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Home fire stopped in 5 minutes

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Firefighters contained a fire in just over five minutes on Feb. 17, saving a home in the 6000 block of Almond Creek Cove in the Waverly Farms subdivision.Just after 9 .m., dispatchers with the Shelby County Fire Department started three engine companies from the Shelby County Fire Department and one from Millington Fire to the […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Feb. 17-23, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department reported the following activities for Feb. 17-23: Beagle Run Lane: A citizen contacted an officer on patrol around 10:40 a.m. on Feb. 17 to report a basketball goal theft from his home at Beagle Run Lane. The goal was taken between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Feb. 16. French Broad: […]

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Shelby County Fire names interim chief and deputy chief

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Dale H. Burress has been named interim fire chief of the Shelby County Fire Department. He was appointed by Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr., after the recent retirement of Shelby County Fire Chief Clarence Cash Jr., who served as fire chief September 2004 – January 2014. Burress has worked at the Shelby […]

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Fire and exploding ammo ravage Tracy Road home Feb. 15

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Staff Reports At just past midnight early Sunday morning, multiple engine companies from throughout north Shelby and south Tipton County raced to a house fire on the 10000 block of Tracy Road on the Shelby/Tipton county line. About a fourth of the approximately 1,200-square-foot home was ablaze when the first firefighters arrived. The section burning […]

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Shelby County home destroyed in Feb. 14 blaze

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Shelby County, Tenn. — An enormous fire of unknown origin destroyed an unoccupied home on Billy Bryant Road early on Valentine’s Day, but three fire departments responded and kept the blaze from spreading to nearby property and structures. Multiple callers rang Shelby County Fire dispatchers just after 6 a.m. to report a possible institutional fire, a possible […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Feb. 20, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department reported 94 arrests for the period of Feb. 10-16, including misdemeanors and traffic arrests. All arrestees are innocent until proven guilty. Arrests are public information. (Click picture to enlarge.) The Bartlett Police Department reported the following activities for Feb. 10-16, 2014: Feb. 10 Oak Trace Cove: Responded to Oak Trace Cove […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Feb. 13, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department reported the following activities for Feb. 3-9, 2014: Feb. 3 ♦ Officers responded to a Serra Chevy on the 7800 block of Highway 64 regarding an auto burglary. Officers spoke to the complainant who stated that an unknown person vandalized and removed the wheels and tires from a new vehicle for sale […]

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Bolton teacher arrested, charged with statutory rape

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A Bolton High School coach was arrested last Thursday for having an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage student. Michael Lewis, a teacher and assistant baseball coach at Bolton, was arrested by deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and charged with aggravated statutory rape and aggravated statutory rape by an authority figure. Police reports […]

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Teen violence seminar held Jan. 29

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District Attorney General Mike Dunavant is working with law enforcement officers, school principals and guidance counselors from across the 25th Judicial District to combat school violence by identifying warning signs among teens. The efforts are part of a proactive initiative by the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference to help community leaders keep schools safe amid […]

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SCSO catches auto burglary suspect

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A suspected Arlington car burglar confessed Friday to using a stolen credit card and signing the receipt to buy a 60-inch LG television. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) got a tip on Jan. 31 that Jonathan Hill was the suspect who broke a vehicle’s passenger side window two days earlier and stole the victim’s […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department reported the following activities for the period of Jan. 27-Feb. 2: Keeshond Cove: Responded to burglary complaint on Keeshond Cove on Jan. 28. The victim said someone entered his open garage and then his home between noon and 2:28 p.m. that day. The suspect opened several drawers, the door to the […]

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SCSO arrests youth in DQ robberies

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 17-year-old in connection with armed robberies on Jan. 13-14 at the Dairy Queen restaurant on the 2400 block of Hacks Cross. Two victims said they were ordering food in the drive-thru lane, and a black man approached them, wearing dark clothes and a ski mask and carrying […]

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