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.
Though 61 percent voted for him in the state, a bare majority approve now
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.
State Sen. Bill Ketron will file legislation enabling Rutherford County to hold a recall vote for elected officials indicted on felony charges.
Fitzhugh not looking in the rear view as he drives sheriff's office forward.
A Murfreesboro family says their children were wrongfully arrested at Hobgood Elementary and has filed a federal lawsuit in connection with the 2016 incident, claiming their civil rights were violated.
The Smyrna Town council met Tuesday and backyard chickens were once again on the agenda, as well as authorization to apply for a $2 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Local Interstate Connector Program.
A Murfreesboro firefighter is under investigation by state authorities for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor and possessing illicit images, officials said Thursday.
Cards 'absolutely' could be used for voter photo ID.
County board also drops entire new school from building plan.
A Murfreesboro resident is criticizing the removal of electric department general manager Steve Sax from his post, saying it appears to be retribution for his opposition to selling the utility to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.
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.
A Murfreesboro man was shot in the shoulder Friday night.
A full house of more than 75 people saw a rezoning issue defeated by a four to one vote at La Vergne City Hall chambers.
A substitute teacher will no longer be allowed to work for Rutherford County Schools after allegedly "making inappropriate, threatening comments on social media during the work day," according to a statement from the school system.
MTSU College Republicans held a town hall meeting with local elected officials last night, but the Republican turnout was outnumbered by droves of protesters intent on making their voices heard.
Burglars caused more than $5,000 damage to a country church by smashing plates, shattering glass and punching holes in doors, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said Thursday.
"The students responsible for the bathroom vandalism at Blackman High School have been caught, severely disciplined and will face criminal charges," said James Evans, community relations coordinator for Rutherford County Schools.
A red swastika was found in a girls' restroom yesterday at Blackman High School.
Murfreesboro officials are declining to comment on the disciplinary measures meted out to six officers involved in a botched arrest of juveniles at Hobgood Elementary School.
"This kind of thing tends to happen during flu season," said Evans, noting that this season started later than normal. "What we tell people is, if you're sick, stay home."
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is out of jail - and into a federal penitentiary.
Rep. Black, Sen. Tracy and Rep. Sparks to answer questions.
Smyrna rep backs Trump's travel ban.
Would return millions to M'boro, Rutherford.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Maj. Terry McBurney pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of misleading authorities and seven counts of wire fraud regarding his lack of citizenship while employed at the sheriff's office.
Four veteran supervisors were promoted to command positions at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office by Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
"What a sight this is," said Gayle Jordan from the courthouse steps. "I wish everyone could stand where I stand and see what I see. The families, the mix of races, the mix of ages, old, young, all of your signs, this is what has already made America great."
The final defendant in an illicit e-cigarettes operation at the Rutherford County jail pleaded guilty to a felony charge in federal court Monday.
On Jan. 25, 2017, Governor Bill Haslam visited Central Magnet School to experience its STEM program.
Citizens concerned about development near national park.
School board unanimously extends director's contract.
Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Rutherford County wants everyone to indulge in something just as sweet as chocolate cake... a new furry friend.
"Snow is not a wolf in sheep's clothing - it is a tiger in lamb's clothing." Matthias Zdarsky, early ski pioneer and founder of modern Alpine skiing technique (1856-1940)
Homeless Alliance joining together to help their neighbors.
Will continue to receive $142K salary until August.
Prices at the pump may rise to fund roads.
Melinda Boisseau, 37, of Murfreesboro, was sentenced on Jan. 19, 2017, to two years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for filing false tax returns in the names of other individuals, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
A federal judge rejected former Sheriff Robert Arnold's request to be released on bond until his May 8 hearing, saying he failed to prove he won't flee or "pose a danger" to himself and others, court documents show.
In a show of unity to cap a night of celebration, a diverse crowd made up of hundreds of MTSU students along with several members of the faculty, staff and wider community formed a circle around the Student Union Ballroom Monday night.
Newly-appointed interim Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said changes would be made in the jail command the night Rutherford County commissioners selected him.
Murfreesboro Police Department has lost 51 officers over the last two years, roughly 10 percent annually, but officials say the turnover rate is more about trends among young officers and factors such as an increasingly difficult job than about bad management.
She isn't manning the microphone in the well of the House of Representatives. But Murfreesboro resident Tammy Letzler is the first female ever to serve as chief clerk of either house of the General Assembly, following the trailblazing path of House Speaker Beth Harwell.
Nearly thirty people filled the local Republican Party's Main Street headquarters Friday to celebrate incoming President Donald Trump's inauguration.
With Robert Arnold pleading guilty to felony charges and tendering his resignation this week, an ouster suit filed against the former sheriff is moot, says the attorney representing a group of residents who fought for his removal.
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.
Protesters chant and cheer on Main Street.
