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Fire takes downtown landmark


Keith Inman | The Sun

Jonesboro firefighters douse the flames at the vacant Union Pacific Railroad Roundhouse on Saturday at 102 S. Church St. in Downtown Jonesboro.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Smoke filled Downtown Jonesboro on Saturday, as a building formerly used by Union Pacific Railroad to maintain steam engines burned.
Firefighters were called to the scene at . . .


Red Wolves maul Monroe 31-17


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Arkansas State wide receiver Kirk Merritt, right, pulls away from a Louisiana-Monroe defender during Saturday's Sun Belt Conference game at Centennial Bank Stadium. Merritt had two touchdowns as A-State won 31-17.

By Matthew V. Roberson
Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — What seemed like an impossibility a month ago, isn't all that far-fetched an idea anymore.
Arkansas State continued its climb to the top of the Sun Belt Conference West Division with a 31-17 victory . . .


Bieber, ex-neighbor settle long-running suit


LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber has agreed to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by a former neighbor whose house the pop singer egged. A document filed Friday shows the case has been resolved in its entirety. No details were given about the . . .



Obama's memoir sells more than 725,000 copies


NEW YORK — First day sales for Michelle Obama's "Becoming" topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the figures include sales and pre-orders for the former first . . .