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Sobriety checkpoints will take place on Thursday night in Rockvale

 

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 10 on state Route 99 (New Salem Highway) in Rockvale.

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UPDATE: Suspect caught in this morning's shooting off Clark Blvd.

 

A white male was shot and killed on Tuesday morning in Murfreesboro. The shooting occurred at an apartment complex called Stonewood Apartments at 810 East Clark Boulevard.

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Referendum could result in date change in municipal election
Referendum could result in date change in municipal election

 

City voters are deciding in a referendum this month whether to shift the municipal election date from its longtime April slot to coincide with August general elections beginning in 2016.

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Two men accused in shooting, robbery have case bound over
Two men accused in shooting, robbery have case bound over

 

Charges against two men arrested in connection with a September 2013 robbery and shooting on Mt. Tabor Road in Christiana have been bound over to the grand jury.

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Bus driver suspended indefinitely
Bus driver suspended indefinitely

 

We have an update on the Rutherford County school bus driver who was arrested last week for DUI while on the job. WGNS' Dan Eidem has more...

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Juvenile charged in connection with hay bale fire
Juvenile charged in connection with hay bale fire

 

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office took out a petition Wednesday morning charging a juvenile with setting fire to personal property or land in connection with Tuesday afternoon’s hay bale fires on a farm near the VA golf course.

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Missing teen’s mother arrested for child abuse

 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, arrested and charged Susan Smithburg on Thursday in connection to the ongoing case surrounding her son’s disappearance from their Williamson County home.

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Judge Ash receives College’s Advancement of Justice Award

RENO, Nev. – The National Judicial College (NJC) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Don R. Ash of Tennessee was presented with the College’s Advancement of Justice Award at the Access to Justice: Tearing Down the Barriers Imperative, Initiatives, Implementation and Issues Program on March 31, 2014 at the Baker Donelson Special Events Center in Nashville.

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MTSU to test tornado sirens Tuesday
MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus next Tuesday, April 8, at 12:20 p.m. This is a brief, routine test of the system, and no safety actions will be required.
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City TV announces April Storytellers Program

City TV has announced the April edition of ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers.’ This month’s special guests are Tracy Wilkins and Marty McCurry of Old Fort Golf Club. The first airing will be Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m., on City TV Channel 3.

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Day of Hope event April 11-12

Day of Hope is an incredible event that honors women in our community, honors women in history, and promotes education, health, and justice for women.

One-Hundred percent of profits go to support the Way of Hope, a local homeless ministry for women and children. It is the vision of The Way of Hope founders for every homeless woman and child in Murfreesboro to have food and a warm, safe place to sleep.

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Sherrif's Office sustains outage

Lightning apparently struck the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday night, causing a malfunction to the main electrical panel Thursday morning, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

The Sheriff’s Office is operating on an emergency generator after a switch malfunctioned on the main electrical panel.

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Bicycle Class Teaches Officers New Skills
Bicycle Class Teaches Officers New Skills

 

The Murfreesboro Police Department recently hosted an International Police Mountain Bike Association Police Cyclist Course to train police officers on the use of a bicycle for patrol purposes.

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Police working at a wreck at East Main and Highland
Police working at a wreck at East Main and Highland

 

Police are working a two car wreck at the intersection of East Main Street and Highland Avenue.  No known injures reported at this time.

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Crews respond to house fire on Hardwood Drive

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 5, 7, and 9 responded to a house fire at 3458 Hardwood Drive just before 1:30 Thursday morning.

When crews arrived on scene, light smoke was exiting the structure. They discovered fire in the master bathroom/bedroom area of the home.

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UPDATE: MFRD Fire Marshal's office charges juvenile in connection with hay bale fires
UPDATE: MFRD Fire Marshal's office charges juvenile in connection with hay bale fires

MFRD’s Fire Marshal’s Office took out a petition Wednesday morning charging a juvenile with setting fire to personal property or land in connection with Tuesday afternoon’s hay bale fires on a farm near the VA golf course.

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Brandon denies grocery clerk's allegation

General Sessions Court Judge Larry Brandon Tuesday denied allegations that he told a grocery store clerk he would cut his “a-- and he would die” in the wake of potential simple assault charges against him.

Brandon declined comment for the most part on accusations made by a 16-year-old clerk at Jr.’s Foodland, but he said, “Absolutely not,” when asked if the teen’s story was true.

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MFRD Battles Blaze on Farm Involving 75-100 Bales of Hay
MFRD Battles Blaze on Farm Involving 75-100 Bales of Hay

 

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Ladder 6, Engine 7, and the brush truck are currently battling 75-100 bales of hay on fire at a farm located in front of the VA golf course on Lebanon Pike.

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MFRD Crews Respond to Shed Fire at 723 Poplar Avenue
MFRD Crews Respond to Shed Fire at 723 Poplar Avenue

 

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 1 responded to a shed on fire located at 723 Poplar Avenue just after 1:00 Tuesday afternoon.

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Local General Sessions Court Judge Larry Brandon accused of threatening grocery store clerk
Local General Sessions Court Judge Larry Brandon accused of threatening grocery store clerk

 

Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge Larry Brandon has been accused of threatening a 16-year old. The incident was said to have unfolded at Jr’s Foodland, according to a Murfreesboro Police report filed on Friday.

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MFRD to Begin Annual Hydrant Flow Testing
MFRD to Begin Annual Hydrant Flow Testing

 

Beginning today, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will start its annual hydrant flow testing program.

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Convicted couple denied a second murder trial
Convicted couple denied a second murder trial

 

A couple convicted of first-degree murder in the 1982 shooting death of Lynn Orrand failed to persuade a Circuit Court judge here to give them a retrial.

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Update on Bridge over Broad Street: upcoming closures and information
Update on Bridge over Broad Street: upcoming closures and information

 

TDOT plans to separate the intersections of Broad St. (SR 1) and Memorial Blvd. (SR-10) /Old Fort Parkway (SR 96) by creating a single point urban interchange.

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UPDATE: Bomb threat ended, judicial building reopened
UPDATE: Bomb threat ended, judicial building reopened

 

Rutherford County’s Judicial Building reopened just before 11 a.m. after bomb-sniffing dogs cleared the building after a bomb threat about 9 a.m., said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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King seeks spot on City School Board
King seeks spot on City School Board

 

Murfreesboro resident Phil King is has formally announced he is seeking a seat on the Murfreesboro City School Board. King believes that a strong elementary education program sets the foundation for student learning that will last a life time.

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