Valerie Pritchett, abc27 WHTM

Valerie Pritchett

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Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Past articles by Valerie:

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Davis breaks barriers, inspires youth

PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — Pennsylvania has its first black Lt. Governor who is inspiring and empowering others every day. “I’m probably the most unlikely person to end up here, I come from very humble beginnings, I’m the proud son of a union bus driver and hairdresser. I’m a first-generation college graduate,” said Lt. Governor Austin Davis. […] → Read More

Shop with a Cop event takes place in Dauphin County

SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — Christmas came early on Saturday for Harrisburg area kids. Shop with a Cop took place at Walmart in Swatara Township, Dauphin County. Harrisburg Area Police Athletic League teams up with Swatara Township Police and Walmart to put on this event that pairs kids with local law enforcement to shop for […] → Read More

Dauphin County police officer saves a life while off-duty

(WHTM) — An off-duty police officer from the Midstate made a life-saving rescue during the Thanksgiving season. Officer Logan Becker of the Lower Paxton Township Police Department didn’t need to be on duty to know when a life is in danger. “I had two of my children in the car. I was not working, and […] → Read More

Susquehanna Service Dogs help out Dauphin County 911 dispatchers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Dauphin County 911 dispatchers answer call after call in a darkened room, a job that can be taxing. “The 911 job profession is very rewarding but it’s also very mentally painful and it’s painful every day,” said Jeffrey Enders, Director of Public Safety for Dauphin County. To relieve the pain? Labrador […] → Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month: Danilo Burgos

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WHTM) — Danilo Burgos represents a first in Pennsylvania’s history. “First Dominican elected to the State House in the State of PA, it means a lot. I still remember my grandfather was crying the night I was elected,” said Burgos. Burgos, a first-generation Dominican-American, was born in Washington Heights in Philadelphia. His mother […] → Read More

Destination PA: Fly Fishing at Allenberry Resort

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. (WHTM) – This tucked-away getaway is a Cumberland Valley gem with the cool waters of the Yellow Breeches Creek. The stocked limestone stream at Allenberry Resort draws fly fishers every year with 36,000 trout released annually, including rainbow, brook, and brown trout. Jim Burdick from Annapolis, Maryland has been coming here for […] → Read More

Val’s Kids: Payten

Smart, fun, and energetic. Those are the words used to describe this week’s Val’s Kid, Payten. Payten enjoys playing board games, especially Trouble, Sorry, and Monopoly. Her favorite colors are red and black. She loves dogs and cats and is a huge movie fan. Payten excels academically and math is her favorite subject. Payten’s favorite […] → Read More

Shop With a Cop event continues to celebrate the gift of giving in Lower Paxton Township

LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — Early holiday cheer for some Midstate students provided by first responders and generous sponsors. “They get to shop with either a fireman, police officer, or a member of the local South Central EMS,” Corporal Walt Cook of the Lower Paxton Township Police Department said. “Students are referred to us […] → Read More

Harrisburg actress makes it in Hollywood; finds her place in Marvel Cinematic Universe

A local actress has made it in Hollywood! Lori Livingston, who lived in Harrisburg's Hoover Homes off of 13th Street before attending and graduating from Milton Hershey High School, played an FBI Skrull agent in the final scene of Disney+'s "WandaVision" and made it to the credits. → Read More

Remembering 9/11: Midstate K9s at Ground Zero

Not only were there human rescue heroes at the World Trade Center but K9 ones too from right here in the Midstate. On September 11, Cumberland County's John Gilkey knew something was wrong. → Read More

2021 Founder’s Day at abc27

Abc27 chose three local non-profits to assist for our parent company Nexstar's Founder's Day. Here's how the day went. → Read More

St. Louis student planned for debt but now gives money away

Joshua Nelson, a St. Louis student, has been working to save money for college. He just received a full scholarship to Southeast Missouri State. As a result, he plans to pay it forward by starting a scholarship with his own college savings for another college-bound senior in need. → Read More

Hometown Hero: Silver Spring Township tree-planting project

Friday's hometown heroes are taking up space in Cumberland County. Silver Spring Township is holding a tree-planting project tomorrow at Difilippo Nature Reserve. → Read More

Hometown Hero: Crime-fighting K9 with a therapeutic side job

In addition to searching for lost people or the wanted, K9 Briggs is also a therapy dog that visits children at the York County Youth Development Center. → Read More

Hometown Hero: Andrew’s Gift, non-profit providing services for children with autism

Midstaters can be a Hometown Hero by making a donation during Autism Awareness Month. → Read More

Val’s Kids: James

Wednesday's Val's Kid is James. He loves to sing and dance. His favorite singers are Justin Bieber and Chris Brown. → Read More

Val’s Kids: Brandon

An energetic young boy with a lovable personality describes this week's Val's Kid Brandon. → Read More

Something Good: The full circle story of one local teacher

The story of a local teacher and a journey that comes full circle. It's your something good. → Read More

Harrisburg area native makes another first in Pennsylvania State Police history

Yet another first in Pennsylvania State Police history and it involves a Harrisburg area native. → Read More

Val’s Kids: Trishtan

Wednesday’s Val’s Kid is Trishtan. He is an energetic young man who enjoys being on the run. → Read More