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News Nearby: Boy Steps Into Traffic; Suspects in Custody After Alleged Carjacking

Check out these top stories from Patch sites around the Atlanta metro area and north Georgia.

 - Cartersville Patch

A boy who stepped into the side of a moving vehicle in Cartersville was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital with a serious leg injury, according to the Georgia State Patrol and Bartow County Sheriff's Office.

The child, Ean Xavier Jobgen, 11, of Cartersville, and his father were attempting to cross Cassville Road at Dean Street Thursday when about 4 p.m. he stepped into the side of a northbound Jeep Wrangler, according to GSP spokesman Gordy Wright. Visit Cartersville Patch for more on this story.

- Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch

Suspects believed to have been involved in an alleged carjacking and attempted robbery in Woodstock have been taken into custody.

Woodstock Police confirmed Friday afternoon they have the individuals in custody they believe allegedly carjacked someone at Lowe's Home Improvement on Highway 92 and attempted to rob Cherokee Bank. Visit Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch for more on this story.


Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended in Lithonia -
Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch

The suspect in an armed robbery attempt Friday morning has been arrested without incident after barricading himself in a Panola Road residence.

A DeKalb officer observed a person kicking in the rear door of a home in the 1800 block of Panola Road. A SWAT team is attempting to make contact with the suspect, according to DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish. Visit Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch for more on this story.

- Kennesaw Patch

Members of the Kennesaw Chapter of Delta Chi International Fraternity in September allegedly blindfolded pledges, applied duct tape to them and forced them to consume alcohol for several hours at a time, according to new documents, Kennesaw State University released on Thursday.

The documents, which were obtained through an Open Records Request, also revealed that members allegedly intimidated a student they thought reported the hazing to school officials and encouraged him to change his story. Visit Kennesaw Patch for more on this story.

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