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
  • Natural Gas Plant Coming to Bradford County

    WYALUSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Construction of an $800 million natural gas plant is now underway near Wyalusing. People are expecting the new facility will bring jobs and business to Bradford County. Heavy machinery smoothed over the land at the future natural gas plant right along busy Route 6 near Wyalusing. Mason Minnier is looking forward to the finished product. “A lot of the kids end up working for larger plants, so I think it will be bringing a lot of […]

  • Electric City Classic Takes Off

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The first-ever Electric City Classic has cyclists going as fast as they can right through downtown Scranton. Cowbells rang and pictures snapped as cyclists made their way out of the starting line on Wyoming Avenue. Cyclists from around the country came to Scranton to test out their skills for the first race of the Electric City Classic in Scranton. “It is someplace I have driven through a million times but I haven’t been into the city and I […]

  • Derby Avenue Cottages Set to be Demolished

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A row of empty buildings will soon be demolished making way for a playground in Scranton. Officials at the Howard Gardner School say these buildings will soon be demolished making way for a spot for kids to play. Neighbors Teresa Lee and Blythe Brown have looked across the street at the former Friendship House on Derby Avenue for years and wondered when something would happen. Friendship House moved its educational support facilities years ago. The three buildings, […]

  • Gearing Up for Electric City Classic

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Cyclists will be racing around the downtown and up a well-known hill in the Hill Section of Scranton. The inaugural Electric City Classic kicks off this Saturday. Julie Kuliecza took a good look at the giant hill on Olive Street in Scranton. The professional cyclist from Virginia has been looking for a new place to test her skills. She is just one of the cyclists who will be taking part in the inaugural Electric City Classic which […]

  • Family Describes Bear’s Theft of Chewy Delivery

    THORNHURST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — In the fairy tale, Goldilocks upset the three bears by eating their porridge. In Lackawanna County, a hungry bear got a bit of revenge by swiping a box full of dog food right off of a homeowner’s porch. Aidan Newman, 18, was just arriving home on Wednesday afternoon to pack up for college when he noticed a bear in his yard. He says that bear spotted a box filled with dog food and treats on the […]

  • New Police Presence in Scranton City Hall

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Some members of the Scranton Police Department have a new home inside City Hall. This comes after incidents that made employees feel unsafe. City officials say this move is about public safety and believe police officers will be able to protect and serve employees of City Hall at a moment’s notice. An office space full of security cameras now sits tucked away in City Hall on North Washington Avenue. City officials say the move not only provides […]

  • Move-in Day at Lock Haven University

    LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — Carts full of blankets, microwaves, and TVs were unloaded from cars and taken into dorms at Lock Haven University on Wednesday. Upperclassmen directed cars and helped lead the way for freshmen as they moved in. “They had these people called movers and shakers, and they really helped me. I had a lot of stuff. I really liked move in,” said Adrianna Newman. “I had four of the bins. It was a lot of stuff, and they […]

  • Future of Harford Fair Log Cabin in Question

    HARFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The future of a historic cabin at the Harford Fair is up in the air. Fairgoers worry this may be the last time they’ll be able to visit the old building in Susquehanna County. Chris Tracy was taking what could be one of his last looks at the Harford Fair log cabin in Susquehanna County. The cabin built in the 1800s has fallen into disrepair and may have to be taken down. “It pretty much says […]

  • 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 […]

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