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
  • Rescued Cats Up for Adoption as Animal Rescue Seeks Help

    TOWANDA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An animal rescue is up to its neck with cats in Bradford County after a fire, and the place is looking for some help. The fire at the Endless Supply Company near Towanda killed nearly 20 cats that were housed there by the You Too Animal Rescue. The rescue is now caring for dozens of cats and is looking for donations and for people to adopt the animals. Daniel Natt can name all the cats that […]

  • Carrying the Flag to Honor the Victims at Misericordia University

    MISERICORDIA UNIVERSITY — September 11 is a day we often say we will never forget, but what about those who are too young to remember that day? It has been 18 years since tragedy struck America to its core. Students at Misericordia University carried a flag around campus to honor and remember those people who died on 9/11. An America flag was carried, followed by groups of students at Misericordia University. For most of the day, the flag waved in […]

  • Suspect in Tamaqua Salvation Army Theft Hit with Arson Charge

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — A woman in Schuylkill County, already accused of stealing from the Salvation Army, now faces a new charge. Investigators believe the former leader of the place set fire to a room inside the building earlier this year. Sharon Whispell denied she was involved in setting the fire at the Tamaqua Salvation Army back in May, but police say surveillance video puts Whispell in the room moments before the fire started. “All I have to say is I […]

  • Symbolic Walk Remembering 9/11 Responders

    MIFFLINBURG, Pa. — Every year, a group of volunteer firefighters and supporters take to the streets for a symbolic walk that is so long, they have to start at 2 a.m. It’s all to honor the first responders who died trying to save lives during the September 11th terror attacks. Starting long before the sun came up, the group of men and women from Union County walked through streets and trails from Hughesville to Mifflinburg. Trevor Clousre of Mifflinburg was […]

  • Years After Flooding, Wyoming County Houses to be Torn Down

    WYOMING COUNTY, Pa. — Overgrown grass covers most of these vacant houses on Church Street in Meshoppen. The historic flooding of 2011 pushed people out of those houses in Wyoming County. Now 8 years later, county officials are looking to knock these empty properties down “People lose all their belongings because nobody has the flood insurance to covering anything so it is tough, it is a good thing though,” said Dave Herron. “All the houses to my left here are empty […]

  • Attempt to Preserve History in Berwick

    BERWICK, Pa. — The future of three buildings in Berwick is in limbo. The borough’s historical society is waiting for an official historical designation for the three buildings. Without that designation, changes would have to be made. The president of the Berwick Historical Society says the three buildings and antiques inside can be traced back to the 1800s. He hopes to turn those buildings into museums. “It would be a very addition for the Jackson mansion and the historical society […]

  • Once A Horse Barn, Now A School

    SCRANTON, Pa. — With one snip, the Carriage Barn Academy officially opened on Wednesday. Scranton’s mayor, along with teachers and pre-school students, were on hand for the first day of school. Christine Fryer says to make sure the school was ready for the first day of classes took two years. “We worked on this on weekends, in evenings after work, for two whole years, renovating this building and converting it into a school,” said Fryer. For years, the 5,000-square-foot building […]

  • Naloxone Donation to Help Battle Addiction in Tamaqua

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — On International Overdose Awareness Day, one organization’s mission was to give police officers the ability to help those who have overdosed in Schuylkill County. Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet presented officers with a life-saving measure. For Adam Cruz, handing a police officer a box of naloxone is a moment he won’t forget. Now in recovery, the Tamaqua native was able to give officers a new tool to battle overdoses. He spoke with Newswatch 16 at a […]

  • Trains and Italian Food Combine for a Big Weekend in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It is an action-packed weekend for train enthusiasts and Italian food lovers in downtown Scranton. Railfest and La Festa Italiana have everything you need for the Labor Day Weekend. Sausages are on the grill and wood-fired ovens are ready to cook up some Italian dishes on Courthouse Square in Scranton for La Festa Italiana. Not far away, parking lots are being cleaned and trains are being shined at the Steamtown National Historic Site. It’s one big weekend […]

  • Bikes for People in Need through United Neighborhood Centers

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A retired couple has made it their mission to help people get from Point A to Point B and everywhere in between in Scranton. When you think of the United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Scranton, clothes and food may come to mind. Now the center on Olive Street has something else to offer — bicycles. “I had one client that was walking from here to Dickson City, to and from to work, and we were […]

  • Upgrades Planned for Lackawanna County Parks

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Three parks in Lackawanna County will soon get some upgrades and frequent visitors say they are much needed. Bumpy roads, potholes, and parking lots worn down by time — this has been the experience for people visiting Aylesworth Park, Merli-Sarnoski Park, and McDade Park in Lackawanna County. Newswatch 16 caught up with George Van Valen at McDade Park during his daily walk with his dog. “I used to ride my bike up here and I am […]

  • Charges Against Lackawanna County Corrections Officer Dropped

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Charges against a former corrections officer accused of abusing an inmate at the Lackawanna County Prison have been dropped. Sexual assault charges against Paul Voglino were dropped in court on Thursday. Voglino was one of seven Lackawanna County corrections officers charged with sexually assaulting inmates. Two other former officers pleaded no contest to lesser charges, and another was acquitted. Standing by his wife and his attorney, Paul Voglino says it has been a long 18 months since he was […]

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