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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

id theft suspect

Kingsport Police ask for help locating identity theft suspect

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Man charged with theft of liquor from business

A Johnson City man is charged with breaking into a restaurant and trying to steal liquor.

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