August 14th, 2014
A single-engine plane carrying three people crashed at the Saline County Regional Airport around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.
According to a report from the FAA, a Piper PA-28 was practicing takeoffs and landings as a part of an instructional flight with a two-man flight crew and one passenger.
During one of the touch-and-go landings, the aircraft experienced a hard landing, causing the subsequent collapse of the left main landing gear, FAA officials said.
Thursday morning an unidentified man allegedly ran on foot onto Interstate 30 hitting the back of a FedEx truck.
The man's name and injuries are unknown at the current time, but he was taken by MedFlight to Baptist Health Medical Center as a precaution, said Benton Fire Battalion Chief Greg Ford.
Earl Leonard Wagner, 96, of Benton, formerly of Hope, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospice House.
Earl was born May 26, 1918, in Lafayette, Ind., to the late Edgar and Grace Wagner.
Earl was a Master Electrician, a Navy veteran of World War II, past president of Golden Kâ€™s in Hope and a past board member of the Hope HUD Board. He was also an active member of the Hempstead County Republican Party and a member of Hope First United Methodist Church.