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Stolen weapons recovered by sheriff's office

Stolen weapons recovered by sheriff's office

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.

MTSU Poll: Trump's job approval on the edge in Tennessee

MTSU Poll: Trump's job approval on the edge in Tennessee

Though 61 percent voted for him in the state, a bare majority approve now

Brace pleads guilty to murder

Brace pleads guilty to murder

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.

Ketron files legislation to allow recall vote

Ketron files legislation to allow recall vote

State Sen. Bill Ketron will file legislation enabling Rutherford County to hold a recall vote for elected officials indicted on felony charges.

Newly appointed sheriff speaks in Smyrna

Newly appointed sheriff speaks in Smyrna

Fitzhugh not looking in the rear view as he drives sheriff's office forward.

Third lawsuit filed over Hobgood arrests

Third lawsuit filed over Hobgood arrests

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.

Smyrna Town Council chases chickens, highway funds

Smyrna Town Council chases chickens, highway funds

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.

Firefighter under investigation over alleged sexual contact with minor

Firefighter under investigation over alleged sexual contact with minor

A Murfreesboro firefighter is under investigation by state authorities for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor and possessing illicit images, officials said Thursday.

Tracy proposes ID photos on EBT cards

Tracy proposes ID photos on EBT cards

Cards 'absolutely' could be used for voter photo ID.

Costs go up for school construction

Costs go up for school construction

County board also drops entire new school from building plan.

Sax dismissal from MED draws criticism

Sax dismissal from MED draws criticism

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.

Haslam visits TCAT in Smyrna

Haslam visits TCAT in Smyrna

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.

Murfreesboro man injured in Friday night shooting

Murfreesboro man injured in Friday night shooting

A Murfreesboro man was shot in the shoulder Friday night.

La Vergne residents' passion sees rezoning issue defeated

La Vergne residents' passion sees rezoning issue defeated

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.

Substitute barred from Rutherford County Schools

Substitute barred from Rutherford County Schools

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.

Public speaks out during town hall meeting

Public speaks out during town hall meeting

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.

Church burglary, extensive vandalism in Lascassas

Church burglary, extensive vandalism in Lascassas

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.

Blackman students expelled over swastika

Blackman students expelled over swastika

"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.

Racist vandalism at Blackman High School

Racist vandalism at Blackman High School

A red swastika was found in a girls' restroom yesterday at Blackman High School.

Officers disciplined over juvenile arrests

Officers disciplined over juvenile arrests

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.

Sickness in Smyrna strikes students, teachers

Sickness in Smyrna strikes students, teachers

"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."

Arnold moved out of isolation

Arnold moved out of isolation

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is out of jail - and into a federal penitentiary.

'Ask Your Reps' at MTSU

'Ask Your Reps' at MTSU

Rep. Black, Sen. Tracy and Rep. Sparks to answer questions.

Murfreesboro man cites travel ban, public education, parks in protest

Murfreesboro man cites travel ban, public education, parks in protest

Smyrna rep backs Trump's travel ban.

Tracy likely to support fuel tax proposal

Tracy likely to support fuel tax proposal

Would return millions to M'boro, Rutherford.

McBurney pleads guilty

McBurney pleads guilty

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.

Promotions at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Promotions at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Four veteran supervisors were promoted to command positions at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office by Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

'We All Belong' draws hundreds together

'We All Belong' draws hundreds together

"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."

Vanderveer pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

The final defendant in an illicit e-cigarettes operation at the Rutherford County jail pleaded guilty to a felony charge in federal court Monday.

Gov. Haslam participates with STEM students at CMS

Gov. Haslam participates with STEM students at CMS

On Jan. 25, 2017, Governor Bill Haslam visited Central Magnet School to experience its STEM program.

Battle over buffer at Stones River National Battlefield

Battle over buffer at Stones River National Battlefield

Citizens concerned about development near national park.

Odom's here for another year

Odom's here for another year

School board unanimously extends director's contract.

National Chocolate Cake Day to find homes for pets at PAWS

National Chocolate Cake Day to find homes for pets at PAWS

Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Rutherford County wants everyone to indulge in something just as sweet as chocolate cake... a new furry friend.

