Peggy Lee joined the Newswatch 16 Team in October, 2008. While she is thrilled to be living and working in Northeast PA, she is certainly no stranger to the area. With family in the Lock Haven area and the Poconos, Peggy has spent much time playing in the mountains (and skiing down them!).

Peggy Lee comes to WNEP after spending two years at WJZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Baltimore, MD; before then Peggy worked in the country’s southeast region, reporting on the crime beat in Savannah, GA at WJCL-TV.

Peggy began her news career working on the assignment desk at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia and to this day continues to long for their cheese steaks.

A New Jersey native, Peggy received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

On her days off you can find Peggy at the library or out walking her trusty but wacky dog, Nanook, who she rescued from a shelter in Georgia.

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    Architectural Firm Checks out Montoursville Area High School

    MONTOURSVILLE — It’s more bad news for a school district in Lycoming County dealing with a controversial construction project. Demolition was halted at Montoursville Area High School, as members of a new school board are trying to find a less expensive option, but now there’s another development. Caution tape was strung through the main lobby at Montoursville Area High School after a codes inspector found so many safety violations that the district decided to tape it off. District officials say […]

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    Former Pottsville Club To Get New Owners, New Life

    POTTSVILLE — A long-time landmark in Schuylkill County that closed its doors nearly three years ago is getting another chance. The Pottsville Club that stood in the city for more than 100 years will soon have new owners. Applause broke out as the mayor of Pottsville shook hands with the two men who will soon be the proud owners of the Pottsville Club. The mayor announced that the now-shuttered long-time landmark would soon be under new ownership, immediately after his […]

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    Off-Duty Officer Involved in Deadly Carbondale Shooting

    CARBONDALE — State police and the district attorney’s office are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday night that involved an off-duty Carbondale police officer. Family members say the man killed was Joseph Molinaro, 34, of Carbondale. They say he and his girlfriend were taking a shortcut home on Chestnut Avenue when he was shot twice. According to sources with the city, the shooter is Carbondale police officer Frank Schulze. The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Avenue off of […]

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    Coughlin Parents, Students Strongly Oppose ‘Split Schedule’ Classes

    WILKES-BARRE — Concerns over where and how students in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District will be educated next year were heard Tuesday night. Coughlin High School closed in January. Since then those students have been in temporary schools. At a board meeting, parents and students made it clear: the one option they don’t want is to put students on a split schedule, with higher grades attending class in the morning, and lower graders going in the afternoon. “I think everybody […]

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    Girl Sends Thank You Letter to Catawissa Police Officers

    CATAWISSA — A police department in Columbia County got a very special surprise in their mail Monday. A letter–written by an 8-year-old girl–was sent to the Catawissa police station, where she thanked them for keeping our country safe from bad people. What started out as a school project has now landed 8-year-old Sabrina Campbell in the Catawissa police station, face to face with the chief. But Sabrina’s not in trouble, no, far from it. Chief Josh Laidacker says he was […]

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    Hauling Away the Snow

    ORWIGSBURG — It’s been a week of digging out for folks in Schuylkill County after last weekend’s snow storm dumped several inches of snow. In Orwigsburg, the snow piles are still stacked high, one week after a snow storm blew through. Borough officials believe nearly two feet of snow fell Friday into Saturday and many people there still can’t get over just how much snow came down. “Everybody’s like, oh we’d like a big snowfall and then suddenly this great […]

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    Two Arrested in Connection With Violent Home Invasion, Arson in Lycoming County

    FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — State police have two men in custody who they believe forced their way into a home at gunpoint overnight, tied up a couple inside, and then set the home on fire. According to state police, Michael Houseweart, 27, of Canton was arrested in Bradford County around 4 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers said he admitted to robbing the home and named an accomplice, Brian Vroman, 26, also of Canton. Troopers in Lycoming County believe one of the men knew the […]

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    State Police Work to Solve String of Armed Robberies

    LYCOMING COUNTY — Investigators want to know if a man picked up for a weekend robbery is responsible for a slew of others. At least a dozen convenience stores in Lycoming and Clinton counties have been held up since mid-December, including the Nittany Minit Mart in Loyalsock Township, Puff Express in Lock Haven, and the Turkey Hill in Duboistown. Police believe the same person is behind those robberies because in nearly each case the man covered his face with a […]

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    Lehighton Residents Scramble For Last Minute Staples Before Storm

    LEHIGHTON — Many people in Carbon County spent Friday scrambling to get those last minute necessities. They made sure they had everything they needed to weather the storm. The long lines were queued up at each gas pump at an Exxon in Lehighton. People were making an 11th-hour dash to gas up before the winter storm arrives. “I’m just getting gas for the snow blower. I’m just getting prepared, just in case. Hopefully, we get nothing out of this but just […]

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    McAdoo Prepares for Possible 4 to 8 Inches of Snow

    MCADOO — The winter storm is now just a day away. Depending on here you are will determine how much snow you could see this weekend. “We’re getting ready. That’s why we’re here,” said Bonnie Maurer. At Boyer’s Market in McAdoo, folks were stocking up on all the necessities to weather a winter storm, leaving some bare spots on the bread shelves. “We got some milk and some iced tea, some coffee, definitely coffee and a couple of others things […]

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    Eldred Township Residents Grill DEP, DRCB On Nestle Water Extraction Plant

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — A community in Monroe County continues to make its opposition heard to a water extraction plant moving into their neighborhood. The Nestle Company wants to draw spring water from Eldred Township for its Deer Park bottled water. With fears high over the future of their water, residents’ tempers were boiling over. “You have no idea, even though you’re the head of the program, how many applications you get?” yelled a resident. “I’m not arguing. I’m asking for […]

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    ‘Inside Job’ Rips Off Mohegan Sun of Nearly Half Million Dollars

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — State police say three people managed to swindle nearly a half million dollars from Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County from May 2014 until April 2015. Investigators say the scheme involved player cards loaded with nonexistent money and two of the three people worked at the casino, making this an inside job. “You work at a casino so you got to be making money and if you need money that bad, why aren’t your working to get […]


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