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Today in History

Today is Saturday, March 28, the 87th day of 2015. There are 278 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 28, 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Officer patiently takes abuse, threats during DWI arrest

Dustin Azlin | The Sun
Jonesboro officer Ben Stone types his narrative of the incidents that lead to the arrest of a DWI suspect March 21 after spending more than two hours dealing with the suspect's belligerence and threats aimed at him and a Sun reporter. Stone said he had another hour to go before the report was complete but said he must finish the paperwork before his shift can end.

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Most people can walk away if another acts intoxicated, belligerent and threatening in a given situation, but officers like Jonesboro Patrolman Ben Stone don't have that luxury.

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Clutch hits carry ASU past Ragin' Cajuns

Thomas Graning photo
Arkansas State shortstop Jeremy Brown throws on to first base during a baseball game at Ole Miss earlier this season. ASU opened its Sun Belt Conference series at Louisiana-Lafayette with a 10-4 victory over the Ragin' Cajuns Friday night in Lafayette, La.

LAFAYETTE, La. — Arkansas State scored five of its first seven runs with two outs before pulling away from Louisiana-Lafayette for a 10-4 victory Friday night at M.L. Tigue Moore Field. The Red Wolves (11-12 overall, 3-6 Sun Belt Conference) were tied. . . more »

Co-pilot in plane crash may have hidden illness A3
GOP balanced-budget plan gets Senate OK after House A3
Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader A5
University unveils racist chant probe findings A5
Indiana officials look to stem fallout from new religious objections law A5
Students compete in Governor's Quiz Bowl A7
Hezbollah leader slams Saudi mediation in Yemen A10
Warships move in key strait as Yemen airstrikes continue A10
Ukraine prime minister says Russia could spark new offensive A10
Police: Inmate attacked jail staff during transfer B1
Health causes street supervisor to resign B1
Man charged in noose on Ole Miss integration statue B2
Arkansas budget bill boosts funding for schools and prisons B3
ASU plans women's conference B4

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

Drea de Matteo loses apartment in NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) — Among those who lost their homes in the powerful blast and fire in Manhattan's East Village was former "Sopranos" actress Drea de Matteo. The actress took to Instagram Thursday to share two dramatic photos of firefighters battling smoke . . .

Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer dies at 83

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday. The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith — considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important . . .

March 2015