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Today in History

Today is Saturday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2018. There are 163 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On July 21, 1925, the so-called "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for

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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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Two sue Rogers for deteriorating building

Kenneth Heard | The Sun
The City of Walnut Ridge closed access to an Abbey Road building owned by J.R. Rogers after bricks and debris began falling from it. Two other businessmen have sued Rogers, saying they were forced to move their businesses from the building because of the danger of it falling in.

By Kenneth Heard, Sun Staff Writer, kheard@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — Two downtown Walnut Ridge business owners have filed suit against a former mayor of the city, saying a deteriorating building he owns has forced them to move.
Dan Mullen

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A-State puts 9 on preseason All-SBC team

Sun file photo
Senior running back Warren Wand (left) and senior quarterback Justice Hansen are among nine Arkansas State players who were chosen for the preseason All-Sun Belt Conference football team. Hansen is the SBC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — A day after being announced as the Sun Belt Conference preseason favorite, Arkansas State was also among the leaders when the league announced its preseason all-conference football team.

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NRA, others file suit against Seattle over gun-storage law — A2
Jonesboro called leader in job growth — A6
Branson mourns 17 killed in sinking of boat — A8
Trump was taped talking of paying for model’s story — A8
White House rejects Putin’s idea for Ukraine referendum — A8
Sex abuse allegations levied against cardinal — A9
Vatican-OK’d journal strikes out against U.S. evangelicals — A9
Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza — A10
Honduran baby finds his way back to parents’ arms — A10
U.S. presses China, Russia to enforce sanctions on N. Korea — A10
Man with knife attacks crowded bus — A10
Soaring temperatures bring dangerous heat — A11
Johnson, Kisner share British Open lead — B1
Bethancourt’s homer sinks Memphis — B2
UA puts 3 on preseason All-SEC team — B3
Nationals’ Strasburg loses; Braves win 8-5 — B4
Stocks end slightly lower — B5
MGM Resorts looks to never-tested law to sue shooting victims — B5
Trump heightens threat of China tariffs with no beneficial deal in sight — B7
Smithsonian portrait gallery explores diversity in lynchings — B7

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

David Spade: Family coming together after Kate Spade's death

LOS ANGELES — Just a month after funeral services for his sister-in-law, comic-actor David Spade was back to business, promoting his new movie. But he also offered a few words about his family tragedy. Fashion designer Kate Spade was married to David's . . .

Common goes back to school to help teachers

NEW YORK — Rapper Common has won three Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award but a recent visit to a New York City school was "humbling" — mainly because many of the students were too young to know his music. The award-winner showed up at P.S. . . .

July 2018