Kendra Nichols, abc27 WHTM

Kendra Nichols

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Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Past articles by Kendra:

Central Pennsylvania nurse adopts and raises cancer patient’s son

(WHTM) — When abc27 first met Wesley Somers he was just eight years old, and he shared why he loves his mom Tricia so much. “Nice loving, and gentle, pretty much,” Wesley said. Wesley’s love stayed strong even though his time with his mom was running out. Somers, a single mom, was fighting liver cancer […] → Read More

Harrisburg area Regal Cinemas theaters reopening after bed bug closure

SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) – Three theaters inside the Susquehanna Township Regal Cinemas were temporarily closed due to bed bugs. According to Susquehanna Township Police, the township codes department ordered those theaters inside the cinema to be closed. Those theaters will remain closed until the situation is remedied through pest control, according to the police […] → Read More

Milton Hershey welcomes back veteran graduates

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) — The Milton Hershey School welcomed back several graduates for a “Veterans Day Homecoming.” The veterans shared their experiences, stories, and even military gear with students. “We have eight veterans and current military personnel talking to our kiddos,” said Dr. Jamie Noerpel. Students had the opportunity to speak with the veterans and […] → Read More

AARP Fraud Watch: Veteran scams

(WHTM) — As Veterans Day gets closer, so do the scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), fraud attacks against United States service members and their families has risen by 69%. AARP says there are several scams you might see: You may get a call or see advertisements about a Camp Lejeune “Settlement,” which […] → Read More

Websites posing as Pennsylvania community news may not be what they seem

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Has social media and the internet changed who can present themselves as a journalist or news organization? Dr. Ted Carlin, a professor of electronic media at Shippensburg University, says, “Oh yeah, definitely.” Dr. Carlin teaches a media literacy class at Shippensburg University where he speaks to his students about the role […] → Read More

Camp Hill not allowed to enforce sign ordinances, for now

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM)- Residents in Camp Hill can now post more than 2 political signs in their yards at least until January 31. Today, Camp Hill Borough agreed to a Stipulated Preliminary Injunction Order, which means it has agreed not to enforce its ordinance prohibiting more than 2 political yard signs and an ordinance […] → Read More

AARP warns of rising contest fraud

(WHTM) — It all starts with a simple call, email, or letter claiming that you’re a big winner. The America Association of Retired Persons (AARP) says that this is the catch – these calls, emails, and letters will all tell you that you need to pay a fee, taxes, or customs duties to claim your […] → Read More

AARP Fraud Watch: Debt relief services

(WHTM) — Are debt relief services the real deal? Or are they too good to be true? ABC 27’s investigation revealed that some debt relief offers are scams that could put you in even more debt. AARP says these are the warning signs: A debt relief company asking for fees up front, before it settles […] → Read More

When to get over-the-counter hearing aids

People can now buy hearing aids over the counter at much lower prices. → Read More

AARP Fraud Watch: Red flags of cryptocurrency

(WHTM) — Executives and celebrities have fallen for crypto scams, but you do not have to. AARP says this is how it works. You get a message on social media from someone claiming to be a celebrity or a billionaire investor, and they promise to multiply your investment in their favorite crypto coin. You may […] → Read More

What is being done about the weather radar gap on I-81 north?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A snow squall caused an 80-car pileup on I-81 north in Schuylkill County in February of 2022; Six people died. A weather radar gap, meaning people did not get warnings on their phones or computers, was partially responsible. So has anything been done to fix the radar gap? The National Weather […] → Read More

15-year-old killed in Harrisburg shooting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A 15-year-old boy was killed after a shooting in Harrisburg. On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at about 8:30 pm, the Harrisburg Police responded to the 1900 block of Boas Street for a report of a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, officers located the victim along Boas Street suffering from a gunshot wound. […] → Read More

Dog owner pushes for change after puppy hurt at Cumberland County kennel

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Lauren Moss is working to change current kennel regulations after her puppy was hurt at a kennel. “My husband and I were in shock,” said Moss. Moss says her dog, 3-month-old Nuggie, was happy and healthy when he was dropped off at a Cumberland County kennel in August. “A few […] → Read More

AARP Fraud Watch: Beware of “smishing”

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM)- It’s known as “smishing” and scammers have posed as Amazon, Costco, FedEx and even the IRS. AARP says scam texts often say that there’s a problem with your account, ask you for sensitive information like passwords, or they may say you are owed a refund. Another angle scammers may try is a […] → Read More

Pa. school bus driver shortage continues: 3,000 vacancies

Pennsylvania Department of Education Acting Secretary Eric Hagarty drove a school bus at the Rohrer Bus facility in Duncannon today to highlight the critical need for bus drivers. → Read More

Dauphin Co woman says scammer text her family pictures, death threats, decapitated heads

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Heather Oglesby, Harrisburg, says scammers pulled out all the stops trying to get her to pay thousands of dollars. “I knew that it was a scam, but it still scared me a lot,” said Oglesby. She says it all started with a text that said “Hey”. She didn’t respond because she […] → Read More

One suspect identified in gas money robbery in Lancaster County

Pennsylvania State Police in Lancaster are investigating a robbery that involved a man in a vehicle who asked for gas money before a back-seat passenger brandished a gun and demanded more. → Read More

Harrisburg gas stations drop prices below $4 in price war

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two Harrisburg gas stations have started a pricing war to get the cheapest gas in the area. The Sunoco and Exxon on Linglestown Road and Front Street have each lowered their gas prices to $3.79/gallon for regular. The stations tell abc27 News that they did this on purpose and are attempting […] → Read More

AARP Fraud Watch: Gift card payment scams

According to the survey, more than one-third of adults say that they or someone they know has been asked to buy a gift card to fix a problem or help a loved one in a bind. → Read More

Nursing graduates waiting to get to work say Pennsylvania is “holding us up”

"What is the hold-up?" That's what many recent nursing graduates are asking. They say the Pa. State Board of Nursing is dragging its feet on issuing Temporary Practice Permits and authorizing testing and it's preventing some nurses from starting their careers, in the midst of a nursing shortage. → Read More