The New York Stock Exchange is founded, Frazier outlasts Ali, the compact disc makes its debut, and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio dies, all on this day.
2011: Mike Starr, the original bass player for the rock band Alice in Chains, dies of a prescription drug overdose at age 44 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Starr, who had played with the band from its formation in 1987 until 1993, had been featured in the third season of the VH1 reality television series "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" in 2010, which documented his treatment for methadone addiction. His subsequent stint staying in a sober living environment was then documented on the spinoff series "Sober House."
At least two people were killed after a gas leak caused a massive explosion and raging fire Wednesday morning in Manhattan's East Harlem, authorities said.
Images from the scene of a deadly explosion and building collapse in New York's East Harlem.Uncut video: Deadly gas explosion, collapse
69 News freelance videographer Bill Crumlic, who lives near the scene of Wednesday's explosion in New York City, captured video of its immediate aftermath and the massive emergency response that followed.
The Lehigh County coroner was called to the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian.
Enjoy another day of spring-like temperatures but be ready for a big change late this afternoon.
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A former Warren county sheriff appeared in superior court Wednesday morning to face six sexual assault charges.
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Jerry Sandusky's wife still stands by him, insisting the former Penn State assistant football coach is innocent of sexually abusing young boys.
Chene Angelique Mejias has been charged with criminal homicide in the stabbing death of her 65-year-old grandfather on Monday in Allentown.
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Three Berks County churches were ransacked and burglarized just days apart, and the cases are believed to be connected, police said Tuesday.
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A highly contested governor’s race, dozens of challenges to incumbents and numerous other candidacy declarations made for an intriguing finish to this Tuesday’s 5 p.m. primary filing deadline.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will face no shortage of competition in this year’s gubernatorial election.
Hundreds of firefighters are on the scene of a building explosion and collapse in New York's East Harlem.
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Coca-Cola is bottled for the first time, Nazi troops march into Austria, "Dennis the Menace" debuts, and Bernie Madoff pleads guilty to running an $18 billion Ponzi scheme, all on this day.