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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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    Casting For Cash At Lake Wallenpaupack

    LAKE WALLENPAUPACK — There’s a contest this summer at Lake Wallenpaupack where you can catch some serious cash. The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau and the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District a have teamed up with the idea to promote the lake. The next time you cast a line and snag a catch at Lake Wallenpaupack, you might want to take a close look before letting go. About 50 fish in the lake are tagged as part of a new contest […]

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    The Final Farewell To Officer Ruben Torres

    STROUDSBURG — It was a final farewell for a Stroud Area Regional police officer Thursday after his three-month-long battle with cancer. With heavy hearts, Stroud Area Regional Police joined with family and friends to say goodbye to Officer Ruben Torres. Main Street in Stroudsburg filled with flags, police from all over, and the community that Torres served for 25 years. “Ruben was very dedicated to the job, to the community, and we want to make sure his family knows it,” […]

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    Questions Remain in Carbon County Deck Collapse

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — A lot of questions still remain after a deck collapse in Carbon County. The deck came crashing down Tuesday night before the severe storms hit, during a child’s birthday party near Albrightsville. First responders tell us some victims were trapped underneath the collapsed deck for up to a half hour while firefighters used chainsaws and jacks to free them. Now many neighbors are wondering just what caused a seemingly safe deck to come crashing down. Neighbors […]

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    Alpine Mountain Offers Big Reward After Copper Thefts

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — A big reward is being offered in the Poconos after thieves hit a ski resort several times, taking about a mile’s worth of copper wires, and that’s only the beginning. Alpine Mountain ski area near Canadensis was bought by new owners just a few months ago. They’re working to fix up the resort. But over the past few weeks, thousands of dollars’ worth of copper wiring has been stolen. The amount of damage we have to show […]

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    Money Problems Put Playground Build On Hold

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A new community playground scheduled to be built in Monroe County this week has now been pushed back. Volunteers say money issues are to blame. The mulch deliveries have arrived, and the old Resica Community Playground is entirely gone. The playground behind Resica Elementary was torn down just last month by volunteers. A newer and safer one was scheduled to be built right in its place this week. At the last minute, volunteers say East Stroudsburg […]

  • Police Officer, Father of 11 Loses Battle to Cancer

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A police officer who received so much support from the community as he was battling cancer died this morning. Officer Ruben Torres, a 25-year veteran of the police force at Stroud Area Regional died this morning. Officers at Stroud Area Regional Police Department went to work with heavy hearts after losing one of their own to cancer. “This is something very difficult to prepare, but I`d like to report that Officer Ruben Torres with our department has […]

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    Cleanup Continues after Downtown Fire in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — A weekend fire in downtown Stroudsburg put a popular bakery out of commission and left about 20 tenants without a place to stay. Now other nearby businesses are stepping in to help out. Officials say that fire in Stroudsburg started early Sunday morning in an air conditioning unit behind Kitchen Chemistry, closing that store and several others on the 700 block of Main Street. Those businesses and the people living in about 20 apartments on the upper floors […]

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    Truck Rollover Slows I-80 Traffic

    BARTONSVILLE — An overturned truck is slowing traffic on Interstate 80 in Monroe County. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Monday near the Bartonsville exit of Interstate 80 east. The driver was not injured. One lane is closed while crews work to tow the truck out. Truck overturned on 80 east at Bartonsville http://t.co/4mKEzFKXGd— Dan Turansky (@PoconoDan16) July 07, 2014 Tractor trailor overturned on I 80 east at Bartonsville – traffic slow while crews work to clean up the mess […]

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    Left Dry on the 4th of July

    MARSHALLS CREEK – A community of about 50 homes in Marshalls Creek says they’ve been without water for two days now. Residents say the well was struck by lightning, but the property management isn’t telling tenants if or when their water might return. Turn on Steve Sharpless`s spicket – and this is about all the water you`ll see. A small trickle. He says he`s been without water since Wednesday here in Marshalls Creek and so have the dozens of homes […]

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    Flying to Freedom on the 4th

    CRESCO – A bald eagle flew back to freedom this July 4th after going through more than a year of rehab in the Poconos. This bald eagle is more than eager to spread its wings - The bird was badly hurt more than a year ago.  Bart and Vivian Bartolacci of Cresco spotted it in this field near their home. “We came down this hill and looked over where that bush is over there we saw this bird,” said Bart […]

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    High Gas Prices Hit Holiday Travelers

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — For those hitting the road this holiday weekend, there’s some extra pain at the pump. Many vacationers in the Poconos aren’t letting the high gas prices change their Fourth of July plans. From biking, to loading up and hitting the links, the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort here in the Poconos is busy with July Fourth vacationers. This resort says they’re booked solid. “The Fourth of July is on a Friday, which falls at a perfect time […]

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    Booming Business At Fireworks Outlets

    MARSHALLS CREEK — Fireworks outlets near the Pennsylvania line are doing a booming business. Out-of-state shoppers are packing stores in the Poconos. The register at the fireworks outlet in Marshalls Creek has been busy all day as fireworks sales boom right before the July Fourth holiday. But all of these shoppers are from out of state. “We’d like to think if we have the best product at the best price, that people would find us, but certainly being close to […]