3,000 College Newspapers Stolen at Arkansas State

By: (AP) About 3,000 copies of the Arkansas State University campus newspaper were stolen this week, and the editor believes they were taken to squelch a story about underage drinking at a fraternity.

The copies of The Herald, nearly half of its 6,500-paper run, were taken from newspaper boxes across the Jonesboro campus Monday, editor Dustin Faber said. Additional copies were distributed Tuesday.

Faber said the edition had a story in it about a 17-year-old girl who suffered alcohol poisoning after a party at the Sigma Chi fraternity house earlier this month.

The university told Sigma Chi Wednesday that it couldn't hold any more social events for the rest of the semester. Officials said there could be additional sanctions if the fraternity is implicated in the newspaper theft.

Sigma Chi's international headquarters said it is also investigating the Arkansas State chapter.


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