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Suspect in slaying of South Forsyth grad wants trial moved

Suspect in slaying of South Forsyth grad wants trial moved

DAWSONVILLE — The reported triggerman in the November shooting death of a popular youth sports coach who grew up in Forsyth County has requested a change of venue for his murder trial.

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Forsyth kidnapping suspect attempts to swim away in Lake Lanier

Forsyth kidnapping suspect attempts to swim away in Lake Lanier

CUMMING — Lake Lanier was filled with boaters and swimmers looking to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday in the sun, but one 20-year-old Cumming man went on a swim in an attempt to flee from deputies after he reportedly kidnapped his girlfriend.

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Motorcycle crash claims man from Forsyth

Motorcycle crash claims man from Forsyth

DAWSON COUNTY — A Cumming man was killed and his passenger injured in a motorcycle crash over the Memorial Day weekend that has resulted in charges for a Dawsonville man, authorities said.

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Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

NORTH FORSYTH — The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

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Man who robbed East Forsyth bank gets 10 years

Man who robbed East Forsyth bank gets 10 years

EAST FORSYTH — A Texas man accused of robbing an east Forsyth bank from the drive-thru window in April 2014 faces 10 years in jail.

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Second Forsyth home invasion suspect in custody

Second Forsyth home invasion suspect in custody

FORSYTH COUNTY — The second suspect has been arrested in a February attack during which a 70-year-old Forsyth County woman was shot twice while defending her home near Lake Lanier.

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Fatal stabbing investigated in north Forsyth

Fatal stabbing investigated in north Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY – A 57-year-old man has been charged with murder after he reportedly stabbed his roommate with a kitchen knife several times during a dispute early Sunday in north Forsyth.

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Paul Bennett released from jail after settling with Hall Sheriff’s Office

Paul Bennett released from jail after settling with Hall Sheriff’s Office

A Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, the man’s attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

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Gas station in south Forsyth robbed

SOUTH FORSYTH – The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is following up on tips investigators believe may lead them to two men who robbed the RaceTrac gas station at 915 McFarland Parkway early Friday morning.

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Man arrested for impersonating cop in Cumming

Man arrested for impersonating cop in Cumming

CUMMING — A Cumming man who tried taking the law into his own hands was arrested by the very person he had reportedly pretended to be — a sheriff’s deputy.

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Hunt continues for suspect in Forsyth County home invasion

Hunt continues for suspect in Forsyth County home invasion

FORSYTH COUNTY — One suspect has been arrested and another remains at large some three months after a Forsyth County senior citizen was shot twice while defending her home near Lake Lanier from would-be burglars.

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Forsyth County officials warn of jury duty scam

Forsyth County officials warn of jury duty scam

CUMMING — Court officials have said they want Forsyth County residents to be wary of a circulating scam that asks for money to be transferred to avoid arrest.

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Ex-HOA treasurer in north Forsyth pleads guilty to theft

Ex-HOA treasurer in north Forsyth pleads guilty to theft

NORTH FORSYTH — The former treasurer of a north Forsyth homeowners association will spend two to three months in custody after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from the neighborhood bank account.

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Ex-bank official sentenced for fraud in case involving Cumming home

Ex-bank official sentenced for fraud in case involving Cumming home

GAINESVILLE — Federal prosecutors say the former vice president of a failed bank has been sentenced on fraud charges.

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Governor signs parole transparency bill

Governor signs parole transparency bill

DAWSONVILLE — A bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday offers insight into one of the state's most secretive agencies.

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Man dies in fiery Capitol crash involving Gainesville pickup truck

GAINESVILLE — A driver was killed in a fiery crash in Atlanta early Friday morning after authorities say he led Georgia Capitol Police on a chase.

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Child sex trafficking suspects found guilty in Gainesville

Child sex trafficking suspects found guilty in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE — After the jury deliberated for just 40 minutes, two suspects in a child sex trafficking case were found guilty this afternoon on all charges.

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Former Forsyth fugitive gets 25 years for aggravated child molestation

Former Forsyth fugitive gets 25 years for aggravated child molestation

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Forsyth County man who eluded authorities for several years by hiding out in Mexico will spend at least the next quarter century in prison after pleading guilty to charges of aggravated child molestation and sexual battery.

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Cumming woman pleads guilty to theft while Cherokee elections director

Cumming woman pleads guilty to theft while Cherokee elections director

CANTON -- A Cumming woman faces jail time after pleading guilty to using a government credit card for personal charges while serving as director of elections in neighboring Cherokee County.

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Governor to sign parole transparency bill in Dawsonville

Governor to sign parole transparency bill in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE — Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dawsonville on Friday morning to sign a bill into law that will make sweeping transparency changes to one of the Georgia's most secretive agencies.

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No bond set for teenager charged in nephew’s death

No bond set for teenager charged in nephew’s death

GAINESVILLE — No bond was set for a 19-year-old Gainesville man charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the death of his 2-year-old nephew Sunday.

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Intruder awakens south Forsyth man, asks for ride home

Intruder awakens south Forsyth man, asks for ride home

SOUTH FORSYTH — A south Forsyth man had a frightening encounter over the weekend with a theft suspect who entered his home in an attempt to elude authorities after ditching a stolen motorcycle along Ga. 400.

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North Forsyth man indicted for armed standoff

North Forsyth man indicted for armed standoff

NORTH FORSYTH — A man who was the center of an armed standoff last month near Lake Lanier has been indicted by a Forsyth County grand jury for his alleged actions during the incident.

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Heroin’s hold — Law ensures amnesty for 911 calls, provides overdose reversal drug

Heroin’s hold — Law ensures amnesty for 911 calls, provides overdose reversal drug

FORSYTH COUNTY — Rebekah Chambers-Samples overdosed on heroin at age 23 after being clean for a year, leaving an incurable hole in her mother’s heart.

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Forsyth grand jury indicts Alpharetta man for chase, crash on Ga. 400

Forsyth grand jury indicts Alpharetta man for chase, crash on Ga. 400

SOUTH FORSYTH — An attempt to flee a traffic stop during rush hour on Ga. 400 this past winter has led to the driver being indicted on six counts.

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2 indicted in Lanier boating crash that injured Forsyth family

FORSYTH COUNTY — An Alpharetta man and an Atlanta woman were recently indicted for their reported involvement in a May 2014 boating incident on Lake Lanier that injured a Cumming family of four, two seriously.

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Gainesville police investigating area tax return fraud

Gainesville police investigating area tax return fraud

GAINESVILLE — Police are investigating a man with a history of fraud charges in a possible scam to steal tax refunds from local clients.

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Pay hike possible for two Forsyth elected officials

FORSYTH COUNTY — Two high-ranking Forsyth County elected officials appear to be in line for sizable raises.

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Cheerleading coach in Gainesville accused of molesting student

Cheerleading coach in Gainesville accused of molesting student

GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville man and cheerleading coach has been charged with molesting one his students.

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FBI warns that investment fraud scheme may have Gainesville area victims

FBI warns that investment fraud scheme may have Gainesville area victims

GAINESVILLE — The FBI suspects there may be numerous victims in the Gainesville area of an investment fraud scheme.

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