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Posted on: July 5, 2022

MTE sponsored ‘Celebration Under the Stars’ for 2nd straight year

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“Celebration Under the Stars,” the annual Murfreesboro Independence Day Celebration at the Fountains at Gateway, was sponsored by Middle Tennessee Electric. It was the second year that MTE has partnered with the City to celebr...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Q1 Housing Report: Tennessee market sees ‘mostly positive outcomes’

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For Q1 2022, Tennessee saw mostly positive outcomes, except for homeowner vacancy rates and foreclosure rates, according to MTSU Housing Report .

 

Tennesseans are finding employment at an increasing rate during the recovery as weekly unemployment ...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

City Council approves “property swap” with MTE

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday, June 23, 2022, to approve an exchange of property with Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) for land that will be developed into a park for the western portion of Murfreesboro. 

 

The Real Estate “P...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Celebration Under the Stars, Juneteenth, Boro Beach and more with Parks & Rec on “The Insider"

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The Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department details plans for Celebration Under the Stars and the Juneteenth celebration on the June edition of “The Insider,” beginning Monday, June 13.

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City News
Posted on: June 13, 2022

June ‘In the City’ features Aug. 2022 Election, Special Olympics, artist Robin Caddell, more

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“In the City” is your source for what’s happening in Murfreesboro. This month’s video magazine features 2022 Election information, the relocation of MTSU’s Student Flight Program, Special Olympics, MFRD Ro...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Council approves Fiscal Year 2023 Budget on second reading

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The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (June 8) approved the City’s $247.1 million proposed Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) General Fund Budget on second reading following a special Budget Review meeting on May 19 and public hearing and first reading M...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

CityTV brings home two national Telly Awards

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The 43rd Annual Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television across all screens, has recognized CityTV, Murfreesboro’s government and educational station, with two Bronze Telly Awards. The national awards were announced...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Mayor McFarland, Notes Live music entertainment executives, announce Amphitheater partnership

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Mayor Shane McFarland and JW Roth, Chairman of Notes Live, INC, an aggressive new player in live music space, unveiled plans to open a 4,500-seat state of the art open-air amphitheater in the Murfreesboro Gateway called The Sunset Music Colosseum on the R...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

CityTV mobile phone App available in App store for Apple and Android

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CityTV, Murfreesboro’s government public affairs, news, and educational television service, is now available for viewing through a downloadable mobile phone App on Apple and Android devices.  

 

Mobile users can view CityTV progr...

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City News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Citizens respond with 95-percent ‘Positive Satisfaction’ following advancements in 9-1-1 services

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When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and quickly to triage the incident....

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

City Transportation Dept. initiating test of ‘Flashing Yellow’ Left Turn signal downtown

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The City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department will test out the “Flashing Yellow” turn signal at two intersections along Lytle Street locations in downtown Murfreesboro. The testing of the flashing yellow arrows will be tested in ...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Mayor recognizes MPD Officer Connor Gavlick and Sgt. Tim Higgins with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Police Officer Connor Gavlick and Sgt. Tim Higgins were honored May 19, 2022, as STARS award recipients for saving a child’s life.

Mayor Shane McFarland recognized the officers before the regular City Council meeting.   &...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford celebrates 95th anniversary on "The Insider"

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Gordon B. Ferguson, president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,’ the City’s official podcast. 

 

The hospital is celebrating its 95th year of serv...

