Stories tagged: "Scranton"

A person cycles past the skyline in Philadelphia shrouded in haze, Thursday, June 8, 2023. Intense Canadian wildfires are blanketing the northeastern U.S. in a dystopian haze, turning the air acrid, the sky yellowish gray and prompting warnings for vulnerable populations to stay inside. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Air Quality Conditions Worsen in Parts of Pennsylvania as Haze From Canadian Wildfires Persists

A code purple has been issued in parts of eastern Pennsylvania, as intense Canadian wildfires continue to cause serious air quality issues throughout the state.

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Bigfoot Fever Grips Pennsylvania as Reports of Strange Footprints and Howls Surface

Pennsylvania has recorded more than 100 reported encounters with the elusive Bigfoot over the years, with the earliest reports from the 1970s. Bigfoot believers and enthusiasts will gather to discuss these sightings and more at the Forest County Bigfoot Festival in Marienville this weekend.

FILE - In this July 4, 2014 file photo, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, left, and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots, perform during an Independence Day celebration in Philadelphia. The Roots are tapping into their resources to help raise funds for their high-school alma mater in Philadelphia. The Grammy-winning hip-hop band created the CAPA Foundation after learning that $1.1 million had been cut from the budget of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
9 Summer Music Festivals in Pennsylvania You Don’t Want to Miss

Brand name events like the Roots Picnic and Made in America will bookend a 2023 summer festival season in Pennsylvania that features something for every music fan.

12 Pennsylvania Restaurants to Put on Your List for 2023
Meatless in Pennsylvania: Discover the 13 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants Across the State

If you thought Pennsylvania’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants were strictly a big city thing, think again. There is no shortage of unique meat-free, plant-based dining options throughout the entire state.

FILE - Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks before President Joe Biden about his infrastructure agenda while announcing funding to upgrade Philadelphia's water facilities and replace lead pipes, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Belmont Water Treatment Center in Philadelphia. Casey said he’ll seek a fourth term, bringing unmatched name recognition in Pennsylvania politics to his party's defense of a seat in a presidential battleground state. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Will Seek a 4th Term

The Democratic US Senator from Scranton made the announcement Monday. Casey’s success in 2024 will be a key factor in helping Democrats maintain a narrow Senate majority.

PORTLAND, ME - MAY 27: Hunter Owen #10 of the Altoona Curve throws to first base during the eighth inning of the game between the Portland Sea Dogs and the Altoona Curve at Hadlock Field on May 27, 2019 in Portland, Maine. (Photo by Zachary Roy/Getty Images)
Play Ball! A Guide to Minor League Baseball in Pennsylvania

From Erie to NEPA, Pennsylvania has plenty of minor league ballparks where families can see the stars of tomorrow for a fraction of the cost of a big league game.

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12 Pennsylvania Hanukkah Celebrations That Celebrate the Festival of Lights

These 12 Hanukkah celebrations will take place throughout Pennsylvania—some are free for the community, others require paid admission—leading up to or during the Festival of Lights.