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Murfreesboro breaks ground for new elementary school Video included

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Murfreesboro City Schools took a big step to help with overcrowding as crews broke ground on Tuesday for a new elementary school.

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Teachers celebrate first year with signing day Video included

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You’ve seen high school athletes sitting at a table with hats deciding where to sign. On Tuesday, it was teachers behind the table.

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Pedestrian killed in crash on I-24 in Rutherford County Video included

A pedestrian was killed in the crash on I-24 West. (WSMV) A pedestrian was killed in the crash on I-24 West. (WSMV)
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According to THP, a pedestrian was hit and killed in the westbound lanes near Almaville Road.

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11-year-old creates ministry to help homeless Video included

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An 11-year-old boy has touched the hearts of hundreds with his courage.

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Smyrna students leaving for Japan exchange program with sister city Video included

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Twenty high school students from Smyrna are getting ready for an educational trip of a lifetime, going over 6,000 miles away for an exchange program.

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Murfreesboro takes books to readers Video included

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There’s a new way to get your kids to hit the books this summer and you don’t have to leave the house. A unique mobile library brings the books to you.

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Friends remembering Siegel High student who died last weekend

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Students at Siegel High School are mourning the loss of a classmate.

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Float therapy helps relieve chronic pain, stress Video included

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In a world flooding with technology, it can be hard to relax and unwind.

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Teen burglar may be targeting subdivision Video included

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A teenage girl appears to be the culprit in an attempted break-in in a Rutherford County subdivision. The homeowners believe it was her second time at the house in one week.

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Hippie Hill owner heading to court in ongoing zoning debate

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A continuing battle between a campground and a county is about to head to court.

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Middle Tennessee farmers brace for impact of Trump’s trade war Video included

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New tariffs between the U.S. and China are forcing foreign buyers to look elsewhere for goods, and that includes the agriculture products from Middle Tennessee.

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Construction to begin soon on busy Murfreesboro road Video included

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A major road is getting a makeover with more lanes and easier access to Interstate 24.

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Police: Elderly woman sexually assaulted at gunpoint in Murfreesboro home

Neighbors are on edge after the reported assault. (WSMV) Neighbors are on edge after the reported assault. (WSMV)
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Murfreesboro police are urging residents to be on alert after an elderly woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in her garage.

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Community rallies around Murfreesboro mosque after vandalism

Hundreds gathered to show their support for the Muslim community in Murfreesboro. (WSMV) Hundreds gathered to show their support for the Muslim community in Murfreesboro. (WSMV)
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Hundreds of people came out to show their support for the Muslim community at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on Tuesday night.

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Vandalism reported at Islamic Center of Murfreesboro

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Police are investigating a vandalism incident at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

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Officers disciplined after arrest of elementary students

The children were arrested at Hobgood Elementary School in April 2016. (WSMV) The children were arrested at Hobgood Elementary School in April 2016. (WSMV)
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The officers involved in the investigation that led to the arrests of 10 students at Hobgood Elementary School have been disciplined.

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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

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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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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>>

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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