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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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Hall Co. Sheriff's office: Gunshot wound found on Kelly Nash

Hall Co. Sheriff's office: Gunshot wound found on Kelly Nash

GAINESVILLE - Hall County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sean McCusker confirmed Friday that a gunshot wound was found on Kelly Nash.

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New Forsyth County jail on track for July opening

New Forsyth County jail on track for July opening

CUMMING – Last month the new Forsyth County Courthouse opened, but its sister project is taking a little bit longer.

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Cumming man charged for racing at 116 mph on Ga. 400

Cumming man charged for racing at 116 mph on Ga. 400

DAWSONVILLE — Recent high-speed races on Ga. 400 have resulted in traffic charges against four drivers, including a 29-year-old Forsyth County man.

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Serial armed robbery suspect remains hospitalized after shooting, arrest in south Forsyth

Serial armed robbery suspect remains hospitalized after shooting, arrest in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two days after federal agents thwarted the armed robbery of a south Forsyth drug store, the 36-year-old suspect from Cobb County remains hospitalized in federal custody for treatment of gunshot wounds.

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Forsyth Courthouse staff settling in at new home

Forsyth Courthouse staff settling in at new home

CUMMING — It’s been less than a month since the new Forsyth County Courthouse opened, but to those that work there it already feels like home.

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Man shot at CVS suspected in 32 previous robberies

Man shot at CVS suspected in 32 previous robberies

SOUTH FORSYTH -- The 36-year-old Cobb County man at the center of a car chase and shooting Saturday morning in south Forsyth is a suspect in 32 previous armed robberies in the metro Atlanta area, federal authorities said.

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Boat fatality case involving Cumming man returns to court

Boat fatality case involving Cumming man returns to court

GAINESVILLE -- A Cumming man’s lawsuit to be released from the jail spent three weeks in federal court before returning to Hall County Superior Court.

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Man arrested in Winder shooting

Barrow Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Tyler Lewis, 25, of Winder on Wednesday evening in connection with a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl in critical condition.  

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State honors Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies in courthouse shooting

State honors Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies in courthouse shooting

ATLANTA —A state Senate resolution sponsored by a local lawmaker commends 14 deputies for their actions in response to the June attack on the Forsyth County Courthouse.

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Man shoots wife’s alleged stalker outside Flowery Branch home

Man shoots wife’s alleged stalker outside Flowery Branch home

FLOWERY BRANCH — A Dacula man was shot Friday morning after he reportedly followed a woman back to her home on Maple Valley Drive in southern Hall County and got in a fight with her husband, authorities said.

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Indianapolis Colts player attacked with knife, baseball bat in Hall County

BRASELTON — An Indianapolis Colts linebacker was allegedly attacked by the mother of his children after returning to his home March 14, authorities said.

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Suspect pleads not guilty in slaying of South Forsyth grad

Suspect pleads not guilty in slaying of South Forsyth grad

DAWSONVILLE — The Dawson County man charged with murder in the shooting death of a father and youth coach who grew up in Forsyth County has entered a not guilty plea.

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Cumming man jailed for 12th time after theft

Cumming man jailed for 12th time after theft

CUMMING — A Cumming man is getting reacquainted with familiar surroundings — the Forsyth County Detention Center — after his 12th arrest since 1996.

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Alpharetta police raid nets 23 accused of gambling on NCAA tournament

Alpharetta police raid nets 23 accused of gambling on NCAA tournament

ALPHARETTA (AP) — Police apprehended 23 people after raiding a suburban Atlanta restaurant, where authorities say patrons were gambling on the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament.

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Ex-deputies’ federal case against Forsyth sheriff dismissed

Ex-deputies’ federal case against Forsyth sheriff dismissed

FORSYTH COUNTY — A federal lawsuit filed by 11 former Forsyth County Sheriff’s employees who were fired in 2013 has been dismissed, effectively ending their case against the county and sheriff.

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Judge rules south Forsyth shooting was self-defense

Judge rules south Forsyth shooting was self-defense

SOUTH FORSYTH — Some two years after an early morning shooting at a Forsyth County RV park left one man hospitalized and his next-door neighbor in jail, a judge ruled that the suspect acted in self-defense.

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Bill seeks transparency after death sentence commuted

Bill seeks transparency after death sentence commuted

DAWSONVILLE — A change in policy that would make one of the state’s most secretive agencies more transparent has overwhelmingly passed in the Georgia House of Representatives

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Gainesville man gets life sentence for dismemberment

Gainesville man gets life sentence for dismemberment

GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to life without parole in the January murder of a Gainesville man at Sun Suites Hotel.

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New Forsyth County Courthouse dedicated

New Forsyth County Courthouse dedicated

CUMMING -- Flags flew, music played and hundreds gathered Thursday morning in downtown Cumming to celebrate the opening of the new Forsyth County Courthouse, a facility officials hope will last for many decades.

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Father, son from Forsyth to serve prison time in thefts from woman, 93

Father, son from Forsyth to serve prison time in thefts from woman, 93

MARIETTA (AP) — A father and son from Forsyth County have been sentenced to prison following their conviction on racketeering charges.

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New details emerge from standoff in north Forsyth

New details emerge from standoff in north Forsyth

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — New details, including the tactics authorities used, have emerged from the armed standoff that unfolded Thursday afternoon outside a home near Lake Lanier in northeastern Forsyth County.

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Staff moving into new Forsyth County Courthouse

Staff moving into new Forsyth County Courthouse

CUMMING — With the moving boxes scattered, workers finishing last-minute jobs and bare walls, it is hard to believe the new Forsyth County Courthouse is about to open in downtown Cumming.

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Keep boater behind bars, urges mom who lost two sons in Lanier crash

Keep boater behind bars, urges mom who lost two sons in Lanier crash

BUFORD — The mother of two boys killed in a 2012 boat wreck spoke out Friday on the petition of the Forsyth County man convicted in the incident to be released from the Hall County Jail.

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