 50-year-old suspect who allegedly stabbed a man multiple times Saturday night at a residence in Smyrna.
Man accused of assaulting girlfriend; Unruly juveniles suspected in vandalism; Teenager nearly kidnapped
The Murfreesboro Police Department responded to 1425 Benley Street to investigate a shooting that occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday morning. Officers discovered that Terrelle Shannon, 21, of Benley Street, had been shot during an argument.
The revived 7AAA Football Jamboree showed the strengths and weaknesses of our local teams.
Within a span of three hours, police responded to two separate reports of gunshots early Monday in the parking lots of University Gables at College Park and Rutherford Woodlands apartments in Murfreesboro.
A 65-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Friday on suspicion of striking a pedestrian while driving down South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
An Antioch man who has admitted to trying to murder someone is being sought by police after he escaped detection while awaiting sentencing in the case.
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
Rutherford Reader caught up in controversy
Police are continuing their investigation into who would have keyed the word "stoopid" onto a woman's vehicle that was parked outside of her Chopin Court North home in Murfreesboro.
Odom hopes to build on recent student achievements
The city of La Vergne is holding a National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Veterans Memorial Park as part of a nationwide effort to take a stand against crime.
Tennessee Republican Party candidates called on supporters Thursday to set aside their differences for the upcoming November general elections.
Let's take a quick look at all nine Rutherford County football teams before next Friday's Jamboree at Riverdale.
A 40-year-old man was arrested on an alcohol-related charge Saturday before dawn after police allegedly observed him driving his unlit car around the Square in downtown Murfreesboro.
An 18-year-old man who is already facing one count of indecent exposure was again arrested on suspicion of doing the same thing Monday while inside the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro.
Police are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who allegedly stole a woman’s purse and used her credit cards Thursday in Smyrna.
Tennessee’s Board of Education is seeking to revoke the license of a teacher under investigation by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for allegations of assaulting students and being a possible child abuse perpetrator.
Club owner caught giving alcohol to minors; Wanted illegal immigrant arrested
A 28-year-old Murfreesboro woman is reportedly being harassed through numerous unwanted text messages sent by men who believe she is a prostitute.
Every great once and a while, Hollywood will come out with a big-screen movie that features a character of omnipresent effect – a character so overwhelmingly convincing it is known, treasured and remembered by virtually everyone, everywhere, for eternity.
A Smithville woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday is facing multiple charges.
An 18-year-old Murfreesboro man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday after allegedly admitting she was telling the truth.
Fumes from an illegal methamphetamine lab caused a sheriff’s deputy to suffer injuries while driving two passengers exposed to the lab to a safe location Monday night.
Alabama fugitive apprehended; Suspects in gang-related slaying sentenced;
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the fall session of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy.
Smith was the husband of Marcie Smith, who was reported missing on Dec. 7, 2007.
The Exchange Club Family Center has been notified by several businesses in Murfreesboro that there is a local woman seeking donations for an event called Exchange Club Marathon '12.
A 27-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday when police responded to multiple reports that an erratic driver nearly crashed into two cars near a Rite Aid in Murfreesboro.
Elder abuse suspect arrested; Woman raped by man while on date; Man accused of trying to molest girl
Rutherford County’s top cops were honored Monday at the annual Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year banquet.
Shanterrica Madden was sentenced Tuesday to 29 years in prison for the 2011 murder of Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart.
Murfreesboro police are asking for help identifying two suspects wanted in connection to a robbery Thursday afternoon at Bell Jewelers.
A local man was arrested Friday, July 6 and charged with reckless endangerment.
A 22-year-old woman became so angry Tuesday after a self-checkout machine at Kroger misidentified a $20 bill that she allegedly threw the cash refund at a Murfreesboro detective – all while yelling racist remarks at the employees.
An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg during an altercation over money Thursday night outside of the CiCi's Pizza Buffet in the 200 block of Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
The Hiring Fair is being sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
So hot, one church-goer in Smyrna asked: ‘Is this church or hell?’
A Shelbyville man whose license is revoked was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday after being involved in a traffic accident near Imperial Inn in Murfreesboro.
Also, man’s truck vandalized; Illinois fugitive apprehended; Business owner arrested on drug charges
Smyrna is the latest Rutherford County city to ban the use of private fireworks this Fourth of July.
An intoxicated woman who called 9-1-1 multiple times complaining her male neighbor is in love with her husband was arrested Saturday after she refused to listen to police.
