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Today in History

Today is Friday, March 27, the 86th day of 2015. There are 279 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 27, 1945, during World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower told reporters in Paris that Germany's main defensive line on

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Public Affairs Calendar

Events listed in this column are generally open to the public, although admission fees may be charged. To request changes or additions or notify The Sun of special meetings for this listing, call 935-5525 or 1-800-237-5341, fax to 935-5823 or

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Group hosts free makerspace


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Skye Roberson of Brookland watches as a 3D printer re-creates a drawing Thursday night at The Forge’s pop-up makerspace at 308 Main St. The printer can also be programmed to make errors, adding uniqueness to each drawing.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Steven Trotter dreams of a place where passion and creativity meet playful invention and exploration.
Today from 7-9 p.m. at 308 Main St., Trotter and others involved in

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ASU notes: Cajuns, crowd await Red Wolves


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Derek Birginske looks to make a throw to first base during the Red Wolves’ loss to Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday. ASU opens a three-game series at Louisiana-Lafayette tonight.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State will try to get back on track this weekend at a tough venue for visitors. The Red Wolves visit Louisiana-Lafayette's 3,755-seat M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field for a three-game Sun Belt Conference series that starts this evenin. . . more »


Fire, building collapse hurt at least 12 — A5
Bombing raises chaos in Yemen — A5
Co-pilot intentionally crashed jet into Alps — A5
House's conservative budget goes to Senate — A5
Blytheville man takes gunshot in the arm — A6
Jonesboro police report burglaries and thefts — A6
Recycling will continue, says waste director — A8
BIC sets meetings for proposed millage hike — A8
Condiment caper probed — A8
Governor says he'd sign religious protection bill — A9
State Senate supporting ban of adoptee informal transfers — A9
Lawmaker: Ban California wine — A9
Winners announced in Miss Warrior Pageant — A10

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

Somers brings nightclub act to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Television personality Suzanne Somers is bringing a nightclub act to Las Vegas starting in May. Westgate Las Vegas officials announced this week that the "Dancing with the Stars" contestant will perform a 70-minute musical show dubbed . . .

JB Smoove 'psyched' to perform at benefit

NEW YORK (AP) — JB Smoove says he's "psyched" to be performing this weekend at the Garden of Laughs benefit at Madison Square Garden. The actor-comedian sees his participation as the perfect confluence of opportunities: He'll be supporting a great . . .


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