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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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    Favorite Stories 2016: Program Honors Veterans on Anniversary of Vietnam War

    Newswatch 16’s Peggy Lee shares a story from Williamsport about honoring Vietnam veterans on the 50th anniversary of that conflict.

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    Pittston Police Investigating Report Of Attempted Abduction Of Teenage Girl

    PITTSTON — Police in one Luzerne County community are looking into a report of a brazen abduction attempt. Officers in Pittston say a 15-year-old girl told them a man tried to force her into his car on a very busy city street, right in broad daylight! Pittston police are looking for the black BMW seen in a surveillance picture and want to talk with the man driving when the picture was taken. Police say this car was reportedly involved in an […]

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    Police Catch Man Accused of Choking Infant and Escaping Police Custody

    WILKES-BARRE — Police caught a man who they said escaped their custody last month after he was arrested for attempting to strangle a 6 month old. Derek Reich, 26, has been caught again after being on the run from Wilkes-Barre authorities for exactly two weeks. On December 5, Reich was arrested for allegedly choking a 6-month-old girl at a home on Barney Street in Wilkes-Barre as well as attacking a woman when she tried to stop him. When an officer […]

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    Couple Loses Home to Blaze as Firefighters Battle Flames and Freezing Temps

    SLOCUM TOWNSHIP — A couple in Luzerne County is dealing with the devastating loss of their home after a fire tore through the second floor and up through the roof. That fire broke out in Slocum Township Friday afternoon, destroying everything inside, including the family’s pets. Huge flames and thick smoke shot from this house as fire tore through the second floor on Lilly Lake Road. Dozens of volunteer fire companies rushed to the scene. “Around 2:30, we were notified […]

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    Star Wars Fans Turn Out In “Force” For Opening Of “Rogue One”

    MOOSIC — The Force was clearly with fans as they packed into the Cinemark Theater in Moosic for the opening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. “Pretty much Star Wars is the greatest film series ever made,” said Casey Lucas from West Pittston. But “Rogue One” is different than the other seven Star Wars in that this is an independent movie; it’s not part of the series of episodes. So, this is not a sequel to “The Force Awakens” […]

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    Duryea Police Investigating Rash Of Vehicle Break-ins

    DURYEA — Police in Luzerne County are looking into a rash of vehicle break-ins that all happened in the overnight hours. Duryea police are putting residents on alert after they say more than a dozen cars were reported to have been entered and ransacked. Sometime in the overnight hours, the chief says at least 14 vehicles were reportedly broken into. Michelle Reviollo says her car was one of them as well as others on her block. “When I woke up […]

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    State Police: Six Gas Station Convenience Marts Burglarized in Two Counties

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — Investigators believe at least six convenience stores in two counties were broken into in the overnight hours. The break-ins were reported in both Monroe and Pike Counties and state police believe it’s the same person who did them. State police believe the man caught on a surveillance camera is responsible for breaking into six convenience stores in two counties within a five-hour time span. The first break-in happened Monday at 11:36 p.m. at a Gulf Gas […]

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    Tempers Flare Over Ongoing Teachers Strike

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Teachers in the Dallas School District have been on the picket line for roughly a month, putting 2,700 students out of school. Tempers boiled over at the school board meeting Monday night as outraged parents demanded their children get back to classes. “As a parent, I want my kids back in school. I am tired of the games that are being played,” said parent Susan Allen. Teachers went on strike last month. The board says according to […]

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    Volunteers Sending A Touch Of Home To Troops Overseas For The Holidays

    OLD FORGE  — Volunteers were as busy as Christmas elves, stuffing not stockings but bag after bag with holiday cookies at the Eagle McClure Hose Company in Old Forge. The donated cookies will be sent to area men and women stationed overseas in the military, hoping to give them a touch of home for the holidays. “I feel bad for the guys that can`t be with their families and this is a piece of home,” said Debby Walsh. This was […]

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    Man Held On $200K, Charged With Assaulting Infant

    SCRANTON — 25-year-old Shakir Johnson is behind bars, accused of assaulting an infant who was in his care at the time. Court documents show Johnson was arrested after that 8-month-old girl was brought to Moses Taylor Hospital Wednesday by her mother. It was at the hospital where serious injuries were discovered. At a house on Prescott Avenue in Scranton`s Hill Section where investigators say Johnson lives, the women who answered the door would only say this. “No comment please, no […]

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    Area Mall Treats Military Families to Discounted Holiday Shopping, Free Dinner

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Members of the military, both retired and active, were treated to a special night of holiday shopping and a dinner at the Wyoming Valley Mall. It was a way for the mall to say thank you to those who serve, perfectly timed for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. As a barber shop quartet got the room in the holiday spirit, members of the military, both active and retired, and their families got the royal treatment inside a private […]

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    Game Commission Investigating ‘Suspicious’ Bear Deaths

    WEST WYOMING — The state game commission wants to know what happened to a mother bear and her three cubs after their carcasses were found in a church parking lot in Luzerne County. Wildlife conservation officers were called to St. Monica’s Church in West Wyoming after the dead bears were found around 8 a.m. Tuesday. Now, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is highly suspicious the bears may have been poisoned. Rick Humphrey of West Wyoming said it was a church member […]