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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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    Police Crack Down on Game Day Drinking and Driving

    MINERSVILLE — The Super Bowl is all about three things: football, food and if you’re over the age of 21, beer. Officials in Schuylkill County encourage people to have a good time while watching the game and police plan to crack down on drinking and driving. Minersville Police are asking bars in the borough to hang signs provided by the NFL and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Minersville Police Chief Michael Combs said the signs are, “to remind their patrons […]

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    Drilling Banned in State Parks and Forests

    FRANCES SLOCUM STATE PARK — A new governor and new changes when it comes to getting natural gas in Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf signed an order that will ban any new drilling leases on state land. Gov Wolf visiting Ben Rush St Park today to sign Exec Order for moratoruim on new gas leasing on DCNR lands — DCNR News (@DCNRnews) January 29, 2015 The new order overturns what Tom Corbett signed back in May, allowing gas companies to […]

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    Office Depot Distribution Center Set To Close

    EAST UNION TOWNSHIP — Almost 200 people in the Hazleton area will soon be looking for new jobs because one of the first distribution centers at the Humboldt Industrial Park is closing. After 16 years, the distribution center in Schuylkill County is set to shut down. Office Depot announced that its center at in the Humboldt Industrial Park will close this summer. It comes after the company merged with OfficeMax in 2013. The signs at the park near Hazleton still […]

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    Police Investigate Mystery Markings in the Frackville Area

    FRACKVILLE —  A handful of residents in Schuylkill County are debating whether or not to clean up graffiti on their property. On Tuesday morning, at least six homeowners in Frackville and West Mahanoy Township discovered markings on their garages, two “S’s” with a line through the letters. Frackville police said the graffiti showed up in two different dark alleyways. “We are investigating it to see if there’s any type of gang related activity or symbol as they could call it,” […]

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    Maroons Mystery in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — There’s a mystery in the city of Pottsville and it’s all surrounding Maroons Sports Bar and Grill on North Centre Street. People in Schuylkill County said the place, which has been around since the early 2000s, closed over the weekend with no explanation. “They recently remodeled and made the second floor even bigger and nicer. It’s quite a shock that they did all that work and finally shut their doors,” said Billy Lorah of Pottsville. New management took […]

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    Grabbing The Last Of A-Treat

    POTTSVILLE — A soft drink made here in Pennsylvania could soon be gone for good. A-Treat Soda is going out of business and people in Schuylkill County are trying to grab their favorite flavors before it’s too late. A-Treat Bottling Company which is based in Allentown closed on Friday. When people in Schuylkill County heard their favorite soda would soon be out of stock they rushed to the grocery stores. People in Pottsville are stocking up on a favorite soda […]

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    Woman Sentenced for Concealing the Death of an Infant, Abuse of Corpse

    POTTSVILLE — A judge in Schuylkill County sentenced a woman from Middleport to four to 23 months  behind bars for concealing the death of an infant and abuse of a corpse. Tara Paltavanage pleaded guilty to those charges last year. In August of 2014, a person living at a home on Winfield Drive near Tamaqua discovered the body of an infant girl in a trash bag. Investigators said it had been there for at least a week. Paltanavage said she […]

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    Early Morning Fire Rips Through Home

    NORTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — A family was forced out into the cold after an early morning fire. Firefighters were called to a home on Mountain Road in North Centre Township around 5 a.m. Thursday to battle the flames. It took several fire companies almost two hours to knock down the flames Flames at this home in Columbia County started in the garage and quickly spread. The family who lived in this home near Berwick for nearly 25 years made it […]

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    Non-Profit Needs Financial Help

    POTTSVILLE — The Schuylkill Alliance for Health Care Access has been helping people in Schuylkill County with medical bills for more than a decade, but now the non-profit organization needs the community’s help. The alliance helps about 900 people in Schuylkill County considered the “working poor,” meaning they make too much for Medicaid insurance, but don’t make enough to qualify for the Affordable Care Act. Instead, they pay a small fee and are able to see participating doctors at a lower cost. […]

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    Second Fire Hits Row Home

    MAHANOY CITY — Fire crews responded to a blaze on South D Street in Mahanoy City early Tuesday morning. For some residents here in Schuylkill County it was deja’ vu, because the same thing happened on New Year’s Eve just next door. The most recent fire happened at 12 South D Street around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. “I came out and just saw a huge globe behind the houses and then a lot of smoke,” said Derek Davison of Mahanoy City. […]


    Northumberland County Prison Fire: A Recap

    SUNBURY — A state police fire marshal is expected to be back at the Northumberland County Prison on Friday to try to determine the cause of Wednesday’s fire. There are still a lot of questions surrounding what will happen with the 208 inmates who were behind bars there and who is going to pay for it? Here’s what we do know: Flames could be seen across the city of Sunbury when a fire ripped through theprison just after 2:00 on […]


    Fire Crews Return to Prison for Rekindle

    SUNBURY — Fire crews in Sunbury were back to battle a fire at the Northumberland County Prison on Thursday morning, but it was a much smaller blaze than what firefighters dealt with on Wednesday afternoon. Clarence Reedy of Sunbury and his wife saw the whole ordeal from their kitchen window. “She said, ‘something`s going on with the prison,’ next thing I know I look out and there it is and there`s smoke! It`s déjà vu for a lot of the […]


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