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Posted on: November 23, 2022

VA Golf Course to close when lease expires Dec. 31

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With Veterans Administration (VA) management in Murfreesboro developing plans for land the City currently leases for a 9-hole golf course, the current lease will expire effective December 31, 2022, and property will be returned to VA management. ...

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City News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

City Council approves appointments to Community Investment Trust Board of Trustees

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The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (Nov. 17) approved appointments to the Board of Trustees of the Community Investment Trust. The Trustees will manage assets from the sale of the City’s electric distribution system to Middle Tennes...

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City News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Vice Mayor recognizes I.T. Systems Coordinator Ronald Head with STARS Award

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Vice Mayor Bill Shacklett recognized Information Technology Systems Coordinator Ronald Head before the Nov. 17 regular City Council meeting. Head was honored for quickly performing the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow employee who was choking.&n...

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Latest ‘In the City’ airing on YouTube and CityTV throughout November

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CityTVs monthly video magazine, “In the City,” with Michael Linn White, is airing its latest edition on YouTube, CityTV and other platforms throughout the month of November. Watch “In the City” at https://youtu.be/M...

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City News
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Resource Mgr. Kristin Hopkins, Community Services Exec. Dir. Angela Jackson on "The Insider"

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‘Nobody Trashes Tennessee,’ and that includes Murfreesboro, is featured this month on “The Insider,” the City’s official podcast. 

 

Kristin Hopkins and Angela Jackson discuss the problem o...

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City News
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Residents can report speeding, traffic concerns online to Murfreesboro Police

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Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) launched a new webpage that assists residents in reporting reoccurring traffic issues such as speeding, failing to stop at stop signs or red lights, parking issues, and others.

 

Complaints and concerns made to ...

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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Mayor, City urge residents to join ‘Nobody Trashes Tennessee’ campaign

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The City of Murfreesboro reminds residents that there is a significant cost to cleaning up the city’s roadways and waterways from litter and pollution caused by man-made trash. The 2nd Annual “No Trash November” urges citizens to join in the clea...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Solid Waste SmartTrucks use Routeware software to track service

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The City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department has innovative technology to help meet growing demands in the waste industry. 

 

Watch YouTube video https://youtu.be/hjBAuaKKo5E.

 

“We started the journey with a new techno...

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City News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

MTSU News: leadership summit speakers stress importance of connections, hope in workplace

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Author Ryan Jenkins began his keynote remarks for Middle Tennessee State University’s recent Leadership Summit at Embassy Suites with the story of the tiny hamlet of Kugluktuk in western Canada that at one point had the world’s highest...

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

The Center for the Arts presents Sister Act Nov. 4-20

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Sister Act is set to open Friday, November 4, at The Center for the Arts. 

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witness...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

City Property Taxes due Dec. 31, 2022

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Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Brown reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time. City property taxes are due December 31, 2022. As the due date of December 31, 2022, falls on the holiday weekend, payment can be made on or...

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City News
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Murfreesboro City Schools Hall of Fame recognizes ten individuals

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The MCS Hall of Fame committee is honored to announce the inaugural inductees for the 2022-23 school year.  The inductees represent educators and support staff that made significant contributions to Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS), its s...

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2022

MTSU News: MTSU kicks off yearlong celebration of Murphy Center 50th anniversary

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From die-hard Blue Raider hoops fans to new graduates to concertgoers through the years, “The Glass House” of Murphy Center is clearly beloved both inside and outside of Middle Tennessee State University for the many unforgettable memo...

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City News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

City’s Public Works annual Fall Leaf Collection begins Oct. 1

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It is that time of year again—cooler nights, football, pumpkin spice, and leaves begin to change color and fall.

 

The 2022 Fall Leaf Collection season begins October 1. During this peak season, Oct. 1-Jan. 31, loose leaves can be piled c...

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City News
Posted on: September 26, 2022

MTSU Housing Report: State 'saw robust to mixed economic outcomes'

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Middle Tennessee State University’s latest “Housing Tennessee” report shows “mixed economic outcomes” for a housing market that remains strong but showed signs of cooling in the second quarter of the year....

