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Local church damaged in shooting
Local church damaged in shooting

No injuries, but $1,500 in damage

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Minister plans to 'clean up and move on' after church shooting
Minister plans to 'clean up and move on' after church shooting

Someone fired several rounds into Fostersville Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon

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Motlow enrollment mushrooms at Smyrna campus
Motlow enrollment mushrooms at Smyrna campus

Campus dean: Total enrollment for fall headed upwards of 3,000

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Public service is a family tradition for Mary Esther Reed
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Public service is a family tradition for Mary Esther Reed

Smyrna's first female mayor also owns The Learning Circle in the 'Boro

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Zama students get a taste of American high school
Zama students get a taste of American high school

Nineteen students from Zama, Japan who crossed the Pacific Ocean to visit their sister city, spent some time last week with other students their age at Stewarts Creek High School.

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Smyrna impact fees could see hike

200 homes to be built by Stewarts Creek High School

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Principal of Smyrna's new middle school ready to start the year off right
Principal of Smyrna's new middle school ready to start the year off right

'We want people to feel welcome,' says Rocky Fork Principal Jimmy Sullivan

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Assistant city attorney arrested
Assistant city attorney arrested

Murfreesboro Police arrested assistant city attorney David Ives on a domestic assault charge after he apparently shook his wife in an alcohol-fueled argument, records show.

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National Night Out hits it out of the park
National Night Out hits it out of the park

La Vergne and Smyrna Police got together with their communities August 1 for National Night Out, a program fostering good relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

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Kon'nichiwa, y'all
Kon'nichiwa, y'all

Japanese students arrive in Smyrna for sister city exchange program

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Updated: RCSO vehicles involved in crash following chase
Updated: RCSO vehicles involved in crash following chase

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident in which officers pursued a vehicle over the weekend and crashed when they tried to stop the fleeing suspect.

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National Night Out planned for La Vergne, Smyrna August 1
National Night Out planned for La Vergne, Smyrna August 1

La Vergne and Smyrna Police are doing their part to boost National Night Out in their communities Tuesday, August 1.

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Remembering Rutherford: Bell lynched despite victim's plea and sheriff's efforts
Remembering Rutherford: Bell lynched despite victim's plea and sheriff's efforts

"The 'law's delay,' as exemplified in the courthouse, is the cause of these illegal executions."

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Investigation leads to Motlow president's resignation
Investigation leads to Motlow president's resignation

State senator requests audit of probe, says it 'didn't seem appropriate'

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Rep. Sparks announces funding approval for additions at Motlow Smyrna campus
Rep. Sparks announces funding approval for additions at Motlow Smyrna campus

Rep. Mike Sparks announced Friday that the State Building Commission has officially approved funding for additions at Motlow State Community College's Smyrna Campus.

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Two jailed on child rape charges
Two jailed on child rape charges

Two Murfreesboro residents are being held at the Rutherford County Jail on multiple charges of sexual battery, incest and rape of a child, according records acquired from Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Retirement community approved at Smyrna Town Council
Retirement community approved at Smyrna Town Council

Sometimes three minutes of public comment time before the Town Council is a rant of frustration, but sometimes it's so reasonable it triggers a dialog with council and staff, and good comes from it.

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Smyrna man killed in auto accident
Smyrna man killed in auto accident

A fatal crash claimed the life of a Smyrna man Friday afternoon.

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Man shot in La Vergne Walmart parking lot
Man shot in La Vergne Walmart parking lot

A man was shot in the chest while sitting in his car in the parking lot of the new Walmart in La Vergne, according to police reports.

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Mosque vandalized overnight
Mosque vandalized overnight

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is investigating overnight vandalism at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro where someone spray-painted curse words condemning Allah and left bacon at a front door.

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Courthouse thief steals monitor, chair
Courthouse thief steals monitor, chair

It wasn't quite a Yankee invasion, but somebody broke into the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse over the weekend, stealing a couple of items and leaving folks a bit unnerved.

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'Survival Day'
'Survival Day'

Veterans celebrate life, remembering the day they almost died together

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Smyrna activities for children of all ages
Smyrna activities for children of all ages

Parents love their children, but all summer long, all the time? Thankfully, there are places to go and things to see to keep bright young minds occupied and buy some down time for mom and dad.

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First set of triplets at TriStar in Smyrna
First set of triplets at TriStar in Smyrna

On May 30, 2017, Nwado and Ogoeabunam Chukwurah welcomed their triplets into the world at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, the first triplets ever delivered at the medical facility.

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Tasty tidbits, talented folks at Taste of Smyrna
Tasty tidbits, talented folks at Taste of Smyrna

The seventh annual Taste of Smyrna was two hours of hospitality, community and tasty tidbits from local eateries.

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Georgia fugitives surrender to Christiana man
Georgia fugitives surrender to Christiana man

"As they came closer, I began to slowly back up. At that point, I realized I had two ex-cons wanted for murder, who had just shot at law enforcement and (had) nothing to lose."

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Smyrna Town Council approves assisted living facility
Smyrna Town Council approves assisted living facility

The most discussed item on the old business agenda for the June 13 Smyrna Town Council meeting was the second and final reading for a rezoning ordinance on a parcel of more than 26 acres on Rock Springs Road, immediately adjacent to StoneCrest Medical Center.

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Georgia fugitives arrested near Christiana
Georgia fugitives arrested near Christiana

Detectives processed multiple crimes scenes following the afternoon's pursuit and capture of Ricky Dubose and Donny Rowe, who allegedly murdered two Georgia Department of Corrections officers June 13.

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Church vandalized on Old Nashville Highway
Church vandalized on Old Nashville Highway

Barely a month after a local group erected a marker at Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church recognizing its historical significance, someone vandalized the building overnight this week.

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Adult arrested, juveniles wanted in attempted homicide at College Grove
Adult arrested, juveniles wanted in attempted homicide at College Grove

One adult has been arrested in the June 4 shooting at College Grove Apartments, and authorities are searching for two juveniles over the age of 14 in connection with the crime.

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College Grove shooting investigated as attempted homicide
College Grove shooting investigated as attempted homicide

Police found Marcellous Davis with a gunshot wound to the face. He was taken to Vanderbilt hospital.

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One shot at College Grove Apartments
One shot at College Grove Apartments

One person was shot in the face this evening in the parking lot of College Grove Apartments.

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Fraudster pleads guilty in Nashville Motor Cars case
Fraudster pleads guilty in Nashville Motor Cars case

The former owner of Nashville Motor Cars pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to defrauding customers, banks and business partners three years after the dealership vanished from its Northwest Broad Street lot.

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MTSU, city consider broader reach of campus police
MTSU, city consider broader reach of campus police

President McPhee, Mayor McFarland continue work to deter off-campus crime.

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One suspect arrested, two on the run in homicide investigation
One suspect arrested, two on the run in homicide investigation
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Police, city, MTSU meet to address crime
Police, city, MTSU meet to address crime
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Smyrna turns out as Capt. Kuss Memorial's Hornet comes to stay
Smyrna turns out as Capt. Kuss Memorial's Hornet comes to stay

More than 1,000 locals, in clusters of 10 to 50 at the sides of Lowry Street, lined the streets and waved American flags as the F/A-18c Hornet painted in Blue Angels' colors arrived for its final mission as the centerpiece of the Capt. Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial in Smyrna.

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'Boro business owner pleads guilty to tax evasion

Melissa Sue Baker, 39, of Murfreesboro Tenn., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court, to two counts of tax evasion, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith of the Middle District of Tennessee.

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RSCO supervisor fired for background checks

A high-ranking Rutherford County Sheriff's Office supervisor who was fired Wednesday perjured himself in doing background checks on top county officials amid a federal and state investigation into former Sheriff Robert Arnold, according to District Attorney Jennings Jones.

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Third gunshot victim found at University Ridge Apartments
Third gunshot victim found at University Ridge Apartments

Murfreesboro police are investigating the city's third shooting death in a month after a man was found dead Tuesday night after being dumped from a car on South Rutherford Boulevard.

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Smyrna leaders struggle with traffic, drainage issues due to growth
Smyrna leaders struggle with traffic, drainage issues due to growth

Smyrna leaders passed the Annual Budget on first reading and left the tax rate unchanged at 88.4 cents per $100 assessed value during the most recent council meeting.

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One Mile Lane murder bound over to grand jury
One Mile Lane murder bound over to grand jury

A Wilson County man accused of killing a One Mile Lane resident hit him in the head with a sledgehammer and then stabbed him in a fight over a drug debt, according to court testimony.

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Barber shop, pool hall cited for housing illegal gambling operation
Barber shop, pool hall cited for housing illegal gambling operation

Nine individuals were charged with misdemeanor gambling and one was charged with promotion of gambling and possession of gambling machines after Murfreesboro Police executed a search warrant at a downtown business recently.

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Football fraudsters swindle more than $100,000
Football fraudsters swindle more than $100,000

A Murfreesboro man claiming to be the chairman of the fledgling North American Football League is facing felony fraud charges after allegedly bilking tens of thousands of dollars out of investors.

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Blue Angels jet to rest at Smyrna park in honor of the fallen Capt. Jeff Kuss
Blue Angels jet to rest at Smyrna park in honor of the fallen Capt. Jeff Kuss

The retired aircraft will carry Capt. Kuss' Number Six on its vertical stabilizer.

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City, MTSU taking 'significant measures' to combat campus-area crime
City, MTSU taking 'significant measures' to combat campus-area crime

Saturation patrols, officer overtime, apartment complex accountability among measures.

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Fatal shooting on New Lascassas Pike
Fatal shooting on New Lascassas Pike

Murfreesboro Police are looking for suspects in connection with the Tuesday night shooting death of a man at a New Lascassas Pike apartment complex.

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Detective cleared after April officer-involved shooting
Detective cleared after April officer-involved shooting

A Rutherford County Sheriff's detective returned to duty recently after being cleared in the shooting of a man who hit him and pulled a gun when he tried to arrest him on a domestic violence warrant.

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Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center celebrates grand opening
Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center celebrates grand opening

More than a year in the making, the new Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center is ready for business.

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First Smyrna Kid's Safety Day kicks off May 20
First Smyrna Kid's Safety Day kicks off May 20

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, the town of Smyrna and the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Center are hosting the first Smyrna Kid's Safety Day.

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County jail aims to reduce inmate population
County jail aims to reduce inmate population

Education, counseling, skills training to get folks on their feet.

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John Black honored as Good Scout of Smyrna
John Black honored as Good Scout of Smyrna

John Black, the executive director of the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority, received the Good Scout Award during the Friends of Scouting breakfast held yesterday morning at LifePoint Church in Smyrna.

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Solar phone finds a home at Motlow
Solar phone finds a home at Motlow

Mechatronics students design, install it on Smyrna campus.

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Two arrested in Smyrna gambling bust
Two arrested in Smyrna gambling bust

With ten hotels, their meeting rooms and more than a thousand guest rooms fronting Interstate 24 on Hotel Row in Smyrna, some say it was just a matter of time before a major vice bust.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Come break bread with Smyrna entrepreneur
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Come break bread with Smyrna entrepreneur

Andrea Corke says God led her to create Depot District luncheonette.

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Motlow cooks out for graduation
Motlow cooks out for graduation

Campus celebrates to recognize those who've stayed the course.

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Smyrna's Habitat for Humanity ReStore celebrates grand opening
Smyrna's Habitat for Humanity ReStore celebrates grand opening

Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity opened their second ReStore in Smyrna last week.

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Former sheriff sentenced in JailCigs case
Former sheriff sentenced in JailCigs case

A tearful Robert Arnold admitted Thursday he "betrayed" the people of Rutherford County and lied to them when he directed an e-cigarettes operation at the county jail, making tens of thousands of dollars illegally.

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One killed in latest Greenland Drive shooting
One killed in latest Greenland Drive shooting

Three shootings in two weeks on Greenland Drive have resulted in multiple gunshot injuries, with the most recent costing one young man his life.

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Shooting victim named, arrest warrant issued
Shooting victim named, arrest warrant issued

The Murfreesboro Police Department has named the victim of yesterday's fatal shooting, and issued an arrest warrant.

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Third shooting on Greenland Drive
Third shooting on Greenland Drive

Witnesses described the suspect as a black male, 6', thin build, short hair, wearing khaki pants, a white shirt and a black coat.

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Former detention deputy arrested for child rape
Former detention deputy arrested for child rape

Mark A. Garza, a detention deputy at Rutherford County Jail, was arrested May 4 for aggravated sexual battery and rape of a child.

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Cat reported stolen from Murfreesboro apartment
Cat reported stolen from Murfreesboro apartment

A Siamese cat was reported stolen from an apartment on Kingwood Drive this week.

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Barrett enters guilty pleas in fatal hit-and-run case
Barrett enters guilty pleas in fatal hit-and-run case

A Nashville woman was killed in a hit-and-run last July in Smyrna. Now the motorist who struck her has pleaded guilty to two charges connected to the incident.

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Abbott sentenced to 15 years
Abbott sentenced to 15 years

A man convicted of second-degree murder in the July 22, 2015 shooting death of Jesse Sliepenbeek will serve a 15-year prison sentence after reaching an agreement with prosecutors.

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Solicitation of a minor investigated in Murfreesboro
Solicitation of a minor investigated in Murfreesboro

Detectives with the Special Victims Unit served a search warrant at a home on Shade Court in Murfreesboro this morning, accord to MPD Sgt. Kyle Evans.

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Oakland teacher, coach suspended over criminal investigation
Oakland teacher, coach suspended over criminal investigation

A teacher at Oakland High School has been suspended without pay, according to Rutherford County Schools spokesperson James Evans.

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Spate of shootings in Murfreesboro
Spate of shootings in Murfreesboro

Several shootings occurred in Murfreesboro yesterday evening, and including the second shooting on Greenland Drive this week, which severely injured one man who was later LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Gunshot injury on Greenland Drive
Gunshot injury on Greenland Drive

At 1:37 p.m. April 25 officers with Murfreesboro Police Department responded to 920 Greenland Dr. Apt. 124 in reference to a report of gunshots being fired.

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Smyrna Council declares May 1 'Senior Citizens Day'
Smyrna Council declares May 1 'Senior Citizens Day'

The highlight of the meeting was a Proclamation by the mayor, declaring May 1, 2017 Senior Citizens Day in Smyrna, to follow up on the single day declared in 2016.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Working mother doesn't accept 'can't'
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Working mother doesn't accept 'can't'

Tiffany Johnson, executive director, brings 'can-do' spirit to Sam Davis Home.

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 New airport fire chief Jeff Harris will 'carry the torch'
New airport fire chief Jeff Harris will 'carry the torch'

"I'm happy to be here. This is an excellent opportunity, a new chapter in my career, a new chapter in my life, I'm really excited about it."

