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DUI driver charged in multi-vehicle crash on I-40

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A woman has been charged with DUI in a multi-vehicle crash near Lakeland last Thursday. Just before 4 a.m. Nov. 2, Angela Underwood of Mason, Tenn., took the wrong ramp for Interstate 40 at Canada Road and headed westbound into the eastbound lane, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman. She collided head-on with another […]

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U.S. 64 crash kills 1, injures 3

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LAKELAND — A two-vehicle collision on U.S. 64 left one person dead and three injured on Thursday, Oct. 26, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. It was at the intersection with Rockcreek Parkway. Tylen D. Yancey, 21, was driving the first vehicle, a 2016 Ford Mustang, and was injured in the crash. His passenger, Mario Bell […]

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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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Shooter damages THP HQ in Bartlett Sunday

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Fourteen rifle shots blasted into the Tennessee Highway Patrol Headquarters building in Bartlett Sunday night, damaging the structure but not hitting the people inside. Shots were fired around 8:55 p.m., hitting walls and the front glass and doors of the building at 6348 Summer Avenue. The Bartlett Police Department is investigating the shooting, and a […]

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Drivers ID’d in high-speed motorcycle crash

The motorcycle riders who raced across Arlington at speeds of 80 to 100 mph on April 15 and slammed into an SUV have been identified. The two injured adults are Racrius Benson, 30, of Bartlett, and Robert Booth II, 27, of Arlington. A preliminary Tennessee Highway Patrol report noted that Booth has multiple surgeries remaining […]

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Speeding motorcyclists slam into SUV after police chase

Two of three motorcyclists evading police ran a red light and crashed into an SUV Friday night on U.S. 70 in Arlington, severely injuring the two adult drivers and injuring an eight-year-old rider. The third motorcyclist was able to avoid the wreck. The incident began around 7 p.m. when the third motorcyclist sped off Old […]

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Bill would limit access to records of officers’ shootings

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A bill that requires the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate all officer-involved shootings in the state would close records of the investigation, even after the investigation is finished, unless local law enforcement and the local district attorney agree to their release. The change would affect the state’s four major cities that traditionally have done […]

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At a Glance for Aug. 20, 2015

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Sign petition and support tag for fallen officers Memorials for fallen law enforcement officers only shine briefly, but there’s a new petition circulating that will let police supporters celebrate our fallen heroes year-round. Melissa Bero of Bartlett is gathering signatures on a petition to have a fallen officer memorial license plate issued for vehicles in […]

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3-vehicle wreck Monday sends 5 to area hospitals

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Five Mid-South residents, including one who had to be airlifted, were transported to local hospitals after a dramatic three-car accident in Lakeland Monday morning. Two cars were travelling eastbound on U.S. 70, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, when a westbound 2005 Dodge Ram failed to maintain its line and struck one of the eastbound […]

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New act would help gather data on police use of deadly force

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) has reintroduced an act to help gather more complete national data about fatal encounters with police. Allegations of racial disparities, abuses and uses of excessive force are difficult to identify and unlikely to be fixed without obtaining accurate and comprehensive data, Cohen noted in a press release. “Before we […]

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99 people arrested in Shelby County ID theft bust

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested 99 people charged with felony identity theft and forgery as of Tuesday. The suspects were allegedly involved in a fraudulent check cashing conspiracy. The investigation started last December regarding checks that were cashed at various Walmart locations in the Memphis area and linked to a […]

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