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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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    Fire Officials Charged with Theft from Fire Company

    DELANO — The fire captain of the volunteer Delano Fire Company is accused of taking money from the department. Shane Kuropatsky is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and other charges. Kuropatsky told police he maxed out a fire company credit card for things like gas, lunch and cigarettes. “I’m sorry for everything that I did and hopefully one day I can make it up to all of them,” said Shane Kuropatsky. His father, Paul Kuropatsky, is the […]

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    Neighbors Concerned Over Buckling Building

    HAZLETON — A vacant building on South Poplar Street in Hazleton has neighbors nervous. “You can see that the sides are buckling, something is going to happen. Someone is going to get hurt, but it’s going to be too late,” said Richard Onuschak from Hazleton. Marietta Petrole from Hazleton said, “I think it’s disgusting and I think it’s a shame that it got to this point.” People who live in Hazleton say the building has been empty for years. Back in […]

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    Family Mourns Elderly Couple Who Died in Rt 309 Crash

    TUNKHANNOCK — A crash on Route 309 killed an elderly couple from Wyoming County on Wednesday. The Luzerne County coroner said Kenneth and Janice Lewis, both 84 years old, died in the crash. Dallas Township police said the couple’s vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on crash into a tractor trailer on the Wyoming and Luzerne County line. Officials said the couple died on the scene. “It’s surreal. It’s like, we can’t believe it yet,” said Ken Lewis’ cousin, […]

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    Hundreds Attend 15th Annual Northeast Job Fair

    DICKSON CITY — More than 80 employers came out to Dickson City for the 15th Annual Northeast Job Fair. Hundreds of people from northeastern Pennsylvania arrived on Wednesday to fill out applications and talk to company representatives about new job opportunities. “I have CDL A as well as class B with tanker endorsements, I want a job driving or also welding or pipe fitting,” said Joel Ram from Gouldsboro. Job seekers in Lackawanna County said they like the idea of […]

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    Voters in Flynn’s District React To Shooting

    SCRANTON — A state lawmaker was involved in gunfire on the street in Harrisburg and people who Marty Flynn represents in Lackawanna County say they’re happy that he stood up for himself. Many people who live in the 113th Legislative District which includes parts of Scranton and other areas in Lackawanna County were surprised to hear that their state representative fired his gun during an attempted robbery. “I know Marty. He’s our legislative representative and I think a lot of […]

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    Mayor’s Facebook Post Getting Noticed

    CARBONDALE — A mayor in Lackawanna County is catching flak for something he posted online. But that post on Facebook helped identify teenagers who vandalized city property in Carbondale. It was this Facebook status, posted by the mayor of Carbondale. Mayor Justin Taylor took to the social media site to help identify three teenagers who ran through wet concrete on North Church Street in Carbondale. “I took to Facebook and posted it. Within five minutes, I knew three names,” said […]

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    Factoryville Hopes To Improve Downtown

    FACTORYVILLE — A bigger grocery store and more parking are just some of the things officials would like to use grant money on in part of Wyoming County. After more than five years of grant applications, Factoryville is getting some extra cash. The borough in Wyoming County is approved for a $1 million grant to help revitalize the area’s downtown. “As soon as we can get our feet running, we’re very excited and wanted to get started as soon as […]

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    Driver Charged In Crash That Killed 12 Year Old

    SCRANTON — Police have filed charges in Lackawanna County against the driver in a crash that killed a 12-year-old boy. The boy was a passenger in a car that collided with a sport utility vehicle on Labor Day weekend in Old Forge. He and his father were going for ice cream. Neither one returned home. The boy was killed and the father was rushed to a hospital. On Thursday, the other driver was charged with causing the wreck. Old Forge […]

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    PA Hospitals Prepared for Possible Ebola Patients

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — We’ve been hearing about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa for months, but now health officials say the first person diagnosed in the United States has died. With the virus hitting the US, people in Pennsylvania say they hope our local hospitals can handle the epidemic. Allen Johnson from Pocono Lake said, “I think they could possibly handle it, depends on what stages they’re in.” “I think they should check anybody who comes in with a high […]

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    Neighbors Say Threat Suspect Has Health Issues

    PINE GROVE — Police believe Todd Dohner, 48, of Pine Grove called in threats to the Schuylkill County Courthouse on Friday. Investigators say he left two voice mails saying if the courthouse wasn’t closed by noon, he and his terrorist group would shoot kids at a school. As a precaution the courthouse closed and every school in Schuylkill County was either on lockdown or had extra security measures. Police say Dohner admitted to making those threatening phone calls from his […]

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    UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Threats Close Courthouse, Schools

    POTTSVILLE — Police have arrested a suspect who they say caused a nerve-racking day for county workers and every school district in Schuylkill County. Some voice mails threatened terroristic violence at an unspecified school unless county leaders shut down the courthouse in Pottsville. The courthouse was closed before noon. Pottsville police say they now have Todd Dohner, 48, of Pine Grove in custody for those threatening phone calls. They believe he’s the one who left two voice mails for the […]

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    Family of Suspect Disputes Child Abuse Accusations

    NEW RINGGOLD — State police said Travis Garris of Andreas physically abused his 5-month-old child. Garris faces endangering the welfare of a child and assault charges. Authorities said Garris was watching his son on Monday at an apartment in New Ringgold while the baby’s mother was at work. When the mother returned, she noticed the baby’s face was bruised and took him to the hospital. Garris told police the child fell out of a bouncy chair, but doctors at Geisinger Medical […]


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