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Jackie joined the Newswatch 16 team in 2014. You'll often see her out in the field with a camera and tripod in hand. As a multi-media journalist, Jackie shoots, edits and writes her own stories.

A Long Island, New York native, Jackie graduated from Hofstra University (Roll Pride!) with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. During her senior year, she was chosen as KABC's "On The Red Carpet" college journalist at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Jackie reported from the Oscar's red carpet and interviewed stars like Meryl Streep, Tina Fey and, her personal favorite, George Clooney.

After graduation, Jackie made the move to Maine to work as a reporter and weekend anchor for WABI TV5.

She enjoys living in NEPA, a short ride to her New York family and friends. It also makes it a little easier for Jackie to (hopelessly) root for her favorite teams: the Mets and Jets.

A social media addict, Jackie loves connecting with viewers on Twitter and Facebook. If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, give her a follow or like!

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    Game Commission: Two Teens Shot by Hunter in Schuylkill County

    TAMAQUA —  The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating a shooting near the Tamaqua Area High School on Tuesday. Officials believe two teens were shot with a .270 caliber hunting rifle around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police said it happened in a wooded area off of Green Street in the borough near Tamaqua Area High School. When our crews arrived officers with the game commission were seen talking with people including a man dressed in hunting gear. Authorities say a 54-year-old male hunter […]

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    Farmers Market In The Snow

    HOMETOWN — At the Hometown Farmers Market on Wednesday, shoppers said they’re glad vendors showed up, and vendors say snow isn’t going to stop their business. A few inches of snow didn’t stop people who shop at the farmers market in Hometown. The market which runs every Wednesday year round was open despite the storm for those shoppers who needed last minute Thanksgiving fixings. “Picking up a turkey! I got chased out of work. You gotta get there by one!” […]

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    Free Shopping Spree Helps Those in Need

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — Families in need of a little help this holiday season are able to start their Christmas shopping a little early. The Grace Bible Church of Hawk Mountain near Orwigsburg hosted its annual Christmas giveaway on Tuesday. Members of the church in Schuylkill County collect donations all year for the event. “We save everything that is new or like new, save it and them have them come here and do all their Christmas shopping for free,” said […]

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    Stores, Road Crews Ready For Storm

    POTTSVILLE — The Pottsville Department of Public Works says they’re ready for the winter weather that is heading towards Pennsylvania. “We’ve got all of our trucks ready. We’ve got our plows on them, plenty of salt. We’ve got all 17 trucks. We’re ready to go,” said Pottsville parks foreman Tom Whitaker. With a snow storm coming on a day where many people hit the roads, officials in Schuylkill County say they have enough staff to clear the roads but it’s […]


    Businesses Damaged by Fire in Schuylkill County

    FRACKVILLE — One business was destroyed and several buildings were damaged by a fire in Schuylkill County. Fire crews in Frackville say a restaurant bar and at least three apartments were destroyed by fire. Officials believe the fire started at Amberdeen’s Fine Food and Beverages on North Lehigh Avenue, also known as Route 924. “When we arrived there was a lot of smoke pouring from the building where the fire originated,” said Goodwill Hose Company Asst. Chief Bill Lindenmuth. “Four […]

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    UPDATE: Businesses Struggle Without Heat

    UPDATE – FRIDAY:  The landlord from New York arrived and the heat is back on in the building. POTTSVILLE — Two business owners in Schuylkill County say they are being left out in the cold. There are only two tenants in the Thompson Building on North Centre Street in Pottsville, both small businesses. They’ve been working all week without any heat. The owners tell Newswatch 16 they’ve tried to get their landlord to the fix the problem, but so far […]

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    Port Carbon Police Chief Retires

    PORT CARBON — For almost three decades, Jon Bowman has responded to break-ins, crashes and fires as a member of the Port Carbon police department. For the past 13 years he was the man in charge, but last week bowman decided to turn in his badge. He said he retired due to health reasons. “In the end when you have to go over your pluses and minuses, I think I’m going to have a little more in the plus column,” said […]

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    More than 70 Suspects in Shenandoah Drug Raid

    SHENANDOAH — One of the biggest drug raids ever in Schuylkill County is underway in Shenandoah. Officials have more than 70 suspects in what they’re calling a gang-related drug bust. Newswatch 16 was at the magistrate’s office in Shenandoah on Wednesday when some of the suspects were getting arraigned on drug charges. Police arrested so many people, they ran out of handcuffs and had to use zip ties instead. Authorities said the raid was part of a year-long investigation. Shenandoah Resident Earl […]

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    Two Killed, One Injured When Rig, Van Collide

    Police say 2 dead after Schuylkill Co. Veteran transport van slams into tractor trailer. Fog could be factor. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/nrxVBeH182 — Jackie De Tore (@jackiedetore) November 17, 2014 CASS TOWNSHIP — Two people were killed and another critically hurt when a county van for veterans slammed into a tractor trailer in Schuylkill County. That crash happened at the intersection of High Ridge Park Road and Keystone Boulevard. Minersville police say a tractor trailer was making a left onto the highway […]

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    Grant Money Will Help Pay to Demolish Old Brewery

    MAHANOY CITY — The old Kaier Brewery building in Mahanoy City has seen better days, but the borough in Schuylkill County has received grant money that will help get rid of the dilapidated building. Gayle Hanuszak from Mahanoy City said, “It looks like an eyesore when you walk by it, and I keep looking at it and thinking when are they going to tear that down?” The answer to that is soon, according to the borough manager, Dan Lynch. Mahanoy […]

  • Fire Officials Hope to Open New Schuylkill Co. Training Facility

    FRACKVILLE — Plans for a fire training facility in Schuylkill County are underway. The Schuylkill County Fire Chiefs Association revealed the plan for a proposed million dollar building in the County. The new building would replace the old Schuylkill County fire school near Frackville. That current location was deemed unsafe back in 2013, so fire officials came up with a new plan and a new facility. “Primarily it will serve the fire community but also law enforcement, EMS,” said John […]

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    Shenandoah Valley Prepares for Potential Threats

    SHENANDOAH — Shenandoah Valley School District in Schuylkill County is preparing students, faculty and local police for any potential threat made to the school. “I just want to make sure our students and staff are prepared to respond the way they ought to respond,” said Dr. Stan Rakowsky, the superintendent at Shenandoah Valley School District. The drill comes after Mahanoy Area School District just four miles away has dealt with three threats in the past two weeks. Police believe a 13-year […]


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