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Today in History

Today is Saturday, May 28, the 149th day of 2016. There are 217 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets — Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne — were born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in

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Public Affairs Calendar

Thursday, June 2
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, June 6
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m.,

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Stars, stripes and slides


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Demiyah Gladney, 7, comes off of the waterslide with a splash while enjoying her Saturday at Crowley's Ridge State Park during the Memorial Day Celebration. See more photos of the event on A8.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Demiyah Gladney, 7, comes off of the waterslide with a splash while enjoying her Saturday at Crowley's Ridge State Park during the Memorial Day Celebration. See more photos of the event on

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A-State’s season ends with 17-10 loss


Sun Belt Conference
Arkansas State’s Daltan Lovell, right, slides into home during Saturday’s 17-10 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in the semifinal round of the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament in San Marcos, Texas. Lovell was safe on the play.

SAN MARCOS, Texas — The eighth-seeded Arkansas State baseball team jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but couldn't hold off the top seed and 17th-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette in a 17-10 loss to end the team's season at the Sun. . . more »


4 counties get road contracts — A6
JET summer youth fares begin — A6
Handwork to lead Facilities Management — A6
Marketing, Communications staff win awards — A7
Veterans sites vandalized — A7
Gorilla killed to protect child — A7
Holiday draws visitors to Crowley's Ridge park — A8
Indy's hype returns, everyone wants 100th title — B4
Logano looks to dominate in Coca-Cola 600 — B4
Poll: No excitement in White House race — B9
Sexual assault cases rely on undisclosed files — B9
Maneuvers are 'new normal' in Asia Pacific — B9
Child still critical after lightning hits 11 — B10
Syrian rebels attacked by IS — B10
Flotilla rescues 650 migrants at sea — B10

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

Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond. The acclaimed British director of "Skyfall" and "Spectre" said Saturday he will not direct the next installment in the popular spy series that started with Sean Connery's startling 1962 . . .

Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

PARIS (AP) — He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, . . .


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