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Rutherford County Farmers' Market at Lane Agri-Park May 13-Oct. 28

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The Rutherford County Farmers Market is a producer-only farmers' market located in the indoor/open air Community Center at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro. Since 1975, our mission has been to support economically viable, producer-only farming ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

City Council approves Legacy Sports and Entertainment zoning request on first reading

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday, April 7, on first reading to approve the plan of services, annexation and zoning requests for the proposed Legacy Sports and Entertainment Park. The vote followed a public hearing. The property is being sold b...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

2022 Road Projects with Public Infrastructure Executive Director Chris Griffith on “The Insider”

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Road improvements slated in 2022 are highlighted this month on “The Insider,” Murfreesboro’s official podcast. Chris Griffith, executive director for Public Infrastructure, highlights multiple projects in the 30-minute episod...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Major road improvements to improve traffic and safety to begin in 2022

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As the City of Murfreesboro continues to grow in every direction, traffic congestion remains a challenge for commuters and City engineers seeking to enhance traffic flow.  A YouTube video, featuring Public Infrastructur...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Brinkley Road Phase I improvements near Blackman H.S. slated for 2022

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday (Feb. 3) to approve a $3.8 million construction contract with Bell Construction along with engineering services and testing of construction materials for improvements to Brinkley Road Phase 1. ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

City of Murfreesboro joins legal battle over the creation of a new landfill adjacent to Middle Point

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On December 20th, Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Russell T. Perkins ordered that, in light of newly discovered evidence, the application of a Republic Services’ subsidiary to construct a new landfill be returned to the Central Tennessee Re...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Firefighters, off-duty nurse helped save life of infant locked in a hot car; woman charged with DUI

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 28, 2022) – A five-week-old baby locked inside a hot SUV was pulled to safety by fast-acting firefighters who broke the windows and removed the infant.  An off-duty nurse assisted with other life-savin...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: June 24, 2022

City/County fire marshals place ban on all outdoor open burning until further notice

OUTDOOR BURN BAN

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 24, 2022) – The fire marshals for the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MRFD) and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Department (RCFR) have issued a mandatory open burning ban for Rutherford County and the ...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Two stranded 18-year-olds rescued after kayak overturns in fast-moving water

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 3, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swiftwater Rescue team rescues two teens clinging to trees after their kayak overturned in fast-moving water on the Stones River.

The 18-years-olds, a male a...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: May 23, 2022

911 Center employees are now Train-the-Trainer CIT certified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 23, 2022) -  Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center Emergency Operations Coordinator Becki Green and Communications Specialist II Brady Lutton are now 911 CIT certified through the Tennessee Emergency Communications...
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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: May 16, 2022

MFRD Hazmat team responds after woman felt ill after opening package; package is harmless

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 16, 2022) – A Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Hazmat team has determined nothing harmful was inside an envelope after a woman opened it and reported feeling ill on Monday, May 16. 

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Murfreesboro citizens respond with 95-percent ‘Positive Satisfaction’ following advancements in 911

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When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and quickly to triage the incident.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Murfreesboro Fire launches ‘Teen Fire Academy’

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department is launching a Teen Fire Academy in July for students ages 13 to 17. The fire academy teaches cadets about the fire service, provides teamwork, and leadership skills, and sparks interest in becoming a firefighter.

Murfreesboro, TN – (May 12, 2022) Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is launching a Teen Fire Academy in July for local students ages 13 to 17.  The fire academy teaches cadets about the fire service, provides teamwork,...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Officer, resident taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after overnight fire; tenants displaced

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A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation. Firefighters helped to evacuate others.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 6, 2022) - A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation.  Firefighte...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Murfreesboro implements a new citizen feedback solution for 911

Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center

The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solicit feedback after a call is made to the ECC.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solic...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: March 31, 2022

County Fire Departments Provide Mutual Aid for Sevier County Wildfire

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Several fire departments in Rutherford County are sending equipment and manpower to help battle the Sevier County wildfire in East Tennessee after a request for assistance was issued through the Tennessee Mutual Aid System.

Three members of the La Vergne Fire and Rescue Department were sent Wednesday night on a company pumper truck along with three members of Rutherford County Fire Department who provided a company tanker truck. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department sent eight...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Fire Marshal implements burn ban

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 11, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) has issued a ban on any open burning due to the current red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service until further notice.

Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Carl Peas made the decision Friday afternoon after firefighters responded to multiple mulch, grass, and brush fires. 

