School Closings & Delays

Mark Roper was born in Philadelphia, was raised in the Delaware Valley and is a graduate of Temple University. He started working as a Multimedia Journalist at Fox 43 in April 2016.

Mark comes to south central Pennsylvania from KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is excited to return to his Pennsylvania roots. While in Sioux Falls, Mark covered breaking news, the South Dakota legislative session, Presidential visits, severe weather, and worked with state legislators to pass a law on carnival ride safety.

In his spare time, Mark likes to travel, explore the outdoors, visit museums and ride roller coasters.

He also enjoys good food, and is looking forward to tasting all the great eats south central Pennsylvania has to offer.

Mark welcomes story ideas from viewers, so if you see him out on the street be sure to say “hi.”


Recent Articles
  • Demonstrators believe senate bills put right to protest at risk

    LANCASTER, Pa. — A group of demonstrators believe two state senate bills put a price on free speech. Martin Luther King Jr. was known for his non-violent protests to bring about change during the civil rights era. It’s why a group of demonstrators chose Dr. King’s birthday to rally against two state bills that they believe could put the right to protest at risk. Nearly 100 people stood out in the cold January air for what they believe is standing […]

  • Pa. medical marijuana advisory board discusses patient options

    HARRISBURG, Pa. –The wait for patient access to medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is down to months. Meanwhile, the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board still has several details to be worked out before patients can start taking the drug The state Department of Health advisory board met Friday to layout the remaining steps in its timeline for the drug in Pennsylvania. Some propose a few changes to the program before it’s ready for patients. Doctors could recommend patients with one of […]

  • Pa. Health Department offers free flu shots at Farm Show

    HARRISBURG, Pa,. — A Pennsylvania death linked to influenza making national headlines may have some wondering if they should get a flu shot. The man who fell victim to complications from the flu was a 21 year-old bodybuilder, someone who appeared to be physically fit. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Health have a few things they want people to consider during flu season. Barabara Parisi is just one of many people at the Pennsylvania Farm Show who decided to […]

  • Girls’ JV basketball coach arrested on sexual assault charges had alleged relationship with player

    DOVER, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Police in York County arrest a girls’ basketball coach on charges of institutional sexual assault, as well as unlawful contact and communication with a minor for sexual offenses. Both charges are third degree felonies. Dover Area High School’s girls’ junior varsity team is up against Northeastern High School Wednesday night, but they are without their coach. The Dover Area School District recently suspended 23-year-old girls’ JV basketball coach Aignee Freeland. Now, she’s been arrested on […]

  • State reps seek transparency for taxpayers in sexual harassment settlements

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The governor’s office reports the commonwealth paid nearly $1 million dollars to settle a sexual harassment case, back in march of 2016. A former employee of the state Department of Revenue, filed a lawsuit in 2014 against her supervisor, who allegedly fondled her and touched her inappropriately at work. The complaints alleged in this case took place from 2011 to 2013, during the Corbett administration. FOX 43 News spoke with a couple of Pennsylvania state representatives to […]

  • PennDOT crews prepare for slippery road conditions

    SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTU, Pa. — Monday’s snowfall might not have amounted to much, but it may have put some people’s driving skills to the test. Meanwhile, PennDOT crews spent the day getting ready for the winter weather and salting the roads. PennDOT crews started work at midnight, another shift started at noon. They kept busy throughout the day preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best. A winter weather advisory for central Pennsylvania had PennDOT crews loading up […]

  • Frigid temperatures have doctors advising to bundle up to avoid frostbite

    SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — The recent frigid temps have doctors advising not to stay outside with exposed skin for too long to avoid the risk of frostbite. A concern for frostbite hasn’t stopped some people from heading out into the frosty air. Those who brave the cold want to make sure to stay bundled up and get warm when possible. One doctor warns that there’s a mild form of frost bite you can expose yourself to if you’re […]

  • School districts weigh decision to cancel classes on account of snow

    CARROLL TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. –The winter weather had many school administrators telling students to take the day off Thursday, while several other central Pennsylvania districts got off to a late start. Parents in some areas may have wondered why their kids’ school canceled classes Thursday, with very little snow on the ground. One school superintendent shared his thoughts on why times have changed. There are a few things school administrators consider besides snow when calling a snow day for […]

  • Wild animals brave the cold at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

    HALIFAX TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– With the recent cold weather, many people are concerned about making sure our four-legged friends also stay warm. Many wild animals may be enduring the frigid temps better than most humans. Since it’s the middle of winter, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is closed for the season, but the animals there don’t take off on vacation to enjoy warmer weather elsewhere, in fact many seemed content with the cold. At Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, there’s a […]