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21 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Gaylesville man drowns in Weiss Lake trying to retrieve boat

A 70-year-old Gaylesville man drowned in Weiss Lake this afternoon when he tried to retrieve his drifting boat.

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Related Topix: Gaylesville, AL, Cedar Bluff, AL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

DeKalb Co. man arrested for Cherokee Co. home invasion, stabbing

A DeKalb County man was arrested on warrants from Cherokee County related to a home invasion where two victims were stabbed.

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Related Topix: Fort Payne, AL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Alabama Live

Cherokee County traffic stop, pursuit leads to drug arrests

Sheriff Jeff Shaver said the incident happened at 11:25 p.m. Saturday in the Spring Garden area.

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Related Topix: Spring Garden, AL

Alabama Live

Body of missing DeKalb County woman pulled from lake in Cherokee County

Sarah Jane Ortiz, 20, of Valley Head was reported missing on July 16. Friends and family told authorities she never returned home July 14. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris now reports a body found in Weiss Lake in Leesburg late Friday has been identified as Ortiz.

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Related Topix: Dekalb County, AL, Valley Head, AL, Leesburg, AL, Hammondville, AL

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Alabama Live

Cherokee County authorities investigate female body found in Weiss Lake

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Alabama - The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office today said a female's body was found Friday afternoon in Weiss Lake near Leesburg.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, AL

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Alabama Live

Cherokee County fire departments get almost $1 million to replace radio system

The upgrade comes thanks to a $962,632 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters grant program, which is administrated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Centre, AL, Gaylesville, AL, Sand Rock, AL

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Cherokee County GOP chair resigns after pot arrest

State Republican Party officials say the chairman of the Cherokee County GOP has resigned after being arrested on drug charges.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Alabama Live

Cherokee County authorities arrest man in connection with 600 marijuana plants

Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said the Alabama Bureau of Investigation's helicopter assisted in the operation, with officers working in teams assisted by aerial spotters.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Alabama Live

Cedar Bluff man charged with setting fire to neighbor's house

A Cedar Bluff man faces second degree arson and harassment charges after authorities said he tried to burn down his neighbor's house.

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Related Topix: Cedar Bluff, AL, Gaylesville, AL, Centre, AL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Alabama Live

Georgia man arrested after leading lawmen on chase through Cherokee, Etowah counties

Lawmen in Cherokee County arrested a Georgia man Wednesday after deputies tried to stop him for speeding and he led them on a chase through two counties.

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Related Topix: Cherokee, AL

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