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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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    PennDOT Reopens Main Avenue Ramp

    SCRANTON — Road crews took a big step forward Thursday in a $53 million PennDOT project on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County. Workers reopened a ramp that has been tough on traffic and on businesses in Dickson City for more than two years. A contractor removed black tarp that was hanging over an I-81 north sign for two years. It’s a short stretch of road, especially when we’re talking about a $53 million highway project, but that short ramp makes […]

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    Cat Charity Leases Nay Aug Zoo From Scranton

    SCRANTON — The old zoo at Nay Aug Park in Scranton has not had animals or visitors for five years, but you will soon see changes there. Scranton has leased the zoo to a non-profit organization that helps animals. A walk around the loop at Nay Aug Park in Scranton brings back memories for park-goers of a certain age. The younger ones don’t really remember this run down building when it was a zoo. “Well, I’ve looked at it and […]

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    More Problems For Dunmore Best Western Plus

    DUNMORE — Inspectors were back at a hotel in Dunmore where a carbon monoxide leak forced out guests over the weekend. The owners are already talking about a plan of action to get the Best Western open again. Along with those building inspectors, Best Western Plus also had contractors there hoping to get a head start on the work that’s required to reopen the hotel. Inspectors say they still need at least another day to go through codes violations they […]

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    Hotel In Dunmore Shut Down Until Further Notice

    DUNMORE — Inspectors found violations at a hotel evacuated over the weekend because of a carbon monoxide scare. The Best Western Plus hotel in Dunmore is shut down and it’s not known when or if the hotel will be open again, one day after a carbon monoxide leak forced out guests on Sunday. An inspection reveals all sorts of other problems. That carbon monoxide leak sent 24 people to the hospital Sunday morning. One of them is still getting treatment […]

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    Downed Power Lines Cause Blackout, Delays in Deliveries

    TAYLOR — An all-around productive morning at the Stauffer Industrial Park in Taylor came to a halt when a Lackawanna County road worker patching potholes drove a dump truck with the bed still up and took down power lines. Power was knocked out to the industrial park and more than 2,000 PPL customers in Taylor. Employees at Northeast Industrial Supply unloaded their morning deliveries in the dark. No Lackawanna County workers were hurt when the dump truck hit the power […]

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    Positives & Negatives of PennDOT’s Keyser Avenue Project

    SCRANTON — As the $10 million project on Keyser Avenue goes on longer, drivers’ patience is getting shorter. Aside from some paving and curb work, PennDOT crews are close to the finish line on the project that has¬†snarled traffic and stifled business on Keyser Avenue in Scranton and Taylor for two years. Back in 2013, Newswatch 16 met the owner of Elaine’s Restaurant on Keyser Avenue who feared her restaurant would close because of the project. In 2014, it’s now […]

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    Crumbling Wall, Sinking Street Cause Concern

    SCRANTON — A disagreement between Scranton’s Department of Public Works and a homeowner now has neighbors in south Scranton worried about their safety. It all has to do with a crumbling retaining wall that is taking a city road with it. While Scranton’s DPW and a homeowner on Cedar Avenue are pointing fingers at each other, neighbors are pointing down at the surface of Rosen Court that runs behind Cedar Avenue. “It’s dangerous just to walk in the alley, one […]

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    When is the Best Time to Get Your Flu Shot?

    SCRANTON — Signs outside Rite-Aid in downtown Scranton urge passers-by to get their flu shot now. In the middle of August? Pharmacists told Newswatch 16 they are pushing the flu shot earlier this year. And the evidence is outside nearly every big box pharmacy. Thanks in part to the heavy advertising, Stanley Grace of Scranton has decided to get early flu shots for his wife who is sick and for his kindergarten-bound granddaughter. “Hopefully she’ll get her flu shot as […]

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    More Charges Against Accused Burglar in Scranton

    SCRANTON — People in Scranton’s North End neighborhood are breathing a sigh of relief since Police filed more charges against a suspected burglar. Jose Alvarado of Scranton is now charged with a total of eight burglaries. Police said Alvarado¬† committed those burglaries over the course of one night last week when most of the alleged victims were at home in their beds. Alvarado agreed to show police all the homes he said he burglarized last week. But while on that […]

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    Scranton’s “Cedar Point” Nearing Completion

    SCRANTON — Crews are almost done rebuilding an entire city block in Scranton. United Neighborhood Centers has been building new homes and retail space in South Scranton and it is almost ready for the moving trucks. If you haven’t been down Scranton’s Cedar Avenue lately, you may have to do a double take. An entire city block has been replaced by new bricks, new mortar, and the developer hopes, a new beginning for this South Scranton neighborhood. “It’s good to […]

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    Jail Time for Elder Abuse Caught on Camera

    SCRANTON — Carolyn James installed web cameras in her home in Dickson City so she could watch her 96-year-old mom when she was at work. Those same cameras helped put James in jail. Last year, a man in Chicago saw a live feed of the web cam and sent a 72 second clip to police in Lackawanna County. James was seen beating her mother who has Alzheimer’s Disease. “It was horrific. I know everyone in my office who has seen […]

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    Commonwealth Health Reacts to Data Breach

    If you received treatment from a medical facility affiliated with Community Health Systems, you may have had your personal information stolen. Community Health Systems notified the government that its computer network was hacked on Monday. Community Health Systems runs several hospitals and clinics in our area, some of them under the name Commonwealth Health, including Regional Hospital of Scranton and Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre General, Berwick Hospital, Tyler Memorial Hospital near Tunkhannock, and First Hospital in Kingston. In […]


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