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News Nearby: KSU Student Charges Dropped; Lingerie Football Tryouts

A roundup of Cobb and metro Atlanta headlines for Monday, Oct. 15.

Charges against a Kennesaw State University journalist who covered last year's Occupy Atlanta protest will be dropped.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed made the announcement during Saturday's regional gathering of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Since the Nov. 5, 2011 arrest of Alisen Redmond of The Sentinel at Kennesaw State, the Student Press Law Center has called on Reed to drop all criminal charges against her.

For more details visit Kennesaw Patch.

A motorist on Monday 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.

Read Cartersville Patch for the full story.

A female motorist was in critical condition at the Atlanta Medical Center after an accident on Friday on Georgia Highway 372, east of Ball Ground.

The accident involved a Ford Mustang that had apparently left the road, went down an embankment and struck some trees. Upon impact, the car was cut in half, ejecting the driver from the vehicle.

Get more information from Canton-Sixes Patch.

The planned Atlanta Franchise of the Lingerie Football League, which has scheduled two games in Gwinnett in 2013, has announced an open tryout date in the Atlanta area in November.

According to a league news release, the tryout will be on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Fairburn.

Suwanee Patch has the latest on the story.

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