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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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Man indicted for murder in child’s death

Man indicted for murder in child’s death

NORTH FORSYTH — A 25-year-old Butts County man has been indicted on several charges in connection with the February beating death of a 3-year-old boy north Forsyth boy.

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Truck in Lanier reported missing earlier in month

Truck in Lanier reported missing earlier in month

GAINESVILLE — A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday had been reported missing Sept. 11 in Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

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Suspect ID’d in death of woman found at lake park

OAKWOOD — An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found in October.

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Burglary suspects caught after chase in Cumming

Burglary suspects caught after chase in Cumming

CUMMING — Observant neighbors are being credited for helping Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies thwart a residential burglary Wednesday afternoon.

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5 arrested in south Forsyth identity and mail theft probe

5 arrested in south Forsyth identity and mail theft probe

SOUTH FORSYTH — Five people have been arrested on drug, fraud and other charges as the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office continues an identity and mail theft investigation that may have as many as 127 victims.

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Suspect indicted in credit card scheme

DAWSONVILLE — A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer.

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Stolen truck found in lake

Stolen truck found in lake

GAINESVILLE — A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park was determined Wednesday to have been stolen from Gwinnett County, authorities said.

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‘Persons of interest’ found in vandalism of historic cemetery

‘Persons of interest’ found in vandalism of historic cemetery

NORTH FORSYTH — For many people, social media is a way to keep up with friends, but local law enforcement officials are using it to help crack cases.

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Smoke shop probe widens

CUMMING — Authorities haven’t said officially that the crimes are related, but it appears two smoke shops in Cumming were burglarized the same night as a similar business in south Forsyth.

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Cumming woman snared in $100,000 meth bust

Cumming woman snared in $100,000 meth bust

GAINESVILLE -  After showing up with a kilogram of methamphetamine at a pre-determined location, according to authorities, a Cumming woman was arrested Thursday and charged with methamphetamine trafficking.

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Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

GAINESVILLE — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles’ silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in north Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

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Cumming police searching for credit card fraud suspect

Cumming police searching for credit card fraud suspect

The Cumming Police Department is asking residents  to help identify a man in connection with a credit card fraud case, according to an email from the department.

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Local man arrested after popping balloon in Virginia

Local man arrested after popping balloon in Virginia

FORSYTH COUNTY — A suspect in local burglary ring that authorities busted this summer has reportedly found additional trouble in another state — for popping a balloon.

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Smoke shop burglary likely part of metro Atlanta crime spree

SOUTH FORSYTH — A recent burglary in Forsyth County may be the handiwork of a crew that has struck numerous similar businesses across the metro Atlanta area.

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Courthouse shooting video released

Video surveillance footage of the June 6 shooting incident at the Forsyth County Courthouse was recently made available.

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Mad customer arrested after dumping dead beavers at business

CUMMING — A west Forsyth man is expressing regret after his recent arrest for leaving two beaver carcasses outside of a Cumming business with which he had a dispute.

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Deputy coroner from Lumpkin County arrested in Cumming

Deputy coroner from Lumpkin County arrested in Cumming

CUMMING — Lumpkin County’s deputy coroner has been suspended following her arrest over Labor Day weekend in Cumming on charges of impersonating a police officer, according to authorities.

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Request for public records in clemency case denied

Request for public records in clemency case denied

DAWSONVILLE — Dawson County’s request for the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to declassify information regarding its decision to grant clemency to a man convicted of a 1991 slaying has been denied.

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Burglary suspects posed as homebuyers

Burglary suspects posed as homebuyers

FORSYTH COUNTY — A young couple who posed as potential homebuyers before burglarizing a Forsyth County home remains in custody.

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Charges upgraded to murder in South grad's beating death

STATESBORO — A bouncer accused of beating a Forsyth County teenager to death last week now faces a murder charge.

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Recent South grad killed in Statesboro

Recent South grad killed in Statesboro

STATESBORO - Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the beating death of a recent South Forsyth High School graduate who was attending Georgia Southern University.

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Ex-sheriff’s deputy fights to regain job

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Civil Service Board is weighing the case of a former local sheriff’s deputy who was fired earlier this summer during investigation of a fraudulent legal practices case.

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Third drug summit draws large crowd

Third drug summit draws large crowd

FORSYTH COUNTY — Standing in front of a crowd of more than 300, Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Mills referenced some startling numbers to kick off a drug summit Tuesday night.

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Pickup collides with scooter, killing 1

Pickup collides with scooter, killing 1

CUMMING — Authorities say a 42-year-old Lawrenceville man died Thursday night when the scooter he was riding collided with a pickup truck at one of Forsyth County’s busiest intersections.

