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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: 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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City News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

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

Brady Lutton Communications Specialist  II

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 10, 2022

Three MCS Schools Earn TN STEM/STEAM School Status

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Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is thrilled to announced that Black Fox, Hobgood and Salem Elementary were named Tennessee Designated STEM/STEAM Schools during the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit in Nashville Tuesday, May 10. These schools were three of ...

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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: May 3, 2022

May ‘In the City’ features top educator Raeven Brooks, Augusta youth golfer Hagen Williams, more

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The Milken Educator Award goes to a Murfreesboro teacher, Summer Camps by the Murfreesboro Police Department, and a native son makes the Boro proud at Augusta. These stories and more featured this month “In the City.” 

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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 13, 2022

Fleet Feet to dedicate The Big Run 5K to Miles Tate, a running legend in Murfreesboro. #mileforMiles

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Fleet Feet, the local retail leader in building and supporting the Murfreesboro running community, will participate in the brand's largest nationally coordinated running event. The Big Run is a celebration of running to take place on Global Running Day, J...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Mayor recognizes Rutherford County EMS employees with ‘Special’ STARS Award

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Mayor Shane McFarland recognized Rutherford County Paramedic Tara Melton and EMT Maclin Eckhardt with ‘Special’ STARS AwardsThursday, May 5, 2022. Melton and Eckhardt were honored before the regular City Council mee...

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City News
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Mayor McFarland announces “letter of intent” for long-term sale of City’s solid waste

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland announced Wednesday, April 13, 2022, a letter of intent among WastAway, LLC and Argos USA LLC and the City. The letter is a step toward utilizing in Argo USA’s Calera, Alabama cement plant sustainable engineere...

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City News
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: April 19, 2022

MTSU’s economics Ph.D. program earns first U.S. News and World Report ranking

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MTSU’s economics graduate program within the Jennings A. Jones College of Business has made the U.S. News and World Report ranking of top U.S. programs for the first time.

MTSU’s program is ranked No. 134 on the list of the nation&r...

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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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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City announces opposition to proposed Middle Point Landfill Class Action Settlement; FAQ available

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People who live around Middle Point Landfill are all too familiar with the noxious odors that have persistently emanated from the landfill for years. In March 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Nashville against BFI Waste ...

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City News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

One-mile section of Rucker Lane Phase 1 now open to Veterans Parkway and Old Salem Road

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Rucker Lane Phase 1 is now open following reconstruction. The newly constructed section is open to traffic to Veterans Parkway and access to Old Salem has been restored. While open to traffic, work will continue outside the roadway as the contractor compl...

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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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City News
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Rutherford County News: Clerk advises of tag renewal changes for 2022

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Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell advises residents that a few changes to the tag renewal process can be expected in 2022.

 

Emissions Testing

 

Most notably, Rutherford is one of five counties in the state that will no longer have t...

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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

Brady Lutton Communications Specialist  II

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

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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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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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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Foulks elected International Director of Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs

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Murfreesboro, TENN. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Chief Mark Foulks has been elected International Director for the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs (SEAFC).  Foulks was officially sworn into office at the...

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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: May 10, 2022

Main Street Saturday Market on the Historic Murfreesboro Downtown Square opens May 21

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Main Street Saturday Market on the Historic Murfreesboro Downtown Square opens May 21 from 8am - 12:00pm and will be open every Saturday through October 29. 

Over 50 vendors, area sponsors, and musicians each week.  

The Market features Te...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Murfreesboro Fire launches ‘Teen Fire Academy’

Teen Fire Academy

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, and leadership skills, and sparks interest in becomi...

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Boro Beach Opens May 28

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Boro Beach located at Sports Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., opens Saturday, May 28 at 10am

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

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

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Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) is launching a Junior Officer Summer Camp for children ages eight to 12 as a way of getting to know the officers in our community.

The Junior Officer Summer Camp builds bridges between police and youth as well as their ...

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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 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 the rank of sergeant.

Captain Bryan Anderson&nb...

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In the Spotlight
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...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

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

Major Road Improvements

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.  Public Infrastructure Executive Director Chris ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Murfreesboro implements a new citizen feedback solution for 911

Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center

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 solicit feedback after a call is made to the ECC. The...

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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: May 19, 2022

UPDATE: 17-year-old identified as shooter arrested in graduation shooting

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 19, 2022) – A 17-year-old has been arrested charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting following the Riverdale High School graduation held at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Wednesday, May ...

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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 8, 2022

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

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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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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 28, 2022

MPD promotes three officers to sergeant

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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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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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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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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: December 24, 2021

Woman dies after falling off a car; boyfriend charged

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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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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Murfreesboro Police Department announces several promotions

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 17, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police Michael Bowen announces the promotion of three sworn personnel to the rank of lieutenant and sergeant.

Lieutenant Greg Walker begin his career...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Murfreesboro police investigating robbery at First Horizon Bank

FIRST HORIZON BANK ROBBERY

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 13, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives are investigating an early after a strong-armed robbery at the First Horizon Bank.  The bank robber is still on the run. 

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Murfreesboro Police promotes three to sergeant

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 10, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police Michael Bowen announces the promotion of two detectives and an officer to the rank of Sergeant.

Sergeant Sean Garrison started his career with...

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Police
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Three people indicted for the fentanyl overdose death of a Murfreesboro man and other drug charges

FENTANYL ARRESTS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 9, 2021) A Rutherford County Grand Jury has indicted two men and a woman for murder and other fentanyl related charges surrounding the April 2021 death of a Murfreesboro man. 

Walter “To...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Murfreesboro PD arrest bank robber minutes after the robbery

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 6, 2021) A detailed description from bank tellers and witnesses, helped Murfreesboro Police Department officers arrest a bank robber minutes after he robbed the Pinnacle Bank on Monday, Dec. 6.

Officers re...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Four residents escape injury after home riddled with bullets, police searching for shooter(s)

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 6, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives are searching for the person or persons who riddled a house with bullets, endangering four people, including a three and a 12-year-old on Monday, D...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

MPD officer retiring after more than two decades

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 3, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Officer Allen Cox is retiring after more than 27 years of dedicated service. 

Cox began his employment with MPD in May 1994.  He has served i...

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Police
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Man found dead in parking garage identified, police still investigating

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 2, 2021) The man found dead in a parking garage Thursday morning in Murfreesboro has been identified as David Rowan. Rowan appears to have died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Man arrested in shooting death of ex-girlfriend

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 2, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives have arrested a Murfreesboro man for the shooting death of his former girlfriend on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Myron Jenkins, 26,...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Two businesses broken into after burglar smashes glass door; police searching for burglar

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (November 23, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department investigators are searching for the individual who shattered a glass door and broke into two businesses, stealing several hundreds of dollars in cash on Monday, Nov. 22.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Seasoned Murfreesboro police officer retires after more 20 years with the department

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (November 19, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Officer Stan Meeks has retired after more than 20 years of dedicated service to the residents of the City of Murfreesboro.

 

Meeks began his employment with MP...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

18-year-old female shot at a weekend party; police looking for shooter

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (November 8, 2021) Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are searching for the person who fired shots into a vehicle injuring a woman as she and her friends were trying to leave a party after a fight.  The shoo...

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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

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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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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

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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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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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Posted on: September 10, 2021

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