 

“Due to current fire responses and the wind conditions in the city of Murfreesbo...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department announces promotions

MFRD PROMOTION JAN 2022

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 1, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Chief Mark Foulks announces the promotion of two long-time employees.

 

Mark McCluskey has been promoted to assistant chief of operations. McClusk...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: January 18, 2022

MFRD assistant chief is retiring after more than three decades

MFRD ASSISTANT CHIEF KAYE JERNIGAN

Murfreesboro, TENN. (January 18, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) first female captain and first female assistant chief is retiring after 33 years of dedicated service to the department and the City of Murfreesboro....

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Murfreesboro cross-trains emergency dispatchers to handle medical related 911 calls for help

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 27, 2021) – Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) has cross-trained and certified 9-1-1 operators in Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). Dispatchers can now provide lifesaving and safety instructi...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: July 19, 2021

MFRD becomes first fire department in state to earn simultaneous CFAI accreditation and ISO Class 1

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Murfreesboro, TENN. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) becomes the first fire department in the state of Tennessee to simultaneous hold Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) accreditation and Insurance Service Office (IS...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

City of Murfreesboro Fourth of July Fireworks Ordinances; fireworks may only be used July 3-5

Fireworks Safety

Within the City limits, fireworks may only be used on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

It is illegal to sell fireworks to:

  • Anyone less than 16 years old and purchasers close that age, must present to vendors a state issued photo ident...

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Posted on: June 26, 2022

City offices closing in observance of Independence Day holiday July 4

July 4 Independence Day

In observance of Independence DayCity Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022. St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed July 4.  Murfreesboro Transit, the City’s public transportation system,...

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In the Spotlight
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Movies Under the Stars

2021 Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars begins June 6.  A different family-friendly free movie shown each week through the end of July at four locations beginning at 8:30pm.

 

Locations

Mondays: Barfield Crescent Park - 697 Veterans Pkwy

Thursdays: Richard S...

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Movie Lineup and More Info In the Spotlight
Posted on: June 24, 2022

City/County fire marshals place ban on all outdoor open burning until further notice

Outdoor Open Burning Ban

The fire marshals for the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MRFD) and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Department (RCFR) have issued a mandatory open burning ban for Rutherford County and the city limits of Murfreesboro due to extremely dry conditio...

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In the Spotlight
Posted on: May 16, 2022

City initiating test of ‘Flashing Yellow’ Left Turn signal downtown

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The City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department will test out the “Flashing Yellow” turn signal at two intersections along Lytle Street locations in downtown Murfreesboro. The testing of the flashing yellow arrows will be tested in ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Middle Point Landfill Odor

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New video raises questions on whether Middle Point Landfill is doing enough to combat odor.

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Odor Reporting Portal - Middle Point Landfill

Odor Reporting Portal

On September 20, 2021, the City of Murfreesboro launched a website for the public to report odors or gas believed to be coming from the Middle Point Landfill (“MPL”). The site, http://murfreesborotn.report/, contains a simple complaint form. shor...

Odor Reporting Portal

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City of Murfreesboro’s Financial Transparency

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The City is committed to providing a transparent view of our financial data. Our Open Finance Portal provides a transparent look at the types of revenues we collect and how those public funds are spent. 

Amounts for the current fiscal year (July 1...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Rutherford County Crime Stoppers unveils new crime-fighting app

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Rutherford County Crime Stoppers and several area law enforcement agencies have joined the next generation of crime-fighting. Citizens can report crime tips and submit videos in real-time using an app for Crime Stoppers called P3 Global Intel.Community me...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Celebration Under the Stars

Celebration Under the Stars presented by Middle Tennessee Electric

The 2022 Celebration Under the Stars powered by Middle Tennessee Electric will be held at the Fountains at Gateway once again this year on Monday, July 4. Food trucks, music and family activities will begin at 4 p.m. "The Pilots" will take the s...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

MPD warns public of extortion scams targeting residents of Murfreesboro

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 1, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) fraud detectives are warning residents about a phone scam from callers claiming to be from Mexican cartels and threatening harm t...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

MPD police parks officer retires

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (July 1, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Officer Danny Adamson is retiring after more than 17 years of dedicated service to the residents of the City of Murfreesboro.

