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PHOTO: After devastating tornadoes ravaged the university, the Northeast corner of Alabama is uniting to help rebuild this college town. (All photos courtesy of DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Marla Jones, Reporter JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — After a set of devastating storms on Monday

PHOTO: Horton, Brown, and Beasley were all arrested over the weekend at traffic stops.  By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. —According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On March 3rd DeKalb County Deputies and State Troopers conducted a traffic stop at the

PHOTO: The 1999 shooting at Columbine High School made law enforcement agencies across the country rethink their tactics during active shooter situations. The reaction of officers on the scene in Florida earlier this month indicates that these lessons were not instilled

PHOTO: Bradley DaKota Bell (far left) and Jennifer Lawson (middle left) were charged on Thursday in connection to a kidnapping and assault in Ider. Deputies also found a stolen vehicle during the investigation. Billy Helton (middle right) and Hannah Kessler (far

PHOTO: 42 year-old Brett Littlejohn (42 of Cedar Bluff) was shot by a Cherokee County Deputy yesterday while attempting to flee arrest on Highway 273. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports  LEESBURG, Ala. — According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office,

PHOTO: Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver and deputies with Naloxone; an antidote to be used if first responders encounter a life-threatening dose of opioids. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s will also soon be getting the antidote. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports 

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — UPDATE: A memorial service for Deputy Matthews will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, November 2 at Wilson Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 12 pm to

PHOTO: Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver announces bid for re-election. (Jeff Shaver for Cherokee County Sheriff) By Staff Reports CENTRE, Ala. — Early today, Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver released the following statement in regards to his bid for re-election: Cherokee

PHOTO: Jason Lee Loudermilk, 31 of Sylvania, was arrested yesterday regarding the 2015 murder of Kenneth Dewayne Shaw. Loudermilk is the third person arrested regarding the case since it occurred. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala.

PHOTO: (Left to Right) Pedro Pasqual Andres, Pedro G Andres, and Michael Pedro Andres, all of Boaz, were arrested on drug and weapons charges. (Boaz Police Department) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday, (August 22) the DeKalb