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Suspect in Murfreesboro hammer attack arrested

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The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said 27-year-old Steven Akins was taken into custody in Antioch.

3 Midstate cities to vote on wine sales in November

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Murfreesboro has become the latest Middle Tennessee city to be able to decide whether wine can be sold in retail food stores in the city.

Search continues for 2 people who fled from traffic stop on I-24

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Police in Rutherford County are searching for two people who allegedly fled from a traffic stop on Interstate 24.

Man accepts plea deal in 2011 Rutherford murder

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Twelve days before he was supposed to go to trial, the admitted trigger man in the 3-year-old murder of a Rutherford County man copped a plea deal with the state.

MTSU group en route to Israel

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The world is closely watching the conflict between Israel and Gaza, but that's not stopping a group of MTSU students and professors who are on their way there.

Police standoff ends in Rutherford County

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A six-hour standoff in Rutherford County came to a peaceful end Tuesday night.

Search continues for suspect in hammer attack Video included

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A man accused of a violent crime is still on the streets tonight, and police are asking for your help to find him.

Man accused of leaving obscene note in woman's car

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The incident happened on July 10 when the woman's car was parked at the Kroger on Sam Ridley Parkway.

2 motorcycle drivers injured in Rutherford Co. crash

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Two motorcycle drivers were injured Saturday when a car changed lane into them.

LaVergne holds ribbon cutting for Lake Forest Park Video included

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Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday for the new Lake Forest Park.

Family of man killed in motorcycle crash has message for other bikers Video included

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Speed and alcohol proved to be a deadly combination in Murfreesboro when a motorcycle rider crashed. The man's family is now reaching out to other bike riders.

Wanted fugitive arrested, returned to Rutherford County

Stephen Beck, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Stephen Beck, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
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A wanted fugitive was arrested and sent to Rutherford Country Adult Detention Center Thursday, according to Sheriff Robert Arnold.

Murfreesboro home destroyed by fire Video included

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A two-story home on Belle Rive Drive was destroyed by a fire late Thursday night.

Deputy, family help save toddler from drowning Video included

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An accident nearly ended in tragedy on Wednesday, but quick thinking and an important skill saved a little boy's life.

Concerns raised about safety of workers at Rutherford Co. courthouse Video included

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It's a precarious perch, even if you're not afraid of heights. But is this setup at a county courthouse legal?

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Missing woman, man believed to be together Video included

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A missing woman from Coffee County and a missing man from Murfreesboro are believed to be together, according to detectives involved in the case.

140 Chinese students to take part in MTSU program

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A partnership agreement signed last year between Middle Tennessee State University and Guangxi (gwahng-SHEE') University in southern China is bearing fruit.

State worker accused of pulling out gun in Walmart parking lot Video included

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The Walmart parking lot can be a tense place with the hustle and bustle of shoppers, but the flash of a firearm left one woman in handcuffs. She turns out to be a state worker.

Child recovering after near drowning in Rutherford Co. Video included

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A 2-year-old is recovering after nearly drowning in his family's pool in Rutherford County on Wednesday.

Murfreesboro's first female firefighter retires after 32 years of service Video included

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She's seen a lot of change and was ready for one of her own. Murfreesboro's first female firefighter has retired. It's been a tough journey at times, but a rewarding one.

All charges dropped in alleged torture, ticket scalping case

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The victim who claimed he was tortured by a county commissioner and two of his friends after getting involved in a ticket-scalping scam caused quite a scene Friday morning outside a Rutherford County courtroom.

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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