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Today in History

Today is Saturday, May 28, the 149th day of 2016. There are 217 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets — Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne — were born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in

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Public Affairs Calendar

Thursday, June 2
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, June 6
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m.,

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85 homes damaged in Tuesday night flooding


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Eric Erwin of Paragould walks through the rain Friday afternoon with his daughter Maryanna Erwin, 7, while leaving The Mall at Turtle Creek.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Of 85 Jonesboro homes affected by Tuesday night's flooding, seven homes are inhabitable due to backed up sewage while another three are no longer suitable to live in due to damage,

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A-State advances with 4-3 win


Sun Belt Conference
Arkansas State's Tanner Ring, (#5) is congratulated at home plate by Matt Burgess (#33) after hitting a home run during the Red Wolves 4-3 win over Texas State Friday at the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament in San Marcos, Texas.

SAN MARCOS, Texas — The eighth-seeded Arkansas State baseball team advanced to the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Friday night with a 4-3 victory over the fifth seed and host school, Texas State, at Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos, Tex. . . more »


Craighead deputies investigate Bono break-in — A6
Police: Suspect stole gun from residence — A6
$150,000 bond issued in murder/burglary case — A6
Trump breaks with nation's only Latina governor — A8
Suspended chief justice sues judicial panel — A8
Travelers get break from long security lines — A8
Carter discusses concerns in Asia — A8
First Baptist to hold revival — A9
'Aging or Alzheimer's' program set — A11
Obama uses Hiroshima visit to urge no nukes — A12
Iraqi troops advance on IS-held Fallujah — A12
Egypt says search for crashed plane narrows — A12
At least 1 dead, 3 missing in Texas flooding — A13
Governor's home fights rats, leaks — A14
Attorney: Don't block religious objections law — A14

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

Concert on beach heralds start of summer at Jersey shore

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — As he belted out the words to "Nothin' But A Good Time," Poison singer Bret Michaels gave voice to the plans of residents and revelers alike as the unofficial start of summer arrived at the Jersey shore. The hair band icon . . .

Duhamel celebrates Memorial Day by helping veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before starting work on the next "Transformers" film, Josh Duhamel is lending his star power to help disabled veterans. Duhamel is supporting a campaign that provides smart homes for injured American veterans, and he's encouraging . . .


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