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Fifth suspect arrested in shooting

Five people are charged in a Wednesday shooting that seriously injured a man near a basketball court on East Lokey Avenue, Murfreesboro Police reported.

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County settles with Tramel for $275,000

Rutherford County spent a total of nearly $335,000 on former Detective Jim Tramel's lawsuit against the county and sheriff's office, according to county records.

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Four people in custody for alleged shooting incident

Four people have been taken into custody in connection with a shooting that injured a man shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday during an altercation at East Lokey Avenue and Christy Court, according to Murfreesboro Police.

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MTSU Poll: Nov. 4 vote on abortion amendment too close to call

A close vote may be in store for Tennessee's proposed constitutional amendment on abortion, according to the latest statewide MTSU Poll.

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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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MTSU student robbed at Science Building

A 40-year-old MTSU student told university police he was hit over the head and robbed Monday night at the Ellington Human Science Building, according to an MTSU press release.

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Sparks praises Democrat senator Douglas

Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) gave praise to Sen. Douglas Henry in a recent radio interview.

"I just want to commend my Democrat college Senator Douglas Henry for having the conviction to take a public stand. I want to encourage my Republican Party members to do the same," parks said.

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American veterans unite to help prevent suicide

Vietnam veteran Edward Collins is confined to a wheelchair, but that didn't stop him Wednesday (Oct. 22) from joining a group holding signs along the Public Square urging people to take notice of the number of U.S. veterans committing suicide.

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Hemenway replaced as assistant DA

The District Attorney's Office has tabbed a former Nashville prosecutor to fill the vacancy left by an assistant district attorney who was fired for accusing Circuit Court Judge Keith Siskin of running a sexist courtroom in a child rape trial.

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City Planning Director Aydelott announces retirement

After nearly 30 years of dedicated service to the City of Murfreesboro, City Planning Director Joseph Aydelott announced Friday that he plans to retire as director effective Dec. 5, 2014. His career spanned over three decades, including a number of significant plans and studies that have contributed to the growth and character of a vibrant community.

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Two men convicted, sentenced in 2013 armed robbery at MTSU

Two men were recently convicted an armed robbery that occurred on MTSU campus in September 2013, according to the MTSU University Police Department.

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County spends $60,000 defending Arnold in lawsuit

Rutherford County spent nearly $60,000 to defend Sheriff Robert Arnold in a lawsuit filed by former Detective Jim Tramel, and more is being doled out for legal costs in a lawsuit filed by a sheriff's office employee who was fired after she underwent two knee replacements.

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Tomlin pleads to second-degree murder, gets 25 years

Maria Lambert's family members stood in Circuit Court Friday as the man who beat her to death on Dec. 26, 2012 asked for forgiveness after pleading guilty to murder.

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Lamendola takes plea in Burks Hollow murder

An accomplice in the July 2011 shooting death of Kevin Barrett accepted a plea agreement Friday and avoided going to trial on murder charges.

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Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

A man accepted a 25-year prison sentence on Friday morning for the murder of his girl friend in 2011.

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Child rape suspect arrested

A suspect wanted for allegedly raping a 3-year-old girl was apprehended Wednesday in Nashville by U.S. Marshals and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

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City Council candidates have different outlooks
City Council candidates have different outlooks

City Council candidate Bill Shacklett is raising the question whether his opponent, Bill Jones, should be able to continue serving on the Rutherford County Industrial Development Board if he wins the three-person race for a vacant seat.

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Bragg chairing Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee

Tommy Bragg is no longer serving as Murfreesboro's mayor, but he is taking a presiding role as chairman of the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee, a group set up to serve mass transportation demands in a 10-county area.

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Thanks to Murfreesboro for supporting 'Healing Field - Flags of Remembrance'

The Exchange Club of Noon Murfreesboro would like to thank the community, and especially "The Post," for the success of the 2014 "Healing Field - Flags of Remembrance" over this past Memorial Day Weekend.

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Ketron seeks re-election to 13th State Senate District

Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) is a candidate for re-election to the 13th senatorial district in the Tennessee State Senate in the November general election.

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Whittlemania tickets on sale for $10

Ten dollar Whittlemania meal tickets are available now at "The Post" newspaper office and WGNS Radio in Murfreesboro, Cannon Courier offices in Woodbury, plus Gil's Ace Hardware and Southern Bank of Tennessee in Smyrna.

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City property taxes due Dec. 31

City property taxes are due by Dec. 31. Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time.

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MFRD and Blackman football install 26 free smoke alarms

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, with the assistance of Blackman Blaze football players and coach Philip Shadowens, canvassed three high-risk areas in Murfreesboro on Sept. 27 and installed a total of 26 free smoke alarms in the community.

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EDITORIAL: 'Whittlemania' returning for a great cause

What is Whittlemania?


Why is it important?


How can you get involved?

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Applications being accepted for La Vergne Citizen Police Academy \

Applications are currently being accepted for the La Vergne Citizen Police Academy, scheduled Oct. 14 through Dec.22.

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