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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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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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Man charged with burglarizing same business three times

Kingsport Police have arrested a man and charged him with three counts of burglary -- all at the same business.

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