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On this day: July 19

POSTED: 3:30 PM Jul 18 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 19 2013

Rome burns, a famous gunslinger kills for the first time, Marilyn Monroe passes a big test, and The King's first single is released, all on this day.

OTD July 19 - Frank McCourt
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2009: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Frank McCourt, best known as the author of the memoir "Angela's Ashes," dies from melanoma at age 78 in New York City.

Crime Report

CARTER CO

Corrections officer charged with inmate attack

A Carter County corrections officer has been terminated amid an investigation into an assault on an inmate.

Man charged with DUI at Van Pelt Elementary School

A Washington county, Virginia man was arrested this morning after drinking and driving in the parking lot of an elementary school.

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