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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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    Two Cheerleaders Killed in Crash Honored Before First Football Game of Season

    JIM THORPE — A school community in Carbon County gathered for a football game and much, much more on Friday night. There was a special tribute to two young cheerleaders, killed recently in a crash. “We would like everybody to stand at this time and we are to honor Jasmine and Taylor with a moment of silence.” It was a somber start for the first game of football season at Jim Thorpe Area High School. There was a pause of […]

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    Man Charged After Police Search Two Homes in Luzerne County

    HAZLETON — It was a long day of police activity in two different places in Luzerne County that ended with a man locked up in the Luzerne County prison. Police arrested and charged a man from Hazleton  just after 9 p.m. Thursday. This comes after police searched two homes just six miles apart and it all centers around a missing person investigation. Police from three agencies swarmed a house on West 10th Street in Hazleton for most of the day; neighbors […]

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    Police Search Two Homes in Missing Man Investigation, Person in Custody

    WEST HAZLETON — Officials now say two police investigations at two separate homes in Luzerne County are connected. Police had been at a home in Hazleton since Wednesday night and all day Thursday. Police were also at a home just six miles away in Drums. Police arrested Eleazar Yisrael, 29,  of Hazleton in connection to those police investigations. He is charged with possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance. We do know that searches at both homes […]

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    Berwick Celebrates 70th Anniversary of VJ Day, Its Role in WWII

    BERWICK — Today marks the 70th anniversary of VJ Day for Victory over Japan, when Japan formally surrendered to the Allied Forces, making September 2 the official end of World War II. On Wednesday night, a community in Columbia County celebrated the event with a personal touch. It was a patriotic ceremony for a very personal moment in history in Berwick. Dozens of people came out to an industrial park on Oak Street for the unveiling of a new historical marker. The […]

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    Baby Found at Church in Moosic

    MOOSIC — An infant has been found at a church in Lackawanna County. Authorities are trying to determine who left her there and why. The baby girl was found inside the Moosic Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Moosic. The pastor of the church said he heard noises Tuesday morning and found the newborn wrapped in a blanket inside a downstairs bathroom. She was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK. Moosic police say this 5-day-old baby girl […]

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    Demolition Begins on Gutted Sandone Tire Warehouse

    SCRANTON — Five days after a warehouse was destroyed in a fire in Scranton, demolition work has now begun on what remained of the building. Demolition crews began tearing down the remains of the Sandone Tire Warehouse Monday afternoon after it was gutted by a massive blaze last week. The now partially collapsed tire warehouse along Wyoming Avenue in Scranton is coming down. “I mean, just looking at it is scary to imagine just being in the vicinity of it,” […]

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    Jessup Council Approves Zoning Change for Controversial Power Plant

    JESSUP — A controversial power plant is one step closer to being built in a community in Lackawanna County. Wednesday night Jessup council approved a request to amend a zoning ordinance so plans can move forward. The packed auditorium at Valley View High School erupted in applause and boos, as a controversial power plant took the first step in moving forward with plans to build in Jessup. The decision by borough council came down with a vote of 6-1 with […]

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    Reaction To Guilty Plea In Cab Driver’s Murder

    SCRANTON — A 17-year-old boy charged with gunning down a cab driver in Scranton last year now admits to the man’s murder. Aazis Richardson was 16 years old when he shot and killed McCarthy cab driver Vincent Darbenzio in May 2014. Richardson said nothing as he left the Lackawanna County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon after admitting to killing McCarthy Flowered Cab driver Vincent Darbenzio. He was taken into custody shortly after Darbenzio was found shot dead inside his cab in south Scranton. […]

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    IndyCar Driver Dies After Being Injured at Pocono

    LONG POND — The driver injured in Sunday’s IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway died Monday night. Justin Wilson was left in a coma in critical condition at a hospital in Allentown. His death was announced just after 9 p.m. The 37 year old’s racing career spanned two decades. The driver from England was hit by flying debris after a crash at Pocono. The husband and father of two daughters was flown to the Lehigh Valley where IndyCar executives say he […]

  • Motorcycle ‘Dream Ride’ Raises Money for Special Olympics

    WEST HAZLETON — Dozens of motorcycles rode into Pennsylvania Thursday night as bikers are making their way on a 2,000-mile trek from Florida to Connecticut. And it was all to raise money for Special Olympics. With the roar of thunder, motorcycle after motorcycle pulled into the Hampton Inn near Hazleton and was greeted with cheers and applause. But these bikers aren’t just on any old road trip. It’s all to raise money for athletes in the Special Olympics. “That’s what […]

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    PA Turnpike Warning Drivers Of E-ZPass Email “Phishing” Scam

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — There’s a new email “phishing” scam going around and it’s targeting E-ZPass customers. Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say an email tells people they owe money to E-ZPass. Once they click the link to pay, their computer is infected with a virus. For drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, more and more are opting for the convenience of using E-ZPass, the electronic device that pays tolls with no cash exchange. “E-ZPass is a great thing,” said Jim Della Croce from Saylorsburg. But […]

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    Rescue Turns to Recovery on Delaware River

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — Search and rescue crews in Monroe County were on the Delaware River for hours looking for a missing swimmer. The National Park Service confirms a 26-year-old man from Queens, New York is missing after he reportedly went under the water while swimming with friends around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. His friend, who tried to help, had to be rescued from the river. Kayakers threw that man a life jacket and he was able to get out of the […]

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