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Amanda is a Pennsylvania native, growing up in the city of Pittsburgh.

She joined the WNEP news team in June, 2012 as a multi-media journalist, shooting, writing and editing her own stories.

Amanda comes to the Newswatch 16 team from Your News Now in Syracuse, New York. She was the Watertown Bureau Reporter, covering the 10th Mountain Division of the Army at Fort Drum, the 1000 Islands region and beyond.

Amanda began her broadcasting work at Kent State University where she graduated summa cum laude in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast News and a minor in Sports Administration. At Kent, she was a member of the student-run television program TV2 News, serving Portage County.

She is excited to be living in Northeast Pennsylvania and covering the local stories and issues in this area.

A huge Pittsburgh sports fan, you can find Amanda cheering on the Black and Gold in her free time. She also enjoys running and spending time with family, friends and her cat Reese.

If you have a story idea for Amanda you can send her an email, tweet or find her on Facebook!

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    Jail Term for Former Teacher on Sex Charge, Victim Speaks Out

    STROUDSBURG — A former Pocono Mountain West High School teacher was sentenced on sex charges Thursday morning in Monroe County Court. Christopher Martinelli was sentenced to 11 and a half to 23 months in county prison. He must also register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. Martinelli pleaded no contest last year after he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy at his home near Tobyhanna in 2011. Usually in sex abuse cases, we do […]

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    Woman Allegedly Tried to Sell Necklace Stolen From Memorial

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A woman is accused of stealing a necklace from the memorial of a crash that killed four teens near Palmerton. An online classified ad for a necklace led troopers to a suspected thief in Carbon County. State police tell us someone took the silver and ruby necklace from a roadside memorial near Palmerton and then tried to sell it. Amanda Everitt, 24, of Palmerton was caught trying to pass off a necklace on Craigslist that was […]


    SUV Slams Stroudsburg Store

    This SUV hit an appliance store on Main Street in Stroudsburg. Owner says it's the 5th time he's been hit! @WNEP — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) January 22, 2015 STROUDSBURG — An SUV slammed into a store in Stroudsburg Thursday afternoon. The vehicle veered off Main Street just before 3 p.m. and hit the side of Jewell Appliance. Police say the impact was so hard, the air bags deployed The driver was treated at the scene. The owner of the […]

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    Game Commission May Raise Age Limit for Hunting

    STROUDSBURG — The rules may soon change for some of the youngest hunters out in the Pennsylvania woods. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering a proposal to up the age requirement to shoot a deer or turkey. Right now, someone as young as 6 years old can go out into the woods with an adult and kill a deer or a wild turkey. It’s part of the game commission’s mentored youth hunting program. But the commission may be making some changes […]

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    Two Catholic Schools Slated to Close

    BANGOR — Some families in the Poconos are now scrambling to find a school for their children for next year. The Diocese of Allentown says both a Catholic high school and an elementary school in the Bangor area will close after this year. More than 200 students will have their Catholic school close at the end of this year. The Diocese of Allentown made the decision to close Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Roseto and Pius X in Bangor due […]

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    Music Teacher Hit With Sex Charges

    STROUDSBURG — A music teacher in Monroe County is facing sex charges. Authorities say Brandon Flatley, 39, of Stroudsburg was charged last week for the crimes. Flatley has been suspended from the Stroudsburg Area School District since the end of December. The intermediate school music teacher is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student in the district for the past several years. Court papers reveal the fourth grade music teacher at Stroudsburg Intermediate has allegedly been having an […]

  • Father and Son Tragically Lost, Honesdale Community Mourns

    TEXAS TOWNSHIP — A deadly pile up on Interstate 84 near Milford damaged more than a dozen cars and took the lives of a father and son. Troopers say 34-year-old Pablo Pons was killed. His 13-year-old son Matthew was taken to the hospital, but later died as well. Pons wife was also injured. Their van hit a patch of black ice and overturned. Many who knew the family because of their Italian deli in Honesdale are now devastated. “My daughter […]

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    Father and Son Victims Identified In I-84 Crash

    MILFORD — We’re learning more about the crash on Interstate 84 in Pike County Sunday that took the life of a 13-year-old boy and his father from the Honesdale area. State police tell us that deadly pile up in Pike County involved dozens of vehicles and shut down the interstate for hours. Two people are now dead: Pablo Pons, 34, of Honesdale, and his 13-year-old son Matthew. Troopers say black ice is to blame. More than 24 hours after the […]

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    Mother Plans To Plead Guilty To Baby Death

    LEHIGHTON — A mother accused of killing her 6-week-old son in Lehighton plans to plead guilty. Tory Schlier, 20, of Lehighton allegedly fell asleep, rolled onto her baby, and suffocated him while high on drugs. Schlier gave up her right to a preliminary hearing Friday morning in Jim Thorpe, and plans to plead guilty next month to the death of her baby boy who was only 42 days old. Troopers say Schlier fell asleep with her child in bed, rolled […]

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    Pocono Resorts Gear up for Busy Ski Weekend

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Thousands of skiers and snowboarders are expected to be taking a ride up the mountain at Shawnee as the resort and many others are getting ready for one of the busiest weekends of the season: the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. “We count on it. Luckily, the stars are really lining up. We had some excellent snow-making temperatures this week, a little bit of natural snow, even some flurries today,” said Shawnee Mountain administrative manager Jim Tust. […]

  • UPDATE: Troopers Say Man Strangled Mother

    NEW MILFORD — A man is locked up in Susquehanna County, accused of strangling his own mother. State police say the homicide happened inside an apartment house on Washington Street. According to troopers, Benjamin Ball, 26, of New Milford, strangled his mother inside the home Wednesday morning, and then asked a friend to help him cover it up. According to court papers, Benjamin Ball was arguing with his mother and began strangling her. He stopped, but then the arguing continued […]

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    Beefing Up Security with Bullet Resistant Glass

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Judges’ offices across Monroe County are beefing up security. Every district court will now have bullet-resistant glass, along with other security measures. Bullet resistant glass is scheduled to be installed within the next month at a magistrate’s office just outside of Stroudsburg. It’s an extra layer of security, and something some say is a sign of the times in the Poconos. District Judge Michael Muth’s staff in Stroud Township work behind a thin pane of glass. But […]


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