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Neighbors oppose police, fire training facility Video included

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Murfreesboro residents fought back at the last minute when they learned about their new neighbor, and city leaders listened.

Little Richard involved in Murfreesboro car crash Video included

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Music legend Little Richard was involved in a wreck in Murfreesboro this week.

Rape reported on MTSU campus Video included

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For the second time in as many days, a rape has been reported on a mid-state college campus.

Rutherford County man arrested on child porn charges

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A Rutherford County man was arrested Wednesday on child porn charges.

Vehicles vandalized, burned at Murfreesboro towing lot Video included

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There are still many unanswered questions about why a Murfreesboro towing company was the target of vandalism and arson.

I-24 traffic stalls after dump truck, SUV collide

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Interstate 24 westbound is closed and one eastbound lane is blocked in Rutherford County at mile marker 72 due to an injury wreck involving multiple vehicles.

Smyrna man accused of statutory rape

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The TBI has obtained indictments for a Smyrna man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor.

Propane tank explodes inside hangar at Murfreesboro airport Video included

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Officials said a propane tank exploded inside a hangar at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.

Elderly man again faces animal cruelty charges Video included

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A Christiana man who was accused of possessing more than 100 dead animals 11 years ago is in trouble again.

Police respond to MTSU football players' 'prank' Video included

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What began as a prank quickly turned into trouble for several Middle Tennessee State University football players.

I-24 murder suspect appears in court

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A man charged with shooting and killing a driver on Interstate 24 in Smyrna was in court Wednesday.

LaVergne man added to TBI's most wanted list Video included

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added a man accused of nearly two dozen sex crimes to the state's most wanted list.

Veterans voice concerns at VA town hall meeting Video included

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After years of long waits and questionable service, dozens of veterans are finally getting some answers from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

TDOT to remove memorial sign on I-24

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A sign placed in memory of 13-year-old Clifton Braunwalder will be removed.

Woman accused in deadly hit-and-run pleads not guilty

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The woman accused of killing a teenager in a hit-and-run on Interstate 24 pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges Tuesday.

Murfreesboro school vandalized

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Police are seeking information on an incident of vandalism at a school near the MTSU campus.

Elderly woman nearly hit in shooting near home Video included

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An elderly Murfreesboro woman is thankful to be alive after someone sprayed bullets from a vehicle in front of her home. Several came close to hitting her.

Man's claims of rape, abuse ignored for years Video included

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A young Rutherford County man said his mother committed unspeakable crimes, and no one believed him until 10 years after the fact.

LaVergne police searching for stolen ATM Video included

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LaVergne police are searching for an ATM stolen from a convenience store early Saturday morning.

Murfreesboro councilman pushing for guns on greenways Video included

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Greenways are popular spots for runners, walkers and cyclists, but soon, the next person you pass could be armed.

Family of victim searching for answers in I-24 murder

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A Middle Tennessee family is desperate for answers after a mysterious murder earlier this month. Investigators are still trying to figure out why Jackie Warpoole Jr. was shot and killed along a busy stretch of westbound Interstate 24.

Families want charges in fatal crash before Bonnaroo

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Family and friends of a southeast Indiana couple who was killed in a fiery crash in Tennessee earlier this year want the driver who hit them charged criminally.

La Vergne water supply running low after recent cold snap

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The city of La Vergne is urging people to watch their water use as the city recovers from this week's bitterly cold temperatures.

Arrest made in connection to Smyrna shooting

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Police say 20-year-old Pierre Burns was shot in the parking lot of the Deerfield Inn on Courier Place. Burns was taken to the hospital and has since been treated and released.

Lawyer who stole from dementia patient sentenced

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Former attorney John E. Clemmons is sentenced to 8 years for stealing from a dementia patient who was his ward.

Missing person case in Manchester gone cold

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Things have taken a frustrating turn in the case of a missing man in Coffee County.

Murfreesboro facility expanding, adding 94 jobs

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State officials say that automotive seat manufacturer NHK Seating of America Inc. plans to expand its facility in Murfreesboro, adding 94 jobs in the process.

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