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Pedestrian Killed, Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

Here are some top Patch headlines from around the region.

Pedestrian Struck, Killed on 41 - Cartersville Patch

A motorist about 1:35 this morning struck a pedestrian wearing dark jeans and a black shirt, who appeared to have improperly crossed the highway, Cartersville Police Department Chief Thomas Culpepper said in a news release. 

The man hit by a McDonald's worker on Highway 41 near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive was seriously injured and taken by ambulance to Kennestone Hospital, but died in surgery. See Cartersville Patch for more on this story.

Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail Officially Opens Today - East Atlanta Patch

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will lead the official dedication of the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail at 10 a.m. today at the intersection of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, located at 830 Willoughby Way. See East Atlanta Patch for more on this story.

Council To Weigh Alcohol Waiver For Festival - Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch

The Woodstock City Council will consider waiving parts of its alcohol ordinance on Monday.

The council will hold a called meeting and work session to consider a waiver to allow the serving and consumption of alcohol at the Park at City Center and to temporarily close East Main Street just north of Arnold Mill Road for patron safety. See Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch for more on this story.

One Suspect Arrested in Cumming Home Invasion - Cumming Patch

One of the suspects involved in a home invasion earlier this week was apprehended in Forsyth County by authorities, according to Sgt. Bryan Zimbardi of the Cumming Police Department.

"We have arrested one person," said Zimbardi.

Shaeem McLaren, 20, of Cumming was arrested and charged with armed robbery, theft by taking, and burglary in the first degree, according to Karleen Chalker of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. He is being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center. His bond has been set at $16,720. See Cumming Patch for more on this story. 

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