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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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    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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    Mall at Steamtown May Eliminate Parking Program

    SCRANTON — The continuing bad news at The Mall at Steamtown may now affect employees at other businesses in downtown Scranton. The mall’s management gave word that it may eliminate its parking program for people who work near the mall. Newswatch 16 has also learned that two more stores have left the troubled mall. The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton will become even emptier by the end of the week. Employees at Lids, a kiosk that sells hats, were packing up inventory Tuesday […]

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    10-Year-Old Accused Killer Moved To Juvenile Court

    HONESDALE — A 10-year-old boy charged with homicide in Wayne County will now be tried as a juvenile. A judge decided Monday morning that the boy’s case will be moved to juvenile court. Tristin Kurilla, age 10, of Damascus was charged as an adult in October as required by state law for homicide cases. He’s been in the Wayne County Prison ever since. Tristin took the stand Monday as his attorney and his family argued to have him removed from […]

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    Protecting Yourself From Carbon Monoxide

    CLARKS SUMMIT — Whenever someone is killed by carbon monoxide, folks in the heating business take the news especially hard. Wayne Pisanchyn, owner of Pisanchyn Plumbing and Heating, said it is a reminder of why he does his job. He got another reminder when his crew went to remove a water heater at a home in Clarks Summit Friday and they found another problem. They saw that the lower part of the home’s chimney was blocked by leaves, dirt and […]

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    Alleged Kidnapping Victim Speaks Out After Turnpike Chase

    EDWARDSVILLE — A man has been charged after leading police on a chase on the Turnpike in two counties Thursday. Police said he kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and her two young children. That woman spoke with Newswatch 16 Friday. The woman from Edwardsville said her ex-boyfriend, Kabril Williams-Keyes, forced her, her one year old, and her four year old into her car Thursday afternoon. She said he then sped onto the Turnpike, sometimes going 120 miles per hour. The woman said she […]

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    Starting Off The New Year On The River

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — A group of anglers in Schuylkill County have started a New Year’s tradition. No matter the weather, on the first of the year they are out on the river fishing for trout. The anticipation of the new year ahead is a lot like trout fishing. “Because sometimes you don’t know what you’re going to catch, because you don’t know if it’s going to be big or small,” said Ben Klingman of Schuylkill Haven. Ben and his dad were […]

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    Stranger Lends a Hand to Fire Victim

    MAHANOY CITY — Tambria Howard is from Pittsburgh, she doesn’t know a soul in Schuylkill County. Yet on this New Year’s Day, she found herself sifting through burned rubble at a stranger’s home in Mahanoy City. It all started when a man named Jeremy Wade walked into the hotel where she and a friend were staying. “He was cold, freezing, people had given him clothes. And, we kind of made room, he actually stayed in her room, we don’t know him […]

  • Scranton Movie Theater Going Dark

    SCRANTON — Employees at Marquee Cinemas on Lackawanna Avenue have confirmed that the theater will close at the end of business Tuesday. This is more bad business news coming out of the 300 block of Lackawanna Avenue. Marquee Cinemas opened up as a United Artists theater across the street from the Mall at Steamtown in 1995. It’s still the only movie theater in the city of Scranton, but when newer theaters came into the area business started to decline here. […]


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