Tag "FBI"

PHOTO: (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: During the week of May 7, 2018, DeKalb County investigators started looking into a possible sexual abuse case involving children under the age

By Staff Reports PHENIX CITY, Ala. — Minor girls across the Southeast have received around 50 suspicious packages from a possible predator. Packages have arrived at houses in Virginia, South Carolina, and two in Alabama so far.  The packages are

PHOTO: Photo of Charles Mark McCormack (54, originally of Muscle Shoals, Alabama), who was sentenced to 10 years in prison today after confessing to producing child porn.   By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — A former Walker

PHOTO: Anthony Brett Kessler (19 of LeHigh Acres, Florida) was arrested for making a terroristic threat to conduct a shooting at Fort Payne High School. (Lee County Sheriff’s Office) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — After an investigation

PHOTO: Mugshot of Brian David Boersma (48 of Decatur) after his October 2017 arrest. By Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Decatur man pleaded guilty today in federal court to kidnapping and child sex-trafficking charges as part of a detailed

  PHOTO: Aziz Ihab Sayyed (23 of Huntsville) plead guilty to a charge of attempting to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization. (Huntsville Police Department) By Staff Reports  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Earlier this week, federal prosecutors

PHOTO: Zachary Loy Whitworth (43 of Attalla) was arrested last Thursday on Child Pornography charges after he admitted to looking at it on his cell phone. (Etowah County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports ATTALLA, Ala. — According to the Etowah

PHOTO: Today, a Federal Judge sentenced Jennifer Flynn Cataldo, 37 of Sterrett, Alabama to 25 months for operating a fraudulent GoFundMe.com page in which she claimed to have cancer. Cataldo used part of the proceeds to buy between 30 to 40

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Our elected officials from the federal to state level had strong words for President Obama’s action on firearms announced earlier this week. On Tuesday, Obama held a press conference at the White House and outlined his