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20 fire fatalities make January TN’s third-deadliest month since 2010

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NASHVILLE — The latest tally of January fire fatalities has the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urgently renewing its call that residents turn their focus to fire prevention during the high-risk winter months. Current SFMO data indicates that 15 fatal fires caused 20 fatalities in Tennessee during January 2018, making it the third-deadliest month for […]

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Bartlett, Arlington youths win with fire prevention posters

NASHVILLE — Bartlett and Arlington children were among the artists recognized by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) in its 2017 Fire Prevention Poster Contest and Fire Prevention Video Contest. The awards event was on Feb. 10 at Conservation Hall at the Tennessee Governor’s Residence in Nashville. Both statewide contests were designed to harness Tennesseans’ […]

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Consumer alert: MLGW warns of spoofed calls

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Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is once again warning commercial customers about spoof calls from scammers who are claiming to be MLGW representatives. Scammers have spoofed the number for MLGW’s Commercial Resource Center, (901) 528-4270, as well as the CRC’s voice greeting, and are leaving voice mails and/or calling unsuspecting commercial customers with threats […]

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Apply now for Youth Citizens Police Academy

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Bartlett Youth Citizens Police Academy is accepting applications from teens ages 14-16 now through May 28. The purpose of the academy is to increase the understanding of law enforcement by young citizens through education and interaction with members of the city’s police department. The academy gives youths the opportunity to learn firsthand, in an educational […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for Jan. 22-Feb. 4, 2018

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The Bartlett Police Department handled these and other incidents for the period of Jan. 22-Feb. 4. Editor’s note: This report represents the most notable incidents provided by BPD and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated […]

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No criminal charges warranted in 2017 fatal shooting of Lakeland woman

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LAKELAND — Circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a Lakeland woman last year do not support the filing of criminal charges against the two deputies who shot her, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said on Feb. 1. The case involved the March 17, 2017, shooting death of 59-year-old Nancy Jane Lewellyn, who had said […]

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Woman robbed at gunpoint in Kroger parking lot

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Law enforcement is investigating an armed robbery at Kroger in the 9000 block of Highway 64 in Lakeland. Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with victim who said she was robbed at gunpoint. According to the report, the victim was loading her groceries into her car when she was approached by a man. The man […]

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Authorities investigating attempted carjacking at Sonic

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Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a carjacking that just doesn’t make sense. It happened at the Sonic in Lakeland in midnight. The Sheriff’s Office says two brothers and two of their friends were sitting in the car when armed men stole their watches and the car. At least, that’s how the brothers described it. […]

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Youths brawl at Hollywood Cinema

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A teen brawl spilled out from the lobby of the Hollywood Cinema Movie Theater in Bartlett into the parking lot out front around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6. Bartlett police estimated that 30-50 juveniles were involved. According to the BPD report, arriving officers saw several juveniles running out of the main entrance and through […]

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Bartlett names new assistant fire chief

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Tips to keep your home safe while you travel over holidays

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Although Christmas has passed, home security experts know that the second-highest percentage of home burglaries happen during the time between Thanksgiving and New Years. According to ooma.com (a DIY home phone and security company), there are six basic inexpensive steps homeowners can take to deter and react to break-ins during holiday travels. Mind the front […]

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Vandalism estimated at $2,600 for Bartlett rental house

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Property owner John Thorne of Memphis was philosophical Tuesday about the vacant rental home that one or more vandals recently targeted on the 7000 block of Scepter Drive in Bartlett. He estimated that retail costs for repairs would be around $2,300 plus another $300 to replace a stove. But he’s a veteran property manager with […]

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