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Nov 21, 2012 - The Associated Press

Aircraft search in fourth day

CHEYENNE -- The search for a small plane missing in western Wyoming is now in its fourth day.

The Sublette County Sheriff's Office says 63-year-old pilot Myles McGinnis of LaBarge was the only occupant of the Cessna 182 that left Stevensville, Mont., on Saturday. The plane was bound for Pinedale but disappeared from radar between Jackson and Bondurant.

So far, crews searching the rugged terrain from the air and on the ground have yet to locate the plane.

Girl taken by mom found safe

CHEYENNE -- A 2-year-old girl taken by her mother from a children's center in Cheyenne has been found safe.

Police say 34-year-old Misty Stricker took Angeleana Tyler from Safe Harbor at noon Tuesday. Police spokesman Daniel Long said Stricker and the girl were both found just before 11 p.m. in Cheyenne.

Police say Stricker doesn't have custody of her daughter but was granted a visit with her.

Man killed in hit-and-run on I-90

GILLETTE -- A tow truck operator is dead following what authorities charge was a hit-and-run wreck by a drunken driver in Gillette.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports 65-year-old Larry G. Schofield, of Gillette, was struck and killed by a passing pickup truck on Interstate 90 Sunday evening.

Schofield was outside his truck working to recover another vehicle that had been damaged in a collision with a deer when he was killed.

The Highway Patrol reports arresting 28-year-old Justin L. Helsper, of Gillette, on the interstate more than a mile from where Schofield was killed.

Court records state that a breath test taken more than five hours after the wreck showed Helsper's blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.

Helsper faces a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Livingston retains Farm Bureau post

LARAMIE -- Perry Livingston of Sundance has been elected to an eighth term as president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.

Livingston and his family run a cow/calf operation in Crook and Weston counties.

Livingston said in a statement that he is honored to serve Wyoming Farm Bureau members who make it a strong voice for agriculture.

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general agriculture organization. It held its annual meeting last week in Laramie.

The Farm Bureau's primary goals are to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment.

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