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Posted on: September 21, 2021

City launches website for public to report odors or gas

Odor Management Website

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...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

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

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The 2021 Fall Leaf Collection season begins October 1 and continues through December 31, 2021.   During this peak season, Oct. 1-Jan. 31, loose leaves can be piled curbside free of charge. Residents can start making plans for raking leaves and sp...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

City Engineer Michele Emerson talks ‘Speed Cushions’ on “The Insider”

Speed Cushions With City Engineer  Michele Emerson

Effectively Slowing down traffic in pedestrian-sensitive areas is a growing concern of some Murfreesboro neighborhoods. City Engineer Michele Emerson discusses the Speed Cushion Pilot Program on the latest edition of “The Insider.&r...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

MTSU News: MTSU makes Princeton Review's best colleges list for third straight year

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Middle Tennessee State University returned to The Princeton Review’s annual list of the nation’s best colleges for a third consecutive year.

 

MTSU remains the only locally governed institution in Tennessee recognized by the pub...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

2021 Greenway Art Festival changed to Virtual Event

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Please visit the artists’ booths online at https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18726/2021-Greenway-Art-Festival-Guide.

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope that the community will enjoy the virtual festival.

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Sept. 18 Street Renaming Ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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City of Murfreesboro administrators and elected officers will gather to celebrate the unveiling of new street signage for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The street renaming and dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Patterson Park...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Greenway Art Festival, Cultural Arts featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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Leaves begin to turn color, cooler temperatures arrive, and the Greenway Art Festival returns to Old Fort Park for its 17th year.  The annual arts festival and Murfreesboro Cultural Arts are featured on “The Insider,”...

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

MTSU News: University celebrates School of Concrete and Construction with topping-out ceremony

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Workers with Hoar Construction continue making tremendous progress on the $40.1 million MTSU School of Concrete and Construction Management Building on the southwest side of campus.

 

University and construction officials converged on the site Tues...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Discovery and Overall Creek Receive Reward School Status

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Discovery School and Overall Creek Elementary received the designation of Tennessee Reward Schools with Erma Siegel Elementary missing the designation by mere fractions of a point. Reward status is the top distinction a school can earn in Tenness...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

September ‘In the City’ features sidewalk construction for soon-to-be named Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.

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A multi-million-dollar sidewalk construction project is underway on Mercury Blvd., soon to be named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., near Patterson Park Community Center. The latest edition of “In the City” is currently airing on YouT...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Golf Department Director Trey Adams featured on “The Insider” Podcast

Topic Golf Guest Trey Adams

Trey Adams, Murfreesboro Golf Department Director, shares new programs to promote golf on the latest edition of “The Insider” airing Monday, Aug. 16.

 

Listen to “The Insider” at https://cityofmurfreesborotn....

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Murfreesboro celebrates opening of BlueCross healthy place at Barfield Crescent Park

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Representatives of the City of Murfreesboro and the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation gathered Friday, July 30 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the BlueCross Healthy Place at Barfield Crescent Park.

The City of Mur...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Tourism News: Tennessee Tourism Outperformed the Nation in 2020 with $16.8 Billion in Spending

2020 Economic Impact

Tennessee tourism generated $16.8 billion in domestic and international travel spending in 2020, a 31.6 percent decline from the previous year according to newly-released economic impact data from U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics. Travel in T...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor recognizes MPD officers Fiddler, Fugate, and Hanson with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Police Officers Justin Fugate, Casey Fiddler, and Seth Hanson were honored July 29, 2021, as STARS award recipients for saving a child’s life.

Mayor Shane McFarland recognized the officers before the regular City Council mee...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Murfreesboro City Schools featured on “The Insider” Podcast

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Trey Duke, Murfreesboro City Schools Director, shares priorities and leadership goals for the new school year on the latest edition of “The Insider.”

 

Dr. Trey Duke joined MCS in 2019 to coordinate the opening of Salem Elementary and to serve as P...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue earns simultaneous CFAI accreditation and ISO Class 1 rating

CITY OF MURFREESBORO CFAI

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 (ISO) Class 1 rating. MFRD earned ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Exterior demolition begins on historic downtown block for mixed use

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TRC Construction Services began exterior demolition work on some structures at 123 E. College beginning Friday, July 16, 2021, as initial preparation phases for construction of a highly anticipated mixed-use development gets underway. The One East College...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee Electric partner in downtown streetlight project

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The City of Murfreesboro, in partnership with Middle Tennessee Electric, initiated a decorative streetlight bulb replacement project in downtown Murfreesboro that will result in energy cost savings. The LED streetlight project is tentatively sche...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

City adds 70 acres to southern border of Barfield Crescent Park

Drone Photo of Oakwood Farm

Through a Federal parkland conversion process, the City of Murfreesboro has closed on the purchase of the 70-acre Oakwood Farm located on the southern border of Barfield Crescent Park.  

