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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

Parsons, Merle Eugene 2014

Police: Man tampered with meter to get free water

Church Hill deputies arrested a man who was suspected of stealing water by tampering with a meter.

myers smith

Michael Shane Myers (L) and Daniel Smith

Two men wanted in theft of five vehicles from lot

Officials are looking for two men who allegedly stole five vehicles from the J&J Auto Sales lot on North John B. Dennis Highway.

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