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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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Man sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder

Man sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Forsyth County man was sentenced to 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to stabbing a longtime friend in 2013.

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Bones found in Dawson are human

DAWSONVILLE - State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered at the Dawson County Transfer Station in August are human remains.

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Feds join south Forsyth fraud investigation

Feds join south Forsyth fraud investigation

SOUTH FORSYTH — A crime ring with roots in Forsyth County has drawn the attention of federal authorities.

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Burglary crew has hit more than 30 homes

FORSYTH COUNTY — Authorities are on the lookout for a three-person burglary crew they say has been targeting Spanish-speaking families across Forsyth County.

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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office honored by state

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office honored by state

MACON — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office was one of several law enforcement agencies honored Wednesday by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety during its 14th Annual Governor’s Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

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Bar where Forsyth student fatally beaten closed

Bar where Forsyth student fatally beaten closed

STATESBORO — Rude Rudy’s, the bar where an 18-year-old Georgia Southern student from Forsyth County suffered a beating on Aug. 28 before dying a few hours later, has closed, and its owner has agreed to a lifetime ban on getting another license to serve alcohol in Statesboro.

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Man pleads guilty to killing Gainesville woman in Minnesota

Man pleads guilty to killing Gainesville woman in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — A 25-year-old man was sentenced Monday to life in prison with a chance for parole after admitting he killed a second woman in the Twin Cities and left her body in an abandoned car.

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Indictment in theft case

Indictment in theft case

NORTH FORYSTH — A Forsyth County grand jury handed down an indictment last week of a north Forsyth woman arrested as part of an investigation into possible fraudulent legal practices.

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