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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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    Legendary University of Scranton Coach Honored

    UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP — A legendary former basketball coach from the University of Scranton was honored at a ceremony in the Lehigh Valley. Bob Bessoir led the Royals for many years and most famously took the team to two national titles. The room at the Saucon Valley Country Club near Bethlehem erupted into applause Monday night for the man known affectionately as Coach Bess. “It was so wonderful to see so many of my players here today. Just so wonderful,” […]

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    Husband, Wife Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    BENTON TOWNSHIP — The deaths of a husband and wife in Columbia County appear to be a murder-suicide. State police say Mark and Jennifer Kaufman were found Thursday with gunshot wounds inside their home tucked back in the woods off Frosty Hollow Road in Benton Township. Family members say the couple was last seen two weeks ago. Troopers say it appears Mark Kaufman killed his wife, then himself. People living in the quiet, rural community in Columbia County were stunned […]

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    LGBT Community Holds Vigil For Orlando Shooting Victims

    EAST STROUDSBURG — As powerful words were spoken and candles were lit members of the gay and lesbian community and those who support them, gathered together in a moment of unity in light of the tragedy hitting the LGBT family. “With all these little flames together we can strive for a better future where everyone is safe and no one else has to die,” said the speaker. “It is definitely an attack on the LGBT community because people who just […]

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    Scranton Parking Authority Agrees to Lease Garages, Meters

    SCRANTON — Downtown Scranton’s on and off-street parking system and the Scranton Parking Authority that oversees it are considered to be financial albatrosses around the city’s neck. The authority’s debt is about $53 million and the garages need millions of dollars in repairs. At a special meeting Wednesday, the parking authority entered into a lease agreement with a nonprofit company, the National Development Council. Under the lease terms, the NDC will give the authority $32 million to pay down its […]

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    Marchers in Patriotic Flag Day Parade Reflect on Orlando Shooting

    WILLIAMSPORT — In downtown Williamsport Tuesday evening, patriotic pride was on display. Dozens marched down Fourth Street waving their flags on Flag Day. “That’s what we fought for, that’s what they fought for forever in this country,” said Tom Boyle, a Vietnam veteran from Loyalsock. “Patriotism,” said Ken Lundy from Williamsport. “I think it’s a nice event to get out on the town, people getting together, you know community,” said Anton McFadden from Williamsport. But this act of country pride […]

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    Big Changes Coming to Hazleton Area School District Next Year

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Emotions were high at the Hazleton Area School Board’s special meeting as the board was set to make some big changes for the next school year. “When does school start?” asked one parent. “So you have what, two months for all these families are going to have to change their entire lifestyle to figure out a way to make this work.” In an attempt to close a deficit in the district’s roughly $143 million spending plan, the […]

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    Fire Company Struggles to Get Volunteer Help at Carnivals

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — It’s the sights, sounds, and smells of a good family night out. The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival was held at the firehouse near Berwick and it offered up plenty of entertainment on the mild Friday night. “It’s fun, a lot of fun for the kids. They just like to play games,” said Natalee Dawson from Berwick. “They like the fish. It’s fun to come to the carnival, they want to play games,” Ken Shultz of […]

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    Democrats Hope to Unite Before Convention

    SCRANTON — Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton got some big news Thursday as President Obama gave his endorsement to the presumptive party nominee. The announcement came after the president met with Clinton’s opponent, Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders Thursday morning. Democratic supporters of both candidates in Lackawanna County talked about the big day. The Lackawanna County Young Democrats called a special meeting in Scranton Thursday to elect officers for its organization. But there’s a much bigger election that’s on most of their […]

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    90-Year-Old WWII Veteran Finally Gets High School Diploma

    CARBONDALE — It was a big night in Carbondale for a 90-year-old World War II veteran as he finally received his high school diploma. Ronald Gilroy even walked the stage with the graduating class Wednesday night at Carbondale Area High School. “I hereby present you with this diploma with gratitude for the service to our country and to our community,” said Carbondale Area High School principal Joseph Farrell. Before the applauding graduating class, Ronald Gilroy, 90, finally received his high […]

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    Big Changes Coming To How Pennsylvanians Buy Liquor and Wine

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvanians may soon be able to run to their neighborhood grocery store to grab their favorite bottle of wine. Big changes are afoot in Harrisburg that could mean a dramatic shift in the way we buy liquor and wine in the Keystone State. At Wegman’s in Dickson City, it’s a nice convenience that customers can grab some beer while picking up dinner. “Running around, trying to see friends and have a get-together, it’s nice to be able to […]

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    Tricky Traffic at the Tricky Triangle

    LONG POND — Sunday’s downpours forced the first Monday race at Pocono in seven years. After 160 laps, Kurt Busch in the #41 car won the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400. It’s Busch’s third win at Pocono Raceway. But after the race was over, the race to get home began. Traffic is now back to normal, but it was a slow go for more than an hour after the race ended. Some fans said they were avoiding traffic altogether by […]

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    Rain Doesn’t Dampen Race Weekend

    LONG POND — The party is underway here in the infield at Pocono Raceway as the NASCAR weekend kicks off. “Oh this is awesome man, yeah, party, you have a good time,” said Jim Baranak of Lewistown. These fans always find unique ways to set up camp including bringing in some converted school buses. Both have second level decks built on for viewing the race. “It’s great, sometimes we get 20, 24 people up there,” said Gene Nearhoof of Lewistown. […]


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