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City sets Dec. 4 Bradyville Pike meeting

MURFREESBORO - City officials will hold a public meeting Dec. 4 to take public comment on a proposed 2.1-mile Bradyville Pike improvement project.

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Watch out for delinquent tax scam

The Rutherford County Property Assessor's Office is urging people to beware of someone posing as an office deputy and trying to extort money by claiming they owe delinquent tax payments.

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Sherrell seeking Democratic Party chair

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

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Shop with the sheriff set for Tuesday
Shop with the sheriff set for Tuesday

Twenty-five homeless Rutherford County children may enjoy a merrier Christmas after buying toys with Sheriff Robert Arnold and School Resource Officers during the annual Shop with the Sheriff event.

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EDITORIAL: How do we honor, remember and express gratitude?

This Veteran's Day, I have a heightened level of awareness and appreciation for the men and women who have, often at tremendous sacrifice, served in harm's way to guarantee the freedoms we all enjoy.

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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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Elderly couple killed leaving Franklin Road Baptist

An elderly couple was killed in a Sunday crash on Old Fort Parkway as they tried to leave Franklin Road Baptist Church, Murfreesboro Police reported.

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Two injured in alleged marijuana deal

One man suffered head injuries and a second man sustained a gunshot wound during a robbery over marijuana Thursday night on West Jefferson Pike, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said.

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Local attorney Murfree, descendent of city's namesake, dies

Matt Murfree, a local attorney, political leader and descendent of the city's namesake, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

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Vickwood home catches fire

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue is battling a blaze at 2836 Vickwood Drive this morning.

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Morning fire displaces two adults, four children

Two adults and four children were displaced after a fire broke out in their home at 2836 Vickwood Dr. around 7:15 Wednesday morning.

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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.

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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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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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