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Truck driver’s friend leaves with his jeans

A woman who has been riding with an over-the-road truck driver for the past two months stole two pairs of his jeans and left a Shelbyville motel Thursday., police said,

The driver stopped in Shelbyville for a day to see doctors, returned to the motel about 6 p.m. and saw the woman and a friend walking away with her belongings. He checked the truck and discovered the jeans missing.

Jail intake

The following were charged since Thursday by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts.

•Cassie Roseanne Bowers, 38, Temple Ford Lane; violation of probation; held for Hickman County

•Timothy Dean Brawley, 49, Tullahoma; driving on revoked license (third offense), speeding; held for General Sessions Court

•Courtney Michelle Fears, 22, Mount Herman Road; theft of property; held, $1,000 bond

•Amanda Jane Flum, 41, Wesley Street; violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond

•Kenneth David Hren, 32, Depot Street; violation of probation; released on recognizance

•Sami Isamaill Ibraham, 34, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington state; harassment (two counts); released, no bond

•Robert Owen Long, 30, Coldwater, Mississippi; failure to appear; held, $50,000 bond

•Heather Michelle Martin, 30, Evans Street; failure to appear; held, $1,000 bond

•Heather Nicole Minor, 38, Carter Street; public intoxication; released, $1,000 bond

•Shirley Kay Rodriguez, 57, Ridgeway Avenue; violation of probation; released, $1,000 bond

•Paul Carlton Woodstock, 41, Carter Street; capias, failure to appear, bondsman surrender; held, $4,500 bond


Articulated Dump Truck operator in Bedford

Articulated Dump Truck operator in Bedford

  • Salary: £14 – £15 per hour
  • Type: Full Time
  • Region: UK – East
  • Town/City: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 02/08/2017
  • Listed in: Plant operators
  • Reference: JCADTBED_1501683878

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Barker Ross are looking to take on Dumptruck operators in Bedford, on going work, competitive rates and long hours. The suitable candidate will hold a valid CPCS or NPORS Qualification and have experience operating dump trucks. If free call Jesse on 07718677033.


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Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.


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‘Houghton Regis High Street zebra crossings are dangerous’

A worried Houghton Regis parent claims that the new ‘Bedford Square’ zebra crossings are unsafe, as he and his son have nearly been hit a number of times.

Kevin Ratcliffe, of Houghton Regis, is concerned about zebra crossings by two High Street roundabouts that are located either side of the top of King Street (near Morrisons).

The frustrated father argues that the zebra crossings are too close to the roundabout entrance and exits, making them dangerous.

Kevin said: “Cars deliberately ignore the zebra crossings and speed across or they don’t see them and drive over by mistake.

“It is dangerous for children, and many elderly residents live in the area – I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody gets hurt or killed!

“Also, when sitting behind a lorry, cars do not see the zebra crossing, as the lorry covers it. Then when lorry moves cars drive straight over the crossing, unaware of it.

“We need CCTV cameras or traffic lights.”

A Central Bedfordshire Council spokeswoman, said: “This layout was designed to highway standards. When the roads are designed, crossing points are put at places where pedestrians want to go across the road, and this is often found to be in proximity to roundabouts.

“However, following public feedback, a Road Safety Audit process was followed and a full review is being carried out. In the meantime, some remedial measures to markings have already been made to help address residents’ concerns.

“We have considered traffic lights but our assessment is that it would cause more traffic congestion than the current arrangements of zebra crossings.

“The number of HGV vehicles using this route will become less when the forthcoming weight ban is implemented, as they will be using the new A5-M1 and Woodside link roads instead, and this will also help alleviate some of the resident’s concerns about lorries obscuring the zebra crossing routes.”