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Today in History

Today is Friday, July 29, the 211th day of 2016. There are 155 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 29, 1976, the first of eight shootings ascribed to the serial killer known as "Son of Sam" occurred on a street in The Bronx,

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, Aug. 1
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m., superintendent's office.
Riverside School Board, 6 p.m., Lake City.
Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.
Ravenden City Council, 7 p.m., Municipal Building.
Black Rock City Council, 7 p.m.,

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Sherriff Candidate to pay $2,800 in lawsuit

File photo | The Sun

Sun Staff Writer

PARAGOULD � A judge ruled against a Jonesboro police officer in a small claims lawsuit Tuesday that claimed the officer owed a local business owner thousands of dollars.

In May, Dane Adams, owner of

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New season brings conference changes

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro wide receiver Jonathan Adams (center) takes a hit after making a catch during a game against Mountain Home last year at Cooksey-Johns Field. The 6A East is one of several football conferences around the area that has added new members.

By Cory Clark, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — The new high school football season will bring changes to several conferences around the area. With practice set to begin Monday around Arkansas, the high school season is right around the corner. In. . . more »

School district buys out superintendent — A2
Duckworth lawsuit settlement binding — A2
Trump has record of siding with Putin — A5
Rebels, residents wary of Aleppo exit plan — A5
Video of shower results in arrest — A6
Nettleton school vandalism worsens — A6
Michaels to headline Downtown festival — A6
Handgun stolen from unlocked pickup truck — A6
Extremists ambush convoy — A7
Venezuelan opposition seats lawmakers — A7
Clinton vows solidity at 'moment of reckoning' — A8
Trump dismisses remarks as sarcasm — A8
Facebook pushes more to Messenger — A8
GOP apologizes for tweet about Kaine pin — A8
Bar files complaint against DA — A9
Judge strikes down state law banning robocalls — A9
Paragould Music Festival to benefit scholarship — A10
Hotter weather ahead near fire — A11
Stocks post slight gains, investors weigh earnings — B3
Energy company approves UK nuclear plant — B3

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

Blige files for divorce from husband

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mary J. Blige is ending her marriage to her husband-manager after nearly 13 years. Court records show the "Family Affair" singer filed for divorce from Martin "Kendu" Isaacs on Tuesday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable . . .

Jerry Doyle found dead at Vegas home

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60. Clark County coroner John Fudenberg said Thursday that an autopsy was scheduled, and it will take several weeks and toxicology tests . . .

July 2016