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Mayor recognizes MPD Officer Lance Hofmeister as a STARS recipient

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In April, Murfreesboro Police Officer Lance Hofmeister noticed an elderly female walking down the side of a busy roadway with her walker. He stopped and offered her a ride in his patrol car to her hair appointment. Unknown to him, his ki...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Discovery and Salem Elementary Receive Reward School Status

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Discovery School and Salem Elementary received the designation of Tennessee Reward Schools with Bradley Academy and Black Fox Elementary missing the designation by fractions of a point. Reward status is the top distinction a school can earn in Te...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Gov. Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce McNeilus to Establish Manufacturing in Murfreesboro

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter announced today that Minnesota-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, will be investing more than...

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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

VIDEO AVAILABLE Murfreesboro City Council approves Notes Live amphitheater project

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The Murfreesboro City Council voted Wednesday (Aug 10) to approve a finalized Development Agreement with Notes Live INC for a new live entertainment campus at the southeast corner of Medical Center Pkwy and Gateway Blvd. The City and Notes Live finalized ...

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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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City News
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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City News
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: 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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City News
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: November 10, 2022

Murfreesboro welcomes new fire recruits

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The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department welcomes eight new firefighters. The group took off their cadet ropes and rang the bell at a graduation ceremony, marking the completion of the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Recruit Academy on Thursday, Nov. 10.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (November 10, 2022) The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) welcomes eight new firefighters.  The group took off their cadet ropes and rang the bell at a graduation ceremony, marking the co...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Murfreesboro joins national week of action to help 9-1-1 callers #KnowExactlyWhere in an emergency

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The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center is taking part in the #KnowExactlyWhere safety campaign to raise awareness of the what3words app from Nov. 7 - 13; also educating the public on how the free app can be utilized in an emergency.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center is taking part in the #KnowExactlyWhere safety campaign to raise awareness of the what3words app in Rutherford County, TN from Nov. 7 thro...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Exchange Club names MFRD Firefighter Dillon Harris ‘Firefighter of the Year’

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) employee Dillon Harris has been named, ‘Firefighter of the Year,’ by the Exchange Club of Rutherford County.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (October 26, 2022) Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) employee Dillon Harris has been named, ‘Firefighter of the Year,’ by the Exchange Club of Rutherford County.

 

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Family escapes house fire unharmed

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The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department is investigating the cause of a house fire which displaced a Murfreesboro family on Monday, Oct. 17. Two adults and two dogs got out of the burning home safely.

MURFREESBORO, TENN. – (October 18, 2022) The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is investigating the cause of a house fire which displaced a Murfreesboro family on Monday, Oct. 17. Two adults and two dogs got out of the burning ...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: October 17, 2022

MFRD acquires two new pumper engines

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The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department has taken delivery of two brand new pumper engines and will add to its fleet of other apparatus soon.

MURFREESBORO, TENN. – (October 17, 2022) The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department has taken delivery of two brand new pumper engines and will add to its fleet of other apparatus soon.  

 

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: October 14, 2022

First responders urge residents not to walk on railroad tracks after two people hit in two days

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First responders are urging residents to avoid walking on train tracks after two people were hit and injured within two days in Murfreesboro.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (October 14, 2022) First responders are urging residents to avoid walking on train tracks after two people were hit and injured within two days in Murfreesboro. 

The latest incident happened on the CSX rail...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Brother and sister escape burning house, two dogs saved; family displaced

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Murfreesboro Fire Marshal investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that left an 18-year-old male injured on Thursday September 22.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Fire Marshal investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that left an 18-year-old male injured on Thursday September 22.

 

The male and his 17-year-old sister escaped the hom...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Murfreesboro firefighters rescue man from 10-feet-deep trench

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Murfreesboro firefighters rescue man from 10-feet-deep trench

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters rescued a construction worker who fell down a 10-feet-deep trench Tuesday afternoon.

