>>Teen Dies After Shooting in Harrisburg
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Police are investigating a shooting that killed a Harrisburg teenager last night. The shooting happened in the 21-hundred block of North 5th Street by The Nativity School of Harrisburg. When police arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds. The teen later died at the scene.
>>Harrisburg Man Arrested for Beating Puppy to Death
(Harrisburg, PA) -- A Harrisburg man is being accused of killing his neighbor's puppy. Police arrested the man yesterday for allegedly breaking into his neighbor's apartment on the 300 block of North 2nd Street and then he beat the neighbor's dog to death. He is being charged with first-degree felony burglary and third-degree felony aggravated cruelty to animals.
>>Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association Reveals New Ice Cream
(Lemoyne, PA) -- A new ice cream is coming to stores in southeastern Pennsylvania. The PA Dairymen's Association revealed their new ice cream called Cowabunga yesterday. The ice cream comes in vanilla or chocolate and is inspired by the Pennsylvania Farm Show milkshake. All ice cream sales will support agriculture, education, farming and hunger prevention programs.
>>Hershey-Bishop McDevitt Football Game Canceled
(Hershey, PA) -- The football game tonight between Hershey and Bishop McDevitt is being canceled. Hershey's athletic director says they won't play due to COVID-19 concerns. The original matchup was supposed to happen last month but was postponed because of COVID. It's unlikely the game will be played this season.
>>Derry Township Schools Switching to Remote-Learning
(Derry Township, PA) -- Derry Township School District students will be staying at home starting today. The district announced yesterday they are switching to remote-learning until at least the end of this month. Officials say the rise of COVID-19 cases influenced their decision.
>>Wolf Again Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Governor Tom Wolf is again extending the state’s Opioid Disaster Declaration. Wolf originally signed the declaration in January 2018 and has renewed it 12 times. The move allows PA to loosen regulations and work outside of typical procedures to expedite aid and other initiatives to help those suffering with opioid use disorder.
>>New COVID-19 Cases In PA Top 54-Hundred
(Harrisburg, PA) -- The number of positive COVID-19 cases in PA is increasing rapidly. Thursday, the state Department of Health announced 5,488 new coronavirus cases statewide. That brings the total number of confirmed or probable cases to 248,856 since the start of the pandemic. There were also 49 new deaths related to COVID-19 complications announced yesterday.
>>York County Court Administration Reports Employee Tested Positive For COVID-19
(York, PA) -- Officials with the York County Court Administration say a judicial center court employee has tested positive for COVID-19. That employee last worked at the center November 10th and had been adhering to their procedures and protocols while at work. Anyone who may have had close contact with the individual will be notified by public officials.
>>Giant To Donate Ten-Thousand-Turkeys To Foodbanks
(Carlisle, PA) -- Giant is donating a record number of turkeys this holiday season. The Carlisle-based grocer will give ten-thousand turkeys to foodbanks in PA, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia this month. The chain will also have team members volunteer at ten food banks to provide hunger relief boxes to families in need.
>>Weis Markets Makes 800-Thousand-Dollar Donation To Paralyzed Veterans Of America
(Hampden Twp., PA) -- Weis Markets is making an $800,000 donation toward Paralyzed Veterans of America. The Sunbury-based supermarket chain presented the check to the group that supports disabled servicemen and women at their Hampden Township location yesterday. The money comes from both the grocer and those shoppers who chose to round up their total at checkout.
>>Mom Accused of Murder Looks for Insanity Defense
(Reading, PA) -- Attorneys are looking to launch an insanity plea for Lisa Snyder, an Albany Township mother accused of killing her two children. The motion was filed yesterday and discusses Snyder's history with mental disorders. They say that when her children were killed she was suffering from depressive and borderline personality disorders. Snyder will go back to court at the beginning of next year.
>>Former Lancaster County Doctor Sentenced for Sexual Assault Case
(Lancaster County, PA) -- A former Lancaster County doctor is going to serve nine-to-twenty years in state prison. Dr. William Vollmar pleaded no contest to six sexual assault cases. Vollmar was a sports medicine specialist at various different schools in southeastern Pennsylvania including Lancaster County Day School. He is accused of sexually assaulting students. The judge served Vollmar his prison term at a hearing yesterday.
>>Tower Health Considering Selling Six Hospitals
(Reading, PA) -- Tower Health is planning to sell six hospitals in Philadelphia. The Berks County-based company announced yesterday it is considering a plan to sell the hospitals to get rid of some debt. Officials say their goal is to keep Reading Hospital, which made over 60-million-dollars this year.
>>Berks County Not Raising Taxes in 2021
(Reading, PA) -- Berks County residents are not going to be paying more taxes next year. A brief preview of the 2021 Berks County budget was given yesterday at the commissioner's meeting. An official presentation will be given during next Thursday's meeting. When the budget is presented, the commissioners have until the end of the year to adopt it.
>>Lancaster County Becomes First Community Wildlife Habitat
(Lancaster County, PA) -- Lancaster County is becoming the first county in the state to be recognized as a community wildlife habitat. This designation came because of the efforts of the Lancaster Conservancy. The Lancaster Conservancy started a few years ago and their main goal is to create a sustainable wildlife-friendly community.
>>First GOP Woman Senate Majority
(Lehigh, PA) -- Republican State Senator Kim Ward is the General Assembly's first woman elected to serve as majority leader. Ward says she's honored to have been chosen and looks forward to working closer with her colleagues in the House on issues they can agree on and that are good for all of Pennsylvania. Ward's victory was not without a challenge as she was against state Senator Dave Argall, who has served more than 30-years in the House and Senate. The state Senate will reconvene for the 2021 to 2022 legislative session on January 5th.
>>Sullivan County School Board Member Under Fire
(Sullivan County, PA) -- A Sullivan County School Board member is under fire for comparing the LGBTQ-plus community to the KKK. During Tuesday's board meeting, Timothy Nitcznski pointed to a LGBTQ-plus display that was set up in a high school library last week intended to educate students about those experience, saying he doesn't want that message shoved down his throat. He added that if the school is already going down that road, then he feels they should also have KKK month or a white supremacy month. Many residents in the area say they are upset with what Nitcznski said, even the Sullivan County Superintendent and Board President posted a statement on YouTube calling for the board to take sensitivity and diversity training.