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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.

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    Four Week Mark In Massive Manhunt

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — The manhunt in the Poconos for Eric Frein has now reached the four-week mark. Frein is the man investigators believe shot two Pennsylvania State Troopers outside their barracks Pike County four weeks ago. Corporal Bryon Dickson was killed. Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded and is still in the hospital. The search for Frein has put a strain on troopers and on residents of parts of Monroe and Pike Counties. State officials announced Friday the easing of restrictions […]

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    Police Relentless In Search For Frein

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State police remain confident that they are searching in the right area of the Poconos for Eric Frein, the man wanted for an ambush outside the state police barracks in Pike County last month that killed one trooper and injured another. State police have made it clear. They aren’t leaving the area of Price and Barrett Township until Frein is found. Their search continued Thursday in some of the same areas we’ve now seen them checking for […]

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    Frein’s Handwritten Journal On Attack Revealed

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police held a 3 p.m. news conference Wednesday and made it clear they are not giving up the search for accused killer Eric Frein. “Law enforcement is hunting an individual who has committed a cowardly, heinous attack and if left unchecked, may well strike again,” said Lt. Col. George Bivens, Pennsylvania State Police. “Whether that next victim is another trooper or a member of the community, that cannot occur.” Troopers announced four possible sightings of […]

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    Manhunt Moves South In Price Township

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — The search for suspected cop killer Eric Frein on Tuesday was concentrated in Price Township. Troopers spent the day searching the woods on foot in and around the Delaware State Forest in the Cresco area, off Route 447 in Price Township just south of the Alpine Mountain ski area. Heavily armed troopers in armored vests moved deeper into the woods on Tuesday off Route 447 at State Forest Road in Price Township. Another look at how many […]

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    Search Warrants And Letters Give More Details On Frein Investigation

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — Accused cop killer Eric Frein still hasn’t been caught, but two big pieces of information were released. CNN reports that authorities have found a letter from the suspect detailing how he shot the troopers last month and escaped. And court papers show that Frein stayed at a friend’s apartment in the Stroudsburg area one day before the shooting. Most of the search warrants in this investigation have been sealed, meaning that no one is allowed access to […]

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    State Police List New Details In Search For Eric Frein

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police held a news conference Friday afternoon updating us on the search for Eric Frein, the man they believe shot two state troopers three weeks ago, killing one and severely injuring another. Search teams looking for suspected cop killer Eric Frein spread out through the Delaware State Forest on Friday near Cresco in Monroe County. Troopers showed us a photo of what they believe was a campsite used by the accused cop killer. State police […]

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    Delaware State Forest Off Limits During Manhunt

    PROMISED LAND STATE PARK — People are being told to stay out of the Delaware State Forest in parts of Pike and Monroe Counties as the manhunt for suspected cop killer Eric Frein continues. That includes both hunters and hikers. But the state says it’s OK for people to continue to visit Promised Land State Park. After the Pennsylvania Game Commission banned bow hunting for seven townships in and around the massive search area for Eric Frein, the Department of […]

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    Game Commission Reversal Upsetting To Hunters

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — One day after authorities say they found explosives in the woods where they are searching for accused cop killer Eric Frein, the Pennsylvania Game Commission decides to ban hunting in the search area. The game commission issued an order Wednesday to ban hunting and trapping in seven townships in the Poconos where the search continues for the person who is wanted for killing a state trooper in Pike County. Gene Besko hasn’t stopped into his hunting cabin […]

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    Troopers: Bombs Found During Search For Eric Frein

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — Authorities announced Tuesday afternoon they have found explosives in the woods they believe belong to Eric Frein. At a 3 p.m. news conference, troopers revealed they’ve discovered two pipe bombs in the woods within the past 24 hours. But despite the dangers, the massive manhunt continues right around the Pike and Monroe County lines. While thousands of law enforcement continue searching for Eric Frein, troopers have uncovered a troubling trail of evidence they say their suspected […]

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    Monroe County 911 Dispatchers Helping Hunt For Frein

    SNYDERSVILLE — The hunt for Eric Frein continues to take its toll on agencies in Monroe County. At the 911 center in Snydersville, dispatchers have been working hard to keep up with extra call volume, extra agencies working in their areas, and the stress of a long manhunt. “It’s been going on three weeks now and I can’t remember in my 36 years of anything of this magnitude,” said Monroe County Control Center director of communications Gary Hoffman. It’s there […]

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    Search For Eric Frein Shifts

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Monday was another day in the woods as state police searched for suspected killer Eric Frein. He has eluded authorities for more than two weeks. Today, the search shifted back toward the Canadensis area. We’re now into the third week of the ongoing search for Frein. Last week, troopers said they were zeroing in on a five-square-mile area near the intersections of Route 447 and Snow Hill Road near Canadensis. On Monday, that focus appears to have […]

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    State Police: Frein Researched How To Evade Police

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — At a news conference Friday afternoon, state police released new information on the search for Eric Frein, including evidence that suggests he had been planning an ambush on police for some time, and they give us a look at where Frein may have been hiding. It was two weeks ago when one state trooper was killed and another hurt. In addition to evidence found on a computer, investigators also addressed rumors about a possible motive and […]

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