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 25, 2022

MFRD Engineer owes life to Marion County detective who died in helicopter crash

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MFRD Engineer Benjamin Honeycutt says he owes his life to Matt Blansett, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office detective who died Tuesday in a helicopter crash. Honeycutt was in a near-fatal car crash 23 years ago and Blansett came to the rescue.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Engineer Benjamin Honeycutt says he owes his life to Matt Blansett, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office detective who died Tuesday in a helicopter crash.  Honey...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Mayor recognizes MFRD Engine 9 Crew as STARS for rescuing infant from hot SUV

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 21, 2022) - Murfreesboro Fire Rescue firefighters Capt. Tim Lampitt, Marcus Cartwright, Tyson Donaldson, Richard Goodyear, and Justin Dillard were honored July 21, 2022, as STARS for saving an infant child&r...

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Fire & Rescue
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

Outdoor burning ban lifted

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NEW:  MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 13, 2022) - After several days of significant rainfall, the joint burn ban for the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County has been lifted.  

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 24, 2022) – The fire marsh...

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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 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

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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

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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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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Battalion Chief Tim Swan to serve as interim assistant Chief of Operations

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -  Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Battalion Chief Tim Swann will be stepping up to serve as the Interim Assistant Chief of operations, according to Interim Fire Chief Mark McCluskey.

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

City manager names interim fire chief

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Assistant Chief of Operations Mark McCluskey has been named interim fire chief by City Manager Craig Tindall.  
McCluskey assumed the new role on Wednesday, July 20 after the resignation of...
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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Event

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Celebrate Christmas Downtown around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse as Main Street Murfreesboro presents the Tree Lighting Event on Friday, December 2 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Kara Kemp emcees the festivities, featuring live performances...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Cannonsburgh Village offers free drive-through light display

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Cannonsburgh Village will be transformed into a Christmas Village, and the community is invited to visit. The free event begins Friday, December 2 and will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday nights through December 18.

 

“We’re happy to off...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

2022 Christmas Parade

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Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting entries in this year's Murfreesboro Christmas Parade which will take place Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.  It will begin on East Main Street by MTSU, near Womack Lane, and end on Walnut Str...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

City Property Taxes due Dec. 31, 2022

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Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Brown reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time.  City property taxes are due December 31, 2021. As the office will be closed on December 31, 2022, payment can be made on or before...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

City’s annual Fall Leaf Collection Underway

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Fall Leaf Collection season is underway through January 31 and is free of charge during this time.   

 

City residents are asked to place loose leaves within five to 10 feet of the street so leaf vacuums’ can reach them ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Residents can report speeding, traffic concerns online to Murfreesboro Police

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Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) launched a new webpage that assists residents in reporting reoccurring traffic issues such as speeding, failing to stop at stop signs or red lights, parking issues, and others.

 

Complaints and concerns made to ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Mayor, City urge residents to join ‘Nobody Trashes Tennessee’ campaign

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The City of Murfreesboro reminds residents that there is a significant cost to cleaning up the city’s roadways and waterways from litter and pollution caused by man-made trash. The 2nd Annual “No Trash November” urges citizens to join in the clea...

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In the Spotlight
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Mayor McFarland announcement regarding Middle Point Landfill lawsuit

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On August 10, 2022 the Murfreesboro City Council authorized a federal lawsuit against Republic Services, Inc., BFI Waste Services of Tennessee, LLC, and Republic Services of Tennessee, LLC to address ongoing environmental problems at Middle Point Landfill...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Odor Reporting Portal - Middle Point Landfill

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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...

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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: October 27, 2022

Changes to Prescription Coverage

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Notice of Walgreens being removed from our prescription coverage..

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

October 2022 STARS Award winner!

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Congratulations to Ronald Head with the IT Department for being the October 2022, STARS Award Winner!

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Healthy City Recipes

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Check here for a healthy recipe.

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

New Year's Day 5k

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Ring in the new year with a vigorous run or walk! Starting at 10 a.m., the 3.1 mile course runs through scenic Barfield Crescent Park. Limited to the first 500 registrants, the event will be electronically timed with age group winners in Male and Female c...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Michigan State Police identify body found in trunk of car as a missing Murfreesboro woman

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (November 28, 2022) Michigan State Police confirms the person found deceased in a trunk of a car in Dearborn, Michigan on Sunday following a police chase, crash, and officer involved shooting is that of missing Mur...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Police standoff in Murfreesboro ends peacefully, 36-year-old man in custody

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (November 22, 2022) – A standoff between Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officers and a man barricaded inside a home ended peacefully Tuesday afternoon.

