Christopher Columbus lands in the New World, Oktoberfest finds its roots, Sid is arrested for allegedly killing Nancy, and Matthew Shepard dies, all on this day.
2011: The "underwear bomber," Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, pleads guilty to attempting to blow up an airplane en route from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009 using explosives sewn into his underwear. Abdulmutallab, who had told authorities he had been directed by al-Qaeda and that he had obtained the device in Yemen, would be sentenced in February 2012 to four consecutive life sentences plus 50 years.
Allentown police have apprehended a man who is a person of interest in a robbery that occurred at the Wells Fargo in the 1600 block of Union Boulevard Friday afternoon
Twenty-three-year-old Bryan James Veil of Center Valley was killed in a two-vehicle accident early Friday morning on Route 378 in Lower Saucon Township.
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An accident injured four people and closed a busy stretch of Route 724 in Berks County for more than three hours Friday.
Part of Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown was blocked off while police investigated a report of shots fired early Friday.
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Repairs are still underway exactly one year after a devastating hailstorm ripped through the region.
AAA expects the highest travel volume for the Memorial Day holiday in 10 years
Newly sworn-in judge Joseph Leeson calls it an honor to serve the country and the area where he has spent his entire career
State police said 29-year-old Joseph Brennan killed a 1-year-old girl in Schuylkill County
Men's Health has a list of seven pains that may signify something serious for men.
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A former U.S. vice president is indicted for treason, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded hits Chile, "Pac-Man" makes his debut, Johnny Carson signs off, and a deadly tornado devastates Joplin, Mo., all on this day.
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