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Today in History

Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state as President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation. (In order to

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Caraway rebuilding slowly after tornado

Sarah Morris | The Sun
Sergio Herrea smooths out wet cement for a new sidewalk in downtown Caraway on Wednesday. The community is working to rebuild its downtown after a tornado destroyed several buildings exactly one year ago.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
CARAWAY — Transformers leader Optimus Prime will celebrate Halloween in Caraway tonight, exactly one year after an EF1 tornado swept through town.
Ashley Bupp said Optimus Prime — also known

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JHS seeks rare victory over Cabot

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro’s Lamar Haynes catches a 26-yard touchdown pass during the second quarter of the Hurricane’s victory over Searcy last Friday at Cooksey-Johns Field. The Hurricane visits Cabot tonight.

By Cory Clark, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Since 1992 Jonesboro and Cabot have played almost every year on the football field. And since 1992, the Hurricane has only beaten the Panthers twice. The Hurricane will try to make it three wins tonight. . . more »

Who won a record six PGA Player of the Year Awards-Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer or Tom Watson?

What Baltimore Colts great led the NFL in passing in the 1960s, with 26548 yards?

Who became the youngest and oldest player to win the Masters, in 1963 and 1986?

In 2011 who held the record for the most starts at the Daytona 500?

What city was the Lakers in before going to Los Angeles?

Who was involved as a player or coach in three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, two with the Eagles and one with the Bears?

Who is the All time NBA assist leader and how many?

Considering that India has a population exeeding one billion people, how many gold medals did India win at the Beijing games of 2008?

Pentagon considering empowering Sunni tribes
Giants' World Series win turns violent
4 killed in Kansas airport plane crash
Efforts to negotiate with nurse hit snag
Justices mull rape-murder case
State high court denies appeal in murder case
Ex-Bono alderman's trial date scheduled
Out of the Dark Coalition meets
Sex offender gets 30 months for guilty plea
Kum & Go settles disabilities lawsuit
First presidential debate in works for GOP
Mississippi County landfill in state of urgency
Police accuse caregiver of stealing cash from patient
Four candidates vie to be Hoxie's next mayor
Proposed raise cut from budget
DAV grant to aid ASU's Beck PRIDE Center vets
Jonesboro B&PW recognizes Women of the Year
Pryor, Cotton reach outside party strongholds
Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
Jerusalem holy site closed after shooting

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

Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor. Boguslawa Marcinkowska, a spokeswoman for . . .

Knight to stay in Vegas jail through weekend

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rap music figure Marion "Suge" Knight had a Las Vegas traffic warrant reduced to a parking ticket on Thursday, but was returned in custody to the Clark County jail to await a Monday extradition hearing in a California robbery case. Las . . .

October 2014