Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.
2013: Author Elmore Leonard, best known for his westerns and crime novels, several of which have been turned into movies and TV shows, dies at age 87 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, of complications from a stroke suffered three weeks earlier. Among his most well-known books are "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight," "3:10 to Yuma," "Rum Punch" (the basis for Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown") and "Pronto," which introduced the character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the central figure in the FX television series "Justified."
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele announced Mark Storms has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment
A massive brush fire continues to burn in the Poconos, but it looks like crews are starting to make some headway in getting it under control.
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At least one person was injured in an accident involving a car and a school bus in Reading.
A stuck truck caused some traffic troubles between Blandon and Fleetwood in Berks County on Thursday.
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Officials at a church in a Montgomery County are taking precautions after a chunk of the building came crashing down.
Berks County's district attorney and Reading police are investigating a school after video of classroom fights started surfacing.
An Allentown man impersonating a SWAT team member barged into someone’s home early Monday morning and robbed him, police said.
The Lehigh County commissioners passed a resolution Wednesday night requesting that the Lehigh County Authority "send immediate notification" to its 15,000 customers in Allentown who are known or suspected to have lead service lines.
Comcast's major announcement on April 28 that it was acquiring Dreamworks Animation for $3.8 billion added to a busy week of large-scale business transactions. Abbott Laboratories announced its purchasing St. Jude Medical for $25 billion and Carlson hotels, which owns the Radisson brand, is being bought by the HNA Group in China. Check out some the biggest mergers and acquisitions from recent years:
Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on the Bounty, Benito Mussolini dies by firing squad, Muhammad Ali refuses to be drafted, and the iTunes Music Store opens, all on this day.
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