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On this day: March 12

POSTED: 6:53 PM Mar 06 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Mar 12 2014

Coca-Cola is bottled for the first time, Nazi troops march into Austria, "Dennis the Menace" debuts, and Bernie Madoff pleads guilty to running an $18 billion Ponzi scheme, all on this day.

OTD March 12 - Fukushima
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2011: A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts down, exploding and releasing radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan was struck by a powerful earthquake and tsunami. In the hours and days that followed, two more reactors at the plant experienced full meltdown. It was the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, and only the second disaster to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

Crime Report

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Domestic violence call ended in standoff, charges

A domestic violence call at a home in Washington County, Tennessee ended with a three-hour standoff.

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Police: Shoplifting suspect asked to borrow plain clothes officer's phone

Kingsport Police say a theft suspect asked a plain clothes officer to borrow his phone after walking out of a grocery store with items worth over $600.

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