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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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MFRD Fire Marshal's Office serves warrant to suspect in Wilson Avenue fire

Suspect Justin Tyler Romohr, 22, of 1810 Jordan Avenue, was arrested and charged with one count of arson following a house fire incident Nov. 30 at 225 Wilson Ave.

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Attempted murder suspects captured

Two men wanted on attempted murder charges were arrested this week by the U.S. Marshals, Murfreesboro Police and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Fugitive Unit.

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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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Man pleads guilty in La Vergne homicide

MURFREESBORO - 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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Council approves 10-acre gift for M-Tek Inc.

MURFREESBORO - The City Council approve an inducement of 10 acres Thursday night for M-Tek Inc. to build a North American corporate headquarters in the Gateway area and bring 250 jobs here.

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Former Cope home entangled in city lawsuit over group rehab use

MURFREESBORO - Two Southeast Broad Street residents are suing the city of Murfreesboro and a rehabilitation company claiming the former home of County Attorney Jim Cope was turned into a treatment facility - in violation of the city's zoning ordinance - and will hurt their neighborhood and property values.

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Video challenges police sobriety checkpoint

A YouTube video posted recently shows Murfreesboro Police detaining three men at a DUI checkpoint and requiring the driver to take a field sobriety test, even though the men in the vehicle say they weren't drinking.

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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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UPDATED: City may donate 10 acres for corporate headquarters

MURFREESBORO - The City Council will consider giving 10 acres of city-owned property to a secret company to build a North American corporate headquarters in the Gateway area and bring 250 jobs here, according to Chamber of Commerce and city officials.

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Services set Tuesday for son of Trustee Batey

MURFREESBORO - Services will be held Tuesday for Paul Thomas Batey, the son of Rutherford County Trustee Teb Batey, who died Friday at age 15.

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Fire destroys Wilson Avenue home

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 3 and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a house fire at 225 Wilson Ave. just before 2 o'clock Sunday morning.

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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 were held last Wednesday for Ed Netherland, a Murfreesboro native and insurance executive killed at his St. John rental home 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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