 

“We are delighted to announce the expans...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford featured on “The Insider” Podcast

1 The Insider with Gordon Ferguson, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford

Gordon Ferguson, president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,’ the City’s official podcast. Ferguson has been a fixture in healthcare leadership in Rutherford Coun...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

The Center for the Arts Reopens; announces 2021-22 season line-up

Season Poster 2022

The Center for the Arts' doors will once again be open for audiences as they just announced their 2021-22 season line-up, along with a special pre-season show scheduled for August. 

"We're back!, says Executive Director Pati...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

City of Murfreesboro objects to State’s review of new construction proposed at landfill

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland has notified officials at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) that the City objects to the State’s review ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Revised Solid Waste Ordinance reflects current best practices

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The City Council is anticipated to approve a revised Solid Waste Ordinance prior to adopting the City’s FY 22 budget to reflect current solid waste best practices, including the bagging of grass clippings and fees for curbside collection of bulk...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

City Council finalizes selection of Jennifer Brown as new City Recorder/Treasurer/Finance Director

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The Murfreesboro City Council has selected Jennifer Brown, who has served as assistant finance director, as the new City Recorder/Treasurer. In this appointed position, Brown will serve as the Finance Director, replacing Melissa Wright who is retiring eff...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Council approves FY22 Budget, emerging from pandemic in “excellent financial condition”

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The Murfreesboro City Council Wednesday (June 9) approved the City’s $208.4 million proposed FY22 General Fund Budget on second reading following a special Budget Review meeting and public hearing May 20, 2021. 

 

“We c...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Murfreesboro Cultural Arts announces 2021 Laureates

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The City of Murfreesboro Cultural Arts announced the 2021 recipients of the Murfreesboro laureate honor today.  Dancer laureate Meg Brooker and Actor laureate Cameron L. Mitchell join Poet laureate Amie Whittemore after being selected from a tale...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

MFRD prepares for potential flooding as aftermath of Ida approaches

MFRD Patch

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (August 30, 2021) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is asking residents to do their part to help prevent flooding and keep safety in mind as the aftermath of Ida approaches the area.  The storm is expected ...

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Location app helps save two teens lost in park

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – The what3words location app helped to find two teenage girls lost in Barfield Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. The girls spent an hour after nightfall trying to get back to their vehicle using Google maps but were unable....

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue creates shift training safety officer positions; announces promotions

MFRD PROMOTION AUG 2021

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (August 3, 2021) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Chief Mark Foulks has announced the promotions of three employees to newly created shift training/safety officer paramedic positions.  

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Fire & Rescue
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Two Murfreesboro fires suspicious in nature

Huntington Drive Fire

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Two fires in Murfreesboro last month may have been set by arsonists, according to fire marshal office investigators.

  

The fires started days apart, one at 1411 Huntington Drive early Sunday mornin...

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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

CITY OF MURFREESBORO CFAI

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

Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs

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: July 27, 2021

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MFRD Job Vacancy

CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTERDESCRIPTION

The application period for Firefighter will remain open yearly.  Applications will be assessed quarterly to establish an eligible candidate pool.  Once applications are vetted, approved applicants will rec...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Odor Reporting Portal - Middle Point Landfill

Odor Reporting Portal

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

Odor Reporting Portal

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Street Renaming Ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Mercury Blvd Renaming

City of Murfreesboro administrators and elected officers gathered to celebrate the unveiling of new street signage for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
The street renaming and dedication ceremony took place Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Patterson ...
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Posted on: September 23, 2021

'Imagine A Day Without Water’ High School Artwork Contest Is Underway

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The Murfreesboro Water Resources Department Community Affairs team (MWRDCA) is getting students excited about the value of water for a second year with the “Imagine A Day Without Water” High School Artwork Contest. The contest is an effort to encourage hi...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Discovery and Overall Creek Receive Reward School Status

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Discovery School and Overall Creek Elementary received the designation of Tennessee Reward Schools with Erma Siegel Elementary missing the designation by mere fractions of a point. Reward status is the top distinction a school can earn in Tennessee.

The an...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Remembering 9/11

Watch the 20th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony held in Murfreesboro on Sept. 10.

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

History of Place webpage to enlighten newcomers and residents of prominent community names

History of Place

The City of Murfreesboro is proud to provide an on-going webpage project to inform the community of prominent figures behind the names of parks, roads, bridges, and memorials. While many residents may be familiar that the Doug Young Public Safety Training...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Mayor Shane McFarland COVID-19 Briefing Aug. 30

Mayor Briefing

Mayor Shane McFarland held a televised briefing Monday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. on Social Media and Murfreesboro CityTV regarding COVID-19.