Residents urged not to use fireworks
The water systems of Rutherford County are asking customers to use water wisely and conservatively in light of the severe heat, lack of rain and dry conditions now present throughout the Middle Tennessee area.
A 26-year-old Manchester man whose license is revoked is facing multiple charges after allegedly telling police Sunday morning he was handicap due to being intoxicated.
Middle Tennessee is on the verge of a drought, an official at the National Weather Service said.
A Siegel High School basketball coach was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday morning after crashing his vehicle in front of the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center.
Brawl erupts at women's softball game
Law enforcement officials have issued a warrant for the arrest of a 51-year-old man believed to be responsible for calling in a bomb threat May 31 to the Rutherford County Judicial Building.
A federal grand jury has indicted a 24-year-old Texas man in connection with the September 2011 bomb threat of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
MPD still needs help locating the driver and any passengers who might have been riding in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
One suspect accused of calling in a bomb threat directed to a Rutherford County Circuit Court judge May 31 is wanted by Rutherford County sheriff’s detectives and the U.S. Marshals.
The Smyrna-based Shoetiques team won the 10U tournament this weekend at the Tennessee Baseball Players Association Summer Classic at Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro.
A Murfreesboro woman who allegedly admitted she was intoxicated is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence – her fourth such offense.
A 54-year-old man who was arrested Friday at his Rocky Fork-Almaville Road home in Smyrna is facing multiple drug-related charges.
A woman discovered Wednesday an unknown number of suspects broke the glass top of a patio table and took four patio chairs from behind her Chelanie Circle home in Murfreesboro.
Child Advocacy Center helps victims heal
Police are asking for help in identifying the suspect believed to be responsible for the brutal attack of a 19-year old man during a Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity party in Murfreesboro.
Local cancer survivor looks to future
Predators take innocence from victims
A 23-year-old woman was allegedly robbed Monday night while walking to a friend’s house behind Tractor Supply Company near South Rutherford and Mercury boulevards in Murfreesboro.
Two men indicted earlier this month on statutory rape charges in unrelated cases are both scheduled to appear Monday, June 18, in Rutherford County Circuit Court in Murfreesboro.
A Murfreesboro woman who crashed her vehicle through the front of Eischeid Law Office before dawn Friday is facing multiple charges for allegedly fleeing the scene of the accident because she was intoxicated.
A 24-year-old Murfreesboro man who is a convicted felon is facing multiple charges in connection with a home invasion Wednesday of a Newton Avenue residence.
An 18-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he was allegedly caught fondling himself as he followed a woman into the electronics department at Wal-Mart in Murfreesboro.
One suspect listed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted List May 30 and his accomplice were apprehended Friday in Smyrna.
A Decherd man without a license is facing multiple charges after being arrested Friday when police reportedly observed him driving near downtown Murfreesboro with an open container of alcohol in his lap.
Vanderbilt LifeFlight has added a new aircraft to its fleet, in an effort to better serve the residents of Middle Tennessee.
Officials have confirmed a 49-year-old Dickson County man was taken into custody Monday after he allegedly threatened to blow up the U.S. Social Security Administration building.
An unidentified man and two women allegedly stole more than $200 worth of hair clippers Tuesday morning from Sally’s Beauty Supply in Murfreesboro.
Government agencies plan to examine initial response
A Murfreesboro woman who crashed her vehicle Saturday in the parking lot of Chelsea Place Apartments is facing multiple charges for allegedly assaulting three police officers as she was being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Caller threatens judge's life
Police have opened an investigation into whether a 57-year-old woman recovering from a hip fracture is the victim of elderly abuse after she was found Friday lying on the kitchen floor in her North Rutherford Boulevard home unable to call for help.
For the last decade, Randolph Salyers has observed La Vergne and noted areas in codes enforcement that needed improvement.
The TBI has put a Smyrna man on the state’s Top Ten List who law enforcement believes is responsible for an attempted aggravated burglary that occurred last week in Williamson County.
A Murfreesboro man allegedly stole a $100 flat iron Monday from Cosmo Professional Beauty Supply, located in the 800 block of Northwest Broad Street.
The third annual Taste of Smyrna will be an extraordinary culinary event featuring local signature menu items from the area’s best restaurants, live music by The Crusty Veterans, a healthy play zone and lots of food.
Although law enforcement has been praised for preventing a former Oakland Middle School student teacher from sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, much of the credit is owed to her mother.