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Smyrna revitalizing three miles of Lowry Street, one block at a time
Smyrna revitalizing three miles of Lowry Street, one block at a time

Revitalizing a three-mile stretch of Lowry Street in Smyrna is a very large and complicated project.

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Two MTSU football players being investigated for animal cruelty
Two MTSU football players being investigated for animal cruelty

Two MTSU football players are at the center of an investigation for animal cruelty, according to Murfreesboro Police records.

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Smyrna TCAT program sets pace for public-private partnerships
Smyrna TCAT program sets pace for public-private partnerships

More than 400 people - including Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Dr. Flora Tydings - descended upon the new Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) campus in Smyrna for a ribbon cutting marking the school as fully operational.

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Meals on Wheels marches on in North Rutherford
Meals on Wheels marches on in North Rutherford

Mayor Waldron delivers meals to La Vergne seniors.

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A trip around the world - plus Quidditch
A trip around the world - plus Quidditch

Motlow students sample treats and culture from nearly two dozen nations.

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'Murder Aboard the Celine Zara' takes sail in Smyrna
'Murder Aboard the Celine Zara' takes sail in Smyrna

Consider This, Inc., presents innovative local entertainment.

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Wilson County man charged with One Mile Lane murder
Wilson County man charged with One Mile Lane murder

A 47-year-old Wilson County man is charged with first-degree murder less than 30 hours after an acquaintance was found near death at his One Mile Lane home 2 p.m. Friday, Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh said.

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Smyrna Airport hangar loses roof in thunderstorm
Smyrna Airport hangar loses roof in thunderstorm

High winds from a severe thunderstorm Monday afternoon peeled the waterproof roof covering off aircraft hangar 621 at the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport.

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Murder Aboard the Celine Zara
Murder Aboard the Celine Zara

Come join Consider This, Inc., for their production of Murder Aboard the Celine Zara at The Grove Church in Smyrna March 31-April 1 and April 7-8, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Smyrna Sister City fundraiser signals visit from Zama students
Smyrna Sister City fundraiser signals visit from Zama students

Zama is in the Kanagawa Prefecture in eastern Japan, about 24 miles from Tokyo, with a population of more than 129,000.

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Mortar rounds, hand grenade found at Murfreesboro apartment complex
Mortar rounds, hand grenade found at Murfreesboro apartment complex

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.

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Ellis murder charge bound over
Ellis murder charge bound over

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.

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Injuries not critical at demolition site on Nissan Smyrna property

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.

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 Lowry Street plan approved at Smyrna Town Council
Lowry Street plan approved at Smyrna Town Council

Mayor Mary Esther Reed and the Smyrna Town Council unanimously approved the Lowry Street Revitalization Overlay Plan at Tuesday night's meeting.

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Celebrate Pi Day the tasty way
Celebrate Pi Day the tasty way

Stick a fork in March 14.

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No Smyrna food trucks have applied for permit: attorney
No Smyrna food trucks have applied for permit: attorney

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.

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Science Fair at Smyrna Town Hall
Science Fair at Smyrna Town Hall

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.

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Smyrna couple rides out tornado inside houseboat
Smyrna couple rides out tornado inside houseboat

"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.

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Boyfriend charged with first-degree murder
Boyfriend charged with first-degree murder

A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend Tuesday was charged with murder, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Wednesday.

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Lane pleads guilty to murder
Lane pleads guilty to murder

Four years after Amanda Lane Woodall's death, her childhood abuser pleads guilty to murder.

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Armed robbery leads to car chase in La Vergne
Armed robbery leads to car chase in La Vergne

During this morning's severe weather an armed robbery occurred in the Cedar Glen Mobile Home Park at Fergus and Sand Hill Road.

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Smyrna police investigate apparent murder-suicide
Smyrna police investigate apparent murder-suicide
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A new home for Rambo
A new home for Rambo

P.A.W.S. pups find fur-ever families at Smyrna bark park.

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Two wounded by gunfire at Rogers Park
Two wounded by gunfire at Rogers Park

Two people were wounded by gunshots at Rogers Park in Murfreesboro this afternoon.

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Man charged after impersonating TBI agent at Murfreesboro massage business
Man charged after impersonating TBI agent at Murfreesboro massage business

A TBI investigation resulted in the arrest of a Gainesboro man charged with impersonating an agent.

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Man arrested for attempted child rape
Man arrested for attempted child rape

Edward K. Vanepps was arrested Tuesday for solicitation of a minor and attempt to commit child rape.

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Man shot while chasing alleged thieves
Man shot while chasing alleged thieves

A Murfreesboro man was shot in the leg by thieves who broke into his car, according to a police report.

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Lascassas man jumped in Murfreesboro parking garage
Lascassas man jumped in Murfreesboro parking garage
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Stolen weapons recovered by sheriff's office
Stolen weapons recovered by sheriff's office

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.

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Newly appointed sheriff speaks in Smyrna
Newly appointed sheriff speaks in Smyrna

Fitzhugh not looking in the rear view as he drives sheriff's office forward.

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Brace pleads guilty to murder
Brace pleads guilty to murder

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.

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Smyrna Town Council chases chickens, highway funds
Smyrna Town Council chases chickens, highway funds

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.

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Firefighter under investigation over alleged sexual contact with minor
Firefighter under investigation over alleged sexual contact with minor

A Murfreesboro firefighter is under investigation by state authorities for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor and possessing illicit images, officials said Thursday.

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Haslam visits TCAT in Smyrna
Haslam visits TCAT in Smyrna

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.

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Gas tax proposal garners praise, criticism from local leaders
Gas tax proposal garners praise, criticism from local leaders

Prices at the pump may rise to fund roads.

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Murfreesboro woman sentenced for stealing identities to file false tax returns
Murfreesboro woman sentenced for stealing identities to file false tax returns

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.

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Local man charged in murders
Local man charged in murders

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.

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Motlow might see more funding
Motlow might see more funding

College needs space to accommodate growing student body.

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Tennessee has a serious drug problem
Tennessee has a serious drug problem

Our state is riddled with prescription drug abuse.

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UPDATED: Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County
UPDATED: Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County

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.

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Top Gun admiral helped write the movie
Top Gun admiral helped write the movie

But he also trained actual Top Gun pilots - by 'dogfighting' them.

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Winter reading programs to begin at Linebaugh, Smyrna libraries
Winter reading programs to begin at Linebaugh, Smyrna libraries

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.

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Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County
Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County

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.

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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations during severe shortage
Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations during severe shortage

Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.

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St. Luke Catholic Church celebrates building dedication
St. Luke Catholic Church celebrates building dedication

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.

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Arrest made in Indian Park murder
Arrest made in Indian Park murder

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.

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Realtors in north Rutherford donate food
Realtors in north Rutherford donate food

The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS recently held food drives for the hungry in their service area.

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Shooting on West Castle Street
Shooting on West Castle Street

An altercation on West Castle Street led to a deadly shooting this afternoon.

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Did you win the lottery?
Did you win the lottery?

The winning ticket, worth $100,000, was purchased at Smyrna Liquors on Almaville Road.

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Murfreesboro man charged in Bedford County murder
Murfreesboro man charged in Bedford County murder

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.

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$100,000 Powerball winner in Smyrna
$100,000 Powerball winner in Smyrna

he holidays are even brighter for a Tennessee Lottery player in Smyrna, who won $100,000 from last night's Powerball drawing.

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Man fatally shot at Indian Park Drive home
Man fatally shot at Indian Park Drive home

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.

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Tennessee Legal: Texting and Tennessee 'Due Care Law'
Tennessee Legal: Texting and Tennessee 'Due Care Law'

"Friends don't let friends text and drive." - A wisely worded bumper sticker

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Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers
Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers

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.

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Abbott convicted of second-degree murder
Abbott convicted of second-degree murder

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.

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Cope to pay $200,000 fine for insider trader
Cope to pay $200,000 fine for insider trader

Former county attorney will also serve two years probation, nine months home confinement

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New advisory council to address future of waste
New advisory council to address future of waste

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.

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Body of missing woman found
Body of missing woman found

DNA results are still pending, but detectives have identified the body found Thursday as Francisca Gomez-Cordero, reported missing earlier this week.

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Arrest made in cold case from 2007
Arrest made in cold case from 2007

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.

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County jail loses certification
County jail loses certification

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.

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Fraudster swindles $60,000 through Boro-based businesses

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.

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Murfreesboro woman kidnapped
Murfreesboro woman kidnapped

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).

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Murfreesboro-based businesses, operator cited for securities fraud
Murfreesboro-based businesses, operator cited for securities fraud

Migdalia Freyre (aka Mig Christian) permanently barred, fined $50,000.

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Ketron, Read consider county mayoral run
Ketron, Read consider county mayoral run

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.

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Convicted sex offender pleads guilty a third time
Convicted sex offender pleads guilty a third time

A twice-convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual battery of a high school student he incapacitated four years ago

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Official historian can handle a six-gun
Official historian can handle a six-gun

Luffman keeps sharp-shooting alive - just like he preserves state's legacy.

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Morning lockdown at Stewarts Creek High School
Morning lockdown at Stewarts Creek High School

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.

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Dunn pleads guilty to child porn charges
Dunn pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former Murfreesboro Police SWAT unit leader received an 18-year prison sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to child porn charges.

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Letter to the Editor: Giving Tuesday
Letter to the Editor: Giving Tuesday

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.

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New charges against Yocca in self-induced abortion attempt
New charges against Yocca in self-induced abortion attempt

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.

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Suspect wanted in connection with La Vergne shooting
Suspect wanted in connection with La Vergne shooting

Police in La Vergne are investigating a shooting that injured one man yesterday and caused an auto accident.

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Marijuana, guns seized from La Vergne man's home
Marijuana, guns seized from La Vergne man's home

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.

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Rutherford County churches under fire
Rutherford County churches under fire

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.

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Threatening note containing racial slur found in Blackman locker room
Threatening note containing racial slur found in Blackman locker room

'Bias-motivated' crime reported against local couple.

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Adopt a Hero founder arrested on rape charges
Adopt a Hero founder arrested on rape charges

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.

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Rutherford County Republicans rejoice
Rutherford County Republicans rejoice

Republicans rolled to victory in Rutherford County, sweeping state legislative seats.

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La Vergne woman charged with conspiracy, wire fraud
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Election Day is Nov. 8
Election Day is Nov. 8

Don't forget to vote!

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79,074 early ballots cast in Rutherford County
79,074 early ballots cast in Rutherford County

'I wish voters had this type of urgency to vote for all elections,' said Farley.

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Limbaugh for president
Limbaugh for president

Riverdale teacher wants to offer 'another answer.'

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Two robbed, suspect behind bars
Two robbed, suspect behind bars

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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Make Halloween headlines
Make Halloween headlines

The Murfreesboro Post wants YOU!

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Halloween Roundup
Halloween Roundup

Don't miss these spooky activities in Rutherford County.

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Election season in Rutherford County
Election season in Rutherford County

Early voting off to a great start.

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Parade of pups celebrating Bark Springs at Sharp Springs
Parade of pups celebrating Bark Springs at Sharp Springs
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Cope pleads guilty to insider trading
Cope pleads guilty to insider trading

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.

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Suspected Subway burglar in custody
Suspected Subway burglar in custody

A former Subway employee is accused of breaking into four of the Rutherford County restaurants as well as Go USA Fun Park this month.

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Attempted murder of two deputies results in arrest
Attempted murder of two deputies results in arrest

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.

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A year after his murder, Gregg Hawkins' family pleads for clues
A year after his murder, Gregg Hawkins' family pleads for clues

A year after her husband was gunned down at Mona Boat Ramp, Janet Hawkins holds out hope investigators will find his killer.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Diana Hague tells more than just ghost stories
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Diana Hague tells more than just ghost stories

She also tells the stories that connect us with each other.

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Teacher suspended for drug theft
Teacher suspended for drug theft

Rutherford County Schools suspended an elementary teacher at Eagleville School for allegedly stealing prescription medicine from the nurse's office, the school system reported.

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Judge refuses to withhold Brace's statement from trial
Judge refuses to withhold Brace's statement from trial

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.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Twice a cancer patient's wife, her dad Gil was her hero
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Twice a cancer patient's wife, her dad Gil was her hero

Ginny Williams helped defy leukemia, runs store, gives back to her community.

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Feds want Arnold's bond revoked
Feds want Arnold's bond revoked

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.

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Dick Meadow sticks to what he starts
Dick Meadow sticks to what he starts

He's lived 89 years, been wed 67, had the same phone number for 58.

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Juvenile arrested in relation to shooting, wreck
Juvenile arrested in relation to shooting, wreck

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.

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Warner will remain behind bars
Warner will remain behind bars

Convict in unrelated case also to request new trial.

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Hounds around town
Hounds around town

Pet-friendly shopping in Rutherford County.

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Stewarts Creek, Smyrna to honor fallen Blue Angel

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.

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Bob Spivey, former mayor of Smyrna, passes away
Bob Spivey, former mayor of Smyrna, passes away

Former Smyrna Mayor Bob Spivey passed away August 17, 2016.

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Florence Road widening, new stores and more from Smyrna Town Council
Florence Road widening, new stores and more from Smyrna Town Council

The Smyrna Town Council meeting was held at the Council Chambers, 315 Lowry Street, on Tuesday, August 9 at 5 p.m.

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Charges bound over in aggravated assault case
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Do you know these robbers?
Do you know these robbers?

Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the Jefferson Pike Market clerk about 8:20 p.m. Monday night on Jefferson Pike.

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Firearm stolen from deputy's patrol car
Firearm stolen from deputy's patrol car

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.

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'I didn't mean to kill him,' says murder defendant during 911 call
'I didn't mean to kill him,' says murder defendant during 911 call

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.

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Rutherford County centenarians honored
Rutherford County centenarians honored

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.

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National Night Out gears up across county
National Night Out gears up across 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.

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UPDATED: Charges bound over in Gareion Simmons' hearing
UPDATED: Charges bound over in Gareion Simmons' hearing

Mildred Parker says she hasn't stopped crying since her daughter, Jessica Miranda Campos, was killed in a high-speed pursuit June 24.

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Armed robbery suspects at large
Armed robbery suspects at large
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Revitalization project to expand and define downtown Smyrna
Revitalization project to expand and define downtown Smyrna

"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.

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Charges bound over in Gareion Simmons' hearing
Charges bound over in Gareion Simmons' hearing

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.

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Cellphones sealed until Bowling's trial
Cellphones sealed until Bowling's trial

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.

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Armed robbery suspect at large
Armed robbery suspect at large

At approximately 12:45 p.m. July 24 the Quick Stop at 561B Nissan Boulevard was robbed.