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Second historic cemetery vandalized

Second historic cemetery vandalized

NORTH FORSYTH — A second Forsyth County historic cemetery has been vandalized in less than a month.

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Suspect arrested after chase in north Forsyth neighborhood

Suspect arrested after chase in north Forsyth neighborhood

NORTH FORSYTH — A two-hour search Monday in the Hampton Golf subdivision ended with the capture of a man who fled from a traffic stop in the north Forsyth neighborhood.

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Investigation ongoing into cemetery vandalism

Investigation ongoing into cemetery vandalism

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Sheriff Office is still investigating recent vandalism in an historic cemetery in south Forsyth.

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Optimist Club honors sheriff's deputy

Optimist Club honors sheriff's deputy

CUMMING — Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club member Char Greer congratulates Deputy Rodney Pirkle before he received the group’s Respect for Law Award on Wednesday at the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office headquarters.

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Suspect arrested after two women shot

GAINESVILLE — Two women were hospitalized with gunshot wounds to the upper torso, one considered critical, and a male suspect was taken into custody shortly afterward Friday in Gainesville.

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Family, county want answers on clemency decision

Family, county want answers on clemency decision

DAWSONVILLE — Dawson County commissioners are demanding answers after a state board’s ruling last month to grant clemency to a convicted murderer.

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DA investigators honored for valor

DA investigators honored for valor

CUMMING — Two investigators with the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office were recently honored by the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia as a result of their efforts during the June 6 attack on the local courthouse.

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Shopping trip for school supplies nearly turned tragic

Shopping trip for school supplies nearly turned tragic

CUMMING — New details have emerged in the case of an 11-month-old child who was treated for heat exposure Wednesday after being left for an hour in a hot car while her mother and older siblings went shopping for school supplies.

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Woman sentenced in federal grant fraud

GAINESVILLE — Federal prosecutors say a woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for fraudulently obtaining federal grants that were meant to help fight substance abuse.

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Police: Mom of 4 left toddler in car while shopping at Walmart

Police: Mom of 4 left toddler in car while shopping at Walmart

CUMMING — A 26-year-old mother of four remained in custody Thursday, a day after Cumming police say she left her youngest child in a car for about an hour.

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Cumming dad arrested after kids found alone in SUV

Cumming dad arrested after kids found alone in SUV

MILTON — A Cumming man was arrested Monday after he left his two children in a sport utility vehicle while shopping in nearby Milton.

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Cemetery of pioneer family vandalized in south Forsyth

Cemetery of pioneer family vandalized in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — Donnie Munda has cared for his ancestors’ cemetery, near where Union Hill Road and Ronald Reagan Boulevard meet by the Forsyth-Fulton County line, for many years.

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Probation sweep turns up 16 violators

Probation sweep turns up 16 violators

FORSYTH COUNTY — A sweep this week by authorities found 16 people in violation of their probation terms.

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Four arrested in Cumming meth bust

Four arrested in Cumming meth bust

CUMMING — A months-long drug investigation culminated this week with the arrests of four people and seizure of 48 bags of suspected methamphetamine.

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Milton High principal arrested after DUI wrecks in Forsyth

Milton High principal arrested after DUI wrecks in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The principal of Milton High School has resigned after he was arrested over the weekend on charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of two separate wrecks in Forsyth County.

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Deputy hailed for courthouse heroism

Deputy hailed for courthouse heroism

BUFORD — A Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy hailed for preventing a mass-shooting at the courthouse this spring has earned the highest honor awarded by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association.

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Burglary investigation nets six arrests

Burglary investigation nets six arrests

NORTH FORSYTH — A traffic stop triggered a weeklong investigation that culminated with the arrests of six young people who authorities say are responsible for a recent crime spree in northeastern Forsyth.

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Officer shoots man wielding medieval-type sword

Officer shoots man wielding medieval-type sword

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was on the scene of a Covington PD officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon.

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Suspect indicted in bank robbery

Suspect indicted in bank robbery

EAST FORSYTH — A Texas man who reportedly robbed an east Forsyth bank from the drive-through window in April has been indicted on a variety of charges.

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Grand jury indicts alleged gas station bandit

Grand jury indicts alleged gas station bandit

SOUTH FORSYTH — A man who eluded capture for more than a month after a March armed robbery was indicted on 11 counts by a Forsyth County Grand Jury.

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Parts stolen from cars parked at hospital

CUMMING — Cumming police are investigating the recent thefts of catalytic converters from Honda Elements parked at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

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