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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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Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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

09-26-14_William Sawyer

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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