Cassie was born and raised in Moosic, Pennsylvania. She attended Temple University and graduated with a degree in Media Studies and Production and a minor in Political Science from the Klein College of Media and Communication. During her time at Temple, Cassie honed her skills at Temple University Television and interned at WPVI-TV, ABC NewsOne, and NBC News in Washington.
Cassie joined the Newswatch 16 team in December 2018 as a reporter/multimedia journalist. She grew up watching WNEP and is so excited to be home serving the people of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania!
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STILLWATER, Pa. — A church in Columbia County held a special celebration Sunday morning after a bell that is nearly a century old was finally installed in it’s new home. Wayne McMichael was just a kid when he rang this church bell for the first time. Now, at 86 years old, he was on hand to help welcome the bell to its new home at Stillwater Christian Church near Benton. His son, Bruce, and grandson, Wayne, were there to help as […]
LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — When cool temperatures set in across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, many may decide to stay in by the fire. But for Barbara Green, who runs Blue Mountain Ski Resort near Palmerton, it’s time to start making snow. “Now we’re basically in production mode, you know we manufacture all our snow. We’ve been testing it since the middle of August, to make sure that it didn’t have any leaks, air leaks or water leaks. We don’t […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — A massive blaze in Scranton’s hills section destroyed two homes and threatened others Friday morning. “It’s huge, it’s bad. I live here since 2006, and I never seen anything like this before,” said Gunnar Raharjo, who lives on Wheeler Avenue. The fire started at a vacant home on Wheeler Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. and spread quickly. The place was being remodeled by a man who lives out of town. Firefighters said flames jumped to a house […]
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — An empty storefront is all that remains at the former Duffy’s Coffee Company on State Street in Clarks Summit. The coffee shop closed this week, much to the surprise and disappointment of its former customers. “We go there often, my staff always goes for coffees. They had great chai tea. And when we saw in the paper they were closed, it was very shocking to us,” said Jamie Kresge of Clarks Summit. “I was shocked! I […]
SIMPSON, Pa. — Each Christmas and Easter, high above Simpson in Fell Township, hundreds of lights illuminate a star or cross. It’s been a staple in the community for nearly 50 years. “I remember being a kid looking out the bathroom window, the highest room in our house, every night right before Christmastime, waiting for it to be lit, me and my brothers,” recalled Fell Township supervisor Andy Gorel. About three years ago, the community decided to change the traditional […]
Chris Chermak was declared the minority commissioner of Lackawanna County, while his running mate Mike Giannetta walked away empty-handed. This is Chermak’s first foray into politics but has a history of public service, serving as a volunteer firefighter in Clarks Summit since he was a teenager. Chermak made his acceptance speech in Scranton. Commissioner-elect Chermak spoke about his hopes moving forward. “You know first I want to congratulate Jerry and Debi. I plan on working with them, I hope they […]
SUNBURY, Pa. — Shattered glass litters several streets throughout Sunbury after police say vandals took out windows on nine city blocks. Thomas Szeder’s car was one of those hit on Edison Avenue this weekend. He had his window replaced Saturday but says the car is not even a year old. “I didn’t hear any smash or anything like that. You know, that’s when it was because they came up and woke me up and said your windows are smashed,” said […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — November is Veterans Month honoring those who served in the armed forces for our country. But for one local organization, every day is Veterans Day. “They need help whether it’s housing, whether it’s mental health services, whether it’s just awareness of programs that are available to assist,” said Sandra Opshinsky, VRC President. The Veterans Resource Coalition of NEPA holds it’s Annual Stand Down Days twice a year. One in April and one in November offering clothing and […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A group of veterans in Schuylkill County was honored Friday for serving our country 50 years ago. A table at the event held 30 medals honoring those who served in the Korean Conflict in the 1950s. Some of those veterans still with us today. “I couldn’t be prouder,” said William Madrigal, son of a veteran. Others who have passed on. “I really wish my father could have been here to see this,” said Mary Jo Grube, Saint […]
HAZLETON, Pa. — A frightful forecast for Halloween has some places around here making a switch that could affect your trick or treaters. Many communities have postponed their festivities due to the soggy forecast. Mayor Jeff Cusat of Hazleton took to social media saying the city would be holding off on celebrating until Friday. Other communities moved their celebrations to Wednesday. Some parents say it’s disappointing for their kids. “It kind of sucks, the kids were excited about having Halloween […]
GREENE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was slow going Wednesday morning for many drivers heading east on Interstate 84 near Promised Land State Park. A stretch of the interstate had to be closed Tuesday evening when a hole that went right through the decking of the bridge was discovered over Shiny Mountain Road. That closure led to a detour along Route 507 to Route 390, and back to Interstate 84. Crews have been working all night to get the holes fixed […]
SHENANDOAH, Pa. — A group of the faithful gathered in Schuylkill County on Sunday to honor the life and legacy of a man they hope will one day be recognized as a saint. For nearly 40 years, the Father Walter Ciszek Prayer League has been celebrating the Shenandoah native’s return to the United States. Ciszek, who died in 1984, was held captive in Russia for 23 years as the soviets believed him to be a spy. His family believed he […]