School Closings And Delays

Peggy Lee WNEP
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 Scranton and the Poconos, Peggy has spent much time playing in the mountains.
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 after two internships in the New York City market. The first day of her second internship was September 11th, 2001, a day she will never forget.
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, at the gym, or just out with friends and coworkers at WNEP.

Recent Articles
  • Candy Caper Caught On Camera

    SCRANTON — Call it a crime of confection in Scranton; a couple of crooks copping some candy. Workers at Dunmore Candy Kitchen say two women brazenly stole candy and other items from the shop on Thursday. Of course, they were caught on camera. Now, police say they know the identities of the sweet tooth tandem. “She’ll give a look back, see if anyone’s watching her, looks around, then right in the bag.” Worker Nick Reuther Jr. describes what’s happening on […]

  • Community Reacts to Jogger Killed in Monroe County

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Paradise Valley Road just outside Mount Pocono was shut down after a jogger was struck and killed by a vehicle in Paradise Township. The victim, identified as Lorraine Hamel was running on a stretch of Route 940 around 7:30 on Wednesday morning. She was just yards away from the development where she lived when investigators say the car driven by 52-year-old Marc Graves hit her. Now state police have charged Graves with homicide by vehicle and DUI. […]

  • Teacher Accused of Grabbing Student by Neck over School Dance

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A teacher in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District is facing charges of strangulation and harassment for allegedly choking a 12-year-old student. The incident reportedly happened earlier this month, and charges were filed Monday against Brian Fischer, a teacher at Solomon-Plains Educational Complex. Standing with his mother Crystal, Keyon Mutua recalls an argument he had with Fischer on February 9 inside the cafeteria at Solomon-Plains Educational Complex, shortly before he turned 13. Court papers show Mutua had been […]

  • Man Accused of Stealing from Store and Ramming Police Car

    SHENANDOAH — A man faces felony charges including aggravated assault and burglary in Schuylkill County. Police say Keith Herbert of New Jersey broke into the Unity Café on East Centre Street in Shenandoah around 1:15 a.m. Monday. Court papers show that Herbert was seen on surveillance video breaking the front door’s glass with a rock. Once inside, police say he stole the cash drawer from the register, packs of cigarettes, and a package containing 50 Bic lighters. “Here they come and […]

  • Students, Police, Teachers Union Sound Off On President’s Proposal To Arm Teachers

    WYOMING  — The mass shooting at a high school in Florida that killed 17 people, including students and teachers, is prompting a national debate on how to safeguard our children. Now President Trump has added fuel to that conversation when he called for the arming of teachers who get gun training, even offering bonuses to those that do. At Wyoming Area High School, students sounded off. “I think it would be safer,” said junior Gianna Pallona. “I think if they […]

  • Three Locked Up Accused of Stealing From Church During Mass

    MCADOO — McAdoo police are accusing three people of committing a very bold crime. Investigators say Anthony Powell, Brandy Lorah, and David Benitez walked into St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church on West Blaine Street during a 7 p.m. mass Wednesday. A witness told police they sat separately in the back. Next, Powell walked over to the donations table, took donations and offerings. Then, all three left. Lubow Dowger is a parishioner and was at that service. “I didn’t see anything because […]

  • West Scranton Intermediate Students Rally Outside School Board Meeting

    SCRANTON — Students from West Scranton Intermediate School marched around the Scranton School District’s Administration Building Wednesday as a board meeting got underway inside. Chanting, “Students first,” they came to protest the possible loss of programs including arts, music, and athletics. “I decided to come out tonight to help the prevention of the sports and arts being cut because I really don’t want that to happen because they mean a lot to me,” said seventh grader Isabelle Gigliotti. “It would be boring to […]

  • Rallying to Save DACA and the Dreamers

    HAZLETON — A group of concerned citizens rallied outside Congressman Lou Barletta’s office on South Church Street in Hazleton Tuesday, hoping to send a message to President Trump not to end the immigration program known as DACA. Ed Solenberger of Bloomsburg brought a sign that read “Love Thy Neighbor.” “That would be your immigrant neighbor. That would be people coming in. There was a time when strangers were welcome here,” said Solenberger. DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has allowed […]

  • Long-Married Couple Pass Away Within Days of One Another

    CARBONDALE — Mourners packed into Gabriel Funeral Home in Carbondale Monday to say farewell to two well-known members of the community. Marino and Benedetta Zazzera of Carbondale passed away within days of each other last week at Sacred Heart Hospice in Dunmore. 91-year-old Marino died Wednesday. 40 hours later, his 89-year-old wife of 67 years followed him. Their daughters say their parents are at peace together. “I just say there’s comfort amidst the sorrow. There truly is. They suffered for a […]

  • Controversial Nightclub Shut Down by Code Enforcement

    WILKES-BARRE — A yellow sign posted by the Wilkes-Barre City Code Enforcement Office says the Ali Baba Lounge is unfit for human habitation and that no one will be allowed in after 5 p.m. Friday. Calls to the code enforcement officer were not returned so it’s unknown what prompted the city to shut it down. However, the club’s owner says it’s a minor code issue having to do with a wall. At Hottle’s Restaurant, a few doors down, worker John […]

  • Five Arrested After Two Separate Investigations, Including Thefts Of Two Vehicles

    SCRANTON — Scranton police have five people in custody for two separate investigations and are currently trying to determine if they are connected. Police say two of the suspects are being charged for stealing vehicles from a repair shop in the city’s Green Ridge section. Pictures of a smashed-up Jeep Cherokee were posted on Facebook by Kelly’s Collision after the Jeep crashed into a car at the intersection of Green Ridge Street and Capouse Avenue in Scranton. Jay Spivak rode […]

  • Berwick Area School District to Offer Free Breakfasts, Lunches to All Students

    BERWICK — There’s great news for a school district in Columbia County. The Berwick Area School District says starting in the next school year, every student in the district will be able to get free breakfast and lunch in their school’s cafeteria. After a long day of school and after-school activities, middle school students in the Berwick Area School District say they’ve worked up an appetite. As they gathered in the middle school’s cafeteria, they were more than happy to share their favorite […]