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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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    Changes to Rifle Deer Season in the Poconos

    BRODHEADSVILLE — If you see a doe on the first day of rifle deer season in the Poconos, you may not be allowed to pull the trigger anymore. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is proposing that only buck can be shot for the first five days of the popular hunting season. It’s an issue hunters in the Poconos have talked about for a while. “I think it will get some support. People like to see deer when they’re in the woods, […]

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    Otters Could Be Open Game For Hunters

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Otters have been off limits for hunters since the 1950s, but that may soon change. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is set to shake things up and allow some hunting of otters in the Poconos as soon as next year. Otters haven’t been fair game for hunters since 1952 because the animal’s population across the state was extremely scarce. But now, the game commission is proposing a limited otter trapping season that would allow harvesting the animals as […]

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    Students Using Snow Day To Ski After Storm

    TANNERSVILLE — All Monroe County public school students and many others across northeastern and central Pennsylvania found themselves with another snow day on their hands, but not much snow on the roads to keep them inside. We found lots of them hitting the slopes at Camelback, taking advantage of some fresh snow, and another day off. Snow concerns kept many students out of school and two girls from North Pocono High School decided to take advantage of the day off. […]

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    Travel Back on Track for NYC Commuters

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — The storm impacted many people in the Poconos who commute in and out of New York City every day for work. Travel bans kept buses from running to the city, leaving people stranded while the snow began to fall. Those buses were back up and running by 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The city that never sleeps shut down around 11 p.m. Monday because of the snow, but the storm didn’t quite deliver as promised. Many commuters were […]

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    Weather Cancels Bus Routes

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — If you live in the Poconos and use the Martz Bus to commute into New York City for work, the last bus left the Delaware Water Gap station at 2:20 p.m. Monday. Buses headed to the Poconos will be running out of Port Authority in New York until 7 p.m. Monday. It’s all because of this massive snow storm that’s expected to hit the city hard. We found travelers hitting the road, trying to beat the […]

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    Getting Ready For Snow Storm In The Poconos

    STROUDSBURG — The heavy lifting has barely begun in Stroudsburg.  Street department workers say they’re getting ready for more snow expected to fall in the Poconos over the next 24 hours. “Right now, we’re making room for more snow, moving the snow off our parking deck right here,” said Stroudsburg street department worker Brian Ace. The borough’s seven-man street department is working to clear all three parking decks downtown and has already treated roads with salt. Workers say there’s plenty […]

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    Jail Term for Former Teacher on Sex Charge, Victim Speaks Out

    STROUDSBURG — A former Pocono Mountain West High School teacher was sentenced on sex charges Thursday morning in Monroe County Court. Christopher Martinelli was sentenced to 11 and a half to 23 months in county prison. He must also register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. Martinelli pleaded no contest last year after he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy at his home near Tobyhanna in 2011. Usually in sex abuse cases, we do […]

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    Woman Allegedly Tried to Sell Necklace Stolen From Memorial

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A woman is accused of stealing a necklace from the memorial of a crash that killed four teens near Palmerton. An online classified ad for a necklace led troopers to a suspected thief in Carbon County. State police tell us someone took the silver and ruby necklace from a roadside memorial near Palmerton and then tried to sell it. Amanda Everitt, 24, of Palmerton was caught trying to pass off a necklace on Craigslist that was […]

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    SUV Slams Stroudsburg Store

    This SUV hit an appliance store on Main Street in Stroudsburg. Owner says it's the 5th time he's been hit! @WNEP pic.twitter.com/YOtLvdIwAd — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) January 22, 2015 STROUDSBURG — An SUV slammed into a store in Stroudsburg Thursday afternoon. The vehicle veered off Main Street just before 3 p.m. and hit the side of Jewell Appliance. Police say the impact was so hard, the air bags deployed The driver was treated at the scene. The owner of the […]

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    Game Commission May Raise Age Limit for Hunting

    STROUDSBURG — The rules may soon change for some of the youngest hunters out in the Pennsylvania woods. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering a proposal to up the age requirement to shoot a deer or turkey. Right now, someone as young as 6 years old can go out into the woods with an adult and kill a deer or a wild turkey. It’s part of the game commission’s mentored youth hunting program. But the commission may be making some changes […]

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    Two Catholic Schools Slated to Close

    BANGOR — Some families in the Poconos are now scrambling to find a school for their children for next year. The Diocese of Allentown says both a Catholic high school and an elementary school in the Bangor area will close after this year. More than 200 students will have their Catholic school close at the end of this year. The Diocese of Allentown made the decision to close Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Roseto and Pius X in Bangor due […]

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    Music Teacher Hit With Sex Charges

    STROUDSBURG — A music teacher in Monroe County is facing sex charges. Authorities say Brandon Flatley, 39, of Stroudsburg was charged last week for the crimes. Flatley has been suspended from the Stroudsburg Area School District since the end of December. The intermediate school music teacher is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student in the district for the past several years. Court papers reveal the fourth grade music teacher at Stroudsburg Intermediate has allegedly been having an […]

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