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Today in History

Today is Monday, March 30, the 89th day of 2015. There are 276 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 30, 1945, during World War II, the Soviet Union invaded Austria with the goal of taking Vienna, which it accomplished

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Animals roam The Mall at Turtle Creek

Christi Crawford | The Sun
Jennifer Walton and her 4-year-old daughter Madelyn ride one of the Happy Rides' oversized plush animals on Monday at The Mall at Turtle Creek.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Lions and tigers and bears, oh my — and no, it's not a yellow brick road or a zoo!
Hieu Luc opened Happy Rides, bringing 11 plush ride-on animals to The Mall at Turtle

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Westside clobbers Nettleton 25-6

Ben Cowens | The Sun
Westside second baseman Megan Howlett fields a grounder during the second inning of the Lady Warriors' softball game at Nettleton on Monday. Westside scored eight times in third inning to open a big lead and ultimately won 25-6.

JONESBORO — Westside's young softball team had struggled to a 1-4 start to the season entering Monday's contest with crosstown Nettleton. But in a single offensive explosion, the Lady Warriors doubled their win total. Westside batted around in. . . more »

A-State students react to religious freedom bill A2
Pharmacists' group discourages giving drugs for executions A2
Car hits police vehicle at Fort Meade; 1 dead A3
Co-pilot once treated for suicidal tendencies A3
Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels A3
Auditor's office suffers 2nd death A5
BNSF railroad adds new safety regulations A5
New Hampshire mom killed daughters, self A5
Man facing drug charge A6
Homeland Security probe opened after traffic stop A6
Marathon bombing jurors see autopsy photos A7
Crash of church van kills 8 A7
Train disaster training held in Walnut Ridge A8
Men accused of having sex with minors A8
Officer hospitalized following foot chase A8

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

Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was chosen a little . . .

Attorney: Williams' wife wants to keep wedding tuxedo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for the wife and adult children of Robin Williams have agreed to try to resolve their dispute out of court involving personal items of the late actor. Attorneys in the case agreed Monday in San Francisco Superior Court to . . .

March 2015