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.
Expect another warm and humid day as temperatures reach just below 90 degrees.LINKS: HOUR BY HOUR | DOPPLER RADAR
There was a line out the door at The Bethlehem Dairy Store Wednesday night
Two people familiar with the deal say the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade ace left-hander Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects.LINK: COLE HAMELS STATS
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A motorcyclist remained hospitalized with serious injuries a day after crashing his bike in Berks County.
Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted Wednesday on charges he misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.
An Allentown man convicted of killing his lover and then burning her remains has learned his fate.
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A police department in our region is getting an extra line of defense.
A Bethlehem man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old is now also facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old, 14-year-old and 16-year-old while also recording some of the abuse.
Debris found in the western Indian Ocean on Wednesday appears to be part of a Boeing 777.
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Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.
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