Right now, Friday the thirteenth, we’ll have a look at the “paranormal” a part of Pennsylvania earlier than shifting on to in the present day’s headlines with extra severe matters.
Someday earlier than Halloween final yr, our author/podcaster Claudia Dimuro thought it’d be enjoyable to spotlight a number of the, er, quirkier tales advised in Pennsylvania: tales of spirits, cryptids, the unexplained. Paranormal PA was born, with a collection of tales and a free publication that’s emailed the thirteenth of every month.
As a part of his outside beat, Marcus Schneck had been writing about Bigfoot, UFOs and so forth for years, with an excellent journalist’s sense of skepticism. A narrative he posted a couple of month earlier than his loss of life final month profiled Chestnut Ridge, an space within the western a part of the state described as “the Twilight Zone of Pennsylvania.” Surprise what’s occurring there in the present day.
Now, with luck on our facet, let’s take a look at this morning’s headlines.
Shifting the group: Harrisburg put out a public discover this week saying that every one “objects” across the Mulberry Avenue bridge, a de facto homeless encampment within the metropolis, shall be eliminated by Jan. 19. At a gathering yesterday, metropolis officers mentioned well being and security considerations prompted the choice, with “giant rats” turning into an issue beneath the bridge off of Cameron Avenue.
Nevertheless, the place will the folks residing there go? Town notes that homeless shelters are open in a single day.
Service: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a celebration of the civil rights chief’s contributions and to honor his legacy. Born Jan. 15, 1929, King was assassinated in April 1968. From lectures to volunteering, there are many methods to honor him over the subsequent few days.
What’s closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal vacation on the third Monday of January, which is the sixteenth this yr. Banks, colleges and a few companies are closed, and there shall be no mail supply on Monday. Nevertheless, the vacation is supposed to be a day of service, not a day of relaxation.
Finest eats: There’s no such factor as “an excessive amount of” at Outdated City Delicatessen in downtown Harrisburg. The deli’s sandwiches explode with fillings, together with Boar’s Head meat and cheeses, recent greens and Italian seasonings.n Check out different dishes, together with one from the Farm Present, which have made the Finest Eats listing.
Sizzling meals: Chain restaurant KPOT Korean BBQ & Sizzling Pot says it’s coming to Paxton Avenue in Swatara Township on the former Royal Buffet & Grill. No opening date has been introduced.
Mistless: Pepsi is discontinuing Sierra Mist, changing it with a lemon-lime soda it calls Starry.
New houses: An house constructing in Harrisburg developed by former NFL soccer participant LeSean McCoy, Daphne McCoy and Vice Capital has a reputation: Savoy. The four-story constructing is to go up on North Sixth Avenue close to the brand new federal courthouse. It might have 48 models, 10 of them as inexpensive housing. There shall be industrial area on the primary ground.
Struggling shops: Mattress Tub & Past’s fiscal third-quarter gross sales fell by a 3rd. The corporate mentioned it should slash a further $80 million to $100 million, together with layoffs. Greater than 100 shops will shut, together with 4 in Pa.
Comfort shops: Sheetz needs to open one other retailer on the West Shore. The plan for a Wawa in Mount Pleasure, Lancaster County, is on maintain after officers refused an organization request to rezone the land it could be constructed on.
Pet capturing: A canine shot by a person strolling in a Susquehanna Township neighborhood had been exterior in her yard earlier than the capturing, in accordance with new particulars launched by police. The shooter noticed the unleashed canine, police mentioned, and advised an individual with the canine: “You higher get your canine or I’m going to kill her.”
Pardoned: Philadelphia rapper and philanthropist Meek Mill shared that he obtained a pardon from Gov. Tom Wolf. Mill, whose actual identify is Robert Williams, pleaded responsible to a misdemeanor gun cost in 2019 after greater than a decade of backwards and forwards with authorities and two years in jail.
Jurors’ emotions: Throughout a four-week trial for a person accused of killing a 2-year-old boy he’d been watching, jurors mentioned they waited for a bombshell that might expose his guilt. It by no means got here. Ten minutes into deliberations, the York County jury took a vote and unanimously agreed Tyree Bowie was not responsible of homicide within the 2018 loss of life of Dante Mullinix.
Children, canines unsupervised: Newville police say they’ve recognized a pair accountable for two free canines who attacked two folks. Police mentioned they’d already been coping with the couple over studies of kid neglect. The 2 have been charged with 5 felony counts of endangering the welfare of youngsters and three abstract citations of permitting canines to run free and harboring harmful canines.