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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
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    Community Remembers Infant ‘Baby Mary’ on 15th Anniversary of Murder

    SHAMOKIN DAM — A solemn ceremony for a baby murdered 15 years ago was held Monday night in Snyder County. The newborn girl known as “Baby Mary” was found in the garbage in Sunbury in 2001. Her death led to the state’s so-called Safe Haven Law. “A precious life lost too soon.” It was a somber gathering at the Orchard Hills Memorial Cemetery in Shamokin Dam to remember an infant taken from this world just minutes after she entered it. […]

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    Area Police Respond to Officers Killed in Sniper Attack in Dallas

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — After a night of terror and chaos in Dallas, Texas, five police officers are now dead and several injured after a sniper allegedly opened fire targeting police. “It’s devastating, I’ve been on this job for 31 years, I never thought I’d see police being targeted at the rate that we’re being targeted today,” said Wyoming Police Chief Michael Flanagan. Flanagan says in light of recent mass shootings, including the one in Orlando last month, he is holding […]

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    Officials: Suspect In Custody In Stabbing Death of Homeless Man

    EDWARDSVILLE — Update: State police in Luzerne County have a suspect in custody, following the stabbing death of a homeless man. Troopers arrested Daniel Holtslander, 38, of Wilkes-Barre Thursday, following an investigation. Holtslander is charged with criminal homicide. Original Story: The death of a homeless man whose body was found over the weekend in Luzerne County has been ruled a homicide. The partly decomposed body was found Saturday in the woods behind a shopping plaza in Edwardsville. State police identified the man […]


    Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Celebrating Major Milestone

    DALLAS — An annual weekend event in Luzerne County is celebrating a major milestone! This year marks the 70th anniversary for the Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction in Dallas. A portion of the proceeds raised by dozens of vendors, the auction, and an antique raffle benefits the library on Huntsville Road. Eager bidders showed up hours before the items went up on the auction block Thursday, passing the time by browsing items on display by vendors and grabbing a bite to eat from […]

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    Couple Arrested For Separate Incidents: Woman Doused Another With Gas, Man Abused Dog

    MEHOOPANY – One woman is locked up in Wyoming County, another injured after a fight at a gas pump! Police say one driver sprayed gas on the other after an argument and that’s not all. Turns out the woman accused lives with a man who was charged himself for attacking a dog in a separate incident! It was quiet day here at the Mehoopany Dandy Mart Wednesday afternoon but Meshoppen police say it was anything but that last Thursday. Officers […]


    Clinton, Trump Supporters React to FBI’s Findings in Clinton Email Probe

    SCRANTON — After a year-long probe into emails sent by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State, this was the FBI’s recommendation to the Justice Department. “Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” said FBI Director James Comey. Clinton was subject to political and criminal scrutiny for sending sensitive and highly classified state department information from a personal email account. Comey called the presidential candidate’s actions careless but not a case for criminal charges. […]

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    Celebrating the Red, White and Blue at Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show

    WILKES-BARRE — National pride filled the air in musical form as the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performed in Kirby Park Monday evening. The annual Fourth of July celebration brought out hundreds to honor the red, white and blue. “Because of our soldiers that fought for it and we got our freedom to come here and watch the fireworks,” said Ron Naugle of Hanover Township. “Men and women have given their lives for our independence, my husband’s a veteran,” said Eve Scott […]

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    Folks Getting Fired Up For The Fourth Of July

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — At Schiff’s Wholesale Food Outlet in Scranton, folks were gearing up for their Fourth of July cookouts with family and friends. “We’re going to long island to visit my family and so we`re taking with us a little bit of PA,” said Debra Bell from Dickson City. “We have like 60 to 100 people that usually come and we just hang out and play volleyball and horseshoes and sit around the fire pit,” said Melody Smith from […]

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    UPDATE: Hillary Clinton, Biden to Campaign in Scranton

    UPDATE: We know more about Hillary Clinton’s visit to Scranton next week. The Democratic presidential candidate and Vice President Joe Biden plan to be at Riverfront Sports next Friday. The place is along West Olive Street just outside of downtown Scranton. SCRANTON — Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is set to campaign in the Scranton area next Friday, July 8 and she will be joined by none other than Vice President Joe Biden. Both are no strangers to the Scranton area […]

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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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