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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

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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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