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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
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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

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Man charged with 50 counts of incest, child rape

A Johnson City man is in jail this afternoon on charges of sexually assaulting a child.

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14-year-old charged in Kingsport armed robbery

Kingsport Police made an arrest in the armed robbery of a convenience store last week, and the suspect is 14 years old.

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