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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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    Illegal Dump May Get Picked Up Soon

    BRODHEADSVILLE — Folks who travel Route 209 through the west end of the Poconos have probably noticed an impromptu dump that’s formed on the side of the road in Brodheadsville. Tires, mattresses, couches, and all kinds of trash has been piling up on a property along Route 209 for weeks. Now Chestnuthill Township says they may see some changes soon. Garbage as far as the eye can see lines a property in Broheadsville. Business owners say it’s been piling up […]

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    Tree Kills Bushkill Man on Way to Work

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A tree came down Wednesday morning in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and crushed the roof of a car. The driver in that car was on his way to work and was killed. That 80-foot tree fell down along Route 209 around 6 a.m. Wednesday, taking the life of a man from Bushkill who was on his way to work in New Jersey. That part of Route 209 in the Delaware Water Gap National […]

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    Grand Opening at Kalahari Resorts in Monroe County

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — The Poconos’ latest water park held a grand opening Wednesday morning in Monroe County. It was Vegas-style entertainment that welcomed guests into what is now the largest and newest indoor water park in the Poconos. Kalahari Resorts is looking to make a splash with its grand opening. Guests are already busy checking in. “We are sold out for the third and fourth of July so it’s very exciting Fourth of July celebration, culminating with some fireworks,” said […]

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    Cop Headed to Trial for Deadly Crash

    LANSFORD — A police officer in Carbon County who is being held responsible for a crash that killed a woman was in court on Tuesday. The crash happened in May 2014 and since then the part-time officer has been off the job. Stephen Homanko, a Nesquehoning police officer is now facing trial and criminal homicide charges for allegedly driving over 100 miles per hour on Route 209 more than a year ago. He allegedly crashed his police cruiser right into another […]

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    Cyclist Killed on Main Street Identified

    STROUDSBURG — Authorities released the name of the bicyclist who was killed when an out of control car caused all kinds of damage in downtown Stroudsburg. Now police are trying to figure out if alcohol or drugs had anything to do with what happened early Sunday along Main Street. Police say Tyrone Miller, 56, of Stroudsburg was out for a bike ride when he was hit and killed on the sidewalk. Cones cover up what’s left of street lights and parking […]

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    Pit Bull Shot by Police in the Poconos

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — Police are usually allowed to use deadly force if they feel an animal has the potential to harm anyone, but a police officer in the Poconos shot and killed a dog Monday and the dog was tied up. That dog that was tied up on Route 115 near Blakeslee had no tags and no name. The officer who responded says the dog was aggressive. A pit bull tied to this sign was spotted Monday right off Route […]

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    New Stadium Construction Begins in Lehighton

    LEHIGHTON — Work is underway on a brand new athletic stadium for the Lehighton Area School District. Crews are laying the groundwork for the bleachers as an official groundbreaking took place. “It’s a long time coming. I graduated from Lehighton in the new school there in ’94 and it was supposed to be done then. It’s 20 plus years in the making,” said Jason Muffley, the vice president of the Lehighton Athletic Booster Club The new $6.5 million facility will […]

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    Storm Leaves Some in the Dark

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — The bad weather that hit from Washington D.C. to New York City scraped the Pocono region overnight and some parts of Monroe County have the damage to prove it. Route 611 was closed in the Delaware Water Gap. Trees are down all over Oak Street and crews are working hard to clean it all up after heavy storms Tuesday night. “I was shaking, I was scared, like I said, I was down in my basement. I […]

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    Possible “Dognapping” in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Police in the Poconos are investigating a possible dognapping. A 10-month-old German Shepherd named Bella is missing from her home near Stroudsburg. The dog cage sits empty on Metzgar Road near Stroudsburg, and the 10-month-old German Shepherd it belongs to is believed to have been dognapped. The Mogielnicki family is devastated. They last saw their dog Bella around lunch time Tuesday in her pen. “The kids play with her, we play with her, I feed her every […]

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    Heath Guilty of Murder

    ALLENTOWN — A jury has found Anthony Heath guilty of first-degree murder for killing a woman from Tamaqua and dumping her body in Jim Thorpe. The trial started last week in Lehigh County. The jury started deliberating this murder case just after noon Tuesday. Anthony Heath was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly strangling Angela Steigerwalt of Tamaqua in 2014. Heath represented himself at trial and even testified in his own defense. He admits the two were in a sexual […]

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    Vandals Destroy Effort Farmhouse

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — The sale of a historic farmhouse in Monroe County is now on hold after vandals caused thousands of dollars in damage to the property, and the vandals actually had the nerve to leave state police a message. The family who originally owned that farmhouse in Effort was just about to buy it back. But when the current owners arrived to sign the papers, they walked into a disaster Every window was broken and there was a big […]

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    Thieves Hit Burned-Down Motel in Poconos

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A motel destroyed by a massive fire in the Poconos just last month has now become the target for thieves. The Pocono View Inn was engulfed by flames last month, but now thieves have taken copper air conditioning units and more, all without any nearby neighbors noticing. The pile of rubble that once was the Pocono View Inn still sits in Sciota. The debris near Route 33 looks exactly the same as it did a month ago […]


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