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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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    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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    COLTS Ordered To Pay Back State

    SCRANTON — The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) has been ordered to pay the state nearly $6 million. It’s the latest in a ghost rider scandal that first surfaced in Luzerne County. Officials with COLTS say they have known for quite a while that they would face a penalty for what they’re calling a “sin of the past,” inflating the number of senior citizens who ride their buses. That penalty will mean a big financial hit for COLTS, but […]

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    Civic Center Director Facing Theft Charges

    DICKSON CITY — Police in Lackawanna County say the director of a community civic center used the center’s bank account as her own, stealing thousands to spend at casinos. Rebecca Flannery of Dickson City was arraigned at the Lackawanna County Courthouse Wednesday morning on theft charges tied to her job as the director of the Dickson City Civic Center. Flannery has had the job for a decade, but investigators say over the past four years she’s stolen at least $13,000. […]

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    Taylor Councilman Charged With Forgery In Alleged Vote Scam

    TAYLOR — A borough council member in Lackawanna County is being accused of voter fraud and facing felony charges for it. Investigators said the councilman from Taylor forged absentee ballots for the November election. Councilman Eugene Gallagher is only about eight months into his first term on Taylor Borough Council, but the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office has been investigating him since just after he was elected last November. He has been charged with forgery for allegedly filling out voters’ […]

  • Renewed Calls for Walking Path After Another Pedestrian Hit on Montage Mountain Road

    MOOSIC — For the second time in as many years a pedestrian was hit by a car while walking along Montage Mountain Road after a concert. The victim of this weekend’s incident is expected to be okay, but it brings renewed calls for a walking trail along the busy road in Lackawanna County. Matthew Sheerin of Scranton was hit along Montage Mountain Road on Saturday night as he walked away from the Mayhem Festival concert at Toyota Pavilion. Tracy Woodall […]

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    Murder Charges Filed In Death of Baby

    SCRANTON — A man from Lackawanna County is now charged with murder and may face the death penalty for the beating death of a 10-month-old child. Eddie Widdick of Jermyn was arraigned Monday morning on first degree murder charges. Widdick has been locked up since March when he was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly hitting the 10-month-old child’s head against a metal crib. The baby died a day later, and now widdick’s charges have been upgraded to murder. It […]

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    Charges Against Priest Dismissed

    SCRANTON — Charges were dismissed in Lackawanna County court against a priest accused of improper acts with a teen girl. In April, Fr. Philip Altavilla who was the pastor at St. Peter’s Cathedral in downtown Scranton was charged with indecent assault and corruption of minors. He was accused of fondling a 13-year-old girl’s feet and legs, later admitting he had a foot fetish. The alleged incident happened in 1998. The charges would fit within the statute of limitations that stand […]

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    Dominick Sentenced For Bonacci Murder

    SCRANTON — A judge sentenced a man to the maximum for his role a murder in Lackawanna County. It has been exactly one year since Jason Dominick and Neil Pal were arrested for Frank Bonacci’s murder. Dominick, who was convicted as the shooter, received the maximum sentence allowed by law, plus some extra time because he was on probation when the murder happened last July. In total, Dominick will spend 42 and half to 85 years behind bars. “The sad […]

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    Bomb Threats Affect Three Banks

    SCRANTON — Three banks were forced to shut down Wednesday because of bomb threats. Bank employees at three banks in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties had quite a scare. Someone called in identical bomb threats within about an hour of each other. Police say each of those bomb threats was unfounded and no one was hurt during the scary hour-long ordeal in Scranton and in Avoca in Luzerne County. Scranton police believe all of the bomb threats were called in by […]

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    Lackawanna County Contractor Facing More Charges

    SCRANTON — A contractor from Taylor accused of ripping off his customers was back in court today. Detectives filed new charges against Joseph Senese saying the list of Senese’s alleged victims is now three times longer. Lackawanna County detectives arrested Joseph Senese last week. They accused him of taking money from eight clients for work he never did. Tuesday, detectives came to court with evidence of 14 more people who say Senese did the same thing to them. Senese is […]

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