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.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Philadelphia on Wednesday, seeking public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal.
Friends and family gathered in Catasauqua, Lehigh County, on Wednesday to remember Darryl Dawkins.
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The parents of a young woman who was killed in a car crash are distraught after her memorial was removed and replaced with an anonymous note.
An overturned trailer closed Route 443 in Schuylkill County Wednesday morning, spilling human waste along the road.
A police officer was left bruised and battered after being assaulted by a man in Berks County, authorities said.
Repairs along the Lehigh Parkway have prompted Allentown to cancel its annual Lights in the Parkway display.
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Donald Trump often vows he'll win the Hispanic vote if he becomes the Republican candidate for president next year.
The school bell is loud enough to get your attention.
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Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.
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London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its opening with a star-studded jam, all on this day.
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