Tennessee Legal: Tennessee snow and ice laws

Tennessee Legal: Tennessee snow and ice laws

"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)

A little help from their friends

A little help from their friends

Homeless Alliance joining together to help their neighbors.

UPDATED: Sax sacked - Murfreesboro Electric Department fires GM

UPDATED: Sax sacked - Murfreesboro Electric Department fires GM

Will continue to receive $142K salary until August.

Gas tax proposal garners praise, criticism from local leaders

Gas tax proposal garners praise, criticism from local leaders

Prices at the pump may rise to fund roads.

Murfreesboro woman sentenced for stealing identities to file false tax returns

Murfreesboro woman sentenced for stealing identities to file false tax returns

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.

Arnold will not be released, judge rules

Arnold will not be released, judge rules

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.

MLK event speaker encourages MTSU crowd 'to BUILD a legacy'

MLK event speaker encourages MTSU crowd 'to BUILD a legacy'

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.

Jail administrator Derrell Cagle fired

Jail administrator Derrell Cagle fired

Newly-appointed interim Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said changes would be made in the jail command the night Rutherford County commissioners selected him.

City considers incentives to address MPD turnover

City considers incentives to address MPD turnover

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.

Tennessee's first female chief clerk hails from Murfreesboro

Tennessee's first female chief clerk hails from Murfreesboro

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.

Rutherford Republicans celebrate Inauguration Day

Rutherford Republicans celebrate Inauguration Day

Nearly thirty people filled the local Republican Party's Main Street headquarters Friday to celebrate incoming President Donald Trump's inauguration.

Former Deputy Joe Russell pleads guilty

Former Deputy Joe Russell pleads guilty

The end of an ouster

The end of an ouster

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.

Local man charged in murders

Local man charged in murders

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.

'Hey hey, DesJarlais, don't repeal our ACA!'

'Hey hey, DesJarlais, don't repeal our ACA!'

Protesters chant and cheer on Main Street.

Gun found at Riverdale High School

Gun found at Riverdale High School

A Riverdale High School student was charged after a school resource officer recovered a handgun from his backpack Wednesday morning, an SRO supervisor said.

UPDATED: Former sheriff pleads guilty

UPDATED: Former sheriff pleads guilty

From sheriff to felon, Robert Arnold fell far.

Yocca released after more than a year

Yocca released after more than a year

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.

Permit approved for Middle Point Landfill

Permit approved for Middle Point Landfill

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.

Motlow might see more funding

Motlow might see more funding

College needs space to accommodate growing student body.

Sen. Tracy appointed speaker pro tem

Sen. Tracy appointed speaker pro tem

State Sen. Jim Tracy is taking a big step in the Upper Chamber's power hierarchy.

Renew your driver's license at the library

Renew your driver's license at the library

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.

City considers charter changes in lieu of costly election

City considers charter changes in lieu of costly election

Young's seat to remain vacant for now.

Board agrees to buy 3-school site

Board agrees to buy 3-school site

Ocala Road property north of S.R. 840 would cost over $4 million.

Arnold to plead guilty Wednesday

Arnold to plead guilty Wednesday

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is set to enter a guilty plea Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in federal court.

'From Dreams to Action'

'From Dreams to Action'

Murfreesboro NAACP celebrates Dr. King's legacy at annual breakfast.

Fast-acting team at county jail save inmate's life

Fast-acting team at county jail save inmate's life

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.

Fitzhugh voted interim sheriff

Fitzhugh voted interim sheriff

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.

Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations during severe shortage

Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations during severe shortage

Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care.

Special election or council appointment?

Special election or council appointment?

City council addresses vacancy left by Young.

Local restaurant seeks public's help to stay afloat

Local restaurant seeks public's help to stay afloat

Despite positive reviews, The Block struggles to stay open.

UPDATED: Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County

UPDATED: Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County

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.

Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County

Snowy skies mean icy streets in Rutherford County

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.

Fundraising 4-year-old raises hundreds for firefighters

Fundraising 4-year-old raises hundreds for firefighters

He may be just 4 years old, but Hayes Owen, son of David and Stacey Owen of Murfreesboro, had a big wish for Christmas.

