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Today in History

Today is Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2019. There are 197 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with

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Public affairs

Monday, June 17
Westside School Board, 7 p.m., high school library.
Leachville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall.
Lake City City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
Walnut Ridge City Council, 6 p.m., Police Complex courtroom.
Greene County Quorum

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Counterfeit bills showing up in town


Matthew Wells | The Sun
This is a side-by-side comparison showing a real $20 bill, bottom, and a fake $20 bill, top. Note the message "For Motion Picture Use Only," in place of "The United States of America," the deformed face of former U.S. President Andrew Jackson, as well as the missing words, "Federal Reserve Note," on the counterfeit bill.

By Matthew Wells, Sun Staff Writer, mwells@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — There have been 20 forgery cases involving the passing of counterfeit bills since April 2, and Detective Bill Brown is concerned.
Brown is concerned because if someone buys a

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DeJong tags Mets again


Associated Press
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez (right) celebrates Paul DeJong’s (12) solo home run during the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field Sunday.

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul DeJong again picked on a favorite foe.

DeJong tagged the Mets for a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning Sunday, sending St. Louis Cardinals over New York 4-3.

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LAPD investigates officer’s actions in Costco shooting — A2
Schumer urges FAA to require data recorders — A3
Trump calls newspaper report on Russia power grid ‘treason’ — A3
Ex-pastor accused of sexually abusing teen relative — A3
Record number of migrants coming to border — A5
Massive protests draw apology from leadership — A5
Israel moves to name settlement after Trump — A5
Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders — A5
Saudi prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks — A6
Ala. orders ‘chemical castration’ of child molesters — A7
S. America blackout leaves millions without power — A8
Johnson skips debate as Tory rivals quizzed on Brexit — A8
Razorbacks, Red Raiders collide in Omaha — B1
Woodland denies history with U.S. Open title — B1
Cardinals win 4-3 with only 3 hits — B1
Franchise fatigue continues with ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Shaft’ — B4

Read about all these and more in today's print edition or online e-Edition.

Haddish cancels Atlanta show over abortion law

ATLANTA — Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has canceled her upcoming Atlanta performance because of Georgia's new restrictive abortion law. News outlets report that the "Girls Trip" star sent a statement to ticketholders Saturday, saying she . . .

'Romeo and Juliet' director Zeffirelli dies at 96

ROME — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died . . .


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