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On this day: August 1

POSTED: 11:47 PM Jul 31 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Aug 01 2014

Oxygen is discovered, Adolf Hitler presides over the opening of the Olympics, a new superhero is introduced, tragedy strikes the University of Texas, and a new all-music TV network debuts, all on this day.

OTD August 1 - 35W bridge collapse
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Bryan C. Singer

2007: The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The NTSB later cited a design flaw as the likely cause of the collapse, and asserted that additional weight on the bridge at the time of the collapse contributed to the catastrophic failure.

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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