Allen Vickers, is a Newswatch 16 reporter. Allen is a South Jersey native.
Allen is currently enjoying the north east Pennsylvania area.
Allen is an award winning photographer at 47ABC-WMDT in Salisbury Maryland, including an Emmy nomination for Tiny Tick Big Controversy, where he worked for two years.
Allen graduated from Penn State University
with a bachelors degree in Journalism.
During his time at Pennsylvania State University, he interned at In the Paint, a Penn State Men’s Basketball program.
When not working Allen enjoys listening to music and watching the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Sixers and Phillies fan.

Recent Articles
  • Changes for PSSA Testing

    SCRANTON — Students across Pennsylvania will be spending less time preparing and taking standardized tests and more time on their regular studies. Governor Tom Wolf got together with other state leaders to make the announcement that teachers and students will spend less time preparing for state testing beginning this school year. Governor Wolf says the move to cut the time getting ready for tests could end up giving back two to three learning days for students. This PSSA reduction will […]

  • Peace Rally in Lewisburg in Response to Violence in Virginia

    LEWISBURG — Saturday’s violence in Virginia sparked an outcry from people in Union County who say enough is enough. They held a rally in downtown Lewisburg Sunday. Organizers held the peace rally to stand in solidarity with the counter-protestors in Virginia. Those who came out in Lewisburg also wanted to honor the woman who died and others who were injured in the violence. More than 100 people stood firm in front of the steps of the post office in Lewisburg. […]

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot Hosts Military Retiree Appreciation Day

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP  — It was a day for the Army, Navy, and all branches of the military at the Tobyhanna Army Depot. Veterans from far back as World War II and the Vietnam War were celebrated at the annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day in Monroe County. World War II veteran Joseph Romano drove 26 miles to hopefully pick out some familiar faces in the crowd. “I wanted to see if I knew anybody or were aboard a ship or in my […]

  • Loose Cattle Killed in Luzerne County Crash

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — An early morning crash left three cows dead and injured a driver in Luzerne County. It happened after cows wandered away from the farm and into the road. Mark Verbyla and his wife Gail were shocked when they saw their cattle lying on the road. The farm has been there since the 1930s and nothing like this has ever happened. After wandering on the road, four of their cows ended up being struck by a pickup truck […]

  • Community Bids Final Farewell To Fire Chief

    ASHLEY — It was a somber scene outside the Lehman Family funeral home in Wilkes-Barre. Onlookers watched as the casket was carried out. Firefighters and other emergency responders stood at attention as it was gently placed into the back of the firetruck. Black bunting hung over emergency vehicles in remembrance of Ashley Fire Chief Joe McGlynn. “He is missed by many as you can see this is hard for everyone here it is just a tragic loss for the community,” […]

  • Tracking Down the Toolbox Owner

    BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — Tools an auto mechanic has been collecting and using for decades were feared long gone but on Thursday, they were returned to their rightful owner in Luzerne County. Having an old receipt, a Good Samaritan used Facebook so he could get them back to their owner. Two strangers who never met before are now connected through a tool box just outside Wilkes-Barre. Bill DeFalco’s favorite tools had been missing for more than a week when he […]

  • Search Underway for Missing Man in Susquehanna River

    WILKES-BARRE — Dive teams spent the day Wednesday searching the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre for a missing boater. Rescue teams were out all morning along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre searching for a man who was reported missing Tuesday night. Crews are searching for Rick Bevan of Wilkes-Barre. They found Bevan’s boat Tuesday night after his family says he didn’t come home from his fishing trip. Police began looking for Bevan Tuesday night but suspended their search around 2 a.m. […]

  • Firefighter Killed in Crash

    UPDATE: The memorial service from Steven Boo will be held at the Forest Volunteer Fire Department from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 10. A firematic service will also be held at 7:30 p.m. at the station on Towpath Road near Hawley. PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — Firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own in Pike County. A 22-year-old volunteer firefighter was killed in a crash near Lake Wallenpaupack. Steven Boo joined the Forest Volunteer Fire Department […]

  • Riders Get Muddied Up to Help Fire Company

    BRANCH TOWNSHIP — Hundreds of ATV and dirt bike riders got a little muddy to support a volunteer fire company in Schuylkill County. The hose company near Pottsville held the run Saturday to support the rising cost of fire equipment. The 25 miles of dirt, mud, and wooded paths run around a former mine. Riders told Newswatch 16 no type of weather was going to keep them away. In fact, the muddier the better. “It’s a little wet, a lot muddier, […]

  • Community Holds Vigil To Remember Man Killed In Plane Crash

    TOWANDA — As hands clenched candles all eyes were on those paying tribute to Scott Wilcox. The vigil in memory of Scott Wilcox was held outside the martial arts studio he owned in Towanda. “He was my superman he was the love of my life and I am not able to believe that I won’t get to see him again,” said Jennifer Wilcox, Scott’s widow. Wilcox lived in Sugar Run. He died last month when his plane crashed just miles […]

  • Bill Planned to Curb Distracted Driving

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — There’s a new proposal to curb distracted driving in Pennsylvania. The bill sponsored by a state representative from Monroe County also aims to stop drivers under the age of 18 from using their phones while behind the wheel. The numbers are staggering: there were more than 14,000 traffic crashes where a driver was not focused on the road in 2015, according to the Pennsylvania Crash Facts and Statistics report from PennDOT. Of that number, 61 ended up […]

  • Detour Along Route 118, Causing Headaches for Drivers and Business Owners

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Signs along Route 118 warn drivers of a detour ahead. What the signs don’t say is that the detour is 13 miles long. PennDOT is replacing a pipe underneath this stretch of road near the line between Columbia and Lycoming counties. The Red Rock Corner Store has already noticed a drop in customers since the work started on Monday. “We have lost some, but everything coming east we are fine, but the west traffic they have to go […]