Those seeking to purchase beer at the Smyrna BP on North Lowry Street must now find another place to shop after Smyrna’s Beer Board revoked the store’s license earlier this month.
Director of Schools Harry Gill Jr. strongly recommended the Rutherford County Commission consider raising property taxes this year out of fear that Stewart’s Creek High School may not open on time.
A couple accused of operating a large-scale drug operation out of their Rocky Fork Almaville Road home in Smyrna were arrested Wednesday after allegedly selling undercover detectives hundreds of illegally obtained pills.
Four suspects were charged with raping girls 5 to 12 years of age after lengthy investigations by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Family Crimes Unit and detectives, investigators said.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence when he allegedly crashed one of his roommate’s cars on Violet Court as he was leaving to get more beer – less than six months after being convicted of two DUI offenses.
Louisiana is taking a second stab at trying to keep registered sex offenders off social media websites.
The on-going Occupy protests, and the protests and demonstrations at the NATO summit in Chicago this week, are once again highlighting the issue of citizens photographing police activities in public places.
Detectives are looking for a suspect who fled Friday night from University Pointe Apartments after being confronted when he attempted to burglarize a man’s residence.
A federal judge sentenced a Murfreesboro man to five years in prison Monday for his involvement in a drug-trafficking scheme with a former Nashville police officer.
One driver accused of fleeing from a deputy in a congested school zone was nabbed by K-9 Venture and handler Cpl. David Ashburn Friday afternoon.
Six law enforcement officers in Tennessee lost their lives in the line of duty last year.
On Monday, police arrested a homeless woman on suspicion of lying after she allegedly reported being stabbed by her ex-girlfriend so that she could have a free place to sleep.
Reaches new heights in recognition.
It has been 20 years since the first Nissan Altima rolled off the line in Smyrna.
A Murfreesboro man who had a loaded gun in his car is facing multiple charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday when police pulled him over for speeding on Old Fort Parkway.
Jurors find former MTSU student guilty
Attorneys argued their cases to jurors Monday
The jury found Shanterrica Madden guilty Monday afternoon in the stabbing death of Lady Raider Tina Stewart.
A woman identifying herself as someone who lived on Cason Lane in Murfreesboro called a West Main Street law office employee’s cell phone Monday to report she had just shot her baby in the head and wanted someone to come help her bury the body.
Thousands of spectators’ spirits soared with eagles this weekend, sharing the chills and thrills overhead at Smyrna Airport’s spectacular Great Tennessee Air Show that concludes today.
Also woman accuses stepbrother of rape
The 19-year-old Memphis woman on trial for first-degree murder testified Saturday she never intended to kill Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart during an altercation last year at Raider’s Crossing in Murfreesboro.
A Murfreesboro woman whose license is suspended allegedly admitted to taking medication when she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Tuesday after being pulled over by police on Lascassas Highway.
It was Osh Kosh, by gosh, that helped launch a young boy to soar with eagles in a lifelong flight career.
Another motorcycle stolen from apartment; Man charged with child rape
Murfreesboro Police need the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a burglary, which occurred April 30.
If a former Middle Tennessee State University student charged with first-degree murder acted in self-defense, Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart would not have been left alone to die after being stabbed during an altercation last year, prosecutors agrued.
Burglars stole property from five rural Rutherford County churches and sheriff’s investigators need citizens’ help in solving the cases, detectives said.
A Murfreesboro woman who admitted she voluntarily paid $600 for a life reading at Psychic Readings reported Tuesday that the Northwest Broad Street company stole the money.
Layoffs are possible for Smyrna employees as the town grapples with a deficit and looks for more long-term budget solutions.
A woman reported being raped before dawn Friday outside of Gilligan’s in Murfreesboro by a Nashville man who she recently met through an online dating site.
Jury selection will begin Monday in the trial of a former Middle Tennessee State University student charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart.
Blue Angels highlight May 12-13 event
Plans are underway to improve safety along a major roadway in Smyrna where hazardous driving conditions have contributed to a multitude of accidents.
A 21-year-old woman discovered Monday her vehicle was damaged by a bullet two days earlier while visiting friends at Toddington Heights Apartments – the same night police responded to reports of shots fired.
The 11-member middle school league ended its softball season this week after a very successful regular season won by the Blackman Flames with a record of 8-2.
A 25-year-old woman who crashed a friend’s car into a telephone pole before dawn Friday near the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing the scene to get hydrocodone pills.