 

The televised briefing were carried live on CityTV.  CityTV can be viewed on Comcast Xfinity channel 3...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City of Murfreesboro’s Financial Transparency

Financial Transparancy

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: July 31, 2021

BlueCross Healthy Place Ribbon Cutting

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Murfreesboro Celebrates Opening of BlueCross Healthy Place at Barfield Crescent Park

Representatives of the City of Murfreesboro and the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation recently gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand ope...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Three people injured in crash after a possible road rage incident

Road Rage Crash

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (September 24, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department officers are investigating a possible road rage incident involving a motorcycle rider and the driver of an SUV on Friday, Sept. 24. The SUV flipped after it crashed into a...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Wanted Texas fugitive arrested in Murfreesboro

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (September 15, 2021) – A Texas man wanted on a fugitive from justice warrant, for removing an ankle monitor and jumping bail, is arrested in Murfreesboro after briefly refusing to come out of a home on Sept. 14.

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Police in search of damaged black Mercedes involved in a hit-and-run crash that caused power outage

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (September 3, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department officers are searching for the driver of a black Mercedes that was involved in a hit-and-run crash. The crash caused a power outage to thousands of residents and businesses...

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Posted on: August 28, 2021

More than $350K in vehicles stolen or damaged at Murfreesboro dealership

SELF INFLICTED SHOOTING (1)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – More than $350,000 in vehicles were stolen or damaged after someone cut the wires to the alarm system and forced their way into Beamon Dodge Dealership stealing five cars from the showroom floor on Friday, Aug. 27....

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Police urging motorcyclists to ride safely after fatal crash; speeding may have played a factor

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) investigators urge motorcyclists to ride with care after a fatal crash on Monday, Aug. 23. Excessive speed may have contributed to the wreck.

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Man sought after robbing Murfreesboro bank at gunpoint

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are looking for the man who robbed a bank at gunpoint on Thursday, Aug. 12.

Police responded to the Fifth Third Bank, 2927 S. Rutherford Blvd. for a hold-up alarm around 10:46 a.m.

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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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Police
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Location app helps save two teens lost in park

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – The what3words location app helped to find two teenage girls lost in Barfield Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. The girls spent an hour after nightfall trying to get back to their vehicle using Google maps but were unable....

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Police
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Active warrants for suspect in 2019 Halls Hill Pike homicide

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations detectives have obtained warrants, including one for second-degree murder for a suspect in the 2019 homicide of 21-year-old Marquis Turner of Illinois.&a...

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Posted on: July 25, 2021

Man takes own life after firing at officers

SELF INFLICTED SHOOTING

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A man took his own life after shooting at officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday night, July 24. 

 

The incident happened at a duplex in the 1500 block of Old Lascassas Pike about 10:40 p...

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Police
Posted on: July 16, 2021

MPD promotes three to Lieutenant, honors 20-year and 30-year employees, K9 retirement

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen announces the promotion of three (3) sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant, acknowledges several long-time employees and celebrates the retirement of a police K9 at a ce...

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Police
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Man suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound following attempted auto burglary and pursuit

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Murfreesboro man in an attempted auto burglary shot himself inside a stolen car after leading police on a pursuit Friday, July 9. 

Officers and medical personnel began treating the 19-year-old before taki...

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Police
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Police seeking identity of fraud suspect who claimed bottles of vitamins contained ants

Vitamins Fraud Suspect

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) fraud detectives are trying to identify the woman who fraudulently returned several bottles of vitamins to Sprouts Farmers Market; alleging each one had ants in them.

 

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Police
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Second woman arrested for stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise from local businesses

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  A second woman has been arrested accused of stuffing bags full of thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen items at JCPenney at Stones River Town Centre but dropped the keys to the getaway vehicle and couldn’t leave on Saturda...

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Police
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Officer applies tourniquet to control bleeding of shooting victim; police searching for the shooter

Possible Get-Away Van

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Quick thinking by a Murfreesboro Police Department officer may have helped save the life of a shooting victim on Sunday, June 13.   

The officer applied a tourniquet around the arm of the 35-year-old shooti...

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Police
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Behind The Badge June 2021

BTB June 2021

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Unit detectives are offering human and sex trafficking training for barbers, hair stylists and nail salon workers.  The latest episode of ‘Behind The ...

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Police
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Murfreesboro police announces new interactive webpage

NEW POLICE WEBPAGE

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new and enhanced webpage.  The webpage features a modern design, easy to use navigation, and offers tools to make it easi...

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Police
Posted on: August 5, 2020

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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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Posted on: September 15, 2021

'Imagine A Day Without Water’ High School Artwork Contest 2021 kicks off

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. --- The Murfreesboro Water Resources Department Community Affairs team (MWRDCA) is getting students excited about the value of water for a second year with the “Imagine A Day Without Water” High School Artwork Contest. The contest is a...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

2020 Annual Water Quality Report

2020 AWQR Cover (News Blast Dimensions)

The 2020 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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