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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    Township Supervisor in Court for Child Sex Abuse Case

    SCRANTON — A township supervisor from Lackawanna County was in court Friday, accused of sexually abusing four children. Three of those four children took the stand at the preliminary hearing. David Button was charged in February with child sex crimes. He’s accused of exposing himself in front of four children and molesting one of them. Button hid from our cameras as he left Lackawanna County Court in Scranton. Button is a township supervisor for West Abington Township, a community of […]

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    Forgotten Lives Remembered in Special Funeral Service

    SCRANTON — A Memorial Day tradition may grow out of a funeral held Thursday in Lackawanna County for a dozen people whose remains have gone unclaimed at the county morgue. Several Scranton Prep students are members of a newly formed service group. It’s an unusual service for teens to provide. They help plan funerals for those who can’t afford them. “I reached out to (Lackawanna County coroner) Tim Rowland and I said, ‘do you have something for us to do?'” […]

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    Lackawanna College Awards Surprise Scholarships

    SCRANTON — Lackawanna College in Scranton offered full scholarships to students Wednesday and took them completely by surprise. Unsuspecting high school seniors showed up to Lackawanna College expecting to be interviewed but received a full ride instead. Lackawanna College has done this for a few years, but they let our camera inside the room Wednesday when the students were surprised with a free education. Anyone who has had an interview for something they really want can appreciate how nervous these students […]

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    New Pool Named For Governor Scranton

    LACKAWANNA STATE PARK — It’s been a long time since there’s been water of the chlorinated kind at Lackawanna State Park. “This is huge. It’s been a long time coming and people have been eagerly awaiting the completion of the project, so we’re really looking forward to opening this Saturday,” said park manager Kevin Koflanovich. Officials cut the ribbon Tuesday, but the new pool complex near Clarks Summit won’t open until the weekend. Admission will be $5. It’s been two […]

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    ‘State Walker’ Walking Across Pennsylvania to Raise Awareness of Child Abuse

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — A young man from Luzerne County is taking on a big task in hopes of raising awareness for victims of child abuse. He calls himself “The State Walker” and he’s walking across the state. Tuesday was the second day of the 19 year old’s trip walking across Pennsylvania from the New York line to Delaware. “No one has done north to south, and no one my age has ever walked the state. It’s about the impact, the message. […]

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    School, Community Mourn Young Crash Victim

    JESSUP — The young girl who died after Friday’s crash on Interstate 81 near Hazleton was from Jessup. Officials with the Valley View School District in Peckville say the victim in the crash was Amailey Gonzalez, age 8, a second grader in the district’s elementary center. According to state troopers, Amailey was being driven by her mother Melanie Burleson, 33, from Jessup, Friday night when their car crashed into some rocks on Interstate 81 near Hazleton. The victim’s mother and […]

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    Pothole Patching Planned For Carbondale and Simpson

    CARBONDALE — Traffic was tied up in Lackawanna County’s up-valley Friday. But, despite the inconvenience, folks in Carbondale and Simpson welcomed the pothole patching. PennDOT crews patched potholes on State Route 171, better known as Belmont Street in Carbondale and Main Street in Simpson. The work was more than welcome. “I hit potholes all the time, I lost two hubcaps from hitting them. They’re really deep potholes,” said Robin Waller of Simpson. PennDOT says the work should take two days […]

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    PennDOT Announces Plan to Combat Wrong-Way Drivers

    SCRANTON — PennDOT in the northeast region of our area plans to make changes to exit ramps along Interstates 81, 80, and 84 to help alert drivers who get on the ramps the wrong way. The project announcement comes after a Newswatch 16 special assignment report this month about the problem of wrong-way drivers, but PennDOT insists it was in the making long before our special report. PennDOT says the project to combat wrong-way drivers has been in the works for two years. […]

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    Middle Schoolers Show Off Math Skills

    MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY — With summer vacation so close, you may think it would be tough to keep kids focused in the classroom, but some of our area’s brightest math students showed focus and competitive spirit at a math competition in Lackawanna County. It’s a math class marathon with more at stake. Middle school students — 200 hundred of them from 25 different districts — huddled around math problems for the 27th annual Sottile Math Contest at Marywood University. The kids work as […]

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    Keystone Sanitary Landfill Changes Expansion Plans

    DUNMORE — The Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Lackawanna County no longer wants to expand vertically. The state’s third largest dump wants to spread about 40 more years’ worth of garbage throughout the existing landfill. The proposal to keep the landfill open for decades still needs state approval. More than a year ago, Keystone Sanitary Landfill asked the state for permission to add garbage 165 feet higher than its already highest peak. Now, the landfill is voluntarily backing down from that […]

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    Police Investigating ATM Card Skimmers in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Scranton police are looking for three men caught on camera twice stealing bank information from folks who used an ATM in Scranton. Officers say they used “card skimmer” technology to take other people’s card information. What concerns bank officials most is that there is little they can do to prevent the devices from being used or detected. Officials from Penn East Federal Credit Union on North Seventh Avenue say the same group of three men pulled up to […]

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    ‘We Lost Two Family Members:’ Charges Filed in Deadly Wreck

    FELL TOWNSHIP — Police in Lackawanna County issued an arrest warrant for a man formerly of Simpson.  Dwight Sharp has been charged for a crash that killed his girlfriend back in December. Flowers, mementos, and a picture of Jennifer McClinton have hung on Main Street near Simpson since December. And they will remain there. McClinton’s family members admit that even though months have passed since her death, the latest news in McClinton’s case brings them little closure. Jennifer McClinton’s boyfriend […]

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