• EDITORIAL: York City's great divide - 10/06/2015 11:40 AM EDT
    (John A. Pavoncello jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
    York County Coroner's Office sees spike in heroin-related deaths

    10/06/2015 10:45 AM EDT
    Six people have died of suspected heroin overdoses within the past six days. That's according to York County Coroner Pam Gay, who said even with the fact that emergency personnel carry anti-overdose drugs, this year is on track to top last year's sky-high number of heroin overdoses. 
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    York City to promote vaccinations with free walk-in clinic
    10/06/2015 08:49 AM EDT - It might be time to get your shots. York City's Bureau of Health is holding a free walk-in clinic Thursday for children in need of immunizations as they head back to school. Full Story

    Former Yorkers organize golf outing for oral chemo pill
    10/06/2015 08:47 AM EDT - Two former Yorkers are organizing a golf outing in the hopes of passing a bill making oral anticancer pills more affordable for cancer patients. Full Story

    York County doctor named president of national medical academy
    10/06/2015 08:47 AM EDT - A York County family physician was named the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians Wednesday. Full Story

    Aging population, newly insured contribute to York Hospital's busiest year
    07/28/2015 08:02 AM EDT - With thousands of Yorkers freshly insured under the Affordable Care Act and an aging population, WellSpan's York Hospital is fielding its largest number of emergency room patients. Full Story

    Breast-feeding moms in York County to catch a break at work
    08/02/2015 11:19 PM EDT - Life will get a little easier for breast-feeding moms who work at eight York County offices. York City's health bureau announced Friday that it is distributing funds from a $50,000 grant to the eight locations for installation of private rooms or kiosks. Full Story

    Yorkers, please don't kiss the chickens
    07/20/2015 05:15 PM EDT - Jenn Tompkins says it's OK for her clients to hug their chickens. Kissing, not so much. As the owner of Rent the Chicken, Tompkins specializes in chicken rentals for many residents in central Pennsylvania, Maryland and even part of Canada. Full Story

    State urging Yorkers to get vaccines
    07/20/2015 01:16 AM EDT - The Pennsylvania Department of Health later this summer will host a public immunization clinic for children and adults in Shrewsbury, and officials are encouraging York County residents to attend. Full Story

    Good News: Family, friends and church community step up to help with twins
    07/20/2015 01:16 AM EDT - In times of hardship and tragedy, York countians band together and support one another. Gwen Summers, a reading specialist in Southern York County School District, has been on a roller coaster for nearly two years, a time she said she would have barely struggled through if not for her neighbors, co-workers and Advent Lutheran Church community. Full Story

    York City looking to make residents 'heart smart'
    10/06/2015 08:51 AM EDT - It might be time to get that heart looked at. According to the Healthy York County Coalition's 2015 community health assessment, 45 percent of adults have high cholesterol. Full Story

    Woman found inside portable toilet gets arrested on warrants

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A woman wanted on identity theft charges has been arrested in Oregon after a construction worker lifted the lid of a portable toilet to find her hiding inside. Full Story
    (Julie Falsetti photos)
    From Scratch: Fork-tender, homemade meatballs outshine frozen every time

    Meatballs. Every country seems to have some version of this ground meat dish. There are albondigas from the Spanish-speaking world, kofta from the Middle East and k├Âttbullar from Sweden. Full Story
    (Jonathan Short/AP)
    Belgian director Chantal Akerman is dead at 65

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian film director Chantal Akerman, a champion of feminism during the heady days of French filmmaking in the 1970s and beyond, has died. Full Story