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
  • Feeding The Poor In Honor of Al Boscov

    WILKES-BARRE — Instead of helping customers at the cash register, Boscov’s employees were helping feed the less fortunate at saint Vincent De Paul`s kitchen on East Jackson Street in Wilkes-Barre. There was a long line of people getting a full meal and Boscov’s employees were ready to help. “It`s one of the most important things in our own community and it`s a serious need in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton and every community,” said Irene Kelly of Boscov’s. It was all part […]

  • Veteran Awarded World War II Medals

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Surrounded by family and friends, 93-year-old World War II Veteran Michael Yonkovig was presented with one of the highest military honors by Congressman Lou Barletta. Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg celebrated Michael Yonkovig and other veterans as part of Armed Forces Day. “Having the congressman come and present me with the medal not only did he say it was an honor for him, but it was an honor for me to have my family witness this,” said Michael […]

  • Training Day: Airport Fire Drill

    WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — A plane burst into flames Friday at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, but don’t be concerned — it was only a drill. The simulation is part of a three-day training course going on at the airport in Luzerne County. The FAA requires firefighters to go through this type of training every year so that if an airplane ever catches fire for real, they’re ready for whatever happens. Fighting raging fires reaching almost 800 degrees, firefighters simulated an aircraft […]

  • Community Comes To Aid Of Veteran in Schuylkill County

    POTTSVILLE — It’s been an up and down past few years for Alena Spears of Pottsville. After buying this house two years ago the Air Force veteran fell on tough times. Because of her physical and social disabilities, she was unable to find steady work. Randy Simmons heard about Alena Spears about two weeks ago and decided to help. “Helping me get back on my feet again and finding some self worth because it’s difficult finding work in my position,” […]

  • Celebrating Mothers Day During Mass in Scranton

    SCRANTON — In Scranton, people celebrated mothers both maternal and adoptive. A special Mass was held for them at St Peter’s Cathedral. Some families come every year to spend the holiday together. “It’s a family tradition, so just to see them go to church with my kids, it shows quality time and everything, so it’s a good thing to attend,” said Meaghan McGovern of Scranton. The service celebrates all mothers for all their efforts. The Diocese of Scranton holds this […]

  • Vietnam Veterans Honored With Soldier’s Cross

    NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP — A fallen soldier’s cross was unveiled at the Schuylkill County Vietnam Memorial just outside Schuylkill Haven. Even with rain falling, people made their way out to honor those who lost their lives in Vietnam. “People leave and make the commitment. They are writing a blank check and when you join the service, you are writing a blank check. You go away from your family and fight for what you think is right so we can live […]

  • Open House For Veterans in Saint Clair

    SAINT CLAIR — It was an open house on Friday for a newly renovated home for veterans and their families on North Second Street in Saint Clair. Wells Fargo’s Community and Urban Stabilization program along with We Agape You renovated the formerly vacant home to be able to house veterans. “It’s not just about customer service, it’s not just selling the homes, it’s about providing an opportunity,” said realtor Joelle Dennis. We Agape You is a nonprofit organization that offers […]

  • Emergency Dispatcher Retires after 30 Years

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP —  After three decades, a 911 dispatcher in Monroe County has hung up the phone for the final time. Even though a dispatcher’s job may be behind the scenes, Jeffery Ward was the first voice someone heard when they dialed 911 for help. Ward started as a dispatcher in the basement of the Monroe County Courthouse using paper to track emergency calls. Now after 30 years, he is deciding to ride into the sunset on his own terms. […]

  • New Law to Equip School Bus Drivers with EpiPens

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — School bus drivers taking students to and from the Hazleton Area School District could soon be learning more ways to save their passengers. A bill passed by the Pennsylvania Senate this week would give crossing guards and school bus drivers the OK to use an EpiPen on students suffering from allergic reactions. The Hazleton Area School District already has the EpiPen in every nurse’s office and looks forward to equipping their school bus drivers as well. “We […]

  • Fallen Officer To Be Remembered Decades Later

    MINERSVILLE — The men and women in blue are being honored for their service and sacrifice this week as part of National Police Week. Decades after being killed in the line of duty, a police officer in Schuylkill County will be honored this Saturday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. June 19, 1970, will always be remembered by Gail, Tom, and Lynn Barber. That’s when their father, a World War II veteran, walked out the door and never returned. […]

  • Documentary Puts Centralia on the Big Screen

    POTTSVILLE — It wasn’t a Hollywood blockbuster that drew a crowd in Schuylkill County Sunday. It was the tale of Centralia, the community undone by an underground mine fire. An hour before “Pennsylvania’s Lost Town” was shown on the big screen at the Majestic Theater in Pottsville, there was already a crowd lined up to see the documentary about Centralia. With popcorn popped and tickets in hand, people took their seats excited to learn a little bit more about the […]

  • Damaged Steeple Finally Removed After Storm

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — With a little pull, the steeple that has been resting on top of St. Martin of Tours Parish since 1990 was removed in Jackson Township near New Milford. Monday’s damaging winds left the steeple in bad shape. Father David Cramer was concerned for the safety of the church and its members. “It’s sad to see it go, but I am glad we didn’t have any damage done and nobody got hurt, so we are happy for that,” […]