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!
Cassie is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. In her free time she likes to run, bake, and play with her dog, Lilly.
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EXETER, Pa. — A girl who was shot at a home in Luzerne County has died, according to state police. Police were called to the home on Aster Court in Exeter around 3 p.m. Saturday. Troopers say the girl later died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Troopers are on scene here at Aster Ct in Exeter’s Wildflower Village. Troopers confirm one victim was shot and taken to the hospital. Neighbors say this is a shock to see their neighborhood swarmed with […]
AVOCA, Pa. — A borough in Luzerne County just got a little brighter thanks to a couple from Avoca. Plane Street Park in Avoca has long been a place for kids to gather in the community, but recently, it was in need of some TLC. That’s when Stan and Jessica Spagnuolo came in. “We’re close with a lot of the kids from living here. We’re close with neighbors, kids, things like that, and it’s nice to see them have something […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa — When you think of Pottsville, one of the first things that may come to mind is the Yuengling Brewery, the oldest in America. Organizers hope to capitalize on that popularity at the second annual Pottsville On Tap event this weekend. “It brings everyone out downtown. It’s great for the businesses. There’s different vendors that are coming. There’s tons of food, live music, so it’s just overall a great community event for the city of Pottsville,” said Debbie […]
LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — A leisure bus trip to New York City turned terrying for passengers. They say they feared for their lives and were afraid they would not make it to their destination. “It was terrorizing, everybody felt like we were held hostage. Nobody knew what was going to happen,” bus passenger Fred Lettiere said. Fred Lettieri and his wife were on a bus to New York City Saturday when he says the driver began to scare passengers, even […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — It was supposed to be a nice day in New York City for a bus load of passengers out of Scranton. Passenger Rose Marie Crotti says it was anything but. “People were on their phones constantly, texting family members, letting people know what was happening, that we felt like we were in time out, that we felt like we were being held hostage,” said Crotti of Scott Township. Crotti says the Martz bus trip began with the […]
MAYFIELD, Pa. — More charges for the leader of a church youth group in Lackawanna County already accused of trying to have sex with a young boy. Last month Matthew Romanchak of Mayfield was busted for allegedly trying to arrange for sex with a detective who was posing online as a 14 year old boy. After his arrest police say another young victim came forward claiming Romanchak sexually abused him between 2015 and 2017. The victim says he met Romanchak […]
The use of e-cigarettes and vaping has been making national headlines as at least six people around the country have died recently and many more have become ill from using the devices. As of Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are 380 confirmed or probable cases of lung disease associated with vaping and some of those cases hit close to home. Just last week, Newswatch 16 shared the story of a Bloomsburg University sophomore Kevin Boclair. […]
SCRANTON, Pa — In a quiet commons area at the University of Scranton, family and friends gathered Monday to honor two young men taken too soon. Brendan Giblin was a member of the class of 2006 and was killed by a hit and run driver while on spring break in Florida. Bill Kelly Jr. graduated in 1993 and died in 2001 in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Their names are now memorialized on a residence hall. “We’re […]
JENKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A security guard has been charged months after allegedly leaving a small child in her car while she was at work. Temperatures were below freezing the night in May when police in Luzerne County say the woman left her toddler in the car alone. Police say Joelissa Antioco, 27, of Scranton, brought her young daughter to work with her in Jenkins Township on the night of May 14. That 16-month-old girl stayed in the car during […]
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police are investigating a shooting at a hotel in Luzerne County. Plains Township police were called to the Red Roof Inn around 7:30 p.m. Saturday when a caller reported a shooting. Police confirm paramedics treated a male for gunshot wounds and took him to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Geisinger later told police a gunshot victim went to their emergency room. The Red Roof Inn sits in the middle of a business district in Plains Township and has […]
LARKSVILLE, Pa. — A man in Luzerne County is getting treatment at his home after a bat that bit him tested positive for rabies. Randy Haines said he heard his dog barking at night at his home in Larksville, so he went outside to see what was going one. He wasn’t prepared for what happened next. “It wrapped around my leg within a split second, quicker than a rattlesnake,” Haines recalled. Eleven nights ago, Haines’ dog Rocko was in the […]
MOUNTAIN TOP, Pa. — If you have driven up or down Route 309 in Mountain Top, you may have spotted this little lady. A goat that members of the Luzerne County Animal Response Team say they had been trying to capture most of the day Friday. According to Facebook posts, the goat has been on the loose for at least a week seen near the Alberden Inn on August 31st and again Friday, about eight miles away on Route 309. P&D […]