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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.

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    Residents Asked to Stay in Homes as Manhunt Continues

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State police are asking all residents in Barrett and Price Townships to remain in their homes due to police activity in the area. The public is asked not to travel in this area. There is heavy police activity in the Canadensis area. Officials confirm there were reports of shots being fired earlier Friday evening. Police blocked off roads after there were reports that Eric Frein, the suspect in the state police ambush that left one trooper dead […]

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    Still No Sign of Eric Frein

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Search crews swarmed Seneca Lane. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms crews in camo gear – fully equipped, and searching for suspect Eric Frein. The man from Canadensis has been on the run now for seven days. People who live in this part of the Poconos are on alert. “You never know what to expect.  One day you see swat team and six seven police cars racing with lights on.  And the next day you can see, everybody is […]

  • After Active Night of Searching, No One in Custody

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — It was an active night in the Poconos Thursday as authorities appeared to be closing in on their suspect in the murder of state police Corporal Bryon Dickson. But after hours of blocking roads and turning people away from their homes suspect Eric Frein remains at large. It all began late in the afternoon on day six of the massive manhunt for Frein. Police said they received credible information that Frein was in the Canadensis area. Search […]

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    Search For Suspect Continues, FBI Involved

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — As family, friends and colleagues said goodbye to Corporal Bryon Dickson, the search continued for his killer. State police in camouflaged gear and armored vehicles searched a wooded area of Pike County. The manhunt for suspected trooper killer Eric Frein continued in Pike County and this afternoon at a news conference, agents said the suspect is now listed as one of the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitives. Earlier this afternoon, we saw some of the hundreds […]

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    Troopers, Community Learning More About Suspected Shooter

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — We’re learning more about the man police say shot two state troopers on Friday. Eric Frein of Canadensis is still on the run and considered armed and dangerous. Below are photos and a description of Eric Frein: We talked to dozens of people in Monroe County Were frein grew up, including neighbors, people who work in the community, and even police. Many of the people who either knew, or even encountered him, say they are scared. State […]

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    State Police Name Suspect In Trooper Slaying

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police announced arrest warrants for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a trooper over the weekend. Investigators said Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis is a suspect in the killing of Corporal Bryon Dickson and the wounding of Trooper Alex Douglass Friday night outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks. Suspect: Eric Frein. 31 years old of Canadensis. He is considered armed and very dangerous @wnep — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) September 16, 2014 […]

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    Reports: Zeroing In On Suspect

    PSP at home near Canadensis. Believed to have something to do with suspect in #pspbloominggrove shooting. @WNEP — Jim Hamill (@JimHamill) September 16, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — As an army of troopers once again scour the woods Tuesday, there is word that investigators know who they’re looking for. State police announced that another news conference is planned for this afternoon on the investigation into the search for the person who killed a state police corporal and injured another […]

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    State Police To Killer: “You are a coward and we will get you.”

    State police officials said whoever shot and killed a trooper and wounded another is “a coward and we will get you.” Officials with the Pennsylvania State Police released some new information Monday afternoon at news conference in Pike County. Corporal Bryon Dickson of Dunmore was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass of Olyphant was wounded and remains in the hospital. At the news conference, troopers said the weapon used to shoot the victims was a .308 caliber rifle. They believe the […]

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    Troopers Continue Search For Killer

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — Police remain on the hunt for the gunman who ambushed two state troopers. State police plan to hold a news conference Monday afternoon to update us on the search for killer. Dozens of police officers are still looking for the person who fired at state police late Friday night at their barracks in Pike County, killing one and injuring another. State police are expected to address members of the media Monday afternoon at the Pike County […]

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    UPDATE: One Trooper Killed In Shooting At State Police Barracks

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP -- One Pennsylvania State Police trooper is dead and another is injured following a shooting at a barracks in Pike County.

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    Hundreds of Athletes Set to Give Poconos a ‘Tri’

    MONROE COUNTY — Hundreds of athletes are hitting the Poconos this weekend to give it their best ‘Tri.’ The Revolution 3 Triathlon kicks off early Sunday morning. The tents are almost all set, transition areas are being assembled, and the Revolution 3 Triathlon is getting ready to roll through the Poconos. “It’s a huge accomplishment, not only for us and our team, but also for the athletes who are coming out here who have just spent months and months to […]

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    Troopers Looking For Man Trying To Lure Kids

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — A search is underway in Carbon County for a man state police say tried to lure children into his car twice this week. State police tell us they are asking for the public’s help as they try to track down a man who attempted to lure teens into a green convertible while they were walking home from the bus stop in the Poconos. The bus stop in the Mount Pocahontas development in Carbon County has the […]


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