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Waste disposal and rezoning proposals at Murfreesboro City Council

Waste disposal and rezoning proposals at Murfreesboro City Council

Thursday afternoon a special meeting to address issues associated with Middle Point Landfill opened Murfreesboro City Council's session.

Devoted police horse Checker Cash passes away at 21

Devoted police horse Checker Cash passes away at 21

Sgt. Jon Levi and partner, Checker Cash, were trusted brothers for the 16 years they worked together daily for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

Convicted sex offender pleads guilty a third time

Convicted sex offender pleads guilty a third time

A twice-convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual battery of a high school student he incapacitated four years ago

MTSU enhances security with active shooter guides, more cameras, call stations

MTSU enhances security with active shooter guides, more cameras, call stations

University unveils ongoing plans to upgrade technology.

Birthday greetings in blue and red

Birthday greetings in blue and red

'Boro police, firefighters make party special for 8-year-old twins.

Dunn pleads guilty to child porn charges

Dunn pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former Murfreesboro Police SWAT unit leader received an 18-year prison sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to child porn charges.

Morning lockdown at Stewarts Creek High School

Morning lockdown at Stewarts Creek High School

School Resource Officers have not identified the student who made "inappropriate comments" about Stewarts Creek High School but the found no actual threat was made, an SRO captain said.

MFRD personnel and fire apparatus deployed to assist Gatlinburg

MFRD personnel and fire apparatus deployed to assist Gatlinburg

On Monday evening at 8:30 pm, Chief Mark Foulks deployed 14 firefighters, a fire engine and two ladder trucks to the staging area located in Sevierville, Tenn., to assist with the uncontained fires spreading across Gatlinburg.

Kymari House receives $3,000 grant from MTE SharingChange

Kymari House receives $3,000 grant from MTE SharingChange

Middle Tennessee Electric's SharingChange has donated $3,000 of its funds to Kymari House.

MTSU names student-success leader Sluder as new University College dean

MTSU names student-success leader Sluder as new University College dean
The administrator leading MTSU's Quest for Student Success will now also serve as dean of the University College and will oversee work with students undecided on majors, as well as adult degree completion, online learning and academic outreach to high school students.

Campaign finance complaint filed against Sen. Tracy

Campaign finance complaint filed against Sen. Tracy

The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance is waiting for a state attorney general opinion before making a decision on a campaign finance complaint filed against Sen. Jim Tracy, a state official said.

Suspect wanted in connection with La Vergne shooting

Suspect wanted in connection with La Vergne shooting

Police in La Vergne are investigating a shooting that injured one man yesterday and caused an auto accident.

Sgt. Hammond resigns from Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Sgt. Hammond resigns from Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

A Rutherford County sheriff's officer connected to an incident that led to the suspension of Robert Arnold is leaving the department.

Inmate tries to attack DA in court

Inmate tries to attack DA in court

A Rutherford County deputy was forced to spring into action Tuesday in Circuit Court to keep an inmate from attacking a district attorney.

New charges against Yocca in self-induced abortion attempt

New charges against Yocca in self-induced abortion attempt

Anna Yocca, 32, was indicted by the November grand jury on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon, attempted procurement of a miscarriage and attempted criminal abortion, all felonies, according to Circuit Court records.

Rutherford County Jail may lose certification

Rutherford County Jail may lose certification

After second failed inspection, decertification recommended.

Marijuana, guns seized from La Vergne man's home

Marijuana, guns seized from La Vergne man's home

About $134,400 worth of high grade marijuana and eight firearms were confiscated from a La Vergne resident after a search warrant was served last week at his home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's narcotics supervisor said Monday.

Cope hearing held up

Cope hearing held up

With a net worth of $12 million and monthly income of $37,000, Jim Cope should pay a fine of $200,000 as part of a plea agreement to inside trading, a federal judge said Monday.

Local Girl Scout saves sister, earns Medal of Honor

Local Girl Scout saves sister, earns Medal of Honor

Not many people can say they've saved a life. Eleven-year-old Lizzie Anderson is one of the few, but she says she was just doing what had to be done.

'More kindness, less judgement' at Friday rally of allies

'More kindness, less judgement' at Friday rally of allies

In the face of fear, kindness counts.

Gofundme for family of Nissan worker exceeds expectations

Gofundme for family of Nissan worker exceeds expectations

A Gofundme account to benefit the family of Dennis Pinkston has exceeded its fundraising goal.

Rutherford County churches under fire

Rutherford County churches under fire

Identity of the person who fired several rounds into two churches and damaged the buildings from Sunday through Wednesday are sought by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.

Interim sheriff hiring may take until January

Interim sheriff hiring may take until January

Despite what some termed an "emergency" at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, it could be mid-January before county commissioners hire an interim sheriff to take over for suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.

