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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2016. There are 91 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 1, 1939, Winston Churchill described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" during a radio address on the

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Public Affairs Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 6
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance and Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, Oct. 10
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m.,

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Tarver defense says evidence lacking


Sun file photo
Richard Jordan Tarver (left) is on trial for the murder of Lavinda Counce, 90, of Bay.

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — DNA tests, blood tests, fingerprints and scientific analysis were all used by law enforcement to tie all the scenes together, but the jury learned Friday the only scientific

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Chicks overwhelm Raiders


Kevin Turbeville | The Sun
Blytheville’s Corey Weatherspoon cuts around a block by teammate Jaden Martin on a 33-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter of Friday night’s 5A-East game at Raider Field. Blytheville took a 40-0 halftime lead and went on to win 46-0.

By Austin Emerson, Special to The Sun JONESBORO — In a matchup of two teams looking to avoid a 0-2 start in the 5A-East conference, Blytheville turned in a dominant effort to defeat Nettleton 46-0 at Raider Field. Demekko Clark led Blytheville. . . more »


State OKs incentives for convention center — A2
Lawmaker slams Olympic tax bill — A2
Clinton calls Trump tirade 'unhinged' — A5
Trump: Campaign good for his hotels — A5
Publications support Clinton in landslide — A5
Entergy plans upgrades — A6
Reyno man killed in vehicle accident — A6
Man pistol-whipped during altercation — A6
Police: 3 intruders beat, robbed woman — A6
Justice who defied feds on marriage suspended — A7
Records: Suspect stole ID to obtain passport — A8
Police killing shakes diverse suburb — A8
20 election systems targeted by hackers — A8
Engineer in crash not yet interviewed — A8
Peres, famous for peace efforts, laid to rest — A11
State Park will host fall event — A12
Perkins contributes essay to WWI book — A12
Edwards sues AG over contracts — A13
Panel to review quality in Buffalo watershed — A14
Group fights liability proposal challenges — A14

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

Temple University to honor Fey

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University is honoring Tina Fey with a special media award. The actress will receive the Philadelphia school's Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award at a luncheon on Oct. 7. Fey isn't a Temple alumna, but her late father studied . . .

Actress: Media needs to represent full-figured woman

NEW YORK (AP) — If you check Danielle Brooks' Instagram account, you'll see plenty of poses that ooze self-confidence, from shots of the "Orange is the New Black" star in glamorous outfits to a selfie of her with her midriff exposed. But full-figured . . .


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