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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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    More Than 160 Marijuana Plants Seized In Drug Bust

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The suspect in a pot-growing operation that was busted in Luzerne County is on his way back from Florida where police say he fled. Some of the plants that were found in the home in Butler Township were eight feet tall. The person who owns the home is now facing charges. Police were doing a routine parole check when they said they found more than 160 marijuana plants, plus lamps and generators. The items were confiscated last […]

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    Row Home Fire in Mount Carmel Ruled Accidental

    MOUNT CARMEL — Only the walls of several row homes on South Walnut Street in Mount Carmel remain after a fire ripped through the houses in Northumberland County on Monday, forcing 11 people to find somewhere else to stay. Neighbors can’t believe the homes are even still standing. “It’s kind of sickening to look at, wasn’t expecting to see it go,” said Robert Arbogst of Mount Carmel. The state police fire marshal said the fire started in 215. He ruled […]

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    Flames Hit Row Homes in Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL — Crews from three counties were called out Monday to fight a row home fire in Mount Carmel. Numerous homes evacuated after a structure fire in Mount Carmel. Crews still fighting flames. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/kUXH1TxVBz — Jackie De Tore (@jackiedetore) March 16, 2015 Crews said seven homes were damaged by the fire. Three were vacant. At least one person taken away in ambulance as the fire still burns on Walnut Street in Mount Carmel. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/Ex8oqtkgAw — Jackie De […]

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    New Road Design Causing Concern in Community

    DEER LAKE — This construction project on Route 61 in Schuylkill County can be a headache for drivers. Some residents in Deer Lake said when the $35 million project is done, it’s still going to be an issue. About 350 residents in the Pines in Deer Lake said when the new Route 61 is complete they won’t be able to go north towards Pottsville. A handful of residents from the community met with PennDOT, state, and local officials in Mahanoy […]

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    Vote for Buttons

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — The star student in Ms. Franzosa’s kindergarten class at Hazle Township Early Learning Center just happens to be a little fluffy. Meet Buttons, the 3-year-old Shih Tzu. Buttons is a certified therapy dog and is part of the tail wagging tutor program. Throughout the year, the pup visits students at the early learning center in Hazleton. The students get practice reading out loud to the pooch. “They’re not worried. They’re not going to be judged if they […]

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    Homicide Suspect: ‘I Did It’

    TAMAQUA — A judge in Schuylkill County found there’s enough evidence to send a homicide case to trial. Oliver Trizarri and Stanley Kralik are accused of killing a man in Coaldale more than a year ago because they thought the victim attacked a woman. On the way into their preliminary hearing, Trizarri told Newswatch 16 that he did it. “It wasn’t the thing I was supposed to do,” said Trizarri. The 21-year-old is accused of killing Corey Samuels in January of […]

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    Filling in the Cracks

    WALKER TOWNSHIP —  A line going down the middle of the windshield is definitely not how to you’d like to start your day. Companies like Kurtz Brothers Glass near Tamaqua are trying to help fix the issue. “Windshields. Windshields like crazy,” said Michael Kurtz, co-owner of the glass company. He said his crews are averaging almost 25 windshield repairs a day between Schuylkill and Luzerne Counties. He said the cold and then warmer weather has a lot to do with […]

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    Water Up And Running For Some In Shenandoah

    SHENANDOAH — Even though the weather is warming up, some residents in Schuylkill County are still dealing with frozen pipes. Some people in Shenandoah have been without water for three weeks, but it looks like there’s an end in sight. You would think that pipes would just thaw by themselves with warmer weather, but not exactly. Since it’s warm during the day and cold at night, the frost line is still very low for many people’s pipes in Shenandoah, but […]

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    Pottsville Native Sworn in as Head of the United States Postal Service

    WASHINGTON DC — Pottsville native Megan Brennan comes from a postal service family. Growing up in Schuylkill County, her father worked overnights at the Pottsville post office. Now, Jerry Brennan’s daughter is in charge of the United States Postal Service. Brennan is the first woman to hold the job, a position that is older than the United States Constitution. Pottsville native Megan Brennan is sworn in as the first female Postmaster General. @WNEP @USPS pic.twitter.com/PUShCL2jvz — Jackie De Tore (@jackiedetore) […]

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    Slushy Streets Cause Crashes in Hazleton Area

    WEST HAZLETON — A quick trip to pick up some windshield wipers in West Hazleton on Wednesday Morning ended up being a tad out of the ordinary. “Next thing I knew, I stopped in front of the window.” John Keegan of Hazleton said he tried to pull into a parking spot at Advanced Auto Parts off Route 93, but the driver said the car kept sliding forward and ended up hitting the entrance to the store. Keegan said that the […]

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    Suspicious Death Ruled a Homicide

    POTTSVILLE — Police were back at a home on West Norwegian Street in Pottsville on Tuesday collecting more evidence for what is now a homicide investigation. Police discovered the body of Dat Huynh, 32, of Philadelphia, inside the home on Monday afternoon. No one is in custody, but police said they are looking for a dark-colored SUV and two men who were around the home at the time of the crime. People who live on West Norwegian Street said they […]

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    Students Remember Classmate Killed in Crash

    CARBON COUNTY — When students arrived at Panther Valley High School in Carbon County on Monday, many were shocked to learn that a fellow classmate was died over the weekend. Police said Autumn Young, 17, of Nesquehoning lost control of her vehicle on the snow-covered Route 309 in Tamaqua and hit another car on Sunday morning. Young was thrown out of her vehicle. Her classmates at Panther Valley High School are mourning the teenager. “It was a shock, I didn’t […]


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