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, Tenn. 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.
Two people were killed in a car crash in Lynn Township, Lehigh County.
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The flames are out, but the investigation of an inferno that ravaged a former Reading Outlet Center building is far from over.
A real estate agent said she was forced to perform sex acts on two carjackers before they crashed into a crowd in Philadelphia, killing a mother and three children.
A vacation in Puerto Rico ended in tragedy for an Allentown family.
The Pocono Mountain School District is reopening Wednesday amid the continuing manhunt for Eric Frein.
The hunt for Eric Frein shifted south over the weekend, and for one man, that move couldn't have come soon enough.
72-year-old Paul York of Stroudsburg has been charged with arson in connection with the Aug. 2 fire of a commercial and residential building in Monroe County.
Safety regulators are trying to spread the word about dangerous airbags in recalled cars.
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The York businessman vying to be Pennsylvania's next governor stopped in the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
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After years of discussion, the plan to merge the borough Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township is finally gaining traction, with the outcome now in the hands of voters.
Halloween is just around the corner, and it's time to get those costumes ready.
From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.
Magellan discovers the strait that would bear his name, Carlton Fisk waves his World Series home run fair, and Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who, all on this day.
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