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
  • Tunkhannock Area Students Head to Robotics Competition

    TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — High school students from Wyoming County will be taking on the world in a robotics competition next week in Detroit. The Claw is a life-size robot built by students from the Tunkhannock Area School District in Wyoming County. Students and the robot will take on other teams from across the globe in Detroit later this month. Mariah Tague is a four-year member of the school’s robotics team called the Tigertrons. “It is an amazing feeling to be […]

  • Band Returns Home After Theft of Instruments in Florida

    NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Members of the Blue Ridge High School band are home after a trip to Florida that saw them lose all their musical instruments to thieves. For Cassidy Howe, the thought of playing her flute at the college level in Florida filled the Blue Ridge High School student with excitement. The sophomore and the rest of the students at the high school in Susquehanna County say that excitement turned into disappointment when the band equipment inside […]

  • Hard-hit Susquehanna County Cleaning Up

    HARFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials say it was a tornado that knocked down trees and wires in Susquehanna County, and on Tuesday, people without power continued their cleanup process. Chris Heide spent the morning removing branches and fallen trees that were scattered around his yard in Harford Township. He and other residents say they never expected a tornado to hit that part of Susquehanna County. “We all woke up and started heading for the basements, but by the time we […]

  • Lightning Strikes Home, Sparks Flames

    JORDAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For a family near Herndon, April showers brought a little more than rain to their front yard. The homeowners say lightning struck the place and set part of it on fire. “I opened my eyes and seen there was a glow outside the window I looked out and saw the house was on fire and lightning must have hit it,” said a homeowner. Broken windows, blackened walls and debris – that is what is left at […]

  • Scranton Firefighter Involved in Suspected DUI Crash

    MOOSIC, Pa. — Investigators believe an off-duty Scranton firefighter was behind the wheel in a crash that sent four people to the hospital earlier this week in Lackawanna County. Police suspect he was under the influence when it all happened. The crash involving a Scranton firefighter happened Wednesday on Birney Avenue in Moosic. According to Moosic police, the four people involved are now out of the hospital. Video from earlier this week shows the aftermath of a head-on collision involving […]

  • Five Children Removed from Filthy House in Hazleton

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Five children have been removed from a filthy house in Hazleton. Pictures of filth taken by police show a glimpse of how five children lived at the apartment on North Poplar Street in Hazleton. City police say they were called to this home Wednesday to find a 2-year-old child naked in the middle of nearby North Poplar Street. People in Hazleton can’t believe it. “It is actually kind of depressing because how somebody could have a child […]

  • New Gun Law to Protect Victims of Domestic Abuse

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A new law meant to protect domestic violence victims across Pennsylvania went into effect on Wednesday. Now, gun owners who have a PFA against them will have to turn over their guns to law enforcement. This new law was first signed in October, and instead of months to turn over weapons, as of Wednesday, gun owners with PFAs against them only have 24 hours to give their firearms to law enforcement. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis […]

  • Hunters Happy with Saturday Start to Deer Hunting Season

    MONTROSE, Pa. — Hunters will be experiencing a big change come deer season. The Pennsylvania Game Commission broke from tradition and voted on Tuesday to change the start of rifle deer hunting season to the Saturday after Thanksgiving. For decades, rifle deer hunting season has always started on the Monday after Thanksgiving. A Game Commission vote changed that, meaning an earlier start and an extra day for those hunting deer. It was a busy day inside Montrose Sporting Goods in […]

  • Indoor Marketplace Up and Running Again in Honesdale

    HONESDALE, Pa. — There’s a new beginning for an indoor marketplace in Honesdale that was damaged by a powerful storm, and vendors were eager to get back to business. Woodworks, belt buckles, and paintings were just some of the things you could find inside the Gravity Indoor Marketplace in Honesdale. More than 40 vendors had their best creations out for excited shoppers. “I ran into my good friend Suzannah who is from Honesdale and just wonderful things here, something for […]

  • You Call This Spring?

    FOREST CITY, Pa. — Is it really spring? That is what people were wondering Friday in some parts of our area. After a long winter, sleet and overcast skies put a damper on people who were out and about in Susquehanna and Wayne Counties. It may be spring, but the cold, wet weather left a little wintry mix on cars in Forest City. Phillip Wilczeynski had to use an umbrella during his morning walk down Main Street. “It was completely […]

  • Thrift Store in Benton Reopens after Summer Flooding

    BENTON, Pa. —  An affordable place to shop is back in business in Columbia County. The thrift store that was wiped out during the summer floods has reopened in Benton. Shoes, Books, and a Penn State dart board at low prices — you could find all that and more inside Do Drop In thrift store in Benton. Jan Swan co-manages the store on Main Street and says an affordable place to shop was needed for this part of Columbia County. […]

  • Warning: Do Not Burn

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Dry and gusty winds created perfect conditions for brush fires on Wednesday. Emergency officials are asking people not to burn outdoors. “It takes one little spark, and it risks a catastrophe for us, the fire department, and their personnel,” said Hanover Township Fire Chief Joe Temarantz. Brush fires like one along Interstate 81 near Dorrance can take a lot to put out. The dry air and gusty winds may lead to fires that can cause havoc […]

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