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Update: Road completed to AFC plane crash site

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Crews have completed building a road out to the site where an Arkansas Forestry Commission plane went down.

Crews used dozers and chainsaws to clear the way to create an actual path to the crash site.

Now a full recovery effort and investigation is underway.

The Commission will update when they can on details surrounding the recovery mission. They will also update the AFC's Facebook page.

Missing 86-year-old found in different state

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Russellville Police an 86-year-old man reported missing has been found.

Police said Lattie D. McDonough was found in Missouri Sunday, but his condition was not shared.

Drew Latch with the Russellville Police Department thanked everyone for their help in locating McDonough, who had been reported missing by family earlier Sunday.

Still no sign of missing Ark. airplane, pilot

MENA, Ark. (AP) - Winter weather conditions and poor visibility continued to hamper searchers looking for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot and airplane.

 Commission spokeswoman Adriane Barnes said only ground crews were able to search on Saturday for Jake Harrell and the plane he was flying when he disappeared while looking for wildfires in western Arkansas on Jan. 31. 

She said snow in the region may have covered the aircraft and officials are hoping the weather will clear enough on Sunday to be able to use helicopters and airplanes in the search. 

Barnes said the search is still considered a rescue mission in hopes of finding Harrell alive.

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Inclement Weather Forces Schedule Changes

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (ATU) - The inclement weather affecting a good portion of the state of Arkansas has prompted the cancellation of several events.

Today's Arkansas Tech softball games in Arkadelphia have been cancelled. No change has been made to the Golden Suns' schedule for Sunday.

The Girls' Sports Clinic scheduled for today in the Hull Physical Education Building has been cancelled.

Today's Arkansas Tech baseball games will be delayed until 3 p.m. A decision as to whether the field is playable will likely be made around noon.

Another advisory will be sent if there are any further changes to our schedule.

Multiple ACT, LSAT testing centers closed due to weather

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The following testing centers are closed due to inclement weather:

ACT Testing Centers Closed:

Propane shortage battle heats up for local growers

CLINTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Along an icy road in Clinton, Arkansas lies a farm owned by the Peters family. Over the past month, concerns about their propane prices have grown.

"Well we're really concerned. Right now we're not in full operation but when we do, it's going to be a lot more expensive than what we were looking at last year," explained Chris Peters.

A combination of a nationwide propane shortage and demand are leading to higher prices and affecting growers across the country. Part of the problem is an unusually cold and long-lasting winter.

"I can't remember it being this cold this late," Peters added. For the Peters family, the price of propane has doubled since last year. "That makes us nervous, we don't want to have to raise our prices."

But, it is a harsh reality that the price you pay for fruits and plants could be more expensive in the near future.

$5,000 reward offered in shooting of bald eagle

SCRANTON, Ark. (AP) - Several agencies are combining resources to offer a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a person who shot and killed a juvenile bald eagle in Lonoke County.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday that the eagle was shot between Jan. 12 and 18, and died on Friday.
Investigators say the eagle was shot near Scranton in western Arkansas.
Bald eagles and golden eagles are protected by state and federal law. Violations carry criminal penalties of up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Investigators ask that anyone with information about who shot the eagle call either the Fish and Wildlife Service or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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