McBurney indicted on three charges

McBurney indicted on three charges

The day a state Comptroller's report found Sheriff's Maj. Terry McBurney lied about his citizenship status on federal, local and state documents, a U.S. grand jury indicted him on three different charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Threatening note containing racial slur found in Blackman locker room

Threatening note containing racial slur found in Blackman locker room

'Bias-motivated' crime reported against local couple.

Russell fired from Sheriff's Office

Russell fired from Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Chief Administrative Deputy Joe Russell, facing indictment on 14 federal counts of official corruption, has been fired, according to county officials.

McBurney charged with unlawfully obtaining citizenship

McBurney charged with unlawfully obtaining citizenship

Terry McBurney, 47, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and a Major with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department, was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday, on charges of unlawful procurement of naturalization; making false statements under oath in matters relating to his application for U.S. citizenship and naturalization status; and wire fraud.

Maj. McBurney allegedly lied about citizenship

Maj. McBurney allegedly lied about citizenship

Amid the suspension of jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold from office, Rutherford County commissioners are concerned about the sheriff's office management and misleading statements by top officers.

Ketron announces Motlow State will receive $5.5 million for Advanced Robotics Center

Ketron announces Motlow State will receive $5.5 million for Advanced Robotics Center

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), said today that Motlow State Community College will receive a $5.5 million Drive to 55 Capacity Fund Grant to be used for their Advanced Robotics Training Center.

State review finds Arnold, Russell violated laws

State review finds Arnold, Russell violated laws

In addition, Comptroller investigators found Maj. Terry McBurney, a close friend of Arnold's, made false statements on federal and state forms by indicating he was a U.S. citizen.

Public hearing set for Middle Point permit request

Public hearing set for Middle Point permit request

A Dec. 6 public hearing is set for comments on Middle Point Landfill's request for a water-quality permit in conjunction with blasting at the Walter Hill site north of Murfreesboro.

City construction projects through November 19

City construction projects through November 19

Plans considered for new emergency personnel training facility

Plans considered for new emergency personnel training facility

Additions to soccer field design and other items from City Council meeting.

'United we stand in love'

'United we stand in love'

"We wanted to extend a hand and show everyone we're united," said Rachel Sloan.

Adopt a Hero founder arrested on rape charges

Adopt a Hero founder arrested on rape charges

The founder of Operation Adopt a Hero, a nonprofit agency set up to help veterans, is charged with multiple counts of rape in connection with a July incident in which he allegedly gave the victim alcohol and then sexually assaulted her.

Arnold officially suspended without pay

Arnold officially suspended without pay

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold - under indictment and being held in a Kentucky jail - has been suspended from his job without pay.

UPDATE: North Church housefire appears suspicious, says MFRD

UPDATE: North Church housefire appears suspicious, says MFRD

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department responded to a house fire at 824 North Church Street just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Rucker-Donnell Foundation applies for properties to be part of Murfreesboro

Rucker-Donnell Foundation applies for properties to be part of Murfreesboro

Nonprofit sees first approval of request for 'voluntary annexation' of more than 194 acres.

La Vergne woman charged with conspiracy, wire fraud

Rutherford County Republicans rejoice

Rutherford County Republicans rejoice

Republicans rolled to victory in Rutherford County, sweeping state legislative seats.

Arnold could face suspension ahead of ouster

Arnold could face suspension ahead of ouster

Young said he expects to rule later this week or early next week on the citizens group's request for Arnold to be suspended without pay until his ouster is decided. His salary is more than $127,000.

Limbaugh for president

Limbaugh for president

Riverdale teacher wants to offer 'another answer.'

79,074 early ballots cast in Rutherford County

79,074 early ballots cast in Rutherford County

'I wish voters had this type of urgency to vote for all elections,' said Farley.

Judge denies Arnold's bond request

Judge denies Arnold's bond request

A federal judge denied Sheriff Robert Arnold's plea to be released from his "dungeon" of a cell and ordered him to be held in a Kentucky jail until his Feb. 7, 2017 trial on corruption charges, saying he lied time and again before and after being detained.

MFRD responds to car fire at I-24 and Medical Center Parkway

MFRD responds to car fire at I-24 and Medical Center Parkway

Bond ruling expected today for Sheriff Arnold

Bond ruling expected today for Sheriff Arnold

Calling his Kentucky jail cell a "dungeon," Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold begged a federal judge to release him on bond, saying he would abide by any conditions, including staying away from his wife.

Early voting breaks records

Early voting breaks records

'We want it to be over,' says one voter.

Middle Point to resume blasting, pending permit approval

Middle Point to resume blasting, pending permit approval

Neighbors complain of property damage from past blasts.

