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Ken's Top 5 ways to avoid travel troubles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Heading into the busy travel season, many will turn to internet sites to book their travel plans. The reasons are obvious: to save money and to do it themselves. But before you hit the "book now" button, there are things to avoid so the travel plans do not become travel trouble.

1) Double check for typos. A small mistake such as misspelling your name can keep you grounded. Your ticket must match the information on your government-issued ID or your ticket will not be accepted.

2) Double check your travel dates when booking online. You may end up buying airline tickets for the wrong dates, the seats may be sold out when you try to re-book and the cost of changing could be costly.

3) Don't wait until the last minute to look for a bargain. You need to book your travel plans 14- to- 21 days ahead. Also, don't hesitate to compare fares with the different online sites.

Camden County 24, Lowndes 7

VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Camden County defeated Lowndes 24-7 on Friday night.

The game was nationally televised on ESPNU.  With the win, the Wildcats are region champions and they remain undefeated.

Lowndes suffers it's first loss of the season.

Aircraft lands on I-95 in Georgia

GLYNN COUNTY, GA. - An aircraft made an emergency landing on Interstate 95 at mile marker 45 in Georgia near the Glynn County and McIntosh County line.

According to Georgia Highway Patrol, the plane did not crash, it made an emergency landing and officials are attempting to move the aircraft off the highway.

Witnesses tell First Coast News the aircraft seems small because they are attempting to tow it back to the airport via exit 49. 

No injuries have been reported and the FAA is investigating.

Stay with First Coast News for more information on this developing story.

One of Nassau County's 10 most wanted arrested in Kingsland

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- Kingsland police arrested one of the ten most wanted fugitives in Nassau County Monday.

Detectives from the Nassau County Sheriff's Office alerted both the Camden County Sheriff's Office and the Kingsland Police Department that one of their most wanted fugitives, 41-year-old Vincent Jones Jr., may be staying at an apartment complex in Kingsland.

Narcotics investigators with the Kingsland PD went an apartment at the Pine Haven Apartments where Jones was allegedly staying, according to a news release from Kingsland police.

Kingsland police and members of the Camden County Task Force arrested Jones at the apartment without incident the release said.

Deacon of Kingsland church arrested for child molestation

ST. MARYS, Ga. -- A deacon of a Kingsland church is arrested for two counts of child molestation and police are asking parents to come forward if they believe their child is a victim.

First Coast News visited Jones Rivers's house not once, but twice. Rivers is out of jail on a $11,700 bond after being arrested on October 10th for two counts of child molestation.

St. Marys Police raided his home on Thoroughbred Road a few months ago and received results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that indicated Rivers allegedly had computer hard drives with images of child porn featuring children of ages 12 and under. The investigation also includes more than 100-pornographic DVDs.

In a press release, the St. Marys Police Department reports that a four and seven-year-old told police that Rivers's had touched them inappropriately and police believe the 7-year-old was also exposed to pornography on his home computer.

Police arrest church deacon for sexual exploitation of children

ST. MARYS, Ga. -- The St. Marys Police Department arrested a deacon of a local Kingsland church on charges of sexual exploitation of children.

Police arrested Jones Rivers Wednesday, October 10 at 1:30 p.m., according to a news release from the St. Marys Police Department.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Rivers after receiving a report in July 2012 from a local mandated reporter who indicated two children, ages 4 and 7, had possible been victims of child sexual abuse.

The investigation by the police department revealed Rivers allegedly touched the two children inappropriately on their "private areas."  The release said Rivers also allegedly exposed the 7-year-old child to pornography on Rivers' home computer.  Originally police arrested Rivers on two charges of child molestation and one charge of furnishing obscene materials to minors.

Camden County 47, Tift County 0

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- Camden County defeated Tift County 47-0 on Friday night.  The Wildcats remain undefeated.