Adamson began his employment with MP...

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Police
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Restaurant manager fires shot at customer after dispute over food, parking lot disturbance

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 23, 2022) – A fast-food restaurant manager has been arrested for shooting at a customer after a dispute over food and a disturbance in the parking lot of Checkers on Wednesday, June 22.

The manager, Sherrika Sta...

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Police
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI in the fatal head-on crash in where an 11-year-old died

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         Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and other charges in the fatal head-on crash in where an 11-year-old died

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 20, 2022) – A Murfreesboro m...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Behind The Badge June 2022 Episode

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 20, 2022) – Three Murfreesboro Police Department officers receive the Jerry Anderson Hero Award for helping to save the life of a baby. The latest episode of ‘Behind The Badge’ with Public I...

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Police
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Police arrest ‘Rock Burglar’ after attempting to break into another local business

Rock Burglar Arrest

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 17, 2022) – Persistent old-fashioned police work by Murfreesboro Police Department officers, detectives, and crime data analysts led to the arrest of the man known to law enforcement as the ‘Rock Burg...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

UPDATE: Driver charged and arrested in fatal pedestrian crash; pedestrian identified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 6, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.) investigators have charged a Georgia woman with vehicular homicide after she hit and killed a Murfreesboro man while crossing the street on ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Police investigating a SUV versus pedestrian crash involving small child

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – A three-year-old is accidentally hit and injured by a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) after the child ran into traffic on busy Old Fort Pkwy. on Thursday, May 26.

The little girl was rushed to Vanderbilt...

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Police
Posted on: May 25, 2022

A 2021 prostitution/sex trafficking investigation leads to the indictment and arrest of Florida man

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 25, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Special Investigations Division Vice Unit detectives, with assistance from special agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), arrest a Florida ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Fatal head-on collision crash on Lascassas Pike

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 24, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.) is investigating a head-on collision which took the life of an 11-year-old child and left five others injured on Monday, May ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

UPDATE: 17-year-old shooter in after-graduation shooting held in detention

AFTER GRADUATION UPDATE

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 23, 2022) – The 17-year-old shooter in the Riverdale High School after-graduation shooting at MTSU will remain in juvenile detention.  

A probable cause/detention hearing was held for the teen in Rutherf...

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Police
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Murfreesboro citizens respond with 95-percent ‘Positive Satisfaction’ following advancements in 911

Brady Lutton Communications Specialist  II

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accur...

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Police
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Reward offered for arrest of serial ‘Rock Burglar’

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 11, 2022) – Rutherford County CrimeStoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a serial ‘Rock Burglar.’   The burglar broke into two more local busines...

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Police
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Officer, resident taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after overnight fire; tenants displaced

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 6, 2022) - A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation.  Firefighte...

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Police
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Mayor recognizes MPD Officer Jaydin Davis and MFRD Captain David Bricker with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Police Department Officer Jaydin Davis and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Captain David Bricker were honored April 21, 2022, with STARS awards. Bricker and Davis demonstrated exemplary service by going above and beyond to assist...

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Police
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Serial ‘Rock Burglar’ hits multiple local businesses; police need help identifying burglar

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 27, 2022) – Murfreesboro police are asking for help identifying a man suspected of burglarizing dozens of businesses over the past five months.  The thief targets area businesses in the early morning ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Murfreesboro police celebrate the promotion of three new captains, two lieutenants, & two sergeants

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 25, 2022) – Murfreesboro Chief of Police Michael Bowen announces the promotion of seven members of the department.  Three lieutenants were promoted to captain, two sergeants to lieutenant and two officers to t...

