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Rachel Yonkunas


York, PA, United States

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Past articles by Rachel:

Patients in need of mental health care fill ERs due to shortage of treatment programs

Patients in need of mental and behavioral health care services are spending days in Pennsylvania emergency rooms because hospitals have nowhere to send them. → Read More

Inside the high-stakes game of youth club sports and the chances of a big payoff

Parents pay thousands of dollars for their kids to play on youth club teams in return for a shot at a college scholarship. FOX43 Reveals the chances of a big payoff. → Read More

York County mom fighting to shut down suicide website linked to her daughter’s death

A website that provides detailed instructions about suicide is raising concerns among lawmakers and mental health advocates. → Read More

After another violent weekend, Harrisburg approaches 2021 homicide numbers three months into 2022

The number of homicides in Harrisburg so far this year is approaching what the city saw in all of 2021. → Read More

A closer look at the technology behind smart guns

Advocates believe smart guns could help reduce crime, but questions about reliability have persisted for decades. FOX43 Reveals how the new technology works. → Read More

York Co. food processor accused of polluting local waterways

Hanover Foods Corporation is accused of discharging unsafe levels of pollutants from its wastewater treatment facility in Hanover, York County. → Read More

Stalkers and thieves are using Apple AirTags to track people. Here's how to avoid becoming a victim

Turning off Bluetooth or location services will not prevent unwanted tracking by Apple AirTags. FOX43 Reveals how you can avoid becoming a victim of remote stalking. → Read More

Two years into the pandemic, healthcare workers reflect on the challenges and rewarding moments

Hospitals are emerging from another wave of COVID-19. Omicron cases are fading, but staffing shortages continue to strain health care systems. → Read More

The battle over books in Pa. communities

People are challenging books at a pace not seen in decades. FOX43 Reveals what both sides are saying about the controversial issue happening in our communities. → Read More

There's a nationwide nursing shortage. Here's a look at the numbers in Pa.

Ongoing staffing shortages have made it difficult for hospitals to maintain low patient-to-nurse ratios and it has pushed healthcare workers to a breaking point. → Read More

Here's where you can get hard-to-find antiviral pills for COVID-19 in Pa.

Fewer than 15 pharmacies in South Central Pennsylvania are carrying the pills, making it difficult for people to find potentially lifesaving treatments. → Read More

The rising costs of child care and a closer look at Pa.'s early learning landscape

Many studies have found early childhood education reduces crime and improves graduation rates, but low-income families have limited access to high-quality programs. → Read More

Early childhood education and the power of expanding access for Pa. kids

Many Pa. families do not have access to high-quality pre-kindergarten programs. FOX43 Reveals what's being done to close a gap in early learning opportunities. → Read More

Tips to get the best Cyber Monday deals this holiday season

Cyber Monday will remain the biggest online shopping day of the year. Here are some tips to keep you from overspending and snag the best deals. → Read More

Tips to get the best Cyber Monday deals this holiday season

Cyber Monday is expected to drive in around $11.3 billion in online sales. Here are some tips to snag the best deals and keep you from overspending. → Read More

Last day to mail cards and presents for Christmas delivery

Major shipping companies are expecting billions of cards, letters and packages to go through their systems this holiday season. → Read More

Why hundreds of millions of gallons of sewage are still being dumped into the Susquehanna River

Last year, nearly 600 million gallons of untreated sewage was dumped into the river. The pollution is having devastating effects on water quality and fisheries. → Read More

Animal cruelty investigations: An imperfect system

A collapse in communication almost cost two dogs their lives in York County. FOX43 Reveals how resources are stretched thin for some animal cruelty investigations. → Read More

Report: Pa. ranked one of the deadliest states for winter driving crashes

Winter is approaching and a new report puts the Commonwealth among the top deadliest states for winter driving accidents. → Read More

What to do if you see a pet left out in the cold this winter

There has been an increase in animal abuse investigations in York County this year. Animal advocates expect a rise in complaints as winter approaches. → Read More