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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.

Recent Articles
  • Grand Slam Parade Kicks Off Little League World Series

    It`s that time of the year again in Lycoming County to play ball! The Little League World Series starts Thursday but before the games begin, one big celebration was held in the city`s downtown. Downtown Williamsport was a celebration of all things baseball. The annual Grand Slam Parade held on West Fourth Street signaled the start of the 68th year of the Little League World Series in Lycoming County. It`s a party for the young and young at heart. “We`re […]

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    Non-Profit Provides Local Help To Those Affected By Suicide

    After the shocking news about the suicide of Robin Williams, volunteers with a prevention group here in northeastern Pennsylvania want to people to know there is help out there. The local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention said there is support for both people struggling with depression and their loved ones. The sudden death of comedian and actor Robin Williams sent shock waves well beyond the entertainment community, hitting home to those who have lost someone to suicide. […]

  • Man Dies After Being Hit With Taser

    TAMAQUA — A man is dead after being tased by officers early Friday morning in Schuylkill County. State police said Jose Paulino, 38, died after being hit with Tasers. They said he was aggressive with police and it took four officers to take him into custody. Crime scene tape surrounded Fegley’s Mini Mart on Center Street in Tamaqua, as well as the Sunoco station next door. State police were on scene investigating the death of a man who had been […]

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    Death Investigation After Man Hit With Taser

    TAMAQUA — State police said they are investigating an incident in which a man died after police hit him with a Taser. According to troopers, it happened in Tamaqua about 4 a.m. Friday. Four officers from three police departments responded to a call of a man running around a mini market parking lot shouting obscenities. Officers tried to subdue Jose Paulino, 38, from Tamaqua. Investigators said at least one used a Taser on him numerous times. Paulino had to be […]

  • State Police In Poconos Investigating Attempted Child Luring

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — State police in the Poconos are investigating an attempted child luring that reportedly happened last week and still, no one has been arrested for the crime. Troopers said two men drove up to two children at the Birches development in Monroe County and asked them if they wanted a ride. It was here in the Birches development in Chestnuthill Township that state police said an attempted child luring took place. Troopers said on August 1st two men […]

  • Canton Native Runs Across Country For Cancer

    CANTON — It was a hero’s welcome in Bradford County to a man running cross-country to raise money for cancer. Garth Watson made a stop in his home community of Canton on his run from Los Angeles to New York City. “Who`s ready for Garth?” yelled the DJ to the dozens gathered on Main Street. The crowd in Canton was alive with excitement to welcome home the local hero. As Watson jogged onto Main Street with an entourage in tow, […]

  • Woman Charged After Infant’s Body Found

    BLYTHE TOWNSHIP — A 22-year-old woman is locked up Tuesday night charged in connection with a gruesome crime. State police arrested Tara Paltanavage of Blythe Township after the body of a newborn girl was found at a home near Tamaqua. State troopers were seen at the home on Winfield Drive in Blythe Township after a person living there found an infant`s body inside a trash bag. Now 22-year-old Tara Paltanavage is locked up in Schuylkill County charged in connection to […]

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    A Dozen People Out of Their Homes Due to Building Collapse

    SHENANDOAH — About a dozen people are being kept out of their homes for at least the weekend. Part of a building collapsed in Shenandoah Friday night, putting the houses surrounding it in danger. The building is barely standing in the 200 block of North White Street in Shenadoah after a wall and roof caved in. Alyssa Heintzelman lives around the corner and heard a loud crash Friday evening. “We were inside painting and all of a sudden we heard […]

  • Non-profit Fundraiser Helps Showcase Scranton’s Growth In Downtown Living

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton got to showcase its recent growth of downtown living Friday night, offering a tour of eight historic buildings that are all in the process of being refurnished with modern apartments. This comes as the city is attempting to tackle a controversial recovery plan to get out of its financial hole. As folks took a look around these newly modeled apartments at the Bittenbender Building on Franklin Avenue, many were impressed; some downright shocked. “This […]

  • Scranton Commuters To Pay City Wage Tax

    SCRANTON — Non-residents who work in Scranton will soon have to pay a city wage tax. City council voted Thursday night to impose a commuter tax starting in October. For people who come to the city of Scranton for work, you will be shelling out more in taxes. “Yes, I hereby declare 7-A legally adopted,” said Council president Bob McGoff. Scranton city council voted four to one to impose a commuter tax on non-residents under Act 205 legislation despite opposition […]

  • Woman Who Made Harassing 911 Calls Tells Her Side

    MOUNT CARMEL — The woman in Northumberland County accused of making several harassing calls to 911 is now telling her side of the story. Bonnie Ziegler of Mount Carmel was charged for calling 911 seven times in a three-hour period. Ziegler said the night she made those calls she felt she had been pushed to her limit. She said she’s had ongoing problems with her neighbors and police have failed to stop it. She said she kept calling 911 because […]

  • Mount Carmel Woman Arrested For Harassing 911 Calls

    MOUNT CARMEL — A woman from Northumberland County is in trouble with the law after placing a series of harassing phone calls to police. Bonnie Ziegler, 52, of Mount Carmel is facing charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. Police said Ziegler called 911 seven times in a three-hour period, once to say she was dying, another to say she was mad police broke her door when they came to help her. Tim Weaver heard all about those calls […]


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