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Jackie joined the Newswatch 16 team in 2014. You’ll often see her out and about in Schuylkill County and the Hazleton area covering stories that matter to you!

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 with her crazy dog Shea. You can usually find Jackie (hopelessly) rooting 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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    Demolishing Two Churches and a Convent

    ASHLAND — It’s been a few years since a mass was celebrated at St. Mauritius Catholic Church in Ashland. Dorthy Zerby was a member of the church for years. “Everything in there was so perfect. It was like heavenly. We really loved it,” said Zerby. Soon, the church that can be seen across town will be gone. Zerby said, “it’s heartbreaking. It hurts to see that.” The Diocese of Allentown decided to tear down two churches and a convent in the […]

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    Old Farmer’s Almanac: Winter is Coming

    TAMAQUA — Which do you prefer? Sun, swimsuits, and splashing?  Or shovels, scarfs, and snow? The 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac is out and if you’re a true fan of winter, then 2016 will be your year! The almanac is predicting another brutal winter for the northeast with plenty of snow and downright freezing temperatures. It’s almost ironic that the almanac and its freezing predictions is released the same week as a heatwave here in Pennsylvania. At the H.D. Buehler Memorial […]

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    One Last Splash Before Heading Back To Class

    TAMAQUA — Families are making the best of public swimming pools this week as many kids are getting ready to head back to school soon. When it’s a Monday and about 90 degrees, the pool seems like the perfect place to be. But while a pool in Kingston may be packed now, it will likely be empty this time next week when kids head back to the classroom. Earlier in the day, we were in Tamaqua where the kids say […]

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    A New Home for an Old Mural

    POTTSVILLE — It took a team, but a mural on the side of an old building on Route 61 has moved to its new home. Dave Naydock painted a mural on the side of the former Brewer’s Outlet in Pottsville back in the 90s. When the store closed last year, fans of the painting wanted to save the mural. That will soon become a CVS, so CVS paid for the demolition of an old car dealership, Brewer’s Outlet, and for the mural […]

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    Mass Grave Discovered by Construction Worker

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — There may be a delay in some construction on Route 61 near Schuylkill Haven, because while a worker was trying to dig up some dirt, he dug up some history instead. That history includes a mass grave containing old human bones. Joan Bachman and her husband own the land where the remains were found. When they bought the property in 1997, there were rumors that it might have been an old cemetery. “They told us it possibly […]

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    Vandals Might Cause Setback in Opening Community Center

    SHENANDOAH — The J.W. Cooper building Shenandoah was an old high school and was always filled with kids. The owner of the building now hopes that kids can go back there one day, but that won’t be happening anytime soon because the J.W. Cooper Community Center was vandalized this week again. ” I don’t involve the police or local officials because there are so many bigger problems they’re dealing with that this is kind of minor,” said Kent Steinmetz, the owner […]

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    Old Mining Maps Delay Fighting a Mine Fire

    BANKS TOWNSHIP — You can see the smoke from a mine fire near Tresckow, but the Department of Environmental Protection is having a hard time figuring out exactly where that fire is burning. The DEP says the problem comes from old maps of the coal mine. “They’re inaccurate. They don’t give us an idea of what the mines are like underground,” said Colleen Connolly, DEP spokesperson. Crews are using those maps to drill holes in the mine to find out […]

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    Raising the Flag at the New Borough Building

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — A community in Schuylkill County needed a new borough building, so Schuylkill Haven turned its eyes to an old bank right along the main drag. As the flag went up it became official; this former bank off Route 61 is the new Schuylkill Haven borough building. “The old borough hall lacked file space. It lacked amenities for the people, for the office staff,” said borough administrator Scott Graver. But this building has a lot more space. The […]

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    Eagle Scout Builds New Bridge

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Justin Weller is 17 years old and on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. Before earning that distinction, he needed to complete one final project. That’s where a bridge comes in. The Schuylkill Haven recreation department says the bridge that used to be at Bubeck Park was falling apart. Weller, with the help of some friends and contractors, decided to build a new bridge at the park. “We’re grateful. A lot of the other projects could have been […]

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    Child Locked in Car, Father Arrested

    HAZLETON — A father from the Hazleton area is locked up in Luzerne County on child endangerment charges. Police say he left his 4-year-old son in a hot car for so long that the boy passed out. That little boy is expected to recover and he’s in custody of children and youth services. His father is behind bars. Police say the man lied about how long the boy was in the car and stopped people who tried to save him. […]

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    Real Estate Fraud Victim Faces Eviction

    HAZLETON — Felix Cabrera has been living in the home in Hazleton he thought was his for more than a year. On Thursday, Cabrera was served an eviction notice. The paperwork shows that a mortgage company called Nationstar is kicking Cabrera out of his home on Seybert Street in Hazleton because he hasn’t paid the mortgage. The problem? Cabrera doesn’t have a mortgage. He paid for this home with cash. Cabrera says he bought the home back in February of […]

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    Pottsville Police Investigating Two Homicides in the City

    POTTSVILLE — The Schuylkill County coroner says a preliminary autopsy shows that John Brock, 59, of Pottsville was stabbed. On Friday, police were back where Brock’s body was found continuing their investigation. Pottsville police and state police were back on South 12th Street collecting evidence in that homicide investigation. People who live nearby say that victim John Brock kept to himself. Just three years ago, Newswatch 16 interviewed Brock when he opened up Pottsville Bike and Board on West Market […]


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