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Rutherford County Schools to close for eclipse Video included

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The Rutherford County School Board voted Wednesday to close schools on Monday for the eclipse.

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Investigation underway after shots fired into Rutherford County church

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Police in Rutherford County are looking for the vandals who fired gunshots into a church Tuesday morning.

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FBI agents execute search warrants at 2 Murfreesboro homes Video included

There is a heavy police presence at a home in Murfreesboro. (WSMV) There is a heavy police presence at a home in Murfreesboro. (WSMV)
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FBI agents said they did not arrest anyone at either location. They could not confirm whether or not evidence was seized from the homes.

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Smyrna continues work on new subdivision, neighbors express traffic concerns Video included

The Meadows is set to be a new subdivision of 216 single-family homes. (WSMV) The Meadows is set to be a new subdivision of 216 single-family homes. (WSMV)
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Some neighbors claim a stretch of road that's already a hazard and inconvenience is about to get worse. Construction has started on a new subdivision of land annexed by Smyrna.

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Murfreesboro deputy attorney arrested for domestic assault

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An attorney for the City of Murfreesboro was arrested on Friday on domestic assault charges, according to police reports.

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Grant helps fund growth of career and technical classes Video included

Inside Oakland High School's mechatronics lab, students are learning mechanical and electrical engineering, computer control and information technology. (WSMV) Inside Oakland High School's mechatronics lab, students are learning mechanical and electrical engineering, computer control and information technology. (WSMV)
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The demand for skilled workers in Middle Tennessee has grown so much that Gov. Bill Haslam awarded $15 million in grants to help schools prepare students for these careers.

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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

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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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  • Parents frustrated with back to school traffic on Nelson Road

    Parents frustrated with back to school traffic on Nelson Road

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:15:29 GMT
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    It's a major headache Prien Lake Elementary parents have been dealing with for the past three days--traffic.  The new access road that Calcasieu Parish Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus says is finally finished was suppose to help fix that problem, but some parents are still struggling with the traffic.  Even if it's only an inch, parent Amy Jackson was excited just to be moving.   "Last year I was safe by leaving my job downtown by... 2:30," said Jac...

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    It's a major headache Prien Lake Elementary parents have been dealing with for the past three days--traffic.  The new access road that Calcasieu Parish Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus says is finally finished was suppose to help fix that problem, but some parents are still struggling with the traffic.  Even if it's only an inch, parent Amy Jackson was excited just to be moving.   "Last year I was safe by leaving my job downtown by... 2:30," said Jac...

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  • I Wanna Know: Why don't they cut the grass?

    I Wanna Know: Why don't they cut the grass?

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:01:31 GMT

    High grass and weeds can be hiding places for pests like rodents and snakes, and they can breed mosquitoes. That's why Lake Charles resident Raymond LeDay wants to know why billion-dollar company Entergy doesn't cut its grass. The Southeast corner of Highway 171 and Fitzenreiter Road is a large tract of land. Much, if not most of it, is owned by Entergy.

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    High grass and weeds can be hiding places for pests like rodents and snakes, and they can breed mosquitoes. That's why Lake Charles resident Raymond LeDay wants to know why billion-dollar company Entergy doesn't cut its grass. The Southeast corner of Highway 171 and Fitzenreiter Road is a large tract of land. Much, if not most of it, is owned by Entergy.

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  • Music collector remembers the day Elvis died 40 years ago

    Music collector remembers the day Elvis died 40 years ago

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:16:26 GMT

    It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of. 

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    It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of. 

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