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
  • Solar panels played a role in Adams County fire, officials say

    OXFORD TOWNSHIP, ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. — Fire officials say solar panels created a challenge for crews fighting flames at a home in Adams County tonight. Fire crews responded to Kevin Drive in Oxford Township around 6 o’clock for reports of a fire coming from the attic. According to the deputy chief with United Hook And Ladder Company, it only took firefighters ten minutes to put the flames out. However, solar panels made their job more difficult and may even be to […]

  • Future of K9 officer’s service in Adams County uncertain

    MCSHERRYSTOWN, ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. — The future of a K9 officer at an Adams County police department is up in the air tonight. K9 Officer Ozi has served the community as part of the McSherrystown Borough Police Department for the last 4 years, but now, local leaders are raising questions about the cost of the program. The Mayor of McSherrystown didn’t wish to go on camera, but told FOX43 over the phone, borough council is still determining the cost of the K9 program […]

  • ‘Move over’ – Pennsylvania State Police have a message for drivers passing emergency vehicles

    HARRISBURG, Pa. —  So far this year, State Police in Central Pennsylvania have cited 74 people for not moving over for an emergency vehicle. Starting this Sunday, PSP will continue looking for people violating Pennsylvania’s move over law. In emergency situations, first responders with Susquehanna Valley EMS say every second counts. “Somebody who is suffering a heart attack, we need to get them to the hospital quickly. Somebody whose suffering a stroke, we need to get them to the hospital quickly,” […]

  • ‘Street Soldiers’ walk and talk with neighbors to prevent gun violence in York

    YORK, Pa. —  A group of York City men look to prevent gun violence by going door to door. They call themselves the ‘Street Soldiers’. Their mission? Curb gun violence by building relationships between neighbors. ‘The ‘Street Soldiers’ are a group of men right now that we have that are going out in the community,” explained Fredrick Walker, a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a ‘Street Soldier’ himself. “Engaging families, engaging residents, engaging young people,” said Larry T. Walthour, a senior […]

  • Pa. casinos to soon offer online gambling including slot, table games, and peer-to-peer poker

    HARRISBURG, Pa. —  Slots, table games, and poker will soon be available from the comfort of your home in Pennsylvania. It’s not a question of if but when online casino-style gambling will become available for people living in the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board received 9 petitions from casino license holders looking to cash in with interactive game play or iGaming. It will cost each casino license holder $10 million to have all three types of game play, slot […]

  • Aggressive Snakehead ‘Frankenfish’ in Lancaster County

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Anglers, be on the look out for this invasive species, nicknamed ‘Frankenfish’, which eats other fish. The Northern Snakehead has been found in the Octoraro Creek in Little Britain Township. The fish is similar to Bowfin, described as a long, narrow species of fish with a long dorsal fin. The snakehead is native to China, Russia, and Korea. Some people believe the snakehead can walk on land, but officials say that’s not true. The fish can […]

  • Pa. Fish and Boat Commission looking to increase cost of fishing license, among other fees to support the agency

    DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — Anglers, be on the lookout for some different fees in the coming months. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is looking for new ways to fund the department. There’s more anglers casting out in Pennsylvania than in years past so why is there less funding for the Pa. Fish & Boat Commission? “The trouble is they’re not buying licenses because they’re in different age groups, or some don’t have to buy licenses,” said John Arway, the executive director […]

  • France defeats Croatia in World Cup final; Croatia fans in Steelton disappointed by the loss

    STEELTON, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. —  France took home a second World Cup title against Croatia Sunday afternoon. France defeated Croatia 4-2, a sad loss for some people watching the game at St. Lawrence Club in Steelton. That’s because quite a few Croatians at the watch party call Steelton home; those people hoped for an underdog win today. The World Cup Final started out rocky for the Croatians. First – Mario Mandzukic headed the ball into his own team’s goal, the […]

  • People wait hours to pay their age for a ‘Build-A-Bear’ at Capital City Mall, some leave empty-handed

    CAMP HILL, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. —  A good idea that may have been too good: Build-A-Bear stores in the United States ran a ‘Pay-Your-Age’ promotion where customers could buy a stuffed animal by paying their age. The promotion drew in huge crowds of excited families at many participating stores. Because of the masses, employees had to turn away customers in some places. Central Pennsylvania was no exception. Employees did not shut down the line at Capital City Mall, but they did […]