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Police seek suspect in fatal hit and run
Police seek suspect in fatal hit and run

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.

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When children are charged
When children are charged

How student sex crimes affect school safety.

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Cross-county car chase ends in fatal crash
Cross-county car chase ends in fatal crash

A car chase across county lines June 24 resulted in one fatality and multiple injuries in Murfreesboro, including injuries sustained by a young child.

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July 2016
July 2016
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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Susan Gulley 'seizes the art' in Smyrna

Café, workshop reflect her dedication and creativity.

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Arrest warrant issued in connection with homicide
Arrest warrant issued in connection with homicide

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).

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The (air) show goes on
The (air) show goes on

"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.

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Marine captain killed in Blue Angel crash
Marine captain killed in Blue Angel crash

"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."

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Charges dismissed in Hobgood disturbance
Charges dismissed in Hobgood disturbance

Related case to move forward, says DA

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Tragic death of Mary Huhta rattles community
Tragic death of Mary Huhta rattles community

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.

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Blue Angel aircraft crashes in Smyrna
Blue Angel aircraft crashes in Smyrna

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.

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Juvenile rape linked to arrests at Hobgood
Juvenile rape linked to arrests at Hobgood

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.

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Memories fill heart, mind of 100-year-old WW II vet
Memories fill heart, mind of 100-year-old WW II vet

Meeting Eisenhower, liberating a Nazi camp, D-Day and much more.

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2016 Smyrna Rotary Scholarship Recipients
2016 Smyrna Rotary Scholarship Recipients
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CID investigates aggravated robbery
CID investigates aggravated robbery

The Criminal Investigation Division is seeking information regarding the identity of this individual.

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UPDATE: Fight breaks out, escalates to shooting
UPDATE: Fight breaks out, escalates to shooting
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Student arrested at LaVergne Middle
Student arrested at LaVergne Middle

A student at LaVergne Middle School is accused of making electronic threats toward another student.

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Burglary ring busted
Burglary ring busted

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.

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New billboards seek Hawkin's murderer
New billboards seek Hawkin's murderer

Widow Janet Hawkins seeks justice for her husband, Gregg, who was killed Oct. 16 while fishing with his daughter at Mona Boat Ramp.

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Smyrna seeks feedback on long-term road improvements
Smyrna seeks feedback on long-term road improvements
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Eric Ellis to undergo mental evaluation
Eric Ellis to undergo mental evaluation

Ellis charged with first-degree murder in death of Kimberly Allen

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Man arrested over restroom cameras in Smyrna
Man arrested over restroom cameras in Smyrna

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.

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Suspect identified in Smyrna shooting
Suspect identified in Smyrna shooting

March 31 at approximately 12:40 a.m. Smyrna Police responded to the Singh Bar and Restaurant in reference to a shooting.

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Police seek suspect in Smyrna shooting
Police seek suspect in Smyrna 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.

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Police investigate Smyrna shooting
Police investigate Smyrna shooting

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.

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Steel Technologies LLC to expand in Rutherford County
Steel Technologies LLC to expand in Rutherford County

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.

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Smyrna Pawn break-in results in deadly crash
Smyrna Pawn break-in results in deadly crash

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.

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Arrest made in Smyrna homicide
Arrest made in Smyrna homicide

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.

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Homicide at The Vie
Homicide at The Vie

Police are investigating a homicide early Friday morning at The Vie apartments on Wenlon Drive.

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Carachure bound over
Carachure bound over

A Murfreesboro Police detective testified Tuesday a murder defendant didn't kill his victim in self-defense during a February drug deal.

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Teenager charged after shooting
Teenager charged after shooting

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.

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Arrest made in assault, kidnapping, car chase case
Arrest made in assault, kidnapping, car chase case

TBI continues routine investigation; officer remains on leave

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March madness: Car chase leads to shots fired by police
March madness: Car chase leads to shots fired by police

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.

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Attempted jail break thwarted
Attempted jail break thwarted

Deputies foiled an attempted escape plot by two inmates early Sunday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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SunTrust Bank robbed
SunTrust Bank robbed

Police are looking for a man who robbed SunTrust Bank on Greenland Drive this afternoon.

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Charges against Cuban nationals bound over
Charges against Cuban nationals bound over

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.

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Sheriff speaks after possible drive-by
Sheriff speaks after possible drive-by

"It startled me for my kids' sake and my wife's sake," said Sheriff Robert Arnold at today's press conference.

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MFRD's Fire Marshal's Office arrests juvenile for setting five fires
MFRD's Fire Marshal's Office arrests juvenile for setting five fires

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.

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Closing statements made in Lytle Creek murder trial
Closing statements made in Lytle Creek murder trial

Jury deliberates today.

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Warner found guilty in Lytle Creek murder
Warner found guilty in Lytle Creek murder

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.

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Trial opens in Lytle Creek murder
Trial opens in Lytle Creek murder

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.

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Convicted murderer, rapist to serve consecutive sentences
Convicted murderer, rapist to serve consecutive sentences

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.

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Robbery in La Vergne
Robbery in La Vergne
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5-kilo bust stems a little of rising heroin tide
5-kilo bust stems a little of rising heroin tide

Murfreesboro Police, TBI and DEA arrest 2 Colorado women.

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Suspects caught in theft, arson
Suspects caught in theft, arson

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.

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Lead on Salvation Army theft
Lead on Salvation Army theft

The police have a lead on last weekend's theft at the Salvation Army storage unit in La Vernge.

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Police seek suspect in credit card 'skimming' operation
Police seek suspect in credit card 'skimming' operation

A victim reported someone used her debit card number to make purchases.

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Thieves clean out Salvation Army storage
Thieves clean out Salvation Army storage

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.

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Smyrna shooting suspect found dead
Smyrna shooting suspect found dead

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.

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Wanted sex offender at large
Wanted sex offender at large
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Sexual assault case closed

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.

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Scammers threaten area residents
Scammers threaten area residents

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.

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Attempted self-abortion results in first-degree attempted murder charge
Attempted self-abortion results in first-degree attempted murder charge

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.

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Drag racing alleged in traffic-jamming crash
Drag racing alleged in traffic-jamming crash

Flipped truck on I-24 produces gridlock in the 'Boro.

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Lambert pleads guilty to aggravated robbery
Lambert pleads guilty to aggravated robbery

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.

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Shooting near downtown
Shooting near downtown

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.

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Person of interest in Hawkin's murder sought
Person of interest in Hawkin's murder sought

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.

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Arrest 'imminent' in China Videon's disappearance
Arrest 'imminent' in China Videon's disappearance

With an arrest "imminent" in the disappearance of teenager China Videon 16 years ago, friends and family lit candles to mark her birthday.

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MPD sergeant arrested, charged and fired
MPD sergeant arrested, charged and fired

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a Murfreesboro Police sergeant Monday and charged him in connection with an ongoing child pornography investigation.

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Investigation into gang activity results in three arrests
Investigation into gang activity results in three arrests

Murfreesboro Police arrested three people and seized a large cache of drugs Monday at Bradyville Pike.

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Pet slain in west Murfreesboro
Pet slain in west Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro resident is mourning the loss of her dog, who was fatally shot by an unknown assailant with a bow and arrow.

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Shooting under investigation
Shooting under investigation

Police are investigating a shooting just before noon today in the middle of town that hospitalized one person.

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Smyrna home makes 'Most Endangered Historic Properties' list
Smyrna home makes 'Most Endangered Historic Properties' list

The Johns-King House was built in 1807 and has long been recognized as a local landmark.

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Suspects still at large
Suspects still at large

The suspects then entered the office and stole a safe.

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Prescribed medical marijuana seized in traffic stop
Prescribed medical marijuana seized in traffic stop

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.

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Patel cousins sentenced to 15 years

Two cousins convicted in a murder-for-hire plot were sentenced to 15 years each in prison.

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Smyrna man charged with sexual exploitation
Smyrna man charged with sexual exploitation

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.

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Crime Map: Oct. 12-18
Crime Map: Oct. 12-18

Burglars broke into two business and several homes during the past week.

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Man faces felony charges related to La Vergne student's death
Man faces felony charges related to La Vergne student's death

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.

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Murder at Mona boat ramp
Murder at Mona boat ramp

A fisherman was shot to death Friday at Mona boat ramp north of Murfreesboro, according to Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Bank robber still at large
Bank robber still at large
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Mona murder victim likely interrupted a crime
Mona murder victim likely interrupted a crime

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.

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Attempted murder on North Maney Avenue
Attempted murder on North Maney Avenue

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.

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Green pleads guilty, recieves 20 year sentence
Green pleads guilty, recieves 20 year sentence

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.

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Indictments filed against former Siegel coach
Indictments filed against former Siegel coach

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.

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Convicted sex offender indicted again
Convicted sex offender indicted again

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.

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Attempted murder suspect wanted
Attempted murder suspect wanted

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.

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Depot Days in downtown Smyrna
Depot Days in downtown Smyrna
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Charges filed in meth bust
Charges filed in meth bust

Three suspects were charged with making methamphetamine while Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies were searching for burglary suspect earlier this month, a deputy said.

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Art studio facilities for Motlow students
Art studio facilities for Motlow students
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Suspect in Boro bank robbery still at large
Suspect in Boro bank robbery still at large

Police are investigating two robberies that took place Thursday within two hours of each other on different sections of Rutherford Boulevard.

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Murfreesboro man arrested in child porn investigation
Murfreesboro man arrested in child porn investigation

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Murfreesboro man in connection to an ongoing child pornography investigation.

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Suspects arrested in Riverdale pellet gun incident
Suspects arrested in Riverdale pellet gun incident

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.

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Fugitive on the run from Secret Service caught in Rutherford County
Fugitive on the run from Secret Service caught in Rutherford County

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.

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Do you recognize this man?
Do you recognize this man?

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.

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Judge sets Abbott's bond at $300,000
Judge sets Abbott's bond at $300,000

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.

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Smyrna holds off La Vergne 16-13

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.

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Meth lab found
Meth lab found
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Murfreesboro man arrested for solicitation of minor
Murfreesboro man arrested for solicitation of minor

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.

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Patel cousins found guilty of solicitation, conspiracy to commit murder
Patel cousins found guilty of solicitation, conspiracy to commit murder

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.

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Police seek burglary suspect
Police seek burglary suspect

The suspect in these photos is believed to be responsible for several burglaries to autos and vending machines.

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Three arrested for card fraud
Three arrested for card fraud

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.

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Regal Inn adopts
Regal Inn adopts "no-tolerance policy"
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Double vehicle fire investigation off Northfield Blvd.
Double vehicle fire investigation off Northfield Blvd.

The investigation is underway in a double vehicle fire that occurred at Summit Townhomes apartment complex last week.

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Topre America to build Nissan supply facility in Smyrna
Topre America to build Nissan supply facility in Smyrna

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.

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Nissan launches 2015 Maxima in Smyrna
Nissan launches 2015 Maxima in Smyrna

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.

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Records show sheriff's major used office heavily to run private business

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.

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Smyrna Police paid sheriff's major for training seminar
Smyrna Police paid sheriff's major for training seminar

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.

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Suspect shot during armed robbery

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

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UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder in north Rutherford stabbing incident
UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder in north Rutherford stabbing incident

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.

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UPDATE: Nissan to invest $160M in supplier park to land 1,000 jobs
UPDATE: Nissan to invest $160M in supplier park to land 1,000 jobs

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.

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UPDATE: Smyrna Police capture shooting suspect; weapon and drug charges filed
UPDATE: Smyrna Police capture shooting suspect; weapon and drug charges filed

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.

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Mt. Juliet woman killed in Smyrna crash
Mt. Juliet woman killed in Smyrna crash

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.

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Smyrna placing new restrictions on alternative lenders
Smyrna placing new restrictions on alternative lenders

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.

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Riverdale's Barrett resigns as girls coach
Riverdale's Barrett resigns as girls coach

Riverdale's girls basketball coach Cory Barrett, already suspended for next season, has resigned his position with the school.

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Smyrna council eyes lending business restrictions
Smyrna council eyes lending business restrictions

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.

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Smyrna, Riverdale coaches suspended through 2015-2016 year
Smyrna, Riverdale coaches suspended through 2015-2016 year

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.

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Two businesses, apartment searched in prostitution investigation
Two businesses, apartment searched in prostitution investigation

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.

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Riverdale, Smyrna girls removed from postseason
Riverdale, Smyrna girls removed from postseason

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.

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Lytle keeps on volunteering in Smyrna ... at age 93!
Lytle keeps on volunteering in Smyrna ... at age 93!
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Smyrna man killed in head-on crash

A Smyrna man was killed and two other people were injured Tuesday night in a head-on collision on Nissan Drive, Smyrna Police reported.

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Smyrna woman indicted in death of underweight infant

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.

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Suspect nabbed in Lascassas Drugs robbery

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.

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Violent crimes numbers drop in Rutherford County

Violent crimes dropped 5.4 percent last year in Rutherford County, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Rocky Fork interchange project on hold

Smyrna leaders say construction of a Rocky Fork Road interchange at I-24 is vital to the town's economy and traffic flow.

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West Jefferson project still awaiting funding

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.

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Statement issued concerning Tuberculosis case at Smyrna High School

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.

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Smyrna Police offer $6,000 reward in murder case

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.

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Grenade found in Murfreesboro neighborhood

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.

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Tech-Nissan groundbreaking held for $35 million center
Tech-Nissan groundbreaking held for $35 million center
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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2013 shooting death
Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2013 shooting death

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.

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Groundbreaking set Monday for Smyrna tech college

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.

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Odom faces first-degree murder, attempted murder charges
Odom faces first-degree murder, attempted murder charges

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.

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Police: Netherland killed by blunt force trauma
Police: Netherland killed by blunt force trauma

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.

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Murder suspect in Rutherford County will not receive reduced sentence.
Murder suspect in Rutherford County will not receive reduced sentence.

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.

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Man pleads to manslaughter in East Clark killing
Man pleads to manslaughter in East Clark killing

A man indicted for first-degree murder in a fight over drugs pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday in Circuit Court.

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Road rage leads to attempted murder charge
Road rage leads to attempted murder charge

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.

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Alleged pizza robber arrested
Alleged pizza robber arrested

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.

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Hollingshead challenging Reed in Smyrna mayoral race
Hollingshead challenging Reed in Smyrna mayoral race

Smyrna's mayoral race is pitting one of the town's political veterans against a relative newcomer.

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Smyrna Bean Dinner benefits sight, seniors

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.

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The Memphis Belle: A ride of a lifetime
The Memphis Belle: A ride of a lifetime

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.

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Damon appeal denied in Eagleville assault, robbery

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.

