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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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    Businesses Struggle Without Heat

    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 they’re getting the cold shoulder. The owners of Strictly Formals and Smoker’s Heaven on North Centre Street say […]

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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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    UPDATE: School Evacuated After Reports Of Threat

    Mahanoy City police confirm another threat found in Mahanoy Area Middle School. The third one this year. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/PI0BtUIKRn — Jackie De Tore (@jackiedetore) November 11, 2014 MAHANOY CITY –  For the third time in two weeks, students in a Schuylkill County district were dismissed early from school after a threat was found inside a school building. Students in Mahanoy Area were sent home early again after another threat was found in the middle school. This was the first time […]

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    Former Hospital Has a Potential Buyer

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The former Saint Catherine Medical Center Fountain Springs in Schuylkill County could soon be home to a new facility. The hospital, which is more than 130 years old, closed back in 2012 when it filed for bankruptcy. That’s also when the State Department of Health revoked the hospital’s license and more than 100 employees were out of work. Since 2012, trustee William Schawb has been looking for a buyer, and two and a half years later, there’s an […]

  • Couple Killed in Crash on Their Way to Work

    CLIFTON TOWNSHIP — State police are investigating a deadly crash in Lackawanna County. It happened Friday night around five o’clock on Route 435 near Gouldsboro when police said a Honda Civic collided with a pickup truck. Sean Ellison lives near the crash site, he said the road gets tricky once winter weather hits. “It’s a problematic road. It’s not the first accident that has happened, there have been many accidents on this road. “ Police said Samantha Roman of Mount Pocono […]

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    Lehighton Middle School Plans Asbestos Removal

    LEHIGHTON — Lehighton Area Middle School plans to undergo a construction project during the school’s Thanksgiving break. School officials said that project will be done to remove asbestos inside the building in Carbon County. The middle school building supervisor, Kevin Long,  said the removal is not an emergency and students are not in danger. The asbestos is being removed for a long-term goal, a proposed multimillion dollar renovation project. “A better learning environment for them with the least amount of […]

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    Woman Hospitalized After Being Beaten, Robbed

    HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton are looking for two men who attacked and robbed a woman early Wednesday morning. According to police, a woman told them she was beaten and robbed by two men around 4 a.m. The woman was taken to the hospital. Police have not released the woman’s name, condition or if anything was taken during the robbery. Leon Cussat from Hazle Township said he feels bad for the woman. “Right now, it’s terrible the way it is. […]


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