Vikings sack Paris, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets its first star, President Eisenhower dies, and Three Mile Island melts down, all on this day.
2012: Earl Scruggs, the bluegrass banjo player whose playing style influenced generations of musicians, dies of natural causes at the age of 88 in Nashville, Tennessee. Scruggs, along with his guitarist partner Lester Flatt, helped shape the sound of 20th-century country music. Flatt & Scruggs, as they were known, were best known for two signature songs: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" and "The Ballad of Jed Clampett." Scruggs also helped shape the "high, lonesome sound" of Bill Monroe, often referred to as the father of bluegrass, after joining Monroe's band, the Blue Grass Boys, in 1945.
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Democrats loyal to Bernie Sanders signaled their anger over the party's nomination of Hillary Clinton by walking out of the Wells Fargo Center, site of the Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia.
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Democrats made Hillary Clinton the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation's history on Tuesday, shattering one of the last remaining glass ceilings in American politics.
The former first lady, New York senator and secretary o...
A 32-year-old man was killed Tuesday after a fire in Williams Township, Northampton County.
Authorities have charged 20-year-old Jah-Kare Sanders with a list of charges, the most serious being first and third degree murder
Police in Reading are investigating a robbery at a Family Dollar.
A child was struck by a vehicle in Allentown Tuesday morning.
A few months ago we showed you a viral video of a Reading man robbing a taxi driver at gun point.
A story that captured the attention of Berks County and beyond now has a happy ending.
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As top DFL officials try to unify the party behind presumptive candidate Hillary Clinton, protesters and activists are demonstrating throughout Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention.
The Inca civilization suffers a blow, the Postal Service, the FBI and the CIA are born, The Babe makes his last public appearance, and the space shuttle returns to space, all on this day.
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