On Tuesday, law enforcement officials found a 33-year-old Murfreesboro man who disappeared Friday from his Greenland Drive home.
With the passage of the Fiscal Year 2012-13 budget for the state of Tennessee, lawmakers from Rutherford County are touting their successful effort to secure vital funding for the Rutherford County Drug Court Program.
Law enforcement officials are asking the public for assistance in locating a 33-year-old Murfreesboro man who disappeared Friday from his Greenland Drive home.
Woman scammed out of thousands; Man exposes himself to neighbors
A Murfreesboro woman reported Wednesday that a middle-aged man has sent lewd pictures to her friend who is mentally disabled on several occasions, despite the fact he has been told to stop.
Rutherford County’s Planning Commission continued work on the zoning ordinance Monday responding to public comments and raising other concerns.
A 30-year-old man without a driver’s license was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after an employee of the Florence Station Gas Store reported an intoxicated man would not leave the premises.
Suspicious activity reported; Man accused of giving alcohol to minors; Armed robbery under investigation; Customer assaults store employee
Academy Sports + Outdoors will be joining the Smyrna’s Sam Ridley Parkway business community this fall.
The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee is warning consumers and businesses of a new e-mail scam that has been making the rounds in recent weeks.
Although the overall crime rate decreased last year, the number of homicides increased by 4 percent statewide, according to data in the Crime in Tennessee 2011 report that was released last week.
La Vergne, MTMC and Smyrna stage prescription drug take back events
Two men reported Wednesday that as they were eating dinner at Mellow Mushroom in the 2900 block of South Rutherford Boulevard, they saw two unidentified suspects steal a Papa John’s car topper from a vehicle parked outside the restaurant.
A 28-year-old Murfreesboro woman reported Thursday she was being stalked by an elderly man, who had followed her to the 800 block of Northwest Broad Street earlier in the evening.
Cedar Creek launched its new regional operation in Rutherford County, the company announced last week.
Serving civil documents such as evicting residents from their home remains one of the most dangerous jobs at a sheriff’s office, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office supervisor said.
A Smyrna man who had an active warrant for failing to appear in court was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday when police allegedly observed him driving recklessly around the Square.
An investigation has been opened into reports of an unidentified suspect who allegedly shot at a driver in a truck just before 10 p.m. Monday on Riviera Drive.
Following a record cocaine seizure, about 200 pounds of marijuana valued at $200,000 were seized and seven suspects arrested on burglary charges last week by Rutherford County sheriff’s investigators, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Rutherford County’s School Board unanimously selected Don Odom to replace Harry Gill Jr. as the next director of schools Monday.
When a Murfreesboro man discovered Monday his car had been burglarized while parked in the 400 block of Bell Street, he realized only two items had been taken – a used breast pump and calculator.
Rutherford County’s Board of Commissioners approved a $350,000 request Thursday from the Sheriff’s Office to cover costs of basic necessities through the fiscal year.
Twenty Rutherford County residents spoke out Monday about the proposed zoning ordinance to the Planning Commission.
When Harriett Howard declares war, she goes to win.
A Murfreesboro woman who was arrested after she fell asleep in her car Friday night while at Sonic Drive-In on South Church Street allegedly admitted to taking various medications before driving.
Less than two weeks after an unknown number of suspects targeted Cash-N-Dash, employees discovered Monday the store had been burglarized again at some point over the Easter weekend.
A dozen law enforcement officials from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office were awarded Tuesday with Lifesaving Awards in recognition of their service to the community.
Analysts predict upward trend likely to continue
U.S. military aviation history will once again soar May 12-13 as the fabled Blue Angels headline the 2012 Great Tennessee Air Show at Smyrna Airport.
RCSO confiscates record amount of the drug in rural Florence
Police discovered Thursday a man who was illegally residing in a vacant Murfreesboro home had a zip drive containing information about manufacturing methamphetamine and making homemade explosive devices.
Rutherford County’s Steering Committee will recommend forming a study committee for the purpose of examining Road Board and School Board zones to the County Commission.
Private sector shows year-over-year gains
A Murfreesboro man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after allegedly driving around first responders who had just arrived at the scene of an injury crash on Saint Andrews Drive.
Sports car driver Lara Tallman and her team brought their Nissan Altima Coupe racecar to the Smyrna Nissan plant last week for all of the workers to see.
