Allen Vickers, is a Newswatch 16 reporter. Allen is a South Jersey native.
Allen is currently enjoying the north east Pennsylvania area.
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 fan.

Recent Articles
  • NEMF Workers Getting Help Finding New Jobs

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — After a trucking company shut down last week, hundreds found themselves looking for work in Carbon County. On Wednesday, state organizations held information sessions to help these new job seekers find work. It has been a whirlwind of emotions for the former employees at New England Motor Freight near Lehighton. Last week, hundreds learned they were no longer employed, and now, those same workers got information to help them get back on their feet. Despite wintry […]

  • Kunkletown Community Rallies to Help Fire Victim

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP, Pa. — After a woman’s house burned over the weekend, her community rallied together to help her get back on her feet. Caution tape, broken windows, and what was left of a charred roof are all that remains of the house in Kunkletown. A weekend fire left homeowner Amy Yaple with few options until friends and family decided to step in and help. “I’ve known Amy since I was 5 years old in kindergarten, so that goes back […]

  • Flying Ice Causing Serious Fines

    TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Imagine driving down the highway and a chunk of ice flies off a tractor trailer and smashes through your windshield. Now think of the time and cost it would take to fix the damage. At Mesko Glass Company near Honesdale, manager Rob Martin says crews have been busy all winter with windshield replacements in Wayne County. “People not cleaning off your vehicles. Ice is flying off it so we have seen an increase in business for […]

  • Alleged Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Vandal in Court

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — More than a month after causing thousands of dollars of damages at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, one man was brought before a judge in Columbia County. Jerry Derr said he was having a bad day when he and a juvenile broke windows and ripped apart an electrical panel last month. Officials with the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds now expect damages to add up to more than $10,000. “I apologize, I apologize. That’s it,” said Derr while being led into district […]

  • Pizza on a Snow Day in Carbon County

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — When the roads are bad, and it seems like wintry conditions will never end, there’s nothing like a slice of pizza to keep you warm. As plows removed snow outside the Carbon Plaza Mall near Lehighton, pizza, strombolis, and mini-tacos were hot and ready inside the shopping plaza. The winter weather made it a perfect time to eat some pizza for Ashley Gery and her family. “It’s nice when they have off of school. It’s time […]

  • ‘Slavery to Waverly’ Tells Story of Man’s Escape from Slavery

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The story of a man’s journey from slavery to freedom in our area is being performed in Scranton. It’s all part of the celebration of Black History Month and the Underground Railroad’s role here in northeastern Pennsylvania. The actors and actresses put the finishing touches on their final performance inside the Scranton Cultural Center. “Tell ‘Em: One Man’s Struggle from Slavery to Waverly, PA” tells the story of a slave fleeing from the south and heading north […]

  • One Last Cheer at Coughlin High School

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Students at Coughlin High School held their final pep rally Friday for winter sports in Wilkes-Barre. There was cheering, a three-point shooting contest, and smiles all around inside Coughlin High School gym in Wilkes-Barre. Students and teachers were holding one last winter sports pep rally before they combine with two other schools in the district. “The junior class, especially, to experience the end of Coughlin and the beginning of something new, that is huge,” said junior Alex […]

  • One Person Escapes Flames in Luzerne County

    HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- One person was able to escape flames that destroyed a house in Luzerne County.

  • Tunkhannock Area Seventh Grade Earns Lifesaving Certifications

    TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — The Tunkhannock Area School District became the first in the state to have all seventh graders earn certifications in two lifesaving courses. It was all smiles for seventh grade students inside the middle school gym in Tunkhannock. 175 students became the first full grade in the entire state to be certified in both CPR and bleeding control. “It is really amazing because we can now save someone’s life and not one school district in Pennsylvania has been […]

  • Pregnant Mother Killed in Bradford County Crash

    SYLVANIA, Pa. —  A cross has been placed in memory of Ciera Kirkner along Route 6 in the borough of Sylvania. The 26-year-old pregnant mother from Troy was killed during a crash Monday night. Susan Abbott owns B&S convenience store which sits directly across from where the deadly crash happened near Troy. “It is very sad. We got a phone call from the girl that works here, and she had told us what is going on, and they were here […]

  • As Weather Warms, Potholes Popping Up

    WYSOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Thanks to potholes, car repairs cost drivers billions each year, according to AAA. Big swings in temperatures like we’ve had this past week can be perfect for potholes. Large or small, potholes are the scourge for drivers across Pennsylvania. The cost of hitting one could end up taking a dent to your bank account. Bill Struble has seen more and more potholes pop up on his daily drives in Bradford County. “The colder it gets, the […]

  • Breaking Ice to Battle Flames

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Close to 50 firefighters worked to put out flames at a barn near Factoryville. Crews not only had to worry about the fire but also the frigid temperatures in Wyoming County. “You have the slipping, tripping factor of the ice on the ground from the hoses,” said Chief Kevin Howard, Factoryville Fire Company. “It’s hard on the equipment. It’s just all around more difficult than a normal nice warm day. Stuff will freeze up,” said Capt. […]

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