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Murder charge bound over to grand jury in 22-year-old's beating death

MURFREESBORO - A man convicted in 1992 of beating his infant daughter could be indicted for murder after a medical examiner testified Tuesday that the injuries the child sustained 23 years ago caused her 2013 death after a lifetime of illness.

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Grenade found in Murfreesboro neighborhood

Murfreesboro Police officers responded to 2913 Meadowhill Dr.around 1:30 p.m. THursdayin reference to a grenade found near a creek in the area.

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Suspicious bucket reported at MTSU

About 8 a.m. Tuesday, MTSU Police were notified that there was a suspicious bucket found on a sidewalk in the courtyard area near the Business and Aerospace Building.

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Services set for Netherland

Funeral services are set Wednesday for Ed Netherland, a Murfreesboro native and insurance executive killed at his St. John rental last week in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Police officer, two others injured in crash

MURFREESBORO - Three people, including a Murfreesboro Police officer, were hurt early Sunday in a two-car crash on South Church Street, police reported.

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N. Maney Ave. property owners embrace improvements plan

North Maney Avenue property owners are embracing a city public improvements plan along this historical street to match the avenue's south side.

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Accidental fire that displaced 14, started by child
Accidental fire that displaced 14, started by child
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Judge suspends AAAA Bonding, clerk's former company

MURFREESBORO - A senior judge has suspended the operations of AAAA Bonding, a company formerly owned by the Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk, after finding that it exceeded its forfeited bonding limits.

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Circuit Court clerk computer project suspended

MURFREESBORO - More than two years after purchasing a $737,000 computer system for the Circuit Court clerk's office, Rutherford County is putting the project on hold because of a nightmare installation, according to officials.

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Bond reduction denied for Walmart murder defendant
Bond reduction denied for Walmart murder defendant

MURFREESBORO - A Circuit Court judge refused to lower the bond Wednesday for one of two brothers charged in a January 2014 double murder at a Walmart parking lot.

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Man pleads to manslaughter in East Clark killing
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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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Murder suspect in Rutherford County will not receive reduced sentence.
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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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Duplex fire forces 14 people into cold weather
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Duplex fire forces 14 people into cold weather

MURFREESBORO - Fourteen people were displaced from their homes Monday night when a fire broke out at a Richardson Avenue duplex, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department reported.

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Rutherford County man named Beekeeper of Year

Keith Elrod put some beehives in his orchard about 20 years ago, hoping they would help his apples trees produce. As it turned out, he had the wrong kind of apple trees, but the bees have been buzzing ever since.

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Woodbury City Attorney forced to resign

Woodbury City Attorney Dale Peterson is set to resign his position and be disbarred for up to five years after pleading guilty to stealing more than $20,000 from Riverside Center while overseeing TennCare patient accounts, according to officials.

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Elderly couple killed leaving Franklin Road Baptist

An elderly couple killed in an Old Fort Parkway crash as they left Franklin Road Baptist Church were "fixtures" at the house of worship, their minister says.

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Sherrell seeking Democratic Party chair post

Lenda Sherrell, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the Nov. 4 election, confirmed Thursday she will seek the open position for chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party.

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DA still seeking phone password of Walmart murder suspect

The District Attorney's Office is moving forward with efforts to obtain the password of an iPhone belonging to one of the brother's charged in a January 2014 Walmart doubt murder after he refused to turn over the information

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Council votes to extend red light vendor's contract

Buoyed by figures showing wrecks down at intersections across town, the City Council voted 5-1 Thursday to extend a vendor's contract for one year to oversee an automated red-light enforcement system.

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Municipal elections, amendments drive voters to polls

With voter participation hitting 33 percent in Tuesday's wine-in-stores referendum and City Council race, residents here affirmed an April decision in which they voted to move the municipal election to August.

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Shacklett bests Jones in City Council race

Winning a City Council seat for the second time, Bill Shacklett rolled past two contenders Tuesday to claim a vacant post on the seven-member body, even though he was outraised 10-to-1 by the nearest competitor.

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Reed bests Hollingshead in Smyrna mayoral race

In her first mayoral run, incumbent Mary Esther Reed bested challenger Jeff Hollingshead by more than 7 percent to gain a four-year term.

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Sherrell-DesJarlais Congressional race heating up

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and challenger Lenda Sherrell are duking it out in an old-fashioned media slugfest during the final days of the 4th Congressional District race.

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Early voting down in Rutherford County

Early voting for Tuesday's election dropped off by 1,600 votes compared to numbers in the mid-term election of 2010, according to Rutherford County Election Office records.

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Motlow president says 'significant' decisions upcoming

Motlow State Community College President MaryLou Apple isn't completely worry-free when it comes to handling hundreds of new students expected to take advantage of the Tennessee Promise's tuition-free education.

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