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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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Woman in fatal wreck tested positive for meth

GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville woman behind the wheel in a June wreck that killed five people, including three children, had methamphetamine in her system according to a report released by the Georgia State Patrol.

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Drivers ID'd in Browns Bridge Road wreck

Drivers ID'd in Browns Bridge Road wreck

NORTHEAST FORSYTH (Updated at 4:35 p.m. Thursday) — Authorities have released the names of the women injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle head-on collision along Browns Bridge Road in northeastern Forsyth County.

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Authorities seize more than 350 dogs near Cherokee-Forsyth line

DUCKTOWN — Cherokee County has seized more than 350 dogs found in what officials described as deplorable conditions.

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Two remain jailed in Rx drug probe at weight-loss center

Two remain jailed in Rx drug probe at weight-loss center

CUMMING — Two workers from a Cumming weight-loss center remain in custody after their arrests last week in connection with a prescription drug fraud investigation.

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Long-sought Forsyth fugitive arrested in Mexico

Long-sought Forsyth fugitive arrested in Mexico

FORSYTH COUNTY — A years-long hunt for a Forsyth County man who disappeared after being indicted on child molestation charges ended over the weekend with his capture in Mexico.

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Arrest made in church burglaries

DAWSONVILLE -- Authorities have arrested a Dahlonega man believed to be responsible for a string of church burglaries in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.

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Thieves continue to target area churches

DAWSONVILLE — The number of burglarized churches in Dawson County continues to mount.

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Family devastated by clemency order

Family devastated by clemency order

A local family is devastated after the state's pardons and parole board on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of convicted killer Tommy Lee Waldrip.

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Death row inmate granted clemency in case with Forsyth ties

Death row inmate granted clemency in case with Forsyth ties

DAWSONVILLE — The state did not put Tommy Lee Waldrip to death Thursday as scheduled.

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Execution Thursday for man convicted in Forsyth store manager’s murder

Execution Thursday for man convicted in Forsyth store manager’s murder

DAWSONVILLE — It was 23 years ago in April that the community was rocked by one of the most brutal murders in Dawson County’s history.

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Weight-loss center focus of Rx drug probe

Weight-loss center focus of Rx drug probe

CUMMING — Two employees of a Cumming weight-loss center and a medical doctor affiliated with the office face charges in connection with a prescription drug fraud investigation.

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Two vie for Forsyth solicitor general

Two vie for Forsyth solicitor general

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s remaining candidates for solicitor general are ready to face off in the July 22 Republican primary runoff.

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Man who bit young girls jailed for violating probation

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Forsyth County man who was convicted in 2012 of reckless conduct after biting three 8-year-old girls has been arrested for violating his probation.

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GBI looks into jail sergeant accused of punching inmate

DAWSONVILLE — A night shift jail supervisor at the Dawson County Detention Center is on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into accusations he punched an inmate in the face.

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Suspect shot by deputy remains hospitalized

Suspect shot by deputy remains hospitalized

NORTH FORSYTH — A man who was shot after reportedly pointing a rifle at a Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy last week remains hospitalized.

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Bike patrol officer on mend after fall

NORTH FORSYTH — A Forsyth County Sheriff’s bike patrol deputy who was injured last week on a remote trail likely will return to work next week.

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South Forsyth driver arrested with garbage bags of pot in SUV

South Forsyth driver arrested with garbage bags of pot in SUV

DAWSONVILLE — A south Forsyth woman was arrested after a recent traffic stop in Dawson County during which authorities found several garbage bags filled with marijuana plants in her sport utility vehicle.

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Prescription drug ring had Cumming ties

ATLANTA – Six of 11 defendants, including the alleged leader, who pleaded guilty last week in federal court for their roles in a north Georgia painkiller distribution ring are from Cumming.

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Man shot by sheriff's deputy ID'd

Man shot by sheriff's deputy ID'd

NORTH FORSYTH — Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon in the area of the Hopewell and Hubbard Town roads.

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Two arrests in fight at Costco site

Two arrests in fight at Costco site

CUMMING — Two construction workers face charges for their roles in a fight Tuesday afternoon at the site of the new Costco.

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Deputy wounded in courthouse shooting issues first statement

Deputy wounded in courthouse shooting issues first statement

CUMMING — The veteran Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy credited for preventing a heavily armed gunman from storming the courthouse downtown on June 6 is continuing his recovery from a gunshot wound suffered in the attack.

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Additional charges for ex-church youth intern

Additional charges for ex-church youth intern

DAWSONVILLE — A former youth ministry intern from Dawsonville faces nearly three dozen child pornography charges in connection with an investigation that originated earlier this year in neighboring Forsyth County.

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Execution date set in 1991 slaying of Forsyth store manager

Execution date set in 1991 slaying of Forsyth store manager

DAWSONVILLE — An execution date has been set for Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, who was convicted in the murder of a Forsyth County grocery store manager more than 20 years ago.

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Two other teens charged in fatal crash probe

Two other teens charged in fatal crash probe

WEST FORSYTH — Two of the teenage passengers in a vehicle that crashed and killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior earlier this month in west Forsyth have been arrested as the investigation wraps up.

