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Today In History

Wednesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2018. There are 194 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 20, 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.
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What is it?


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
What is it? That’s what readers have been asking about the device atop the trailer of this tractor, which has been immobilized at the eastern end of the Highway 412 bypass due to a breakdown. The device appears to be a 110-foot steam boiler; the truck and trailer are awaiting issuance of a permit to continue traveling on Arkansas roads.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
No it's not an intercontinental ballistic missile - although it's big enough to be one.
Numerous questions have come up about a 2018 Kenworth tractor-trailer combination sitting on the eastern bypass of U.S. Highway 41

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Rams competitive in team camp


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Paragould's Tyler Rosten turns upfield after making a catch at a team camp at Jonesboro on Tuesday morning.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
JONESBORO — The Paragould Rams saw their first action since the close of spring practice on Tuesday morning at a team camp in Jonesboro.
The Rams competed against both the Hurricane and 5A-East foe Blyt. . . more »

Book signing at the library


From left are Nena Burnette, Shaelyn Lawrence, Vonda Boston Keasler and Neva Shewmaker at the book-signing this week for Men Are A Luxury, Not a Necessity, written by Burnette and Keasler. The signing was held at the Greene County Public Library. The book, which describes how finding a man should be seen as shopping for a luxury rather than for a necessity, was published last month by Balboa Press. "My husband is my luxury," said Burnette at the signing. Gary Exelby / Daily Press

Passport problems

Dear Heloise: While waiting to board a ship for our cruise, the family ahead of us had one member denied the right to board the ship because he was told the passport must be valid for at least six months from the day of departure. His passport was . . . more »