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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2019. There are 251 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 24, 1980, the United States launched an unsuccessful attempt to free the American hostages in Iran, a mission that resulted

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Public Affairs

Craighead County Solid Waste Commission and Solid Waste Disposal Authority, noon, 238 Craighead 476.
Monday, April 29
Gosnell School Board, 5 p.m., school administration building.
Hillcrest School Board, 5:30 p.m., superintende

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JHS alumnus honors class with bricks


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Lowell Thompson with the Jonesboro Public Schools Maintenance Department places bricks with the names of members from the Jonesboro High School Class of 1960 that had been purchased by Dr. William Bridger of Montgomery, Ala., and member of that class on

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Lady Hurricane sweeps key twinbill


Cole Turbeville | Paxton News Bureau
Jonesboro’s Maddi Miles celebrates with Lady Hurricane head coach Josh Fleming after hitting a home run in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Paragould. Miles had a pair of homers on the day as the Lady Hurricane swept the Lady Rams.

By Cole Turbeville, Paxton News Bureau

JONESBORO — The Paragould Lady Rams had a 10-game winning streak snapped Tuesday afternoon in 5A-East conference softball at Jonesboro.

The Lady Rams left eight runners on base in the first game of a. . . more »


Perrin’s chief of staff resigns — A2
Weeks announces campaign for circuit judge — A5
Hard Rock proposes Pope casino resort — A5
Wife killed husband during porn dispute — A5
Murder case to be retried in June — A7
Looming wave of sex abuse cases poses threat to Boy Scouts — A8
The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report — A8
Tension emerges with Dems on impeachment — A8
AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday — A8
Justices seem ready to OK asking citizenship on census — A8
As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings — A9
Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in raid — A9
DeJong, Molina lift Cardinals over Brewers — B1
Razorbacks rout Demons, 19-2 — B3
S&P 500, Nasdaq close at highs — B4
Feds: Ex-CEO is first drug exec indicted — B4
Oil prices climb in wake of Iranian oil sanctions decision — B4
Brothers sue Smollett’s lawyers, claiming defamation — B6

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

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation

By MICHAEL TARM and CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by . . .

Bill Cosby fighting $1M a month legal bill in arbitration

By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one of the many law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the Los Angeles firm alone was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to . . .


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