Allen Vickers, is a Newswatch 16 reporter. Allen is a South Jersey native. Allen is currently enjoying NEPA.
Allen is an award winning photographer at 47ABC-WMDT in Salisbury Maryland, including an Emmy nomination for Tiny Tick Big Controversy, where he worked for two years.
Allen graduated from Penn State University
with a bachelors degree in Journalism.
During his time at Pennsylvania State University, he interned at In the Paint, a Penn State Men’s Basketball program.
When not working Allen enjoys listening to music and watching the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Sixers and Phillies.

Recent Articles
  • Celebrating Summer in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG – Food, wine, arts and crafts, you could find it all at the Summer In Bloom Festival in Bloomsburg. Sunny weather made for the perfect day as the festival was packed with all sorts of vendors. “It is a beautiful day out here and its a nice day to have this kind of activity for family and friends to come around and enjoy the day,” said Michael Kreisher The summer festival raises money for the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. “We […]

  • Veterans Honored In Bradford County

    MONROETON, Pa. — An empty chair representing soldiers who didn’t come home saluted by veterans in Bradford County During the third Annual Bradford Sullivan Veterans Appreciation Day those who served were honored at Mountaineer Park in Monroeton. “It is something that veterans look forward to and appreciate and like I said earlier we want to honor those who served and those who didn’t come home,” said Joe Tabor. The red white and blue waved in the air as veterans gathered […]

  • Along for the Ride with ‘Fast Eddie’

    FOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A short film about a Sullivan County man’s love for racing motorcycles was recently released on YouTube. “Fast Eddie” tells the story of what motorcycle racing life was like in the 1950s. Ed Fisher, also known as Fast Eddie, began racing motorcycles when he was 16 years old. Now at 94, the former racing legend still enjoys riding, just at a slower pace. Fisher was born in Lancaster County in 1925, and he loves to ride […]

  • Former Fleet Manager for Scranton School District Pleads Guilty

    SCRANTON, Pa. – A former school mechanic will now spend time in prison and have to pay back thousands of dollars to the Scranton School District. Daniel Sansky of Jefferson Township pleaded guilty to theft by deception Thursday morning for his role in defrauding the district. The attorney general’s office says Sansky overcharged the district for vehicle repairs. “Mr. Sansky and his attorney realized the evidence in the case was overwhelming, and they elected to plead guilty. That makes a […]

  • Scranton High School Grad’s Tribute to School Shooting Victims

    SCRANTON, Pa. — “Not one more.” That was a Scranton High School graduate’s message as she crossed the stage to get her diploma, carrying a note with the names of 223 students killed in school shootings. Mackenzie Mangan walked across the stage for graduation with 223 students who would never have the opportunity. She wrote down their names in hopes they would never be forgotten and no more kids would die at school. In blue ink, 223 names were written […]

  • Truck Driver Killed in I-80 Crash Remembered in Berwick

    BERWICK, Pa. — Truck driver Earl McCormick, 74, of Berwick, was killed Tuesday in an eight-car pileup on Interstate 80 near Milton. Wendy Spudes knew McCormick from his time working at Don E. Bower Construction outside of Berwick. “Him and his wife took care of my grandson, and they were very well-liked people, and it’s hard. He’ll be missed very much.” State police believe heavy rains led to the crash that closed both east and westbound lanes of the highway. […]

  • Heavy Rain Closes Roads in Wyoming County

    LACEYVILLE, Pa. — Heavy rain closed parts of roads Tuesday morning in Wyoming County. Part of Route 6 in Laceyville was closed by runoff after heavy rain moved through the area. Heavy amounts of rain created a waterfall on Route 6 outside of Laceyville. — Allen Vickers (@AllenWNEP) June 18, 2019 It was a muddy, wet mess along Main Street in Laceyville. Borough officials had to close down two parts of the street because of flooding. Heather Schillaci says […]

  • Murder-Suicide in Bradford County Leaves Four Dead

    UPDATE — The coroner tells Newswatch 16 that a clear motive is still under investigation but says Jesse Northrup had stopped taking his prescribed medication and was fired from his workplace just days before shooting and killing his mother, stepfather and a man who worked for his stepfather before turning the gun on himself. Investigators believe Northrup killed his mother first then the two men Friday at the family home along Gooseneck Road in Wyalusing. State police say the investigation […]

  • Hazleton Fire Honors the Red White and Blue

    HAZLETON, Pa. — It was a celebration of the stars and stripes and the freedoms that come with it at City View Park in Hazleton. People saluted a large flag flown between two fire trucks during the city’s Flag Day ceremony. “When you look at the flag and you honor the flag, it represents the freedoms that we enjoy every day. It also represents those who fought for our country who gave us this freedom,” said Hazleton Fire Chief Donald […]

  • Graduating Senior Receives Prestigious Honor

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A high school senior in Luzerne County is graduating Friday night with high honors, and she has already received a big honor from her home country, the Dominican Republic. Alice Banks graduates from Hazleton Area Academy of Science Friday night. We sat down with her inside the school near Drums. She says the past few years have felt like a whirlwind. Several years ago, she came from the Dominican Republic speaking very little English. “I could […]

  • One Year Later, Businesses Slowly Recovering from Wilkes-Barre Township Tornado

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One business is cutting the ribbon on its new location one year after it was destroyed by a tornado. Barnes & Noble and dozens of other business at the Arena Hub Plaza were destroyed by a tornado last year. Businesses slowly came back to the area while others chose to rebuild elsewhere. An EF-2 tornado ripped through businesses in Wilkes-Barre Township around 10 p.m. on June 13, 2018. It took months for stores to get back […]

  • Civil Air Patrols Picks New Home in Luzerne County

    FORTY FORT, Pa. — After decades at an airport near Hazelton, a Civil Air Patrol squadron will be operating out of Forty Fort. Officials hope the move will create more opportunities for their organization. Gone are the days of Civil Air Patrol Squadron 203 using the Hazelton Regional Airport. Now, their Cessna 172 will be taking flight out of Valley Aviation at the Wyoming Valley Airport in Forty Fort. Civil Air Patrol Capt. Fred Herman says this move is all […]

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