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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    Sunbury Police: Third Attempted Child Luring Reported in the Area

    SUNBURY — Police in Northumberland County say there’s been another report of an attempted child luring. This comes as police in two communities are looking into two other possible incidents of luring. Now, the mother and stepsister of the latest alleged victim are speaking out. “Very upsetting, I called the cops as soon as I found out,” said Selena Hoar. Hoar says it was in broad daylight that a man tried to snatch her 6-year-old daughter outside her home on […]


    From Sullivan County To Summer Olympics, Local Athlete Heads Back To Games

    Sullivan County may be the smallest county in our area, but it just happens to have two athletes heading to the summer Olympics! Thursday night, one of those athletes, Josh Richmond, got a chance to show Newswatch 16 his skills. As Josh Richmond expertly nails shot after shot of double clay targets, he does it with a natural ease. “I was growing up in a small town, Hillsgrove, Pennsylvania. It was hard not to be associated with hunting and fishing […]

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    Scranton Woman Charged After Toddler Severely Burned

    SCRANTON — Police say a toddler was severely burned after being left alone in a bathtub with the water running. Now, the woman who was caring for the child was arrested and charged. Scranton police charged Yanisha Acevedo, 24, of Scranton with child endangerment after a 21-month-old baby was severely burned while in her care. Newswatch 16 found Acevedo sitting outside her home on Frink Street in west Scranton after she was released from custody following her arraignment. She declined to […]

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    Long-Awaited Thruway Project Underway

    SHAMOKIN DAM — After decades of discussions and delays, construction of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway is finally taking flight. The first phase is getting underway in the $670 million construction job. The much talked about thruway is expected to take non-local traffic off Route 15 and 11 in Snyder County. The first step is to build a 13-mile bypass and mile-long bridge over the Susquehanna River connecting Northumberland County to Union County It was rush hour as usual when […]

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    Nine Year Old Is Big Help In ‘Bee-Mergency’

    SCRANTON — A nine-year-old girl is being credited for her role in corralling a swarm of bees. Susan Arp and her father have been taking beekeeping lessons and were called to help when hundreds of bees appeared outside a home in Scranton. “She’s putting the top bars into the hive. There’s what’s left of the swarm,” said Kelly Arp in the video she posted to YouTube, showing her daughter as she carefully corralled hundreds of bees into a temporary hive. “She’s […]

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    ATM Card ‘Skimming’ Victim Talks About Account Being Hacked

    SCRANTON — Surveillance video taken from the ATM at the Penn East Federal Credit Union shows a man installing something at the machine. Bank officials say it’s a device that has card “skimming” technology, and it was used to steal bank card information from their members. The credit union became suspicious when several members called about problems with their accounts. Mary Marichak from Scranton is one of them. “I went to the gas station and I couldn’t get gas because […]


    Wallenpaupack Community Grieves Loss of Kindergarten Student

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — A community in Pike County continues to grieve after a six-year-old girl died in a car crash. The crash happened on Interstate 84 near Matamoras and state police say the little girl was riding unrestrained. The Wallenpaupack Area School District community is just processing the tragic loss of a six-year-old girl who was a kindergarten student at Wallenpaupack North Primary School. “My heart goes out to the family, so devastating to hear something like that. It’s so […]

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    Surprise 50th Anniversary Party Thrown For Hair Stylist

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — A woman in Wyoming County is hitting a major milestone this year; it is her 50th year working as a hair stylist. To mark the event, co-workers and clients threw her a surprise anniversary party at the salon where she’s spent half her career. When hair stylist Donna Robinson walked into the Majestic Three Salon near Tunkhannock Monday afternoon, she was expecting a staff meeting with co-workers. Instead, she got a big surprise as her co-workers threw […]


    Store Owners Fear Bridge Replacement Project Will Hurt Business

    LENOX TOWNSHIP — A bridge replacement project in Susquehanna County is raising a lot of concern from store owners nearby. Business is bustling at the ever-popular Bingham’s restaurant just off Interstate 81, but with the Route 106 bridge in Lenox Township set to shut down next month, owner Dave Scarpetta worries it will keep diners away. “Of course that’s a key artery for people to get to the restaurant,” said Scarpetta. PennDOT is scheduled to replace the bridge which runs over Tunkhannock Creek. Work is expected […]

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    Police: Thieves In Church Burglary Will Be Pursued To The “End Of The Earth”

    HAZLETON — One of the 10 Commandments is “Thou shall not steal,” but police in Hazleton say that didn’t stop someone from breaking into a church and stealing religious items. Father Jerome Wolbert believes the thieves broke into Saint John’s Byzantine Catholic Church on E 20th Street through a window in the basement and made their way upstairs. Then, they broke into the office in the rectory and made off with a 600-pound safe. “This is the corner where we kept the […]

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    Flood Insurance Rates Going Up

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — Homeowners with flood insurance are hearing two words they never want to hear: premium increases. However, that news comes with the possibility of financial assistance from the county. The historic flood of September 2011 devastated Bloomsburg and surrounding communities in Columbia County. In Hemlock Township, Little Leaguers were practicing at a park that was underwater five years ago when Fishing Creek overflowed. “There was enough water to move the playground equipment downstream, and they found some it […]

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    Luzerne County Council Selects New County Manager

    WILKES-BARRE — With a vote of 7-4, Luzerne County Council selected David Pedri as the county’s new manager. Pedri, the county’s former solicitor, served as the acting county manager for the last four months. “The County of Luzerne means a great deal to me. This is my home. This is where I chose to raise my children. I’m going to do the job,” Pedri said after the votes were tallied. Pedri was one of two candidates for the position and […]


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