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NTSB updates news on Amtrak derailment

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Editor’s note: The engineer driving Amtrak Train 188, Brandon Bostian, attended school in Bartlett and is originally from Memphis. WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of its ongoing investigation into the May 12 derailment of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia, the NTSB provided the following update on May 20: NTSB investigators have completed most of their […]

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Friends stand up for Amtrak engineer as trustworthy

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Enthusiastic, sincere, a little nerdy, a lover of puns and corny humor, and someone you can trust — these are all phrases that friends use to describe Brandon Bostian. Bostian, 32, is originally from Memphis, graduated from Bartlett High School in 2001 and pursued his passion as a brakeman in college. He hired on with […]

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Jones convicted again in 2003 Bartlett slayings

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MEMPHIS — A 51-year-old Florida man was convicted Saturday, May 16, for a second time in the 2003 slayings of an elderly Bartlett couple, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich has announced. A Criminal Court jury convicted Henry Lee Jones on two counts of first-degree murder and then sentenced him to death for killing […]

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Bartlett area sees major accidents, shooting

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A spate of shocking and tragic accidents and crimes have kept law enforcement busy in the Bartlett area over the past week. The incidents include a non-fatal shooting on I-40, a pedestrian killed on the same interstate, and a motorcyclist who hit a Bartlett curb and broke many bones. I-40 death Cars hits an elderly […]

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‘Click It or Ticket’ to keep drivers safer

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The Bartlett Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to step up seat belt enforcement from May 18 to May 31, before one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Tennessee reached its highest seat belt usage percentage last year at 87.71 percent. However, Tennessee is still considered a “low […]

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Bartlett Police reports for May 8-15, 2015

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Underaged purchases of alcohol and tobacco and multiple thefts were among the incidents the Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled from May 8 through May 15. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief summaries of detailed […]

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Assaults, thefts, meth show up among Lakeland’s April crimes

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Thefts, domestic violence and an unexplained bottle of meth are among the incidents the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) handled in Lakeland during the first half of April. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief summaries […]

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Bartlett Police reports for May 6-10, 2015

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Vandalism, thefts and burglaries are among the incidents the Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled from May 6 through May 10. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief summaries of detailed BPD reports. May 6 Santa […]

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Donations needed for Bartlett Crimestoppers

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One phone call could put up to $1,000 in the pocket of an alert citizen. Bartlett Crimstoppers is a program publicized by the media, fueled by the public’s knowledge, and used by police in their fight against crime. Participants can reap cash rewards for anonymous tips leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects. The […]

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May 14 program to educate on preventing sexual assault

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — “You Have the Power,” a Tennessee victim advocacy group, will hold a free “lunch and learn” on sexual assault prevention presentation at the Urban Child Institute (600 Jefferson Ave # 200, Memphis) on May 14. The event will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided courtesy of the […]

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