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Today in History

Today is Friday, October 9, the 282nd day of 2015. There are 83 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On October 9, 1940, rock-and-roll legend John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England. (On this date in 1975, his son, Sean, was

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Pre-K funding strains private day cares

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jeremiah Settles, an employee of Woods Masonry, covers the front of the new pre-kindergarten building with brick Thursday next to Bill’s Fresh Market on Johnson Avenue.

By JEREMY HALL, Sun Staff Writer, jhall@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — To Cliff McQuay, parents have a no-brainer decision to make when sending their children to day care in Arkansas.
Infusion of millions of dollars from both the federal and state

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Knighten back at controls for A-State

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Fredi Knighten looks for a receiver during the Red Wolves’ Sept. 12 game against Missouri. Knighten is expected to return to action Tuesday at South Alabama after missing the last three games with a groin injury.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Fredi Knighten is healthy again and back where he belongs. After sitting out Arkansas State's last three games, Knighten returned to practice this week and has reassumed the starting. . . more »

Man dragged wife down street, witnesses say — A8
Court: Life sentence stands — A8
New tally: Saudi hajj crush killed 1,399 — A8
U.S.: Russian cruise missiles landed in Iran — A8
DHS chief leaving government — A9
High court tosses conviction in meth case — A9
Research backs aggressive hypertension treatment — A10
McCarthy quits speaker race — A11
Campbell: Taliban likely open to talks — A11
Bill would cut some sentences — A11
Pilot rejects plea deal in gyrocopter landing — A11
EU speeds migrant deportation — A12
Portugal holds convicted U.S. diplomat — A12
Man who crashed car at Fort Meade arrested — A13
Lawsuit wants plans for oil spill response — A13
Migrant crisis boosts Austria's right — A16

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

Prudhomme, Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun food, dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75. Tiffanie Roppolo, the CFO of Prudhomme's businesses, told The . . .

Randy Quaid ordered released; facing deportation

MONTREAL (AP) — American Actor Randy Quaid has been ordered released by Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board but still faces being sent back to the United States next week. Quaid appeared before the board Thursday for a detention review. A Canada . . .

October 2015