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
  • Staying Cool at the West End Fair

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Even before they got into the West End Fair in Monroe County, fairgoers felt the heat. Mid-August temperatures hit the 90s, making it hard for wood sculptor Dennis Beach to stay cool. “I bought $700 worth of fans to put in that truck. Sometimes if my schedule allows, I will start carving later in the day and then carve into the night, maybe like 10 o’clock at night,” said Dennis Beach. At one stand, Michelle Miller […]

  • Fans Flock to Pocono for ABC Supply 500 IndyCar Race

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Open-wheel racers took to the Tricky Triangle Sunday afternoon for what may be the last IndyCar race at Pocono. Some say this race, the ABC Supply 500, is the most unique event at the track. Thousands saw old-school roadsters and high-tech racers at Pocono Raceway for the yearly IndyCar race in Monroe County. Organizers of the ABC Supply 500 went all-out to make this an event that is more than just a race which some fear […]

  • Former Teacher Charged with Rape; Now on the Run

    CLINTON COUNTY, Pa. — Authorities in Clinton County are looking for a former teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student. Police are looking for Cole Black. The former Keystone Central School District middle and high school teacher is charged with rape and sexual assault. John Tarantella used to work as a security guard at school district in Clinton County. “It bothers me immensely. I don’t like seeing things like this anywhere, but it being here really strikes a nerve,” said […]

  • Suspected Forest City Arsonist Charged

    FOREST CITY, Pa. — A man has been charged with starting two fires at the same home in Susquehanna County. Kyle Whiting was arraigned and charged with arson Friday morning in Forest City. Police say the residents had just moved out of the home on North Main Street in Forest City and the place was vacant. Investigators believe Whiting set the first fire set around 1 a.m. on August 9 and then returned and set it on fire again around […]

  • Anger Over Resignation of Swim Coach

    GREATER SCRANTON, Pa. — A swim coaches’ surprising resignation has been met with anger and frustration by parents in Lackawanna County. Those families protested Thursday afternoon outside the Greater Scranton YMCA. “Hey, hey, ho, ho Coach Beth should not go,” they chanted. They had balloons, a petition, and signs of support. It was all for Beth Cholish. Families gathered outside the greater Scranton YMCA, protesting the former swimming coach’s resignation. “It just feels like Coach Beth was treated so unfairly […]

  • A Look Back: Flooding in Tremont

    TREMONT, Pa. — It has been a year since floodwaters wrecked many parts of Schuylkill County. Some people are still picking up the pieces left from the damage. Ever since the floodwaters reached their front doors last August, people in Tremont have spent the past year making repairs. Juan Rosado can still point to the many spots where last year’s floodwaters surrounded and entered his home in Tremont. This time last year, Rosado was startled to hear water rushing from […]

  • Grand Re-opening for Food Market in Montrose

    MONTROSE, Pa. — For a short time this year, people in Montrose feared their only mom and pop grocery store would close. Then a buyer stepped up, and that supermarket held its grand re-opening on Saturday. Shopper Alyssa Brace of Montrose believes in buying local, which is why she was thrilled to shop at Scarfallato’s Hometown Market. “I like to support local, and I have to say the family has done nothing but support our local fire department, and I […]

  • Scranton School District Superintendent Leaving

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Scranton School District will be under new leadership after the superintendent agreed to resign. This comes almost one year before her contract was supposed to end. Scranton School Board members say this was a mutual agreement to part ways with the superintendent. Alexis Kirijan and the Scranton School Board have reached a tentative buyout proposal. As a school board member, Katie Gilmartin feels conflicted about this resignation. “You are certainly sorry to see something change unexpectedly […]

  • Eyes on the Butterflies: Campers at Keystone College Get Lessons in STEM

    KEYSTONE COLLEGE, Pa. — Tiny winged creatures and faces filled with awe — campers had a chance to get an up-close and personal experience with butterflies at Keystone College. Friends of the Poor host about 60 campers from the Scranton area during the six-week camp. For the past several years, Keystone College has hosted Camp Connections. Organizers hope campers pick up skills in science, technology, robotics, engineering, and math. “We utilize the entire campus. We utilize the Tunkhannock Creek and […]

  • Two Charged in Deadly Shootout at ‘Castle’ in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Two men involved in a gunfight outside a club in Scranton have been charged in Lackawanna County. James Montalvo-Gaston, 20, of Scranton, and Joseff Baskerville, 28, of Wilkes-Barre, were charged Thursday in connection with the shooting outside the Castle after-hours club on Main Avenue in Scranton back in May. Parker Palermo, 20, died from wounds he received in the shootout. Police say neither of the men charged in the case fired the shot that killed him. James […]

  • Vandals Damage Cemetery in Dallas

    DALLAS, Pa. — Vandals have wrecked a cemetery tucked in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain. Over the years, they knocked over headstones and destroyed a mausoleum, even opening up caskets. Greg Cobleigh took over the Woodlawn Cemetery back in 2016 and made a promise to take care of it. Vandals have made keeping that promise difficult and left him with thousands of dollars of repairs. A mausoleum in the cemetery was turned into a house of horror. Inside were open caskets, […]

  • Army Vet Celebrates 100 Years of Life

    SCRANTON, Pa. — What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than with polka music, cake, and family. Wearing a blue World War II veteran hat, Morris Kashuba clapped along with his family inside the Gino Merli Center in Scranton “Very, very excellent I call that very good a family get together. It brings peace,” said Kashuba. For three years, Kashuba served overseas in the army during World War II. More than 70 years later, the veteran is being celebrated […]

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