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On this day: April 17

POSTED: 1:43 PM Apr 15 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Apr 17 2014

Benjamin Franklin dies, Daffy Duck makes his debut, the Bay of Pigs invasion begins, the ill-fated Apollo 13 returns to Earth, and two Los Angeles police officers are convicted in the Rodney King beating, all on this day.

OTD April 17 - West Texas explosion
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2013: An explosion at the West Fertilizer Company storage and distribution facility in West, Texas, while emergency services personnel were responding to a fire at the facility, leaves at least 15 people dead, with more than 160 injured and more than 150 buildings damaged or destroyed.

Crime Report

10-30-14 TROY AVERY

Man charged with theft of liquor from business

A Johnson City man is charged with breaking into a restaurant and trying to steal liquor.

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Man leads officers on 120 mph chase, says he was 'late for work'

An Abingdon man told officers he was late for work, and that's why he led them on a high speed chase.

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