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AHS student falls to his death

A 16-year-old Arlington High School sophomore jumped to his death off the Davies Plantation overpass onto I-40 around 6 p.m. Monday night. Although the student’s name has been discussed on social media, officials had not released the student’s name as of press time. More than 200 AHS students met 35 minutes before class Tuesday to […]

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Shelby Fire gets translation tool

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The Shelby County Fire Department has a new tool to overcome language barriers during emergencies. The department now has ELSA, a handsfree device for first responders. When a firefighter presses the button, the call connects through RTT Network Operating Center to a bilingual interpreter within seconds. Each year, emergency responders everywhere encounter more and more […]

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MLGW suspects truck leak in gas scare

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MEMPHIS — Mid-South residents began lighting up the emergency line at Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) on Friday about a gas-like odor in their areas. The utility released a statement reassuring Shelby County residents that no gas leaks were found at any of MLGW’s gas gate stations or anywhere else in the system. Technicians […]

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Arlington sees thefts, scuffles, vandalism in January

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Arlington saw a range of criminal activities during January, from a sisterly spat about a father’s favoritism to identity theft, stolen firearms, marijuana possession, two choking incidents and a death threat. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department (SCSO) reported the following incidents in Arlington for January 2015. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent […]

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6 Bartlett police officers earn promotions

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The Bartlett Police Department recently announced the promotions of the following officers: Capt. Paul Phillips was hired as a patrolman on May 1, 1995. He served in patrol and traffic as a traffic reconstructionist. He was promoted to detective April 1, 2000, and then to lieutenant April 1, 2007. He has now been promoted to the rank […]

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Shelby County drug task force wins 2014 national award

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Memphis, Tenn. — White House Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli has awarded the Shelby County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA) Task Force the 2014 national award for Outstanding Prescription Drug Investigative Effort. The award was announced by Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee; and Brian Chambers, […]

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Drivers unscathed in fiery 5-car crash

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A five-car wreck at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Stage Road on Feb.3 just missed gas pumps at the nearby Bartlett Express market. Although one car caught fire, there were no injuries. The police report said Katherine Alexis Howell, 31, was westbound on Stage Road in the left lane when she crossed the median […]

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Armed carjacking in Popeyes parking lot leaves family shaken, unhurt

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A carjacking and aggravated assault in the Popeyes parking lot in Bartlett left a Memphis family shaken on Jan. 28. Earnestine Arnold, 53, said she was in the driver’s seat of her 2013 black Nissan Murano around 11:15 p.m., waiting for her grandson, Cameron Auston, 18, to finish work at the restaurant. She was backed […]

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Violence, gun thefts, threats fill Lakeland crime report

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Lakeland saw a range of criminal activities during January, from a pregnant woman dragged around a parking lot to an ex-girlfriend kicking in a hotel window, pistols being swiped from trucks and beneath mattresses,and death threats via calls and texts. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department (SCSO) reported the following incidents in Lakeland for January 2015. […]

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Shelby Fire officer honored for youth mentoring

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Brent Perkins, public information officer for the Shelby County Fire Department, has received the 2015 Jerome Turner Award for his contributions to the Memphis and Shelby County community by mentoring 25 young adults in the department’s Explorer program. Perkins was honored at the 100 Club Dinner on Jan. 26. The 100 Club of Memphis created […]

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