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Today in History

Today is Saturday, April 25, the 115th day of 2015. There are 250 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On April 25, 1945, during World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe (EL'-beh) River, a meeting that

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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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Wild goose chase becomes life lesson


April Lewis | Special to The Sun
Tag, named as an acronym for The Amazing Goose, was spotted by April Lewis and her husband on Tuesday at Craighead Forest Park. Tag, a goose with only one wing, had been released at Craighead Forest Park in April 2014 after an injury led to the amputation of his wing.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — When a few children found an injured goose dragging its wing last year, they ran home hoping their mom could save the day.
April Lewis said her three daughters and their two

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Bearcats overcome elements, Blazers


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Brookland freshman pitcher Brandon Glenn delivers a pitch during Friday’s game against Valley View at Blazer Field. Glenn earned the win as Brookland beat Valley View 11-8.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — The rain, wind and mud didn't seem to bother Brookland on Friday. The Bearcats jumped on Valley View early and held off a Blazer comeback attempt late to claim an 11-8 senior high baseball victory at. . . more »


Students give to local group — A2
UN: Over 550 civilians killed in Yemen — A2
Obama defends U.S. spying after hostage deaths — A5
Police: Gray needed care before ride — A5
Frat suspended over abuse of wounded vets — A5
Citizen Police Academy concludes in Jonesboro — A7
ASU brings top Governor's Cup honors home — A7
Nonprofit aims to help kids around the world — A9
Volunteers make sleeping mats for homeless from plastic bags — A9
Bay growing no closer to flood plain removal — A10
Officers find fugitive sex offender in attic — A10
Miracle League inspires company to swing into gear with auto bat — A10
Father-son musical duo releases new album — A11
IS ambush kills general, 3 staff — A12
Armenia remembers killing of 1.5 million — A12

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

Sawyer Sweeten of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies at 19

NEW YORK (AP) — Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 19. Sweeten committed suicide, his sister Madylin Sweeten, said in a statement. There were no other details. Madylin, . . .

Tapper to host Sunday program on CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Tapper will take over as host of CNN's Sunday morning public affairs program "State of the Union" in June. The former ABC newsman, who hosts a weekday afternoon program on CNN, replaces Candy Crowley. She left CNN in December and a . . .


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