Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.
2011: An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 81 miles east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami, killing more than 15,000 people and causing a nuclear emergency. Another 6,135 people were injured and 2,694 people left missing. It was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.
Strong wind gusts hampered the efforts of firefighters to control a 5-alarm fire at a motel in Berks County.Viewer video | Aerial video | Images
Aerial video shows the destruction caused by a multi-alarm fire at the Klein's Motel on the 5th Street Highway in Muhlenberg Township.Story: 5-alarm fire at motel in Muhlenberg
The American Red Cross has set up a temporary shelter at the YMCA on Washington Street in Reading for displaced victims of Wednesday's fire.
A veteran Reading police officer has put himself on the wrong side of the law, officials said.
Lawsuits are being filed more than a year after a fire claimed the lives of four people.
Bus stops along Race Street in Hanover Twp., Lehigh Co., fill up each day with folks who work in the area.
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A man was killed when his car left a road and hit a tree in Berks County early Wednesday morning.Images: Fatal crash scene
Police in the Poconos say they have nabbed a gun-toting man who allegedly ignited a fire inside an apartment building in Stroudsburg Tuesday night.
A Lehigh County community is rallying behind a popular BBQ joint that's at risk of closing up shop for good.
Dieruff High School in Allentown welcomed back an alumnus who has made his hometown proud.
Fast food workers. Telemarketers. Find out who else thinks their job makes the world a worse place.
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The Library of Congress is established, spaceflight claims its first human casualty, the Unabomber kills his last victim, and South Korea clones a puppy, all on this day.