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Today in History

Today is Friday, July 3, the 184th day of 2015. There are 181 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North as

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Host of burglaries solved with arrest

Courtesy JPD
Jonesboro Police Detective Jeremy Parnell catalogs some of the stolen property recovered from an apartment Wednesday afternoon. Michael Dewayne Crenshaw, 36, was arrested, and is believed to be responsible for at least 18 residential burglaries.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Police may have found the man responsible for at least 18 residential burglaries that have occurred in North Jonesboro over the past eight months.
The Arkansas Department of Community

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Cards fire scouting director amid scandal

Associated Press
St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak addresses the media April 27 in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals say they fired scouting director Chris Correa Thursday, but declined to say why.

By R.B. Fallstrom, Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team. . . more »

Court weighs blocking Tulsa grand jury probe — A2
Alabama counties comply with gay marriage ruling — A2
Greek voters undecided ahead of referendum — A5
‘Britain’s Schindler’ Winton dies at 106 — A5
Obama draws line with ‘mean’ GOP — A5
Man accused of raping child — A6
Trial continued for ex-teacher — A6
Fulton County Fair to sell photo mats — A7
Report: Polar bears in peril because of global warming — A7
U.S. drone strike kills Islamic State leader — A8
Counterterror policy faces criticism — A8
Obama backtracks on college ratings — A8
State finds larger budget surplus than expected — A9
GOP plans religious protections — A9
Boko Haram guns down 97 in Nigerian mosque — A11

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

USPS to offer Presley greatest hits CD with stamp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is offering an Elvis Presley greatest hits CD to go along with a new commemorative stamp. "ELVIS FOREVER" will be available online and in select post offices beginning Aug. 12 along with the stamp, which . . .

Manzano, who played Maria on 'Sesame Street,' retiring

NEW YORK (AP) — "Sesame Street" is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show since 1971, is retiring. Manzano, 65, broke the news earlier this week at the American Library Association Annual . . .

July 2015