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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    LIHEAP Heating Help Unaffected by State Budget

    SCRANTON — The first business day of November marks the beginning of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program helps people pay home heating bills during the winter months, and though it is run by the state, it will not be impacted by the state budget deadlock in Harrisburg. There was a steady stream of people showing up at the state office building in downtown Scranton to apply for LIHEAP assistance. “I have it marked every year […]

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    DUI History for Driver Suspected of Hitting Girl

    SCRANTON — A 14-year-old girl is recovering from serious injuries she suffered Thursday on her way home from school. She was hit by a car in Scranton while a crossing guard had traffic stopped. That driver is now in jail. Jamie Rutledge had her bail revoked and was taken to the Lackawanna County jail. Authorities suspect she was under the influence Thursday afternoon when they say she hit a student and a crossing guard at the intersection of Pittston Avenue […]

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    State Prison Term for Death of Baby

    SCRANTON — A man was sent to state prison for injuring his ex-girlfriend’s son so badly that the child later died. Before beginning his 12-year sentence, Eddie Widdick apologized to his ex-girlfriend and her family. Widdick, 24, of Jermyn pleaded guilty earlier this year to third-degree murder for killing his ex-girlfriend’s 10-month-old son Silas. On Friday, he was sentenced to 12 to 25 years behind bars, a sentence that prosecutors and Widdick’s defense team agreed on. Widdick spoke in court […]

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    Couple Faces Drug Charges After Search for Alleged Fugitive

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — A man and a woman from Lackawanna County were in court Thursday answering to charges that they were growing marijuana on their property. The woman has been in the news before when her young son was killed by a driver who was high on marijuana. Ashley Hazelton and her boyfriend Ricky Torres left Lackawanna County Court after a preliminary hearing Thursday. The couple was charged after police said they stumbled upon their marijuana grow operation while looking […]

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    Cashed-Out ATMs Found in the Woods

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP — Authorities retrieved automated teller machines that may have been yanked from businesses during a burglary spree this week in Wyoming County. PennDOT maintenance crews found them in a creek in Lackawanna County while they were doing routine maintenance work. The PennDOT crew was out checking for damage near Clarks Summit after Wednesday night’s thunderstorms when they saw something that stood out: an ATM sign sticking out from an embankment in the woods. The police now have the […]

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    After Starting out in Scranton, Rite Aid Sold for $9.4 Billion

    SCRANTON — A drug store giant that started in downtown Scranton has been sold for almost $10 billion. The Rite Aid Corporation will be sold to Walgreens drug stores. In 1962, Scranton native Alexander Glass started the company that would become Rite Aid. The news of one big box drug store buying another wasn’t necessarily surprising to shoppers in Scranton. They just hoped nothing changes for their local big box drug store. Rite Aid on the corner of North Washington […]

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    State, County Officials Charge Man with Theft from Aunt

    DUNMORE — A man from Lackawanna County who is accused of bilking hundreds of thousands of dollars from his elderly aunt told Newswatch 16 that he has been framed. Prosecutors in Lackawanna County called this the largest elderly exploitation case they’ve seen. Robert Shutta of Dunmore was arraigned Wednesday on theft charges and welfare fraud. State officials now say that Shutta lied about his aunt’s wealth in order to cheat Medicaid. Robert Shutta left a magistrate’s office in Dunmore in […]

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    Case Against Man Charged with Arson, Brother’s Murder Headed to Trial

    SCRANTON — A murder case that reads like a script for a crime show played out in Lackawanna County court on Friday. A man from Scranton is charged with his brother’s murder after that brother died from burn wounds after they made a deal to commit arson. The Ceballos family from Scranton was at the courthouse in the city for a preliminary hearing. They’re representing both the victim and the defendant in this case. The murder charge and arson charges […]

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    Payless Paydays for Charter School Teachers in Lackawanna County

    FELL TOWNSHIP — A charter school in Lackawanna County is expected to stop paying its teachers next month and the school week will be cut back. It’s all because Pennsylvania continues to be a state without a budget. Fell Charter School near Carbondale receives state funding for each of its 180 students, kindergarten through eighth grade, but they haven’t received a dime since August because of the state budget impasse. This week, Principal Mary Jo Walsh went to her staff […]

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    Traffic Slow on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna, Luzerne Counties

    Traffic on Interstate 81 between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, both northbound and southbound, was affected by several road and police projects Wednesday. PennDOT put out an alert Wednesday morning about four single-lane restrictions on I-81. Northbound near Dickson City for power line work Southbound near Dunmore for crash reconstruction Northbound near Avoca for roadwork Southbound just south of Wilkes-Barre for bridge repairs If you’ve taken a drive to see the season’s reds, oranges, and yellows, you may have seen those colors […]

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    New Theater at Scranton Mall to Feature Food, Alcohol

    SCRANTON — A movie with some food and a cocktail, that’s the big announcement about what’s coming to the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton. It was another announcement of a new tenant for the Mall at Steamtown in downtown Scranton in less than a week, and this one will be bringing the movies back to the mall’s shuttered theater. The theater has been part of the Mall at Steamtown property since the mid-1990s. Marquee Cinemas closed at the end of […]

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    DEP Questions Keystone Landfill Expansion

    DUNMORE — The Department of Environmental Protection wants more information from Keystone Sanitary Landfill about plans to expand the dump and what it will mean for the environment and the scenery. If you drive past or live near Keystone Landfill in Lackawanna County, you’ve probably noticed how the dump has created its own mountain range. On Friday, we learned that the DEP sent a letter this week to Keystone asking for more information on how the landfill might change the […]


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