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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.

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    Frozen Until Further Notice In Shenandoah

    SHENANDOAH — Even though it’s still winter, hoses are out in Shenandoah. Neighbors are using them to help their neighbors who don’t have water because of frozen pipes. This is day 12 without water for some residents in Shenandoah and people are saying the water company in the borough won’t help them out, so some of those homeowners are taking matters into their own hands. Danielle Lopez and her two kids have been without water at their Shenandoah home for […]

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    Thawing Frozen Pipes in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — The Hazleton City Authority began the week with reports of 100 buildings without water. Hazleton City Hall was one of the buildings with frozen pipes, the building even had to shut down for a day when crews fixed it. That problem is all cleared up now, so water crews are now fighting the cold to make sure the water keeps flowing for residents. “We’re just doing the best we can at this point,” said Randy Cahalan, Hazleton City […]

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    Police: 10-Year-Old Boy is Behind School Threats

    POTTSVILLE – “Bomb coming no school tomorrow or kaboom.” That’s the message a student at Pottsville Area’s D.H.H. Lengel Middle School in Schuylkill County found in a bathroom stall. Pottsville police said that student told school officials about the handwritten threat. Now, another student, a 10-year-old boy, is facing charges for the message. In a news release, Pottsville police said the student was quickly identified. Officials also said this isn’t the first time the 10-year-old made a threat. He’s also […]

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    Frozen Water in Shenandoah

    SHENANDOAH — It’s been a rough winter for some residents in Shenandoah. It’s not just because of snow or freezing temperatures, but because many people there don’t have water. Charles MacDowell lives on Furnace Street and said his pipes have been dry for 10 days. “I have oil heat and it runs on water and my furnace broke down for two days because there wasn’t any water going into it.” At least one resident on West Atlantic Street has been […]

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    Pizza Shop Reopens After Crash

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — Russo’s Pizza Den in Schuylkill County is serving up slices once again. The pizza place near Orwigsburg reopened just about 24 hours after a big rig crashed into the pizza place. The owner of Russo’s Pizza Den, Mike Russo, said he had to reopen on Tuesday. As he put it, the bills don’t stop just because a truck drove into your dining room. The driver of the tractor-trailer told state police he lost control after hitting ice […]

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    Many Still Without Water in Schuylkill Haven

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — No homeowner wants to deal with frozen pipes. Robert Bachman, who lives in Frieden Manor in Schuylkill Haven, is trying to fix just that in the downright freezing cold. “I’ve been trying to fix it and it’s cold out here!” Bachman and people in about 300 other mobile homes in the manor want to know why the well water in the area has been so spotty. As Newswatch 16 told you Sunday, some residents have been without […]

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    Big Rig Slams Into Pizza Place

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — There is major damage to a building after a big rig crash in Schuylkill County. State police said the driver of a tractor-trailer hit a concrete barrier in a narrow construction zone on Route 61 in West Brunswick Township around 3:30 a.m. Monday, lost control, hit a parked car and then slammed right into Russo’s Pizza Den. No one was hurt, but the owner of the place near Orwigsburg is left will a big mess to […]

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    Family Wants Cemetery Cleared Of Snow

    TAMAQUA — The snow is a hassle for many people but the winter weather has prevented one couple in Schuylkill County from visiting their son’s grave. Now the parents want to know why no one is cleaning up the mess. The Fenstermachers have been visiting their son Eric’s grave for almost seven years. They show up to grieve their loss rain or shine, but this winter no one has come to clear the snow at the cemetery and they can’t […]

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    Schools Wants the Public to Weigh in on Possible Merger

    POTTSVILLE — The Pottsville Area and Saint Clair Area school districts have had a close relationship for about 25 years, but they might just become one. The school boards are discussing a possible merger between the districts. School officials hired a firm to complete a feasibility study on the idea. The results are out and the schools want to public to weigh in. “We really want the taxpayers community feedback from both communities. This is not a decision, obviously, to be […]

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    Historic Church Buildings Torn Down

    SHENANDOAH — The site of two church buildings in a Schuylkill County community will soon become a parking lot. The buildings in Shenandoah are being torn down even though one housed papers from a man who could become a saint. Rubble is all that remains of a former rectory and convent in Shenandoah. The demolition at St. Casmir’s Church started last week and there’s not much left standing. It all comes after the Divine Mercy parish had some engineers come […]

  • Frozen Treats in Freezing Temperatures

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — The ice cream business isn’t exactly booming during the winter months, but a dairy bar and grill near Tamaqua is open anyway. Skipper Dippers along Route 309 is known for its ice cream, but the place also serves up warm food to keep in business when it’s freezing out. “In the summer, we do way more ice cream than we do food, but in the winter time we have to kind of flip flop things,” said Joe […]

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    Oil Delivery Drivers Working Overtime

    TAMAQUA — Freezing temperatures mean many of us have our home heating systems working overtime. For some homeowners that means extra oil deliveries. Employees of Fegley Oil Company based in Tamaqua are out on the road every day filling those oil tanks. “Very busy, guys have been going seven days a week, which is normal for this time of year,” Donald Fegley said. Delivery drivers for Fegley’s say they can do up to 60 oil deliveries a day and that […]


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