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
  • Complete Stranger Donates House To Firefighter Who Lost House In Fire

    LEWIS TOWNSHIP — Christmas came a little early for JJ Lyons and his family. Last week, Lyons was hunting with family when the Williamsport firefighter got the call that his house near Turbotville was on fire. “I left the woods to find these guys already there to console and to help,” said Lyons. The fire, which started in the basement, caused nearly $400,000  in damage. The fire left the 10-year veteran of the fire department, his wife Jessica, and his […]

  • Southern Columbia Returns Home After State Championship

    ELYSBURG — Escorted by fire engines with lights and sirens blaring into the Southern Columbia High School parking lot. Stepping off the bus as champions! The Southern Columbia Football Tigers defeated the Wilmington Area Greyhounds by a score of 48 to nothing. “It’s just great jam out to music on the bus all the fire trucks all the fans supporting us it’s just great to see it all,” said Elijah Hoffman. The players used last year’s championship game loss as […]

  • Power To Save: Avoiding Frozen Pipes During Winter

    SCRANTON — With temperatures expected to fall this weekend, the consistent cold air could mean bad news for your water pipes. The staff at Home Depot in Dickson City was stocking up on insulation. Customers would rather pay now than deal with wet floors and expensive repairs. “It’s easier to insulate than it is to thaw out frozen lines,” said John Lawlor of Clarks Summit. With the upcoming extended cold period, Pennsylvania  American Water urges homeowners to prepare their homes. “You […]

  • Approaching An Overdose Record

    WILKES-BARRE — It’s been a long journey fighting through addiction for Cathy Ryzner. It took 30 years for her to let go of the drugs that could have taken her life. “You think with all the publicity out there that it’s killing people, but no, because your mind, it takes over your mind,” Ryzner said “Drugs will bring you to your knees. They will take hold of you and not let you go. By all accounts, I should not be here […]

  • Residents of Wilkes-Barre High-Rise Moved to Shelters

    WILKES-BARRE — A shelter has now been put in place for residents displaced by a deadly fire in Wilkes-Barre. Some of those residents were moved to GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre. Residents tell Newswatch 16 they thought it was a false alarm until they saw smoke. Before coming to the shelter at GAR, about two busloads of people and some pets were brought to the nearby Boulevard Town Homes in Wilkes-Barre. After carefully getting off the bus, they sat in […]

  • Rally in Lewisburg Over Tax Reform Bill

    LEWISBURG — A tax reform bill passed in the Senate overnight and people in our area who oppose it worked quickly to stage protests. Dozens rallied in Lewisburg in direct response to the Senate’s actions. Protesters at the rally expressed anger and concern about what the GOP-led bill could mean for their families and their future. Signs of frustration were on all four corners of 3rd and Market Streets in downtown Lewisburg on Saturday. Those at the rally told Newswatch […]

  • Winter Wonderland on Public Square

    WILKES-BARRE — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Wilkes-Barre with horse-drawn carriages, music, and fun. All these activities are o remind people of the local businesses right in the heart of the Diamond City. It’s a winter wonderland on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. Christmas decorations, jewelry, and of course, the perfect holiday wreath for your door. “We love coming downtown,” said Paul Kronick of Kingston. “It brings back memories of Christmas past. Glad to see people […]

  • ‘Abilities Through Art’ Holds Annual Christmas Show

    KINGSTON — Art comes in many shapes forms and sizes. Some hand-stitched rugs, paintings, and necklaces were designed by adults with intellectual disabilities at the Commonwealth Health First Hospital. Their creativity was celebrated at the “Abilities Through Art” sale and show in Kingston. “It really helps us out and we want people to see our work and it makes us feel good,” Ken Lorah of Shavertown. Ken Lorah painted this picture of a bell. He and Desiree Reed say they spent […]

  • Vigil Held For Israel “Izzy” Whalen As Search Goes Into Third Week

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — As candles burned inside the Kimmel’s Evangelical Free Church near Orwigsburg, all thoughts were on Israel Whalen. The young man known as “Izzy” has been missing since early November. “He is such a kind soul he is creative he is a musician and he writes and he likes poetry and he is well loved by everyone,” Gina Whalen. State police say Whalen was seen last November 10th, near Carlisle outside Harrisburg. His coworkers say he went […]

  • Community Comes Together to Hold Vigil for Stabbing Victim

    TAMAQUA — A community is remembering a woman who was stabbed to death outside of her home this weekend. Her killing has left neighbors in Tamaqua stunned. The vigil for Diane Bailey wrapped up around 7 p.m. Thursday night. Some of her neighbors gathered and lit candles in her memory. According to police, Bailey was pushed down her front steps on Sunday by her husband outside their home on Lafayette Street. Her husband, Robert Bailey, then reportedly stabbed her multiple […]

  • Unseasonably Nice Day Draws People Outside

    POTTSVILLE — The signs “Winter” and “Christmas” could be seen all around storefronts in downtown Pottsville, but when you step outside, the weather is the opposite. “It’s pretty enjoyable, nice. It’s still coat weather, but not as heavy,” said Allison Wagner. It’s late November, but with temperatures reaching close to 60 degrees, people like Christina Robles and her daughter wanted to take advantage of the warm weather right down Centre Street in Pottsville. “It’s beautiful. I mean, it’s great, and […]

  • Third-Degree Murder Conviction of Grandmother Thrown Out

    POTTSVILLE — A woman who had been facing charges in the death of her granddaughter will go to jail, but the most serious charge against her has been thrown out. A Schuylkill County judge explained on Wednesday why he threw out a third-degree murder conviction and instead sentenced that grandmother to the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. Tears fell down Pietrina Hoffman’s face after the judge sentenced her to five to 12 years behind bars, but she was facing a […]