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  • House resolution supports veterans organization

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state house resolution recognizing a veteran support organization is being considered by lawmakers in the Pennsylvania state house. Mission 22  creates large-scale public memorials, in an effort to raise awareness about, and prevent, veteran suicide.  The organization also raises funds for veterans to receive treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. An event in Harrisburg on Tuesday, honored three Pennsylvania veterans who lost the battle with PTSD.  Among them, was U.S. Army veteran Michael Wargo, Jr.   “We need to reach out and […]

  • Dauphin County barbershops offering reading opportunities to young customers

    STEELTON, Pa. —  Barbers in Dauphin County are using their workplaces as learning centers for young customers. With the help of a $35,000 local share gaming grant, 10 shop owners are setting up libraries to help customers hone their reading skills. FOX43 photojournalist Rebecca Knier gives us a look at the Books in Barbershops program.

  • Red Cross hosts smoke alarm installation sweep

    COLUMBIA, Pa. —  Volunteers with The American Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Chapter are working to improve fire safety in Lancaster County. The agency organized a smoke alarm training session Friday for people living in Columbia. Residents were given lessons in how to properly install smoke alarms. Groups of volunteers then helped install alarms in homes throughout the borough. Along the way, residents and volunteers noticed many of the existing alarms were outdated. “It makes me feel safer a lot safer,” said Millie Emerick, who […]

  • Paul Mango enters Pennsylvania gubernatorial race

    SCRANTON, Pa. — There are now two official candidates seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania. Businessman Paul Mango announced his plan to run for the seat Thursday, at Lackawanna College in Scranton.  He said he takes pride in his heritage as the grandson of an Italian immigrant. If elected, Mango also promised a strong focus on building up the state’s gas and oil industry. “I seek this responsibility for reasons far greater than myself,” Mango said during his […]

  • Fallen officers honored in annual Peace Officers Memorial Day

    CARLISLE, Pa. — Friday was one of tribute in Cumberland County, as officials honored law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony is an annual event, meant to pay tribute to local, state, and federal law enforcement officials who have lost their lives in the line of duty. As part of the ceremony, members of the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation read the names of fallen officers. “This is a small way that we […]

  • Bike-sharing program launches on campus of Penn State Hershey Medical Center

    DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Dauphin County are hoping to reduce the center’s carbon footprint with a new bike-sharing program. Appropriately, the program kicked off Thursday with a ceremonial bike ride. The medical facility is partnering with a national bike sharing company to give employees and medical students access to 30 bicycles, which can be used to get around the campus. “It’s actually a great way to promote health and wellness within our employee community, but also […]

  • Illegal guns being taken off the streets of Harrisburg

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The mayor of Harrisburg is crediting the seizures of illegal guns with helping to reduce the city’s crime rate. According to Mayor Eric Papenfuse, the overall crime rate in Harrisburg has decreased nearly 30 percent since 2013. At a news conference Thursday, city officials said the decrease is largely due to efforts to get illegal guns off city streets. So far this year, Harrisburg police have confiscated 80 illegal guns. The city’s police chief says he issued a challenge to […]

  • Former Philadelphia Eagle visits elementary school

    ANNVILLE, Pa. — Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook spent some time with young students in Lebanon County on Wednesday. Annville Elementary School is one of five winners of a national promotion by “Danimals” and “Fuel Up to Play 60.” As part of the victory celebration, the students got to have a field day with Westbrook. “They had so much fun out here, just running around and that’s what it’s all about,” said Westbrook. “There’s a time and place for school […]

  • Congressional Gold Medal presented to family of World War II Pilot

    HARRISBURG, Pa. —  A Gettysburg family is presented with a Congressional Gold Medal, honoring a pilot who served during World War II. Glenn Little was active in the Civil Air Patrol in the 1940’s.  His daughter was emotional during Wednesday’s ceremony. “I was very proud and very honored,” said Barbara Heffner. “I can’t believe this is happening all these years later, but we’re very very proud.” Heffner says her father flew his own plane over the coast of New Jersey looking for German U-boats. Little attained the rank […]