Originally created 01/04/06

Across the Southeast



Family survives crash; plane ran out of fuel

PHENIX CITY, ALA. - An Indiana family survived the crash of their small plane, which came to rest upside down in a Phenix City subdivision after running out of fuel.

Pilot Roy Dawes, his wife, Diana, and son Anthony, 13, escaped Sunday's crash without serious injury and headed home Monday to Lebanon, Ind., in a rental car.

Musician and family found dead in home

RICHMOND, VA. - A well-known area musician, his wife and two young daughters were found slain in their burning home.

The bodies of Bryan and Kathryn Harvey and their two daughters, Stella, 9, and Ruby, 4, were found Sunday afternoon.

Bryan Harvey, 49, was a member of the Richmond-area band, NrG Krysys, and a former member of House of Freaks.

Police are investigating the case as a homicide and arson, city police spokeswoman Cynthia Price said.

Senator, estranged wife reach settlement

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. - State Sen. Jeff Miller, R-Cleveland, who is facing a grand jury investigation and feuding with a newspaper for reporting on his personal life, said Tuesday that he has reached a divorce settlement with his estranged wife, Brigitte.

Mr. Miller - who sponsored a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at "solemnizing the relationship of one man and one woman" - was accused in the divorce filing of cheating.

- Edited from wire reports