Hello fellow Pennsylvanians! My name is Grace Griffaton, but you can call me anything local. I love local stories and helping the community. I began my journey with FOX43 at the start of the new year, 2017. Prior to FOX43, I reported and produced at the beach for WRDE-Delmarva’s NBC station. Although I love the beach, I am a true Pennsylvanian at heart – grew up in a small town near the Poconos and graduated Magna Cum Laude from La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication where I interned at Fox 29 on Good Day Philadelphia. Following graduation, I worked for WPMT’s sister station, WNEP, researching, writing, and editing stories, shooting, and learning the broadcasting ropes. I am so happy and humbled to be back in my home state and look forward to meeting you all. I love people because everyone has such a unique background and story to tell so feel free to reach out with your story because I want to tell it. Follow me on social media – Facebook: GraceGriffatonTV and Twitter: @GraceGriffaton… or email me your ideas: Ggriffaton@Fox43.com.

Recent Articles
  • Grand Jury Report: children in Dauphin County sexually abused by priest, abuse unreported to law enforcement for years

    DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. —  A family from Dauphin County, who embraced their priest and welcomed him into their lives, is among the victims in the grand jury report released Tuesday afternoon. The Pennsylvania Attorney General told the story of abuse this afternoon. A family of 9, who lived in Dauphin County became close with their priest, Father Augustine Giella, when he became assigned to St. John the Evangelist Church in Swatara Township. The grand jury report says he immediately began abusing 5 […]

  • Police: teen, 15, arrested for burglarizing fire station in York County, taking rescue on joyride

    CONEWAGO TWP., YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A 15-year-old is facing a number of charges, accused of stealing a rescue vehicle and taking it on a joyride throughout York County. Officials say the teenager is a former junior firefighter for Strinestown Volunteer Fire Company. The Strinestown fire chief says the teenager was training to ride along in the rescue truck so he knew the station, where things are, and how to get inside. “My phone rang at a little bit after […]

  • Neighbors are claiming they’ve seen a mountain lion in York County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Some people in York County are reporting sightings of an animal which hasn’t lived in the wild in Pennsylvania since the 1800’s according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission: mountain lions. What makes this controversial is U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the mountain lion extinct east of the Mississippi and north of Florida earlier this year, ruling them out here in Pennsylvania. There’s a whole page dedicated to sightings in our area on Facebook and people […]

  • Former junior firefighter arrested after rescue unit and gear taken from Strinestown Fire Company

    YORK COUNTY, Pa.– UPDATE: Police have arrested a 15-year-old former junior firefighter after he allegedly stole a fire truck and rescue gear. On August 12 around 1:20 a.m., police investigated a burglary from Strinestown Community Fire Company. Surveillance video from the station showed that approximately 12:15 a.m., a juvenile man used a stolen Ford Explorer to push in one of the garage doors open at the station. Next, a man wearing firefighting gear appeared and entered the rescue truck, started it and […]

  • Rabid beaver attacks father and daughter kayaking in Pennsylvania, father films terrifying encounter

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP, ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. — A peaceful day kayaking turns into something that could be straight out of a horror movie for a father and daughter in Adams County, Pennsylvania. When you go kayaking you may expect to see some wildlife, but you probably don’t expect to come head to head with a rabid beaver. That’s exactly what happened to a father and daughter spending time on the water in Butler Township. “Get away cause it’s a beaver!” screams […]

  • Controversy continues in Adams County over a police K9 program

    MCSHERRYSTOWN, ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. — Tonight, growing tension between the McSherrystown Borough Council and the McSherrystown Chief of Police about the borough’s police K9 program. Council members continue to say the program has cost the borough thousands of dollars. The Chief of Police said the program has not cost taxpayers a penny, covered entirely by donations. People packed the Knights of Columbus basement in McSherrystown. A majority of people in the room supported K9 Ozi and the program. Among them ? […]

  • Residential fire caused by lightning, officials say

    LANCASTER COUNTY — A fire that broke out at a residence in Manor Township Tuesday night was caused by lightning, according to fire officials. Crews were called to the home in the 100 block of Linger Street just after 8 p.m. Upon arrival, crews discovered flames burning through the basement to the first floor as well as going up through the walls. Multiple neighbors report seeing lightning hit the home. Officials say the fire, for the most part, was knocked […]

  • The Kroger Company exploring ‘strategic alternatives’ for its Turkey Hill business, including a possible sale

    MANOR TWP., LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. —  The Kroger Company announced its exploring ‘strategic alternatives’, including a potential sale for its Turkey Hill business. Earlier this year, Kroger sold Turkey Hill’s convenience store business as well. Turkey Hill ice cream, iced teas, fruit drinks, milk, and frozen dairy treats are manufactured and distributed in Manor Township, Lancaster County. The announcement made some ice-cream lovers a little worried. “Turkey Hill ice cream is amazing. I thought it would help them rather than hinder […]

  • A look at how York City firefighters handle the heat

    YORK, Pa. —  Temperatures soared above 90 degrees in parts of our area this afternoon. The higher than average heat could put first responders in danger. How do firefighters, fighting flames in intense heat, stay safe? They say the same way doctors recommend all people stay safe: properly hydrating and making sure they have enough water when they leave the station. When the bell rings, that means it’s go-time for York City Firefighters. Before they head out, it’s first time to […]