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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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    Commonwealth Health Reacts to Data Breach

    If you received treatment from a medical facility affiliated with Community Health Systems, you may have had your personal information stolen. Community Health Systems notified the government that its computer network was hacked on Monday. Community Health Systems runs several hospitals and clinics in our area, some of them under the name Commonwealth Health, including Regional Hospital of Scranton and Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre General, Berwick Hospital, Tyler Memorial Hospital near Tunkhannock, and First Hospital in Kingston. In […]

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    “Ralph” Remembers 40th Anniversary of Nay Aug Concert

    SCRANTON — Attracting 20,000 people to a concert rarely happens at venues in our area these days. But 40 years ago this week, a local band did it. It was a night that many fans of the band “Ralph” won’t soon forget. The hills of Nay Aug Park were anything but quiet on that August day in 1974. The crowds came to see one of the most-remembered rock-and-roll bands from Scranton, “Ralph” “If McCartney showed up he might do a […]

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    Sheriff: Man Punched Deputy, Escaped Sentencing

    SCRANTON — Deputies from Lackawanna County had to chase after a man who took off from the courthouse in Scranton this afternoon. He ended up at a downtown hotel hiding in a bathroom stall. Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Deputies said Roy Glenn of Scranton didn’t like the six month jail sentence he was given this afternoon for missing child support payments. So, he punched a deputy in the face and ran from family court as deputies were about to take him […]


    I-81 Reopened After Morning Crash

    AVOCA — It was a hectic commute to work for thousands of people in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties after a dump truck hauling rock salt crashed in a construction zone Interstate 81 southbound reopened around 10:30 a.m. It took a while but traffic on I-81 seems to be back to normal. The crash happened just over the Luzerne County line. It was a like a parking lot on Interstate 81 south between Scranton and Avoca for almost three hours Thursday […]


    $30 Million PennDOT Project Presses On

    CLARKS SUMMIT — The last two weeks have seemed a bit long for people in northern Lackawanna County. It’s been a waiting game in traffic on Interstate 81 northbound. It’s been down to one lane in the Dickson City and Clarks Summit areas for two weeks longer than expected. Costing drivers: “Time and more gas,” said Karen Owens of Daleville. Owens is in sales and drives a lot. She’s avoided I-81 for the better part of two years since PennDOT […]

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    String Of Burglaries In Scranton While Homeowners Sleep

    SCRANTON — Police in Scranton think a rash of burglaries last weekend and another on Wednesday are all connected, and in some of the cases, the burglars came in the houses when the homeowners were asleep. Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano just confirmed that there was another burglary late Tuesday night or early Wednesday, making a total of six burglaries in Scranton’s north end since Saturday. Police think they are all connected and have a description of a possible suspect. […]

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    Robin Williams Inspires ‘Carpe Diem’ Care Packages

    SCRANTON — Barb Connolly of Scranton wrote a letter to Robin Williams hoping for an autograph to cheer up a friend who was battling cancer. Not only did Williams respond, but he inspired Connolly to continue cheering up people who are suffering. In the movie “Patch Adams,” Robin Williams played a medical resident who believes laughter is the best medicine. The character uses a red clown nose as a cure-all. Barb Connolly likens herself to a Patch Adams, but instead […]

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    Remembering Robin Williams’ USO Trip

    CARBONDALE TOWNSHIP — Throughout the day we have received calls, emails, and posts on social media about the way Robin Williams affected the lives of people in our area. Lackawanna County’s deputy coroner Jesse Van Deusen is a naval reservist he was deployed to Kuwait with the Army in 2008 and got an assignment he says he’ll never forget. He was on security detail for Robin Williams who was there doing what he did best, making people smile. Van Deusen […]

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    Neighbor Hailed as Hero After Arson

    CARBONDALE — A man from Carbondale is being hailed as a hero after rescuing his neighbor from the roof of her burning home. He did that right before driving his wife to the hospital to deliver their son. The arrival of that baby is a happy ending to what has been a harrowing few days for neighbors in Carbondale. The fire that was ruled arson damaged two homes. Police believe it may be connected to another arson in the same […]

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    Binoculars Missing No More, Will Return

    SCRANTON — The mystery of the missing binoculars is solved. It turns out the swiped set of binoculars at the Scranton lookout was all just a big misunderstanding and led to a cleanup of the site. The binoculars are on their way back and they were not stolen, as police originally thought. The binoculars that were standing at the lookout only two weeks ago were mistakenly repossessed. It’s a complicated story that led to a total cleanup of the lookout. […]

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    Former St. Michael’s School Demolished

    JESSUP — A former Catholic school that’s more than a century old was taken down Friday in Lackawanna County. People in Jessup said the old St. Michael’s School was demolished to make way for senior housing. In the story of Ann Marie and Tom Pitoniak’s life, St. Michael’s School on 2nd Avenue in Jessup plays an important role. Both alumni have lived across the street all their married life. It was an easy decision to send their children to the […]

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    Something Missing From The View At Scranton Lookout

    SCRANTON — Something is missing from one of Scranton’s attractions. Someone apparently swiped binoculars donated to the Scranton lookout on East Mountain. People who visit the spot said the lookout’s missing a bit of pride, too. This is something that has Scranton police and DPW scratching their heads. What happened to the large metal binoculars folks used to look out at the lookout? The binoculars and its concrete base are gone, and who knows for how long? The spot along […]


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