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Today in History

Today is Friday, April 26, the 116th day of 2019. There are 249 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 26, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Port Royal,

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Public Affairs

Monday, April 29
Gosnell School Board, 5 p.m., school administration building.
Hillcrest School Board, 5:30 p.m., superintendent's office, Strawberry campus.
Thursday, May 2
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m.,

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Breaking Bonds breaks ground


Adria Hyde | The Sun
Two residents at Breaking Bonds men's ministry work to finishing landscaping around the gazebo near the ministy's pond on Wednesday. During recreational time residents can fish and take a boat out on the pond or just lounge in the gazebo.

By Adria Hyde, Sun Staff Writer, ahyde@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — What began as an outreach ministry for recovering addicts who had completed drug rehabilitation programs, soon turned into a full-fledged, in-house treatment center when First

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Red Wolves look to regroup as ULM visits


Quentin Winstine | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Kyle MacDonald makes contact during an April 3 game against Memphis at Tomlinson Stadium. Sidelined for eight games with an oblique injury, MacDonald returned to the Red Wolves’ lineup last weekend against Texas State. ASU hosts Louisiana-Monroe for a three-game series that starts tonight.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — What once was a promising season has unraveled over the last three weeks. Arkansas State will try to put the pieces back together in hopes of salvaging what's left this weekend.

ASU was in first. . . more »


Veteran jailed after car plows into pedestrians — A2
Trump Tower meeting emails ‘bad,’ aide told president — A5
Report: N. Korea sought $2M from U.S. for captured American — A5
Biden launches 2020 bid; ‘soul’ of America at stake — A5
Probe clears acting defense head of bias in Pentagon — A5
Quarantines at 2 universities amid U.S. measles outbreak — A6
37 hurt after Chicago area gas leak — A6
Child welfare system under fire after boy’s death — A6
Former BIC coach’s trial continued — A7
Cop, teacher accused of trying to lure teens — A7
JPD releases, assault report from early April — A7
Mexico’s crackdown forces migrants to dangerous routes — A8
US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa — A8
Sri Lanka braces for more attacks — A8
Putin says he’ll brief U.S. on Kim summit — A8
Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores — A9
Boyd appointed dean of sciences and mathematics — A9
Risch named ABI director — A9
Arkansas school districts to get over $100M in aid — A9
‘Devastation’ as tornado rips through La. town — A11
MacArthur student to announce pick at NFL Draft — B1
Red Wolves look to regroup as ULM visits — B1
Stocks end mostly lower — B4
Tesla posts surprisingly large 1Q loss — B4
Durable goods orders up solid 2.7% in March — B4
Filmmaker DuVernay shares her films — B6

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

Sanders holds 1st press briefing since Feb. 28, but for kids

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held her first briefing in more than a month Thursday, but still didn't field questions from working journalists. Instead, Sanders held what the White House called a "kids-only" press briefing . . .

Jersey's Springsteen readies a Western-style album

NEW YORK — Fresh off his Broadway run, New Jersey's Bruce Springsteen looked West for inspiration on a new album he's planning to release on June 14. The 13-song disc is his first new studio album in five years. Titled "Western Stars," Springsteen . . .


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