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Two shooting victims were rushed to Vanderbilt Hospital with critical injuries after a shooting off South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro early Sunday morning, according to a release by WSMV. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. at the University Gables apartments, Public Information Officer Kyle Evans for the Murfreesboro Police Department told WSMV. Police have no suspects …

Rutherford County Sheriff responded to an altercation between a student and football coach at Riverdale High School Tuesday morning, according to an RSCO incident report. The student, 17, was reported to have gone by Coach Ron Aydelott’s office to drop off a physical. According to the report, words were exchanged and the student left the …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a call in reference to a shooting at the Altitude Apartments on Bradyville Pike Tuesday night. One suspect, identified as Brandon Dukes, was arrested on the scene. Dukes, 31, matched the physical description given by witnesses and originally lied to the officer about his identity, according to the incident report. Further …

Murfreesboro Police responded to an aggravated robbery call off of Kings Highway on Friday evening around 9 p.m. According to the incident report, an officer arrived on scene after a 25 year-old woman reported that a man had tried to bust her car window before leaning in the car and saying, “give me the money.” …

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation regarding the Rutherford County Jail’s involvement with the company JailCigs, according to a release by News Channel 5. Arnold has been facing scrutiny recently after the Rutherford County Jail had been selling electronic cigarettes [e-cigs] to inmates. The e-cigs were being exclusively …

Middle Tennessee State University Freshman George Davon Kennedy was arrested by the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia as a suspect in an assault in Panama City Beach, Florida in March. Kennedy is one of three suspects in an assault that took place on a crowded beach in daylight between March 10-12. According to an announcement …