People around the region are celebrating Independence Day with traditional festivities of parades, picnics and pyrotechnics.
The field at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading is ready, not for baseball, but for a Star Spangled Spectacular, featuring a patriotic performance by the Reading Symphony Orchestra and fireworks. Gates open at 6 p.m.; the concert begins at 8 p.m.
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Verizon and its striking labor unions reached a tentative deal on Friday, potentially ending a six-week labor dispute involving 36,000 workers.
The coroner was called to the scene of a motorcycle crash in Northampton County on Friday.
The coroner was called to the scene of a stabbing in Allentown on Thursday night, and now the victim's stepson has been charged.
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A bald eagle -- the emblem of the United States -- is fighting to survive this Memorial Day weekend.
All across Berks County, folks are looking for ways to keep cool.
Local area high school students perform during the 2016 Freddy Awards at The State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton, Pa. Video clips from the show can be viewed in WFMZ.com's Freddy Awards section. [ Photos courtesy of Thomas Kosa ]
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a package of bills to keep financially troubled Atlantic City from running out of cash.
It's a time to remember those who gave their all for our freedoms but it's also the unofficial start to summer and a lot of people will be spending the weekend in the great outdoors
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Drivers got in one more day of practice for Sunday's 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 with Friday's traditional "Carb Day" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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A tornado nearly wipes out St. Louis, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge open, the Sex Pistols court controversy with "God Save the Queen," and Arsenio Hall signs off, all on this day.
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