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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    Community Taking Strong Steps To Fight Blight, Juvenile Mischief

    JERMYN — A community in Lackawanna County trying to rid itself of a host of problems, from blight to juvenile mischief, is now throwing the book at those issues. Jermyn Borough Council took several steps at a special meeting Wednesday night. People in Jermyn say some blighted properties along Washington Avenue have been eye sores for ages. “The blighted properties are a big problem in Jermyn,” said Ryan Seidof.  “I mean you have the wild animals, everything else starting to […]

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    Coaches Reflect on Legendary Coach Pat Summitt’s Passing

    SCRANTON — Young basketball players were busy at the Backcourt Hoops clinic inside the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton Tuesday afternoon. The clinic is run by John Bucci, who was head basketball coach at the former Bishop Hannan High School. He led the team to three state finals, snagging one championship title. Bucci says the death of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt is the loss of a powerhouse. “Oh, she was so successful but not just about winning games, but […]

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    Day After Fire Guts Row Homes, Investigators Say It Was Arson

    SHENANDOAH — More than a dozen row homes were left gutted by fire on North Union and East Centre Streets in Shenandoah and now a state police fire marshal says this is a case of arson. “It’s nonsense and what reason they did it for, I don’t know,” said Sarah Shustack. For people living around the fire scene, there is outrage and fear, learning this was set by someone. “They’re crazy, and why, I mean I don’t know why,” said […]

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    Mother: My Daughter Was Going To Help Someone, Not Use Weapons In NYC

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The three Pennsylvanians who were stopped at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday morning in a vehicle packed with loaded guns will spend another night in jail. The trio was arraigned Wednesday in New Jersey on numerous gun charges and they have not made bail. Family and friends maintain the three were going to New York City to help a young girl in trouble and never intended to use those weapons. Michele Plocinik is trying to remain strong as […]

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    Trio with Local Ties Nabbed with Guns during NYC ‘Rescue Mission’

    Three people from Pennsylvania were arrested Tuesday morning after authorities stopped them in a pickup packed with weapons in New Jersey at the entrance to the Holland Tunnel. All have ties to our area; two are from the Lehigh Valley and one is from Lehighton. They claimed they were on a mission to rescue a teen from Wilkes-Barre. The group says they are anti-heroin crusaders and they shared details of their “rescue mission” online. According to Port Authority police, John […]

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    Legendary University of Scranton Coach Honored

    UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP — A legendary former basketball coach from the University of Scranton was honored at a ceremony in the Lehigh Valley. Bob Bessoir led the Royals for many years and most famously took the team to two national titles. The room at the Saucon Valley Country Club near Bethlehem erupted into applause Monday night for the man known affectionately as Coach Bess. “It was so wonderful to see so many of my players here today. Just so wonderful,” […]

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    Husband, Wife Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    BENTON TOWNSHIP — The deaths of a husband and wife in Columbia County appear to be a murder-suicide. State police say Mark and Jennifer Kaufman were found Thursday with gunshot wounds inside their home tucked back in the woods off Frosty Hollow Road in Benton Township. Family members say the couple was last seen two weeks ago. Troopers say it appears Mark Kaufman killed his wife, then himself. People living in the quiet, rural community in Columbia County were stunned […]

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    LGBT Community Holds Vigil For Orlando Shooting Victims

    EAST STROUDSBURG — As powerful words were spoken and candles were lit members of the gay and lesbian community and those who support them, gathered together in a moment of unity in light of the tragedy hitting the LGBT family. “With all these little flames together we can strive for a better future where everyone is safe and no one else has to die,” said the speaker. “It is definitely an attack on the LGBT community because people who just […]

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    Scranton Parking Authority Agrees to Lease Garages, Meters

    SCRANTON — Downtown Scranton’s on and off-street parking system and the Scranton Parking Authority that oversees it are considered to be financial albatrosses around the city’s neck. The authority’s debt is about $53 million and the garages need millions of dollars in repairs. At a special meeting Wednesday, the parking authority entered into a lease agreement with a nonprofit company, the National Development Council. Under the lease terms, the NDC will give the authority $32 million to pay down its […]

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    Marchers in Patriotic Flag Day Parade Reflect on Orlando Shooting

    WILLIAMSPORT — In downtown Williamsport Tuesday evening, patriotic pride was on display. Dozens marched down Fourth Street waving their flags on Flag Day. “That’s what we fought for, that’s what they fought for forever in this country,” said Tom Boyle, a Vietnam veteran from Loyalsock. “Patriotism,” said Ken Lundy from Williamsport. “I think it’s a nice event to get out on the town, people getting together, you know community,” said Anton McFadden from Williamsport. But this act of country pride […]

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    Big Changes Coming to Hazleton Area School District Next Year

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Emotions were high at the Hazleton Area School Board’s special meeting as the board was set to make some big changes for the next school year. “When does school start?” asked one parent. “So you have what, two months for all these families are going to have to change their entire lifestyle to figure out a way to make this work.” In an attempt to close a deficit in the district’s roughly $143 million spending plan, the […]

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    Fire Company Struggles to Get Volunteer Help at Carnivals

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — It’s the sights, sounds, and smells of a good family night out. The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival was held at the firehouse near Berwick and it offered up plenty of entertainment on the mild Friday night. “It’s fun, a lot of fun for the kids. They just like to play games,” said Natalee Dawson from Berwick. “They like the fish. It’s fun to come to the carnival, they want to play games,” Ken Shultz of […]


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