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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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    SCRANTON – Scranton police are investigating several reported break-ins at businesses that happened overnight Wednesday into Thursday. In one case, the thief or thieves made off with money and merchandise but in the others, police say they left empty-handed. A surveillance video captured at 1:14 a.m. Thursday shows a fast moving thief breaking into Castaldi`s Market on Birney Avenue in South Scranton. The burglar breaks in from a side door then quickly rummages through the cash register and other drawers. He […]

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    Softball Fans Flock To The Back Mountain For Regional Tournament

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Some of the finest softball teams from nine states, including Pennsylvania, are in Luzerne County this week. The Eastern Regional Tournament for nine and ten year old girls is being played in the Back Mountain, bringing in players, families, and fans As the Tunkhannock Tigers took to the field in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain, they were here to show why they were best in state. It`s pretty cool because no one ever went to regionals before and they […]

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    State Police: Man Grew Pot In Another Man’s Flower Pots

    RUSH TOWNSHIP —  State police say there were some unusual plants found growing in flower pots at a home in Northumberland County. Troopers say they found something rather unusual growing in flower pots at a home on Molter Road: marijuana plants. Even more shocking, investigators say the person who planted the pot doesn’t even live at the house. Neighbors here say it’s a strange crime to commit. “Yeah, that would be odd, I think, for somebody to do that,” said Martha […]

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    UPDATE: Road Back Open After Ammonia Leak

    UPDATE: A road reopened Tuesday morning after an ammonia leak in Luzerne County. New Commerce Boulevard was closed around 9 p.m. Monday night after five people had to be taken to the hospital after an ammonia leak at Nardone Brothers Baking in the Hanover Industrial Park. New Commerce Boulevard reopened around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Those people from the factory that makes pizza are expected to be okay. About 60 people were inside the building near Wilkes-Barre at the time. The EMA […]

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    Dunmore Residents Looking for Help from Flooding

    DUNMORE — People packed Monday night’s council meeting in Dunmore looking for help from borough officials. According to the Council, it is asking state lawmakers to see if PEMA will cover the costs of damages. A video taken by Kathleen Larussa on Saturday July 30th shows her flooded out neighborhood after a violent storm came through Dunmore. But the pictures, including one of her daughter`s car surrounded by water was taken just a few days before on July 25th when another […]

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    Jermyn Council Imposes Curfew On Minors, Strengthens Fight On Blight

    JERMYN — For parents of young teens in Jermyn, when the clock strikes at 11 p.m., your child must be indoors. “The curfew hours would be 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.,” said Frank Kulick, Jermyn borough council president at a meeting Thursday night. Council approved a curfew on those under 18 that runs from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Council and the community are fed up with late night mischief and vandalism which they believe is being caused by juveniles. Many […]

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    Trump, Pence at Campaign Stop in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and running mate Governor Mike Pence arrived in Scranton Wednesday for a campaign stop in the Lackawanna College Student Union gym. Republican U.S. Representatives Tom Marino and Lou Barletta provided remarks to the crowd at the start of the rally before Trump and Pence arrived. Rep. Tom Marino & Rep. Lou Barletta speaking now. The two are nicknamed "thunder & lightning" in the Trump campaign pic.twitter.com/P8uQLC6fhp — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) July 27, 2016 "Build […]

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    EF1 Tornado Touches Down; Straight Line Winds Damage Home, Barns

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — A barn sat half collapsed on Marcy Hill Road near Monroeton after a violent storm passed through this part of Bradford County Monday afternoon. Just down the road, a huge tree was yanked from the ground like a weed. Peggy Heskell lives in the home with that felled tree and says during the storm she hunkered down in the basement. “I had my grandchildren, took the kids and went downstairs,” said Heskell. “And you could hear everything happening. […]

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    Mother, Daughter Dead in Carbon County Crash

    NESQUEHONING — A mother and her daughter are dead, and two other children were hurt after a crash in Carbon County. That crash happened around 4 p.m. Friday on Route 93 in Nesquehoning. Police said Ana Iris Luna Hernandez, 36, of Hazleton was killed when her car crashed into a tree. She was driving only with a learner’s permit. Her 18-year-old daughter, Allejandra Luna was also killed. Two kids in the back seat were flown to the hospital for treatment. […]

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    Making a Splash in the Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — With the scorching temperatures this weekend, many folks will be looking for ways to beat the heat. Some people in the Poconos are turning the hot sun into fun at a waterpark. The sun may be scorching above, but it’s not bothering any of the relief seekers at Camelbeach in the Poconos. “Always remember to have fun in the sun. I’ve traveled two hours and it’s definitely worth it,” said Gage Conway of Mill Hall. “It was […]

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    Thousands Visit ‘Moving Wall,’ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica

    PALMERTON — Thousands of people came out to the park in Palmerton to walk along the Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., on its first night here in the borough. “These men, they weren’t even men most of them, they were just young kids right out of high school signed up and they gave their lives for this country, to keep us safe and free,” said Donna Horn. Many of the people here […]

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    Active Shooter Seminar Held to Educate Residents if Faced with a Gunman

    WYOMING — From San Bernardino, California to Orlando, Florida, to a sniper in Dallas, Texas opening fire and targeting police just this month; the mass shootings in our country are becoming a regular occurrence. “Columbine really changed the way law enforcement responded to active shooter situations,” said Wyoming Police Chief Michael Flanagan In light of those shooting, Flanagan decided to take action. He held his first active shooter seminar at the Wyoming Hose Company to educate residents on what to […]

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