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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2017. There are 136 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On August 17, 1807, Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip between New

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Public Affairs

Craighead County Superintendents Association, 11:30 a.m., Success Achievement Academy.
Greene County Tech School Board, 7 p.m., administration office.
Manila School Board, 7:30 p.m., administration office.
Cherokee Village City Council, 6:30 p.m., C

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Attorney: Westside shooters shifted blame

Sun file photo
Rick Griffin consoles Susie Adams after the shooting that occurred at Westside Middle School on March 24, 1998.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The two Westside Middle School shooters who killed five people and wounded 10 more in 1998 later blamed each other for initiating the crime.
Bobby McDaniel, the attorney who

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Groin injury sidelines A-State's Liner

ASU sports information
Arkansas State senior defensive tackle Dee Liner (left) is expected to miss two to six weeks with a groin injury, head coach Blake Anderson said Wednesday.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — A non-contact injury will keep one of Arkansas State's key defensive players off the field for at least a couple of weeks.

Senior defensive tackle Dee Liner suffered a groin injury during Tuesday. . . more »

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down — A3
Families wait in rain to ID loved ones — A3
Victim's mother encourages 'righteous action' — A3
Trump disbands advisory panels — A5
N. Korea threats revive nuke fears — A5
Express Scripts to limit opioids — A5
More deputies mean more DWI arrests — A6
School board passes on polling place — A6
Venezuela: Ex-prosecutor linked to extortion — A7
Trump went afoul lumping Lee with founders — A7
Family: FBI knew bomb plot suspect schizophrenic — A7
Homie 'refocused' on cleanup efforts — A8
Cash alderman violates state law — A8
County pay raises tabled for now — A8
Deputy receives life saving award — A8
Locals complete basic training — A9
A-State names 2017 spring dean's list — A9
Food Bank of NEA receives funding — A9
Body scanners piloted in subway system — A11
Gettin' Out: Drive South performs today at Skinny J's — A12
Stocks edge up as retailers rally — B5
Tune in online or on TV to see the solar eclipse — B7

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

Raw feelings close to the surface at Fox over Trump remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel anchor whose reaction to President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville spread widely says she feels threatened but not deterred after a flood of angry responses from viewers to her words. Kat Timpf, of the . . .

Daniel Craig, back as Bond, keeps 007 fans on edge

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Craig's 007-era will die another day. After months of gossip and denials, Craig on Tuesday night confirmed to Stephen Colbert on the "Late Show" that he will indeed return for another James Bond movie. The yet-titled film is . . .

August 2017