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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  At least three Murfreesboro residents have been arrested in recent weeks on warrants for “vaccination violation.” 

A search of records shows there are currently active warrants for 24 county residents for failing to get their pets vaccinated against rabies.

Michael Gregory, Director of Rutherford County’s Pet Adoption and Welfare Services, or PAWS office, says there have been 17 cases of rabies reported in Tennessee so far this year. Six of those cases occurred in Rutherford County.

Salvation Army

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The mid-state’s sometimes dangerously hot summer days can be especially challenging for one of the region’s most vulnerable populations, the homeless.

The Salvation Army of Murfreesboro is responding by providing what the charity is calling “hydration stations” and “cooling centers” near areas where the homeless tend to congregate.

The first of two stations is located at the Army’s Murfreesboro headquarters building at 1137 West Main St. The second can be found at the Army’s Family Story location at 125 S. Front Street.

Murf. woman robbed at knife-point over the weekend

Jun 22, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Murfreesboro woman tells police she was the victim of an armed robbery Saturday night.

Jessica Underland-Williams tells police she was heading into the Dollar General Store on West Northfield Blvd. at around 11 p.m. when a man came up from behind, pressed a knife against her back, and told her not to turn around.

She says the man took her purse and ran. Williams then turned and was able to get a partial look at her attacker. She described him to police as a black male, with dreads, and wearing a red shirt.

Dangerously hot weather this week in the mid-state

Jun 22, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The National Weather Service is warning that it’s going to be dangerously hot in the mid-state for much of the week.

The Weather Service office in Nashville says the mid-state can expect afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 90s through at least Thursday. High humidity means Middle Tennessee will see heat index, or “feels like” temperatures up to 105 degrees.

Tuesday and Wednesday are likely to be the most dangerous days. Meteorologist Matt Reagan says the Weather Service may issue a heat advisory beginning Tuesday.

TBI releases latest crime report for Tenn. schools

Jun 22, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new report shows a sharp and steady decline in the number of crimes committed at Tennessee schools.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released its annual School Crime Report. The report covers both public and private schools and includes grade school through High School.

During the three year period ending in 2014, crime in Tennessee schools fell 14.4 percent. Simple assaults were the most common crime reported, but the number of assaults fell over the three year period by nearly 20 percent.