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Today in History

Today is Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2016. There are 325 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 10, 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov lost the first game of a match in Philadelphia against an IBM computer

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Public Affairs Calendar

Jonesboro Economical Transportation System Advisory Board, 4 p.m., first floor conference room, Municipal Center.
Thursday, Feb. 11
Randolph County Quorum Court, 7 p.m., Randolph County Courthouse.
Caraway City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.

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City tests panic button technology


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Second-shift supervisor Jennifer Myers watches one of her monitors during a test of the Rave Panic Button system Tuesday at the Jonesboro E911 Center.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The Municipal Center now has the capability to expedite emergency notifications in case of a fire, medical issue, police call or other situation, then spread the word to everyone who

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Westside wraps up 4A-3 crown


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Westside’s Rico Mayo scores over Brookland’s Riley Adams during the third quarter of Tuesday’s game at Warrior Gym. Mayo scored 10 of his 18 points in the third quarter as the Warriors took the lead on their way to a 53-39 victory over the Bearcats.

By Austin Emerson, Special to The Sun JONESBORO — Westside earned its third victory of the season over Brookland on Tuesday night, but more importantly the 53-39 victory over the Bearcats clinched the outright 4A-3 conference championship for the. . . more »


Trump, Sanders win N.H. — A2
Woman gets life in killing — A3
State drops change to teachers' bonus — A3
Woman suspected in inmate's escape — A3
Officials: IS determined to strike U.S. this year — A11
Pentagon seeks funds to act in Libya, Africa — A12
Cosby's ex-lawyer dismissed from suit — B8
Treat your love to DIY doughnuts — A14

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

Cosby's ex-lawyer dismissed from lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed model Janice Dickinson's defamation claim filed against Bill Cosby's former lawyer for denying her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982. However, Los Angeles County Superior . . .

Jennifer Garner urges lawmakers to fund children's program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is asking Kentucky lawmakers to spend $1 million on an early-childhood education program. The star of the TV show "Alias" and movies including "Juno" and "Dallas Buyers Club" testified before the . . .


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