Daniel Hamburg, 8News WRIC Richmond

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8News WRIC Richmond

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Past articles by Daniel:

Virginia man headed to Turkey to help family affected by earthquake

BULL RUN, Va. (DC News Now) — A Prince William County man is headed to Turkey to be with his family after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the country. Zaid Mastou has several bags packed with survival gear for himself and others. He said many people are sleeping on the streets with no place to […] → Read More

Population health expert speaks on US monkeypox cases

(WHTM) — Monkeypox has officially been declared a public health emergency in the United States. There are currently about 7,500 cases of monkeypox in the country and 205 in Pennsylvania. “Predominantly in the Philadelphia area, as well as the Philadelphia suburbs,” said Geoffrey Roche, a member of the population health faculty at Harrisburg University. Most […] → Read More

Reaction to Pa. Supreme Court upholding mail-in ballot law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The state Supreme Court has upheld Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law. That means you can still vote by mail without having to explain why. In a decision along ideological lines, the justices say the law that created no-excuse mail-in voting in Pennsylvania is constitutional. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 5-2, overturning a […] → Read More

Weeks after Dauphin County road repaved, UGI rips it up

SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — PennDOT just paved a Dauphin County Road only for it to be ripped up a few weeks later. Neighbors in Swatara Township are annoyed. UGI is digging up part of Chambers Hill Road, saying PennDOT approved its permit, but PennDOT says it told UGI to do the work before the […] → Read More

New Manheim Township firehouse leads to faster response times

MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — A Lancaster County community is seeing faster response times after a new fire station opened earlier this year. Manheim Township Fire Rescue held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Wednesday night to show off Station 202. As the Northwest-Richmond square continues to grow, the need for first responders […] → Read More

Firearm background checks down, denials referred to law enforcement up in Pa.

LOWER PAXTON, TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — The latest data from Pennsylvania State Police shows a decline in background checks for firearms. The number of denials is down too, but the number of denials referred to law enforcement is up. That usually means someone lied to try to buy a gun. State Police data shows in […] → Read More

Dauphin-Middle Paxton Lions Club hosts carnival after losing materials in fire

DAUPHIN BOROUGH, Pa. (WHTM) — A favorite Midstate carnival that raises money for important causes almost didn’t happen. A major fire in October 2021 destroyed the community building that housed the historical society, as well as the Lions Club and all the supplies needed to put the carnival on. The Dauphin-Middle Paxton Lions Club has […] → Read More

Hempfield school board implements transgender athlete policy

HEMPFIELD, Pa. (WHTM) — The Hempfield School District became the first in the Midstate to ban transgender girls from playing girls sports. Tuesday night, board members voted six to two in favor of the new policy requiring student-athletes to play on teams according to the gender they were assigned at birth. It was expected but […] → Read More

Pa. National Guard soldier reunited with dog after deployment

ANNVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) — A soldier just back from deployment overseas reunited with a very important family member in Lebanon County. For almost 11 months, Sgt. Robert McCann was away from his not only his kids, but his dog Thor. The Annville community stepped up to help in a big way. At Fox Breeze Kennel […] → Read More

Security experts stress importance of situational awareness during big events

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — With so many frightening incidents lately it might help to keep in mind a strategy for when you’re in a crowd. Security experts stress the importance of situational awareness. Whether there’s an actual or perceived threat, it can be very dangerous to be in the middle of a stampede. That’s why […] → Read More

New details released after July 4 Harrisburg City incident

Harrisburg Police Commissioner Thomas Carter confirmed that a fight broke out near Front and Walnut Streets in Harrisburg City at approximately 9:30 p.m. There were no shots fired; the incident was not a shooting. → Read More

Parents mixed on giving kids under 5 COVID vaccines

Kids under five are now eligible to get COVID vaccines. They'll be available in the Midstate as early as Tuesday. There are a number of parents who are excited to get their toddlers vaccinated but there's still some hesitation for others. → Read More

City of Harrisburg celebrates Juneteenth with entertainment, education

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The city of Harrisburg and Dauphin County hosted the first Juneteenth celebration downtown on Saturday. The celebration right in front of city hall had 2nd Street closed down for hours as big crowds gathered for the food, vendors and live entertainment. The city of Harrisburg is celebrating freedom and equality for […] → Read More

Harrisburg rowhome fire destroys seven homes, displaces 38 people

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A fire destroyed seven rowhomes Thursday afternoon at about 3 p.m. on 15th Street near Hunter Street. The American Red Cross is helping 32 adults and six children who are affected. Just two weeks ago, another rowhome fire left more than more than 40 people in Harrisburg with nowhere to live. […] → Read More

Two rescued after falling into M&M Mars factory chocolate tan

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – A rescue was prompted at the Mars M&M factory in Lancaster County after two people became stuck in a chocolate tank. A Lancaster County 911 supervisor says the first victim was extricated from the tank at 3:10 p.m. and the second was out by 3:25 p.m. after both fell into the […] → Read More

Strategists react to McCormick conceding to Oz in U.S. Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Republican race for U.S. Senate is finally over. Dave McCormick conceded Friday night to Mehmet Oz. Now, Oz will run against Democrat John Fetterman in November. Friday we heard for the first time from Fetterman’s doctor saying he’s known about his heart condition for five years, with Fetterman admitting he […] → Read More

Public gives input on Harrisburg’s State Street construction plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Efforts to make State Street in Harrisburg safer will proceed, but not before there’s input from residents. Construction stopped when people objected to changes that reduced street parking. State Street is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Harrisburg. “At 19th and State there’s an accident there on the […] → Read More

USDA: Avian flu situation in Pennsylvania is improving

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the avian flu situation in the Midstate is improving. 4,194,600 birds have been killed to stop the spread in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has been the third hardest hit state in the U.S. Because avian flu is highly contagious, control zones were setup to contain the spread. […] → Read More

Search & rescue dogs with Pennsylvania ties stolen in New Mexico

CARLSBAD, N.M. (WHTM) — Police are looking for three search and rescue dogs stolen from a New Mexico woman earlier this month. Dr. Kim Lark is alleging her estranged husband Jon Green stole her car and three dogs two and a half weeks ago in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She was at a hospice meeting where […] → Read More

Bipartisan bill aims to end juvenile fees, fines in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — State lawmakers are hoping to keep young people out of the juvenile justice system. A bipartisan bill was just introduced in the Senate to end juvenile fines. Once you get into the juvenile justice system, it can be hard to get out. “A lot of youth are being arrested in brought […] → Read More