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Today in History

Today is Friday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2016. There are 92 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 30, 1791, Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" premiered in Vienna, Austria.
On this date:
In 1777, the Continental Congress —

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Public Affairs Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 6
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance and Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, Oct. 10
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m.,

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Vets raise awareness of PTSD help


Sarah Morris | The Sun
David Gordy (right), director of the Arkansas chapter of the PTSD Foundation of America, hands out brochures after speaking Thursday as part of Arkansas State University’s 2016-17 Lecture-Concert Series. Gordy, of Jonesboro, is a U.S. Army combat veteran. He discussed post traumatic stress disorder.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — It was about midnight when David Gordy of Jonesboro got the call: A combat veteran, who lived 20 miles away, was sitting in his kitchen with a gun, considering suicide.
That

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Raiders' Henry welcomes leadership role


Kevin Turbeville | The Sun
Junior quarterback Deondre Henry has led Nettleton to a 3-1 start that includes comeback victories on the road against Pocahontas and Mountain Home.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — In his second season as starting quarterback at Nettleton, junior Deondre Henry has grown into a leader on and off the football field. Henry (6-0, 173) has helped guide the Raiders to a 3-1 start and has. . . more »


UN warns of disaster in Aleppo — A5
Israel pays respects to former president — A5
India hits militants across Kashmir line — A5
Police seize 30 pounds of pot, $4,000 cash — A6
Fight over fence results in arrest — A6
Carter: U.S. to fortify military in Asia — A7
Brown signs law for gender-neutral restrooms — A7
Researchers sample rich deep-sea area off Hawaii — A7
Police: Woman assaulted officer, roommate — A7
Phishing scam impacts local school district — A8
Randolph tax revenue rises — A8
Cook aims to unseat Render — A8
Judge dismisses racial claims in school suit — A9
LR police release video of lawmaker's arrest — A9
Scientists: Unsafe temps ahead — A13
House lawmakers blast Wells Fargo CEO — B5
Stocks skid on woes of drugmakers, banks — B5
Warren claims student debt was mishandled — B5

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

Jackson debuts apparent baby bump in London

NEW YORK — Months after saying she was planning a family, Janet Jackson has been spotted sporting an apparent baby bump. The 50-year-old singer announced in April that she was postponing her tour because she planning a family with husband Wissam Al . . .

Pitt skips film premiere to focus on 'situation'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A producer says "we all respect his privacy" as Brad Pitt skipped his first public appearance after last week's split with Angelina Jolie Pitt. He didn't attend the premiere of Terrence Malick's new documentary Wednesday night as . . .


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