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
  • PennDOT Begins 100-Mile Repavement Project on Susquehanna County Roads

    LATHROP TOWNSHIP — PennDOT crews have started transforming roads like one near Montrose into smooth pavements across Susquehanna County. State Route 2002 has been in bad shape for a while and residents say it’s about time someone looked into repairing their roadway. “The dirt roads are a lot easier and a lot nicer than that road, our dirt roads. Not only ours but other townships like Springville, Kinsley, Brooklyn. Like dirt roads are better than that road,” said Ralph Brenneman […]

  • Governor Wolf To Sign Animal Abuse Bill

    COOPER TOWNSHIP — It was a special day for Pepper, a terrier/pit bull mix, and other animals at the Pennsylvania SPCA Center just outside of Danville. Workers are celebrating a milestone of 150 years of taking care of animals and a new law that would create stiffer penalties for animal abuse certainly was the icing on the cake. “We are going to be able to add more teeth to the statue for officers to enforce it in a better way. In […]

  • Delaware River Sojourn Kayakers Paddle Through Pike County

    PIKE COUNTY —  A sea of kayakers made their way down the Delaware River along the northern part of Pike County. The Delaware River Sojourn is all about getting people outside and experiencing nature around them. “You get to see all the bald eagles particularly in this stretch of the Delaware a lot of people come and they haven’t had this opportunity before and I would say we usually see from like five to ten bald eagles,” said Joshua Poston, […]

  • War at Home: Raising Awareness for Soldiers Suffering from PTSD

    LEHIGHTON — You won’t be able to miss the towering silhouette standing along Sergeant Stanley Hoffman Boulevard at the Lehighton Veterans Memorial Park in Carbon County. The 10-foot high steel structure is a memorial to Mike Wargo, an Army veteran who took his own life in 2013. “This is very emotional because this is a silhouette of our son. This is his final resting place in Lehighton. We had several places to put him, but this is home,” said Michael Wargo, […]

  • Woman Retires from Legal Work after Nearly 60 Years

    SUNBURY — 42 steps. Once you get in the door, at the law offices of Thomas E. Boop, that’s what it takes for Betty Brosious to get to her desk in Sunbury. Betty has been doing this same routine for the past 59 years and now she is retiring. “I have enjoyed it. I think I have worked every phase of the business from real estate, I did do title abstracting, and most recently I’ve done state administration work and […]

  • Power To Save: Dump The Pump

    WILKES-BARRE — The buses riding around Wilkes-Barre were a little bit more crowded than usual on Thursday. People that may not take the bus regularly were able to ride for free as part of the Luzerne County Transportation Authority’s “Dump The Pump.” This is not a problem for Coleen Horst. As a bus driver for 13 years, Horst was happy to see some old and some new faces accompany her on her bus route. “I like to see new faces […]

  • Badges and Body Cams for Pottsville Police

    POTTSVILLE — Some police officers now have another eye that will help them fight crime in Schuylkill County. The Pottsville Police Department unveiled body cams that they believe will help prevent crime and provide more evidence in court. The body cams were just given to officers as part of a pilot program in Pottsville last week. The Pottsville police chief tells Newswatch 16 his department is, “among the first” in Schuylkill County to use this type of technology. The cameras […]

  • Community Honors Teen Killed in Bike Crash, Parents Preach Safety For Upcoming Summer

    WILKES-BARRE — People took time out of their day to remember a teenager who lost his life this year. Back in February, Daniel Hogan Jr. wrecked his dirt bike and was killed. Daniel and Louise Hogan describe their son Daniel Jr. as full of life and daring. He lost his life while riding a dirt bike earlier this year in Wilkes-Barre. Friends and family honored Daniel, who was 18 when he died, through one of his favorite hobbies: skateboarding. “It really warms our […]

  • LGBTQ Rally For Equality In Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Cars driving down Main Street were greeted by plenty of colorful and clever signs in Bloomsburg. Groups from different LGBTQ organizations from across the area came out to make their voices heard. “We have a serious problem in this country with our bigotry and we need to understand that we are a country of a melting pot,” said Dennis Artley of Bloomsburg Organizers with “Columbia County Indivisible” decided to hold the rally to focus on those who have […]

  • Online Grocery Ordering Comes to Walmart in Carbon County

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — As the way people shop continues to change, Walmart has a new feature hoping to bring in more customers – and one place you’ll find it is in Carbon County. With one cut of the ribbon, the Walmart just outside Lehighton announced renovations are complete and the store is ready to serve customers. The only Walmart in Carbon County underwent sweeping changes over the past couple of months. Some of the new features for customers at this […]

  • Past, Present and Future for Gas Industry in Susquehanna County

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — After ten years of drilling for natural gas in Susquehanna County, Cabot Oil and Gas Company announced property owners have received more than $1 billion in royalties in Susquehanna County. Officials made the announcement in front of residents and employees at Cabot’s center just outside of Montrose. “We can’t be successful without a partnership with them and we want to make sure we took the time sat with them had the opportunity to have a conversation,” George […]

  • For the Love of Art and Tamaqua

    TAMAQUA — Whether driving or walking, you can’t miss the hearts sitting in the heart of downtown Tamaqua. “Tamaqua Has Heart” placed 13 of the carefully crafted hearts on Broad Street where people can walk right up and look at them. “We saw this as an opportunity, as a way to draw attention to those great and wonderful things that are happening here, as well as showcasing some empty store fronts and, hopefully, find somebody to fill them,” said Leona […]