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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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    Scranton Officer Fondly Remembered at Funeral

    SCRANTON — It has been 82 years since a Scranton Police officer was killed responding to a call. Patrolman John Wilding died Sunday after being injured during a foot chase. On Friday, Wilding’s family, his police family, and citizens of the city he served said goodbye. This has been a very difficult and emotional week for the men and women of the Scranton Police Department as they laid one of their newest officers to rest. But Patrolman John Wilding was […]

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    Public Viewing for Fallen Scranton Officer

    SCRANTON — Hundreds of people have come to downtown Scranton to pay their respects. This public viewing is the first step in saying goodbye to Patrolman John Wilding. Patrolman Wilding’s casket and his family are inside the theater at Lackawanna College where Wilding graduated from the police academy. At times the line to get in to the viewing rounded the corner onto North Washington Avenue. Hundreds of people — Wilding’s police family, friends, and many who never met him — […]

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    Showing SPD Signs of Support

    SCRANTON — Signs in honor of Officer John Wilding are showing up in neighborhoods all over Scranton as the city prepares for his funeral Friday. Wilding was chasing after robbery suspects over the weekend when he fell over a 15-foot ledge. On Wednesday, we learned that police officers from all over the country are expected at his funeral. Signs have shown up all over west Scranton, Wilding’s beat. A few police officers’ wives came up with the signs to show […]

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    Bridge Workers Seek Protection From Above

    SCRANTON — Crews at a construction site in Scranton stumbled on something a bit out of the ordinary. Some religious statues were found in the rubble. Especially this time of year, the heavy equipment, cranes, and orange barrels seem to blend into the scenery on our roadways, but at the construction site for the new Harrison Avenue Bridge in Scranton, there’s something that seems out of place. “We kind of adopted them as our mascots,” said PennDOT inspector Kenneth McCormick. […]

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    Police Looking for Armed Bank Robber

    PNC on S Main robbed this afternoon. Police looking for older red Cadillac, robber had white face paint @WNEP pic.twitter.com/egkGHxOVlH — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) July 14, 2015 SCRANTON — Police are looking for a robber after a bank was hit Tuesday afternoon in west Scranton. Police said it happened around 1:30 p.m. at the PNC Bank on South Main Avenue. Investigators said the man with a gun got cash from a teller. Police describe the robber as a light-skinned black […]

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    Patrolman Wilding 13th Scranton Line of Duty Death

    SCRANTON — Funeral plans are being finalized for a Scranton police officer who was killed in the line of duty over the weekend. Patrolman John Wilding died from injuries he received after chasing suspected robbers on the city’s west side. Investigators have said that they expect to file more charges against those suspected robbers relating to Patrolman Wilding’s death, which has now been ruled a homicide. For now, officers are focused on preparing to lay Wilding to rest later this […]


    UPDATE: Scranton Police Confirm Officer Dies from Injuries

    SCRANTON — Scranton’s police chief said early Sunday morning officer John Wilding, who was critically injured Saturday morning while chasing robbery suspects through the city’s west side, has died. According to police, Wilding died at 1:28 Sunday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center as a result of injuries suffered in the line of duty. Scranton police are asking “the public keep Officer Wilding and his family in prayers during this time of sorrow.”  Officer Wilding leaves behind a wife and […]

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    Water Woes at Waverly Elementary

    WAVERLY TOWNSHIP — A water fountain leak damaged three floors of an elementary school in Lackawanna County. Officials in the Abington Heights School District have a lot of work to do to get Waverly Elementary back to normal. Wayne Williams of Dallas made a pit-stop in Waverly Township near Clarks Summit.  He wanted to show his granddaughter the school there, a piece of his personal history. “I was going to show my  granddaughter where I went to seventh grade!” Williams […]

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    DEA Agents Raid Urgent Care in Scranton

    DEA raiding Advanced Urgent Care on Mulberry St in #Scranton Agents won't confirm why. Urgent Care is closed @wnep pic.twitter.com/LEJnMF3ot4 — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) July 9, 2015 SCRANTON — An urgent care center in Scranton is one of several across the state raided by federal drug agents. Advanced Urgent Care in downtown Scranton was shut down all day and patients say now they’re left without a place to get their medication. Thursday afternoon, agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency, as […]

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    Foot Golf Sports Fusion Gaining Popularity

    TAYLOR — Foot Golf is exactly how it sounds. Golf you play with just your feet. But the sport that’s budding in Lackawanna County isn’t that simple. The owner at Pine Hills Golf Course in Taylor said he’s seeing fewer golfers, So Greg Kozar thought, why not change the game? “The idea is to get kids at the course and families at the golf course. Whether they’re playing foot golf or golf itself, it’s a stepping stone to get more […]

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    Accused Hit and Run Driver in Court

    SCRANTON — A Lackawanna County courtroom was packed Wednesday afternoon as witnesses and police testified about a crash that killed a pedestrian earlier this year. The driver is accused of fleeing the scene and faces serious charges. Betty Sawkulich of Scranton, a mother of seven, died a few days after she was hit by a car on South Main Avenue back in February. A preliminary hearing for the woman accused of hitting her, Tiffany Timko of Hazleton, was held on […]

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    Ambulance Service Pushing Ten Digits Instead of Three

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — When you need an ambulance, you call 911. It’s a lesson we are taught from about kindergarten on. But, an ambulance service that operates in Lackawanna and Wayne and surrounding counties has its own number you can call, and it is spreading the word through billboards. The billboards cropping up in Lackawanna and Wayne counties are drawing a lot of attention. The signs advertise an ambulance service and a number to call for help. “It would confuse […]


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