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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, May 25, the 146th day of 2016. There are 220 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 25, 1916, the Chicago Tribune published an interview with Henry Ford in which the automobile industrialist was quoted as

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Public Affairs Calendar

Craighead County Solid Waste Commission, 3:30 p.m., 238 County Road 476.
Thursday, June 2
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal co

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Teen found safe in flash flooding

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro officials search for a boy who went missing Tuesday afternoon near Southwest Drive. The teenager was found safe hours later near the intersection of Culberhouse Street and Sims Avenue, not far from where he was

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Red Wolves begin SBC tourney with ULL

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State's Austin Baker, right, is congratulated by teammate Jake Bakamus after Baker slammed a home run in a 12-4 win over Louisiana-Monroe on April 23 at Tomlinson Stadium. The Red Wolves open up Sun Belt Conference tournament play today at 7:30 p.m. against Louisiana-Lafayette in San Marcos, Texas.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — It took Arkansas State two days by bus to arrive at the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament. The charter company ASU uses requires its bus drivers log only so many hours in a day, forcing the. . . more »

Plant explosion leaves 2 hurt — A3
UA System seeks tuition, fee increases — A3
Funeral home fined in corpse-stacking case — A3
Cosby ordered to stand trial in assault case — A7
Feds seek death penalty in Charleston massacre — A7
Officer's trial reveals Baltimore police problems — A11
Governor says taking donations was legal — A11
Alleged IS sympathizer faces terrorism charge — A11
Forensic expert believes explosion downed plane — A12
Paris families meet magistrates — A12
Shock, fear after bombings in Syria — A12

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

Missouri Sen. Blunt calls on VA secretary to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator on Tuesday called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to resign after McDonald compared long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park. Sen. Roy Blunt of . . .

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans visit Avengers fan with cancer

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Avengers have teamed up to lift the spirits of a teenage fan with leukemia. Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. joined Captain America Chris Evans to visit 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox at his home in Southern California on . . .

May 2016