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State honors Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies in courthouse shooting

State honors Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies in courthouse shooting

ATLANTA —A state Senate resolution sponsored by a local lawmaker commends 14 deputies for their actions in response to the June attack on the Forsyth County Courthouse.

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Man shoots wife’s alleged stalker outside Flowery Branch home

Man shoots wife’s alleged stalker outside Flowery Branch home

FLOWERY BRANCH — A Dacula man was shot Friday morning after he reportedly followed a woman back to her home on Maple Valley Drive in southern Hall County and got in a fight with her husband, authorities said.

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Indianapolis Colts player attacked with knife, baseball bat in Hall County

BRASELTON — An Indianapolis Colts linebacker was allegedly attacked by the mother of his children after returning to his home March 14, authorities said.

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Suspect pleads not guilty in slaying of South Forsyth grad

Suspect pleads not guilty in slaying of South Forsyth grad

DAWSONVILLE — The Dawson County man charged with murder in the shooting death of a father and youth coach who grew up in Forsyth County has entered a not guilty plea.

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Cumming man jailed for 12th time after theft

Cumming man jailed for 12th time after theft

CUMMING — A Cumming man is getting reacquainted with familiar surroundings — the Forsyth County Detention Center — after his 12th arrest since 1996.

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Alpharetta police raid nets 23 accused of gambling on NCAA tournament

Alpharetta police raid nets 23 accused of gambling on NCAA tournament

ALPHARETTA (AP) — Police apprehended 23 people after raiding a suburban Atlanta restaurant, where authorities say patrons were gambling on the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament.

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Ex-deputies’ federal case against Forsyth sheriff dismissed

Ex-deputies’ federal case against Forsyth sheriff dismissed

FORSYTH COUNTY — A federal lawsuit filed by 11 former Forsyth County Sheriff’s employees who were fired in 2013 has been dismissed, effectively ending their case against the county and sheriff.

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Judge rules south Forsyth shooting was self-defense

Judge rules south Forsyth shooting was self-defense

SOUTH FORSYTH — Some two years after an early morning shooting at a Forsyth County RV park left one man hospitalized and his next-door neighbor in jail, a judge ruled that the suspect acted in self-defense.

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Bill seeks transparency after death sentence commuted

Bill seeks transparency after death sentence commuted

DAWSONVILLE — A change in policy that would make one of the state’s most secretive agencies more transparent has overwhelmingly passed in the Georgia House of Representatives

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Gainesville man gets life sentence for dismemberment

Gainesville man gets life sentence for dismemberment

GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to life without parole in the January murder of a Gainesville man at Sun Suites Hotel.

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New Forsyth County Courthouse dedicated

New Forsyth County Courthouse dedicated

CUMMING -- Flags flew, music played and hundreds gathered Thursday morning in downtown Cumming to celebrate the opening of the new Forsyth County Courthouse, a facility officials hope will last for many decades.

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Father, son from Forsyth to serve prison time in thefts from woman, 93

Father, son from Forsyth to serve prison time in thefts from woman, 93

MARIETTA (AP) — A father and son from Forsyth County have been sentenced to prison following their conviction on racketeering charges.

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New details emerge from standoff in north Forsyth

New details emerge from standoff in north Forsyth

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — New details, including the tactics authorities used, have emerged from the armed standoff that unfolded Thursday afternoon outside a home near Lake Lanier in northeastern Forsyth County.

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Staff moving into new Forsyth County Courthouse

Staff moving into new Forsyth County Courthouse

CUMMING — With the moving boxes scattered, workers finishing last-minute jobs and bare walls, it is hard to believe the new Forsyth County Courthouse is about to open in downtown Cumming.

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Keep boater behind bars, urges mom who lost two sons in Lanier crash

Keep boater behind bars, urges mom who lost two sons in Lanier crash

BUFORD — The mother of two boys killed in a 2012 boat wreck spoke out Friday on the petition of the Forsyth County man convicted in the incident to be released from the Hall County Jail.

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Suspect in armed northeast Forsyth standoff identified

Suspect in armed northeast Forsyth standoff identified

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — An armed standoff ended peacefully Thursday afternoon in the area of Bethel Park near Lake Lanier with authorities taking a shotgun-wielding man into custody.

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Forsyth man from 2012 boat wreck on Lanier files petition for release

Forsyth man from 2012 boat wreck on Lanier files petition for release

GAINESVILLE — A Forsyth County man, the subject of a 2013 trial involving the death of two Buford boys, filed a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch for release, claiming his “good behavior” has not been recognized.

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Fraud alert issued for phone scam in Forsyth County area

Fraud alert issued for phone scam in Forsyth County area

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has issued a fraud alert for a scam involving threats to disconnect power service.

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Ex-CFO from Cumming charged in $2M theft from Roswell firm

Ex-CFO from Cumming charged in $2M theft from Roswell firm

CUMMING — In the culmination of a six-month investigation, a 50-year-old Cumming resident faces several felony charges in connection with the theft of nearly $2 million from a Roswell-based technology firm.

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DNR officer gets award for work on Lake Lanier

DNR officer gets award for work on Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE — An officer who patrols Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement’s 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

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Authorities search for suspect in CVS robbery

Authorities search for suspect in CVS robbery

DAWSONVILLE — Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from a recent armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville.

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New Forsyth County Courthouse remains on schedule

New Forsyth County Courthouse remains on schedule

CUMMING — With about two weeks to go, work on the new Forsyth County courthouse remains on schedule and under budget, officials say.

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Three suspects in Cumming Walmart shoplifting case, chase indicted

Three suspects in Cumming Walmart shoplifting case, chase indicted

CUMMING — Three men suspected of shoplifting nearly $5,000 worth of merchandise from the Cumming Walmart in December have been indicted in Forsyth County.

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South Forsyth man indicted for homemade explosives

South Forsyth man indicted for homemade explosives

SOUTH FORSYTH -- A 24-year-old south Forsyth man has been indicted on one count of unlawful handling of explosive devices for a November incident at his parents’ home.

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Cumming teen charged with threatening Alpharetta synagogue

Cumming teen charged with threatening Alpharetta synagogue

ALPHARETTA — A Cumming teenager has been arrested after he reportedly made terroristic threats to an Alpharetta synagogue that included offering to sell people-sized furnaces and claiming he would murder the congregation.

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Mid-morning traffic near Cumming stop leads to chase, DUI charges

Mid-morning traffic near Cumming stop leads to chase, DUI charges

CUMMING — It took Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies just eight minutes to capture a suspected drunk driver who reportedly fled a traffic stop during the mid-morning Thursday.

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Ga. 400 chase through south Forsyth ends with crash, arrests

Ga. 400 chase through south Forsyth ends with crash, arrests

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two men will take a trip to jail upon being released from an area hospital after they reportedly fled a traffic stop during rush hour Tuesday morning on Ga. 400.

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Family angry over north Forsyth traffic stop, handcuffing in front of kids

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a vehicle Sunday afternoon they thought was connected to an armed robbery in the nearby city of Alpharetta, officials said.

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Car pulled over in north Forsyth wasn’t connected to Alpharetta carjacking

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a vehicle Sunday afternoon they thought was connected to a carjacking in the nearby city of Alpharetta, officials said.

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Suspect’s bond set at $250K in slaying of South Forsyth grad

Suspect’s bond set at $250K in slaying of South Forsyth grad

DAWSONVILLE — Bond has been set at $250,000 for the Dawsonville man accused in the shooting death of a popular coach and father.

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