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Past articles by Shaquille:

Pennsylvania gas prices skyrocket as state average nears $4 a gallon

AAA predicts the average price of gas will increase another 0.50 to 0.75 cents more in the coming weeks. → Read More

Lancaster professors' project in limbo as Ukraine crisis puts landmine research on pause

For the past seven years, two professors at F&M in Lancaster have been examining ways to disable landmines in parts of Ukraine and several other countries. → Read More

Experts say beware of scams this tax season

According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers reported losing nearly $6 billion to fraud in 2021, a 70 percent increase from 2020. → Read More

Locals react as CDC eases masks recommendations

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said healthy Americans can take a break from wearing masks indoors. → Read More

Harrisburg theatre honors shooting victim Meredith Greene

For more than five years, Meredith acted in plays at the Gamut Theatre. Her colleague, Sharia Benn, said her performances left an unforgettable mark with audiences. → Read More

Susquehanna Township celebrates fire company's legacy during Black History Month

In 1925, the Edgemont Fire Company broke barriers becoming many "firsts." The reign of the fire company fell short a few years of its 100th anniversary. → Read More

York County neighbors frustrated as trash company has been a no-show for weeks

Neighbors complained Penn Waste has not collected their trash in nearly a month, and they've struggled to receive refunds. → Read More

Local military families learn to cope with loss through national organization

For the past 27 years, through counseling and workshops, the Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors has helped more than 100,000 military families deal with grief. → Read More

Locals react to program allowing teens to drive trucks across state lines

Congress hopes the pilot program will alleviate the nationwide supply chain demand and truck driver shortage. → Read More

Local restaurant prepares to celebrate New Years Eve

After facing a variety of struggles including worker shortages and lack of vendors, restaurants in Derry Township said they're ready to ring in the new year. → Read More

FDA warns at-home COVID-19 tests may not always be able to detect the omicron variant

The FDA warns at-home tests may not always be able to detect the omicron variant of COVID-19, but say they are still an important tool in fighting the virus. → Read More

How local hospitals are handling an increase in COVID-19 cases among children

An increase of COVID-19 hospitalizations among children is putting a strain on already overwhelmed health care systems. → Read More

Volunteer firefighters search for solutions to combat worker shortages

Call volumes are increasing and the number of volunteer firefighters nationwide is dwindling. → Read More

COVID-19 tests are difficult to find ahead of holiday gatherings

The need for at-home testing kits have caused retailers to limit quantities to prevent stockpiling. → Read More

York City Police aims to attract more diverse candidates

To recruit more officers, the York City Police Department is awarding bonus points on the civil service test to candidates with diverse backgrounds. → Read More

State Law Enforcement Committee tackles police use of excessive force

The 27-member committee's goal is to review law enforcement's policies and practices across the Commonwealth. → Read More

High COVID-19 cases and new variants impact E.R. wait times

According to, patients in many Pennsylvania emergency rooms wait between 2-3 hours. → Read More

Stay safe this holiday season: Tips to prevent fires & falls

According to the Consumer Product and Safety Commission, cooking is the number one cause of residential fires. → Read More

York woman sues UPMC after refusing to use ivermectin to treat husband's covid-19 illness

More people are filing lawsuits nationwide seeking to have hospitals treat their loved ones battling COVID-19 with ivermectin. → Read More

World Health Organization says seniors should postpone travel due to Omicron concerns

More than a dozen countries have reported cases of the Omicron variant, sparking concerns. → Read More