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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2016. There are 329 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Ill.
On this date:
In 1778,

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, Feb. 8
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex; Public Service, Transportation and Finance committees meeting.
Brookland City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall.
Buffalo Island Central

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Super Bowl traditions thrive in NEA


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Phillip Laird, a cook for Wingstop, prepares an order of wings Friday at the Wingstop, 1699 Red Wolf Blvd. in Jonesboro.

By Molly Hilburn, Sun Staff Writer, molly@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Traditions have always been a part of life in Northeast Arkansas and with Super Bowl 50 approaching this Sunday, nothing has changed.
Regardless of their plans, Northeast Arkansans

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ASU limps into Troy doubleheader


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State senior forward Amanda Lawson is carried off the court after being injured during the third quarter of Thursday’s game against South Alabama. Lawson suffered an ankle sprain and is not expected to play today against Troy.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Both Arkansas State basketball teams are feeling the pain of long and unforgiving seasons. Arkansas State returns to Sun Belt Conference play this afternoon for a women's and men's doubleheader. . . more »


Ivy League professors debate Cruz's eligibility — A5
Senate is slow to act on Obama nominees — A5
Slain Oregon occupier hailed as hero — A5
Woman: Sex offender not living with her — A6
Man arrested, others deny meth ownership — A6
Texan charged with transporting meth in Tennessee — A7
Snyder defends outbreak work — A8
Obama, Xi discuss North Korea rocket — A8
'Affluenza' teen transferred to adult jail — A8
Historic step: Pope, Russian patriarch to meet — A9
Death of judge's infant son still under review — A10
Gosnell School has 2 incidents in week — A10
Documentary on chaplain in the works — A10
Police: OnStar stops teens in stolen truck — A10
Deer hit with book; three men charged — A12

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

Barker part of Naval Air Station anniversary

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Former "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker will return to a Texas military installation where he became a Navy fighter pilot to help celebrate its 75th anniversary. Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on Thursday announced the . . .

Dave Mirra dies at 41 of apparent suicide

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina, police say. He was 41. Greenville police said Thursday night that Mirra's body was found earlier in the day with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot . . .


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