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Madden appeal denied
Madden appeal denied

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.

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Smyrna Ready Mix acquires Metro Ready Mix
Smyrna Ready Mix acquires Metro Ready Mix

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.

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Former Ruthrford County bookkeeper charged with theft

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.

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Sign theft charges against Jernigan dismissed

Campaign sign theft charges against Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan have been dismissed, according to General Sessions Court information.

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Police seek man who harassed woman at mall
Police seek man who harassed woman at mall

Murfreesboro Police are trying to identify a man who allegedly harassed a woman Sunday in the Stones River Mall parking lot.

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Area crime briefs

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Smyrna, man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor in Jackson County.

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Woman pleads no contest to manslaughter in 1979 shooting death

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.

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Federal-Mogul to add 135 jobs in Smyrna
Federal-Mogul to add 135 jobs in Smyrna

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.

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$6.25 million seniors housing complex under construction in Smyrna
$6.25 million seniors housing complex under construction in Smyrna

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.

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McFarlin appointed attorney in Walmart murder case

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.

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John Neely Ross
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Young boy drowns in pool

A 4-year-old boy accidentally drowned during a birthday party Saturday at a Rutherford County home, sheriff’s officers said.

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Area Crime Briefs

Smyrna Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 109 Kings Rd in Smyrna at approximately 7 Thursday morning.

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Man shot, killed in Smyrna

Smyrna Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 109 Kings Road in Smyrna at approximately 7:00 Thursday morning.

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Smyrna man survived coal mines of youth
Smyrna man survived coal mines of youth

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?

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Smyrna Police searching for man who left obscene note
Smyrna Police searching for man who left obscene note

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.

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New life breathed into Smyrna ‘Depot District’
New life breathed into Smyrna ‘Depot District’

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.

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Man visiting Murfreesboro arrested for statutory rape

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.

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MTSU Aerospace partners with Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna
MTSU Aerospace partners with Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna

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.

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Simply Smyrna Celebration - Music and Arts Festival To Celebrate Smyrna’s Historic Revitalizing Project
Simply Smyrna Celebration - Music and Arts Festival To Celebrate Smyrna’s Historic Revitalizing Project

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.

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Local detectives complete national forensic academy
Local detectives complete national forensic academy

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.

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Car burglaries and credit card theft reported
Car burglaries and credit card theft reported

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.

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Suspects sought in robbery of local woman
Suspects sought in robbery of local woman

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.

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Convicted aggravated robber’s appeal denied

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.

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Clydeway Drive man robbed of $2,200 in cash

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.

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Woman motorist who struck child charged with vehicular assault
Woman motorist who struck child charged with vehicular assault

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.

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Two men accused in shooting, robbery have case bound over
Two men accused in shooting, robbery have case bound over

 

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.

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Suspects sought in Sunday night Dollar General robbery
Suspects sought in Sunday night Dollar General robbery

 

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.

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Rocks dropped from I-24

 

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.

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Rutherford County crime drops 20 percent in 2012-13
Rutherford County crime drops 20 percent in 2012-13

 

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.

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Southeast Financial Credit Union in La Vergne robbed

 

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.

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Two local restaurants burglarized

 

Two Murfreesboro restaurants in Murfreesboro were broken into this week. However, the two burglaries may not be related.

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Smyrna police looking for GameStop robbery suspect
Smyrna police looking for GameStop robbery suspect

Authorities are requesting the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at GameStop in Smyrna.

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LOGUE: Pedophiles keep slipping into education system

How do pedophiles find their way into the teaching profession?

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Teen becomes foreign field missionary in Haiti
Teen becomes foreign field missionary in Haiti

At age 18, Breanna Haskins is a veteran international Christian missionary.

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TBI agent jumps into race for sheriff
TBI agent jumps into race for sheriff

Veteran law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced Tuesday he has decided to enter the race for Rutherford County sheriff as an independent candidate.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Purse snatched from college student

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.

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Guard names Warrior of the Year recipients
Guard names Warrior of the Year recipients

Two soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment were each recently selected as Warrior of the Year.

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Identities of homicide victims released
Identities of homicide victims released

Police have released the names of two men who were killed Wednesday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Old Fort Parkway.

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Accreditation committee approves Motlow interim report

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.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Tools stolen from Meadow Green residence

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.

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Springhouse Theatre to present 'Pride and Prejudice'
Springhouse Theatre to present 'Pride and Prejudice'

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.

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BREAKING NEWS: Police investigating double homicide
BREAKING NEWS: Police investigating double homicide

Men found dead in Wal-Mart parking lot

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New CEO of StoneCrest named
New CEO of StoneCrest named

Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek help identifying theft suspects

Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a felony theft at Wal-Mart.

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Part II: Night people keep communities safe
Part II: Night people keep communities safe

Public safety personnel crucial as region grows

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NEWS BRIEFS: Broad Street intersection work begins

Crews have started preliminary construction work for the new bridge overpass at the Memorial Boulevard and Northwest Broad Street intersection.

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County students compete in state bowling tourney

The top bowlers in the state came to the Smyrna Bowling Center on Thursday and Friday for the 2014 TSSAA State Bowling Championship.

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Kennedy vying to be next sheriff

Bill Kennedy, a former Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employee, recently announced his candidacy for sheriff.

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Overall crime rate drops
Overall crime rate drops

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.

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Arnold to run for re-election
Arnold to run for re-election

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has announced he will seek re-election during the Republican Party primary slated for May.

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Search continues for University Ridge shooting suspect

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.

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MTSU promotes nonviolence with True Blue

Students drawn to banners in support of university campaign

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StoneCrest welcomes new lab director
StoneCrest welcomes new lab director

Marvin Wagster recently joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center as the new administrative director of laboratory services, company officials announced Monday.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Police investigating rape allegation

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.

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Charges against Murfreesboro accountant dismissed
Charges against Murfreesboro accountant dismissed

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.

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Smyrna police identify victim in murder-suicide

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.

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Probe into car burglaries continues

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.

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LOGUE: Canada's prostitution stance worth examining
LOGUE: Canada's prostitution stance worth examining

The world’s oldest profession just might be in for some new legal wrangling.

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Blue Angels prepare to soar
Blue Angels prepare to soar

Team makes practice run at Smyrna Airport

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General worried helicopter units might fly away

Choppers could be cut from Army's inventory

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History of Smyrna slave revealed

Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit

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Unleash your inner rock star at music camp

Carpe Artista is now accepting registrations for its third annual rock ‘n’ roll camp for adults, Jukebox Hero.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Palmer Drive man accused of selling pot
CRIME BRIEFS: Palmer Drive man accused of selling pot

A 54-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of selling marijuana out of his Palmer Drive house.

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Juveniles arrested in connection with fires
Juveniles arrested in connection with fires

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.

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Police identify 2nd suspect in hotel shooting
Police identify 2nd suspect in hotel shooting

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.

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Police make arrest in hotel shooting case
Police make arrest in hotel shooting case

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.

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New year brings back memories of hog killing

The new year seems like a good time to reflect.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Delivery driver robbed

An unidentified suspect allegedly attacked and robbed a Murfreesboro deliveryman Sunday on Wenlon Drive near Burnwood Trailer Park.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Gift cards stolen from Wal-Mart

A woman is facing two counts of theft charges after she allegedly participated in a gift card scheme to defraud Wal-Mart.

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Murfreesboro police officer honored with award

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.

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Former NFL cheerleader arrested again
Former NFL cheerleader arrested again

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.

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Longtime insurance agent joins Allstate

Allstate Insurance Company continues is expanding with the addition of the Thomas Insurance Group to its agency force in Rutherford County.

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Investigation into homicide continues
Investigation into homicide continues

Motive still unknown in fatal shooting

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CRIME BRIEFS: Man wanted in connection with stolen checks case
CRIME BRIEFS: Man wanted in connection with stolen checks case

Detectives are looking for a North Carolina man who allegedly cashed two stolen checks valued at $9,000 from Rutherford County residents.

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Exit Realty agent receives national award

Joseph Petno, an agent with Exit Realty of the South was recently honored with the coveted Silver Award by Exit Realty Corp. International.

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Smyrna man found shot to death
Smyrna man found shot to death

Sheriff's Office launches homicide investigation

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Campers worth $34K reported stolen
Campers worth $34K reported stolen

Two campers worth $34,000 with attached toy haulers for loading equipment were stolen within the past two months from owners in Rutherford County.

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County reaches $1M mark in Circuit Court collections

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.

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Carol L. Wall
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James W. “Jim” Eanes
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Nissan makes changes to leadership

In a move designed to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan recently announced a number of leadership changes.

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VINSON: Bullying can be downright scary
VINSON: Bullying can be downright scary

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.

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Legislators considering oversight of drug task forces
Legislators considering oversight of drug task forces

During a recent state Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on drug task forces, Republican lawmakers appeared to be in agreement that reform is needed.

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BIZARRE: Pot-smoking burglars use house to dye hair

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.

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Gladys M. Kluth
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CRIME BRIEFS: Robbery suspects still at large

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.

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Edward N. Fowler
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WWII veteran to be honored

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.

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Part I: Looking back at Sulphur Dell Ballpark
Part I: Looking back at Sulphur Dell Ballpark

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.

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VINSON: Breaking bad can get you cuffed
VINSON: Breaking bad can get you cuffed

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.

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Former employee accused of stealing from Outpost Armory
Former employee accused of stealing from Outpost Armory

Theft charges were filed Monday against a former Outpost Armory employee accused of stealing scopes, knives and accessories from his employer.

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Police launch new unit to combat dangerous driving

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.

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Police: Drugs seized in prostitution ring raid
Police: Drugs seized in prostitution ring raid

Five people who were arrested Monday are facing multiple drug-related charges following a long-term investigation into an alleged prostitution ring.

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Juveniles suspected of starting patio fire

Officials have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire that was allegedly started on purpose Wednesday on Taylor Close off Middleton Lane.

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The Red Hawks give it their all on opening night

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.

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Man dies following One Mile Lane domestic assault

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.

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County school board receives statewide recognition

The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.

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Sam Davis to be remembered
Sam Davis to be remembered

“Sam Davis, a Hero Remembered” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis this weekend.

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Officials: Family seriously injured in disturbance

Four family members suffered injuries after a disturbance Thursday evening at a One Mile Lane home near Smyrna, according to Rutherford County authorities.

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Former NFL cheerleader avoids jail time in sex abuse case
Former NFL cheerleader avoids jail time in sex abuse case

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.

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Carol L. Wall
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Margie Linda Hall
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Opry murder victim remembered 40 years later

The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.

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Bernard Eugene Meier
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Jacqueline Murre
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Dozens arrested in drug bust
Dozens arrested in drug bust

Rutherford County authorities round up suspects

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Gill picked as new Smyrna town manager

Harry Gill Jr. was unanimously selected Tuesday as the new town manger during a Smyrna Town Council meeting.

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County commissioner arrested in alleged ticket scam
County commissioner arrested in alleged ticket scam

A Rutherford County commissioner is in custody in Nashville on felony theft charges in connection with an alleged fake ticket scheme.

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Smyrna police looking for armed robber
Smyrna police looking for armed robber

Authorities are asking the public for help identifying the suspect wanted in connection with the Saturday morning armed robbery of the Dollar General Store.

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Electric Department warns customers of scam

Residents are being warned about the latest scam targeting residential Murfreesboro Electric Department customers, local business owners and ethnic restaurants.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Scam artist targets Electric Department customer

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.

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First Stewarts Creek play honors veterans
First Stewarts Creek play honors veterans

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.

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Motlow celebrates new addition to Smyrna campus
Motlow celebrates new addition to Smyrna campus

Motlow State Communicty College recently celebrated the opening of the new science, technology, allied health building at the Smyrna Center campus.

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Authorities keeping eye on sex offenders

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.

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Haslam names new appointee for Tenn. Board of Parole

Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.

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Donald Ray Knipfer
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Author gives intimate tale behind brother’s murder

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.

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Detectives recover stolen property
Detectives recover stolen property

Rutherford County authorities bust theft ring

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Blue Angels to fly over Smyrna again
Blue Angels to fly over Smyrna again

The renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight demonstration team will fly again over the Smyrna Airport in June 2014, officials announced this week.

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Convicted father sentenced in sexual abuse case
Convicted father sentenced in sexual abuse case

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.

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Jack Dempsey Irby Jr.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Several cars burglarized on Harold Lane

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.

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Authorities seeking help with Berkshire fire investigation
Authorities seeking help with Berkshire fire investigation

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.

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Scales, Walkup will be missed

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.

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Part III: Ghostly encounters
Part III: Ghostly encounters

Great spirit leads Native Americans to Pow Wow

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Azalea Court receives high health care marks

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.

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Nissan celebrates 10 millionth vehicle at Smyrna plant

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.

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Blackman teacher arrested for assaulting student
Blackman teacher arrested for assaulting student

A Blackman High School teacher accused of hitting a student Oct. 3 was charged Wednesday with simple assault by the student’s mother.

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Johnny Richard Harrell
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Officials launch investigations into fires

The Fire Marshal's Office has launched investigations into two suspicious fires that broke out Saturday, according to city officials.

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Tina C. Bogle
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BIZARRE: Man jumps off balcony while claiming to be god

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.

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High school bowling season opens with area matchups
High school bowling season opens with area matchups

Since high school bowling became a TSSAA sport in 2001, Rutherford County has had some of the top teams in the state.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Unruly kids suspected of recent vandalism

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.

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Driver facing DUI after road rage incident

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.

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Men arrested in connection with murder-for-hire plot
Men arrested in connection with murder-for-hire plot

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.

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Doctor offers foot care tips for soccer parents

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.

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HALE: Playoff contenders starting to take shape

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.

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Commissioners vote to raise DUI fees
Commissioners vote to raise DUI fees

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.

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Woman facing 2nd DUI arrest after crash

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.

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WEEKEND PLANNER: Heritage Days kicks off Thursday

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.

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O'Neal resigns as Smyrna town manager

Mark O’Neal resigned Tuesday, ending 11 years as town manager of Smyrna.

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JORDAN: High school football reaches midseason

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?

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Historic Kedron church celebrates homecoming
Historic Kedron church celebrates homecoming

The Church in the Wildwood” could be heard resonating from Kedron United Methodist Church recently as it celebrated Homecoming Day services.

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Enjoy some wings for Special Olympics
Enjoy some wings for Special Olympics

Eat out Tuesday at Toot's for good cause

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Smyrna police make arrest in burglary case

Police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the Sept. 14 burglary of a Burntwood Drive home in Smyrna.

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Nissan marks anniversary with $30K in donations
Nissan marks anniversary with $30K in donations

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.