Colvin Rush surrendered to Special Operations Unit (SOU) of...

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Police
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Murfreesboro joins national week of action to help 9-1-1 callers #KnowExactlyWhere in an emergency

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center is taking part in the #KnowExactlyWhere safety campaign to raise awareness of the what3words app in Rutherford County, TN from Nov. 7 thro...

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Police
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Exchange Club names MPD Homeless Outreach Service Team ‘Officer of the Year’

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (November 2, 2021) – The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Homeless Outreach Service Team (HOST) has been named, ‘Officer of the Year,’ by the Exchange Club of Rutherford County.

Exchange Club President ...

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Police
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Residents can report speeding, traffic concerns online to Murfreesboro Police

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (October 31, 2022) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) launched a new webpage that assists residents in reporting reoccurring traffic issues such as speeding, failing to stop at stop signs or red lights, ...

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Police
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Good police work by officers and troopers helps solve kidnapping, robbery, extortion case

KIDNAPPING EXTORTION ARREST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (October 25, 2022) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officers and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) troopers solved a kidnapping, robbery, and extortion case where a man was held hostage and tortured by tw...

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Police
Posted on: October 14, 2022

First responders urge residents not to walk on railroad tracks after two people hit in two days

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (October 14, 2022) First responders are urging residents to avoid walking on train tracks after two people were hit and injured within two days in Murfreesboro. 

The latest incident happened on the CSX rail...

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Police
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Police arrest three people on auto burglary, weapon, and drug charges

CAR BURGLARY ARREST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (October 13, 2022) Murfreesboro Police Department officers arrest three men who were reportedly breaking into cars in the Rocky Lane area Sunday, Oct. 9. Two of the men were armed with guns and one of them was also...

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Police
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Police warn ‘Felony Lane Gang’ operating again in Murfreesboro

FELONY LANE GANG

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) detectives warn that a “Felony Lane Gang” is operating in the area again.  The notorious group ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2022

Police investigating Labor Day weekend fatal crash on East Clark Blvd.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a single car wreck that left one person dead and four others injured on Sunday, Sept. 4.

 

The fatal crash occur...

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Police
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Domestic violence detective retires

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Domestic Violence Detective Kelvin T. Jones is retiring after 25-years of dedicated service with the department.

 

“I’m definitely going to miss my unit, se...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Wanted Nashville man arrested in Murfreesboro driving stolen SUV

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  A man is arrested and facing multiple charges after stealing an SUV with the keys inside from East Nashville and leading Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officers on a foot chase Tuesday morning, Aug....

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Posted on: July 30, 2022

UPDATE: Driver facing charges for Saturday fatal crash on Memorial Blvd.; deceased victim identified

Robert Ryder

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  A 33-year-old man is facing vehicular homicide charges after allegedly causing a two-vehicle wreck that claimed one person’s life. Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.) investigators believe the man may have been drinking an...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Murfreesboro PD warns residents of home rental scam

Scam Alert

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 18, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division fraud detectives are warning residents not to fall victim to crafty home rental scammers. 

Since the beginning of the year, th...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

MPD warns public of extortion scams targeting residents of Murfreesboro

EXTORTION SCAM

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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Posted on: June 23, 2022

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

Sherikka Barnes

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Murfreesboro implements a new citizen feedback solution for 911

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Murfreesboro Police Department adds first mental health co-responder

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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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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Man arrested for multiple vehicle thefts and break-ins

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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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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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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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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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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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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: August 22, 2022

Two MPD detectives promoted to sergeant

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Police Chief Michael Bowen announces the promotion of two detectives to the rank of sergeant.

Sergeant Adam Boisseau started his career with MPD in April 2008.  ...

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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Emergency Communications Director receives promotion in Tennessee Army National Guard

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Congratulations are in order for Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Director Seth Russell on his recent promotion from Major to Lieutenant Colonel in the Tennessee Army National Guard. 

Russell is currently the Brigade Ope...

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Police - Spotlight
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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Posted on: April 1, 2022

2021 Annual Water Quality Report

Aerial View of Water Plant, Cover Page for 2021 Water Quality Report

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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Posted on: September 10, 2021

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