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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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    Veterans Day In The Poconos

    TANNERSVILLE — A Veterans Day service was held at a memorial in the Poconos for the first time in years. The ceremony was in the Tannersville area Tuesday morning. The veteran’s memorial in the Tannersville area hasn’t been looked after for a couple of years, but now an American Legion post from Mount Pocono has taken over, and for the first time in a while students and veterans from as far back as World War II joined to mark the […]

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    Community Outreach Dinners Return to Help Homeless

    MONROE COUNTY — As much of the nation begins to deal with an arctic blast, Monroe County is already gearing up to help the homeless through the cold winter months. The Pocono community is reaching out to help in many different ways, starting with a hearty meal. Fresh-grown vegetables, chopped and prepped, are part of what chefs at the Shawnee Inn are doing to get ready to serve those in need in Monroe County. Community outreach dinners have now returned […]

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    Jury Listens To Alleged Murderer’s Interrogation

    STROUDSBURG — Prosecutors in Monroe County have rested their case in a gruesome murder trial. Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna is accused of murdering and dismembering Deanna Null of Scranton in 2008, and then scattering her body along two highways. The prosecution rested late Monday afternoon after calling more than 25 witnesses in the case against Charles Hicks. On Monday there was more testimony from experts and investigators, and for the first time, jurors were able to hear from Hicks himself. […]

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    Frein Not a ‘Survivalist’

    MONROE COUNTY — Is accused cop killer Eric Frein a survivalist? Experts say not quite, especially after authorities believe he stashed away a lot of stuff in the old airport hangar in Monroe County where he was found last week. Newswatch 16 talked with a couple that specializes in survivalist training.  They say they know exactly what it would take to survive out in the woods for seven weeks or longer. After they got a look at the list of […]

  • Former Fire Company President Pleads Guilty to Theft

    HONESDALE — The former president of the Lake Ariel Fire Company pleaded guilty in court Thursday to taking money from his own department. Aaron Rossignol was charged with theft earlier this year after authorities discovered he was using a fire company fuel card for his own use. Rossignol allegedly stole more than $8,000 worth of fuel from the fire department over a period of several years. Rossignol was in court facing those felony theft charges, but ended up pleading to […]

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    Body Parts Trial Begins In Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG — A gruesome murder trial is now underway in the Poconos. Prosecutors are trying to prove that a man from Tobyhanna murdered and then dismembered a woman from Scranton more than six years ago. The woman’s body was found in pieces along two interstate highways in the Poconos. Now Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna is finally in court facing charges for the murder and dismemberment of Deanna Null. Both the prosecution and defense began detailing the gory and gruesome details. […]

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    Republicans Sweep the Poconos

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP – It was a republican sweep in Monroe County for candidates vying for the two newly formed districts here in the Poconos.  Candidates gathered to celebrate the GOP victories at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Rep. Mario Scavello will transition from a State Representative to a State Senator at the beginning of the year.  He won the newly formed 40th Senate District. Scavello has been in office since 2002 and promises to continue to work on key […]

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    UPDATE: Eric Frein Arraigned On Murder Charges

      MILFORD — A crowd cheered outside the Pike County Courthouse in Milford as accused cop killer Eric Frein was brought before a judge and charged with first degree murder. After nearly seven weeks of searching, a suspected cop killer is locked up. Authorities captured Eric Frein Thursday in Monroe County. Friday morning, charges including murder in the first degree were formally brought against Frein. It was a brief but important first step in the judicial process now that Eric […]

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    Trick or Treat ‘At Your Discretion’

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP – Trick-or-treating will go on for at least one township in the search area for Eric Frein. Paradise Township plans to have Halloween, but officials are making some changes to the usual routine. Trick-or-treating is at your own discretion this Halloween for residents in Paradise Township. Officials made the decision last week and decided to change the hours as well, trying to make the holiday as safe as possible for the kids living in that part of the […]

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    Deadly Route 209 Intersection May Change

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — There have been several deadly crashes along four-lane Route 209 and Schafers Schoolhouse Road in Monroe County. That most recent, just a couple of weeks ago, took the lives of two passengers. On Wednesday, community leaders met with PennDOT to determine exactly what should be done to stop the wrecks. Multiple cars mangled beyond recognition, two people dead: that was the scene at Schafers Schoolhouse Road at the intersection of Route 209 just a couple of weeks […]

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    Search Balloon A Bust

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State police now say that a balloon they got from Ohio will no longer be used in the search for accused cop killer Eric Frein. Troopers say the balloon didn’t work out because of the tree canopy and rugged terrain of the search area. The balloon is no longer helping with the search according to a PSP spokesman. They say terrain too rugged @WNEP pic.twitter.com/tOIdKtmhcn — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) October 29, 2014 State police also say a […]

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    Barrett Township Protecting their Protectors

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Within the next week, Barrett Township plans to have the parking lot of the township building fenced off, providing an extra line of defense for officers who are coming and going. It’s something they say is a hard lesson learned from the deadly ambush at the Blooming Grove state police barracks more than six weeks ago. Any police officer coming or going from the department in Barrett Township is usually in plain sight, exposed. “When the guys […]


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