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Today in History

Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, 25, the German ace known as the "Red Baron" who was believed to have downed 80 enemy

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Public Affairs

Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Paragould City Council, 6 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Walnut Ridge Airport Commission, noon, Terminal Building.
Manila City Council, 5 p.m., City Ha

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Centenarian encourages others to live life to fullest

Grant Stewart | The Sun
Austin Burnett gives Ina Martin a birthday hug while Luke Kellerwatches from behind. The boys were part of a group of three to four year olds who sang happy birthday to Martin for her 100th birthday party on Thursday morning.

By Grant Stewart, Sun Staff Writer, gstewart@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Ina Martin was born on April 19, 1918, in a world that looked vastly different to the one she saw on her 100th birthday, but Martin said she has enjoyed seeing the changes

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Run in 9th lifts Troy over A-State

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Grant Hawkins reaches down to tag out Troy’s Brandon Lockridge on an attempted steal of second base during the first inning of Friday’s game at Tomlinson Stadium.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Tough seasons are filled with tough losses. Add another to Arkansas State's ledger.

Troy rallied with a run in the sixth inning to tie and plated the winning run in the ninth on a bases-loaded. . . more »

Missouri governor charged over charity donor list — A2
Kan. boosts projected tax collections by $540M — A2
Food bank donation campaign kicks off — A6
Police looking for missing man — A7
Police: Teen cited for threatening teacher — A7
Haley's pushback draws fans, rattles WH — A8
Charles to succeed queen as Commonwealth head — A8
IS group to give up last pocket in Damascus — A8
Motive for killing 2 officers may never be clear — A8
Memoir of Jewish boy draws scrutiny — A9
Democrats allege campaign, Russia conspiracy — A10
In walkouts, students look to turn outrage into action — A10
Leak crackdown talk yields Comey, Trump agreement — A10
Cohen told to declare 5th Amendment right — A10
Students receive scholarships to Culver-Stockton — A11
Policeman: Arrested reporters had been entrapped — A12
Gunfire in Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians — A12
Student protesters removed by police — A12
Eight convicted in case alleging Mafia collusion — A12
Science: Plastic pollution problem is huge — A13
Westside Middle School announces EAST program — A14
3rd suspect arrested in concert shooting — A14
Sliding tech companies lower stocks — B6
Arvest Bank buys Bear State Financial — B6
Trump officials push back against criticism — B6
Avicii, producer-DJ, dies at age 28 — B8

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

Parker calls Cynthia Nixon's run 'exciting'

NEW YORK — Cynthia Nixon's quest for the governorship of New York state has at least one high-profile fan excited — Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker said Thursday her former "Sex and the City" co-star would be "right for New York." The actress spoke . . .

Portman snubs 'Jewish Nobel,' triggers backlash

JERUSALEM — Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel" because of "extreme distress" over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in the country's political establishment. Portman . . .

April 2018