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Today in History

Today is Thursday, September 3, the 246th day of 2015. There are 119 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 3, 1783, representatives of the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended

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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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Tourniquets: Simple tools, saving lives


Hunter Field | The Sun
Dr. Spencer Guinn applies a tourniquet to one of his medical assitants Kaitlyn McDole. Guinn helps train JPD officers to apply tourniquets to bleeding limbs.

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Greg Shelton, the Jonesboro man shot in the leg Tuesday morning, may have Black Hawk Down to thank for saving his life.
That's after he thanks Christopher Pigg, the first Jonesboro

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ASU’s Chambers welcomes opportunity


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Freshman linebacker Tajhea Chambers drops into pass coverage during drills earlier this week at Arkansas State.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Tajhea Chambers will receive an introduction to college football like few others. It was only a year ago that Chambers began his senior season as quarterback at Tift County High School in. . . more »


Murder trial may be delayed — A2
Police search for robbery suspect — A2
Goodson to run for chief justice — A3
City faces 2nd suit over fatal vehicle slide into pond — A3
Obama seals nuke win as party finds 34 votes — A5
Deadly blasts rip through mosque — A5
Early voting begins Tuesday — A6
Jonesboro schools may cut bond interest rates — A7
Arrest made in August shooting — A7
Sex offender accused of noncompliance — A7
School leaders need help with spelling bee — A8
Lawrence County seeks sales tax hike — A8
Tourniquets: Simple tools, saving lives — A8
Corning residents hope feed mill will spur economy — A8
Public library to host free health programs — A9
Colbert ready for debut as host of ‘Late Show’ — A10

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

Baker tries to rescue neighbor in high-rise fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Dylan Baker tried to rescue an elderly neighbor before escaping a high-rise apartment fire in Manhattan. It happened on the 33rd floor of a building on West 43rd Street just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Baker, who has a recurring TV . . .

McCaul writing book on homeland security

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal. McCaul's "Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland — and How to Thwart Them" will be published Jan. . . .


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