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Today in History

Today is Thursday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2015. There are 273 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 2, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond,

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Post-acute care hospital moving ahead as planned

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Steve Patterson, an employee of Schindler Elevator Corp., makes adjustments to elevators Wednesday in the former NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital building to make them Americans with Disabilities Act compliant.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Northeast Arkansas is closer to having a local long-term acute care hospital as plans for Arkansas Continued Care Hospital in Jonesboro are moving forward.
Al Brodell, CEO of

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ASU rallies to beat SEMO, 12-10

Suzhannah Dolle | Special to The Sun
Arkansas State's Zach George (7) dives back into first base as Georgia State first baseman Matt Rose attempts to retrieve the ball earlier this season. ASU rallied to beat Southeast Missouri 12-10 Tuesday night and will host Tennessee this evening at Tomlinson Stadium.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Arkansas State rallied from a six-run deficit and held on behind strong relief outings by Chandler Hawkins and Adam Grantham to defeat Southeast Missouri State 12-10 Tuesday night at Capaha Field. Grantham earned his first. . . more »

Ex-congressman who gave Bill Clinton first defeat dies at age 92 A3
House OKs Ten Commandments bill A3
Excessive iced tea caused man's kidney issues A3
Germanwings crash victims' bodies held A5
Iran extensions underscore Obama's dilemma A5
Iraq government touts Tikrit victory A5
Jonesboro man accused of molesting boy A6
Harley-Davidson missing after burglary A6
Arrest tied to chase, officer's injury./See A7
Bono man arrested after meth find./See A7
Pocahontas reconstructs levee in the city A8
A-State mourns faculty member's death A8
Feces, urine odors prompt removal of two children A8
Legislators work to wind up current session A9
A-State to host paper plane competition A9

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

Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer

LONDON (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75. Her death was announced on the website and Twitter account of her son, Julian Lennon and confirmed by his . . .

Angelou play in development by Tavis Smiley, Kenny Leon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the nearly 30-year friendship that Tavis Smiley shared with Maya Angelou, he learned the renowned writer's views on life and how to live it to the fullest. One year after Angelou's death, TV and radio host Smiley is joining with . . .

April 2015