Alleged rape under investigation; Suspects in stabbing case sought; Antique silverware reported stolen
Gov. Bill Haslam rolled out a comprehensive statewide campaign designed to inform Tennesseans about the consequences of violating the “I Hate Meth Act."
An 11-year old girl was the target of an abduction attempt on Friday, March 30 after she got off her school bus on La Vergne Lane.
Four candidates will be considered for the director of schools position, the Rutherford County School Board announced Tuesday.
A Murfreesboro man who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of a two-car injury crash March 22 near January Street.
One of the suspects charged in connection with the September 2011 holdup of a man at a Regions Bank drive-up ATM machine on Middle Tennessee Boulevard pled guilty to aggravated robbery Monday in Rutherford County Circuit Court.
Neighborhood tagged with gang graffiti; Home invasion under investigation; Woman finds children’s clothes at school; and Social media leds to child rape arrest
A former MTSU football player was arrested before dawn Monday on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend.
A Murfreesboro man accused of taking nude photos of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter is facing multiple charges after being arrested by MTSU police.
A man convicted of child rape in 1998 is now looking a murder charge for the death of his wife's 1986 death.
A neighbor’s security camera recorded a man allegedly stealing a woman’s package of adult-related products March 17 from her Greenland Drive apartment – some of which he kept before throwing away the rest of the goods.
A Rutherford County mother, who taught in Bedford County Schools, was charged Thursday with felony aggravated child abuse of her 14-year-old adopted son.
Smyrna’s Beer Board March 12 meeting dealt mainly with illegal synthetic drug sales, and could become the standard by which communities across the state deal with the growing problem.
Franklin Road tanning salon burglarized; Suspect in Wenlon Drive shooting arrested; Man accused of raping 67-year-old woman
A Christiana man whose license is revoked was arrested March 14 on suspicion of driving under the influence following a two-car injury crash on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
Sexual abuse charges were filed Sunday against a man accused of raping a girl under age 6.
Rutherford County residents now have fast access to custody information on county jail offenders, thanks to the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association and annual funding from the state of Tennessee.
Collaborating again through Operation InAsMuch
Rutherford County officials say they are willing to listen to County Commissioner Jeff Jordan’s (Dist. 13) ideas on education reform, though the School Board is less than optimistic.
Rutherford County may be walking a fine line between First Amendment rights and its proposed social media policy, according to local officials.
Items stolen from Murfreesboro gym; Man accused of assaulting girlfriend; gas station robbed; and parents arrested following fight
A Smyrna man is facing multiple drug-related charges after he was allegedly caught with prescription drugs and marijuana Friday when police pulled him over for speeding on Medical Center Parkway.
Fashion and military will come together this weekend at the Tennessee Fisher House Foundation Luncheon and Fashion Show.
A captain at the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Station 3 has been placed on administration leave until an investigation into the discovery of a brown substance on department grounds is completed.
The Rutherford County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the man who was found dead last week inside an abandoned Southeast Broad Street home was a victim of homicide.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing Kentucky man with medical illnesses who disappeared Sunday off Burks Hollow Road, just south of Murfreesboro.
What historic Sewart Air Base (closed 1972) brought to Smyrna, cannot be measured in the present.
Charges were filed against a former female youth minister accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old male, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective reported.
County commissioner proposes ‘spending less money more wisely’
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now accepting applications for the 2012 TBI Citizens’ Academy open to Tennessee residents interested in learning more about the state’s lead investigative law enforcement agency.
Law enforcement officials are investigating the death of an unidentified man who was found Friday at an abandoned home in the 700 block of Southeast Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
Department unveils upgraded dispatch equipment
Man caught with meth outside hotel; Student raped near campus; Manager discovers well-made counterfeit bill; and La Vergne robbery suspect arrested
The director of operations for a Davidson County jail was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
The Murfreesboro Police Department will be increasing noise enforcement efforts over the next several weeks, according to a press release.
The woman accused of having sex with a teenage runaway outside of a Wal-Mart in Murfreesboro is scheduled to appear Thursday in court.
The following “bizarre” report was on file last week with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Witnesses asked to call CrimeStoppers
Police are looking for the suspect who allegedly shot a man multiple times Thursday night inside of a townhouse on Wenlon Drive.
Suspects target multiple stores in weekend spree
Fraternity party turns violent; Man robbed at gunpoint; Suspicious activity reported
Family members of a woman murdered 18 years ago received justice when the man who killed her received a 15-year prison sentence last Wednesday, sheriff’s detectives said Friday.