A Riverdale High School student was charged after a school resource officer recovered a handgun from his backpack Wednesday morning, an SRO supervisor said.
From sheriff to felon, Robert Arnold fell far.
A national women's group is criticizing the year-plus-long incarceration of Anna Yocca, who was released from jail this week after pleading guilty to a felony charge in connection with a failed effort to perform her own abortion.
The state is giving Middle Point Landfill a permit to treat water from its rock-crushing operation despite opposition from area residents and an environmental group.
College needs space to accommodate growing student body.
State Sen. Jim Tracy is taking a big step in the Upper Chamber's power hierarchy.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is partnering with Linebaugh Public Library to provide a driver's license renewal kiosk for Rutherford County residents.
Young's seat to remain vacant for now.
Ocala Road property north of S.R. 840 would cost over $4 million.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is set to enter a guilty plea Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in federal court.
Murfreesboro NAACP celebrates Dr. King's legacy at annual breakfast.
An inmate trying to take his own life was saved by a team of Rutherford County Adult Detention Center booking officers and the nursing staff Sunday, a spokeswoman said.
A split Rutherford County Commission elected former Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Fitzhugh as interim sheriff Thursday in an 11-10 vote that took three tallies before one of four finalists received a majority vote.
Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.
City council addresses vacancy left by Young.
Despite positive reviews, The Block struggles to stay open.
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.
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.
He may be just 4 years old, but Hayes Owen, son of David and Stacey Owen of Murfreesboro, had a big wish for Christmas.
Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow again this winter season.
People close to jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold continue to be removed from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
A federal judge confirmed a Feb. 7 trial date for Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-conspirators and denied a request to drop seven counts of criminal charges filed against them.
LaShane Hayes, 44, of La Vergne, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy and wire fraud after being charged with defrauding the United States Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through her sponsor agency, All About Giving, Inc.
The Cliff Ricketts era of alternative fuels research at MTSU ended recently with one final attempt to successfully drive U.S. 231 in Tennessee between the Kentucky and Alabama state lines using a wood gasification process.
With Murfreesboro Police preparing to discipline six officers in connection with the April arrest of Hobgood Elementary School students, community leaders say they're glad the department is taking action even if it's eight months after the incident.
U.S. attorneys are opposing efforts to have seven criminal counts dismissed against Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants before their Feb. 7, 2017 trial on federal corruption charges.
City Manager Rob Lyons has named Angela Jackson director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department.
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.
An altercation on West Castle Street led to a deadly shooting this afternoon.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Keith Lowery named two veteran majors to serve temporarily as assistant chiefs to handle management duties until an interim sheriff is selected.
District Attorney Jennings Jones is set to provide assistance to a group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.
An indicted Rutherford County Sheriff's major was suspended without pay and decommissioned from his law enforcement duties effective Wednesday.
A Rutherford County jail inmate is charged with assault after allegedly attacking a detention center officer because he was mad about losing trusty status, records show.
Murfreesboro Police detectives are investigating the murder of a man late Friday night at an Indian Park Drive residence after several people allegedly kidnapped a woman, took her there and shot the victim.
U.S. District Court Judge Kevin Sharp is sticking with a Feb. 7 trial date for Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants, putting the onus on himself to rule soon on two motions to dismiss criminal charges.
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.
Colleagues call Young 'an example,' 'a champion,' and 'selfless.'
The winning ticket, worth $100,000, was purchased at Smyrna Liquors on Almaville Road.
The statewide "Booze It & Lose It" campaign is part of a national mobilization to prevent drunk and drugged driving.
The Rutherford County Commission met Dec. 15 to discuss plans for appointing an interim sheriff, as well as consider rezoning requests and a fundraising plea from Motlow State Community College.
"It's the holocaust of 2016," said Adnan Shamdin. "Why is this okay today?"
Lawsuit alleges negligence at Rutherford County Jail.
Emergency workers had to slow-walk their response to a truck fire early Wednesday off I-24 in the Buchanan area after they found out they were dealing with hazardous materials, according to Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Chief Larry Farley.
he holidays are even brighter for a Tennessee Lottery player in Smyrna, who won $100,000 from last night's Powerball drawing.
An alleged female victim reported she was kidnapped earlier in the night by several suspects in Bedford County, assaulted and directed to take the suspects to the home ofCesar Lopez-Flores, who was shot and killed.
Despite the crews' best efforts, the structure will be a total loss. The building is believed to be Eubanks Electric.
Firefighters in Christiana celebrated a ground-breaking last week as the crew looks toward making improvements to the station.
Voters elect African American alderman.
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.
Emergency workers are preparing to allow traffic to move on I-24 near the Buchanan exit in southeast Rutherford County after extinguishing a hazardous materials fire that started after two big trucks crashed there this morning, according to Deputy Mayor Jeff Davidson.
School boards and legislators cover it all at annual joint pow-wow.
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