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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.


Recent Articles
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    Water Problems Plague Church In Scranton

    SCRANTON — Weather-related water problems have plagued a church in Scranton for the past month. The water is back on at Court Street United Methodist as of Thursday morning, but the issues have forced the church to postpone the dinner it’s famous for. Pastor Calvin Rich’s church in Scranton is 120 years old. Its sanctuary just got brand new carpet. “It looked like a royal mess. The carpet was completely saturated.” It was the first mishap in what’s become a […]

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    Man Arrested For Baseball Bat Attack

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — A high school senior from Lackawanna County was sent to the hospital earlier this week after being attacked with a baseball bat in his driveway.  Police caught up with one of the alleged attackers Wednesday. Two more are still on the loose. That attack happened Monday night near Chapman Lake in Lackawanna County. The 18 year old had injuries to his head, arms, and legs. Scott Township Police are still trying to figure out what the attack […]

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    College Students Study Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday may be written in history books someday. Some students here in Lackawanna County related the address to what is in their history book now. Marywood University closed early Tuesday because of the weather. With the relaxed attitude on campus, one history professor decided to take things a little off course. Students related Netanyahu’s speech to the beginning of World War II. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech was heard […]

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    Driver Pleads Guilty to DUI Crash That Killed Boy

    SCRANTON — A driver pleaded guilty in connection with a crash that killed a boy who was on his way to get ice cream with his father. Testimony started Friday in David Turano’s trial at the Lackawanna County Courthouse but prosecutors say the man from Carbondale had a change of heart over the weekend and decided to plead guilty Monday morning to homicide by motor vehicle, DUI, and aggravated assault. It’s in connection with the crash in August of 2014 […]

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    “Everything Natural” Up For Sale

    CLARKS SUMMIT — A health food store in Lackawanna County is up for sale, but the owners will only sell on one condition: that the buyer has to continue the store’s 30-year mission. Barry Kaplan, his wife, and sister-in-law had an idea for a business 30 years ago that some thought would never be successful. “The store’s been here 30 years, and when we started, we were health nuts. Now we’re authorities,” Kaplan laughed. They started Everything Natural, a health […]

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    Lackawanna County Commissioner Switching Parties, Joins Majority

    SCRANTON —  Three years into his first term as Lackawanna County’s Minority Commissioner, Pat O’Malley filled out the paperwork to switch from a Republican to a Democrat. A switch like this in the middle of a term might be unprecedented for Lackawanna County. Lackawanna County Democratic Party Chair Chris Patrick came up with the idea and asked O’Malley to join majority commissioner Jim Wansacz as a running mate for the 2015 election. This comes after Wansacz’s former running mate, Corey […]

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    Hill Section Neighbors Eyeing Empty Lots

    SCRANTON — A community group in Scranton is looking to buy up blighted properties in their neighborhood. Volunteers want to take on the responsibility to clean them, and hopefully turn them into something good for the Hill section. Scranton’s Hill section is known for its historic houses but it has plenty of vacant properties, too. Plus, some of its busiest streets are peppered with lots where homes used to be. Neighbors say those lots are often the biggest eyesores. “Rundown, […]

  • Riverside Teachers Plan to Strike Monday

    TAYLOR — Teachers in the Riverside School District in Lackawanna County gave notice Thursday that they will be going on strike come Monday. The strike notice comes about a month after teachers announced their intention to walkout. Riverside’s teachers’ union actually set this strike date on Super Bowl Sunday. Union officials told Newswatch 16 they gave the district that time to gather information and to negotiate. A negotiation session Wednesday night didn’t go well. So, the teachers announced Thursday that […]

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    Van Crashed Into Creek in Scranton

    Whoops! Minivan drove into a creek in west #Scranton corner of Jackson and S. Sherman. Driver is OK. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/XhrTKsyx2k — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) February 26, 2015 SCRANTON — A driver was not hurt when he swerved to avoid a car and crashed into a creek. It happened Thursday morning near the corner of Jackson and South Sherman in Scranton. Driver swerved to avoid a car. Neither driver has a valid license. @ScrantonPolice expect "several" citations @WNEP pic.twitter.com/uKsUcZhfVZ — Stacy […]

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    Police Officers Train to Give Overdose Antidote

    JESSUP — An antidote for drug overdoses is now in the hands of police officers in Lackawanna County. Each department in the county will soon have the life-saving prescription drug. Officers started receiving training Wednesday on how to use it. At the Lackawanna County 911 Center in Jessup, an EMT taught police officers to do something they rarely ever do, administer medication. A recent change in state law now allows police to administer just one type of medication. It’s called naloxone, […]

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    State Probes Potential Pension Problems In Scranton

    SCRANTON — Officials from Harrisburg and the state police are looking into Scranton’s pension system. The issue is whether some former city employees received retirement incentives that they should not have. A retirement incentive handed out to city employees in 2002 may have gone to more people than it was supposed to, potentially costing Scranton’s pension fund hundreds of thousands of dollars. The state police are looking into it and so is the state auditor general. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has […]

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    Touring Keystone Landfill

    DUNMORE — A landfill in Lackawanna County has been at the center of a public controversy. Keystone Landfill in Dunmore is asking the Department of Environmental Protection to expand. Since Keystone Sanitary Landfill first applied to expand last year, many people in Lackawanna County have come out in opposition of the proposal to allow 50 more years of trash at the site in Dunmore. The borough of Dunmore has even flip-flopped on the issue. The Keystone Landfill employees we talked […]

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