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November 18th, 2014

Pilot in small plane crash in Chicago dies 


November 18, 2014

CHICAGO — Assistant Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Michael Fox says the pilot in asmall plane crash has died.

The small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home Tuesday, plunging into the basement but leaving the bungalow's two residents unhurt.

Fox did not identify the pilot but says emergency crews are trying to recover the body from the wreckage.

The pilot of the Aero Commander 500 had just taken off from nearby Midway International Airport when he reported engine trouble around 2:40 a.m. and asked to return to the airport.

Police investigate Arkansas food pantry theft 


November 18, 2014

LUXORA — Police in northeast Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $3,000 worth of meat from a food pantry.

Luxora Police Chief Albert Wright tells KAIT-TV someone smashed a hole in a wall of the God's Angel Ministry Food Pantry last week. Thirty pounds of beef, 20 pounds of chicken and a variety of other meats were reported stolen.

Volunteer Donnice Haymon says the food would have helped feed hungry families on Thanksgiving and would have kept the pantry stocked through January. She says cans of green beans, corn and other vegetables weren't taken.

Best in Show; Herdmans take over church pageant in holiday classic

November 18, 2014

The popular seasonal production, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," will be the Royal Players' holiday offering for the area theater population.

The play was written by Barbara Robinson and adapted from the bestselling children’s novel.

Show dates at the historic Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton are Dec. 4-7 and 11-14.

Director is Hillary Bell, assisted by Angel Choir directors Lynda Hollenbeck and Daphne Shoppach.

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