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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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Pediatrics Plus announces new facility, 50 jobs

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Pediatrics Plus) - Pediatrics Plus recently announced plans to establish a new, larger, state of the art facility in order to expand their services. Pediatrics Plus is undergoing a four million dollar acquisition and renovation of the former Hog Wild Fun Center, a 23,000 square foot space. Additionally, Pediatrics Plus will provide 50 new job opportunities for residents of the River Valley community, which are expected to contribute over $2 million annually to the local economy.

Today's Box Office: The Monuments Men

The word I would use to describe The Monuments Men is disappointing. It's an interesting premise based on the true story of a small group of art enthusiasts who are sent by the U.S. Army to find, protect, and return European works of art that have been stolen by the Nazi's in World War 2. While it is a story that you probably have never heard and was a pretty important mission, George Clooney as director just didn't deliver in telling a compelling story.

Arkansans Plead Guilty to Internet Ponzi Scheme

Arkansans Plead Guilty to Internet Ponzi Scheme

A Clarksville resident and her stepson made good on their agreement with federal prosecutors in North Carolina by pleading guilty Wednesday morning to their roles in an Internet Ponzi scheme... Read More