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Man accidentally shoots self, claimed he was shot at party at Murfreesboro apartments

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One person was injured when he was shot while attending a party at a Murfreesboro apartment complex early Monday morning.

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Suspicious house fire under investigation in Murfreesboro

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Police are investigating a suspicious house fire in Murfreesboro. The fire was called in just before 5:20 a.m. Friday on 1313 Sunray Dr.

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Smyrna announces plans to honor fallen Blue Angels pilot

Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed in a plane crash in 2016. (Source: U.S. Navy/Blue Angels web site) Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed in a plane crash in 2016. (Source: U.S. Navy/Blue Angels web site)
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The town of Smyrna announced a permanent honor for fallen Blue Angels pilot Capt. Jeff Kuss on Thursday.

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1 killed, 2 injured in ATV accident in Giles County

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A 20-year-old woman was killed and two others were injured in an ATV crash on Monday in Giles County.

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Murfreesboro police seize gambling equipment, cash after raid

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Murfreesboro Police seized poker machines, a poker table and cash during a raid at a downtown business last week, according to police reports.

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Police: Missing Murfreesboro teen expressed interest in running away

Devin Bond, 16, has been missing since March 31. (Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office) Devin Bond, 16, has been missing since March 31. (Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)
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The search continues for a 16-year-old from Murfreesboro who disappeared on March 31.

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Man wanted for stalking in Smyrna

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Smyrna police are seeking assistance locating a man wanted for stalking.

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Graphic video shows assault of Murfreesboro teen

The attack was captured on video. (WSMV) The attack was captured on video. (WSMV)
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Disturbing new video has been released showing a violent assault on a Murfreesboro teen. It happened just a few doors down from his home as he got off the school bus.

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Police identify suspect in La Vergne shooting

Joshua Simmons (Source: La Vergne Police Department) Joshua Simmons (Source: La Vergne Police Department)
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The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Nir Shreibman Boulevard and Murfreesboro Road.

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Comptroller: Rutherford sheriff broke state laws with JailCigs business

Robert Arnold (WSMV file photo) Robert Arnold (WSMV file photo)
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A newly-released investigative report by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office details problems discovered in the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department.

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Judge: Rutherford sheriff Arnold suspended without pay Video included

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A Nashville judge ruled on Monday that Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold would be suspended without pay.

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Sheriff’s status is topic of committee meeting Video included

The Rutherford County Safety Committee met on Monday night. (9/26/16) The Rutherford County Safety Committee met on Monday night. (9/26/16)
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Sheriff Robert Arnold continued to be a hot topic at Monday night’s Rutherford County Commission Safety Committee meeting.

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GPS records show deputies responded to Arnold’s home, no official report filed Video included

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Channel 4 News has obtained new records that show exactly how long two Rutherford County deputies spent at the home of Sheriff Robert Arnold, even though no officials reports were filed.

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More commissioners to call for indicted sheriff to resign

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold (Source: WSMV) Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold (Source: WSMV)
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A news conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the county courthouse. Eight to 10 commissioners are expected to attend, including commissioners who have not previously spoken out.

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Rutherford County mayor, residents react to Sheriff Arnold's charges

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News of Sheriff Robert Arnold's indictments was the talk of some residents in downtown Murfreesboro Friday.

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Rutherford sheriff, 2 others indicted on federal charges Video included

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and his former administrative chief deputy surrendered to federal authorities on Friday morning.

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Community members discuss plan for Middle Point Landfill

The site is expanding so fast that officials say it is running out of room. The site is expanding so fast that officials say it is running out of room.
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It's a giant earthen mound that continues to grow with each truckload of debris and garbage brought there. The site is expanding so fast that officials say it is running out of room. More>>

Walter Hill residents say landfill is trashing their property values

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People in the Walter Hill community call it "Mount Trashmore" or "Trash Mountain." They say the smell, sight and pollution of the landfill is making their properties worthless.

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Citizens skeptical about plan to stop landfill smell

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A Rutherford County landfill nicknamed “Mount Trashmore” was the center of a heated meeting Thursday night.

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Judge orders prisoners released from Rutherford jail

Updated: Jan 04, 2016 11:34 AM

Several prisoners at the Rutherford County Jail got an early Christmas present on Friday.

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Probation company accused of extortion scheme

Updated: Oct 19, 2015 06:51 PM

A lawsuit accuses a Rutherford County company of extorting people on probation in a profitable debt collection scheme.

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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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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  • Woman Killed, grandmother injured in Lake Charles house fire

    Woman Killed, grandmother injured in Lake Charles house fire

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:37:03 GMT
    "I don't know how to describe it. I'm in awe." Family members identify the victim as 29 year old Kelli Bonnette. Her uncle, John Manning, says it also injured his 77 year old Mother in-law.  Four adults and three children were rescued from the fire. Nita Duplantis remains in the hospital fighting for her life according to family. Bonnette was the mother of 8 year old Easton who expressed how he felt after finding out the death of his mother. "Sad, that's all,&q...More >>
    "I don't know how to describe it. I'm in awe." Family members identify the victim as 29 year old Kelli Bonnette. Her uncle, John Manning, says it also injured his 77 year old Mother in-law.  Four adults and three children were rescued from the fire. Nita Duplantis remains in the hospital fighting for her life according to family. Bonnette was the mother of 8 year old Easton who expressed how he felt after finding out the death of his mother. "Sad, that's all,&q...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Bulk of the rain has moved out of our area, a few showers possible at times overnight

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Bulk of the rain has moved out of our area, a few showers possible at times overnight

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:52:44 GMT
    Scattered showers and storms again TuesdayScattered showers and storms again Tuesday

    The heaviest rain has moved out of Southwest Louisiana, except for a line of storms over eastern Cameron Parish.  All of this should be gone before 10 p.m.  A few showers cannot be ruled out for the remainder of the night, but nothing that should cause any issues with flooding or severe weather.  

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    The heaviest rain has moved out of Southwest Louisiana, except for a line of storms over eastern Cameron Parish.  All of this should be gone before 10 p.m.  A few showers cannot be ruled out for the remainder of the night, but nothing that should cause any issues with flooding or severe weather.  

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    Coast Guard: Uninspected vessel takes on water, runs aground in Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Coast Guard: Uninspected vessel takes on water, runs aground in Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:42:39 GMT
    (Source: Coast Guard)(Source: Coast Guard)
    A towing vessel that was uninspected began taking on water, then ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel early Monday morning, officials with the Coast Guard said. The three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel, the Mr. Landon, "purposefully ran their vessel aground near Monkey Island to avoid sinking when they realized they were taking on water in the stern," according to a news release from the Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas. Approximate...More >>
    A towing vessel that was uninspected began taking on water, then ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel early Monday morning, officials with the Coast Guard said. The three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel, the Mr. Landon, "purposefully ran their vessel aground near Monkey Island to avoid sinking when they realized they were taking on water in the stern," according to a news release from the Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas. Approximate...More >>
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