State Investigators Raid Scranton School District Offices

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 cats, Utley & Laurel.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, send Stacy an e-mail.


Recent Articles
  • State Investigators Raid Scranton School District Offices

    SCRANTON, Pa. -- State officials are conducting a raid at Scranton School District offices in the city.

  • PennDOT Explains Storm Response after Travel Nightmare

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It’s safe to say most of us had a rough start to winter, but Steve Vonbergen of Scranton says he’s in the running for having one of the worst days. He pulled into the Sunoco station on Davis Street on a donut. “Yeah, I don’t know, just from spinning and spinning and spinning, the tire just popped right off the car, so, yeah, it was a pretty bad day yesterday.” Vonbergen was one of many drivers who […]

  • Scranton Offering Reduced Parking for Santa Parade

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The city of Scranton is offering reduced rates in parking garages for folks headed to the Santa Parade on Saturday. All city parking garages will be offering a reduced parking rate of $5 from 3 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. on Saturday. City leaders encourage everyone coming downtown to use the garages so crews can remove snow from the streets. You can also watch the Santa Parade live on WNEP and wnep.com Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Click […]

  • Cars Abandoned on Roads in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The morning light revealed what this November snow and the evening’s tricky trip home left behind. We found vehicles abandoned on the sides of most major roads in Scranton and the surrounding areas. After a busy night, Scranton police spent the morning working to reunite drivers and cars. Chief Carl Garziano says police called tow trucks for dozens of vehicles in the city. State police did the same on the interstates. “We certainly tried not to tow any […]

  • Family of Lackawanna County Woman Flees California Wildfires

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Camp wildfire burning in Northern California is hitting very close to home for a woman from Lackawanna County. The California house she grew up in burned to the ground and her family among the thousands who fled the fire. April Kemp is the founder of Marley’s Mission near Clarks Summit. Before growing roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania, she grew up in Paradise, California. It’s a place she describes as quaint, quiet, and covered in pine trees. […]

  • Caregivers Conference Held in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A gathering that’s the first of its kind was held in downtown Scranton on Thursday — a conference for folks caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. A few dozen people gathered at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center and they all share a title they didn’t choose: caregiver. The Pennsylvania chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association hosted a conference for folks who care for a loved one with the disease. “This is brand new […]

  • PennDOT Prepares for Storm

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — PennDOT was out in force Wednesday preparing the roads for the upcoming snow. The whole state is short on plow drivers for the beginning of the winter season, but officials in our area say they’re ready. Earlier this week, PennDOT workers switched over to their winter schedule of alternating 12-hour shifts. Plows were out salting Wednesday and crews worked on winter problem areas. PennDOT employees tried to best predict the areas that will be hardest hit. […]

  • Clearing the Way for New Development in Dunmore?

    DUNMORE, Pa. — It took demolition crews a little more than a day to clear a lot on Drinker Street in Dunmore. A hole is left where a nearly century-old clothing store once stood. Friedman’s Clothing Store closed earlier this year. John Gregory runs Sweeper Central just next door. He knew the demolition was coming, but it still left him feeling empty. “I watched it grow. I watched it become a huge success. I watched it decline,” Gregory said. The […]

  • Veterans’ Service Dogs Meet Students in Lackawanna County

    ARCHBALD, Pa. — How do teachers get through to their students about the importance of Veterans Day? One teacher in Lackawanna County thought puppies might do the trick. The demonstration at the Valley View School District was a Veteran’s Day lesson in disguise. “Everybody loves dogs. So I thought, these are 12, 13, and 14-year-olds, to have someone just speak up there would not gain their interest and they would not learn about Veterans Day. I thought if we had […]

  • Police, School Districts Address School Bus Safety Laws

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — In light of a string of school bus stop crashes across the country, school districts and police departments in our area are making changes. They’re making sure drivers who break the law face consequences, and that students know how to protect themselves. Mrs. Jones’ kindergarten class at Riverside Elementary West in Taylor had a guest teacher Thursday, Taylor Police Officer Mike Zuby. The lesson is school bus safety. The lesson is a follow-up to a study done […]

  • ‘Doughboy’ Back in Place near Harrison Avenue Bridge in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A statue honoring World War I veterans is back home in Scranton with a new look and a new location. The “Doughboy” was put into place Wednesday, ahead of a dedication ceremony scheduled for Veterans Day. The doughboy is home! It’s a new doughboy statue honoring WWI veterans, and a new Duffy Park…almost finished after the construction of the new Harrison Ave Bridge in #Scranton @wnep pic.twitter.com/g5bYSVXvEI — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) November 7, 2018 The statue was […]

  • Businesses, Residents Concerned about Route 502 Bridge Work

    SPRING BROOK TOWNSHIP, Pa.  — PennDOT’s routine check of a bridge in Lackawanna County found it wasn’t safe for drivers. The emergency repairs will complicate travel in the Spring Brook Township area for a few weeks. The “road closed” signs went up quickly on Route 502 near Moosic. PennDOT inspectors found some problems under the road during a recent bridge inspection. Too much of the bridge has worn away, and PennDOT feared it wasn’t safe for drivers, so this part […]