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New home, hope for injured dog

New home, hope for injured dog

Forsyth County - A German shepherd who was dragged behind a truck on Wednesday has a new temporary home.

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Probe into March shooting wraps up

NORTH FORSYTH — No criminal action will be taken in a fatal shooting involving Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy in March.

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Trial set in drug trafficking case

GAINESVILLE — Two Cumming residents indicted on charges of possessing more than $60,000 in methamphetamine and other drugs are tentatively set for a July trial in Hall County Superior Court.

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FCSO reaching out to special-needs community

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the community’s special-needs population through a new initiative.

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Cumming driver arrested for animal cruelty

Cumming driver arrested for animal cruelty

SOUTH FORSYTH — A 41-year-old Cumming man faces animal cruelty and traffic charges after he was spotted Wednesday afternoon driving a pickup truck that was dragging a German shepherd behind it along Ronald Reagan Boulevard.

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Gainesville man turned in mom who arranged ride on Craigslist for 9-year-old

Gainesville - A Gainesville, Ga., man alerted authorities after he arranged on Craigslist to drive someone to Florida and later learned that someone was a 9-year-old boy.

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Authorities ID driver killed in Monday wreck

Authorities ID driver killed in Monday wreck

WEST FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a 27-year-old Cumming man who was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Monday morning on Bentley Road.

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High court rules against ex-deputies

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled against 11 former Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies who were fired last year, though both sides in the legal fight acknowledged it might not be over.

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Deputies returning to duty after shooting

CUMMING — Four of the eight Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies involved in the June 6 gunfight outside the courthouse in downtown Cumming returned to work Wednesday.

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More charges in fatal crash

More charges in fatal crash

WEST FORSYTH — New traffic charges have been filed against the 17-year-old driver involved in a single-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of his teenage friend earlier this month in west Forsyth.

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Police investigate suspicious death

GAINESVILLE — The Gainesville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in solving the homicide of a 50-year-old Sugar Hill man.

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Courthouse reopens after shooting

Courthouse reopens after shooting

CUMMING — Forsyth County’s clerk of courts said it was business as usual in the courthouse Monday, three days after an armed man attempted to storm the building in a hail of gunfire.

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More surgery for deputy, who officials say is upbeat

CUMMING — Despite having to undergo a second surgery Monday, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Rush was doing well, according to officials.

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Courthouse open for business on Monday

Courthouse open for business on Monday

The Forsyth County Courthouse was still surrounded by crime scene tape Sunday afternoon, but county officials say the building will be open for business Monday morning.

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Cumming residents relieved gunfight wasn’t worse

CUMMING — Although their feelings of relief mingled with alarm, members of the downtown Cumming business community said they were grateful a Friday courthouse confrontation ended with limited casualties.

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Authorities: Suspect in Forsyth Courthouse shooting made supply list

CUMMING (AP) — The man who police say staged an assault on a Georgia courthouse carefully planned the weapons and supplies he would need to enter the building and harm people inside, authorities said Saturday as they sought to explain why Dennis Marx opened fire outside the building, wounding one deputy before dying in a shootout.

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‘Major catastrophe’ averted at Forsyth Courthouse, sheriff says

‘Major catastrophe’ averted at Forsyth Courthouse, sheriff says

CUMMING — Over the past 18 months, Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies had been aggressively training for the exact scenario that unfolded Friday morning when a heavily armed man attempted to storm the county courthouse in downtown Cumming.

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Wounded Forsyth deputy hailed for actions

Wounded Forsyth deputy hailed for actions

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the deputy who was wounded while stopping a gunman Friday morning at the county courthouse.

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Forsyth Courthouse shooting suspect’s home cleared after fears of booby traps

Forsyth Courthouse shooting suspect’s home cleared after fears of booby traps

CUMMING — As of late Friday, investigators with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms remained at the house of Dennis Ronald Marx near Lake Lanier.

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Authorities familiar with Forsyth Courthouse gunman

Authorities familiar with Forsyth Courthouse gunman

CUMMING — The heavily armed gunman who shot a veteran sheriff’s deputy in the leg Friday morning outside the Forsyth County Courthouse was identified as 48-year-old Dennis Ronald Marx of Cumming.

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Forsyth Courthouse shooting — Lawsuit sheds some insight into shooter

Forsyth Courthouse shooting — Lawsuit sheds some insight into shooter

GAINESVILLE — A lawsuit filed by Dennis Ronald Marx against the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in federal court may shed some insight into his rationale for targeting the criminal justice system, with the complaint and subsequent motions reading as a manifesto of sorts against the agency and systems at large in some instances.

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Motorist saw assault unfold at Forsyth Courthouse

CUMMING — Lenny Washington had traveled into downtown Cumming on Friday morning via Pirkle Ferry Road when he saw the shooting at the Forsyth County Courthouse unfold.

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Downtown Cumming shut down after attack

CUMMING — Those who work in downtown Cumming were asked to lock their doors and remain inside after a shooting Friday morning outside the Forsyth County Courthouse.

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