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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2016. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 14, 1849, President James K. Polk became the first U.S. chief executive to be photographed whi

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, Feb. 15
Westside School Board, 6 p.m., high school library.
Leachville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall.
Brookland School Board, 6:30 p.m., superintendent's office boardroom.
Lake City City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
Walnut Ridge

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Body found near road investigated


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department investigate the scene where a woman’s body was found Friday near the intersection of Commerce Drive and Pacific Road.

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The body of a black female was found in east Jonesboro on Friday afternoon.
The Jonesboro Police Department are seeking the identity of a woman whose body was found alongside a

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A-State women roll into ULM matchup


Scott Clause | The Advertiser
Arkansas State coach Brian Boyer calls out instructions during his team’s victory Thursday night at Louisiana-Lafayette. The Red Wolves visit Louisiana-Monroe today.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Thursday night's 74-62 victory on Louisiana-Lafayette's home court strengthened Arkansas State's hold on first place in the Sun Belt Conference, giving ASU a four-game lead with seven to play. The. . . more »


Diplomats aim for temporary truce in a week — A5
WHO: Zika vaccines at least 18 months away from broad trials — A5
Saudi foreign minister defends his policy at Munich meeting — A5
Highland official quits amid conduct claims — A6
Judge lowers woman's bond — A6
Police accuse Jonesboro man of two burglaries — A7
$25,000 bond set in stolen ring case — A7
Suspects sought in kidnapping — A7
Candidates seek minority votes — A8
Law reworks civil service regulations — A8
GOP's Sen. Cotton holds back juvenile justice reform bill — A8
FBI: No explosives found at standoff site — A8
Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader — A9
GOP hopefuls stay quiet on releasing tax returns — A10
U.S., Cuba to open commercial flights — A10

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

Lawrence donating $2 million to hometown hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Actress Jennifer Lawrence is donating $2 million to a Kentucky hospital where she visited sick youngsters during a recent holiday trip home. The Oscar winner, a Louisville native, announced by video Friday that she's giving the . . .

Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

BOSTON (AP) — Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom. The late-night TV host spoke to an audience of Harvard University students on Friday about the value of a liberal-arts . . .


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