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New Pennsylvania Laws will go into effect in 2021

2021 is a new year and that means some new laws are going into effect. The first new law is an addition of the state’s existing “steer clear” law. This current law requires that drivers move into another lane when approaching an emergency scene that is on the side of the road. This law will …

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Police Search for Missing Teen From Adams County

The Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a missing teenager in Adams County. Liam Warner was last seen on Tuesday at 7:30 PM at his home on Second St. in Ortana. Troopers say the boy is 4 feet, 2 inches tall, has brown hair and green eyes, and weighs approximately 65 pounds. Warner was last …

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One Dead After Crash in Green Township on Christmas Eve

According to state police, a 46 year old man is dead after a crash on Philadelphia Ave in Greene Township. According to a press release, a DUI and a driver “traveling at a speed greater than reasonable” played a role in the fatal crash and is being considered in the investigation. The victim died on …

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PA Indoor Dining Ban and Snowstorm Putting Restaurants in Sticky Situation

Gov. Wolf’s ban on Indoor Dining and a recent snowstorm has put some restaurants into a sticky situation. May PA businesses cannot provide the outdoor dining option due to snow accumulation and below freezing temperatures. Gov. Wolf required all indoor dining to be shut down until January 4th and now many businesses have closed putting …

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WASD To Go Virtual Until January

The students at the Waynesboro Area School District will be going fully virtual until Jan. 4th This closure comes after Superintendent Dr. Todd Kline made the decision to close elementary schools Summitview and Mowery due to the number of positive cases within a 14 day period. “Virtual learning for all district schools will begin on …

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Lancaster Man Fatally Shoots Himself after a Hostage Situation

One man is dead in Manheim township after a hostage situation that began on Tuesday night. The man died from a self inflicted gunshot wound and the Lancaster County Coroner has ruled it a suicide. After approximately 5 and a half hours, police finally made the decision to enter the home. Police used phone and …

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Waynesboro Man Facing Drug Charges After Hitting a Utility Pole

Joel Thomas Grosso, 42, was recently charged with multiple counts of drug possession as well as many other drug and firearm charges, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the 12000 block of Little Antietam Road around 7:30 p.m. Sunday for a reported crash. While on their way …

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PA Department of Education Reports That 99 Percent of School Districts Have Completed the COVID-19 Attestation Form

Today, The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced that over 99 percent of schools completed and submitted that attestation form that they were required to sign if they were doing any type of in-person learning this school year. Public Schools that have been in the substantial range of cases for more than 2 weeks were required …

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WAMS Stories Monthly COVID-19 Update

It’s that time again! The beginning of a new month that means another COVID-19 Update. Today (11/30/20) there was a press conference from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Education. The topic of this conference was the COVID Alert PA App. It was announced today that with parental consent, children ages 13-17 can use the …

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WellSpan Placing Restrictions on Visitors Due To COVID-19

As COVID-19 Cases begin to rise, many hospitals in the tri-state area are placing restrictions on visitors. As of Tuesday (11/17/20) WellSpan is prohibiting visitors inside their facilities. There are some exclusions to this Policy. Obstetrical patients are permitted one support person throughout their entire admission and care. This person must be in good health …

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