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The opioid crisis through the eyes of rehab centers


Jacob Wiegand | The Sun

John 3:16 Ministries residents Zack Parr (from left), of Poplar Buff, Mo., Alex Berry, of Jonesboro, and Ken Kelly, of Little Rock, help with curtains of a stage backdrop during setup for John 3:16 Ministries Community Fest on Friday at First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro. The event takes place today at the arena and features such attractions as music, a live auction, food and a free "Kids Korner" with games and bounce houses.

JONESBORO — Alex Berry was a promising athlete in high school until he was ejected from a vehicle during a car accident.
After being in a medically induced coma for two weeks, he woke up and was given a prescription of oxycodone.
"That was the . . .


Energetic JHS cruises in benefit game


Jacob Wiegand | The Sun

Jonesboro sophomore quarterback Cross Jumper runs with the ball during the first quarter of Friday’s benefit game against Forrest City at Cooksey-Johns Field. Jonesboro won 35-20.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — Jonesboro played with passion and energy Friday in its benefit game against Forrest City.

The Hurricane built a big lead in the first half and went on to win 35-20 at Cooksey-Johns Field.

Jonesboro . . .


Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser


LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee's restraining order against a former business manager has been extended for three years. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved the move Friday, ordering Keya Morgan to stay away from the Marvel Comics mogul and his . . .



Young Thug booked on weapons charge


LOS ANGELES — Rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car, authorities said Friday. The rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was booked on a weapons possession charge just after . . .