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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:

Recent Articles
  • Paper ballots coming back to PA; a look at the voting technology

    CARLISLE, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — People in Cumberland County got a look at the newest voting technology coming to Pennsylvania. The new tech is in an effort to make the voting process more secure. Earlier this year, state officials required counties replace current systems with ones that that leave behind a paper trail. State officials say a paper trail better protects your votes, but some voters have their reservations. A paper trail might seem a bit outdated to some voters casting […]

  • Disagreements over cop car color in McSherrystown

    MCSHERRYSTOWN, ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. — The color of a new police car is causing controversy among officials in Adams County. The McSherrytown police chief wants one color, but council members like another. Black or white – what color should McSherrystown’s new police car be? “Well, whatever they want to do. It’s the borough taxes,” said Ben Neiderer. “I’d prefer white, but then I have a preference for white,” said Sandy Overbaugh. “I would say black because I just think of […]

  • Remembering victims of Pittsburgh synagogue, Thousand Oaks shootings in York Co.

    YORK TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. —  Members of the Jewish faith in York County remembered the victims of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting. Dozens of people gathered at the York Jewish Community Center on this last night of Hanukkah and Human Rights Day. They shared stories, lit menorah candles, and celebrated their differences. It was a night about celebrating one another and the human rights people share. “We light this candle in honor of the public servants and elected officials […]

  • Twin sisters in need of community’s support after devastating house fire in York County

    SHREWSBURY TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — It’s the season of giving, but for twin sisters in York County, nearly everything they own was taken away during a house fire. Now, they’re hoping others can give a little to help them rebuild their lives. The Herrens had been fixing up a home on Bohr Court and were close to having it done when that fire destroyed everything. Flames devoured the house November 23rd. “My aunt [Melissa Herren] had just gotten home […]

  • Mom delivers own baby in car on way to hospital in York County

    EAST MANCHESTER TWP., YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A mother in York County says her daughter came roaring into the world this week. That’s because mom never made it to the hospital, delivering her own baby alongside a road in York County. “This is Ava Sylar Fink. She’s the newest member of the Fink family. She came roaring into this world Tuesday,” said Ashley Fink, Ava’s mother. Weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces, the Fink’s sweet baby girl came into the world a […]

  • 150 bikes donated and fixed for those less fortunate in York County

    MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. —  It’s a tradition at Gung Ho Bikes in Manchester Township that dates back five years now… pizza, beers, and bikes one night each December. It’s all to bring a little joy to those in need around the holidays. It’s not usually busy this time of year at Gung Ho Bikes on Susquehanna Trail in York. “We’re not tremendously busy. You’ve been here, and there is the second customer who walked in,” said Jay Zech, the general manager. […]

  • Steelton K9 officers sniffing out crime in Dauphin County

    STEELTON, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — Steelton Borough’s newest police officers are already proving their worth to the community. The department’s first K9’s started patrolling the streets last month. FOX43 met K9 “Noro”, a 13-month-old Belgan Malanois mix. “Noro” means crazy in Czech, but the only thing crazy about K9 Noro is how much he wants to serve the community. “We ended up getting two canines, and the first K9 handler, he was a veteran handler. So, he knew what he was getting […]

  • Unintended target of shooting offering $5,000 of his own money to catch person responsible in York

    YORK, Pa. – The unintended victim of a shooting in York is now offering his own money to find the person responsible. The man says his purpose is getting the person who hurt him off the streets. Ray Abboud is offering $5,000 of his own cash to be exact. It happened around 1:30 in the afternoon Saturday, September 29th. Abboud had just gotten lunch in the city when he says he was the unintended target of a shooting, struck in […]

  • Growing concern about homeless population at parks in Lancaster

    LANCASTER, Pa. — There’s growing concern about homeless population at public parks in Lancaster. Lancaster Bureau Police and other first responders saying they’re called to parks just about every night. Officials say they’re seeing an increase in reports of drug use, trash, and other disturbances at the parks. Binn’s Park is one of a few places where homeless people hangout and even sleep. It’s covered, people in the city bring food throughout the day, and there’s vents on the ground, […]