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MTSU building reopens following bomb threat
MTSU building reopens following bomb threat

Keathley University Center back open for students

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Police: Drunk driver caught with cocaine

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.

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Longtime educator appointed to fill vacant seat
Longtime educator appointed to fill vacant seat

Rick Wise, the newest member of the Smyrna Town Council, is used to the glare of public service.

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WEEKEND PLANNER: 'Seussical the Musical' takes the stage
WEEKEND PLANNER: 'Seussical the Musical' takes the stage

The stories of Dr. Seuss will spring to life again this weekend with three performances of “Seussical the Musical” at the Murfreesboro Little Theatre.

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Driver with suspended license facing DUI charge

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.

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Reed sworn in as Smyrna mayor
Reed sworn in as Smyrna mayor

Lifelong county resident makes history

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Trial delayed in home invasion case
Trial delayed in home invasion case

Judge resets trial after suspect shows up late

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Nissan sales surge in August

Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose nearly 25 percent in August.

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Bomb threat suspect reaches plea deal
Bomb threat suspect reaches plea deal

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.

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BIZARRE: Mysterious plant vandalisms continue

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.

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Felon to stand trial in home invasion case
Felon to stand trial in home invasion case

A convicted felon accused of assaulting a Murfreesboro woman during a June 2012 home invasion is scheduled to stand trial this week.

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Challenged but never defeated
Challenged but never defeated

Rehabilitation Center graduates 64 professionals

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Suspected drunk driver rams through East Northfield yards

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.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman reportedly raped inside home

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.

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Police seek identity of theft suspects
Police seek identity of theft suspects

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.

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Rutherford County veterans advocate loses final battle
Rutherford County veterans advocate loses final battle

Rutherford County resident Harriett Howard was known throughout Tennessee as a tireless advocate for military veterans who kept on giving until her death Monday.

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Investigation into East Main shooting continues

Murfreesboro authorities are continuing their investigation into what led up to a shooting that occurred Friday night on East Main Street.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Pedestrian robbed at gunpoint

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.

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Tippin joins push for Commemorative Air Force relocation
Tippin joins push for Commemorative Air Force relocation

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.

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Police: Drunk driver caught with kids in car

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.

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Smyrna mayor resigns
Smyrna mayor resigns

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.

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Nissan to export cars from Smyrna
Nissan to export cars from Smyrna

Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.

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Convicted father awaits sentencing in abuse case
Convicted father awaits sentencing in abuse case

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.

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Police: Drunk driver caught without interlock device

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.

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Murfreesboro acquires armored vehicle

The Murfreesboro Police Department has acquired a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle from the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Sheriff's Office strikes five off Most Wanted list

Five suspects on the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list were apprehended last week.

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Bomb threat forces evacuation downtown
Bomb threat forces evacuation downtown

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.

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Police: No bomb found at Bilbro Avenue house
Police: No bomb found at Bilbro Avenue house

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.

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Commemorative Air Force eyes Smyrna
Commemorative Air Force eyes Smyrna

The same organization that brought FIFI, the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress, to Rutherford County may bring its headquarters to Smyrna.

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Smyrna police arrest rape suspect

Authorities have arrested the 29-year-old man wanted in connection the Aug. 10 rape of a woman who offered him a ride home.

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Students call for Nissan to unionize
Students call for Nissan to unionize

Concerned Students for a Better Nissan College Tour brought actor Danny Glover and its message to Smyrna in late July.

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INSIDE SPORTS: Jamboree means football is here

Teams play it safe in season opener

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Football kicks off at annual Jamboree
Football kicks off at annual Jamboree

Season opens with numerous games

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BIZARRE: Partner assaults boyfriend over haircut

A Murfreesboro man was recently arrested on suspicion of attacking his boyfriend for reportedly getting a haircut by an attractive male cosmetologist.

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StoneCrest adds new doctor to team

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has a new internal medicine physician, Chief Executive Officer Mark Sims recently announced.

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Police ramping up DUI enforcement efforts

The Murfreesboro Police Department will be increasing traffic enforcement beginning Friday, August 16, as part of a crackdown to reduce alcohol-related fatalities.

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Woman arrested for 3rd DUI after crashing car

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.

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Smyrna police looking for rape suspect
Smyrna police looking for rape suspect

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.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Police get new leads in counterfeit case
CRIME BRIEFS: Police get new leads in counterfeit case

Detectives are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects caught on video allegedly passing counterfeit money at various Murfreesboro businesses.

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BIZARRE: Drug dealer alerts police to stolen weed

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.

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Counselor facing 2nd DUI arrest
Counselor facing 2nd DUI arrest

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.

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Smyrna couple in standoff facing charges

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.

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Agencies partner to solve cold cases
Agencies partner to solve cold cases

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.

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BIZARRE: Armed UFO watcher chases down driver

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.

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National Night Out slated for Tuesday

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 6, to come out for the 30th annual National Night Out, America’s night out against crime.

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New school resource officers get ready for class

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.

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Tots' Landing celebrates national accreditation

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.

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Warrant issued for suspect in attempted kidnapping case
Warrant issued for suspect in attempted kidnapping case

Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek help identifying alleged thieves

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.

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Stockstill formally dismisses players
Stockstill formally dismisses players

MTSU head football coach Rick Stockstill has formally dismissed three players from the team following their arrests earlier this month.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Homes damaged by gunfire

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.

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Tenn.'s Black Caucus calls for review of 'shoot first' law
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Man accused of 3rd DUI following crash

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.

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TBI adds Smyrna murder suspect to Most Wanted
TBI adds Smyrna murder suspect to Most Wanted

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a Murfreesboro man to its Top Ten Most Wanted list in an effort to locate him.

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Details emerge about MTSU football arrests

Player accused of assault woman as other suspects recorded the incident.

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Crime Stoppers names Officers of the Year
Crime Stoppers names Officers of the Year
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CRIME BRIEFS: Trio robs bicyclist near Greenland

Three unidentified suspects allegedly assaulted and robbed a Murfreesboro man Wednesday as he was riding his bicycle near Greenland Drive.

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Three MTSU football players dismissed from team
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Groups to protest against Alexander over voting record

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.

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Repeat offender facing 4th DUI charge
Repeat offender facing 4th DUI charge

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.

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Former Smyrna hurler takes to MLB mound
Former Smyrna hurler takes to MLB mound

Gray sports star talent with pitching debut

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Smyrna police make arrest in deadly shooting
Smyrna police make arrest in deadly shooting

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.

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BIZARRE: Young girl accused of stealing pills

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.

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SHARING THOUGHTS: Howell flies into aviation history
SHARING THOUGHTS: Howell flies into aviation history

Reece Howell has a long and distinguished career in aviation that stretches more than 60 years.

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CRIME BRIEFS: Benley Street burglary suspect still at large

Murfreesboro detectives are still trying to identify the suspect accused of pretending to be a police officer during a recent home invasion.

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WHITTLE THIS: Smyrna chaplin is gem among men

When events get the roughest, that’s when the police call Jim Diamond, chaplain.

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Police: Drunk driver caught with bullet in lap

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.

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Sheriff goes on defense with THP video
Sheriff goes on defense with THP video

Arnold rebukes DUI checkpoint claims

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Accidental prescription drug poisonings on rise
Accidental prescription drug poisonings on rise

Teens, toddlers at highest risk

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Infiniti sports sedan deliveries begins in August
Infiniti sports sedan deliveries begins in August

Infiniti announced deliveries of the much-anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will begin on Monday, Aug. 5, at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

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Traffic fatalities down in 2013

The THP reported 436 people died in traffic crashes in Tennessee from Jan. 1 through June 30.

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DUI checkpoint controversy rages on
DUI checkpoint controversy rages on

Rutherford County thrust into national spotlight

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Police nab La Vergne home invasion suspect
Police nab La Vergne home invasion suspect

Local, state and federal investigators captured the latest addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted on Wednesday in Nashville.

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Home invasion suspect added to TBI Most Wanted list
Home invasion suspect added to TBI Most Wanted list

The TBI has added a Nashville man wanted in connection with a La Vergne home invasion to its Most Wanted list.

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Police searching for person of interest in deadly shooting
Police searching for person of interest in deadly shooting

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.

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VINSON: Public has double standard on violence

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.

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Taylor Farms to expand Smyrna operations

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.

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Lions Club honors charter member
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Lions Club honors charter member

The Smyrna Lions Club dedicated Lee Victory Park Shelter No. 3 to the late Eugene Odom during a Fourth of July ceremony.

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Man without license busted for DUI

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.

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La Vergne police arrest suspect in fatal shooting
La Vergne police arrest suspect in fatal shooting

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.

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Bank of America robbery suspect apprehended
Bank of America robbery suspect apprehended

Police have apprehended the suspect wanted in connection with the Thursday robbery of a Bank of America branch near downtown Murfreesboro.

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Triple shooting in Smyrna turns deadly

One of the three men shot last month outside of Souksavanh Thai Restaurant has died, according to police.

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BIZARRE: Parents get in spat over swing

A mother allegedly attacked a father over whether their children should have to share a swing Thursday at a Murfreesboro apartment complex.

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Police nab suspect accused of robbing cab driver

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.

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Clean air study takes off in Smyrna
Clean air study takes off in Smyrna

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. 

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Nissan to add 900 jobs
Nissan to add 900 jobs

Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.

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Bank robbed in downtown Murfreesboro
Bank robbed in downtown Murfreesboro

The Bank of America located at 120 E. Main St. was robbed around 1:45 Thursday afternoon. 

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Police: Erratic driver caught high on painkillers

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.

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Investigation into hay fire continues

Authorities are continuing their investigation into a suspicious hay bale fire that broke out in a field Saturday morning near Dejarnette Lane in Murfreesboro.

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Injured burglary suspect facing multiple charges
Injured burglary suspect facing multiple charges
The suspect who was shot by a Murfreesboro homeowner Thursday morning during an alleged burglary is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident.
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Three men shot outside Smyrna restaurant
Three people were seriously injured during a shooting Sunday outside of Souksavanh Thai Restaurant in Smyrna.
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INSIDE MTSU: CSI camp awaits budding criminalists
INSIDE MTSU: CSI camp awaits budding criminalists
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.
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Renovated Goodwill store in Smyrna reopening

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.

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WEEKEND PLANNER: Smyrna Airport to hold open house
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.
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LOGUE: Police can now use ESP in interrogations
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police may assume a talent for clairvoyance that they do not possess.
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Police: Burglary suspect shot by Murfreesboro homeowner

Authorities are investigating whether a Murfreesboro homeowner acted in self-defense Thursday morning after an alleged burglar was shot during a confrontation.

