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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.


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    Old Forge in National Spotlight for Being Self-Proclaimed Pizza Capital

    OLD FORGE — A community in Lackawanna County whose claim to fame is being the pizza capital of the world is now getting national attention for its tasty trays. Old Forge’s pizzas are being featured in a USA Today article published online on Wednesday. The dining room at Arcaro and Genell in Old Forge was jammed packed with diners raving about the food. “Very good, everything is good. Pizza, hoagies, everything, everything is good,” said one diner. It is that Old […]

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    Community Reacts to Tragic Accident that Ended with Woman’s Death

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Judith Permar, 56, of Mount Carmel died Sunday morning after a tragic accident at clothing donation bin on Route 54 just outside Mount Carmel. The Northumberland County coroner says Permar’s left arm became trapped in the donation bin for hours overnight after the step stool she was standing on collapsed. She was found dead later Sunday morning. The coroner ruled her death accidental, saying she died from blunt force trauma and possible hypothermia. “That’s a horrible way to […]

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    Mount Airy Fined $25,000 for Overserving Guest

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Mount Airy Casino Resort is in hot water with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board after a patron became so drunk while gambling here that he fell off his barstool. The board says on October 7, 2016 that man came to casino around one in the afternoon and began playing slot machines at a bar on the gaming floor. The board says over the next nine hours that man was served 27 drinks by three bartenders. In nearby […]

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    After Year Of No Top Cop, Mahoning Township’s New Police Chief Sworn In

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A community in Montour County that has been without a police chief for more than a year now has a top cop. Mahoning Township lost its chief last January when that chief was caught “huffing” from a can of compressed air inside the police station. It was a packed room at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building as folks came out for a supervisors meeting to watch the swearing in of the new police chief. The Mahoning Township […]

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    University of Scranton Holds Special Mass For Refugee Crisis

    SCRANTON — Just days after President Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning all refugees from entering the United States, people came together not to protest but to pray. The University of Scranton held a special Mass Wednesday evening for those seeking aid here. As hymns were sung, a procession made its way to the altar inside a chapel at the University of Scranton. This Catholic Mass was a special one, held to show that this community stands with the […]

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    Shamokin Mayor Arrested in Connection with Cell Phone Tower Construction

    SHAMOKIN — The mayor of Shamokin has been arrested. Shamokin Mayor Bill Milbrand was charged with 42 counts, 14 of which are felonies. It’s all in connection with the alleged disturbance and vandalism of burial sites in the city. Investigators say the mayor allowed construction crews to cover more than a dozen graves with dirt in the Shamokin Cemetery in order to place a new cell tower there. Some people in Shamokin were shocked to hear the news their mayor […]

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    Police: Ambulance EMT Sexually Assaulted Special Needs Patients In His Care

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  • Woman Accused Of Running Prostitution Business In Massage Parlor

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    TAYLOR — A school district in Lackawanna County is mourning the loss of a former student and stand-out football player. Jim Pietrowski, who graduated from Riverside High School in 2008, died suddenly Tuesday after collapsing at a school in North Carolina at the age of 27. At the Vikings home field in Taylor, his former coaches are still reeling with shock and sadness. “Just sad, just way too young. I feel bad for his family. He has a large family […]

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    Train, SUV Collide in Sunbury

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