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
  • Accused Walmart Shooter Testifies

    WILKES-BARRE — A man who admits opening fire on police at a Walmart in 2015 took the stand Thursday at his attempted homicide trial in Wilkes-Barre. Scott Sargent decided to tell his side of the of why he started shooting in that parking lot. Sargent told the jurors that he did not mean to hurt any police or people in the parking lot when he opened fire on police. Police say Sargent opened fire on officers outside of a Walmart […]

  • Threat To High School Causes Concern for Parents and Students

    TROY — A police SUV sitting outside the Troy Senior High School is not something parents and students in Bradford County usually see. Both Troy police and state police were at the school Wednesday because of a threat against the high school. “We identified several students. The rumors wouldn’t identify a single student who said this and the rumor was that they were going to blow up the school with a gun today,” said Superintendent Charles Young of the Troy […]

  • Possible Health Insurance Increases Worry Those Under The Affordable Care Act

    BLOOMSBURG — Worried and scared — words that describe Linda Artley’s feelings to the announcement that more money could be coming from her pockets for health insurance. The Bloomsburg woman is on the Silver Plan under the Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania, that could be going up 30 percent. “My first thought was feeling devastated for myself and my friends who are on Medicare and get help from the Affordable Care Act,” said Artley. President Trump cut the subsidies that […]

  • Firefighters Honored for Saving Woman from Fire

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — A smile and a handshake between a woman who was trapped while a fire raged around her and members of the Shavertown firefighters who rescued her in Luzerne County. This ceremony at Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus was all about honoring their heroism. Ilalou Warmouth says she was asleep when a massive fire broke out back in July. “It was the scariest night of my life. I have never been that scared ever. I was trapped inside and […]

  • Berwick Riverfest Expects Big Crowd

    BERWICK — Thousands will be heading to enjoy the Berwick Riverfest this weekend in Columbia County. Organizers are looking forward to good weather this weekend so people can enjoy all the sights and sounds the fest in Berwick has to offer. Cloudy skies could not keep people away from the first day of the Berwick Riverfest. Vendors were working hard preparing all sorts of sandwiches, fried vegetables, and desserts for customers. Gina Talanca was preparing crepes with fresh strawberries and […]

  • Living Through Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

    EAST STROUDSBURG — For Marisa Pagan-Figueroa, saying the past month and a half has been hectic would be an understatement. We spoke to the recent East Stroudsburg University graduate at the East Monroe Public Library about her recent visit and extended stay in Puerto Rico. “It doesn’t seem real,” said Pagan-Figueroa. “One day you have a home and the next day you don’t and that is what our families are going through.” A trip with her mother and grandmother to […]

  • Dallas Township Park Gets New Life

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Overgrown weeds will soon be trimmed, and an area near Dallas will be transformed into a new nature park. The announcement was made in front of Dallas Township supervisors and donors. “A lot of young families moving into the area and families that are already here and they are always looking for places to go and now they don’t have to go out of the area anymore to find playgrounds,” said Liz Martin, township supervisor. The first […]

  • Poconos for Puerto Rico: Continuing Efforts for Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

    STROUDSBURG — People in Puerto Rico are still trying to get back on their feet weeks after Hurricane Maria left them without power. Groups in our area are continuing to help, but they have worries about the island going forward. “A lot of trees down, a lot of loss of infrastructure, my dad was hearing ‘pop pop’ with the transformer,” said Shayla Diaz Broccoli. Shayla Diaz Broccoli described the reality for her father living near San Juan, Puerto Rico after […]

  • Richard Gere Comes Home to Help Susquehanna County Movie Theater

    MONTROSE — Actor Richard Gere was in our area to help raise money for a movie theater in Susquehanna County that is in need of repairs. Gere would be the first person to tell you that he’s a busy man. The actor was in town to introduce the movie “Pretty Woman” at Montrose Area High School for the film festival just outside of Montrose. It’s all to raise money for the Montrose Movie Theatre marquee where his parents used to hang […]

  • Shelter Takes in Dogs Rescued from Home

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Animal cruelty charges are expected after humane officers pulled more than a dozen dogs from the home in Lackawanna County. A tip led humane officers to a home in Scott Township where investigators say 16 dogs were found Friday packed in cages. They also found a fish, a hedgehog, snakes, and a lizard. Some of the pups are emaciated, and Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit has taken them in despite having little room. Jess Farrell […]

  • Philharmonic Finale Set for Saturday

    SCRANTON — After Saturday’s final performance, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic are hoping to go through a brief intermission. This is sad news for music lovers as they see the number of people who enjoy classical music dwindle. It may seem bleak for the Philharmonic right now but organizers are hoping to come back strong and soon. After announcing they would be canceling the rest of the upcoming season, organizers with the Philharmonic say they are working very hard to bring […]

  • Runners Sweating the Weather for Steamtown Marathon

    SCRANTON — It’s expected to be an unusually hot day for the Steamtown Marathon this weekend. While organizers for the marathon were setting up for Sunday’s marathon, runners were doing their best to prepare for their journey. The upcoming race is expected to be one of the hotter ones. “It’s going to be a little warmer,” said Joseph Kelly of Carbondale. “Preparation is going to be a little different as far as nutrition intake.” The race begins at Forest City […]