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DeKalb’s Gangs: Word of gang violence leaves Greek Row residents uneasy, but what truth is there to rumors?

By Rachel Scaman | April 3, 2014

Read a scroll version of this story online here.It’s 5 a.m. on a school night in late March and members of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity are just heading to bed.The fraternity brothers were up all night protecting their house from the gang violence rumored...

Police authority

Homecoming weekend ‘busy’ for local police

By Ryan Chodora | October 15, 2013

Homecoming weekend gathered a crowd and crime this weekend.The DeKalb Police and Fire departments had to increase their staffs over the weekend to keep up with the increased activity in DeKalb, bringing in additional help.“It was an extremely busy weekend...

Crime reporting app ‘innovative’

By Ryan Chodora | September 10, 2013

The DeKalb Police Department doesn’t think it’s too early to declare iWatch a success.iWatch is a cellphone and computer application that gives people the ability to send in identified or anonymous tips to the DeKalb Police Department. The app is...

iWatch app to keep residents and police connected

By Ryan Chodora | April 14, 2013

The DeKalb Police Department is offering a new, anonymous way to send in police reports and tips. On Thursday, the DeKalb Police Department is rolling out a new application called iWatch. iWatch DeKalb is a free smart phone and computer application for...