A Nobel Peace Prize winner and astronaut are born, a gymnast reaches Olympic perfection, and an epic superhero hits summer theaters, all on this day.
2013: The city government of Detroit, Michigan, with up to $20 billion in debt, files for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, exceeding the $4 billion filing by Jefferson County, Alabama, in 2011. Detroit is also the largest city by population in the U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, more than twice as large as Stockton, California, which filed in 2012.
The victim, 32-year-old Andre Michael Ruffin from Reading, was found face down on the sidewalk
A Monroe County man pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the shotgun murders of two men in 2014.
Police on Monday released new details about a Berks County prisoner's escape and subsequent capture near Blue Marsh Lake.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Monday the start of a comprehensive performance audit of the city's school district
A study has identified 10 areas each in Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties that would be good candidates for traffic roundabouts.
Investigators responded to the 700 block of Ramblewood Lane around 8:30 p.m.
Seeking to lend urgency to his climate agenda, President Barack Obama warned Monday that even ramped-up efforts to curb emissions were being outpaced by the effects of a warming planet.
This year, there is one major change in the Bethlehem Area School District, kindergarten classes are now a full day instead of a half day
From corn dogs to live turkeys, take a look at some of the craziest items to spill out of overturned trucks and onto American roads.
Jack the Ripper claims his first victim, Coca-Cola makes its European debut, Jimi Hendrix rocks in the early morning hours at the Isle of Wight, and the "People's Princess" dies in a car crash, all on this day.
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