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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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    Jailed Commissioner Back In Court

    WILKES-BARRE — Former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert Cordaro is fighting for a new trial after he was convicted of corruption and sentenced to federal prison. He now has an attorney who’s known for prosecuting a mobster in Boston. Cordaro was in federal court in Luzerne County with that new and very high-profile defense attorney: Brian Kelly of Boston. Kelly prosecuted infamous mobster Whitey Bulger.  Cordaro and Kelly are arguing that the defense attorney who represented Cordaro in his 2011 public […]

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    Federal Prison Term For Former Fire Chief

    SCRANTON — A former Wilkes-Barre Township fire chief was sentenced Thursday for stealing from his own company. Former Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich was first charged with theft in 2011. He learned on Thursday morning that he will spend six months in prison on federal theft charges. In court, Yuknavich apologized to his family and to his fire department. He has now admitted to stealing $45,000 from the department. After that brief apology, a federal judge sentenced Yuknavich to […]

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    Facetime Of A Lifetime With Robin Roberts

    MEHOOPANY — Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts fulfilled a dream for a woman from Wyoming County Tuesday. The woman is battling cancer and had one wish: to talk to Roberts, a cancer survivor herself. After Jean Salsman of Mehoopany was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time last year, her children asked her to come up with a bucket list. That bucket list only had one item on it: to meet her hero Robin Roberts from ABC’s Good Morning […]

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    Two Teen Clothing Stores File for Bankruptcy

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The Viewmont Mall is nearing the end of the first phase of a major renovation project to bring new and bigger stores, but some customers are focusing on bad news brought on by forces the mall can’t control. “I was actually shocked, my mom showed me the sign and I was almost in tears. I really was,” said Kira Spencer of Beach Lake. “Definitely a disappointment. I’ve been coming here for the last five or so years,” added […]

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    Baking Buns For Governor’s Inauguration

    MOOSIC — Northeastern Pennsylvania will have a presence when Governor-Elect Tom Wolf is inaugurated next week. Gerrity’s Supermarkets has been asked to bake the hot dog buns that will be used at the celebration in Dauphin County. The owners of Gerrity’s said they are honored to be one of the Pennsylvania owned companies providing food for the inauguration on Tuesday. Now until then they will be preparing to fill that tall order, making 3,000 hot dog buns and getting them to […]

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    Garbage Truck Crash Causes Power Outages, Scranton High Dismisses Early

    SCRANTON – A garbage truck making rounds in Scranton Thursday morning started a chain reaction that shut down a school and had some businesses without power all day. The top of a private company’s garbage truck snagged a single wire just off of North 7th Avenue in Scranton around 9:00 am. The pressure pulled down a utility pole that was holding up a lot more wires. The chain reaction would have a lot of consequences to follow in that part […]

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    72 Snakes Tangle City Zoning Laws

    CARBONDALE — The city of Carbondale is trying to make sense of a menagerie at a home in the city. Nearly 90 pets, including 72 snakes, were discovered by city officials this month. All those animals may not be against the rules, so the mayor is wondering if the rules should change. Carbondale city officials said employees for the Area Agency on Aging asked them to check out the home this month. That’s when they discovered nine cats, a dog, […]

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    Inspecting Scranton’s Underground History

    SCRANTON — A project to replace the Harrison Avenue Bridge in Scranton means an inspection Tuesday and Wednesday of a railroad tunnel underneath it. Newswatch 16 was invited to be with engineers as they checked out the condition of the tunnel. For the next three years, PennDOT crews will be building the new bridge spanning Roaring Brook.  This week though, crews will be far underneath the bridge. There’s a 110-year-old railroad tunnel underground that needs to be inspected before any […]

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    UPDATE: Residents in Taylor Head Home After Natural Gas Leak

    UPDATE — The last few people who were forced out of their homes because of a gas leak last week should be back in by about 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Officials said the gas should be back on for all the units in the complex in Taylor. Crews just have to fill in some holes where the new gas pipes were installed. TAYLOR — Everyone who was forced out of their homes last week in Taylor because of a gas […]

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    Looking for Answers After Family Dog Shot Dead

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP — A family in Lackawanna County looked for its dog all weekend. Eventually, they found it shot to death and buried underneath some crates. Police are now trying to figure out who’s responsible. The Kaminsky family in Greenfield Township said it was unlike their dog Toby to run off, so after he didn’t turn up after two days, they figured someone had found him and was taking care of him. But, Sunday night, the Kaminskys found the dog […]

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    Police Union To Offer Contract Concessions

    SCRANTON — The Scranton police department has given the city a belated Christmas gift. They have agreed to make concessions in their contract to help save the city money. But the goodwill is also a way to save their jobs. City officials said that this may be the only time in Scranton’s history that a labor union opened up a current contract for negotiations. The contract concessions that the police union announced on Wednesday represent a big change in the relationship […]

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    Gas Leak Problems Continue In Taylor

    TAYLOR — Crews still haven’t identified the source of a gas leak in Lackawanna County. The leak forced more than 100 people from their homes Tuesday night. Now, some of them are gearing up for a few nights in a hotel. Representatives from UGI and crews on scene will start the process of locating and repairing the leak Wednesday evening. The housing development along Kennedy and Little League Boulevards in Taylor is operated by the Lackawanna County Housing Authority. Officials […]


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