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Suspected drunk driver found passed out at McDonald's
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.
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Pitcher's dream comes true at College World Series
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.
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BIZARRE: Neighbor signs own name to steal mattress
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.
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Smyrna man named Father of the Year
Smyrna man named Father of the Year
Autism advocate recognized by nonprofit
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Sam Davis association to host Summer Soiree
Sam Davis association to host Summer Soiree
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.
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Police: Drunk driver caught with altered tags
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.
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Memphis Belle lands in Smyrna
Memphis Belle lands in Smyrna
Aircraft comes to town for Father's Day
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police searching for armed robber
CRIME BRIEFS: Police searching for armed robber
Authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Murfreesboro man at gunpoint Monday night in the parking lot of University Gables.
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BIZARRE: Pregnant thief attacks mall employee
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,
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Attorney: Murfreesboro accountant broke no laws
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police seek tips in arson cases
CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police seek tips in arson cases
Smyrna authorities are asking the public for help in solving two arson cases involving fires in the Almaville Road area.
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Officials join efforts to combat deceptive travel scams
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.
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Investigation into alleged sexual predator continues
Investigation into alleged sexual predator continues
La Vergne detectives are continuing their investigation into whether a 77-year-old man accused of abusing a girl could have victimized others.
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TBI arrests Murfreesboro man for posing as financial adviser
TBI arrests Murfreesboro man for posing as financial adviser
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.
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Child porn suspect released on $500K bond
Child porn suspect released on $500K bond
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.
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Shelbyville man facing DUI charge
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.
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Medlocks convicted of Medicare fraud
A couple accused of defrauding the federal government through the fake Medicare bills has been convicted various charges in connection with the case.
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Arrests made in Domino's delivery driver shooting
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.
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CORRECTED: Man claiming to be US Marshal facing DUI charge
A federal law enforcement agent was arrested Saturday after Murfreesboro police caught the Virginia native allegedly drinking liquor while driving around town.
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Smyrna man takes volunteer path in retirement
Smyrna man takes volunteer path in retirement
Hodge focuses on community service
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police apprehend Alabama fugitive
Murfreesboro police have apprehended a 25-year-old man wanted in connection with several burglaries and thefts that occurred in Madison, Ala.
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Officer barely avoids crash with drunk driver
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.
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Deputy fired for bringing drugs into jail
Rutherford County guard accused of wrongdoing
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Man injured in shooting at Smyrna park
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.
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Dover: No layoffs needed with tax hike
Dover: No layoffs needed with tax hike
Smyrna Town Council votes on increasing rate
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Pair partners for on-point service
By combining interior remodeling experience with a business-savvy mind, On Point Solutions provides custom renovations to both residential and commercial spaces.
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Robber targets women on Old Nashville Highway
Robber targets women on Old Nashville Highway
Two women escaped injury Thursday when a robber who was after prescription drugs allegedly fired two rounds inside a vehicle on Old Nashville Highway.
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LOGUE: America has a rape problem
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.
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Housing market shows continued improvement
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
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Rutherford County women accused of TennCare fraud
Two Rutherford County women have been charged with TennCare fraud for allegedly selling prescription drugs paid for by the state, according to Tennessee authorities.
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Agencies to honor fallen law enforcement officials
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.
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Police: Repeat offender caught drinking in car
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.
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Authorities apprehend Gold Valley Drive murder suspect
Authorities apprehend Gold Valley Drive murder suspect
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.
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Smyrna man convicted of felony drug charges
Smyrna man convicted of felony drug charges
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.
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Scam targets seniors
Beware of people seeking personal information when you haven’t asked for services, an official with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
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BIZARRE: Ferrari driver exposes himself indecently
On Friday, April 26, a customer at Clubside Cleaners exposed himself in an inappropriate manner.
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Kentucky police search for answers in RuCo
Kentucky police search for answers in RuCo
Vonnie Priddy wants answers about her son’s death, and she’s willing to pay for them.
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Johnny Barnett sounds trumpet in heaven
Smyrna loses ‘bedrock’ family member
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Three from RuCo admitted to U.S. Service Academies
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DUI: Friend lets friend drive drunk
One Smyrna man was arrested after allowing his friend to drive his car while both were intoxicated.
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Mother extradited from Mexico for child abuse
A woman is being extradited back to Murfreesboro from Mexico after a grand jury indicted her for child abuse.
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TBI: La Vergne crime rate is lowest in decade
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TBI: Hate crimes up, more officers killed in 2012
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UPDATED: MPD investigating two shooting deaths in same house
One house on Gold Valley Drive in Murfreesboro saw two deaths in two days.
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BIZARRE: Drunken man attempts to fight others
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.
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Nissan turns a new LEAF
Nissan turns a new LEAF
Tennessee-based car maker introduces next generation zero-emission vehicle
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TBI Report: Crime down statewide
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.”
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Man stabbed during argument with neighbor
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.
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Smyrna Police: Wallet thief wanted
Smyrna Police: Wallet thief wanted
On March 6, the subject in these photos found a wallet on the ground near the gas pumps at a Smyrna gas station.
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MTSU offers prescription drug take-back event April 25
A campus collaboration has led to a first-time prescription drug take-back collection event at MTSU.
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Jake Locker to appear in Smyrna
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BIZARRE: Woman abuses 9-1-1 because 'dispatcher was rude'
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Robber foiled by skateboard
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.
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DUI of the Week: Murfreesboro man allegedly runs over ex-wife's boyfriend
A Murfreesboro man could be charged with attempted murder after allegedly running over his ex-wife’s boyfriend and fleeing the scene.
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Local teen reported missing
Local teen reported missing
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867).
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Buchanan Elementary, Whitworth-Buchanan Middle schools released after lockdown
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.
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Police end standoff with help from armored vehicle
Police end standoff with help from armored vehicle
Smyrna Police successfully subdued a suicidal gunman with assistance from the Sheriff’s Office following a five-hour standoff.
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Help needed in attempted K-Mart robbery
Help needed in attempted K-Mart robbery
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.
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Sheriff’s detectives find record amount of meth
Sheriff’s detectives find record amount of meth
Bust broke the record for the most “shake and bake” bottles seized in Tennessee.
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Event to raise funds for sexual assault victims
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.
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Woman arrested for underage drinking
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.
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High-speed chase ends in kidnapping charge
High-speed chase ends in kidnapping charge
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.
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Man shot in leg at Raider's Ridge
A Murfreesboro man was shot in the early morning hours Sunday at Raider's Ridge Apartments on Wenlon Drive.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Home vandalized in Blackman community
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.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Chargers steal the show
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.
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Sheriff's Office catches alleged Internet predator
Sheriff's Office catches alleged Internet predator
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.
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TBI: Crime rate on MTSU campus drops
MTSU officials attribute campus safety successes to community policing efforts.
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Police: Rape suspect in custody
Police: Rape suspect in custody
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.
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Police suspect drugs factor in hit-and-run
Police suspect drugs factor in hit-and-run
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.
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State looks to strengthen penalties against cockfighting
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for alleged rapist
CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for alleged rapist
Smyrna detectives are asking the public for help in locating a man wanted for allegedly raping a woman in March at his apartment.
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Police: Mom caught drinking with kid in tow
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.
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Custodian fired for inappropriately touching student
Custodian fired for inappropriately touching student
A Rutherford County Schools custodian who has been fired is facing multiple charges for allegedly inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Blackman home hit by gunfire
No one was injured Friday night when a stray bullet shattered a bedroom window at an Axelwood Drive home in the Blackman Farm subdivision.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Panties targeted in burglary
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.
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Smyrna control tower escapes federal cuts
Smyrna control tower escapes federal cuts
The Smyrna Airport’s historically important control tower has escaped the scalpel of cutbacks currently being ordered by federal officials in Washington, D.C.
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Community leaders to be honored Friday
Four community leaders in Murfreesboro will be honored Friday, March 22, at the Willie McGowan Banquet.
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Man facing 3rd DUI following crash
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.
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Investigation continues into shooting
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.
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Nashville woman accused of sexual battery
Nashville woman accused of sexual battery
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.
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DEA: Deputy caught trafficking cocaine
DEA: Deputy caught trafficking cocaine
Federal authorities have arrested and charged a Rutherford County deputy following an undercover drug investigation involving the distribution of cocaine.
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Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Experts say assessments lag behind market
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CRIME BRIEFS: Father accused of harassing woman
A Murfreesboro woman is allegedly being harassed for helping to facilitate a DCS investigation that led to a man losing custody of his children.
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Drunk driver accused of hitting pedestrians
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.
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Doris Dollars campaign to benefit local nonprofit
Doris Dollars campaign to benefit local nonprofit
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.
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Bedford County man charged in murder-for-hire plot
Bedford County man charged in murder-for-hire plot
A Shelbyville man has been arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill his wife and a prospective business partner.
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Valentine's Day murder case headed to grand jury
Valentine's Day murder case headed to grand jury
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.
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Sheriff: County sees modest drop in crime
Overall crime dropped 1 percent for last year, according to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
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Man charged with fleeing from crash
A Murfreesboro man is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of an injury crash Friday night.
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Suspect caught on tape vandalizing laundry mat
Murfreesboro police searching for unidentified man
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Shooting reported at University and Castle
Authorities are on the scene investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night near University Street in Murfreesboro.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Man offers more than charity
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.
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Tennessee leads nation in reducing youth incarceration
The number of juvenile offenders confined in correctional facilities across the state is falling dramatically.
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Driver facing multiple charges after crash
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.
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Property Assessor’s Office to offer extended hours
Property Assessor’s Office to offer extended hours
Beginning this weekend, the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office in downtown Murfreesboro will be open the first Saturday of every month.
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Georgia fugitive found at Murfreesboro motel
Georgia fugitive found at Murfreesboro motel
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.
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Chuck Wagon Gang to perform in Smyrna
Chuck Wagon Gang to perform in Smyrna
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.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Suspicious bulge leads to arrest
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.
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Help needed in identifying burglary suspect
Help needed in identifying burglary suspect
Identity of a suspect who broke into home and stole $1,300 worth of electronics is sought by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
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Murfreesboro man arrested for 4th DUI offense
A 36-year-old man whose driver's license is revoked is facing a fourth DUI offense following his arrest Wednesday in Murfreesboro.
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Trio makes off with Game Stop merchandise
Trio makes off with Game Stop merchandise
Authorities are searching for three unidentified men who allegedly stole multiple items Wednesday from Game Stop in Smyrna.
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La Vergne police seek help identifying fraud suspect
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.
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Sheriff's Office: Suspect nabbed minutes after robbery
Sheriff's Office: Suspect nabbed minutes after robbery
A suspect was apprehended Thursday in less than 20 minutes after allegedly robbing a Lascassas Market store clerk at knifepoint.
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Smyrna's 45th Civil Support Team celebrates 10th anniversary
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.
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Driver without license facing 2nd DUI
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.
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Government touts success of fraud crackdown
Government touts success of fraud crackdown
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.
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Valentine's Day homicide could be domestic related
Valentine's Day homicide could be domestic related
Police find Murfreesboro woman dead Thursday morning
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Murfreesboro man charged in wife’s death
Murfreesboro man charged in wife’s death
Husband arrested for Valentine's Day killing
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek clues in burglary case
CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek clues in burglary case
Murfreesboro detectives are trying to determine who is responsible for stealing more than $13,500 worth of items from a Greenland Drive home.
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Veterans job fair set for Thursday in Smyrna
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
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Blackmail attempt ends in woman's arrest
Former deputy threatens sheriff
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Police: Baby born addicted to drugs
Police: Baby born addicted to drugs
A Rutherford County grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old Murfreesboro mother on multiple charges for allegedly taking drugs while she was pregnant.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for teen runaways
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.
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JORDAN: Few surprises lead up to district tournament
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.
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TBI busts Rutherford County scrap metal ring
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.
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Man charged with stealing saddles
Man charged with stealing saddles
Law enforcement officials have recovered more than $10,000 worth of horseback riding equipment from an Eagleville man.
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Lamplighter's Theatre to present story of love
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.”
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Police: Drunk driver busted with crack pipe
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.
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Middle school All Stars to converge on La Vergne
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.
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New Nissan plant coming to Rutherford County
A Nissan spokesman confirmed Tuesday reports that the company is seeking to expand to a new space near its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
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Attorney general: Beware of weather-related scams
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.
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Two deputies resign after DUI arrests
Two deputies resign after DUI arrests
Officials arrested in separate incidents
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DCS head resigns amid scandal over child deaths
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Kate O’Day has resigned from her post.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Money stolen using quick change scam
CRIME BRIEFS: Money stolen using quick change scam
Smyrna police are looking for an unidentified man accused of scamming a clerk out of $50 during a Jan. 20 transaction at Game Stop.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Lawyer receives strange threat
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.
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Habitual offender facing 10th DUI charge
Habitual offender facing 10th DUI charge
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.
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Overall crime rate falls 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.
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Economic outlook appears brighter in midstate
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
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Children taken from 'home blanketed with dog feces'
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.
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StoneCrest offering heart screenings
StoneCrest Medical Center is offering a non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide information about the risk of heart disease and stroke.
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UPDATED: Texas fugitive tracked to La Vergne
Police apprehend murder suspect
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Men plead guilty to Smyrna theft
Men plead guilty to Smyrna theft
Two Murfreesboro residents have pleaded guilty to stealing tools from Gil’s Ace Hardware in Smyrna.
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Suspect arrested for 2011 homicide
Suspect arrested for 2011 homicide
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.
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Haslam proposes increased funding for jails
Haslam proposes increased funding for jails
Governor calls for expanding public safety
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Police puzzled by false fire claims
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.
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Pursuit turns into arrest
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.
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MTSU, China aviation group reach agreement
MTSU, China aviation group reach agreement
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.
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District attorneys focus on strengthening sentencing
The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference will push an aggressive legislative agenda during the upcoming session.
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Middle school basketball lives up to expectations
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.
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Couple caught drinking with kid in car
Couple caught drinking with kid in car
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.
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La Vergne police dig up weed during raid
La Vergne police dig up weed during raid
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.
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Ketron joins fight against gun control
Senator rallies in opposition to proposals
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WHITTLE: Quiet beauty of Mother Nature is all around
Jim Demos and I recently broke bread of fellowship and shared the wisdom of actually listening to people and the beauty of Mother Nature.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: AT&T retail store opens in Smyrna
BUSINESS BRIEFS: AT&T retail store opens in Smyrna
AT&T customers in Smyrna celebrated the grand opening of a new retail store on Sam Ridley Parkway recently.
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Smyrna business owners accused of selling drugs
Smyrna business owners accused of selling drugs
The owners of Smyrna Video and Tanning and another man have been indicted by a Rutherford County grand jury on numerous drug-related charges.
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TBI accepting entries for missing children poster contest
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.
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Middle school tournament loaded with talent
The Rutherford County Middle School Basketball League has its tournament next week – 11 schools, 22 teams, 22 games and a world of fun.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Search for assault suspects continues
CRIME BRIEFS: Search for assault suspects continues
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.
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Rates of child abuse continue to fall nationwide
Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services say child abuse and neglect was down in 2011 for the fifth straight year.
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Several people indicted for prescription fraud
Several people indicted for prescription fraud
Murfreesboro police bust drug operation
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Bartender facing 5th DUI charge
Bartender facing 5th DUI charge
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.
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Nissan begins production of 2013 Leaf
Nissan begins production of 2013 Leaf
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.
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Fire Dept. responds to two cars set on fire in two days
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department responded to a second car fire in as many days around 2 a.m. Wednesday on Eagle Street.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Women held at gunpoint outside mall
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.
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Sheriff proposes SRO expansion plan
Sheriff proposes SRO expansion plan
Arnold wants security at every school
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Mail thrown in the street
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.
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Woman facing multiple charges after New Year's Eve crash
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.
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Smyrna volleyball standout signs with Reinhardt
A Smyrna High School volleyball standout has signed an athletic scholarship to continue her playing career at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga.
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Suicidal man surrenders to deputies following standoff
Suicidal man surrenders to deputies following standoff
A suicidal man surrendered without incident to law enforcement officials Thursday morning after a two-hour standoff near Gresham Lane in Murfreesboro.
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Kylie Elizabeth Grace Rush
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Donald A. Day
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Debrah Medley Johnson
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Bizarre in the Boro: Woman vomits on cop to avoid arrest
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.
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DUI of the Week: Man drives drunk with child in car
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.
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Smyrna Police charge man with murder
A call for help turned into a murder charge Wednesday, Dec. 26 in Smyrna.
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Seniors relive cherished Christmases past
Seniors relive cherished Christmases past
Memories reside at Azalea Court Assisted Living Center in Smyrna.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman punched in road rage incident
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.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Man throws tantrum over windows
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.
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Smyrna police searching for missing teen
Smyrna police searching for missing teen
Police are asking the public for help in locating a teenage boy who disappeared last week from his father’s home in Smyrna.
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La Vergne hit by car burglars
Lock your cars at night to prevent burglaries
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Woman arrested for 3rd DUI offense
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for fraud suspect
CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for fraud suspect
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.
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Smyrna police locate runaway teen
Smyrna officials are crediting the public for helping detectives locate a teenage boy who allegedly ran away from home in early December.
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Authorities find no evidence of bomb
Authorities find no evidence of bomb
Juvenile court resumes following threat
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Suspicious package found at Regions Bank in La Vergne
Suspicious package found at Regions Bank in La Vergne
The La Vergne Police Department is asking the public to stay clear of the Regions Bank, located at 5021 Murfreesboro Rd, Tuesday evening.
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La Vergne police: Suspicious package deemed harmless
La Vergne police: Suspicious package deemed harmless
Authorities determined Tuesday evening a suspicious package found outside of Regions Bank in La Vergne was harmless.