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Police
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Police urging residents not to confront criminals after car burglars & homeowner exchange gunfire

CAR BURGLARIES

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 20, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department is urging residents not to confront car burglars after a homeowner exchanged gunfire with two people attempting to break into a neighbor’s vehicle on Sunday, April 17...

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Police
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Police urge residents to lock their vehicles, remove guns & valuables after rash of auto burglaries

CAR BURGLARY PERSON OF INTEREST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 8, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Crimes Against Property detectives are urging residents to lock their automobiles and remove valuables after multiple car break-ins where 13 firearms have been stolen over the past...

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Police
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Murfreesboro implements a new citizen feedback solution for 911

Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solic...

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Police
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Man stabbed to death; roommate arrested

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives arrest a man they believe stabbed his roommate to death and left his lifeless body inside their rented condo. ...

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Police
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Police arrest son for killing his father and injuring his mother; motive unclear

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 31, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division detectives arrest a man for stabbing and beating his father to death and injuring his mother on Wednesday, March 30.

DeJahn Tyson, 21, has...

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Police
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Five people arrested in the 2020 ‘ambush’ shooting, homicide of a Murfreesboro man

HOMICIDE SUSPECTS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 18, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD), U.S. Marshals Service agents in Memphis, and Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies arrest five people for the homicide of 20-year-old Montavis Jones at a Murfree...

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Police
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Police shut down drug operation at a local hotel; two people arrested

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 10, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Special Investigation Division narcotics detectives arrest a man and woman at a Murfreesboro hotel on drugs and gun charges on Tuesday, March 8.  The t...

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Police
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Pedestrian hit by car, officers urge drivers to take precaution to avoid sun glare

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 1, 2022) - A driver who hit a pedestrian and left the scene in Murfreesboro says she was temporally blinded by the sun Tuesday morning.

The pedestrian was hit while walking along W. Molloy Lane around 6:38 a.m. He was found lying...

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Police
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Murfreesboro Police names new deputy chief

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 23, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen names Captain Steve Jarrell as the new deputy chief. 

Jarrell is a 27-year-veteran of MPD.  He joined the department in ...

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Police
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Mother, son arrested after detectives seize drugs, guns, and money

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 17, 2022) – A mother and son are arrested on drugs and firearms charges after members of the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Division/Gang Unit seized drugs, guns, and cash from their apartment on Monday...

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Posted on: February 13, 2022

Police investigating confrontation that led to fatal shooting, mother and son injured

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 13, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and a mother and son injured on Sunday, Feb. 13.

 

The fatal shooting ...

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Police
Posted on: February 12, 2022

Habibi Hookah Café and TBI 10 Most Wanted homicide suspect arrested in Colorado

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 17, 2022) – A collaborative effort between the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the United States Marshals Office, and Weld County Colorado Sheriff’s Office resulted in the captur...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Traffic stop nets drugs, guns, and thousands of dollars in cash

SID BUST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 11, 2022) – A routine traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police Department Directed Patrol Unit officers nets nearly three-quarters of a million dollars, drugs, and loaded guns on Wednesday, Feb. 9.   Po...

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Police
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Murfreesboro Police Department adds first mental health co-responder

Noulis, Heather

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (February 11, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) has partnered with Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System in adding the department's first mental health co-responder.

 

Heath...

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Police
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Magic mushrooms, LSD, and Molly recovered during undercover sting; suspect arrested

SID

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 8, 2022) – An undercover operation by the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division Narcotics Unit resulted in the arrest of a Hermitage man for possession of illegal drugs and mushrooms...

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Police
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Man arrested for multiple vehicle thefts and break-ins

Smith, Brett

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 4, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Crimes Against Property detectives arrest a man for multiple vehicle thefts and break-ins over a two-day period.

Brett Smith, 26, of Mur...

