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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2016. There are 23 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, Dec 12
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex; Public Service, Transportation and Finance committees meeting.
Brookland City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall.
Buffalo Island Central

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WWII veterans recall Pearl Harbor

Sarah Morris | The Sun
World War II veterans Calvin Lard (left) and Cecil Wilkerson participate in the annual Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony on Wednesday at the Craighead County Courthouse. The men were among five WWII veterans on hand.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — With older brothers already in the military, Calvin Lard said they knew their nation would soon be at war, and his dad constantly listened to news on the family's radio.
But on

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Rolland-Jones earns SBC’s top honor

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State junior defensive end Ja'Von Rolland-Jones (11) sacks New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers during a game last month at Centennial Bank Stadium. Rolland-Jones was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year on Wednesday.

By Kevin Turbeville Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State's all-time quarterback sacks leader topped the list Wednesday when the Sun Belt Conference announced its football awards. Junior defensive end Ja'Von Rolland-Jones became only the second. . . more »

Cooper optimistic about agenda — A2
Congress approves biomedical bill — A3
Iraqis face IS attacks after new Mosul push — A3
Trump picks hardliner Cabinet — A5
Plane crashes after takeoff killing 48 — A5
Aleppo rebels propose 5 day cease-fire — A5
Man shoots officers, remains at large — A5
Employees concerned about 'noose' at factory — A6
Man pleads guilty in ASU football player's slaying — A6
Smoke trapped warehouse victims — A7
ASU sanctuary campus petition circulates — A8
'60 Minutes' reveals secret in Jonesboro — A8
Former athletic director's suit dismissed — A8
Craighead per-pupil spending below average — A8
Christmas Tour of Homes set Saturday in Monette — A10
Community Christmas dinner scheduled — A10

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

Crowe won't be charged over Banks scuffle

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors say they will not charge Russell Crowe with battery over a scuffle with rapper Azealia Banks in a Beverly Hills hotel room earlier this year. A charge evaluation worksheet released Wednesday by the Los Angeles . . .

Phelps to get special honor from SI

NEW YORK — Although LeBron James is getting Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year award, Michael Phelps' phenomenal year won't go unrecognized at an event next week that will celebrate both athletes. The recently retired swimmer and most . . .

December 2016