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Today in History

Today is Friday, July 19, the 200th day of 2019. There are 165 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 19, 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the

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Public Affairs

Monday, July 22
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Paragould City Council, 6 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Walnut Ridge Airport Commission, noon, Terminal Building.
Manila City

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Heat likely to last through the weekend


Quentin Winstine | The Sun
Beating the heat, Braxley Holland, 5, enjoys a cup of shaved ice after running errands with his grandmother, Sherrye Wilson, on Thursday at a Tropical Sno stand in Jonesboro.

By John Lee McLaughlin, Sun Staff Writer, jmclaughlin@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Regional meteorologists expect heat indices could top 109 degrees through the weekend, prompting extended heat advisories across Northeast Arkansas.
Memphis-based

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Column: What to expect in the Sun Belt this season


Sun Belt Conference

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Sun Belt Conference media day is Monday, preseason football practices begin in two weeks, and the college football season is a mere six weeks away.

Disappointingly, summer is almost over. On the. . . more »


Congo soldiers to enforce Ebola measures — A2
Group to start opioid-deaths state database — A2
Man shouting ‘You die’ kills 33 at anime studio — A5
Puerto Ricans try to forge movement to oust governor — A5
Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew — A5
Turkey calls on U.S. to reverse decision — A5
Jones, who integrated southern medical schools, dies — A6
Deputy, 1 other killed in north Ark. shooting — A6
El Chapo was whisked away within hours of sentencing — A7
Chamber of commerce endorses tax hike — A7
Thieves break car windows in four parts of town — A7
Police: Woman stabs sister-in-law — A7
4 accused of stealing 1 car — A7
Trump falsely claims he tried to stop ‘send her back’ chant — A8
Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week — A8
Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case — A8
N.Y.'s climate plan will drive big changes, if it works — A9
June toastiest on record, July may follow — A9
Field, ‘Sesame Street’ to receive Kennedy Center award — A10
Spacey’s legal woes persist even after groping case — A10
Coaches pick A-State second in West — B1
British Open returns at Royal Portrush — B1
SEC seeing rare moment with coaching stability — B1
Cardinals top the Reds 7-4 — B1
U.S. stock indexes close higher — B4
House OKs $15 minimum wage — B4
S. Korean parties back Moon in trade row — B4

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

Rapper YG's home searched after shooting

LOS ANGELES — Authorities searched the Los Angeles-area home of rapper YG on Thursday in connection with a police shooting in Compton that killed a bystander earlier this month. Deputy Marvin Crowder, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff's . . .

McCartney writing 'It's a Wonderful Life' stage musical

LONDON — Paul McCartney is writing his first stage musical, an adaptation of the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life." The ex-Beatle is collaborating with "Billy Elliot" playwright Lee Hall and West End producer Bill Kenwright. McCartney said . . .


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