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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.

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    Manhunt Bad for Business

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP – Officials in Monroe County are trying to figure out how much the Eric Frein search has been bad for business. They are asking business people what sales have been like since the search began six weeks ago in hopes of getting government reimbursement. There have been plenty of businesses here in the Poconos including right here in Barrett township that have felt a financial pinch, losing business while the manhunt continues. It’s now been six weeks to […]

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    Volunteer Organizations Helping Troopers At Odds

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Tension is mounting among three volunteer groups feeding all the state troopers who have been involved in the search for accused cop killer Eric Frein. All want to help, but one group feels as though it is being squeezed out by the others. The Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Company opened its doors to support troopers looking for Frein. They supported the Pennsylvania State Police for 37 days, but now they’re at odds with the Red Cross and […]

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    Sneak Peek: New Camelback Lodge Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark

    TANNERSVILLE — Starting in March of 2015 you’ll be able to make a splash at Camelback Resort year round. It’s opening an eight-story high indoor water park. The owners gave us an inside look at the multi-million dollar project that’s promising to be one of the biggest players yet in Pocono tourism. Welders were busy piecing together the nuts and bolts of this resort and soon the area will transform into the Camelback Lodge Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark — the latest […]

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    Manhunt Hits 40 Day Mark In Poconos

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — It’s been 40 days now that alleged cop killer Eric Frein has been on the run.  For weeks, state police have said they are closing in on their suspect, but now more than a month since the shooting, the search area is spreading out. The search area has continued to spread out over these past few days. State police say their main focus areas are in Paradise and Pocono Townships as well as the areas of Barrett […]

  • Manhunt Keeps Students Home from School Again

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — The Swiftwater area is on high alert as the search continues for alleged cop killer Eric Frein. Bloodhounds and state troopers converged off Route 611 Tuesday morning, checking a clothing donation bin. Extra security has been added at the Swiftwater barracks, too, about a quarter mile up the road. Students from Monsignor McHugh School, Evergreen Community Charter School stayed home again. Pocono Mountain schools closed as well, for the fifth time since the manhunt began. “I was […]

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    Eric Frein Look-Alike Continues To Attract Police Attention

    CANADENSIS — School was closed for the fifth time in the Pocono Mountain School District due to the manhunt for a suspected cop killer. Nearby in the Canadensis area, we found one man who can’t seem to walk to work without being mistaken for alleged cop killer Eric Frein. Down Snow Hill Road and across Route 447 near Canadensis, James Tully has made this five-mile trek to and from work for about a year now. But now he’s drawing some […]

  • Flames, Explosion Gut Part of Resort

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Flames broke out at vacation villas owned by Fernwood Resort in the Poconos Wednesday morning. Officials say the fire and an apparent explosion damaged four units and destroyed four others. The fire broke out just before 5 a.m. at the Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway. It’s part of the Fernwood Resort near Marshalls Creek. People staying there say they heard a loud explosion that ended up throwing parts of the vacation villas all over the […]

  • Lawmakers Look Closely at Costly Frein Manhunt

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — The cost of the search for alleged cop killer Eric Frein continues to rise by the minute in Monroe County. Now lawmakers are beginning to weigh in on this pricey manhunt and what they believe should be done with taxpayer money. Roadblocks were seen again just off Route 447 in Price Township on day 32 of the manhunt. Frein still continues to hide from troopers. State police tell us that Frein was possibly sighted again Monday night […]

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    Neighbors Helping Troopers Who’ve “Gotta Go”

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — State police say there was another reported sighting of Eric Frein Monday night in the Poconos and according to troopers, they continue to search for the accused cop killer with fewer state troopers than usual. State police say they are continuing to assign fewer than 200 troopers to the manhunt, a manhunt they say is now specifically centering on the border of Price and Barrett Townships. Now, many of those troopers out searching remain in the woods […]

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    UPDATE: Deadly Wreck Closes Section of Route 209 in Monroe County

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — The coroner in Monroe County now tells us that two people died after a three-vehicle crash in Monroe County. The deadly crash involving a car, pickup truck, and tractor trailer happened Monday morning on Route 209 near Stroudsburg. The Monroe County coroner says Mae Rienstra, 77, of East Stroudsburg died at the scene. Jean Singlemann , 78, of East Stroudsburg later died at a hospital. Police say both victims were passengers in the back seat of the […]

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    Fewer Troopers Searching As Manhunt Presses On

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — It’s now been more than a month since Eric Frein allegedly shot and killed a state trooper and badly injured another in Blooming Grove. Hundreds of state troopers have been working around the clock since that shooting, trying to track down the cop killer in the dense woods of the Poconos. On Monday, state police have pulled back on the number of troopers searching on day 31 of the manhunt in the Poconos. Troopers, FBI, ATF, and […]

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    Students Showing Support for State Police

    NEWFOUNDLAND — The now four-week long manhunt for alleged cop killer Eric Frein continues in Monroe and Pike Counties. As the search drags on, students at Wallenpaupack South Elementary in nearby Wayne County are doing their part, too. “We’ve experienced the helicopters flying overhead and seen the state police cars going back and forth every morning with the shift changes,” said Principal Mark Kirsten. The more than 260 students missed school for three days during the manhunt, but now back […]

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