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Sheriff, schools work to keep students safe
Sheriff, schools work to keep students safe
Officials reflect on SRO program
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CRIME BRIEFS: Rape suspects to appear in court
CRIME BRIEFS: Rape suspects to appear in court
Two suspects charged in unrelated cases involving allegations of child rape are scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Dec. 17, in Rutherford County Circuit Court.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Man tries to return to jail
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.
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Woman driving wrong way charged with DUI
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.
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LIVING WELL: Listening to your instincts can save you
Have you ever had a conversation that just seems to stay in your head for years?
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TBI indicts local for embezzlement
The TBI investigation revealed that during 2012, the Christiana man stole more than $1,000 from his employer, Alley Cassetty Brick and Block
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CRIME BRIEFS: Meth lab suspects face several charges
CRIME BRIEFS: Meth lab suspects face several charges
Two Murfreesboro residents accused of making meth at Campus Crossings are facing numerous felony charges in connection with the case.
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Tenn. Rehabilitation Center graduates 75
The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna will honor more than 75 graduates.
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Police officer arrested for child porn
A Berryhill, Tenn., police officer was arrested by Murfreesboro Police last week for possessing child pornography.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Man attacked over Facebook post
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Purse snatching under investigation
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.
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Infrastructure paves road for electric cars
Infrastructure paves road for electric cars
Companies invest in charging stations
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Workout anytime in Smyrna
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Workout anytime in Smyrna
Get a jump-start on those New Year’s resolutions at Workout Anytime Smyrna.
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James Buford Waldron
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Driver with open beer facing 4th DUI charge
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Man injured during home invasion
CRIME BRIEFS: Man injured during home invasion
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.
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Pinnacle adds three to team
Beckie Mason, Jennifer Mathis and Cayce Neal have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners in Rutherford County.
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Woman charged after embezzling hundreds of thousands
Woman charged after embezzling hundreds of thousands
A former employee of Grey’s Used Auto Parts in La Vergne was arrested following a detailed investigation.
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La Vergne busts drug ring
La Vergne busts drug ring
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.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Nurse attacks pregnant niece
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Men sought in store theft
CRIME BRIEFS: Men sought in store theft
Smyrna police are asking the public for help in identifying two men who allegedly stole tools from Gil’s Ace Hardware in early October.
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Taking a last look at prep football
First, we were 51-17 in our picks this year, which is good but not great.
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County bucks statewide domestic violence trend
County bucks statewide domestic violence trend
While the domestic violence rate in Tennessee has slightly decreased, the number of reported incidents in Rutherford County continues to rise.
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Sheriff nabs thief with victim's help
Sheriff nabs thief with victim's help
A suspect was apprehended Saturday after Sheriff Robert Arnold spotted the man while he was fleeing down South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
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State takes stand against babies born addicted to drugs
Weighing in at just over 4 pounds, one of the newest residents of Tennessee isn’t just premature, he’s dependent on addictive drugs.
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Elderly woman thwarts phone scam
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.
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Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Tennessee
Industrial employment has increased about 1 percent over the past year, according to a recently released report published in the Tennessee Manufacturers Register.
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Nashville dispatcher arrested for DUI
Nashville dispatcher arrested for DUI
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.
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La Vergne closes 2-year-old murder case
The La Vergne Police Department closed a murder case Wednesday, two years after Rafaela Ortiz was killed by her boyfriend in November 2010.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Warrant issued for sex offender
CRIME BRIEFS: Warrant issued for sex offender
An arrest warrant has been issued for a convicted sex offender who has allegedly failed to report to officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
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La Vergne Police search for missing 16-year-old
Jennielisse Guzman Taradagulia was last seen Saturday, Nov. 24, and maybe be in the company of Christopher Justin Bly, a runaway out of Smyrna.
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Sheriff’s Office releases 5-year plan
Sheriff’s Office releases 5-year plan
Proposal outlines expanding department in future
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Smyrna police apprehend robbery suspects
Authorities have apprehended all three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery of a man in early November at Fairfield Inn in Smyrna.
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CRIME BRIEFS: La Vergne police seek identity of suspects
CRIME BRIEFS: La Vergne police seek identity of suspects
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.
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Counties partner for unique tour
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.
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PART III: Murfreesboro son seeks closure
Widow recalls horror of infamous hijacking
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Mother indicted after baby tests positive for cocaine
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.
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Juvenile Detention Center receives federal grant
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Mother indicted for child abuse
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.
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Sugar Plum Fairy to visit Smyrna in holiday classic
Sugar Plum Fairy to visit Smyrna in holiday classic
The sparkling magic of the season comes to life in Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s enchanting version of "The Nutcracker."
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Part II: Murfreesboro son seeks closure
Part II: Murfreesboro son seeks closure
Answers sought from FBI in historic hijacking case
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Habitual offender facing 6th DUI charge
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.
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Smyrna basketball opens with wins over Central Magnet
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.
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Smyrna recycling center closes
Rutherford County announced the recent closure of the Kroger Recycling Center on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
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PART I: Murfreesboro son seeks closure
PART I: Murfreesboro son seeks closure
Answers sought from FBI in historic hijacking case
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police issue warrants for suspects
CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna police issue warrants for suspects
Authorities have identified two of the three suspects wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a man Monday at Fairfield Inn in Smyrna.
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Many opportunities to salute veterans this week
Many opportunities to salute veterans this week
Various communities and organizations across Rutherford County will celebrate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Woman threatened over tobacco
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.
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MPD officer decommissioned after child abuse charge
MPD officer decommissioned after child abuse charge
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Family robbed in home invasion
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.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Toilet paper too much for women
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek help identifying suspects
CRIME BRIEFS: Police seek help identifying suspects
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.
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Married to an angel
Married to an angel
Mother keeps watch from heaven
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Fire captain facing DUI charge
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.
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Highway Patrol steps up enforcement for Halloween
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.
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Madden denied request for new trial
A Rutherford County judge denied a motion Monday requesting a new trial for Shanterrica Madden, who was convicted in May of murdering Tina Stewart.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Vandals mark territory on equipment
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.
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Church volunteer charged with indecent exposure
Complaints of a church volunteer allegedly exposing himself to neighbors outside of his Christiana home resulted in his arrest on an indecent exposure charge.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Couple escape from kidnapper
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.
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Investigation continues into drive-by shooting
Investigation continues into drive-by shooting
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.
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Smyrna Airport receives $1.8M grant
The state grant will be used for engineering design and taxiway rehabilitation.
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Police on scene of Murfreesboro shooting
Police on scene of Murfreesboro shooting
Detectives are investigating a shooting that injured at least one person Tuesday night near the intersection of Olympia Place and Sherrill Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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Speeding driver accused of 2nd DUI
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Search continues for wanted sex offender
CRIME BRIEFS: Search continues for wanted sex offender
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.
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November elections enter home stretch
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.
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Police: Man seriously injured in stabbing
Police: Man seriously injured in stabbing
A man remains in serious condition following a stabbing Thursday evening in the 500 block of North Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.
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Sheriff's Office asks for help in unsolved abduction
Sheriff's Office asks for help in unsolved abduction
Suzanne Videon believes someone holds information that could lead to solving the 1999 disappearance of her 16-year-old daughter, China.
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Juvenile caught stealing from neighbor
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.
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Suspect sought in debit card fraud
Murfreesboro Police are looking for a man suspected of using a stolen debit card at the Old Fort Parkway Walmart.
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Group captures hearts during Smyrna serenade
On Aug. 23, a world famous gang invaded a home in Rutherford County.
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Siegel, Oakland clench playoff berths
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Hackers target manufacturing company
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.
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House fire discovered during warrants roundup
During a warrants roundup Wednesday, authorities discovered a fire at Hanover Apartments and quickly turned their attention to saving lives.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Woman goes ballistic over phone
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.
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Police: Smyrna deaths appear to be murder-suicide
An 8-year-old child discovered Saturday morning that his parents were dead inside their home in Smyrna.
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Juvenile Court to hold open house
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Man suspected of raping children
CRIME BRIEFS: Man suspected of raping children
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.
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Rutherford County libraries accepting food for fines
For one week, patrons of the library will have the option to bring in canned goods to pay off library fines.
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Man arrested for DUI after fleeing crash
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.
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Burglary case highlights importance of preparation
Burglary case highlights importance of preparation
Rutherford County law enforcement officials are encouraging residents to inventory valuable items in case their home is ever targeted by criminals.
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Authorities search for credit card thieves
Authorities search for credit card thieves
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna man gets life in prison for murder
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.
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Time to analyze status of Rutherford County football
It’s always fun to see where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going (maybe).
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Children cast excitement at annual fishing event
Children cast excitement at annual fishing event
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.
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Suspect in high-speed chase apprehended
Suspect in high-speed chase apprehended
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Armed woman robs restaurant
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.
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MTSU ceremony highlights top freshman scholars
The University Honors College’s 20 newest Buchanan Fellows participated in the annual inauguration ceremony Sept. 28 at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
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Christiana driver charged with 3rd DUI
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.
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Tenn. Highway Patrol accepting applications
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.
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THP, Sheriff's Office chase stolen truck
THP, Sheriff's Office chase stolen truck
Search for Smyrna suspect continues
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Sheriff's Office continues probe into break-ins
Sheriff's Office continues probe into break-ins
Serial burglary suspect likely to face more charges
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Parkway Baptist dedication to be star-studded event
Parkway Baptist dedication to be star-studded event
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.
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BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Feces smeared on house
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Group chased by armed suspect
CRIME BRIEFS: Group chased by armed suspect
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.
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Sports rivalries fuel good games
What’s your favorite rivalry? It seems good rivals come and go, depending on the sport and a number of other things.
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Murfreesboro man facing 4th DUI charge
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Two men facing rape charges
CRIME BRIEFS: Two men facing rape charges
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.
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Linebaugh receives tech grant from Best Buy
The Linebaugh Library System has been awarded a community relations grant from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Pastor charged with money laundering
CRIME BRIEFS: Pastor charged with money laundering
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.
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Understaffed jail fuels myriad problems
Understaffed jail fuels myriad problems
Inefficiencies in daily operations pose safety risks
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Smyrna Library opening new teen area
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Family robbed at gunpoint in home invasion
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.
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Police looking for attempted bank robbery suspect
Police looking for attempted bank robbery suspect
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.
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Two women arrested on abuse-related charges
Two women arrested on abuse-related charges
A mother accused of passing illegal drugs to her premature baby was charged with aggravated child abuse last month.
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Police: Drunk driver resists DUI arrest
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.
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Bizarre in the Boro: Man finds strange sex toy
Police responded Monday night to a Haynes Manor apartment in reference to a possible burglary.
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INSIDE SPORTS: Battle for the postseason continues
The Stars made yet another loud statement with a 49-28 win.
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Reports: Rutherford County jail 'grossly understaffed'
Reports: Rutherford County jail 'grossly understaffed'
Studies point to need for more guards
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Republicans to open North Rutherford office
The Rutherford County Republican Party is set to open a second county office in Smyrna for the November election campaign.
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Driver with suspended license facing DUI charge
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Prescription fraud under investigation
CRIME BRIEFS: Prescription fraud under investigation
Tool stolen from south Murfreesboro home; Smyrna man charged with statutory rape; Shots fired at Campus Crossings
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Beware of e-mail scams, state warns
Scammers take your information and you never get the lottery money – which never existed.
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Bizarre in the Boro: Woman sets hair on fire before overdosing
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Murfreesboro Police responded to a report of an overdose to find the victim lethragic with burned hair.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Pair arrested after fighting outside club
Man fires shots on ex-girlfriend’s home; Truck stolen from dealership
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Sam Davis Home hiring tour guide
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Suntrust bank robber caught
The robber was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 5 in Nashville immediately after another robbery at First Tennessee Bank on Whites Creek Pike.
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Underage man charged with DUI
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman receives death threat
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.
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THP arrests 21 for DUIs in Rutherford County over Labor Day weekend
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.
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Arrest made in wallet theft
Arrest made in wallet theft
The arrest came after the suspect saw his picture and a short video that was released Friday, Aug. 31.
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Cookout turns deadly
A drive-by shooting in the early morning hours of Labor Day leaves man from Alabama dead.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police nab man wanted on numerous charges
A man wanted on numerous felony charges was apprehended Wednesday.
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Bizarre in the Boro: Gang member goes to police for help
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.
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INSIDE SPORTS: Stars shine on road, Warriors dominate
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MTSU Police offering free rape defense class for women
MTSU Police Department will be hosting a free Rape Aggression Defense Class for women beginning Sept. 11.
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Camera catches thief red-handed
Camera catches thief red-handed
Murfreesboro Police need help finding a man suspected of stealing a wallet from a local convenience store.
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Smyrna man facing second DUI charge
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Alleged prostitution ring uncovered
CRIME BRIEFS: Alleged prostitution ring uncovered
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.
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Man sentenced to probation in child rape case
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.
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Local philanthropist offers additional reward for information about burglary
Local philanthropist offers additional reward for information about burglary
Dr. Liz Rhea offers a $10,000 reward for information about the burglar of her Murfreesboro home.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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MTSU police implement safety notification tools
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.
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Sheriff's Office launches crime map partnership
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.
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Vigilant residents key to preventing vandalisms
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: College student assaulted near campus
California fugitive apprehended; Movie theater receives bomb threat: Woman robbed at gunpoint
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Memphis man apprehended in Rutherford County
Memphis man apprehended in Rutherford County
A Memphis man wanted on theft and drug charges was apprehended Friday in Rutherford County by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
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Police bust drunk driver with open containers in car
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna robbery suspect arrested
CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna robbery suspect arrested
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.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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Home invasion suspects sought
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.
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Lamplighter's kicks off new season
Lamplighter's kicks off new season
The Lamplighter's Theatre Company opens its "A Journey of Discovery" season Friday, Sept. 7, with the return of "Man of LaMancha."
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MPD urges drivers to use caution on roadways
Three out of the four traffic fatalities in Murfreesboro this year have involved motorcycles.
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Woman charged with DUI after fleeing crash
Woman charged with DUI after fleeing crash
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Armed trio busted with stolen car
Dozens of bras taken from retailer; Murfreesboro playground vandalized; Women accused of theft
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Planning Commission approves zoning ordinance
Planning Commission approves zoning ordinance
Countywide changes one step closer to approval
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Blackman High, Middle locked down Tuesday morning
Blackman High, Middle locked down Tuesday morning
Blackman High and Middle schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution Tuesday morning after a suspect fled Interstate Crime Enforcement officers.
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Attempted murder suspect apprehended
The suspect accused of stabbing a man three days ago in Smyrna was apprehended Tuesday by law enforcement officials.
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Smyrna police looking for attempted murder suspect
Smyrna police looking for attempted murder suspect
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Hearing set for mom charged in toddler deaths
Man accused of assaulting girlfriend; Unruly juveniles suspected in vandalism; Teenager nearly kidnapped
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Prep football opens regular season Friday
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One dead, one injured in Sunday morning shooting
One dead, one injured in Sunday morning shooting
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.
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Impressive football played at Rutherford County Jamboree
The revived 7AAA Football Jamboree showed the strengths and weaknesses of our local teams.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Shots fired at two apartment complexes
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.
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Drunk driver strikes Murfreesboro pedestrian
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.
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Authorities searching for convicted felon
Authorities searching for convicted felon
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.
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Commercial growth expanding in Rutherford County
Commercial growth expanding in Rutherford County
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
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Murfreesboro publisher accused of harassment
Murfreesboro publisher accused of harassment
Rutherford Reader caught up in controversy
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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County Schools director looks to future
County Schools director looks to future
Odom hopes to build on recent student achievements
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National Night Out slated for Tuesday
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.
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Republican candidates call for unity
Republican candidates call for unity
Tennessee Republican Party candidates called on supporters Thursday to set aside their differences for the upcoming November general elections.
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JORDAN: Countdown to football time begins
Let's take a quick look at all nine Rutherford County football teams before next Friday's Jamboree at Riverdale.
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Specialized National Guard unit in national-level exercise
Specialized National Guard unit in national-level exercise
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Murfreesboro man facing second DUI charge
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Teen facing second indecent exposure charge
CRIME BRIEFS: Teen facing second indecent exposure charge
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.
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Smyrna police seek help in identifying suspects
Smyrna police seek help in identifying suspects
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.
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Blackman teacher under investigation could lose license
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Suspected drug dealer to appear in court
Club owner caught giving alcohol to minors; Wanted illegal immigrant arrested
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
A 28-year-old Murfreesboro woman is reportedly being harassed through numerous unwanted text messages sent by men who believe she is a prostitute.
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VINSON: Aurora shooting will bring out dirty laundry
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.
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Female driver busted with pills
Female driver busted with pills
A Smithville woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday is facing multiple charges.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Murfreesboro man accused of child rape
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.
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Meth fumes injure deputy, witnesses
Meth fumes injure deputy, witnesses
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna man charged with child rape
Alabama fugitive apprehended; Suspects in gang-related slaying sentenced;
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Highway Patrol offers Citizens Police Academy
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the fall session of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy.
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Palmer Smith loses appeal, ordered to jail
Palmer Smith loses appeal, ordered to jail
Smith was the husband of Marcie Smith, who was reported missing on Dec. 7, 2007.
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Woman scams with name of Exchange Club Family Center
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.
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Man accused of driving while high on pills
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police apprehend robbery suspect
CRIME BRIEFS: Police apprehend robbery suspect
Elder abuse suspect arrested; Woman raped by man while on date; Man accused of trying to molest girl
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Crime Stoppers honors county's best
Crime Stoppers honors county's best
Rutherford County’s top cops were honored Monday at the annual Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year banquet.
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Madden sentenced to 29 years
Madden sentenced to 29 years
Shanterrica Madden was sentenced Tuesday to 29 years in prison for the 2011 murder of Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart.
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MPD searches for suspects
Murfreesboro police are asking for help identifying two suspects wanted in connection to a robbery Thursday afternoon at Bell Jewelers.
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Man charged with reckless endangerment

