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Commission hires attorney for ethics complaint against sheriff

MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County commissioners approved hiring Bedford County Attorney John T. Bobo to represent the county Ethics Committee as it handles a complaint into Sheriff Robert Arnold's administration.

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SportsCom plans grand reopening after $2.7M project
SportsCom plans grand reopening after $2.7M project

MURFREESBORO - Fresh off a $2.7 million expansion and renovation, SportsCom is set for a grand reopening ceremony Monday.

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MFRD crews extricate victim in three-car wreck at West Northfield and Sulphur Springs

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engine 4 and Rescues 7 and 8 responded to a three-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of W Northfiled Boulevard and Sulphur Springs Road just after 9:30 Wednesday.

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Mayor to recommend ethics panel attorney in sheriff case

MURFREESBORO - Mayor Ernest Burgess is set to recommend an attorney Thursday to advise the county's Ethics Committee as it handles a complaint into Sheriff Robert Arnold's administration.

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Christiana Middle School student arrested for making bomb threats

A Christiana Middle School student was charged with a felony after allegedly making two specific bomb threats at the school last week, Sheriff Robert Arnold said Tuesday.

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Grand jury to hear case of dragging dog from car

A man accused of dragging his dog on a chain from his car waived his case to the grand jury this week.

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Sheriff's IT captain placed on administrative leave with pay

MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff's Capt. John Frost has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending an internal investigation, according to an office spokeswoman.

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Way of Hope director charged with DUI

MURFREESBORO - Police arrested the founder and director of the Way of Hope, a local ministry for homeless women and children, over the weekend on DUI charges, according to a report.

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Mounted Patrol Sgt. Levi revives pet from smoking kennel
Mounted Patrol Sgt. Levi revives pet from smoking kennel

Pam Curry can't describe how thankful she is that Mounted Patrol Sgt. Jon Levi saved and revived her dog, Abby, from their smoke-filled home Wednesday.

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Local Crime Briefs
Local Crime Briefs

A man wanted in connection with a double shooting April 26 at University Gables Apartments was arrested Wednesday on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm, police reported.

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Franklin Synergy Bank building up for sale
Franklin Synergy Bank building up for sale

Franklin Synergy Bank's local headquarters, former home of MidSouth Bank and originally First United Methodist Church, is up for sale, and that could lead to complete redevelopment of the block just north of the Public Square.

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Maddux named new prinicipal of Discovery School at Bellwood

Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, is proud to announce the appointment of Kristina Maddux as Principal for Discovery School at Bellwood. Maddux will replace Dr. Linda Clark, who retires in June 2015.

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Sheriff's Office offering teen driving class
Sheriff's Office offering teen driving class

Teens needing extra driving experience may enroll in the Rutherford County School Resource Officers' 11-hour DRIVE class this summer to build their skills, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Smyrna Police searching for home invasion suspect

Smyrna Police are looking for one of two men suspected of invading a Smyrna home in July 2014 and robbing women and young children at gunpoint.

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Montgomery sentenced to 40 years in child rape case

MURFREESBORO - A woman convicted on six counts of child rape of her oldest son dating back 15 years was sentenced to 40 years in prison Wednesday.

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Man arrested in University Gables double shooting

MURFREESBORO - A man wanted in connection with a double shooting April 26 at University Gables Apartments was arrested Wednesday on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm, police reported.

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State representatives host local event for women with Speaker Harwell

Representatives Bryan Terry and Dawn White are set to host the 2nd Annual Empowering Women Event to encourage women to become involved at the local and state level of government.

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Massive fire destroys church in La Vergne
Massive fire destroys church in La Vergne

LA VERGNE -- Flames tore through a church that serves three congregations overnight at 599 Waldron Road in La Vergne. The offices of Life of Victory International Christian Ministries and the sanctuary serving Faith Life, Amazing Grace Fellowship, and Iglesia De Dios were destroyed.

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REPORT: Ketron double-dipped $17,500 on travel expenses
REPORT: Ketron double-dipped $17,500 on travel expenses

NewsChannel5 reported state Sen. Bill Ketron double-dipped on travel expenses for years, using his campaign account to pay for trips and getting reimbursed by the state, but paid back the money after it was brought to his attention.

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Sheriff's attorney comes from one of nation's top criminal-defense firms

Sheriff Robert Arnold hired one of the nation's top white-collar criminal practice firms, Neal & Harwell of Nashville, to represent him in his case with the Rutherford County Ethics Committee and potential charges from TBI and state Comptroller's Office investigations.

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Topre America to build Nissan supply facility in Smyrna
Topre America to build Nissan supply facility in Smyrna

Topre America, a Japanese-owned automotive supplier, is set to invest $53.8 million in a Smyrna facility and create 105 jobs to serve the Nissan plant.

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Man held on $1 million bond in Readyville shooting
Man held on $1 million bond in Readyville shooting

A Cedar Bucket Road man accused of shooting his neighbor has been jailed on a $1 million bond for attempted murder, Rutherford County authorities said.

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Officers respond to shots fired on Wenlon Drive

Officers responded to 1259 Wenlon Drive in reference to shots fired on Tuesday.

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Suspect arrested in Cedar Bucket Road shooting
Suspect arrested in Cedar Bucket Road shooting

A suspect accused of shooting his neighbor was charged with attempted murder Tuesday afternoon by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective, a supervisor said.

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General Mills to expand, hire 117 more employees
General Mills to expand, hire 117 more employees

MURFREESBORO - General Mills is set to invest $250 million for a plant expansion here and create 117 new jobs, officials announced Tuesday.

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