City of Murfreesboro prepared to handle winter ice and snow

City of Murfreesboro prepared to handle winter ice and snow

Murfreesboro is stocked and ready to clear streets of ice and snow again this winter season.

Deputy Vanderveer fired from RCSO

Deputy Vanderveer fired from RCSO

People close to jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold continue to be removed from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

Judge declines to drop charges against Arnold

Judge declines to drop charges against Arnold

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.

Former director of All About Giving, Inc. pleads guilty to $1.5 million fraud

Former director of All About Giving, Inc. pleads guilty to $1.5 million fraud

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.

Retirement ends Ricketts' alternative fuels era at MTSU

Retirement ends Ricketts' alternative fuels era at MTSU

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.

8 months after Hobgood arrests, final report released

8 months after Hobgood arrests, final report released

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 oppose dismissal of charges against Arnold

U.S. attorneys oppose dismissal of charges against Arnold

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.

Angela Jackson named Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Director

Angela Jackson named Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Director

City Manager Rob Lyons has named Angela Jackson director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department.

Arrest made in Indian Park murder

Arrest made in Indian Park murder

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.

Shooting on West Castle Street

Shooting on West Castle Street

An altercation on West Castle Street led to a deadly shooting this afternoon.

Grissom, Sharp named temporary assistant chiefs

Grissom, Sharp named temporary assistant chiefs

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.

DA will 'enter an appearance' to aid with ouster

DA will 'enter an appearance' to aid with ouster

District Attorney Jennings Jones is set to provide assistance to a group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.

McBurney suspended without pay and decommissioned

McBurney suspended without pay and decommissioned

An indicted Rutherford County Sheriff's major was suspended without pay and decommissioned from his law enforcement duties effective Wednesday.

Inmate attacks officer at county jail

Inmate attacks officer at county jail

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.

Murder on Indian Park Drive

Murder on Indian Park Drive

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.

The trial must go on

The trial must go on

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.

Murfreesboro man charged in Bedford County murder

Murfreesboro man charged in Bedford County murder

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.

Funeral and visitation details announced for Murfreesboro City Councilman Doug Young

Funeral and visitation details announced for Murfreesboro City Councilman Doug Young

Colleagues call Young 'an example,' 'a champion,' and 'selfless.'

Did you win the lottery?

Did you win the lottery?

The winning ticket, worth $100,000, was purchased at Smyrna Liquors on Almaville Road.

La Vergne police increase DUI enforcement over the holiday season

La Vergne police increase DUI enforcement over the holiday season

The statewide "Booze It & Lose It" campaign is part of a national mobilization to prevent drunk and drugged driving.

County Commission weighs options for sheriff, plans on Motlow contributions

County Commission weighs options for sheriff, plans on Motlow contributions

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.

From Murfreesboro to Aleppo, with love

From Murfreesboro to Aleppo, with love

"It's the holocaust of 2016," said Adnan Shamdin. "Why is this okay today?"

What happened the day Jonothan Maxwell died?

What happened the day Jonothan Maxwell died?

Lawsuit alleges negligence at Rutherford County Jail.

Hazardous material fire shuts down I-24

Hazardous material fire shuts down I-24

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.

$100,000 Powerball winner in Smyrna

$100,000 Powerball winner in Smyrna

he holidays are even brighter for a Tennessee Lottery player in Smyrna, who won $100,000 from last night's Powerball drawing.

Man fatally shot at Indian Park Drive home

Man fatally shot at Indian Park Drive home

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.

Crews battle early morning fire downtown

Crews battle early morning fire downtown

Despite the crews' best efforts, the structure will be a total loss. The building is believed to be Eubanks Electric.

Officials break ground on Christiana fire station expansion

Officials break ground on Christiana fire station expansion

Firefighters in Christiana celebrated a ground-breaking last week as the crew looks toward making improvements to the station.

A historic 'first' for La Vergne

A historic 'first' for La Vergne

Voters elect African American alderman.

Abbott convicted of second-degree murder

Abbott convicted of second-degree murder

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.

I-24 to reopen after hazardous materials fire this morning

I-24 to reopen after hazardous materials fire this morning

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.

Vouchers, seatbelts on buses, and more

Vouchers, seatbelts on buses, and more

School boards and legislators cover it all at annual joint pow-wow.

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