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.
Today: Sunshine mixing with clouds this afternoon; cooler than yesterday. High: 66
Monday: Rain, some heavy, early in the morning, then a shower in spots late in the afternoon. Potential for flooding in poor drainage areas. High: 65 Low: 52
UPDATE: A missing 7-year-old boy from Chestnuthill Township, missing since Saturday evening, has been found.
Cumru Township Police say they are investigating a dead body found floating in the Schuylkill River Saturday afternoon.
More than 100 firefighters spent Saturday night battling a massive brush fire on Blue Mountain in Carbon and Lehigh Counties.
Police say Jamie Lynn Kotas, an 18-year-old Exeter Township woman, was killed in an Oley Township crash late Friday night.
The sudden death of 14-year-old David Sostre has had a devastating impact on his friends, family and community.
Carbon County fire crews rescued an elderly woman in Lehighton Sunday morning.
On Syria's Independence Day, dozens came out to see their home country's flag raised alongside of the American flag at the Whitehall Township Municipal Building.
The Tuskegee Airmen made history during World War II, and sparked the blockbuster movie "Red Tails." On Saturday, a surviving member visited Bethlehem to share his story.
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Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians and actors we've lost in 2015.
The American Revolutionary War breaks out, the Soviet Union launches the first space station, the Waco siege ends in a deadly blaze, and homegrown terrorists strike Oklahoma City, all on this day.
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