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Stacy is a local girl. She grew up in Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County.

She joined the WNEP news team in July, 2011 first covering central Pennsylvania. Now she is the Lackawanna County beat reporter.

Stacy comes to Newswatch 16 from WWNY-TV in Watertown, NY where she was a “one-man-band,” shooting, writing, and editing her own stories. There she covered the Thousand Islands region of New York, and the 10th Mountain Division of the Army based at Fort Drum.

Stacy honed her skills at Syracuse University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In college, she was a member of the nation’s oldest and largest entirely student-run TV station, CitrusTV.

Before her TV days, Stacy was on the 50-yard line as “Miss Comet” with the Abington Heights Marching Band. She’s a sports “phanatic.” She likes to cheer on all the Philadelphia sports teams and her beloved Orange.

When she’s not working, Stacy is a judge and coach for Odyssey of the Mind teams in NEPA. Stacy lives with her cat, Utley.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, send Stacy an e-mail.

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    Former Church To House Keystone Community Resources

    SCRANTON — St. Francis of Assisi Church on Genet Street in Scranton shut its doors last year. It now has a new owner. News that first caused some anxiety for folks who live in the quiet neighborhood in south Scranton. “Well, it`s a shame so many of the churches have to close. Before you said the reason, I thought its been sold it`s a terrible thing because you never know what they`re going to do with the property, all the […]

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    New Hotel Planned in Best Western’s Place in Dunmore

    DUNMORE — A closed hotel set to reopen is not delighting other hotel owners in the area; they say they already face too much competition. What used to be a Best Western hotel is now being renovated. A developer based in New Jersey plans to reopen this as a hotel. It was two years ago when Best Western guests were rolled out on stretchers from the hotel in Dunmore. The place was evacuated after a carbon monoxide leak. Some guests […]

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    Jessup Residents Reach Out to Family in Italy

    JESSUP — Italian roots run deep in Jessup. Each year, the borough hosts the St. Ubaldo Festival in conjunction with one held in Gubbio, Italy about an hour’s drive from the epicenter of Wednesday morning’s earthquake. We talked to residents who estimate that three quarters of Jessup has family who comes from that part of central Italy. You may see an Italian flag on every street in Jessup and it’s not without merit. Most of the borough’s longtime residents can trace […]

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    Dog Days are Over: Improvements Planned for Shelter

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Ground was broken Tuesday on a multi-million dollar expansion of an animal shelter in Lackawanna County. Staff members at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter say the improvements couldn’t come at a better time. A building will be knocked down to make room for an expansion of the existing shelter. The building used to be for animal cruelty cases, a part of Griffin Pond’s operation that’s been hard hit this week. It was not paws digging but golden […]

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    Bon-Ton’s College Conversion Almost Complete

    SCRANTON — A department store that once drew shoppers to downtown Scranton is almost ready for its new customers, college students. The old Bon-Ton store in the newly-named Marketplace at Steamtown is being converted into a college campus and classes begin in a little more than a week. The center of the old Bon-Ton department store in Scranton will soon be a study lounge. The classrooms are empty now, but they’ll soon have desks, and students instead of shoppers in […]

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    Woman Accused of Being High, Causing Deadly Wreck

    OLD FORGE —  Police charged a woman Thursday with being high on cocaine when she caused a deadly crash in Lackawanna County. Janet Rinaldi, 58, of Old Forge was charged with homicide by motor vehicle while driving under the influence for the wreck back in June. Police say Rinaldi was going almost twice the speed limit on June 2 when she rear ended another car that was about to make a left turn. T.J. Shishlo saw the aftermath of the […]

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    From One Former Attorney General to Another

    SCRANTON — Kathleen Kane, now officially a former attorney general, worked her last day in the Scranton field office on Lackawanna Avenue. Kane becomes the second state attorney general to resign amid a political scandal. The first also calls Lackawanna County home, but he insists the similarities end there. Former attorney general Ernie Preate may know best how Kathleen Kane is feeling right now. From his law office in Scranton, Preate recalled one of the darkest times in his life. […]

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    Does Kane’s Conviction Continue Tradition of Corruption?

    SCRANTON — Kathleen Kane hails from Scranton and her conviction may feel like deja vu for those in her home county. The only other Pennsylvania attorney general to face corruption charges came from Lackawanna County, too. Political corruption in Lackawanna County has been on display in the state and national media for years. Now that Scranton native Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been convicted of corruption charges that unfortunate reputation carries even more weight. What does it say about our […]

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    ‘Homecoming’ for Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden

    SCRANTON — The theme was a homecoming of sorts as Vice President Joe Biden joined Hillary Clinton to campaign for her in Scranton Monday. Both have roots in the Electric City, and that was a big part of their speeches at Riverfront Sports Complex. Both made it clear that this part of Pennsylvania is a key to victory in November. Hillary Clinton’s father was from Scranton. Biden was born here. Many of the people who came out say Clinton’s and […]

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    Live Blog: Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden Visit to Scranton

    SCRANTON — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden are set to take the stage at Scranton’s Riverfront Sports complex at 12:45 p.m. Monday. The inside of Riverfront Sports Complex started to fill up Monday afternoon as supporters came out to hear Clinton and Biden speak. Supporters began lining up outside as early as 7 a.m. The line circled the plaza. The Clinton campaign said about 4,000 people requested tickets online. The campaign said it expected to […]

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    Shooting Range Reopens after Renovations

    ARCHBALD — A shooting range in Lackawanna County reopened this week after a renovation project that’s kept it closed for most of the summer So far, gun enthusiasts say the improvements at the place in Archbald make it safer and much more enjoyable. She may look young but 8-year-old Cambria Guman already has three years of shooting experience. She practices with her dad. The family’s visited the game commission shooting range in Archbald for at least 15 years. The range […]

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    Teen Pulled From Scranton Pool

    SCRANTON — Police spent the afternoon interviewing lifeguards and swimmers after a 19-year-old man was pulled from a pool Thursday afternoon in Scranton. The pool at the Connell Park pool complex was cleared and police put up tape after the incident around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses say the man struggled after doing a flip off the diving board. Even for such a hot day, swimmers say there were four or five people in the pool when a 19-year-old man walked […]


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