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Day announces for Craighead County Judge seat

This is a press release from Marvin Day: Jonesboro – Marvin Day of Jonesboro has announced that he is running for Craighead County Judge in the upcoming May 22 Republican primary. Day, a graduate of Jonesboro High School received a civil engineering degree from the University of Arkansas and is employed as a senior engineer at City Water and Light. He has previously worked in the highway and heavy construction business and was a co-founder of Asphalt Producers, LLC. “I want to foster...

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Cedar Hill (left to right) — Dan Stokely, Patti Lafleur, Pete Brown, Frank Ray (seated) and Jim Bunch.
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Cedar Hill to Perform at KASU's Bluegrass Monday Jan. 22

JONESBORO – The band Cedar Hill will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in Paragould. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. Frank Ray, who still leads the band today, formed Cedar Hill in 1967. This Missouri-based group plays traditional bluegrass heavily influenced by the music and culture of the Ozark hills. The band has received numerous awards from the Society...

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Congress Passes Bill To End 3-Day Government Shutdown

Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET Congress has passed a stopgap spending bill, sending the measure to President Trump's desk to end the partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day. The White House has indicated Trump will sign the bill in time for normal operations to resume by Tuesday morning. The bill passed the Senate on a 81-18 vote, but the real hurdle was the procedural vote earlier in the day requiring at least 60 votes. That's where the measure hit a snafu late Friday night...

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A German nurse serving a life sentence for murdering two patients is suspected of killing another 97 people by lethal injection.

If convicted, Niels Högel would become Germany's most deadly serial killer ever.

Högel, now 41, was charged with 97 further counts of murder on Monday. His third trial in the northern city of Oldenburg, Germany, is expected to start later this year, according to Reuters.

Vice President Pence says the United States will open an embassy in Jerusalem by the end of 2019 — much more quickly than initially promised.

Pence announced the new timetable in a speech before the Knesset, Israel's parliament, drawing a standing ovation from Israeli lawmakers and accelerating one of the Trump administration's most contentious foreign policy decisions to date.

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Having earned a spot Sunday on the U.S. Ski Team, Gus Kenworthy is the second openly gay man who will compete for the United States at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Kenworthy, 26, placed second at the final Olympic qualifier for freeski slopestyle, according to NBC.

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