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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
  • Wandering Wayne County Emu Spotted

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP -- An emu that has been on the loose in Wayne County was spotted roaming free on Friday morning.

  • Dealing With School Threats

    BLOOMSBURG — We’ve seen reports of one threat after another at some schools in our area following last week’s deadly shooting in Florida. It raises the question: “How do schools handle the threats?” The Bloomsburg Area School District had what officials there call “an alleged threat” this past fall. Since then, the district has been working to keep students and parents informed in case of a real emergency. Each morning, more than 1,000 students walk through the doors in the […]

  • Vigil in Sunbury for Florida School Shooting Victims

    SUNBURY — In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Florida, a vigil was held in Northumberland County on Saturday to remember the victims and call for safer gun laws. Organizers held the vigil in Sunbury after seeing yet another deadly shooting at a school in America. This time it was in Florida. The message at the vigil: enough is enough, and lawmakers should do something to save lives. “It is time for common sense legislation to stop the […]

  • Explaining Violence, Tragedy to Children

    DANVILLE — Video of kids walking out of their high school in Florida just moments after this week’s deadly shooting may be hard to watch. Explaining this all to your children can be an uneasy conversation for some parents. Barry Kobel works at Mirror Image Fashions in Danville. A father of four with kids, ages ranging in ages 2 to 12, he says talking to them about the mass shootings in schools is difficult. “They don’t understand because we are […]

  • Folks Remember Woman Killed in Traffic

    PECKVILLE — Flowers on the side of Main Street, a single cup of coffee placed at an empty table inside a cafe in Peckville, all in memory of Donna Wasilchak of Blakely who police say was hit by a car and killed Wednesday evening. Marie Frable says the 62-year-old woman was always seen walking around the streets that part of Lackawanna County. “We were always concerned whether she was cold or dry she was always here and it’s sad it’s […]

  • ‘A Positive Gift’ – Red Cross Accepts Blood Donations on Valentine’s Day

    WILKES-BARRE — Instead of chocolate hearts and cards, tables were laid out, and people patiently waited as blood was drawn. Inside the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, people decided to spend part of their Valentine’s Day benefiting strangers. “The Red Cross is always short on blood donations, and Valentine’s Day is just a special day to do it because you can’t buy that in the store,” said Mariah Bellanco. Red Cross officials tell Newswatch 16 they really need every drop […]

  • Ribbon Cut on New Expansion at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

    WILKES-BARRE — With one simple cut of a ribbon came a long-awaited moment for health care officials inside Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. Commonwealth Health officials showed off the two-floor, $40 million expansion project on River Street. “This is huge for not only our hospital but our whole community. Having these 34 new intensive care beds in this facility is going to bring a level of expertise that our community deserves, and frankly, has waited for, for a long time,” […]

  • Wally Ice Fest Returns

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — After players laced up, the puck was dropped on Lake Wallenpaupack near Hawley. Following three years without cold enough weather for Wally Ice Fest, the weekend-long festival drew lots of visitors who wanted to take advantage of the cold weather. “It’s important to support local teams and businesses and by golly, it’s a part of more fun in the Poconos,” said Michael Herbert-Smith. This year, the festival was able to go on thanks to 15 inches of […]

  • Waiting on Warm Weather, a Winter Tradition for Some Store Owners in the Northern Tier

    BRIDGEWATER  TOWNSHIP — Phones were ringing inside Anthony’s Restaurant and Pizzeria. Friday night means takeout orders or checking on tables at the restaurant in South Montrose. But recently a busy kitchen was not the case. “Christmas time everybody comes out anyway. Right after Christmas, January, February, slippery roads, no one wants to come out,” said Wendy Bartock, Anthony’s Restaurant and Pizzeria. Anthony’s Pizzeria has been there for four years and owner Wendy Bartock says the business depends on takeout orders during […]

  • Local Fans Cheer Eagles along Parade Route

    PHILADELPHIA — The parade in Philadelphia is over, but fans are still basking in the glow of a Super Bowl victory. Fans waited in the cold all day just to get a chance to wave at their favorite players. The parade lasted hours and fans tell Newswatch 16 they loved every minute of it. The streets of Philadelphia were packed and some even climbed trees. Fans traveled near and far just to get a glimpse of their favorite players in […]

  • Eagles Fans Hit the Road for Victory Parade in Philadelphia

    MOOSIC — Philadelphia Eagles fans were up early Thursday to head to the City of Brotherly Love for the victory parade. Five buses left Birney Plaza in Moosic around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday for the celebration. The Philadelphia Eagles Victory Parade started outside Lincoln Financial Field around 11 a.m. Thursday and since then it’s been a party in Philly. .@Eagles center Jason Kelce all dressed up and celebrating with fans during parade! @WNEP — Allen Vickers (@AllenWNEP) February 8, 2018 Fans […]

  • Stocking Up on Snow Supplies

    TUNKHANNOCK — Outdoor companies see dollar signs when the snow hits. The wintry mix made for a good day for hardware stores as people came in to buy snow blowers and salt in Wyoming County. The winter weather left a couple inches of snow in parts of Tunkhannock. People who had to drive in the snow kept it rated PG and gave Newswatch 16 a one-word answer to describe their experience. “Lousy,” said Elmer Franco. “I could use a couple […]