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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2017. There are 71 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1917, members of the 1st Division of the U.S. Army training in Luneville (luhn-nay-VEEL'), France, became the first

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Public Affairs

Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Paragould City Council, 7 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Walnut Ridge Airport Commission, noon, Terminal Building.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital-Lawr

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Sixth-grade architects build model eco-friendly homes

Grant Stewart | The Sun
Ramsey Crum (from left), Zharia Scales and Soniah Mitchel discuss the features of their Greenville eco-friendly model homes.

By Grant Stewart, Sun Staff Writer, gstewart@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Cheyenne Sheppard, a sixth-grader at Nettleton Middle School, said she would enjoy living in a house made completely of homegrown bamboo one day.
Sheppard and her science

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Valley View clinches 5A state playoff berth

Mike McKinney | Paxton Media Group
Valley View running back Ryder Snell (17) carries the football as Greene County Tech defensive back Luis Degagarza (15) pursues during their 5A-East contest Friday night at Eagle Stadium. Valley View rolled to a 63-34 victory over GCT and clinched its first state playoff berth since moving up to Class 5A four years ago.

By Casey Pearce, Special to The Sun

PARAGOULD — Valley View quarterback Joe Waleszonia rushed for 252 yards and five touchdowns while passing for another to lead the Blazers to a 63-34 win over Greene County Tech on Friday night at Eagles. . . more »

JFD: Neighbor saves man in house fire — A2
Monsanto sues state board for banning herbicide — A3
Ex-dispatcher to pay $17.6M in EMS lawsuit — A3
Mother, 2 children fatally shot — A3
Police arrest man, 40, in fatal Oct. 14 shooting — A6
Man accused of sexual assault appears in court — A6
Official: Man charged in Marmaduke murder — A6
Police: Suspect leaves behind bloody tissue — A6
Alabama inmate defiant before execution — A7
White House defends Kelly's defense of Trump — A8
63 dead in Aghanistan after bombings — A8
Campus gunfire brings arrests — A8
Somalia ready for 'state of war' with al-Shabab — A8
Kurds declare victory over IS group in Syria — A8
Pleasant Grove event rescheduled for Oct. 22 — A9
Fisher Street to host harvest dinner Nov. 1 — A9
Bannon sending message of Republican revolt — A10
Democrats struggling to avoid discord — A10
4 N.C. prison inmates face murder charges — A10
Gemayel assassins sentenced to death — A12
Man goes on stabbing rampage in Poland mall — A12
Dow hits 6 week win streak — B5
Pruitt pressured for biofuel concessions — B5
Trump promises tax cuts after GOP budget — B5
TV Academy may expell Weinstein — B7

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

Bialik 'truly sorry' for opinion piece on Weinstein

NEW YORK — Actress Mayim Bialik says she's "truly sorry for causing so much pain" with her New York Times opinion piece that critics suggested put blame on women who've accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Bialik . . .

Ex-prosecutor to sue Cosby accuser

PHILADELPHIA — A former district attorney who declined to press sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 has filed the beginnings of a lawsuit against Cosby's accuser in Philadelphia. An attorney for Bruce L. Castor says the personal-injury . . .

October 2017