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On this day: December 3

POSTED: 11:34 PM Dec 02 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Dec 03 2013

Laurel and Hardy team up, a human heart is transplanted for the first time, an assassin targets Bob Marley, and the first text message is sent via phone, all on this day.

OTD December 3 - Grand Union Flag
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1775: The Grand Union flag, the precursor to the Stars and Stripes, is raised aboard the Continental Navy vessel Alfred by Lt. John Paul Jones.

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Washington County sheriff's deputy

Two charged with metal, auto parts theft

Two people were charged with stealing metal and car parts in Washington County.

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Police say 'professional' thieves stole electronics worth over $6,000

Kingsport Police say a group of five people used an elaborate shoplifting scheme to steal thousands of dollars worth of items from a local store.

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