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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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    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 […]

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    Stroud Mall Stabbing Suspect Still on the Run

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Police say a fight over a girl led to a stabbing Tuesday night outside the Stroud Mall in Monroe County. Officers are still looking for the suspect. Police say Aaron Hernandez, 21, of Stroudsburg stabbed an 18-year old outside the Stroud Mall around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Hernandez took off after the incident, and is still on the run. The incident is leaving some mall shoppers rather surprised and shocked. “It’s very scary, it’s so scary because it’s […]

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    Bus Riders To Pony Up

    SWIFTWATER — Big changes are coming for bus riders in the Poconos. Monroe County’s transit authority raised its rates on Tuesday, while another major bus company in our area announced it is cutting back routes and stops from the Poconos to New York. Beginning Tuesday, the cost of the adult rider fare went up twenty five cents for people catching the Pocono Pony in Stroudsburg. If your commute takes you from Monroe County to New York City, there’s some even […]

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    UPDATE: I-80 in Monroe County Reopened After Hazmat Incident

    TANNERSVILLE — Interstate 80 has reopened after being shut down for about six hours because of a truck leaking chemicals. According to officials with the Monroe County EMA, the truck was leaking a highly flamable mix blend ethanol solution. Interstate 80 was closed in the Poconos for hours, with traffic at a standstill on the highway and side roads, all because of a leak from a truck. Hazmat crews worked to determine what chemicals were spilling onto the highway but […]

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    Power to Save: Growing Gardens Giving Back

    SAYLORSBURG — A garden in Monroe County is growing in a big way. It’s entire harvest goes toward helping the community it’s rooted in. The rows of plants seem to never end – zucchini, tomatoes, lettuce – all right in Jim Capasso’s back yard near Saylorsburg. “I just decided to go out and turn over the garden and just plant and see who I could feed,” said Capasso. Jim began this labor of love about four years ago. He’s the […]

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    Old Playground Torn Down in Marshalls Creek

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Crews started tearing down a playground in Monroe County to make way for something new. The work is being done by just a few volunteers. Sawing, hammering, and shaking, volunteers are taking down the 18-year-old Resica Community Playground in Marshalls Creek. The property behind Resica Elementary is owned by the East Stroudsburg Area School District. “We’re using screwdrivers, chainsaws, saw saws, whatever we need to be safe, to take this down, that’s what we’re going to […]

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    Cherry Crops ‘Picked Over’ by Tough Winter

    EFFORT — It’s officially the first week of summer, but winter is still to blame for some problems in the Poconos. Farmers there say this season’s cherry crop may be cut in half because of the long, bitter cold season. About 300 cherry trees sit on Heckman Orchards in Effort, but this season the bright red bunches of fruit look picked over. Farmers say winter is to blame. “The extremely cold weather we had in January and February, we had […]