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
  • Former Catholic School Now Haunted Mansion For Booster Clubs’ Fundraiser

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A former Catholic school in Schuylkill County is getting some use in a most “Spooktacular” way. The vacant Cardinal Brennan School, now owned by the North Schuylkill School District, is now a haunted attraction for Halloween! And this is a fundraiser for the booster clubs of two of the district’s athletic teams. Screams and shouts rang out inside this haunted attraction as ghouls and ghosts popped out from hidden locations. The former Cardinal Brennan Catholic School, now […]

  • Woman Grieves Shocking Loss of Nephew Found Shot to Death in Florida

    BERWICK  — “I’m going to miss him so much. I loved him dearly. He was a son to me.” Laura Varner of Berwick recalls getting the most devastating news Tuesday morning. Her sister calling from Florida to tell her that their nephew, Nicholas Corvino, 30, originally from Berwick, was found shot to death in his apartment in Kissimmee. “She says, ‘Nicky’s dead.’ I said, ‘What? What happened?’ She said he was murdered by his roommate.” That roommate, Scott Waddell, 45, […]

  • Man Facing New, More Serious Animal Cruelty Charges After Stabbing, Killing Pet Cat

    PITTSTON — A man from Pittston is locked up on serious animal cruelty charges, accused of killing a cat by stabbing it in the head. Max Stevey, 24, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon after the animal was found dead last week. Court papers show the cat, named Ginger, was found dead last week inside a dumpster outside the apartment building in Pittston where Stevey lives. Humane Officer Wayne Harvey was notified at the Luzerne County SPCA and made contact with Stevey, the […]

  • Gun Shop Owner in Schuylkill County Sets His Sights on Expansion

    ORWIGSBURG — A small local business in Schuylkill County is looking into possibly expanding and in a big way. The owner of Shakey’s Gun Shop in Orwigsburg purchased a nearly 20-acre plot of land just outside the borough right off busy Route 61. Inside Shakey’s Gun Shop in Orwigsburg, Emily Noecker is buying her very first gun, but she’s no stranger to the store that sits on the main road in the borough’s downtown. She’s been here several times over the […]

  • Homicide Investigation after Woman Found Dead in Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL — Police in Northumberland County are investigating a homicide after a woman’s body was found in her own backyard under an open second-floor window in Mount Carmel. Now, police say her boyfriend is a “person of interest” in the case. “I love Penny,” said Robert Thurner who appeared to be crying as he left the Mount Carmel Police Department and was led away to be locked up on a probation charge. This came hours after his girlfriend, Penny […]

  • Frustrations Rise Over Much-Delayed Flood Protection Project

    JERMYN — It was a heated council meeting in one community in Lackawanna County over a much-delayed project to install flood protection in a creek. Rushbrook Creek flooded out in 2003 and 14 years later, nothing has been done to make it safer. For several years, chain link fencing blocked off the county-owned bridge on Lincoln Avenue in Jermyn. No vehicles are allowed on it as holes have opened on the structure. Jermyn Borough Council member Dan Markey says the […]

  • Marywood Student Arrested; Bulletproof Vest, Assault Rifle, Ammo Found in Car

    DUNMORE — Police took a man into custody on the campus of Marywood University Wednesday. Investigators said he had a gun and lots of ammunition in his car. Officers responded to reports of an armed man on campus Wednesday afternoon. Dunmore police took Alex Barowski, 28, of Archbald into custody. He was arraigned Wednesday night on charges of terroristic threats, possessing unlawful body armor, and simple assault. The Lackawanna County district attorney said police found Barowski in a commuter parking lot on Morgan […]

  • Prayer Vigil Held at Church near Tunkhannock for Las Vegas Victims

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — People came out for a solemn evening of prayer in Wyoming County for the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. A small crowd gathered at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church near Tunkhannock Tuesday night, but their purpose was powerful: the gun violence in this country needs to stop. The vigil was organized by Rev. Lou Divis to remember the victims of the worst mass shooting in our nation`s history. “I’m enraged. I am angry, upset,” said […]

  • PTO Treasurer Charged with Theft, Forgery for Allegedly Stealing Funds from Organization

    BLOOMSBURG — The treasurer of a Parent Teacher Organization at a school in Bloomsburg is accused of stealing nearly $50,000 from the group. Kristi Duane of Bloomsburg was charged Monday morning with theft and forgery. She’s accused of stealing $49,624.67 from the Parent Teacher Organization at Bloomsburg Memorial Elementary School. At a Little League game, parents and elementary school students were stunned. “I don’t know. That’s shocking,” said parent Tanya Witkowski. “Taking from the kids, that’s not right at all.” […]

  • One Suspect In Robbing And Beating Of Jewelry and Coin Shop Owner Arraigned On Felony Charges

    PENN TOWNSHIP — One of the men accused of robbing and beating a jewelry and coin shop owner in Snyder County is now facing a slew of felony charges. Michael Rodenizer was arraigned Friday afternoon. Michael Rodenizer of Beavertown expressed remorse for what he and another man allegedly did to the owner of Sterner’s Coin Shop. Rodenizer talked while leaving his arraignment at a magistrate’s office near Selinsgrove. “Do you feel bad that the shop owner got hurt?” asked Newswatch […]

  • Vigil Held For Lakeland Senior Killed After Falling Off Boat

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP — A candlelight vigil was held Thursday evening at Newton Lake in Lackawanna County. That’s where Leah Loomis, 17, drowned this week after falling off a boat. It was a gathering on the banks of Newton Lake in Lackawanna County to honor Leah, who died in a tragic accident. “The candles we have lit represent each and every one of us whose lives have been touched and changed forever by Leah,” said one of Leah’s friends and classmate […]

  • Three Fire Companies in Three Counties Collecting Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims

    DANVILLE — There’s a community effort between three fire companies in three counties to collect donations for the hurricane victims in Houston, Texas. Fire companies in West Hazleton in Luzerne County, in Scott Township in Columbia County, and in Danville in Montour County have been gathering necessary items for the past month. A trailer parked at the Washington Hose Company in Danville is starting to fill up with essential items and will soon be on its way to help the […]