The last passenger pigeon dies, World War II begins, the Soviet Union shoots down a Korean airliner, and the wreck of the Titanic is discovered, all on this day.
2013: Former professional boxer and actor Tommy Morrison dies at age 44 in Omaha, Nebraska. Morrison, who lost only three out of a total of 52 professional fights and beat George Foreman for the vacant World Boxing Organization heavyweight championship in June 1993, starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in 1990's "Rocky V" (pictured). He retired from boxing in 1996 when he tested positive for HIV, but made a comeback in 2006, claiming he had tested negative for HIV. While his mother had said less than a month before his death that Morrison was in his final days with "full-blown AIDS," his death certificate listed his causes of death as cardiac arrest, septicemia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and multiorgan failure.
A deadly accident involving a car and two tractor trailers is causing a serious backlog of traffic on Interstate 78 in Berks and Lehigh counties.
Traffic is being diverted at Exit 49/Route 100 Fogelsville. [MOBILE USERS: Click Here]
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Fatal tractor trailer crash on I-78 in Greenwich Twp., Berks Co. on 3-31-15
A woman recently convicted in her infant's death a dozen years ago was sentenced Tuesday in Allentown.
Allentown-based PPL Electric Utilities is asking for an increase in one of its delivery charges.
We expect another round of rain and possibly mixing with wet snowflakes for most areas.
Emergency responders were called in for a dramatic rescue at French Creek State Park Monday afternoon.
The Yoga Girl got a rock star reception in Bethlehem Area Public Library Monday night.
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A new restaurant in Berks County is serving a helping of gratitude to those who have served our country.
A new study shows there are simple ways to increase your chances of living longer after a cancer diagnosis.
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Details continue to emerge about the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the life of the co-pilot who authorities say appears to have set it on a fatal trajectory into the French Alps.
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The Eiffel Tower is completed, Knute Rockne dies in a plane crash, "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway, and Brandon Lee and Selena both die tragically, all on this day.
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