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On this day: January 11

POSTED: 2:39 PM Jan 10 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jan 11 2013

A U.S. marshal dies in the line of duty for the first time, a landmark report points to the hazards of smoking, the designated hitter comes into play, and Beckham heads to America, all on this day.

OTD January 11 - Sicily earthquake
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1693: A powerful earthquake and the resulting tsunamis and landslides destroy parts of Sicily and Malta and leave upward of 54,000 people dead.

Crime Report

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Kentucky man charged with Pound robbery

A Kentucky man has been arrested after a gas station robbery in Pound, Virginia.

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Marijuana plants worth over $100k found in Smyth County

Citizen reports of possible drug activity the Rich Valley area of Smyth County led deputies to find a major marijuana growing operation.

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