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Brandon Bostian cleared of criminal charges in fatal Amtrak crash

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Brandon Bostian, a former Bartlett resident and the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak train crash, has had his criminal charges dismissed. On Tuesday, Philadelphia Municipal Judge Thomas Gehret dismissed the charges and cited a lack of evidence at a preliminary hearing for Bostian. He said he believes the crash was more likely an accident […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Sept. 14, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of Sept. 4-10. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of Aug. 28-Sept. 3. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated […]

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Millington woman dies in I-40 accident

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ARLINGTON — A four-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 Thursday killed one Millington woman, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Blessing Asemota, 63, of Millington died in the accident between two passenger vehicles and two tractor-trailers. All people involved in the accident were wearing seatbelts, and the three other drivers and one passenger were not injured. The […]

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Student’s knife at a Bartlett school was a simple mistake

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Local speculations about how a Bartlett student brought a knife to school on Aug. 31 have sounded much more alarming than the truth, according to school officials. Bartlett City Schools’ Communications Coordinator Jason Sykes explained what happened at Bon Lin Middle School: A female student brought a steak lunch from home, so she also packed […]

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Bartlett woman charged with Walmart arson

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MEMPHIS — A Bartlett woman accused of setting fire to a rack of clothes in a store last Thursday has been charged with aggravated arson and released after posting a $50,000 bond. The fire happened around 7 a.m. Aug. 24 in the Walmart store at 3950 Austin Peay, in the Raleigh area. If found guilty, she […]

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Prepare for Hurricane Harvey remnants

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Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast late last Friday as the first Category 4 major hurricane to hit the United States in 12 years. “The Mid-South will likely be affected by this powerful storm,” said Dale Lane, Director Shelby County Office of Preparedness. “The National Weather Service in Memphis predicts a significant heavy rainfall […]

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Planning for severe stormy weather

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No matter where you live, severe weather can strike, often without warning. Now is the time to plan and prepare for powerful storms so you can keep your family safe. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) offers this advice to make your home safer for future storms: Be ready for a fire. Home fires often happen during […]

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Flipped car in Bartlett sends 1 woman to hospital

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Citizens who passed by a dramatic two-car crash in Bartlett on Aug. 10 can now learn about the details. A car flipped on Bartlett Boulevard at Venson Drive sending one woman to the hospital and sending the other driver home with a ticket but without injury. On Monday, the Bartlett Police Department released details: The […]

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Teen drivers, parents encouraged to get smart about auto insurance

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With the back-to-school season underway, many teen drivers are taking the wheel and driving themselves to class for the first time. Before handing over the keys, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) encourages parents to do their homework on auto insurance and talk to their teens about the importance of responsible driving. “It’s […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Aug. 7-13, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of Aug. 7-13. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for […]

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Volunteers sought for mass casualty exercise in Shelby County

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If there’s a little drama in you, Shelby County needs your acting skills. A mass casualty exercise on Oct. 11 needs volunteers to role play patients experiencing illness or injuries. The event is practice for a large-scale disaster and mass medical surge. Partners include the Shelby County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, Agricenter […]

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