A local man was arrested Friday, July 6 and charged with reckless endangerment.

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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Detectives investigating shooting
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.
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Smyrna hiring fair for veterans set for July 13
The Hiring Fair is being sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
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Heat wave has some asking: How hot is it?
Heat wave has some asking: How hot is it?
So hot, one church-goer in Smyrna asked: ‘Is this church or hell?’
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Shelbyville man charged with third DUI
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Two men cited for burning
Also, man’s truck vandalized; Illinois fugitive apprehended; Business owner arrested on drug charges
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Smyrna bans fireworks
Smyrna bans fireworks
Smyrna is the latest Rutherford County city to ban the use of private fireworks this Fourth of July.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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Rutherford County bans burning
Rutherford County bans burning
Residents urged not to use fireworks
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Systems ask for voluntary water use reductions
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.
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Man without license charged with DUI
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.
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Middle Tennessee borders on drought
Middle Tennessee is on the verge of a drought, an official at the National Weather Service said.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Siegel High coach charged with DUI
CRIME BRIEFS: Siegel High coach charged with DUI
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.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
Brawl erupts at women's softball game
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CRIME BRIEFS: Authorities looking for bomb threat suspect

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.

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Man indicted for Murfresboro mosque bomb threat
Man indicted for Murfresboro mosque bomb threat
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.
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Murfreesboro Police locate car involved in hit and run
MPD still needs help locating the driver and any passengers who might have been riding in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
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Sheriff's Office tracks down bomb threat suspect

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.

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Shoetiques win BPA title for sick teammate
Shoetiques win BPA title for sick teammate
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.
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Murfreesboro woman charged with fourth DUI offense
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.
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Smyrna man arrested on drug charges
Smyrna man arrested on drug charges
A 54-year-old man who was arrested Friday at his Rocky Fork-Almaville Road home in Smyrna is facing multiple drug-related charges.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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PART III: Surviving child abuse
Child Advocacy Center helps victims heal
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CRIME BRIEFS: Identity of assault suspect sought
CRIME BRIEFS: Identity of assault suspect sought
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.
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Murfreesboro teen weathers life's storms
Murfreesboro teen weathers life's storms
Local cancer survivor looks to future
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PART II: Surviving child abuse
PART II: Surviving child abuse
Predators take innocence from victims
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police investigating late-night robbery
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.
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Arraignments set for men charged with statutory rape
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.
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Woman crashes car into law office
Woman crashes car into law office
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Home invasion suspect arrested
CRIME BRIEFS: Home invasion suspect arrested
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Teen charged with indecent exposure
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.
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Smyrna man on TBI Most Wanted List captured
Smyrna man on TBI Most Wanted List captured
One suspect listed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted List May 30 and his accomplice were apprehended Friday in Smyrna.
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Decherd man caught driving with open container
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.
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LifeFlight adds new helicopter
Vanderbilt LifeFlight has added a new aircraft to its fleet, in an effort to better serve the residents of Middle Tennessee.
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Suspect in Social Security bomb threat arrested
Suspect in Social Security bomb threat arrested
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.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
An unidentified man and two women allegedly stole more than $200 worth of hair clippers Tuesday morning from Sally’s Beauty Supply in Murfreesboro.
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Rutherford County court resumes after bomb threat

Government agencies plan to examine initial response

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Drunk driver accused of assaulting police
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.
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UPDATED: Bomb scare on the Square
UPDATED: Bomb scare on the Square

Caller threatens judge's life

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CRIME BRIEFS: Elder abuse under investigation
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.
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La Vergne names new codes director
For the last decade, Randolph Salyers has observed La Vergne and noted areas in codes enforcement that needed improvement.
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Smyrna man placed on Tennessee's Top 10 Most Wanted
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.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
A Murfreesboro man allegedly stole a $100 flat iron Monday from Cosmo Professional Beauty Supply, located in the 800 block of Northwest Broad Street.
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Taste of Smyrna Saturday
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.
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Police credit mother’s diligence for bust
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.
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Smyrna Beer Board revokes store’s license
Smyrna Beer Board revokes store’s license
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.
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School budget advances with no tax hike
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Smyrna couple arrested on drug charges
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.
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Four charged with child rape
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.
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Man charged with DUI after crashing roommate's car
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.
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INSIDE THE ISSUES: Efforts continue to block sexual predators
Louisiana is taking a second stab at trying to keep registered sex offenders off social media websites.
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MEDIA MATTERS: Photographing police protects public
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Apartment burglaries under investigation
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.
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Murfreesboro man sentenced in drug-trafficking case
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.
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Sheriff's K-9 tracks down suspect
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.
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La Vergne police to escort survivors to D.C.
La Vergne police to escort survivors to D.C.
Six law enforcement officers in Tennessee lost their lives in the line of duty last year.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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‘Flying Fury’ Fornoff helped Air Show soar
‘Flying Fury’ Fornoff helped Air Show soar
Reaches new heights in recognition.
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New Nissan Altima begins production in Smyrna
It has been 20 years since the first Nissan Altima rolled off the line in Smyrna.
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Man with loaded gun charged with DUI
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.
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Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant to Smyrna Public Library
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Madden conviction ends yearlong saga
Madden conviction ends yearlong saga
Jurors find former MTSU student guilty
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State house candidate takes no-tax pledge
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Madden Trial: Closing arguments begin
Madden Trial: Closing arguments begin
Attorneys argued their cases to jurors Monday
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Madden found guilty of murder
The jury found Shanterrica Madden guilty Monday afternoon in the stabbing death of Lady Raider Tina Stewart.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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Thousands land in Smyrna for air show
Thousands land in Smyrna for air show
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Girl bullied via Facebook
Also woman accuses stepbrother of rape
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Defense: Madden never planned to kill Stewart
Defense: Madden never planned to kill Stewart
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.
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Murfreesboro woman charged with second DUI offense
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.
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Volunteer soars to Tennessee Air Show success
Volunteer soars to Tennessee Air Show success
It was Osh Kosh, by gosh, that helped launch a young boy to soar with eagles in a lifelong flight career.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Farm equipment stolen from company
Another motorcycle stolen from apartment; Man charged with child rape
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Thief caught on tape
Thief caught on tape
Murfreesboro Police need the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a burglary, which occurred April 30.
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Prosecutors: Madden did not act in self-defense
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.
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Thieves target rural churches
Thieves target rural churches
Burglars stole property from five rural Rutherford County churches and sheriff’s investigators need citizens’ help in solving the cases, detectives said.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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Smyrna looks at layoffs to balance budget
Layoffs are possible for Smyrna employees as the town grapples with a deficit and looks for more long-term budget solutions.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman raped on first date
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.
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Jury selection to begin in Stewart murder trial
Jury selection to begin in Stewart murder trial
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.
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Air show attracts spectators of all ages
Air show attracts spectators of all ages
Blue Angels highlight May 12-13 event
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Preparations begin for Jefferson Pike expansion
Preparations begin for Jefferson Pike expansion
Plans are underway to improve safety along a major roadway in Smyrna where hazardous driving conditions have contributed to a multitude of accidents.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Woman finds bullet hole in car
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.
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Siegel stands out at middle school tournament
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.
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Woman leaves crash to get pills
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.
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UPDATE: Missing Murfreesboro man located
UPDATE: Missing Murfreesboro man located
On Tuesday, law enforcement officials found a 33-year-old Murfreesboro man who disappeared Friday from his Greenland Drive home.
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Delegation fights for drug court
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.
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Police seek help in Murfreesboro man's disappearance
Police seek help in Murfreesboro man's disappearance
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Suspect charged with criminal impersonation
Woman scammed out of thousands; Man exposes himself to neighbors
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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Citizens concerned about county zoning changes
Rutherford County’s Planning Commission continued work on the zoning ordinance Monday responding to public comments and raising other concerns.
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Win a seat at Tennessee Air Show
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DUI of the Week: Jamestown man facing multiple charges
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Motorcycle stolen from apartment
Suspicious activity reported; Man accused of giving alcohol to minors; Armed robbery under investigation; Customer assaults store employee
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Outdoors store slated for Smyrna
Academy Sports + Outdoors will be joining the Smyrna’s Sam Ridley Parkway business community this fall.
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Better Business Bureau warns of new e-mail scam
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.
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Despite overall declines, Tennessee homicide rate rises
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.
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Got drugs? La Vergne wants them
La Vergne, MTMC and Smyrna stage prescription drug take back events
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for stalker
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.
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HUDGINS: Building supplier relocates to Smyrna
Cedar Creek launched its new regional operation in Rutherford County, the company announced last week.
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Deputies certified in civil warrants
Deputies certified in civil warrants
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.
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DUI of the Week: Smyrna man charged with second offense
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Drive-by shooting under investigation
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.
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Deputies seize 200 pounds of marijuana
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.
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Rutherford County Schools names new director
Rutherford County Schools names new director
Rutherford County’s School Board unanimously selected Don Odom to replace Harry Gill Jr. as the next director of schools Monday.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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Commission approves more cash for sheriff
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.
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Rutherford County rezoning debate continues
Twenty Rutherford County residents spoke out Monday about the proposed zoning ordinance to the Planning Commission.
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WHITTLE: Veteran serves as one-woman support blitz
When Harriett Howard declares war, she goes to win.
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Sheriff joins 'More Cops More Stops' program
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DUI of the Week: Woman caught asleep behind wheel
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Cash advance store burglarized again
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.
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Sheriff's Office presents Lifesaving Awards
Sheriff's Office presents Lifesaving Awards
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.
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Springtime means increased Tennessee home sales
Springtime means increased Tennessee home sales
Analysts predict upward trend likely to continue
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Aviation history to soar at Tennessee Air Show
Aviation history to soar at Tennessee Air Show
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.
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MTSU Police offer free pepper-spray class for women
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Deputies uncover 200 pounds of cocaine
Deputies uncover 200 pounds of cocaine
RCSO confiscates record amount of the drug in rural Florence
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CRIME BRIEFS: Authorities alert ATF over discovery
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.
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New committee formed for road, school districts
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.
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Construction on slow, but steady rise
Construction on slow, but steady rise
Private sector shows year-over-year gains
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DUI of the Week: Driver arrested after failing to yield
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.
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Tallman unveils Nissan racecar at plant
Tallman unveils Nissan racecar at plant
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Weapons taken in Murfreesboro burglary
Alleged rape under investigation; Suspects in stabbing case sought; Antique silverware reported stolen
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Haslam announces statewide anti-meth campaign
Haslam announces statewide anti-meth campaign
Gov. Bill Haslam rolled out a comprehensive statewide campaign designed to inform Tennesseans about the consequences of violating the “I Hate Meth Act."
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La Vergne girl reports abduction attempt
La Vergne girl reports abduction attempt
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.
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MPD arrests juvenile in Benley Street vandalism case
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School Board narrows director field to four candidates
Four candidates will be considered for the director of schools position, the Rutherford County School Board announced Tuesday.
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DUI of the Week: Man arrested after fleeing crash
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.
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Convicted felon sentenced to six years for ATM robbery
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: South American man with suspended license arrested
Neighborhood tagged with gang graffiti; Home invasion under investigation; Woman finds children’s clothes at school; and Social media leds to child rape arrest
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NFL prospect charged with domestic assault
NFL prospect charged with domestic assault
A former MTSU football player was arrested before dawn Monday on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend.
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MTSU police arrest man on child pornography charges
MTSU police arrest man on child pornography charges
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.
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Child rapist charged in wife's death
Child rapist charged in wife's death
A man convicted of child rape in 1998 is now looking a murder charge for the death of his wife's 1986 death.
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
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.
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Bedford County teacher arrested for child abuse in RuCo
Bedford County teacher arrested for child abuse in RuCo
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.
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Smyrna tries to curb synthetic drug sales
Smyrna tries to curb synthetic drug sales
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.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Former city employee charged with statutory rape
Franklin Road tanning salon burglarized; Suspect in Wenlon Drive shooting arrested; Man accused of raping 67-year-old woman
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DUI of the Week: Christiana man with revoked license arrested
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.
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Man arrested for child rape
Sexual abuse charges were filed Sunday against a man accused of raping a girl under age 6.
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Sheriff is 'SAVIN' time by notifying victims
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.
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Area churches serve community as one
Area churches serve community as one
Collaborating again through Operation InAsMuch
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Officials willing to discuss education reform