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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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    Countless Miles Over 47 Years For Retired Driver

    SCRANTON — A Martz Trailways bus driver turned over his keys Wednesday afternoon after nearly 50 years of driving for the company. He says he stopped counting a long time ago how many miles he’s traveled, but it’s been enough to travel around the world at least once. The sides of Martz Trailways buses bear the company’s slogan: “a century of service.” And one driver has been there for almost half of it. It’s not unusual for Ray Komski to […]

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    Driver Sentenced For Crash That Killed Twins

    SCRANTON — It’s been more than three years since a construction truck crashed into a car along a highway in Dunmore, killing a brother and sister. That driver was sentenced Monday morning in Lackawanna County court. Twins Bill and Lynn McKernan of Rochester were killed instantly. They were on their way to their birthday celebration in New York City. Now three years later, the driver of that dump truck who admitted to being under the influence and having a seizure […]

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    Public Input Meetings On COLTS Cuts

    SCRANTON — People who depend on buses in Lackawanna County are getting their chance to speak out on plans to cut routes, end Saturday service, and layoff drivers. The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) owes the state millions of dollars. People who ride the bus in Lackawanna County packed a room for the first public meeting about proposed changes for COLTS. COLTS has plans to cut routes and services to save money. At the first meeting Monday afternoon, about […]

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    COLTS Drivers Speak Out After Cutbacks, Layoffs Announced

    SCRANTON — Drivers for the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) in Lackawanna County are speaking out a day after the transit system announced cutbacks and layoffs. The drivers say the cuts will be severe when it comes to service and they are calling on PennDOT to give COLTS more time to pay the millions it owes. COLTS announced Thursday that it plans to cut its Saturday service and reduce the number of weekday routes. The president of the union […]

  • COLTS Mulling Cuts To Routes, Layoffs

    SCRANTON — The County of Lackawanna Transit System, COLTS, announced Thursday morning that it wants to cut back on routes and bus service to save money. It’s been referred to as the “ghost rider” scandal and because of it, COLTS owes the state $6 million over the next few years. That bill is forcing cuts that were already planned to be more severe. COLTS officials told us today they may have to lay off some employees. PennDOT says COLTS received […]

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    Scranton Grinder Going Out Of Business?

    SCRANTON — One of the last remaining independent hardware stores in Scranton may soon be closing. After starting out of a basement in south side in 1921, the owner of Scranton Grinder is preparing to retire. Joseph Ferrari’s learned a lot of lessons working at his family’s business in Scranton since high school: hard work and good customer service. He’s also learned to listen to his three daughters when they tell him it’s time to pack it in. “They tell […]

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    Two Sentenced In College Student Killing

    SCRANTON — A man from Scranton received the maximum sentence on Wednesday for the murder of a Lackawanna College student last year. His accomplice was also sentenced to state prison. The accomplice, Marlon Clotter of Scranton, was sentenced to between seven and 17 years in prison for supplying the gun that was used to kill Rahsan Crowder. The shooter, Ryan Harding, received the maximum sentence: 23 and a half years to 47 years and that may be because of what […]

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    Congressman Matt Cartwright Wins Second Term in 17th District

    SCRANTON — Incumbent Congressman Matt Cartwright won his second term in the 17th congressional district. His home county came out strong, leaving the freshman congressman from Moosic with 60 percent of the vote. He accepted his victory at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center after his Republican challenger Dr. David Moylan conceded. Cartwright says he knows he’s heading back to an embattled Washington. “We`re all sick of it. It`s why congress has an approval rating of something like 12 or […]

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    Brush Fire at Ritter’s Farm Market

    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP —  A large brush fire in Lackawanna County burned close to 20 acres of land on the property of a popular farm market. There was no damage to Ritter’s Farm Market near Mt. Cobb, but firefighters said it was a close call. The wind was whipping near Mt. Cobb Tuesday. That’s what told Ian Ritter he had a problem about a half hour after he did a control burn on the property of his family’s farm market along […]

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    Bridge Closed After Gas Truck Crash

    HOP BOTTOM — A gas truck driver who couldn’t make a sharp turn is responsible for a bridge closing in Susquehanna County, according to PennDOT. It’s on a road that’s already seen its fair share of bridge trouble. That bridge is on Station Hill Road, a short cut between Hop Bottom in Susquehanna County and Nicholson in Wyoming County. PennDOT officials say a worker for a gas company hit the bridge’s concrete wall with his truck. Now, the bridge may […]

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    The Mid-Valley’s American Bald Eagle

    JESSUP — Our Newswatch 16 cameras caught a fairly new resident of Lackawanna County’s mid-valley. A full-grown American Bald Eagle has made the Lackawanna River bank his new home. If you’re pumping gas at Cousin’s Convenient Market in Jessup in the early afternoon you may see a blur of black and white out of the corner of your eye. After hearing about him for several months, our Newswatch 16 cameras finally caught a few seconds of a bald eagle who […]

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    Police React To Official End To Search

    THROOP — Word of Eric Frein’s capture first spread over the police radio to officers working throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was a 911 dispatch call they had been waiting for, for a long time. The police officers we talked to said they heard tones on their police radios, then a special announcement that fugitive Eric Frein had been caught. They told us that was an official end to what’s been a very long 48 days for the entire law enforcement […]


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