Two robbed, suspect behind bars

Two robbed, suspect behind bars

Thursday, Oct. 27 Alexandro Antoine, 24, of Greenland Drive was charged with two counts each of aggravated robbery and theft under $500

Nov. 8 ouster hearing set for Arnold

Nov. 8 ouster hearing set for Arnold

Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young set a Nov. 8 hearing in Nashville for arguments on a temporary suspension of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold in the ouster lawsuit filed by local residents.

'I have a hit out for me,' says Arnold

'I have a hit out for me,' says Arnold

Filing by U.S. Attorney's Office highlights a conversation between Arnold and wife, Megan Arnold, in which he tells her "I have a hit out for me now," and jail gang members hope to "get their tear drop by, you know, shoving a shank deep into my ... neck."

Townhouse fire on Sitting Bull Crossing

Townhouse fire on Sitting Bull Crossing

Gas leak on Dill Lane

Gas leak on Dill Lane

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engine 3 and Rescue 8 are on the scene of a gas leak at Dill Lane.

Cope's law license suspended

Cope's law license suspended

101st partnership aims to support soldiers

101st partnership aims to support soldiers

Rutherford County is establishing a community partnership with the 101st Airborne and 3rd Brigade Combat Team to create a base of support as the soldiers embark on another combat mission.

Election season in Rutherford County

Election season in Rutherford County

Early voting off to a great start.

Farley says voting system has sufficient 'checks and balances'

Farley says voting system has sufficient 'checks and balances'

Ketron alleges voter fraud remains a problem.

Ouster hearing sought

Ouster hearing sought

Cope pleads guilty to insider trading

Cope pleads guilty to insider trading

A day after he resigned as county attorney and six months after leaving Pinnacle Financial Partners' board of directors, Jim Cope pleaded guilty to insider trading charges filed by U.S. attorneys amid allegations he made one buy in the midst of a bank board meeting.

Phone calls from jail show damning evidence against Arnold

Phone calls from jail show damning evidence against Arnold

U.S. attorneys are opposing Sheriff Robert Arnold's request for a review of a magistrate's decision to revoke his bond and have him detained, saying new evidence shows he is coercing his wife into helping get him out of jail, even threatening to take her out of his will.

Former county attorney charged with insider trading

Former county attorney charged with insider trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged former County Attorney Jim Cope with insider trading, according to its Office of Public Affairs.

Kitchen blaze on Blaze Drive

Kitchen blaze on Blaze Drive

When crews arrived on scene the fire looked pretty bad, according to Acting Shift Commander Raymond Smith.

Cope resigns from county government's chief counsel position

Cope resigns from county government's chief counsel position

Longtime County Attorney Jim Cope resigned his position as Rutherford County government's chief counsel this week, six months after he left the Pinnacle Financial Partners board of directors amid a potential insider training situation.

Suspected Subway burglar in custody

Suspected Subway burglar in custody

A former Subway employee is accused of breaking into four of the Rutherford County restaurants as well as Go USA Fun Park this month.

Ketron calls out Haslam for disavowing Trump

Ketron calls out Haslam for disavowing Trump

'I just wish he had kept his mouth closed,' Ketron said.

In response to ouster, Arnold pleads the Fifth

In response to ouster, Arnold pleads the Fifth

The attorney for indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold contends an ouster lawsuit against him should be dismissed or postponed until 14 federal counts against him are resolved to avoid violating his Fifth Amendment rights.

Early voting kicks off across the state

Early voting kicks off across the state

Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election is now underway.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against St. Thomas, NHC, others

A Texas woman is seeking $5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit claiming her elderly mother died from negligence by local healthcare providers, mainly involving a botched diuretic prescription.

Sheriff's wife requests husband be released

Sheriff's wife requests husband be released

Regrets asking for him to be jailed.

Attempted murder of two deputies results in arrest

Attempted murder of two deputies results in arrest

A wanted convicted felon faces attempted murder charges of two Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies after he allegedly fired several rounds at them before they arrested him Tuesday afternoon, said Chief Deputy Randy Garrett.

Judicial candidates' final spending reports

Judicial candidates' final spending reports

Bennett outspent Eischeid by thousands.

No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers

No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers

Avenue, Stones River Mall to close Thanksgiving Day.

Rutherford County's hungry can't wait

Rutherford County's hungry can't wait

1 in 5 children, 1 in 7 adults struggle with hunger in Middle Tennessee.

Community Foundation sets up Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund

Community Foundation sets up Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund

With the already deadly Hurricane Matthew representing the most powerful storm to threaten the Southeast coast in more than a decade, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has created the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund to support affected communities, the victims and their ongoing needs.

Stones River Mall to close for Thanksgiving

Stones River Mall to close for Thanksgiving

No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers.

