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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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    Cafe Working To Reopen After Crash

    OLD FORGE — A restaurant in Lackawanna County remains closed after a box truck slammed into it Tuesday night while customers were eating dinner. The owners of Cafe Rinaldi in Old Forge say they’ll only lose one night of business after that crash. Crews are working to get the dining room back in shape so that they can open up Thursday night. A box truck hit two parked cars on Main Street before jumping the curb and colliding with the […]

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    After 70 Years, Shehadi Closing Its Doors

    THROOP — A mom-and-pop appliance store in Lackawanna County will close its doors by the end of the year. The owners of Shehadi Brothers’ Appliances say they just can’t keep up with the big box stores anymore. If you remember the old Shehadi Brothers radio ad, it would be hard to forget that the appliance shop is located on Boulevard Avenue in Throop. “Then we had that radio commercial ‘Shehadi Shehadi, Boulevard Boulevard, Throop Throop,'” said Rich Roman. “Yeah, everyone […]

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    Tanis Found Guilty Of Animal Abuse Charges

    SCRANTON — A jury in Lackawanna County convicted a dog owner Tuesday afternoon of animal cruelty charges. John Tanis was found guilty of mistreating the animals at his home in Moosic. Tanis of Moosic was found guilty of five counts of animal cruelty. The jury deliberated for about an hour and a half. With the case behind them, Lackawanna County prosecutors characterized Tanis’ home in Moosic as a “puppy mill.”  They told Newswatch 16 Tanis neglected just certain types of […]

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    Trial For Accused Animal Abuser Underway

    SCRANTON — An animal abuse case now infamous to people in one part of Lackawanna County has finally headed to trial. John Tanis of Moosic is accused of mistreating some of his dozens of dogs. Now it’s up to a jury to decide if he’s guilty. Tanis denies he’s ever abused any animals. Monday was the first day of testimony in John Tanis’ trial on animal abuse charges. Tanis was arrested more than two years ago after police discovered that […]

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    Looking For Answers In Deadly Dunmore Explosion

    DUNMORE — As gas service is restored to homes near the site of Thursday’s deadly explosion in Dunmore, investigators are literally digging for answers. They want to know what caused the gas leak which led to the deadly blast that leveled a home and sparked a huge fire next door. Some workers are taking down what is left of the apartment house that went up in flames, others are getting the gas back on so people can have heat, and […]

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    What Led to Deadly Natural Gas Explosion?

    DUNMORE — It was not what neighbors on Smith Street in Dunmore expected when they were asked to leave their homes around 2:30 a.m. “We got out before it even happened. We went out and around the back so I have no idea. I didn’t even think it was a big deal. I really didn’t,” said Amanda Burke. Burke was one of the 30 or so people asked to leave when Dunmore police officers responding to a water main break […]

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    Protest at Marywood: Freedom of Speech or Flag Vandalism?

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — A protest led by college students in Lackawanna County has created some controversy. Not necessarily for the protest’s message, but how the message was displayed. That “sit-in” protest was held inside the Marywood University Rotunda Tuesday evening. The students protested the grand jury decision out of Ferguson, Missouri. Such protests have been happening across the country. But at Marywood, school officials took issue with how the students used the American flag. It’s been a week characterized by […]

  • Former Catholic High School Now Diocese of Scranton Pastoral Center

    SCRANTON — The Diocese of Scranton opened its newest facility Tuesday afternoon, a new pastoral center. It’s in a building that’s not new at all, a former Catholic high school in downtown Scranton. Monsignor David Tressler was the new kid here his sophomore year in 1975. Now, he stands in the same space as a priest helping to dedicate his alma mater as it begins a new chapter. “You know, walking through the classrooms and knowing what was taught there […]

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    Alleged Killer of Cab Driver Back In Court

    SCRANTON — A teenager accused of killing a cab driver in Scranton earlier this year may plead guilty later this month. He was charged as an adult, but he can’t be sentenced as one because of a recent change in state law. Aazis Richardson, 16, of Scranton was set to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon in Lackawanna County court, but it was rescheduled at the last minute because Richardson’s mother wasn’t in court. Richardson was charged as an adult after the […]

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    Classes to Resume, But Cleanup to Continue at Scranton School

    SCRANTON — An elementary school in Scranton that was flooded over the weekend by a broken pipe is expected to reopen Tuesday. Newswatch 16 learned Monday just how much damage was done to Prescott Elementary and what it’s taking to get things cleaned up. Scranton School District officials said air quality tests came back clean Monday afternoon. The school’s computer lab and library will be off-limits for a while though, those two rooms had extensive water damage from the broken […]

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    30 Years For Annual “Turkey Bowl” in Lackawanna County

    DICKSON CITY — The passing of time seems to stop each Thanksgiving morning at Polonia Park in Dickson City. A group of boys who grew up in Scranton are now men, but their habits on this day haven’t changed. “We started probably around 10 or 12, and we’ve played ever since really. I don’t think we’ve missed a year, I’m 42 now,” said Paul Walsh of Scranton. For 30 years now with no interruption, all they need is a time, […]

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    Students “Walk Up The Line” For Injured Trooper

    SCRANTON — Some students from Scranton started their Thanksgiving morning with a ten-mile walk from one county to another. They do it each year to raise money for a cause. This year’s cause had an extra special meaning for the West Scranton High School students. While most of their classmates were still in bed, the students put on their snow boots and sneakers and headed out for what would be a long morning. “The snow’s a little rough, I wore […]

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