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Former Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman indicted for sexual assault of a minor

A former public information officer for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student in an incident for which he was arrested in October 2016.

February 14, 2017 | Kayla Robins | CRIME & COURTS


Meth, marijuana, guns seized during raid of south Forsyth home

SOUTH FORSYTH – The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit confiscated thousands of dollars' worth of methamphetamine and marijuana along with numerous guns after executing a search warrant at a home on Bagley Drive in south Forsyth Tuesday.

February 09, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


Four arrested in connection with Polaris ATV burglary

CUMMING -- A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with a break-in at the Polaris ATV store in Cumming early Wednesday morning.

February 08, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office arrests 3 in connection with Polaris ATV burglary

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office deputies are looking for multiple suspects in connection with a break-in at Polaris ATV store in Cumming early Wednesday morning.

February 08, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


2 suspects in custody following alleged armed robbery at Oakwood store

HALL COUNTY - Two suspects are in custody following an armed robbery Tuesday morning at the Dollar General store on Atlanta Highway in Oakwood.

February 07, 2017 | FCN Regional Staff | CRIME & COURTS


Man who caused lockdown at West Forsyth High indicted for domestic dispute

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A man whose domestic-related incident led to a lockdown at West Forsyth High School in November has been indicted for the fight.

February 04, 2017 | Kayla Robins | CRIME & COURTS


Former Cumming Chamber of Commerce IT services provider arrested for cyber crime against group

CUMMING – A former information technology services provider for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce has been arrested for a reported cyber crime against the organization that resulted in all of its email, calendar, contacts and task management capabilities with Microsoft Outlook 365 to be deleted.

February 03, 2017 | Kayla Robins | CRIME & COURTS


Sawnee EMC warns of scam targeting Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A local electric scam that has previously targeted Forsyth County residents is back again, according to spokespeople with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

January 27, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


South Forsyth massage parlor employee arrested for prostitution

SOUTH FORSYTH – A masseuse at a south Forsyth massage parlor has been charged with prostitution after the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office conducted an undercover operation on Monday.

January 24, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


Four businesses near Cumming broken into Thursday night

SOUTH FORSYTH – The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has issued a "business watch" after four business were broken into overnight Thursday.

January 20, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


Dawson County murder investigation to be featured on Discovery Channel

DAWSON COUNTY -- Dawsonville residents will be able to view a television episode Monday that details the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December of 2009.

January 20, 2017 | FCN Regional Staff | CRIME & COURTS


Hall County first responders sue government for $75M

HALL COUNTY – About 10 months ago, Hall County Sheriff's Office Capt. Brad Rounds said he reflected on the state of his fellow first responders seeking to retire.

January 18, 2017 | Gainesville Times | CRIME & COURTS


Hall County fires doctor after 'questionable' touching during exams

HALL COUNTY -- The staff physician at a Hall County-run health clinic for employees was fired late last month after allegations of "questionable" touching were reported by more than one female employee.

January 17, 2017 | Gainesville Times | CRIME & COURTS


Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

LAKE LANIER -- Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue "further litigation" in a longstanding "water wars" between the three states.

January 16, 2017 | By Jeff Gill | CRIME & COURTS


Alpharetta man arrested for shooting in southwest Forsyth

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH – A man who was arrested Saturday afternoon after reportedly shooting another man in the stomach near the Forsyth-Fulton County border was acquainted with the victim, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said.

January 14, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


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Drivers face charges after crash causes chemical spill in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say drivers of a tractor-trailer and SUV are facing charges involving a crash that caused a chemical spill on a downtown connector ...

April 18, 2017 | Associated Press | CRIME & COURTS


Hundreds of animals found in ‘deplorable’ conditions on Habersham property

HABERSHAM COUNTY -- More than 350 animals are being confiscated from a Habersham County property in an animal hoarding rescue involving multiple humane societies and animal ...

April 14, 2017 | Gainesville Times | CRIME & COURTS


North Forsyth woman indicted for 2015 hit-and-run that left victim in a ditch

CUMMING -- A woman accused of critically injuring another woman in a hit-and-run incident that occurred in June 2015 was recently indicted on several charges related ...

April 09, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


Motorcyclist critically injured in north Forsyth wreck

NORTH FORSYTH - A man riding a Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Keith Bridge Road was critically injured after he collided with a Ford Focus, according to ...

April 08, 2017 | Jim Dean | CRIME & COURTS


$1,000 in reptiles stolen from Gainesville pet store

GAINESVILLE -- Five reptiles - a lizard, three snakes and an iguana - worth roughly $1,000 were stolen from a Gainesville pet store last week.

April 06, 2017 | Gainesville Times | CRIME & COURTS


Man shot, killed on MLK Jr. Boulevard in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE -- A man was shot to death Tuesday night on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Gainesville, police said.

April 06, 2017 | Gainesville Times | CRIME & COURTS


Two arrested in south Forsyth after deputies witness meth deal

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Two people have been charged with possession of methamphetamine after undercover narcotics deputies reportedly witnessed a drug deal in south Forsyth late Friday ...

April 04, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


East Forsyth brothers arrested after fentanyl, LSD, other narcotics found in home

EAST FORSYTH – Two brothers have been accused of selling fentanyl and other narcotic drugs through an online business out of their home and were arrested ...

March 30, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | CRIME & COURTS


Two teens charged in Monday's south Forsyth car thefts, pursuit

SOUTH FORSYTH – Two teens were arrested Monday for reportedly stealing two cars from a subdivision in south Forsyth, leading deputies on a multi-county car chase.

March 28, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


Chestatee Academy teacher suspected in $6 million drug seizure resigns

A Chestatee Academy teacher submitted her resignation in lieu of termination after the Hall County Sheriff's Office suspected her in a $6 million drug ...

March 28, 2017 | FCN Regional Staff | CRIME & COURTS


One suspect at large, two arrested after car theft attempt in south Forsyth subdivision

SOUTH FORSYTH – Two suspects were arrested and one remains at large after Forsyth County deputies thwarted an attempted car theft in a south Forsyth subdivision ...

March 27, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | CRIME & COURTS


Surveillance to be boosted at Forsyth County fire stations after rash of break-ins

Forsyth County is taking measures to protect firefighters' property after recent break-ins have plagued several stations.

March 24, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | CRIME & COURTS


$500K in pills seized in Gainesville drug bust

Authorities found more than $500,000 worth of pills in a Hall County home March 14, according to authorities.

March 23, 2017 | FCN Regional Staff | CRIME & COURTS


Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office seeking two suspects tied to west Forsyth car break-ins

WEST FORSYTH- The Forsyth County Sheriff's office is looking for two suspects tied to entering vehicles near Campground Road early Thursday morning.

March 23, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | CRIME & COURTS


South Forsyth Kohl’s peeping Tom identified, arrested

SOUTH FORSYTH - A man suspected of recording a woman with his smartphone while she was in a Kohl's dressing room in south Forsyth has ...

March 22, 2017 | Kayla Robins | CRIME & COURTS


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