Popular now on WCYB.com

On this day: February 20

POSTED: 7:12 PM Feb 19 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Feb 20 2014

The Post Office is born, World War II gets its first flying ace, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth, and a fire at a Great White concert leaves 100 dead, all on this day.

OTD February 20 - Hunter S Thompson
1 / 44
MDCarchives/Wikimedia Commons

2005: Journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, who became a countercultural figure known for his own brand of reporting he termed "Gonzo" journalism, dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at the age of 67 in Woody Creek, Colo. Thompson is best known for his work for Rolling Stone magazine and the books "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream" and "Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs." He was also well known for his eccentric behavior, lifelong use of alcohol and illegal drugs and his love of firearms.

Crime Report

09-18-14_Dressing Room

Man charged with using camera in dressing room

Kingsport Police arrested a Rogersville man, accusing him of trying to watch a teenager while she used a dressing room.

ray sluss

Man sentenced to 17 years in prison in child pornography plea

A Johnson City man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for possession of child pornography.

advertisement

Email Sign-Up

advertisement