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Today in History

Today is Saturday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2018. There are 282 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On March 24, 1958, Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army at the draft board in Memphis, Tennessee, before boarding a bus for

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Public Affairs Calendar

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 Council, 5 p.m., City Ha

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Enormity of shooting was difficult for Sun staff to comprehend

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National and international media swarm Jonesboro following the Westside Middle School shooting. The Freedom Forum estimated that more than 200 reporters, photographers and support personnel from 70 U.S. and foreign news organizations were here at the peak of their coverage.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The enormity of the Westside shooting didn't sink in for Curt Hodges until the next day when he got a call from Honolulu.
Hodges, a Sun journalist for 43 years, was the first

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A-State drops series opener 2-0

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Arkansas State’s Grant Hawkins, left, had one of ASU’s three hits Friday as the Red Wolves lost to Louisiana-Monroe 2-0 at Warkawk Field.

MONROE, La. — The Arkansas State baseball team got a solid pitching performance, but couldn't solve the ULM pitching staff in a 2-0 loss Friday night to open a three-game set at Warhawk Field in Monroe, La.
ULM (12-9, 2-2 SBC) was able to score sing. . . more »

AG appeals medical pot ruling; local firm joins in — A2
Department heads, officials meet to discuss salary scale — A2
City creates detention pond near interstate — A6
Bribery, fraud sentence upheld — A6
Police: Woman hits man in head with bat — A6
Man with violent history suspected of murder — A7
Man arrested after sneaking through shed — A7
Extremist killed after 3 hostages die in France — A8
Car bomb kills 13 near stadium in Afghanistan — A8
E.U. nations to take more action against Russia — A8
Peru's new president promises to tackle corruption — A8
Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after veto threat — A10
Protesters gather, demand gun control — A10
Lobbying pays off for drugmaker in budget — A10
9 Iranians charged in huge hacking scheme — A10
Sympathy for white bomber stirs race debate — A10
Wilson receives Henry Award — A11
U.N. reports show fewer plants, animals — A13
Loyola has fans 'sitting on the edge of their chairs' — B3
Stocks tumble on trade fears — B6
Atlanta computer network hobbled by attack — B6
United gives $10,000 voucher to bumped passenger — B6
Film shows black women as figures in wrestling — B8

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

15th defense lawyer in Knight's murder case leaves

LOS ANGELES — Marion "Suge" Knight has lost another defense lawyer — his 15th — and the three-year wait for his murder trial to start will grow even longer. Judge Ronald S. Coen released attorney Dominique Banos on Friday, citing a conflict of . . .

Wenner says MeToo suffers from absence of due process

NEW YORK — Jann Wenner feels the #MeToo movement shows a "real absence of due process." In an interview with The Associated Press, the Rolling Stone publisher said he feels that mere accusations of sexual impropriety are threatening careers, many times . . .

March 2018