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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
  • Crews Working to Take Down Collapsing Building

    POTTSVILLE — After a building partially collapsed on Monday, crews have been working to safely demolish half of it. Families that lived on the good side of the building are waiting to find out when they can return home. Crews have been working since early Tuesday afternoon trying to find the best way to take part of the building down. It’s a bit of a delicate process because crews don’t want the building to fall in the street, and they […]

  • City Honors Snow Shovelers

    SCRANTON — A family in part of Scranton gave the city a helping hand shoveling during the snowstorm earlier this month and on Monday, they were commended by the city for their efforts. Solana and Diora Franklin received good citizen awards from Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright at Scranton Northeast Intermediate School. When the blizzard dumped two feet of snow on the city two weeks ago, the girls and their brother Demetrius, a fifth-grader at John Adams, shoveled snow from places […]

  • Carbondale Looks to Buy Blighted Property

    CARBONDALE — It’s been six years since fire destroyed a house in Carbondale. The city is now working to buy the property and turn a profit. People who lived next to the house are skeptical but hope something happens soon. “There are rodents and there are lots of cats around and the smell is something I am not looking forward to come summer,” said Scott Bottle. Bottle lives next to the burned-out house on Jeffery Street in Carbondale. The house […]

  • Stuck Truck Draws Ire from Residents

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A tractor trailer driving on a closed road became stuck and caused a headache for neighbors in Luzerne County. It’s not the first time this has happened, and residents are fed up. Residents tell Newswatch 16 trucks have been coming up Suscon Road even though signs say the road is closed. A tow truck had to come free the truck after the driver tried to make a turn and got stuck along Suscon Road in Pittston Township. […]

  • Celebration Continues Despite Girardville Postponing St Patrick’s Day Parade

    GIRARDVILLE —  On a day when the streets in Girardville were expected to be full of green and festivities for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, instead they were empty. Organizers officially postponed the parade until April 8 due to all the leftover snow. People who already made travel arrangements, however, still came to Girardville to celebrate. “It seemed to be getting bigger every year, and people came from all over and had a grand time. And we are disappointed […]

  • Shock in Tunkhannock as District Moves to Close Schools

    TUNKHANNOCK — People in a school district in Wyoming County are shocked after the Tunkhannock Area School Board voted Thursday night to close three of the four elementary schools. The consolidation has been in the works for some time, but many are still surprised by the decision. The superintendent confirmed that the Tunkhannock Area School District will be closing three of its four elementary schools. The vote to close the schools came at a school board meeting Thursday night. The […]

  • Underage Party at Teacher’s Home Busted in Columbia County

    CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP — Police busted a teenage drinking party over the weekend in Columbia County at the home of a teacher. Officers say more than three dozen teens were there, mostly students from Southern Columbia High School. Locust Township police say the teacher and his wife didn’t know the party was happening at their house, but a lot of students are now in trouble. Southern Columbia school officials and police are still trying to identify all those involved in the […]

  • Dogs Rescued from Home in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — An animal shelter in Schuylkill County has 15 new mouths to feed. Authorities removed 10 puppies and five grown dogs from a home in Pottsville. The SPCA says a tip led them to the house where the dogs were living in poor conditions. The dogs are now being cared for at the Hillside SPCA near Pottsville. Now, the effort is on to help these dogs recover and find them a home. The 15 terrier-mix dogs were confined to […]

  • Heavy Snow Causes Barn Roof to Collapse, Trapping Farmer

    CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP — Joel Knoebel counts himself as one of the lucky ones. The farmer from Columbia County was able to watch his son’s wrestling tournament in Williamsport just days after being trapped in his barn. He tells Newswatch 16 he was moving his pigs to safety from an already collapsing part of a barn during the snow storm.  That’s when more of the roof collapsed right on top of him, trapping him and his pigs. “I don’t know if I […]

  • Yuengling Brewery Gets Back on Track After Storm

    POTTSVILLE — Even America’s oldest brewing company fell victim to the snow storm earlier this week. Yuengling had to shut down operations for the day and is now getting back on track for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Trucks were in and out of the Yuengling Brewery based out of Pottsville. Tuesday’s storm delayed production for at least a day. “We ended up not bottling and canning, no packaging or brewing on those days, so the way we are making up […]

  • PennDOT Still Fighting Through Aftermath of Storm

    DUNMORE — The record-setting storm that dumped over two feet of snow all across the region created quite a busy week for PennDOT crews. Between plowing and treating major thoroughfares likes Interstates 80 and 81, to clearing the tiniest of side streets, it’s been a marathon for the road crews — and it’s not quite over yet. “We had the Interstate to a point where it was just about wet except for the drifting area, which posed a huge problem,” said […]

  • Truckers Stuck in Snow at Rest Stop

    UPDATE: The rest area on Interstate 80 near Berwick is clear and back open to trucks and cars. INTERSTATE 80, COLUMBIA COUNTY — PennDOT spent most of the day plowing out a rest area in Columbia County. Dozens of trucks were stranded in the snow and some were stuck sitting in the parking lot for more than a day. A usually bustling rest stop for truckers on Interstate 80 turned into a complete standstill in Columbia County. More than 20 […]