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Today in History

Today is Thursday, May 5, the 126th day of 2016. There are 240 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 5, 1866, the town of Waterloo, New York, observed a day honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil War. (Although a proclamation

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Public Affairs Calendar

Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, May 9
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference r

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Vacant Virgil house destroyed


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro firefighters responded to a vacant house fire Wednesday at Virgil Lane off Greensboro Road. The cause of the fire is under investigation,

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Blazers sweep into 5A state tournament


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Valley View’s Joe Waleszonia reaches first base before Blytheville’s Brandon Harvey (right) during Tuesday’s doubleheader at Valley View. The Blazers, who swept the Chickasaws, earned a Class 5A state tournament berth.

By Denton Postlewait, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Valley View swept Blytheville 10-0, 13-0 in 5A-East conference baseball Tuesday to secure a spot in next week's Class 5A state tournament. With the sweep of Blytheville, Valley View needed. . . more »


Search continues for attempted murder suspect — A2
Trump nomination causing GOP agony — A3
Vetoes bucked conservative base — A3
US: LGBT law violates civil rights — A3
Navy SEAL was part of rescue team — A3
US declares Aleppo cease-fire — A5
Brazil Senate wants president impeached — A5
NATO alliance gets new supreme commander — A5
Early voting for consolidation under way — A7
Suspects stole $6,500 watch — A7
Police arrest nine sex offenders in sting — A7
Police: Iowa man arrested in kidnapping — A7
Council candidates pay own way in campaign — A8
Church to host National Day of Prayer service — A8
Lawmakers give initial OK to budget — A9
Jonesboro man charged in Burger King theft — A9
Mayfest to feature tightrope act — A10

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

Stones ask Trump to stop playing their songs

The Associated Press The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events. In a statement Wednesday, the rock band said they have not given permission to the Trump . . .

Wilmore says his 'tone didn't fit room' in D.C. performance

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Larry Wilmore says his "tone didn't fit the room" at the White House Correspondents Association speech but believes his use of the term "n---a" to address President Obama may open an important dialogue for the country. The . . .


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