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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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    Free Community College?

    TANNERSVILLE — News of the president’s proposal to provide free community college has created a buzz on college campuses throughout the country. Free community college sounds almost too good to be true, but that’s exactly what President Obama is proposing. Students and administrators at the Monroe campus of Northampton Community College say it’s an opportunity they’re excited about, and one that could make all the difference for students. Students are finalizing their spring semester enrollment at Northampton Community College’s Monroe […]

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    Former President Of Fire Company Sentenced For Theft

    LAKE ARIEL — A former fire department president in Wayne County must pay back thousands of dollars he stole from the Lake Ariel Fire Company. Aaron Rossignol was sentenced to probation Thursday morning at the Wayne County Courthouse. Rossignol, former Lake Ariel Fire Company president, was sentenced to probation. He must pay back $7,000 to the fire company he stole from. It’s a sentence that brought some justice for about 40 volunteers in that department. Rossignol pleaded guilty to theft […]

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    Power To Save: Recycling Christmas Trees

    BERLIN TOWNSHIP — Christmas trees are piled up at the Wayne County recycling center near Honesdale. Now that the holiday season has come to a close, many trees that were so nicely decorated are starting to be kicked to the curb. But the recycling center hopes more start being dropped off at their facility. “The important message now is to recycle that tree. The tree doesn’t need to go into a landfill because now there’s so many different ways you […]

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    Working Against the Cold Weather

    STROUDSBURG — We turn our attention to those working long days outside in these cold temperatures this week as the temperatures dip into the single digits and the wind chills are in the negative numbers. For 18 years, Sean Russell has delivered mail in all kinds of conditions. He’s prepared for this week’s the frigid temperatures in Stroudsburg. “I got on at least four layers, I got on two jackets, I got on a vest, a hoodie, t-shirt, I have […]

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    Former Choir Director Sentenced For Sex Assault On Minor

    STROUDSBURG — The former director of the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania choir will spend the next four and a half to ten years behind bars for sexually assaulting a minor and having child pornography. Bernard Schade was sentenced to 54 to 120 months for sexually assaulting a minor and possessing over 1,000 images of child pornography. Schade was sentenced late Wednesday afternoon in Monroe County. In March 2014, Schade was charged with raping a 15-year-old boy back in the 1990s […]

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    Skiers React to Tragic Avalanche Deaths

    TANNERSVILLE — Two prospects for the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while training in the Austrian Alps. The two men, ages 19 and 20, went off the trail and got caught in the avalanche. Rescue teams could not save them. Four other skiers made it out alive. Skiers in the Poconos talked to Newswatch 16 about the tragic accident, and what they do to stay safe on the slopes. On a brisk day on the mountain at […]

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    Hicks Formally Sentenced To Death For Murder, Dismemberment

    STROUDSBURG — Convicted killer Charles Hicks was formally sentenced to death in Monroe County on Tuesday. He killed Deanna Null, dismembered her body, and scattered the parts along two interstate highways in the Poconos. The victim’s family spoke out for the first time on Tuesday. It is a case many in Monroe County are calling one of the most heinous and gruesome they’ve ever had. Charles Hicks was formally sentenced to death for that killing. He was sentenced to death […]

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    UPDATE: Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein In Court

    MILFORD — Accused cop killer Eric Frein was in court Monday for a hearing and the widow of the officer he allegedly murdered was also in the courtroom. A district judge forwarded all charges against Frein to trial. The ruling came after hours of testimony, and the victim’s families, friends, and fellow troopers listened to it all. It’s the first time we’ve seen Eric Frein since he was brought into court with a banged up face on Halloween. On Monday, […]

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    Fire Destroys Home and Kills Two Dogs

    DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a home off Chicopee Road near Damascus late Thursday night. It claimed the lives of a family’s two rescue dogs. Newswatch 16 talked with the family Friday morning as they began looking over the damage. Amy and Darren Miduski drove up to their family’s part-time home, taking a close look at all of the damage in the daylight. A photo shows the flames that ripped through the home Thursday night off Chicopee Road in Damascus […]

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    Power to Save: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program Extended

    There is some good news for folks looking to ‘go green’ and save some green if you are in the market for a new car. The Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] has extended the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program on several hybrid vehicles. A $2,000 rebate is up for grabs for anyone looking to buy a large battery system plug in hybrid electric and battery electric cars, including Honda, Chevy, Ford, Nissan and Toyota vehicles. At the Toyota Scion of […]

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    Poconos Gear up for a Busy NYE

    STROUD TOWNSHIP – Resorts all across the Poconos are busy with New Years Eve dinners and celebrations, but at least one resort in Monroe County is busy celebrating three weddings on top of it all! The tables are set here at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn near Stroudsburg. And in the kitchen the chefs are busier than ever – getting ready to ring in the new year here in the Poconos. “New Year`s Eve has become a big tradition at the […]

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    Drivers Crossing State Line to Fuel Up

    STROUDSBURG – In the new year, expect to see prices at the pump to get a little more painful here in PA. An oil tax enacted by Governor Corbett to help repair roads and bridges across the state, will go up in 2015, raising prices at the pump. There’s a long line of cars with Pennsylvania Plates waiting to fuel up. But this is across the state line in New Jersey! Jim Fleming from Mount Bethel says it’s the only […]


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