| Nov 16, 2011
| 7:51 PM
Mike McQueary told a classmate he stopped the rape of a young boy in a Penn State locker room shower and reported it to the police in 2002.
But the actions McQueary said he took after walking in on that shocking scene aren't described in the grand jury...
| Apr 3, 2011
After the fires were out and the dead accounted for, state regulators tasked with determining the cause of the natural gas explosion that leveled an Allentown city block ordered UGI Utilities to dig up its own pipe and find out why it failed.
| Nov 30, 2011
| 8:00 PM
STATE COLLEGE — Penn State University President Rodney Erickson denied Wednesday that the glare of the national media or a public outcry forced the ousters of former university President Graham Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno in the wake of a...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Attorneys representing one of Jerry Sandusky's accusers have reached a settlement with The Second Mile that gives the alleged victim a say in what the charity does with its assets.
Under the settlement, The Second Mile must obtain court approval before...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:15 PM
STATE COLLEGE — If defense attorney Joseph Amendola wants a smooth relationship with prosecutors in the criminal case of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, he sure didn't help himself Wednesday.
On national TV in the...
| Feb 13, 2011
Tears streamed down Jane Brinker's face Thursday morning as she watched news coverage of the explosion that killed five people and affected many others in center city Allentown the night before.
It was a scene all too familiar for Brinker, a blast...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 7:30 PM
Nearly two decades ago, Allentown Bishop Edward Cullen was one of two or three high-ranking clergy present when the head of the Philadelphia Archdiocese ordered the shredding of a list of 35 priests suspected of sexually abusing children, according to a...
| Jul 7, 2008
MUCH AS one would like to join Edith Piaf in a duet of "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien," a critic can't help having occasional regrets after passing instantaneous verdicts on scores of plays and musicals, usually in the space of a few morning hours after a...
| May 17, 2009
In a spare rehearsal room across the street from the Pasadena Playhouse, Kelly McGillis is preparing a role she may have been born to play. It's one of the great women characters of the American theater, the acerbic Southerner Regina Giddens in Lillian...
| Dec 26, 2008
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright who addressed the isolation, fear and brutality of life in an original style that changed the face of 20th century theater, has died. He was 78.
Pinter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for...
| Dec 22, 2009
Alaina Reed Hall, a singer and actress who played Olivia Robinson on "Sesame Street" for a dozen years beginning in the mid-1970s and later played Rose Holloway on the situation comedy "227," has died. She was 63.
Reed Hall, who was diagnosed with breast...
| Aug 4, 2008
Ernie Hawkins closes his eyes, deftly plucking notes from the strings of his guitar, as if invoking the spirit of his departed mentor and acoustic blues giant the Rev. Gary Davis.
Hawkins speaks of Davis with the hushed reverence befitting a man who also...