Dekalb County Newswire

Dekalb County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Dekalb County, AL.

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  1. Young Racing Prodigies Make Noise at Fort Payne Motor SpeedwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Fyffe, Ala. Racing fans in Dekalb County know all about J.T. and Sam Seawright. Not only are the two brothers a force to be reckoned with on the track, but they're the youngest racers at Fort Payne Motor Speedway.

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  2. The 'Bad News Bears' of Dekalb County make it to state tournamentRead the original story

    Monday | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    A girls tournament softball team in Dekalb County turned heads with a sassy, fun picture of the team carrying baseball bats, and wearing tutus. The Jammers are self-proclaimed as modern-day "bad news bears."

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  3. Preliminary hearing to be held in DeKalb County meth slaying, kidnappingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Alabama Live

    A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today for a Fort Payne man accused of killing his housemate during a meth-fueled argument in April. Douglas Steven Minor, 33, is scheduled to go before DeKalb County District Judge Steven L. Whitmire at 9 a.m. Minor is charged with murder, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree assault in the slaying of Bobbie Lynn Ross and a subsequent manhunt during which he allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend.

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  4. Hearing scheduled today for DeKalb County man accused of kidnapping and murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... ctim who suffered severe bruises to her face. The preliminary hearing for Minor is set to begin at 9:00 at the DeKalb County Courthouse. The judge has set Minor's bond at $500,000.

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  5. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | WALB-TV Albany

    One local couple is still stunned and can hardly believe it's true that they can share their love for each other without being discriminated against. "When you live your whole life feeling discrimination and feeling unequal, to be 60-years old and finally be validated, I'm sorry, I'm just shocked," says Pam Randolph, who was married to her long-time partner Gina Hyatte Saturday in DeKalb County.

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  6. Dekalb County Probate Court special Saturday hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | MyFoxAtlanta

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow same sex marriages has many couples running to the altar to get married. Dekalb County is ready.

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  7. DeKalb County man arrested after accidental shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Alabama Live

    Christopher Yarbrough, 25, is charged with domestic violence in a separate incident, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said. Yarbrought has not been charged in the shooting, though the investigation is ongoing.

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  8. Man in questioning after incident in DeKalb CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A man is in custody and is answering questions from deputies after an incident in the Shiloh community, just outside of Fyffe in DeKalb County.

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  9. DeKalb County constable pleads guilty to fraud charges, resigns postRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Alabama Live

    A DeKalb County constable has resigned his post after pleading guilty to charges that he defrauded several homeowners seeking repair work. Kneeley Brentison Pack, 42, of Fort Payne pleaded guilty June 10 to seven counts of home repair fraud.

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  10. Storms damaged Ken Sanders' home in Rainsville.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    People spent the day cleaning up in one neighborhood in DeKalb County after storms blew through the area leaving a mess last night. "We were being told that there was a thunderstorm in the area with heavy rain and possible small hail," said Ken Sanders, whose home was damaged when strong storms rolled through DeKalb County Wednesday night.

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  11. Preliminary hearing set for UAB student in bludgeoning death of mom in MentoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Alabama Live

    A preliminary hearing has been set in the case of a Mentone man charged with killing his mother with a baseball bat. Tyler Ryan Blansit will go before DeKalb County District Judge Steven L. Whitmire at 9 a.m. on Aug. 3. Blansit, 22, is charged with murder in the May 29 slaying of 45-year-old Sherry Ann Blansit.

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  12. Police: Manager of Burke's Outlet arrested after filing false...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Police say a store manager in DeKalb County is in jail after trying to blame a robbery on someone else. Fort Payne Police say Heather Dawn Swearengin, 33, called in an armed robbery on Sunday, June 14. She said while she was taking a deposit bag from Burke's Outlet to the bank, a man came up to her while she was stopped at a stop sign and robbed her at knife point.

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  13. DeKalb County man falls to his death at Bucks Pocket State ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Alabama Live

    ... was 35 years old. "This is a tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family members," DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement. The sheriff extended appreciation to the rescue personnel from DeKalb Ambulance ...

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  14. Fort Payne chosen for Main Street Alabama revitalization programRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Alabama Live

    Main Street Alabama hopes to bring new jobs, businesses and visitors back to Fort Payne through its downtown revitalization program. The DeKalb County city, along with Elba and Jasper, were recently selected as Designated Main Street communities.

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  15. Residents clean up downed trees, power lines after stormsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 9 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... County, an emergency manager reported that some trees fell onto houses in the northeast part of the county. In DeKalb County, another emergency manager said the storms tore the tin roof from an apartment complex about 5 miles northeast of Ider.

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  16. Handcuffed woman climbs out of DeKalb County patrol car window, escapes during drug arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | Alabama Live

    A DeKalb County woman pulled a Houdini on drug task force agents Sunday, climbing out of the window of a patrol car and fleeing the scene of her arrest. Courtney Dawn Steele's hands were handcuffed behind her back the entire time, Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement Monday.

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  17. DeKalb County man killed in early morning crash east of GuntersvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | Alabama Live

    A Crossville man was killed early Monday when his truck struck a mailbox and he was ejected from the vehicle. Wilson Andrew Eudy, 26, was driving on Martlin Gap Road, about four miles east of Guntersville, around 12:25 a.m. Monday when he lost control of his Ford pickup and struck the mailbox.

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  18. Suspect Escapes Police Car While Wearing HandcuffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | WTVC

    Authorities in DeKalb County, Alabama are on the hunt for a woman who escaped from a police car while wearing handcuffs on Sunday. Sheriff Jimmy Harris says on June 7th Drug Task Force Agents and Deputies went to a residence on County Road 696 in the McKestes area to serve a drug search warrant.

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  19. Shaw Industries to cut 160 jobs from northeast Alabama plantRead the original story

    Friday Jun 5 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Shaw Industries has announced that it is cutting 160 jobs from its plant in the northeast Alabama town of Valley Head. WHNT-TV reports that the company is the largest employer in the small DeKalb County town.

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  20. Fort Payne merchant says menu ads likely a rip-offRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... ants about the company. Meanwhile, we're forwarding the information we've gathered to the District Attorney in DeKalb County for his staff to check to see if criminal charges would be appropriate. We'll let you know.

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