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
  • Remembering Wyoming County Commissioner Ron Williams

    TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — Friends are remembering a long-time Wyoming County commissioner who passed away this weekend. Commissioner Ron Williams was known as someone who spent his life caring for others. For Tunkhannock Mayor Norman Ball, Williams was more than a political colleague. The mayor says he lost a friend. Williams passed away this weekend at the age of 68. “He is one of the kindest guys that you would ever want to meet. He’s helped people on the Republican and […]

  • Port Carbon Post Office Reopens

    PORT CARBON, Pa. — After being closed for four months because of flooding, a post office celebrated its return with a small ceremony in one part of Schuylkill County. It’s been a while since people could buy stamps and mail letters in Port Carbon. After flooding left the building in disrepair, a ribbon cutting was held to let customers know the post office was back in business. “Naysayers said we weren’t going to reopen and that was not the plan. […]

  • Dunham’s Sports Opening at Fairlane Village Mall

    NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A popular sporting goods store has made its way back to Schuylkill County. In big block letters, the “now open” sign outside Dunham’s Sports welcomes customers in Schuylkill County. Inside, shoppers were looking to stock up on their sporting supplies at the new store near Pottsville. “It’s nice having something like this close to home and you do not have to drive 45 minutes to pick up one thing. It is nice to have one back […]

  • Trapped Driver Rescued after Crash over Embankment

    GIBSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A driver who went down a steep embankment in Susquehanna County is thankful that a stranger came and helped him. State police say the driver took a wrong turn Wednesday then went down a hill and was totally stuck. Emergency officials believe the driver was stranded in the woods for at least half an hour. “My first thought was somebody put their car in park and it rolled off a cliff here, so I scrambled up […]

  • Keystone College Students Wrap Presents for Senior Citizens

    KEYSTONE COLLEGE, Pa. — It’s finals week for students at Keystone College, and some decided to take a study break from the books and wrap Christmas presents for senior citizens. Inside the Theatre in Brooks building, about 30 students spent the morning spreading Christmas cheer. “Professors are looking for some kids to help out, so I decided to come out with some of my buddies and wrap some gifts for some seniors and get everyone involved with the community,” said […]

  • Stuffing the Firetruck for Christmas

    NESQUEHONING, Pa. — Santa Claus ditched his sled and is using a firetruck to give out toys for some kids in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties. It wasn’t your typical “stuff the truck” event outside KME in Nesquehoning. Bikes and stuffed animals were just some of things employees placed on a firetruck for this year’s Toys For Tots. Hundreds of families will be supplied with all sorts of toys for Christmas. “I have worked with these guys for over 30 years […]

  • ‘Modern-day Bonnie and Clyde’ Nabbed after $1 Million Burglary Spree

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Investigators believe they’ve caught the couple responsible for almost $1 million worth of burglaries in the area. Both Francis and Dorri Smith are behind bars, charged with a long list of burglaries. At a news conference Wednesday at the state police barracks in Dunmore, Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell called this the largest burglary spree ever in this area. “The stolen items include cash in excess of $100,000 and more than $800,000 in property, including 50 […]

  • Take a Trip to the New AAA

    SCRANTON, Pa. — For people planning a trip, AAA is open for business in a new location in Scranton. Whether it’s a quick getaway or a week-long trip, AAA is ready to make your dream vacation a reality, after opening its doors earlier this week at a new location near the Viewmont Mall in Lackawanna County. “It is convenient, especially when you go to Lowe’s and Home Depot like I do,” Owen McDaniel said. “We consolidated our Carbondale branch and […]

  • Alaska Governor is Scranton Native, Misericordia Graduate

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Scranton native is now the governor of Alaska. Now that Mike Dunleavy is Alaska’s new governor, there is a university in Luzerne County that’s really pulling for him. Not only is the governor of the 49th state a Scranton native, but he’s also a graduate of Misericordia University near Dallas. “It is just so impressive that someone that went to the same school as me, walking down the same hallways, is someone that is in […]

  • Remembering President George H.W. Bush

    SCRANTON, Pa. — As Charlie Spano thumbed through the pages of an old photo album, his mind drifted back.  In the late 1980s, he campaigned for a presidential candidate who believed in his values. That man was former President George H.W. Bush. The 41st President passed away at the age of 94. “When you looked back at the candidates, I thought that George H.W. Bush had a great wealth of knowledge and had served his country from World War II onward,” […]

  • Colorful Christmas Trend: Black Trees

    NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Christmas trees come in all sizes and shapes, but it is one particular shade that is really catching everyone’s eyes this holiday season. A black Christmas tree is becoming a fan favorite at some Christmas tree farms, including one in Schuylkill County. Green Christmas trees fill the lot at Pioneer Evergreen Farms near Orwigsburg, but simply one color is not enough for the folks at this tree farm in Schuylkill County. Trees of a different […]

  • Damaged Wall Closes One Lane of Busy Carbon County Road

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — “An inconvenience” — that is what drivers are calling a long-term roadwork project in Carbon County. For several months, road crews plan to fix a retaining wall near Palmerton, leaving only one lane open for drivers. A recent inspection showed damage to part of the retaining wall. The work is not expected to start until early next year, but a lane is closed now. Signs and flashing lights on Route 248 near Palmerton indicate plenty […]