Around the Region: Interstate Plane Landing, Attempted Child Kidnapping and Supporters Campaign for Charles Darwin Write-in Votes

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on I-575 — Kennesaw Patch

A plane bound for McCollum Field had to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon on Interstate 575 South just south of Barrett Parkway.

Three people were aboard the plane, a fixed wing single-engine aircraft that is registered to Jesse Smalley of Kennesaw, according to the Federal Aviation Administration Registry.

"No injuries on the ground and no injuries in the aircraft," Officer Mike Bowman, spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department, told Kennesaw Patch. 



 — Cumming Patch

A 64-year-old man and his dog died Friday morning following a structure fire in a single-wide mobile home.

Forsyth County firefighters responded to the scene of the fire located at 101 Sawnee Drive in the city of Cumming around 8:24 a.m.

According to a press release, as firefighters were attacking the fire inside the mobile home they quickly discovered the body of Marcus Junior Sams who was unresponsive. He was immediately removed from the residence but had succumbed to undetermined injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Division Chief Jason Shivers said that Sams had a small mixed breed dog that also died.

Cumming Patch has more on this story.


Man Tries to Snatch Girl in Virginia-Highland Home — Virginia Highlands-Druid Hills Patch

The Atlanta Police Department is looking for a man who followed a girl into her Virginia-Highland home and tried to force her to go upstairs with him.

Police described the suspect as a white male with a large build, possibly in his 30s, with blond hair that is a little longer than a crew cut.  He was wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket and drove away in a gold colored sedan.

The incident happened Thursday morning after the 12-year-old girl rode her bike to Inman Middle School and realized she had left something at home. She returned home and, intending to dash in quickly for the forgotten item, left the door open.

Read more on Virginia Highlands-Druid Hills Patch.


Supporters of Dead Evolutionist Take to Streets to Defeat Paul Broun — Athens Patch

Just 5,000. That's all Tim Denson wants.

If write-in candidate Charles Darwin receives 5,000 write-in votes against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, Denson will be happy.

"I detest most of what Broun has ever said or done, and I'm sorry no one ran against him," said Denson, 31, who works in a retail job in Athens. "I'm sorry I didn't run against him, but this is the way I'm helping to send out a vote of dissent."

Broun's remarks about evolution being "lies from the pit of hell" sent Denson, who finds a creative outlet in protesting, over the edge.

Athens Patch has more on this story.


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