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Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2017. There are 222 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On May 23, 1967, Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, an action which helped precipitate war between Israel and its

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Public Affairs Calendar

City Water and Light Board of Directors, 1:15 p.m., CWL headquarters, 400 East Monroe.
Jonesboro Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, 3 p.m., Municipal Center, 300 S. Church St.
Sedgwick City Council, 6 p.m., Community Center.
Cave City City Co

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Man aims to help relocate pit bulls


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A pit bull puppy pictured in Caraway. The city has taken aim at the breed in recent weeks following an alleged attack on a 9-year-old boy.

BY PAT PRATT, Sun Staff Writer, ppratt@jonesborosun.com
CARAWAY A Caraway man is trying to help families and dogs affected by the city's upcoming pit bull ban.
Help Caraway Pit Bulls is trying to find homes for pit bulls before a citywide ban goes

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ASU opens postseason with Georgia State


Suzhannah Dolle | Special to The Sun
Arkansas State pitcher Bryan Ayers delivers a pitch during a game at Tomlinson Stadium earlier this season. Ayers will most likely start for the Red Wolves when they open the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament in Statesboro, Ga. The No. 7-seeded Red Wolves are set to meet No. 10-seeded Georgia State in an opening-round elmination game at 2 p.m. today.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — The Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament has a new format this season, and Arkansas State is one of the test pilots. After years of playing with an eight-team field, the Sun Belt Conference. . . more »


19 dead at Grande concert — A3
Flynn rejects Trump-Russia subpoena — A3
Trump's budget relies on domestic cuts — A3
Iran's president criticizes U.S. — A3
North Korea ready to deploy missile — A5
PR university president faces jail — A5
Doctor's son drowns in lake — A6
Thieves make quick use of stolen cards — A7
Questions on Russia following Trump — A7
Ford names furniture exec new CEO — A8
Official apologizes for lynching remark — A8
Catholics oppose 'abortion sanctuary' — A8
College suspends 13 over hazing — A8
Fox News' legal woes deepen — A9
Trump delays health care decisions — B4
Stocks back up as tech climbs — B4
Fifth 'Pirates' flick fights bloat — A10

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

2 white men, white woman are 1st picks for Bill Cosby jury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The panel that will decide Bill Cosby's fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of three jurors, two white men and one white woman. The search for 12 jurors and six alternates was expected to . . .

Review: Fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' flick fights bloat

The opening scene of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts. A weary, . . .


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