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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.

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    Injured State Trooper is Conscious and Talking

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP —  Pennsylvania State Trooper Alex Douglass is alert and talking for the first time since surgery. That’s according to investigators who said Trooper Douglass was injured Friday night when somebody ambushed the state police barracks in Blooming Grove. Cpl. Bryon Dickson was shot and killed at the barracks in Pike County. On Sunday night, troopers returned to those barracks to continue their investigation and search for the shooter, or shooters. “I have 100 percent confidence in the Pennsylvania […]

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    State Police on Barracks Shooting: “It’s a Cowardly Attack”

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — The Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner described the shooting as “unbelievably heartbreaking.” Cpl. Bryon Dickson, who had been with state police since 2007, was killed in a shooting Friday night at the State Police barracks at Blooming Grove. Trooper Alex Douglass was injured and is recovering. “As you can imagine, this is a tragic event for Pennsylvania State Police and all of law enforcement in Pennsylvania,” said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan. State police said they do […]

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    Mr. Hush Weekend Of Fear

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Pop culture icons are in Luzerne County this weekend for a big event. The Weekend of Fear Part II is coming to the Woodlands near Wilkes-Barre. More than 30 celebrities from horror movies, sci-fi movies, and different area of pop culture will be hanging out here until Sunday. The event here at the Woodlands kicks off Friday night. You can still buy tickets at the door. Check out the website here.

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    Woman Beaten During Home Invasion in West Hazleton

    WEST HAZLETON — Police are looking for two men who they say are responsible for a home invasion in Luzerne County. Authorities say the two men — one described as tall and skinny the other short and thin — broke into a home on Webster Avenue in West Hazleton. Rosemarie Tomko, 69, lives there. Police say, once inside, those two men beat up the woman. “She said, very possibly, the taller thin one, she may have seen before in the […]


    Police: Car Hits Cart Carrying Brother and Sister, 7 Year Old Killed

    TROY — Police in Bradford County said a 7-year-old boy is dead after he and his sister were dragged under a vehicle Wednesday night. Authorities said it happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Route 6 and Porter Road. Troy police say a father was riding his bike on Route 6 and his two kids — a little boy and 6-year-old girl — were riding in a bike cart behind him. The three were struck by a pickup truck. […]

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    Truck Slams Into Home, Knocking It Off Foundation

    SHICKSHINNY — Authorities in Luzerne County said a homeowner is safe after a truck came barreling into a home Wednesday morning. The driver of that truck claims he lost his brakes and ended up crashing into the home on West Butler Street in Shickshinny. The man inside this home in Shickshinny had an interesting wakeup call Wednesday morning when the truck slammed into his living room. The driver of the truck says he lost his brakes and was trying to […]

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    Driver Crashes Into Restaurant and Pub

    HALLSTEAD — Maloney’s Pub and Restaurant is closed after a driver lost control and crashed into the bar early Sunday morning. State police said Rebecca Collins of Susquehanna lost control of her car while driving on Route 11 in Hallstead. She ended up coming to a stop when she crashed into the bar area of Maloney’s, even dragging a Route 11 sign inside the bar. “Luckily we were closed. It happened around 3:30 in the morning so nobody was sitting […]

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    Strumming at Cornstock

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — The second annual Cornstock Folk Festival kicked off Friday in Wyoming County. If the folk festival Lazy Brook Park seems familiar, it’s because Cornstock organizers were inspired by another music-filled weekend in Tunkhannock Township. “We came to the NEPA bluegrass festival here in June and we thought it was the absolute most beautiful location for a music festival and I said we have to do our own festival here,” said Jillian Hannigan, a co-organizer of the Cornstock […]

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    Police: Woman Threw Baby Against Wall

    POTTSVILLE — A woman from Pottsville is in jail after police say she physically abused her own baby by throwing him against a wall. At last check, that 2-month-old boy was in critical condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown. Police say medical tests shows that the baby has skull fractures, a blood clot, and several bruises. Police say it all happened when the teenage mother said she became frustrated with her son. Larisa Zimmerman, 18, of Pottsville is locked […]

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    Search Crews Find Missing Woman

    HALLSTEAD — Dozens of volunteers gathered Wednesday morning at the Hallstead Fire House to search for 76-year-old Shelby Colwell. “It was a multi-agency effort from across the county and into New York state, along with several civilian volunteers,” said Cpl. Jeffery Burman with the state police. Just a few hours later, those search crews came back with good news. “We located her by a river search boat and she was located around the railroad tracks in a field area,” said […]

  • Young and Old Come to Celebrate a Little League Champion

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT– Thousands of people filled Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport to watch the biggest game in little league baseball…the world series championship. People of all ages say that the feeling you get when you walk up the hill and watch the kids playing ball on that field is one of a kind. “It’s a very nice venue here. The field and the whole facility here is really remarkable. The people of this community too. They’re extremely friendly, extremely nice. […]

  • Tossing Tomatoes in Pittston

    PITTSTON– Folks from all over came to a festival in Luzerne County. 150 people were tossing tomatoes at the 31st annual Pittston Tomato Festival. This year’s tomato fight was held in the parking lot of Cooper’s Restaurant in downtown Pittston . Participants came armed and ready, some even wearing goggles. “The fun of throwing tomatoes at everybody in town! I mean where else do you get to do this but in Pittston, Pennsylvania,” said Chris Hulse of Swoyersville. The tomato […]


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