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Eviction uncovers filthy living conditions for 2 Bartlett children, 4 adults

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A Bartlett household faces charges of aggravated child neglect after officials found dead cats, fecal matter, urine and piles of trash littering the home. Around 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 22, a Shelby County process server went to that home on the 3000 block of Mary Elizabeth Road to serve an eviction notice. Making his way […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Sept. 11-17, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of Sept. 11-17. 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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Memphis woman pulls gun on school bus near Bartlett

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A Memphis woman who reportedly slapped a Durham bus driver and pulled a gun on him landed in Shelby County Jail last week. She now faces 10 felony counts. According to the affidavit, the driver, Donald Hutchinson, stopped at Richbrook Drive and Walden Ridge Drive near Bartlett around 4 p.m. Sept. 12. Memphis Police detectives […]

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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 man dies in I-40 accident

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[Editor’s note: This story reflects a correction we published on Sept. 28; the original story referred to Mr. Asemota by the wrong gender. We regret the error and extend our condolences to the Asemota family.] ARLINGTON — A four-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 Thursday killed one Millington man, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Blessing Asemota, […]

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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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