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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the

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Public Affairs Calendar

Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Lake City City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
Paragould City Council, 6 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Walnut Ridge Airport Commission, noon, Terminal Buil

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Northeast Arkansas to remain under flood watch for days

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Tyler Peace (left) and Nathan Armstrong, employees of the Jonesboro Street Department, clear leaves and trash out of flooded culvert along Race Street on Wednesday.

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Northeast Arkansas has seen the weather change from cold to hot over the past couple of months, but for the next few days, rain will be the new normal.
The area will

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Red Wolves look to run with Mountaineers

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas-Little Rock defenders converge on Arkansas State’s Rashad Lindsey during Saturday’s game at First National Bank Arena. The Red Wolves continue Sun Belt Conference play tonight at home against Appalachian State.

By Matthew V. Roberson
Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — Arkansas State has reached 90 points or more five times this season. The Red Wolves have won every one of those five contests.
One of those victories came against this evening's opponent, Appalachian. . . more »

Panel endorses change to college savings plans — A2
Questions, no answers on Huffstetler resignation — A3
Ex-judge sentenced to 5 years in sexual favors case — A3
Vote on ABC application rescinded — A3
Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus — A5
State witness turning point in Netanyahu case — A5
U.S. Jewish group withdraws video — A5
Authorities continue search for missing teen — A6
Filing period opens today — A6
Man stole money by creating fake company — A6
Police: Restaurant burglaries connected — A6
Juvenile stole gun from vehicle, fired it — A7
Trial date changed for downtown shooting suspect — A7
Cocaine, guns seized at Trumann residence — A7
'America's Pastor' Billy Graham passes at 99 — A8
Trump hears wrenching tales at meeting — A8
Students across U.S. stage walkouts — A8
Iowa rep failed to disclose company — A8
Leaders move to expel accused senator — A8
Communication Day set March 3 at A-State — A10
Pate receives research fellowship — A10
Spike in bond yields upends rally — B3
White House: U.S. could reach 3% growth rate — B3
Dodd-Frank protection is narrow, court says — B3
Why the Olympics broadcast beats online watching — B5

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

Diane Warren wants an Oscar already

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Songwriter Diane Warren is overdue for an Oscar, and she has no reservations about admitting it. "I am not going to say, 'I don't need to win. I don't care,'" Warren said in a phone interview. "I want to win. Come on, it's been eight . . .

Andres writing book on Hurricane Maria relief work

NEW YORK — Award-winning chef Jose Andres is working on a book about his efforts to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Ecco told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it has acquired "We Fed An Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One . . .

February 2018