Detective Lt. Todd Sparks unloads some of the property recovered after a rash of burglaries in the Eagleville area.
Two people were murdered and assaults jumped by 677 cases, pushing the crime rate up 17.1 percent during 2011 in Rutherford County.
A defendant intended to turn himself in to jail but fled when he learned he faced additional arrest warrants Saturday outside the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
A former Rutherford County Commission candidate made a fiery speech with accusations and demands at the Planning Commission meeting last week.
Nissan adds new line for luxury car
Also, police bust on-campus drug operation
Siegel holds off Smyrna in consolation game
The Murfreesboro Police Department arrested six Tuesday in connection with a shooting around 5:10 Monday night near Cason Lane Academy.
Lady Warriors jump out to quick and don't look back to win district. The Lady Blaze outpace Lady Bulldogs in consolation game.
This year the Smyrna girls picked up a nice win over Shelbyville and Oakland beat Independence for win No. 23.
The Smyrna boys defeated the home-standing Oakland Patriots 54-43 in district tournament play on Friday night.
A 33-year-old Manchester man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence without a license after he was caught allegedly weaving in and out of the median on South Church Street.
Residents have until noon Friday to provide input on what criteria should be emphasized in the screening and selection process for the next director of Rutherford County Schools.
Charges are pending against numerous burglary suspects accused of breaking into Rutherford County homes and stealing almost $200,000 worth of stolen property, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said Thursday.
Undercover operation nets synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia from local market.
Vera Frazier wants to know who killed her son
The Murfreesboro City Schools director proposed to expand Hobgood Elementary School Thursday during the City Council meeting.
Motlow State Community College presented a request Thursday, which was approved for the full commission, for $200,000 toward expanding its Smyrna campus to the Budget and Finance Committee.
Peebles benefits family, community
Names Dr. Nate Schott as Jones replacement on IDB
Trailer stolen from Special Kids Inc.; Gun stolen in car burglary; Multiple people arrested after fight
A Manchester man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday when police allegedly observed him driving a car with no headlights on near the intersection of Old Fort Parkway and Fortress Boulevard.
Last week, President Barack Obama nominated Louise W. Kelton to serve as United States Marshal for Middle Tennessee.
Tennessee National Guard Soldiers from a 45-man Smyrna-based Air Medivac unit leave Saturday on the first leg of a journey taking them to Afghanistan on a one-year deployment.
Suspicious activity reported; Police looking for robbery suspect ; Two men busted with cocaine
A Nashville man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Jan. 28 when police allegedly found him asleep in his car while parked on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
MTSU alumna Linda Kennedy, one of the first five African-American students to attend the university in the 1960s, is being remembered as a lifelong K-12 educator and administrator who touched the lives of young people, colleagues and others.
Murfreesboro Police chased an allegedly stolen car on Bradyville Pike Monday afternoon.
Burglars are stealing jewelry, gold, electronics and guns during the day from homes in the southwestern part of Rutherford County and in nearby Williamson County.
Members of the Health and Education Committee approved a $200,000 request Tuesday to help fund expansion efforts at one of the off-campus satellite sites of Motlow State Community College.
Thursday’s meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included a presentation of annual crime statistics by Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman, several road abandonments, and scheduling of a public hearing for rezoning property along Memorial Boulevard.
Three out-of-state fugitives were captured Jan. 6 in Smyrna and La Vergne by the U.S. Marshal's Middle Tennessee Fugitive Task Force.
The Murfreesboro Police Department will be conducting a Rape Aggression Defense class for women beginning in February.
Although the number of violent crimes reported to the Murfreesboro Police Department decreased last year, the overall rate increased by 1 percent, according to data released last week.
Felon caught with stolen gun, fraudulent checks passed, home vandalized
A Murfreesboro man whose license is revoked is facing multiple charges after being arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence as he left a restaurant on West Clark Boulevard – his sixth such charge.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of anyone responsible for intentionally setting fire to Specialty Arms II on Dec. 25 in La Vergne.
Initiatives designed to reduce overall crime rate
With strong moral values and artistic expression in mind, Anna Owen has opened Grace Dance Company in Smyrna.
At age 16, Beth Tucker received confirmation about her ministerial destiny.
Law enforcement officials confirmed Friday that Rhodes Construction Company in Murfreesboro was raided Jan. 12 because of an alleged illegal gambling operation.
