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
  • Tale of the Tape: Duct Tape Wrapped Around Utility Pole Has Residents Asking a Lot of Questions

    SPRING BROOK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — “Who would duct tape a pole anywhere? That is not common sense.” That is a question some residents of Spring Brook Township have been asking for quite some time. A damaged utility pole on Aston Mountain Road near Moscow is wrapped in duct tape. “We have people that ride bikes and motorcycle riders. Everyone wants to come through. It is beautiful and quiet, and we don’t need anyone getting hurt. It can come down at […]

  • ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ Creator Remembered in the Poconos

    DELAWARE WATER GAP, Pa. — A legendary jazz musician who lived in our area has passed away. Bob Dorough was nationally famous as the man behind the “Schoolhouse Rock” segments that so many of us grew up with. Dorough was a beloved member of the jazz community. Those in the Poconos who knew him said although he was larger than life, he always made time for his friends and music. You may have seen his work on the educational cartoon […]

  • Body Found in Carbon County Creek

    PARRYVILLE, Pa. — Police are investigating after a body was found in a creek in Carbon County. The coroner’s office and state police were called to the area of Parryville Sunday night after someone called in to report a possible drowning. Troopers then found a body under the turnpike bridge. State police are trying to find out how a body ended up underneath a bridge in the Pohopoco Creek near Weissport. The Carbon County Coroner’s Office tells @WNEP based on […]

  • Body Found in Poconos Identified as Missing Woman from Philadelphia Area

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The body of a woman from the Philadelphia area who had been missing for months was found in a quiet community in the Poconos. The Monroe County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman as Nicole Murray, 24, and has ruled her death suspicious. Pennsylvania State Police and the Monroe County coroner discovered Murray’s body behind a vacant mobile home on Foliage Drive in Tunkhannock Township, near Long Pond, on Friday. Deborah Prosser lives in the mobile […]

  • New Osprey Home at Lake Wallenpaupack

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Just weeks after being knocked down by strong winds, PPL crews were out replacing a spot for ospreys to nest in Wayne County. An osprey flying above Lake Wallenpaupack will have a new place to eat and nest in Wayne County. Earlier this month, the perch for ospreys along the Route 590 overlook was snapped by high winds. PPL crews spent Friday building a new spot for the birds to nest. Heleen Reiss comes once a […]

  • New York Yankees Show Support For Bullied Scranton Fourth Grader

    SCRANTON, Pa. — For 10-year-old Cassidy Warner of Scranton this week has been a whirlwind. The fourth-grader at James Adams Elementary posted a video on social media about being bullied. Since then it has caught national attention. The New York Yankees posted a video on Twitter telling Cassidy that they have her back. It has over 7,000 views. At an afternoon news conference, the Yankees manager talked about his team’s support for Cassidy: “To stand up for something like that […]

  • Dominican Restaurant Opens in Shenandoah

    SHENANDOAH, Pa. — Fresh homemade smoothies being poured into a cup, empanadas ready to be served — Paradise Cafe in Shenandoah is open for business. “Give people a place to be happy and here it’s a happy place. In my country, we have color, so I want people to come here and see the difference,” said Omar Veras. The Dominican restaurant on Main Street officially opened last week. Omar Veras has lived in the community for years and remembers a […]

  • ‘Hope & Coffee’ Offers Help for Those in Recovery

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — In an effort to take the streets back from drug addiction, officials began a building project to help those recovering get back on their feet. Those in recovery are helping transform an old building into a coffee shop in Tamaqua. Workers spent the day spackling walls and painting doors of the future Hope & Coffee in Tamaqua on Wednesday. Those renovating the vacant building in Schuylkill County and those behind the counter are recovering from addiction. “I […]

  • Tamaqua Man Charged in Attack with Medieval Weapon

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — People in Tamaqua are still talking about an unusual attack that happened in that Schuylkill County community last week. Police tell us a man recently attacked another man with a type of medieval weapon. Jacob Gaburick is behind bars after police say he attacked a driver with mace. Tamaqua police say Gaburick used the metal mace that was taken into evidence. It’s the size of a golf ball but packed a punch. The victim suffered injuries to […]

  • Laurie Merritt: Four Years After Her Death, Family Still Searches For Answers

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Drivers heading south along the Cross Valley Expressway near Forty Fort can see a billboard that is hard to miss. It offers a $10,000 reward for information about the death of Laurie Merritt. “Every day when I drive home from work the billboard is on my way and it is awesome to see that it is still out there. You can’t help but miss her beautiful smile,” said Kristin Merritt, Laurie’s daughter. Laurie Merritt was found unconscious […]

  • Get Off Your Cans and Recycle

    SWOYERSVILLE, Pa. — Jennifer Scott could easily place her empty can in the recycle bin but now she drops them off with the Swoyersville mayor. Mayor Christopher Concert is using the cans to raise money for community events, all to help get people out of their houses this summer in Luzerne County. “There was people over there that didn’t even know their next door neighbor and they were able to meet their next door neighbor and now they are friends,” said […]

  • Police Close Road Following Death, Reported Crash in Northumberland County

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police have a road shut down after a death and a reported crash in Northumberland County. The investigation included a search of the nearby woods. Crews were called around 5 p.m. Wednesday to Snydertown Road near Snydertown. State police confirm at least one person is dead. According to the county 911 center, Snydertown Road is closed between the borough of Snydertown and Anthracite Road in Upper Augusta Township. Newswatch 16 crews at the scene report […]