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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2017. There are 18 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 1937, the Chinese city of Nanjing fell to Japanese forces during the Sino-Japanese War; what followed was a massacre of war

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Public Affairs Calendar

Randolph County Quorum Court, 7 p.m., Randolph County Courthouse.
Caraway City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.
Blytheville City Parks & Recreation Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Jackson County Quorum Court, 6 p.m., Jackson County Courthou

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Guardsman uses her deployment to help others

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Melissa Turner, logistics and international coordinator, poses for a photo Tuesday in her Residence Life office.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Melissa Turner received a treasured gift on her last day of work at Arkansas State University before she deployed overseas in 2016: an A-State flag signed by its football

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Red Wolves depart for Camellia Bowl

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Griffin Riggs loads the bus for Montgomery, Ala., as the Red Wolves depart for the Camellia Bowl. ASU plays Middle Tennessee on Saturday.

By Sean Saunders, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — Although the Arkansas State Red Wolves are traveling to the closest bowl game with ties to the Sun Belt Conference, they still received a fond farewell from their fans.

ASU held a sendoff for its 7-4. . . more »

Crews struggle to keep flames from homes — A3
Police: Woman caught with fake check, drugs — A7
Police: Man sets bedroom ablaze after scuffle — A7
Snowmen disappear from lawn — A7
Lepanto shooting victim released from hospital — A7
School District awaits Trinity Church finalization — A8
Officials offer differing figures — A8
Mail-order drug proves toxic for man — A8
Festival of Stars Toy Drive on tap Friday — A10
Driver safety class offered — A10
Poland's PM: We don't want a divided Europe of 2 speeds — A11
Iraq PM warns IS might erupt again — A11
U.N. expert pleads with Venezuela — A11
Bahrain interfaith group pays first visit to Israel — A11
Officials: NYC subway bomber mocked Trump before attack — A12
Flynn felt more pressure as investigation closed in — A12
NTSB blames captain, safety culture for El Faro — A12
Moscow's cadet ball mixes pomp, discipline — A13
Taste: Lansford publishes third cookbook — A14
Stocks show mostly gains, new highs for S&P 500 — B6
Indiana board blocking local CO2 detector rules — B6
Princes on London's 'Last Jedi' red carpet — B8
Dear Abby: Man keeps wife in the dark on 'business partner' — B8

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

2017 Breakthrough: Brooklynn Prince of 'The Florida Project'

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven-year-old Brooklynn Prince is sitting in a darkened TV studio with lights, cameras and control panels all around her. "Mission to Mars, mission to Mars," she says. "This is Apollo." Brooklynn, the cheerful star of "The Florida . . .

2017 Breakthrough: 'Get Out' star Daniel Kaluuya

NEW YORK (AP) — When Daniel Kaluuya read Jordan Peele's script for "Get Out," he had one question: "Are you allowed to make films like this?" Peele proved that you are; Kaluuya, a 28-year-old British actor, landed the lead role. Ever since then, his . . .

December 2017