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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2016. There are 66 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 26, 1861, the legendary Pony Express officially ceased operations, giving way to the transcontinental telegraph. (The last run

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Public Affairs Calendar

Today, Oct. 26
Craighead County Solid Waste Commission, 3:30 p.m., 238 County Road 476.
Monday, Oct. 31
Gosnell School Board, 7:30 p.m., school administration building.
Hillcrest School Board, 5:30 p.m., superintendent's office,

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Students celebrate being drug-free

Sarah Morris | The Sun
About 900 Craighead County students marched up Main Street to the Craighead County Courthouse on Tuesday for the Out of the Dark School Chapters’ sixth-annual Leave Your Mark rally in Downtown Jonesboro. The rally celebrated the students’ decision to be drug-free.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Faith Marshall chose to be drug-free because she knows the havoc drugs can wreak on a person's life. Her mother overdosed when she was 5 years old.
"My parents got into drugs real

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Lady Blazers roll in state tourney opener

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Valley View's Emily Grace Calhoon goes up for a block against Farmington's Anna Dutton during first round action Tuesday at the Class 5A state volleyball tournament at Blazer Gym. Valley View won 25-12, 25-17, 24-14.

Special To The Sun JONESBORO — Valley View had no trouble proving its legitimacy as a top seed Tuesday on the opening day of the Class 5A state volleyball tournament, routing West No. 4 seed Farmington in three sets. The Lady Blazers, who impr. . . more »

Asa eyes medical marijuana alternative — A3
Asa to parks: Take over War Memorial — A3
Planners turn down apartment proposals — A2
Iraq battles IS far from Mosul — A11
Pakistani cadets recount fleeing — A11
GOP views Obamacare report as lifeline — A12
Trump brand loses luster with affluent — A12
Reading Podesta's emails now a ritual — A12
Trump denies TV interest as show debuts — B8
Suspect sought in Oklahoma killings — A7
Boy, 16, shot outside Utah middle school — A7

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

Gary Condit to discuss Chandra Levy case on 'Dr. Phil'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former congressman Gary Condit is set to discuss the 2001 disappearance and death of Washington intern Chandra Levy on the "Dr. Phil" show. Levy vanished 15 years ago, and her body was found the next year in Washington's . . .

Trump: 'No interest' in Trump TV; campaign debuts show

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no interest in a "Trump TV" media venture should he lose the election, a notion that has persisted this week after a television-like alternative to the network nightly news programs began streaming . . .

October 2016