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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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    Country Club Greens Still Recovering

    CLARKS SUMMIT — A big golf tournament planned for next week in Lackawanna County had to be moved someplace else because the golf course is still recovering from winter. The Country Club of Scranton isn’t the only course getting off to a slow start this spring. Grounds superintendent Greg Boring’s job includes watching grass grow, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. And the heavy lifting isn’t only when the sun is shining and it’s 80 degrees. “We physically […]

  • Mother and Father Face Charges in Death of Child

    SCRANTON — Police charged a mother and father in the death of their young child in Lackawanna County. The parents turned themselves in Thursday afternoon in Scranton to face charges related to the death of their 5-week-old child. Anthony Donvito and Amanda Salvatori, both of Scranton, face endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment charges. According to court papers, back in January, the couple fell asleep with the child in bed with them. Drug tests later found that both […]

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    Teacher Charged with Assault

    RANSOM TOWNSHIP — A teacher in Lackawanna County is suspended without pay and now facing criminal charges after an incident in his classroom. Investigators say the teacher held one of his eighth graders in a choke hold. The teacher is now charged with assault. That incident happened last month in an eighth grade science class at Abington Heights Middle School near Clarks Summit. The teacher, William Yelland of Waverly, has been suspended from school since then. He was arraigned Thursday […]

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    Drug Treatment Center Filling Closed Hospital

    CARBONDALE — A shuttered hospital in Lackawanna County will open its doors again next week as a drug treatment facility. Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale has a new life and a new purpose. Carbondale native Fran Karachillo worked in the kitchen at Marian Community Hospital for 25 years. He never thought he would ever cook there again. Karachillo is one of about a dozen former Marian Community employees who will work in the building again when the doors reopen next week. […]

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    Survivor, WWII Vet Share Real Holocaust Stories

    SCRANTON — Several survivors of the Holocaust talked with high schoolers on Wednesday during a symposium in Scranton. The students learn about the Holocaust in textbooks that teach about World War II, but nothing has more impact than to hear the stories in person. They stood on the same ground in Austria about 70 years ago, two ‘Jewish kids’ as they called themselves, but from very different worlds. “He was in the camp that my outfit liberated.” It was in […]

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    New Hotel Under Construction in Dickson City

    DICKSON CITY — Two and a half years after a restaurant in Lackawanna County was leveled, a new business is being built in its place. In a borough where it seems like something is always being dug out or built up, signs of development in the spot along Business Route 6 is particularly welcome for officials in Dickson City. “We have waited a year and a half for this development to come through, they were delayed with different problems with […]

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    Compressed Natural Gas Station Planned for Dunmore

    DUNMORE — A company has plans to build a compressed natural gas filling station in Dunmore, the first public station in Lackawanna County. It will mean more convenience for trucking companies in our area that drive miles out of the way to fill up on CNG. That company — Commonwealth Energy Group — is located in Dunmore and plans are to put that natural gas station less than a mile away from their offices, on the site of a former […]

  • Hometown Pride Blooms at Cherry Blossom Festival

    WEST PITTSTON — With pink blossoms overhead and a pink line on the ground leading the way, the 44th West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival Parade kicked off under a cloudless sky. The parade marks the beginning of the two-day festival. Classic cars, fire trucks, and players from the West Pittston Little League made their way through the streets. Steve Visniski walked the parade in his day. Now he brings his own little big leaguer. “It`s a West Pittston tradition. They`ve […]

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    Scranton Mayor Gives State of the City Address

    SCRANTON — The mayor says his city is solid and improving. Mayor Bill Courtright gave a State of the City address Friday afternoon where he told residents that he thinks they are better off than they were a year ago. In the address, the mayor listed the city’s successes over the past year, including a balanced budget and savings in union contracts. He also talked about changes to come, including a bigger collaboration with Harrisburg. “I`ll be the first to say, […]

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    New Sidewalks, New Downtown in Olyphant

    OLYPHANT — A multi-million dollar project to re-pave about nine miles of road in Lackawanna County has worked its way into downtown Olyphant. But, the work in the borough will be more complicated than PennDOT anticipated. Route 347 is known as Lackawanna Avenue when it winds through downtown Olyphant. It’s the latest stop on a $3 million dollar project to re-pave 347.  But first, crews have to put in new sidewalks that comply with federal standards. The improvements are a welcome […]

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    Human Skull Found in Woods Near Gouldsboro

    LEHIGH TOWNHIP — Some hunters found a human skull earlier this week in Wayne County. Two hunters were out scouting a location deep in the woods in Lehigh Township in Wayne County on Tuesday. That’s when, police say, they stumbled upon the human skull. Troopers and Lehigh Township police have opened up a joint investigation. It was miles back in woods off Route 507, just north of Gouldsboro. State police say they have sent the skull to an anthropologist for […]

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    Closed Bridge Like Deja Vu in Springville

    SPRINGVILLE TOWNSHIP — A routine inspection led to an emergency bridge closure in Susquehanna County. This comes only months after another bridge on the same road reopened. The bridge closure came as a surprise to PennDOT and to people who live in the community near Springville. A PennDOT vehicle carrying barriers is a particularly bad sign on West Nicholson Road in Susquehanna County. Crews prepared to close a bridge on the road near Springville while neighbor Luann Fisher prepared an […]


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