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Police
Posted on: January 28, 2022

MPD promotes three officers to sergeant

MANUS WILLIAMS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 28, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen announces the promotion of three officers to the rank of sergeant at a ceremony on Friday, Jan. 28. 

 

Sergeant M...

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Police
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Police investigating pedestrian fatality; victim identified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 27, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian hit by a truck and run over by two more cars on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

 

The pedest...

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Police
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Two men critically injured after a multi-car wreck; driver rescued 3 people before car caught fire

SE BROAD STREET MULTI CAR WRECK

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 20, 2022) – The driver of a truck that was hit head-on jumps out and pulls two men and woman from a wrecked car moments before it burst into flames Thursday morning. A total of five vehicles were involved in...

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Police
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Murfreesboro police help bust a multi-state car burglary and fraud ring

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 14, 2021) – Two men are arrested as part of a multi-state crime spree, accused of breaking into cars at fitness centers, stealing credit cards and checkbooks, and then using them to make fraudulent ...

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Police
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Man robs Murfreesboro bank; fits description of man who robbed a different bank weeks earlier

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 7, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed a bank on the city’s westside on Friday, Jan. 7. The bank robber may be the same man who robbed a different bank in the...

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Police
Posted on: December 24, 2021

Woman dies after falling off a car; boyfriend charged

Tate, Andre

UPDATE: 

Sad news to report. The victim, 19-year-old Savannah Latham has passed away. Charges could be upgraded for her boyfriend Andre Tate, 22. 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  - (December 24, 2021) A Murfreesboro man is in custod...

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Police
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Veteran Murfreesboro police officer retires after more than three decades

Officer Lee Brandon Retirement

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 29, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officer Lee Brandon has retired after 32-years of untiring devotion and dedicated service.

 

Brandon began his career with MPD in June 1989 as a patrol officer....

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Police
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Murfreesboro cross-trains emergency dispatchers to handle medical related 911 calls for help

Ashley Langdon Communications Specialist II

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 27, 2021) – Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) has cross-trained and certified 9-1-1 operators in Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). Dispatchers can now provide lifesaving and safety instructi...

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Police
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Noon Exchange Club names Johnathan Pope ‘Officer of the Year’

Johnathan Pope Officer of the Year

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 21, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Field Training Officer Johnathan Pope has been named, ‘Officer of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

Exchange Club president Bria...

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Police
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Rutherford County Crime Stoppers unveils new crime-fighting app

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (October 19, 2021) - Rutherford County Crime Stoppers and several area law enforcement agencies have joined the next generation of crime-fighting. Citizens can report crime tips and submit videos in real-time using an app for Crim...

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Police
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Governor Lee authorizes $10,000 for information on unsolved Murfreesboro murder

WHO MURDERED TERRELL RAY

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of Terrell Ray, according to a letter from the governor.

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Police
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Media Releases Archive

MEDIA RELEASES

Members of the media and general public can access past Murfreesboro Police Department Media Releases stored in archive.  

The Media Releases date back to 2015.


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News Flash

Posted on: May 23, 2022

Emergency Communications employees are now CIT Train-the-Trainer certified

CIT TRAIN THE TRAINER

Congratulations to Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center Emergency Operations Coordinator Becki Green and Communications Specialist II Brady Lutton are now 911 CIT certified through the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board and NAMI, in collabor...
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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Murfreesboro Police launches ‘Junior Officer Summer Camp’ for local kids

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Murfreesboro Police launches ‘Junior Officer Summer Camp’ for local kids

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 15, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) is launching a Junior Officer Summer Camp for children ages eight to 12 as a way of get...

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Police - Spotlight

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2022

2021 Annual Water Quality Report

2021 AWQR

The 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is now available on our website at murfreesborotn.gov/awqr. The purpose of this water quality report is to provide information regarding your drinking water.  We want to keep you informed about the water and s...

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2021 Annual Water Quality Report Water Resources
Posted on: September 10, 2021

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