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
  • ‘There are too many shootings in schools’ – More Reaction to Guns in Tamaqua Schools

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — Arming teachers and staff has been in the works for years in the Tamaqua School District, but after Tuesday’s board meeting, school administrators are another step closer to keeping students safe. Parents Newswatch 16 spoke with are mostly on board with this policy of giving teachers guns. They believe this is the best way to avoid school shootings in that part of Schuylkill County. For kids boarding the school bus, it was time for an afternoon of […]

  • Natural Gas Service Coming To Tunkhannock

    TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — A scoop of dirt on the shovels marked the start of a multi-phase pipeline project in Wyoming County. The pipeline will move through Tunkhannock and Tunkhannock Township, supplying natural gas to homeowners and businesses. “With the development of the Marcellus Shale, the natural gas infrastructure now passes that we can make a project that we can bring natural gas to the residents of Tunkhannock Township and Tunkhannock borough,” said Don Brominksi, UGI director of business development. The […]

  • Veterans Bond over Woodwork

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Some veterans got a hands-on experience with woodworking in Williamsport. Turning blocks of wood into everyday items, a group of veterans at Williamsport Community Woodshop were hard at work Saturday. “Learn to do things they have never tried before. Get out of their comfort zone, and get them to do things they haven’t done before,” said Tim Higgins of Williamsport. Factory Works, a nonprofit community organization based in Williamsport, along with the Wounded Warrior Project hosted several […]

  • Bringing Back Historical Church

    LANSFORD, Pa. — A historical society is looking to bring an old church back to life in Carbon County. The outside of Welsh Congregational Church has been boarded up for a while in Carbon County. Historians say this is no ordinary church. Back in the mid-1800s, this was a thriving church in the Ashton section of Lansford. Local historian Bruce Markovich wants to resurrect this one-room church. “This is the beginnings of all churches here in the valley, and like […]

  • Missing Hunter Found Dead in Sullivan County

    COLLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The search for a missing hunter has ended in Sullivan County. Walter Booth’s body was found late Monday night according to a social media post by Dushore Fire-Rescue. The 84-year-old from Courtdale went missing a week ago while hunting on state game lands near Lopez. Officials believe his death was natural. His body was found just about two miles from where he entered the woods in Sullivan County.

  • Elementary School Gets Facelift

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — An elementary school in Pottsville in need of some upgrades got a much-needed facelift. It was all hands on deck in making upgrades both inside and outside of John S. Clarke Area Elementary Center in Pottsville. Volunteers made sure the playground platforms were sturdy and the walls outside classrooms had a new coat of paint. “It was beginning to show a lot of signs of wear and tear,” said Pottsville Area School District Superintendent Jeffrey Zwiebel. Pottsville […]

  • Arrest in Shamokin Cold-Case Murder Featured on ABC’s 20/20

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — The murder of a teacher from our area will be in the national spotlight Friday. 20/20 on ABC will take a closer look at the killing of Shamokin native Christy Mirack. More than two decades after her murder, a DNA breakthrough led to an arrest earlier this year. Murder victim's brother recalls moment he learned she was found dead: Vince Mirack says he last saw his sister Christy alive two days before she was found murdered in […]

  • Crews Searching for Missing Hunter in Sullivan County

    Search for a missing hunter in Sullivan County @WNEP — Sarah Buynovsky WNEP (@SarahBuynovsky) October 4, 2018 COLLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Crews are out searching for missing hunter Thursday morning in Sullivan County. According to officials, Walter Booth, 84 of Courtdale, came out to the state game lands near Dushore Tuesday for archery hunting. They say he is familiar with the area. A state police helicopter flew overhead the state game lands near Lopez as search and rescue crews […]

  • ‘It sounded like a boom’ – Close Call in Wild Weather

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — After Tuesday night’s violent weather, one man is counting himself as lucky as a falling tree narrowly avoided his house in Bradford County. “It sounded like a boom, like someone let dynamite off or something.” A snapped tree and electrical wires are lying in the grass. The violent winds from the storm left a mark that Carlton Kisner won’t soon forget right outside his home near Canton. “It was about four o’clock and it just sounded […]

  • Getting Ready for Covered Bridge Festival

    KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT — The Covered Bridge Festival in central Pennsylvania is a few days away, and vendors are starting to set up in Northumberland County. With the Bloomsburg Fair in the rearview mirror, some vendors are looking forward to the crowds this week. For vendors at the Covered Bridge Festival, this day meant unpacking and making sure the trailers and tents were spotless. Organizers of the Covered Bridge Festival expect big crowds to come through later this week. “Everything […]

  • Moen Celebrates 50 Years in Pine Grove

    PINE GROVE, Pa. — Traditionally, 50-year celebrations are marked with gold but for the Moen Manufacturing plant in Pine Grove, it’s stainless steel that has kept the place going for half a century. Since 1968. Moen in Pine Grove has been forming stainless steel sinks and now it’s time to celebrate. Balloons, cupcakes, and t-shirts helped to celebrate 50 years for the manufacturing company in Schuylkill County. “IT produces a lot of jobs for the people around here and helps […]

  • One 911 Center Sees Number of Dispatchers Dwindle

    TOWANDA, Pa. — For dispatchers at the Bradford County Communications Center, every phone presents a new challenge. Handling emergencies is something that comes with the job. But a lack of dispatchers available to answer the calls has taken an unexpected twist. “We lost half our staff to the gas industry. We have been running low on a manpower shortage for the last eight years,” said Robert Repasky, 911 Director. At the Bradford County Communications Center, dispatchers are already working 12 […]