A Shelbyville man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after leaving Gilligan’s Bar on Saturday in a vehicle owned by his girlfriend, who he allegedly assaulted moments before fleeing the scene.
Attempted arson under investigation, Man charged with resisting arrest, Police looking for shooting suspect
Man accused of kicking girlfriend's child
Raymond Lee Smith, age 64, of Smyrna, formerly of Memphis, died Jan. 15, 2012.
Police are looking for the suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that injured one person Monday at a home on Dosie Drive.
Man speaks out about experience with legal drugs
Law enforcement officials raided a locally owned construction company Thursday on Memorial Boulevard.
Jewelry stolen in burglary, Two cars burglarized in complex
A McMinnville man is facing multiple charges after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence for the third time Saturday on Memorial Boulevard.
MPD releases victim's name following a double shooting Monday night at Raiders Ridge Apartments.
Members of a task force that includes law enforcement officials and community members met Friday at the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center.
A Murfreesboro woman reported two packages were taken from the front porch of her town home.
A Murfreesboro man is facing multiple charges after a neighbor reportedly caught him Thursday burglarizing a nearby house on Bridle Drive.
Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly stole more than $500 from a Murfreesboro man during an armed robbery Dec. 19 on January Street.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Christmas Eve after he was allegedly caught sleeping in a car that was parked in the middle of the road.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Officers spent several hours Thursday evening outside of home on Cedar Grove Road negotiating with an armed man not to commit suicide.
Police believe a 32-year-old man who was fatally shot Friday outside of a home on Lakeshore Drive was involved in an altercation moments before his death.
A 28-year-old mother who has been wanted for nearly four months was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment Dec. 13 for failing to pick up her newborn child from the Department of Children Services.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested and charged with burglary Friday after an observant neighbor saw him allegedly taking items from a nearby house.
Deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a well-known Murfreesboro commercial real estate developer Tuesday morning on suspicion of tax evasion.
According to Giving USA, a foundation that charts charitable giving, individuals increased their donations in 2010 by 2.7 percent over 2009 and corporate giving increased by 10.6 percent.
Burglars are gathering Christmas presents by breaking into homes and cars in Rutherford County.
A fugitive wanted for child sexual abuse charges in Franklin County was nabbed Tuesday while hiding in a Murfreesboro motel, Rutherford County Sheriff’s officers said.
Woman accused of stealing from Kohl’s
An armed robbery last week outside of a La Vergne home has resulted in two Antioch men facing multiple charges.
Two burglary suspects are facing multiple charges after leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended in a head-on collision Wednesday on John Rice Boulevard.
A 9-year old La Vergne girl reported to police she was approached Monday after school by a stranger who tried to get her in his car.
We, the public, rely on law enforcement personnel to protect us, right?
A Murfreesboro man accused of having sexual contact with a girl half his age was charged Tuesday with aggravated statutory rape, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
Rutherford County looks to pave the way for Tennessee in making synthetic drugs a felony statewide.
Also a Rockvale man was arrested on suspicion of breaking into an apartment Saturday and stealing a Taser gun, which he also used to subdue a woman.
A man robbed a bank with a spiral notebook and a note that read, “Money Now.”
Attempted robbery suspect apprehended, man accused of filing false report, father charged with child abuse
Cash Express robbed for second time
A detective with the Murfreesboro Police Department graduated Friday from the National Forensic Academy, a program that trains law enforcement officials how to better investigate crime scenes.
Smyrna’s Community Servants help Myanmar refugees
Juvenile Court is geared not toward punishment but rehabilitation by state law.
A Hendersonville man was charged with indecent exposure Sunday after an employee allegedly caught him flashing female customers in front of his child at a local Wal-Mart.
A couple were each charged Nov. 16 with two counts of prescription fraud, after a Nashville detective notified the Murfreesboro Police Department the two suspects were allegedly selling illegally obtained drugs.
Campus police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the Nov. 15 armed robbery that occurred outside of Scarlett Commons Apartments.
A man threatened to assault a clerk Nov. 11 at a Shell Gas Station after being told he could not use the restroom because the store had already closed for the night.
The Rutherford County Commission unanimously approved Thursday to fund more than $1.9 million in jail improvements and equipment upgrades, following several heated debates and committee hearings.
One in four girls and one in seven boys are sexually abused by age 13, and about 90 percent of the abusers are known to the child, according to a detective with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.