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Inmate who escaped indicted on previous charges

Inmate who escaped indicted on previous charges

CUMMING — An escaped inmate who turned himself back in after nearly 48 hours of freedom last month has been indicted on the charges for which he was initially detained.

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Driver indicted in crash that killed North Forsyth student

Driver indicted in crash that killed North Forsyth student

NORTH FORSYTH — A grand jury has indicted a former North Forsyth High student on several counts, including first-degree vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, for a single-vehicle wreck that killed a classmate this spring.

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 Two Gainesville men found with 7 pounds of marijuana

Two Gainesville men found with 7 pounds of marijuana

GAINESVILLE - Two Gainesville men accused of carrying 7 pounds of marijuana totaling $14,000 were arrested Friday night, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

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Dawsonville man killed in weekend shooting

DAWSONVILLE — Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County.

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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office gets HEAT grant

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office gets HEAT grant

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $38,900 grant to develop and implement strategies to reduce highway crashes

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Forsyth Sheriff’s Office issues alert for scam involving bogus cop

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a potential scam involving someone impersonating a deputy.

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South Forsyth man arrested after destructive devices found in home

South Forsyth man arrested after destructive devices found in home

SOUTH FORSYTH — Authorities say destructive devices were found in a south Forsyth home Sunday night after family members discovered the suspicious items and called 911.

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GSP post in north Forsyth gets new commander

GSP post in north Forsyth gets new commander

NORTH FORSYTH — Tim Meyer was recently promoted to sergeant first class and appointed commander of Georgia State Patrol Post 37 in north Forsyth.

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West Forsyth chase ends in arrests of two theft suspects

West Forsyth chase ends in arrests of two theft suspects

CUMMING — Authorities say a flat screen TV protruding from a stolen, open-backed Jeep Wrangler gave two theft suspects away Tuesday afternoon just west of Cumming.

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Forsyth man pleads guilty to securities fraud

CINCINNATI — A 69-year-old Forsyth County man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of securities fraud.

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Two sex offenders, meth found at RV park in northeast Forsyth

Two sex offenders, meth found at RV park in northeast Forsyth

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — Two sex offenders who failed to register at their new addresses in different counties were found together — and with drugs — Tuesday at an RV park in northeastern Forsyth.

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Suspect sought in two armed robberies along McFarland Parkway

Suspect sought in two armed robberies along McFarland Parkway

SOUTH FORSYTH — Authorities are looking for an armed man who has robbed two gas stations at McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 off Ga. 400 in the past month.

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High court upholds conviction in 2010 fatal arson case

High court upholds conviction in 2010 fatal arson case

SOUTH FORSYTH — The state Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the arson and murder convictions of a woman for a 2010 house fire that killed her husband in south Forsyth.

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Gainesville man arrested after jogging teen kidnapped, sexually assaulted

Gainesville man arrested after jogging teen kidnapped, sexually assaulted

GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville man has been charged after a 17-year-old reported she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted before she was able to escape and 911 was called.

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Escaped inmate, accomplice remain in custody

Escaped inmate, accomplice remain in custody

CUMMING — An inmate who escaped from the Cumming police headquarters turned himself in after nearly 48 hours on the loose.

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Escaped inmate back in custody

Koby Blanchard, an inmate who walked away from a work detail at the Cumming Police Department's headquarters on Friday, is back in custody.

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Officials lock in on name for new jail

Officials lock in on name for new jail

FORSYTH COUNTY — It’s official: Forsyth County’s new jail, which is well on its way to completion, will be called the Forsyth County Jail.

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Inmate vanishes from work detail at Cumming police station

Inmate vanishes from work detail at Cumming police station

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who walked away from a work detail at the Cumming police station Friday afternoon.

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Bond denied in South grad’s beating death

Bond denied in South grad’s beating death

STATESBORO — Ogeehcee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William Woodrum Jr. denied bond Thursday for a man charged in the felony murder of a Georgia Southern University freshman from Forsyth County.

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Two Forsyth men arrested in state child porn sting

ATLANTA ­-- Two Forsyth County residents, one of them a 73-year-old man, were arrested this week as part of a statewide child pornography sting.

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Courthouse attack details released

Courthouse attack details released

CUMMING — By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gun battle with sheriff’s deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.  

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FCSO workers replace pumpkins for elderly woman targeted by vandals

FCSO workers replace pumpkins for elderly woman targeted by vandals

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office employees are being hailed for their efforts to help an elderly woman whose yard display of pumpkins was destroyed.

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Deputies — not young girl — meet Forsyth man at park

Deputies — not young girl — meet Forsyth man at park

WOODSTOCK — A Forsyth County man who went to a park in neighboring Cherokee County on Friday night to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl was met instead with handcuffs.

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Psychiatrist convicted of child sex crimes

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Tennessee doctor accused of sex crimes against a minor in Forsyth County was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.

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Cumming man charged in pedestrian’s death

JOHNS CREEK — A driver from Cumming faces vehicular homicide and other charges in connection with the August death of an 88-year-old Johns Creek pedestrian.

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$400K in heroin seized after search of home

LULA — Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms after searching a Lula home on Wednesday.

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Man who exposed self caught in a flash

Man who exposed self caught in a flash

CUMMING — A man who reportedly exposed himself to women under the bathroom stall in restrooms at two local businesses was arrested Friday.

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Cellmate suspected of murder in inmate's death

GAINESVILLE — The cellmate of a Hall County Jail inmate found dead Sunday is being held on suspicion of murder, law enforcement officials said Monday.

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Judge: Local drug court changing lives

Judge: Local drug court changing lives

FORYSTH COUNTY — During a steering committee meeting last week, Forsyth County Drug Court provided an updated on its practices and success.

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Ex-parapro pleads guilty to sexual battery

Ex-parapro pleads guilty to sexual battery

SOUTH FORSYTH — A former paraprofessional in the Forsyth County school system pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery and one count of simple battery against three boys under the age of 16.

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