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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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

Police standoff ends in Rutherford County

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

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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? More>>

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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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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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  • Report: Blood-alcohol level for Nacogdoches man killed in accident almost 3 times legal limit

    Report: Blood-alcohol level for Nacogdoches man killed in accident almost 3 times legal limit

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:46:34 GMT
    A toxicology report on a Angelina College professor who was killed after his car struck another vehicle head-on on State Highway 7, just east of the Nacogdoches city limits back in May revealed that his blood-alcohol level was .230 at the time of the accident.More >>
    A toxicology report on a Angelina College professor who was killed after his car struck another vehicle head-on on State Highway 7, just east of the Nacogdoches city limits back in May revealed that his blood-alcohol level was .230 at the time of the accident.More >>
  • Texas man's life celebrated in Lufkin Mural

    Texas man's life celebrated in Lufkin Mural

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:20:32 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff
    Durell Gray is one of a few people whose picture graces a wall in downtown Lufkin. His picture sits at the corner of Frank and First Street.So how did the now 86-year-old man get his picture painted on a wall scene by hundreds every day? It all started while Gray worked as a lineman for the Lufkin Conroe Telephone Company. He said one day he received a letter in the mail from his employer asking for his help."They contacted us asking us if any lineman had picture with their gear on," Gray sai...More >>
    Durell Gray is one of a few people whose picture graces a wall in downtown Lufkin. His picture sits at the corner of Frank and First Street.So how did the now 86-year-old man get his picture painted on a wall scene by hundreds every day? It all started while Gray worked as a lineman for the Lufkin Conroe Telephone Company. He said one day he received a letter in the mail from his employer asking for his help."They contacted us asking us if any lineman had picture with their gear on," Gray sai...More >>
  • Puppies found in hot car, up for adoption

    Puppies found in hot car, up for adoption

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:36:40 GMT
    The six pit bull puppies found in a hot car on Monday will soon be put up for adoption.More >>
    The six pit bull puppies found in a hot car on Monday will soon be put up for adoption.More >>
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