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In this April 12 file photo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, right, delivers his homily over mostly empty pews as he leads an Easter Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The Archdiocese of New York received 15 loans worth at least $28 million just for its top executive offices. St. Patrick’s…

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JONESBORO — A majority of cities in Craighead County are reporting higher sales tax numbers than expected during the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to rock the country.

JONESBORO — A majority of cities in Craighead County are reporting higher sales tax numbers than expected during the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to rock the country.

JONESBORO — The Lake City City Council is pursuing hooking up to Entergy Arkansas’ solar energy system.

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Arianne Rickman, 3, picks blackberries recently at her friend’s house in Brookland. She is the daughter of Daniel and Jessica Rickman of Bono. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesborosun.com and it may be published in The Sun.

CARAWAY — The city council has officially opened its bank accounts dedicated to construction of a well to supply Caraway residents with water and has named three officials as signatories on the accounts.

JONESBORO — The coronavirus pandemic has caused local animal shelters to rework how they care for and get animals adopted.

JONESBORO — After the Westside School District discontinued a Black assistant principal’s contract on April 23, she lodged a discrimination case against the district.

JONESBORO — City officials may have more than one face mask measure to consider as the number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas continues to grow.

JONESBORO — A four-year battle over expanding an apartment community ended this week when the developer dropped his court appeal.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal officials were so worried Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell might take her own life after her arrest that they took away her clothes and sheets and made her wear paper attire while in custody, an official familiar with the matter told Th…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday kept a hold on President Donald Trump's financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved.

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate received lethal injection Wednesday evening for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago, ending a five-month delay of executions in the nation's busiest death penalty state because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock became the first city in Arkansas to pass a measure with increased penalties specifically for hate crimes that target people based on their race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas on Wednesday reported its second-highest increase in new confirmed coronavirus cases and four more deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

JONESBORO — Police are looking for a stinky suspect after someone defecated and smeared poop around the Jonesboro Pool Center.

Daxten Womack, 3, enjoys a cold summertime treat of freshly cut watermelon at the Lake Wappapello lake house of his great-grandparents, Ted and Laverne Glaub of Jonesboro. He is the son of Dalton and Tori Womack of Brookland. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Nor…

Rob Carrick and Alan Thomas, who’s operating his crane, of Utility Construction replace gas lines Wednesday on Culberhouse Street. The lines are being replaced at the corner of Culberhouse Road and Southwest Drive, across the street from Simmons Bank.

BROOKLAND — The Brookland City Council met Tuesday to hear a developer’s proposal requiring officials to create a new zone that would include both apartments and houses.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences released a new COVID-19 forecasting model July 3 predicting a grim autumn for Arkansans unless there is almost complete compliance with public mask wearing.

JONESBORO — The number of Arkansas cities passing ordinances to require people to wear face coverings in public places is growing, as Jonesboro City Council members consider doing the same.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration in its effort to allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act.

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Noah Mosley restocks part of the fruit and vegetable stand he and Hayden Askeland run Tuesday at the corner of Caraway Road and Highland Drive next to Mattress King. Mosley and Askeland have their stand open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. five days per week.

Graycen Wilkerson, 3, gets ready for his first haul of the day while great-grandmother Marsha Moore, of Walnut Ridge, snaps his photo. Graycen is the son of Hailey Moore of Hoxie. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesboro…

JONESBORO — The state reported Tuesday its largest one-day increase in hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, and the death toll rose by nine to 301, even as the state’s new virus cases decreased.

JONESBORO — Tensions between pedestrians and motorists make finding a safe solution difficult on Johnson Avenue near the Arkansas State University campus.

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Inez Atkins of Jonesboro celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday. She currently resides at the Compassionate Care Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Her family celebrated her 100th birthday by having a drive-by parade.

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JONESBORO — Armed with personal protective equipment and an emergency plan, representatives with the Jonesboro Police Department say it’s prepared for a coronavirus outbreak among officers.

TRUMANN — Police, fire and ambulance personnel responded to an accident last Thursday after a vehicle had run over a pedestrian.

JONESBORO — The Craighead County Quorum Court declared the county clerk’s position open Monday after the previous clerk resigned following his arrest on charges of embezzling nearly $1.6 million in tax money.

JONESBORO — A local nonprofit group alleges that the former county clerk stole thousands of dollars from the organization’s bank account.

BONO — After the water department secretary quit Monday, Bono’s mayor called an same-day emergency meeting to remove her as a signatory on city bank accounts.

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TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers used boats to rescue residents as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by heavy rains that were expanding across the region on Tuesday. At least 55 people have died and a dozen remain missing.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data.

JONESBORO — Mayor Harold Perrin isn’t ready to require Jonesboro residents to wear face coverings in public to fight the spread of the coronavirus, Bill Campbell, the city’s communications director, said Monday.

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Johnny Talley of Trumann relaxes by fishing Monday at Craighead Forest Park. The park’s playgrounds are now open, but the pavilions remain closed.

TRUMANN — Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to identify a woman who was struck by a car last Thursday night, Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson said Monday.

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Siblings Riley Kate, 5, and Dawson Scruggs, 6, children of Danny and Rebecca Scruggs, enjoy picking tomatoes from their great-grandparents Elmer and Dianna Brown’s garden. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesborosun.com …