The nation's capital is founded, the world gets its first parking meter, Joltin' Joe sets an unbreakable record, and man heads to the moon, all on this day.
2012: William Asher, one of the most prolific early television directors, known especially for his work on "I Love Lucy" and "Bewitched," dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease at age 90 in Palm Desert, California. Asher directed more than 100 episodes of "I Love Lucy" and also produced "Bewitched" during its entire eight-year run. At that time, he was married to the show's star Elizabeth Montgomery, although they divorced soon after the series' cancellation in 1972. He also directed episodes of "Make Room for Daddy," "The Twilight Zone," "The Patty Duke Show," "Gidget," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Alice," and several movies, including "Muscle Beach Party," "Bikini Beach" and "Beach Blanket Bingo."
A two-alarm fire has been reported at Reitnouer Inc. in Cumru Township.
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A shooting outside Spanky's East Gentleman's Club in Easton has left one victim in the hospital and police searching for answers.
Another cold night is in store for our area as our next storm system gets closer.
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Two-car collision on Rt. 309 in Schuylkill County causes multiple injuries.
Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges after telling two potential campaign contributors that he could make it difficult for them to continue to do business with the state.
Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord released a statement Friday, announcing his immediate resignation and apologizing for linking donations to state business.Story: Pa. treasurer will plead guilty in campaign finance case
A Lehigh County mother-of-four is holding out hope and praying for a miracle after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
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Miguel Torres, proclaiming his innocence, broke down in tears when he told the jury hearing his murder trial that another man is responsible for his estranged wife's death nearly a decade ago.
As tax season begins, the IRS warns taxpayers to be on high alert for common scams. Here is a collection of tax tips released daily by the IRS:
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The first Social Security check is issued, America launches its first satellite into orbit, McDonald's comes to Moscow, and "Avatar" hits the $2 billion mark, all on this day.
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