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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2015. There are 36 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 25, 1915, a new version of the Ku Klux Klan, targeting blacks, Jews, Catholics and immigrants, was founded by William Josep

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Public Affairs Calendar

Events listed in this column are generally open to the public, although admission fees may be charged. To request changes or additions or notify The Sun of special meetings for this listing, call 935-5525 or 1-800-237-5341, fax to 935-5823 or

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Retailers get ready for Black Friday

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Erin Morgan, a Sephora product consultant, stocks shelves Tuesday at JCPenney at The Mall at Turtle Creek.

BY WILL BOWDEN, Sun Staff Writer, wbowden@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A red discount tag and a delicious fried turkey are both symbols of the Thanksgiving season to Margey Collins.
"All the family comes over and we chow down, then its off to Walmart,"

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A-State enters AVCA poll at No. 25

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State volleyball coach David Rehr talks to the team during a break in an October match against Texas State. The Red Wolves entered the AVCA Top 25 on Monday for the first time ever at No. 25.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State is ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll for the first time in school history. The Red Wolves checked in at No. 25 in the poll released by the AVCA on Monday afternoon. A-St. . . more »

Officer charged with murdering teen — A9
Five shot at Minneapolis protest — A9
Putin criticizes Turkey for downing jet — A10
Traffic stop ends in bloodshed — A7
Officials warm up to self-driving cars — A7
University cancels classes over hate speech — A7
State health task force nears opinion — A8
Jury: Okla. man defrauded Broyles Foundation — A8
WWII tugboat arrives at museum — A8
Clerk pleads not guilty to tampering — A8
Pair charged in son's accidental death — A8
Woman found dead in Little Rock home — A8
Traffic deaths increase sharply — A6

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

John Stamos pleads no contest to driving under the influence

John Stamos has pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of a drug that was filed after his arrest earlier this year in Beverly Hills, California, and he has been sentenced to three years of probation. Los Angeles Superior Court . . .

When it's comedy time, 'The Big Bang Theory' rules

NEW YORK (AP) — No one is coming close to challenging "The Big Bang Theory" when Americans turn on prime-time television in search of a few laughs. The Nielsen company's ratings last week illustrate the CBS comedy's dominance. Nielsen said 15.2 million . . .

November 2015