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Car crashes through Murf. apartment's front door

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FROM THE MURFREESBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT (3:53 a.m.): 

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Ladder 8 and Rescue 8 responsed to a single car motor vehicle accident at a four unit apartment located at 1455 Chariot Drive just before 3:00 Saturday morning (April 18, 2015). 

When crews arrived on scene, they discovered a Hyundai Accent inside one of the apartment units. 

According to Shift Commander Dale Maynard, there are no injuries to report at this time. The cause of the accident is unknown. However, Murfreesboro Police Department is on scene investigating. 

tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in March to 6.3 percent, according to a new report from the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The jobless rate fell three-tenths of one percent from the adjusted February reading of 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent.

Tennessee’s jobless rate has remained essentially unchanged for the past year, hovering around 6.5 percent. During the same period, the national rate fell more than one full percentage point.

MADISON, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Tennessee developers blocked from building a sex club next door to a Christian school has found a loophole allowing them to re-label the club as a church.

WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/1b2sUJf) reports developers fought for months to open a swinger's club in a vacant building next to Goodpasture Christian School in Madison, about 8 miles north of downtown Nashville. The city council quickly passed a zoning amendment blocking the plans. But developers filed a new set of plans asking permission to renovate the building as a church. The plans were approved.

Centennial High in Franklin Evacuated...Again

Apr 17, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Centennial High in Franklin was evacuated this morning for the second day in a row following a bomb threat.

WSMV-TV says the threat was found scrawled on a bathroom wall.

The evacuation is the latest in a rash of school bomb threats and evacuations since the first of the year.

In addition to Centennial, three other Williamson County Schools have been evacuated following threats this week.

MPD asks for your help identifying suspects

Apr 17, 2015
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FROM THE MPD: "The Murfreesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the public’s assistance

Man shot six times at Murfreesboro bar

Apr 17, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police say a man has been shot at a bar just north of Middle Tennessee State University.

Police say they responded to Campus Pub on Gunnerson Ave. at about 2:30 a.m. Friday morning following reports of a shooting.

The first officer on the scene says he found a victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen lying on the bar’s front steps. Two patrons were applying pressure to the wound.

One witness described the gunman as a black male wearing a grey or black hoodie and light blue jeans with shoulder length dreads.

More trouble for Ru-Co Sheriff Robert Arnold

Apr 16, 2015
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold’s problems are starting to multiply.

Local media revealed last week that Arnold’s relatives and his Chief Deputy held an exclusive contract to sell cigarettes and snacks at the jail Arnold administers.

At least two other jail contracts have also now been called into question.

This week it was learned that state auditors and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are taking a look at the sheriff’s financial dealings.

mtsusidelines.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- A mid-state student has been arrested in connection with an alleged spring-break gang-rape that’s getting national media attention.

WMOT news partner Sidelines reports that Middle Tennessee State University freshman George Davon Kennedy was arrested at his family’s home in Georgia this week in connection with an assault in Panama City Beach, Florida in March.

Cell phone video of the incident can be seen online and shows a small crowd watching the assault unfold.

k12.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has refused to issue a temporary injunction that would allow a troubled virtual school to remain open.

Wednesday's order by Senior Judge Ben Cantrell is the latest setback for the Tennessee Virtual Academy. The state has ordered the school to close at the end of the school year because of poor academic scores.

Year-long MPD investigation results in Rape Charges

Apr 15, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Police say they’ve arrested two former Murfreesboro residents on multiple counts of Rape, Sexual Battery and Incest.

Murfreesboro Police say 46-year-old Nancy B. Aragon of Nags Head, NC, turned herself in Monday after a Rutherford County Grand Jury indicted her for Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure. Aragon was arrested and booked into the Rutherford County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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