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Today in History

Today is Sunday, August 2, the 214th day of 2015. There are 151 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 2, 1985, 137 people were killed when Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, crashed while attempting

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Building a 'huge loss' for downtown


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
The building at 411 Union St. is pictured the day after a large fire gutted it late Thursday night.

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — At 10 p.m. Thursday, the building at 411 Union St., looked almost identical to the way it looked in 1924.
The same white-stone trim lined the top of the building, and the same

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Stricker leads Best Under The Sun team


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro senior center midfielder Hayden Stricker is the Best Under The Sun soccer player of the year.

Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — When Hayden Stricker was on the soccer field for Jonesboro this year, he was in control of the game. The senior center midfielder tallied over 20 goals and 15 assists as the Hurricane made their sixth straight trip. . . more »


Bridge projects attract tourists A3
Unity Park expansion construction begins A6
Girlfriend gets probation in death A6
Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted A7
Volunteers build softball field in Walnut Ridge A8
Doctors battle smoking-related diseases A8
Weightlifter strongest pound for pound A8
State may allow lagging colleges to keep funds A10
Volunteers start cleanup of old school A10
11 charged with involvement in meth ring A10
Suspected Flight 370 part arrives at facility A11
Working-class Mexican barrio becomes huge rainbow mural A11
Owners sell luxury homes under hammer A12
Police chief: Cop shot teen in self-defense A12
Clinton releases emails with tax, medical info A13
Democrats still weighing Iran nuke deal A12

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

Moffat on 'Sherlock' special; how long series can go

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Sherlock" fans have grown familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons, but they may be encouraged that show-runner Steven Moffat says he could see it "going on for a long while." Speaking to TV critics Saturday at a . . .

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper, born Roderick . . .


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