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  1. DeKalb County sheriff buys 55 handguns to outfit deputies with concealed backup weaponsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Alabama Live

    Sheriff Jimmy Harris, left, and a staff member inspect some of the new Glock 43 handguns the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office has purchased for deputies to use as concealed backup weapons. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris has made good on a promise to provide all of his certified deputies with a backup weapon to carry concealed on them while off-duty.

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  2. Convicted murderer Jack McCullough claims new witness to alibi in Sycamore cold caseRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Daily Chronicle

    Jack McCullough is escorted into the DeKalb County Courthouse by Sheriff's deputies Ray Nelson and David Rivers on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.

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  3. New series of trails in the works for Lookout MountainRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Outdoor enthusiasts could find themselves covering new ground in DeKalb County in the coming years with a series of trails across Lookout Mountain. DeKalb County tourism officials are in the middle of planning out the Lookout Mountain Gateway Trail.

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  4. DeKalb County man arrested after shooting at deputies, standoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Alabama Live

    ... to safety and took cover. They said the shooting lasted for about 30 more minutes. Deputies called in the DeKalb County Special Response Team and Fort Payne City Police to assist. They shot tear gas into the home once the shooting stopped. Deputies ...

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  5. Convicted murderer Jack McCullough claims new evidence in Sycamore cold caseRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Daily Chronicle

    SYCAMORE – Convicted child murderer Jack McCullough wants another chance to prove his innocence, claiming that his 2012 trial and subsequent appeal were tainted by prosecutors' misconduct and that a new witness will support his alibi. In a petition filed June 19 in DeKalb County Circuit Court, McCullough writes that Janice Edwards, his girlfriend at the time, would testify that she received a collect call from him at 7 p.m. from Rockford on Dec. 3, 1957, the day 7-year-old Maria Ridulph disappeared, saying that he'd be late for their date.

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  6. Geraldine Police, DeKalb County deputies involved in standoff with man who fired shots at themRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Geraldine Police and DeKalb County sheriff's deputies have been involved in a standoff with a man for several hours. Authorities say the man fired shots at a Geraldine officer and a sheriff's deputy about 4 a.m. Friday.

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  7. Fire leads investigators to active meth lab less than half a mile from Fort Payne Middle SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... Regional Hospital due to inhaling toxic fumes from the meth lab. Chief Bynum said he is thankful for the DeKalb County Drug Task Force for coming to help at the scene and collecting the rest of the evidence. Bynum said since the meth lab was ...

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  8. Call of possible house fire leads cops to Fort Payne meth labRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Alabama Live

    ... to be treated at DeKalb Regional Hospital after inhaling the toxic fumes from the meth lab, police said. The DeKalb County Drug Task Force collected the evidence at the scene and removed the remnants of the lab. The home's location less than half a ...

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  9. 2 arrested in DeKalb County after being found passed out in carRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | Alabama Live

    The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office reports that it received a call reporting a vehicle sitting in the roadway on County Road 50 in Grove Oak. When deputies checked out the call, they found William Duke, 30, of Albertville and Cortney Hillis, 25, of Oxford passed out inside.

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  10. Civil War Memorial in Sycamore celebrated with rededication ceremony SaturdayRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 16 | Daily Chronicle

    SYCAMORE – The Civil War Memorial in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St., was rededicated Saturday. The monument was erected in 1896 and dedicated in 1897 to honor the 2,391 veterans from DeKalb County who enlisted in 14 units during the Civil War.

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  11. Sycamore man charged with sexual assault to appear in courtRead the original story

    Friday Aug 7 | Daily Chronicle

    SYCAMORE – A Sycamore man charged with criminal sexual assault will appear at the DeKalb County Courthouse later this month. Police arrested Dylan P. Foster, 19, of the 1800 block of Brickville Road, Sycamore, on May 16 in connection with the sexual assault of a young woman who was not able to give knowing consent at the time, court records show.

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  12. Citizen tips lead to meth bust, stolen vehicle cases in DeKalb CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | Alabama Live

    One was a meth bust at a home on County Road 127 in Fort Payne. Harris said DeKalb County Drug Task Force and Alabama State Fire Marshals were investigating reports of suspected drug activity there.

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  13. Alabama Tourism Department Announces Fort Payne Boom Days Heritage...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... Days committee, city government, civic and volunteer organizations, the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County Tourist Association, along with many other individuals and groups at every level! What could be better to celebrate our 10th ...

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  14. 2 people rescued after becoming lost in rugged terrainRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Rescuers were able to find two people reported missing after they got lost while fishing and hiking through the High Falls area of DeKalb County. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris tells WHNT-TV that his deputies worked with Geraldine police and rescuers, as well as Grove Oak firefighters, state troopers and a helicopter to find the missing pair.

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  15. 2 rescued from DeKalb County woods after becoming lostRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Alabama Live

    DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports that his office got the call about the two being missing in High Falls. Deputies, along with Geraldine and Grove Oak rescuers and state troopers responded to the area.

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  16. Alabama man accused of impersonating officer arrestedRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... o inside his vehicle. Authorities say Combs told them he was responding to a crash and was a constable for the DeKalb County sheriff's office.

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  17. Southbound lanes of Interstate 59 closed by overturned truck in DeKalb CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Alabama Law Enforcement Agents confirm the southbound lanes of Interstate 59 are closed right now because of an overturned truck. The wreck happened near Exit 218, which is the exit to Fort Payne. 1 comment

  18. DeKalb County Schools launch initiative allowing students to bring own devices to classRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The DeKalb County School System is hosting the first of many meetings Tuesday night for parents to learn about an initiative that allows students to bring their own digital devices to class. It's called Connecting Champions Learning Initiative, or CCLI.

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  19. DeKalb County, AL Urging Change in Gun PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | WTVC

    DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris has announced he wants to change gun policy at the department, to allow for all deputies to carry a concealed weapon wherever they go. Sheriff Harris released this statement, which NewsChannel 9 has not edited: 'After spending more than 25 years in Law Enforcement and in my 3rd term as Sheriff I never imagined our Country would be in the violent state it is in now.

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  20. Girls injured in ATV accident that killed 10-year-old still in serious conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... near Geraldine. (File photo) Two teen girls injured in an ATV crash near Geraldine that killed a 10-year-old DeKalb County boy on Saturday remain in serious condition at Huntsville Hospital. Thomas Lee Brown of Crossville was a passenger on a Yamaha ...

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