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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, October 13, the 286th day of 2015. There are 79 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On October 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval

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Public Affairs Calendar

Events listed in this column are generally open to the public, although admission fees may be charged. To request changes or additions or notify The Sun of special meetings for this listing, call 935-5525 or 1-800-237-5341, fax to 935-5823 or

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Pumpkin picking

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Pumpkin picking

Lola Murdock, 5, of Jonesboro, places a pumpkin on a pallet Monday at the pumpkin patch sponsored by the First United Methodist Church Youth Choir. The pumpkins are available now through Oct. 30 in the church's parking lot on Union

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Spotlight shines on Red Wolves, Jags

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Head coach Blake Anderson greets wide receiver J.D. McKissic during Arkansas State's victory over Idaho. The Red Wolves visit South Alabama tonight for a game that will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State should feel more than comfortable in a nationally televised midweek contest this evening. The venue, the day and the cameras are nothing new for the Red Wolves. Over the last few. . . more »

Students return to campus after shooting — A3
Mideast caught up in craze over Putin — A3
Memphis cop's killing leads to weapon charge — A3
Netanyahu: Arabs incited wave of stabbings — A3
State ordered to reveal execution drugs' source — A5
Highway alignment aims to boost safety — A5
Investors await earnings report as stocks rise — B3
Anheuser-Busch increases bid for Miller — B3
Ranch to host more film shoots — A10
Van Dyke's childhood home will be restored — A10

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

Phil Collins autobiography to be published in 2016

LONDON (AP) — Against all odds, Phil Collins has decided to write an autobiography. The former Genesis drummer and 1980s icon is one of pop music's best-selling artists, with hits including "In the Air Tonight" and "Against All Odds." Collins said in a . . .

Ranch will host more film shoots despite 'Maze Runner' flap

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The manager of a private New Mexico ranch says he will continue to let movie productions film at the site after a studio squelched rumors that actors stole American Indian artifacts while filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" . . .

October 2015