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
  • Neighbors Lending Helping Hands Following Bradford County Tornado

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — After a tornado ripped through parts of Bradford County, those in the community are coming together to aide others who lost so much in such a short amount of time. Whether it was sweeping up debris or simply having a blanket ready, people in Bradford County were eager to lend a helping hand. Brian Crandell of Granville spent his morning raking up broken glass and debris where a church once stood. Days after a tornado left […]

  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Speaks at Lackawanna College

    SCRANTON, Pa. — United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Scranton Friday to discuss law enforcement and immigration. Attorney General Sessions spoke to of police officers and police cadets at Lackawanna College around 11:30 a.m. Sessions spoke on two topics at Lackawanna College: First he wants to restore the rule of law for the immigration system, and second he wants to further protect police officers in the line of duty. Sessions spoke before a packed room inside Lackawanna College […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Allen Takes Over

    Do you believe in fate? Since Scott is on vacation, we weren’t going to do a feedback this week, but then we received a call that changed everything.

  • Runaway Bulldozer Crashes Into Dunmore Home

    DUNMORE, Pa. -- A runaway bulldozer heavily damaged part of a home in Lackawanna County on Thursday.

  • Flag Day Celebrated In Honesdale

    HONESDALE, Pa — In a celebration of the Stars and Stripes, people gathered on this Flag Day at the Wayne County Courthouse. “First and foremost, it is a representation of our country which I love and feel is great. I always have a welling of pride when I see it waving,” said Shanna Kambic of Honesdale. Scottie Ogden served as a Marine in the Pacific theater during World War II. He says Flag Day gives Americans the chance to show […]

  • Using Metal Detectors to Help Campers with Brain Injuries

    GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Kids with brain injuries spent the morning using metal detectors to find treasure at a summer camp in Columbia County. Organizers say this was done to give kids a sense of reward. Metal detector in hand, the beeps were plentiful as Christian Davis searched for buried treasure. That’s how he and other campers who suffered head injuries spent Wednesday morning near Bloomsburg. “I got to keep some coins,” Christian said. Cloudy skies couldn’t keep the smiles […]

  • Sign Points to Hidden Susquehanna County Gems

    MONTROSE, Pa. — Could a new sign convince more people to explore the northern tier? That’s what the members of one group in Susquehanna County hope for. To a round of applause, a brand-new Susquehanna County Heritage Attractions sign was unveiled in Montrose.┬áThe sign highlights historical places, trails, and parks around Susquehanna County. “For people to know what is here, it has always been a farming community which is not so much now, and we still have those great structures,” […]

  • Navy Seaman Killed in Pearl Harbor Attack Finally Laid to Rest at Home

    NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor was finally laid to rest in his hometown–77 years after his death. It took all these years, but the Department of Defense finally identified the remains of that sailor from Luzerne County. On Saturday, he was laid to rest in his hometown with full military honors. Navy Seaman First Class Edward Slapikas was killed during the attacks of Pearl Harbor at the age of 26. His remains […]

  • On Suicide, Scranton Counseling Center Offers Help

    SCRANTON, Pa. — This week’s suicide related deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have put prevention in the forefront. We sat down with mental health experts at the Scranton Counseling Center in downtown Scranton. “It’s hard to think about someone’s death in a positive way, but in the very least, there will be more attention to this terrible subject,” said Judy Nauroth. In a study released this week, the Centers for Disease Control says the number of suicides has […]

  • Children in Stroller Hurt in Clarks Summit Crash

    A mini van struck and injured two kids in a stroller on the corner of Bedford and Center Street in Clarks Summit. More details as they come down. @WNEP — Allen Vickers (@AllenWNEP) June 8, 2018 CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — Two children were hurt when the stroller they were in was struck by a vehicle in Lackawanna County. It happened around 11 a.m. Friday at the corner of Bedford and Center Streets in Clarks Summit. Police say the driver […]

  • Fireworks Store Hoping for Booming Business

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — A fireworks store is hoping to kick off the summer season with a bang in Lackawanna County. A new law in Pennsylvania has changed the way fireworks can be bought and sold. This is the first year under the new fireworks law where state residents are free to buy any type of consumer fireworks. At Bulldog Fireworks, customers are hoping to get more bang for their buck. With an explosion, the business along Business Route 6 […]

  • YMCA Adds Universal Changing Room

    DUNMORE, Pa. — By opening a brand new universal changing room, the YMCA in Dunmore hopes to make it easier for parents with young children. Lockers, changing rooms, shower, and a private nursing room are all things you will find in the new universal changing room at the Greater Scranton YMCA. Parents who use the Y in Dunmore said the old space wasn’t big enough. “It’s been difficult. I’ve been here for parties in the past and everyone had to […]