A year after his murder, Gregg Hawkins' family pleads for clues

A year after his murder, Gregg Hawkins' family pleads for clues

A year after her husband was gunned down at Mona Boat Ramp, Janet Hawkins holds out hope investigators will find his killer.

EMS supervisor discovers critically injured motorcyclist

EMS supervisor discovers critically injured motorcyclist

Before Emergency Medical Services supervisor Adam Rose goes to work, he prays for guidance. He believes that guidance led him to a Rutherford County man whose motorcycle crashed in a secluded area.

Haslam appoints MTSU board members

Haslam appoints MTSU board members

Gov. Bill Haslam appointed eight people to serve on a new MTSU board of trustees created through the state's FOCUS Act, which is designed to give six state universities more autonomy as part of Tennessee's Drive to 55 initiative.

Teacher suspended for drug theft

Teacher suspended for drug theft

Rutherford County Schools suspended an elementary teacher at Eagleville School for allegedly stealing prescription medicine from the nurse's office, the school system reported.

15 firearms reported stolen

15 firearms reported stolen

On Oct. 6, 2016, TC's Pawn, 903 Mercury Boulevard, was burglarized and approximately 15 firearms were reported stolen to the Murfreesboro Police Department.

Republican house candidates decline debate

Republican house candidates decline debate

"What are you afraid of?" asks Democratic Party chairwoman.

Womick files more ethics complaints against Harwell

Womick files more ethics complaints against Harwell

Outgoing state Rep. Rick Womick filed two ethics complaints Thursday against House Speaker Beth Harwell, contending she "abused her position" for actions that "destroyed her independence of judgment."

In the works: legislative recourse for unseating elected officials

In the works: legislative recourse for unseating elected officials

Ketron to craft bill preventing another Arnold debacle.

Boro burn ban puts damper on fall fires

Boro burn ban puts damper on fall fires

The ban is the direct result of dry vegetation due to lack of rainfall.

Group files lawsuit to oust jailed sheriff

Group files lawsuit to oust jailed sheriff

A Davidson County judge has been appointed to hear an ouster lawsuit filed against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, but it is unclear who will represent Arnold in the case.

Infant injured in car accident, FACT investigates

Infant injured in car accident, FACT investigates

Around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday morning officers responded to Veterans Parkway and Blackman Road in reference to an injury accident.

Judge refuses to withhold Brace's statement from trial

Judge refuses to withhold Brace's statement from trial

A judge refused to suppress a murder defendant's statement to TBI agents that he killed an elderly woman in 2015 when he "just snapped" and choked her to death before dumping her naked body in Bedford County.

Fire on Maney damages duplex

Fire on Maney damages duplex

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing in the attic area of the home.

Two nights of focus on historic Murfreesboro Oct. 10-11

Two nights of focus on historic Murfreesboro Oct. 10-11

North Highland Avenue Planning Study, Oct. 10 for key planning concepts review; Historic Bottoms Planning Study, Oct. 11 for preliminary concepts review.

MTEMC internet study looks at rural access

MTEMC internet study looks at rural access

Stuck in an Internet desert, Misty O'Beirne and her family are fired up about the possibility of Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp. offering access to broadband service.

Couple suing doctor who failed to catch her cancer

Couple suing doctor who failed to catch her cancer

A Murfreesboro couple is suing a local physician and the Women's Clinic for $15 million, claiming the doctor's failure to treat a patient properly led to Stage IV breast cancer and probable death.

Garrett takes command of sheriff's office

Garrett takes command of sheriff's office

But skeletons is his closet raise questions.

Trump leads Clinton among Tennessee voters, new MTSU poll finds

Trump leads Clinton among Tennessee voters, new MTSU poll finds

But Clinton favored on temperament and expected by more to win election.

Citizen's group 'Oust Sheriff Arnold' files suit

Citizen's group 'Oust Sheriff Arnold' files suit

Its actions could complicate Rutherford County Commission's own efforts to oust Arnold.

STEM Network selects MTSU for partnership

STEM Network selects MTSU for partnership

Further advancing the state's recent growth in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) and Battelle Education announced today a new partnership for the leadership of the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub.

Doors of Hope receives check for $10,100

Doors of Hope receives check for $10,100

Nashville group 100+ Women Who Care provides generous donation.

Engineer to retire after 28 years of service

Engineer to retire after 28 years of service

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department bid farewell to Engineer Kyle Cobb Thursday, September 22 as his 28 years of service came to a close.

Discovery Center encourages creativity with Makerspace

Discovery Center encourages creativity with Makerspace

Popular exhibit re-opens Sept. 24.

Linebaugh Public Library System's Food for Fines Week is October 9 - 15

Linebaugh Public Library System's Food for Fines Week is October 9 - 15

Overdue fines keeping you from using the public library? Take care of them with canned goods from your pantry!

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