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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Orvetta Angelic Patterson) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Monday night, a blaze broke out in a vacant building in downtown Fort Payne. Firefighters responded immediately to put out the fire that could have

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On June 30th, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a possible murder that happened approximately 2 months ago. When Deputies went to a residence on Road

(File Photo) By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith: On 3 May 2018 I received complaints that a new phone scam was occurring in the Rainsville area. The victims have received phone calls from

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

Man Arrested for Rape

PHOTO: Junior Pascual Pedro, 20 of Kilpatrick, came into sexual contact with two female juveniles in the past three months. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On April 11th, the DeKalb County

PHOTO: (Left to Right) Jeffery Alan Sparks (43 of Henagar), Robbie Lenn Gunter (46 of Henagar), Jeffery Elbert Townsel (55 of Fort Payne), and Karen Michelle Combs (44 of Pisgah) were all arrested after a search warrant was executed on

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 County

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: Thomas E. Johns, 53, and James M. Johns, 58, both of Leesburg, are accused of financial exploitation of an elderly person. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports CENTRE, Ala. — According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office: Cherokee County Sheriff’s

PHOTO: Kari D. Thomas and Nicholas L. Ryals were arrested after an investigation revealed that they had used methamphetamine while the children were at home. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports CENTRE, Ala. — According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver: