>>COVID-19 Cases Continue To Spike In Pennsylvania
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Positive COVID-19 cases are increasing in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced almost 9,500 new positive cases yesterday. The statewide total number of cases is now over 683,000 since the pandemic started. There are currently more than 5,600 people in the state who are hospitalized with the coronavirus.
>>Harrisburg Man Pleads Guilty To Williamsport Shooting Case
(Harrisburg, PA) -- A Harrisburg man is facing up to a dozen years behind bars after pleading guilty to a Williamsport shooting case. Twenty-three-year-old Ejuan Jamal Cosby pleaded guilty yesterday to shooting and injuring a man at a Williamsport convenience store in 2019. Multiple charges including attempted homicide, illegal possession of a weapon due to a prior robbery conviction, and recklessly endangering another person is going to be dismissed due to a plea agreement. Cosby is facing six-to-12 years in state prison when he goes to court later this year.
>>Camp Hill School District Appoints New Superintendent
(Cumberland County, PA) -- Camp Hill School District is going to have new leadership this year. The Camp Hill Board of School Directors announced yesterday that it appointed Daniel D. Serfass as its new superintendent on Monday. Serfass is currently the Assistant Superintendent of the Elizabethtown Area School District. He is expected to assume his new role for Camp Hill on April 5th.
>>One-Million-Dollar Ticket Sold In Northumberland County
(Northumberland County, PA) -- One person in Northumberland County is welcoming the new year as a millionaire. The Pennsylvania Lottery announced yesterday that a one-million-dollar winning scratch-off ticket was sold at J.R.'s Mini Mart in Coal Township. The store is going to get five-thousand dollars for selling the ticket. The lucky winner is being told to sign the back of the winning ticket and to contact the lottery office to claim their earnings.
>>PA Capitol Closed Thursday Following D-C Chaos
(Harrisburg, PA) -- The State Capitol building is closed today with all employees told to work from home. The announcement comes after the fallout of the chaos at the US Capitol building yesterday. The Harrisburg staff were told not to come to the building today whatsoever.
>>Harrisburg Man Accused Of Strangling Another Person
(Manheim Twp., PA) -- A man from Harrisburg is accused strangling another person last month in Manheim Township. Rasheem Stancil is accused of intentionally using both hands to strangle the other person on December 23rd, even pushing them into a wall with enough force to create a hole in the drywall. Eventually, the victim was able to call 911 and the 30-year-old was taken into custody.
>>Northern York Gets One-Point-Four Million-Dollars Toward Athletic Field Project
(Dillsburg, PA) -- Officials with Northern York County School District say they’re getting a one-point-four-million-dollar grant to improve their athletic fields. The funds will be used to completely renovate Bostic Field, which is located behind the high school. It includes new LED lights for the field as well. The school board is expected to start the bidding process later this month.
>>Comcast To Expand Into Northern Lancaster County
(Lititz, PA) -- Comcast is expanding its network into Northern Lancaster County. Company officials announced yesterday they will begin work to reach Ephrata, Akron, Lititz, and the surrounding communities this year. Some of those residents will have access to their products starting next month.
(Carlisle, PA) -- Officials with the Giant Company say they will begin to offer virtual cooking classes each Tuesday with a nutritionist. Organizers say it will provide an affordable way for people to cook simple meals every week. They have a full list of their virtual class schedule on their website.
>>Berks Community Health Center Receives Moderna Vaccine
(Berks County, PA) -- Staff at Berks Community Health Center are going to start receiving their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The first shipments of the Moderna vaccine arrived at the center yesterday. Officials say over 400 doses arrived, and it will be distributed to the center's staff, area healthcare workers and EMS personnel as soon as possible. The center will get more shipments of the vaccine as they become available.
>>Event To Benefit Berks County Restaurant Industry Postponed
(Berks County, PA) -- A takeout event to benefit Berks County's restaurant industries is being delayed. The event was scheduled for this Sunday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Reading. Organizers said yesterday that the event will be postponed to give participating restaurants time to get up and running after Governor Wolf's COVID-19 restrictions were lifted this past Monday. A rescheduling date hasn't been announced yet, but updates will be made on the Takeout with a Purpose Facebook page.
>>Berks County's Girls On The Run First Winter Session Registration Opens
(Berks County, PA) -- The first winter session for Berks County's Girls on the Run program is now open for registrations. Organizers for the program announced yesterday that the first winter event will begin on January 30th at the Sinking Spring Family YMCA. The session will run for five Saturdays and encourages third-to-fifth grade girls to express creative ideas on healthy exercise and how to build confidence within themselves. Registration is now available on the Sinking Spring Family YMCA website.
>>Queen City Family Restaurant To Close Due To COVID-19 Pandemic
(Reading, PA) -- The Queen City Family Restaurant in Reading is going to close for good. The owner announced yesterday that the restaurant in southwest Reading is closing due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant has been open for over 30 years and will be operating under limited hours until its final closure.
>>Two North Carolina Men Arrested For Gunpoint Robbery Of Lancaster Breeder
(Lancaster County, PA) -- Two men from North Carolina are behind bars for allegedly robbing a Lancaster County breeder by gunpoint. Officials from Lancaster County announced yesterday that both suspects involved in the October robbery were arrested earlier last month. They are facing charges of indictment with robbery which interferes with interstate commerce and interstate transportation of stolen goods. If convicted, both men could face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and 500-thousand-dollar fines.
>>Governor Tom Wolf Reacts To Pro-Trump Protesters In DC
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Governor Tom Wolf is pointing his finger at Republicans in Congress as he calls the siege at the nation's Capitol an attempted coup. Wolf says we had a free and fair election and the actions of Republicans in Pennsylvania and across the country have led to violence. He emphasized that all Republicans, from President Trump to Pennsylvania legislative leaders, need to stop the disinformation and tell their supporters the truth before there's further violence.
>>Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey Is Standing By Election Results
(Washington, DC) -- Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey is standing by the state's election results as the Senate voted to reject objections to the state's electoral votes by other Republican senators. Toomey says he voted for President Trump, but the choice of the American people is more important than his preferred candidate. He made his announcement before the nation's Capitol was seized by Trump supporters during a demonstration yesterday, which President-elect Joe Biden called an insurrection not a protest.
>>UPMC Susquehanna Officials Urge Everyone To Get Vaccine
(Williamsport, PA) -- Doctors from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Susquehanna are urging everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. Dr. Rutul Dalal says their numbers of COVID patients have dropped compared to where they were, and the mortality rate is not as high as they expected it to be. However, he still encourages people to get the vaccine as he says there are no major side effects. Many at the hospital are preparing to receive their second dose of the vaccine this week, and they believe doses will start rolling out to the general public in the next four-to-six-weeks.