James Wesser, abc27 WHTM

James Wesser

abc27 WHTM

Pennsylvania, United States

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Past articles by James:

Harrisburg Police investigating weekend shooting

HARRISBURG, pa. (WHTM) — Police are investigating a shooting that took place in Harrisburg on Sunday, March 13. According to the Harrisburg Bureau of Police. officers responded to the Hall Manor Housing Community around 1:15 p.m. for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived on the scene, they were able to locate a man […] → Read More

Will it snow in Pennsylvania this week?

(WHTM) — March is an odd month when it comes to the weather. Sometimes it can be snowing and cold or sunny and warm. But, will it snow in the state this upcoming week? It depends on where you are, according to the abc27 weather team. Here in the Midstate, the snow coming Monday, March […] → Read More

York City holds St. Patrick’s Day parade

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — It was packed in Downtown York for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 11. It has been a tradition for decades, but the last one was in 2019 because of the pandemic. But, on Saturday afternoon, Pennsylvanians were out in full force lining up and down Market Street. […] → Read More

York Habitat for Humanity celebrates family moving into home

YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — York Habitat for Humanity celebrated another family moving into their forever home on Saturday. Stephanie Simmerman came to York Habitat in 2019 after becoming a single parent. Because of the pandemic, finding a new home was put on pause. Over the past three years, Simmerman went under financial counseling sessions […] → Read More

30 years since the ‘Storm of the Century’

(WHTM) — Thirty years ago this month, a massive storm system hit most of the eastern seaboard in 1993. The Storm of the Century, which to many is also known as the Superstorm, was a large and extremely intense storm system that affected the east coast from March 12 to March 15, 1993. Here in […] → Read More

York County student revived by Narcan after collapsing in school

The West Shore School District sent a letter out on Friday, March 10 to parents regarding an incident where a student collapsed and needed two doses of Narcan to become responsive. → Read More

One injured after York County crash

SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — Police in York County responded to an early morning crash on Saturday, March 11. According to officers with the Springettsbury Police Department, the crash occurred at 12:52 a.m. in the 200 block of Heistand Road in the township. When officers arrived they found that the vehicle had rolled over. One […] → Read More

Lancaster County students learn how to care for aging patients

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Students at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are learning to take care of aging patients. On Thursday, the center for excellence in practice had students assess the situation of a dementia patient living alone. The students were caring actors that have been trained to create real-life interactions as they […] → Read More

CLEARED: Route 15 North closed near Camp Hill due to crash

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) — A crash closed US Route 15 northbound in Cumberland County for a time on Thursday, March 9. According to PennDOT, the crash was on US 15 northbound between Exit: SR 2047 Lower Allen Drive and Exit: PA 581 East to I-83 Harrisburg/Hershey. All lanes were closed. No word on if there were any injuries at this time. → Read More

‘Wienermobile’ makes stop in Lancaster County

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — The iconic Oscar Meyer Wienermobile was in the Midstate! On Wednesday, March 8, the 27-foot-long hot dog vehicle stopped at the Lancaster Marriott in Penn Square from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Seeing people wave, and honk, and smile when we’re driving down the road. Every day is like a parade,” […] → Read More

York City Police investigating homicide after teen shot

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — Police in York City are currently investigating a homicide after a 19-year-old was found shot. According to the York City Police Department, officers responded to the 700 block of Kelly Drive for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a 19-year-old man who had suffered an apparent […] → Read More

Pennsylvania Lottery’s Paw-some second chance drawing now open

The Pennsylvania Lottery has announced that its "Paw-some Second Chance Drawing is now open. This offers a total of $110,000 in prizes, which include money to play the lottery online. → Read More

What is on the Pennsylvania State Flag?

PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — Each state in the United States has a flag that represents its state. Pennsylvania is no different. Pennsylvania’s flag was authorized by the General Assembly way back in 1799. The flag is relatively simple, featuring the state’s coat of arms on a blue background. But, what is that coat of arms? What […] → Read More

Hershey’s Chocolate World to hold Sensory Friendly Night

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) — Hershey’s Chocolate World announced they will be holding a night with modified attractions and other experiences. Sensory Fun Night will be held on March 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. According to the facility, guests can experience the Hershey’s Chocolate Tour Ride, Create Your Own Candy Bar experience, and Hershey’s […] → Read More

Fire damages row home in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Crews in Harrisburg were on the scene of a fire during the late evening hours of Saturday, March 4. According to Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Station #2, crews were dispatched to the 2600 block of Lexington Street just before midnight for a reported outside fire. Additional calls were then made reporting […] → Read More

Ribbon cutting held for Milton Hershey School’s Founders Hall

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) — Milton Hershey School officials will reopen Founders Hall to the public on Monday. It has been closed for the past five years due to construction and renovations. To celebrate, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Saturday for students, parents as well as sponsors. There are five main exhibits that […] → Read More

Midstate business helps with Toys to Tots program

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) — Friday’s Hometown Heroes receive a military honor for helping Santa Claus. After serving 20 years in the Army, retired sergeant first class Dan Farrow and his wife Andrea opened the Battery Plus store in Camp Hill. The Farrow’s business became a top collection point for Toys for Tots program last […] → Read More

TSA Precheck pop-up event coming to Lancaster County

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A TSA Pre-Check pop-up is coming to Lancaster County this month. According to the TSA, PreCheck is a travel option that expedites a traveler’s airport security checkpoint screening process and allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear, and belt, keep their laptop in its case, and their 3-1-1 […] → Read More

Fun to table at Hersheypark’s Chocolatier restaurant

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) — A Midstate restaurant is taking the phrase “playing with your food” to a whole new level. The Chocolatier at Hersheypark, the newest dining establishment in Hershey, is part of Hersheypark’s newest expansion: Chocolatetown. The expansion opened in the summer of 2020, but the restaurant, along with The Sweeteire and Milton’s Ice […] → Read More

Severance tax proposed on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Pennsylvania is the only state with natural gas drilling that does not impose a severance tax on this industry. On Thursday, the head of the State Budget and Policy Center thinks it is time that changes. Republicans have fought against taxing the natural gas industry, saying it would become a burden […] → Read More