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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    Clinton Campaign Opens Office in Scranton; Democrats, Republicans Discuss Conventions

    SCRANTON — It was a packed room on North Washington Avenue as Hillary Clinton’s new campaign office opened in Scranton Tuesday evening. The event comes as democrats are gearing up for their national convention in Philadelphia next week. Patrick Joyce is a volunteer from Moosic and can’t wait to see Clinton accept the democratic presidential nomination. “We are so thrilled that we’ll have our first woman candidate for president and somebody who have so much experience, so much knowledge, so […]

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    Residents Get Final Chance to Sound off on Proposed Landfill Expansion

    THROOP — Speaker after speaker went before representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection to voice their feelings about a proposed expansion of the Keystone Sanitary Landfill. “I implore you to deny this expansion, to choose the hard right over the easy wrong,” said Katharine Spanish from Dunmore. “Please, I implore you to deny this expansion. Enough is enough. Thank you,” said Vince Amato from Dunmore. The landfill is seeking permission from DEP to expand its facility vertically by […]

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    Friends, Family Plant Cross for Man Who Died in Crash

    GIBSON TOWNSHIP — For friends and family members of Andrew Mazza, mourning his death is not how they expected to spend Andrew’s 24th birthday. Instead of celebrating, they were raising a cross at the spot of a car crash that claimed Andrew’s life. “Everyone here, everyone misses him. He’s an unbelievable person,” said Chris Mazza, Andrew’s cousin. Andrew died after the car he was riding in ended up in a creek on its roof after the driver, 20-year-old Jonathan Yacinovich, was […]

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    Rescue Calls To Glen Onoko Overwhelming Volunteer Fire Department

    JIM THORPE — Since the start of the summer season, there have been several rescue calls at Glen Onoko Falls, including one death. Volunteers with the Jim Thorpe Fire Department say those calls are tying up much of their job time and its overwhelming their limited manpower. Now Jim Thorpe Council is asking the state to help with this burden. Volunteer firefighters from Jim Thorpe and the surrounding communities were called to the Glen Onoko Falls in May after two […]

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    Proposed Power Plant Gets Greenlight To Move Forward

    ARCHBALD — Plans for a proposed power plant in Lackawanna County got the green light to move forward. At a meeting Wednesday night, Archbald council voted to change the zoning in an industrial park where an energy company wants to build. But for the residents who packed the meeting, this decision was a bad one. Folks were fired up over the thought that a power plant could someday be a part of their community. “We want what we moved here […]

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    Friends, Neighbors In Grief After Couple Dies In Crash

    SAINT CLAIR — 87-year-old John Yanchulis and his wife, 82-year-old Jean Yanchulis, died after a horrific crash at an intersection in Saint Clair. Police say Jean had been turning left off of busy Rt. 61 and onto East Russell Street when a  Jeep Liberty slammed into the passenger side of Yanchulis`s car, where John was sitting. Vicki Hesse came upon the crash moments after it happened and tried to comfort the elderly couple while waiting for help to arrive. “I […]

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    Community Remembers Infant ‘Baby Mary’ on 15th Anniversary of Murder

    SHAMOKIN DAM — A solemn ceremony for a baby murdered 15 years ago was held Monday night in Snyder County. The newborn girl known as “Baby Mary” was found in the garbage in Sunbury in 2001. Her death led to the state’s so-called Safe Haven Law. “A precious life lost too soon.” It was a somber gathering at the Orchard Hills Memorial Cemetery in Shamokin Dam to remember an infant taken from this world just minutes after she entered it. […]

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    Area Police Respond to Officers Killed in Sniper Attack in Dallas

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — After a night of terror and chaos in Dallas, Texas, five police officers are now dead and several injured after a sniper allegedly opened fire targeting police. “It’s devastating, I’ve been on this job for 31 years, I never thought I’d see police being targeted at the rate that we’re being targeted today,” said Wyoming Police Chief Michael Flanagan. Flanagan says in light of recent mass shootings, including the one in Orlando last month, he is holding […]

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    Officials: Suspect In Custody In Stabbing Death of Homeless Man

    EDWARDSVILLE — Update: State police in Luzerne County have a suspect in custody, following the stabbing death of a homeless man. Troopers arrested Daniel Holtslander, 38, of Wilkes-Barre Thursday, following an investigation. Holtslander is charged with criminal homicide. Original Story: The death of a homeless man whose body was found over the weekend in Luzerne County has been ruled a homicide. The partly decomposed body was found Saturday in the woods behind a shopping plaza in Edwardsville. State police identified the man […]


    Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Celebrating Major Milestone

    DALLAS — An annual weekend event in Luzerne County is celebrating a major milestone! This year marks the 70th anniversary for the Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction in Dallas. A portion of the proceeds raised by dozens of vendors, the auction, and an antique raffle benefits the library on Huntsville Road. Eager bidders showed up hours before the items went up on the auction block Thursday, passing the time by browsing items on display by vendors and grabbing a bite to eat from […]

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    Couple Arrested For Separate Incidents: Woman Doused Another With Gas, Man Abused Dog

    MEHOOPANY – One woman is locked up in Wyoming County, another injured after a fight at a gas pump! Police say one driver sprayed gas on the other after an argument and that’s not all. Turns out the woman accused lives with a man who was charged himself for attacking a dog in a separate incident! It was quiet day here at the Mehoopany Dandy Mart Wednesday afternoon but Meshoppen police say it was anything but that last Thursday. Officers […]


    Clinton, Trump Supporters React to FBI’s Findings in Clinton Email Probe

    SCRANTON — After a year-long probe into emails sent by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State, this was the FBI’s recommendation to the Justice Department. “Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” said FBI Director James Comey. Clinton was subject to political and criminal scrutiny for sending sensitive and highly classified state department information from a personal email account. Comey called the presidential candidate’s actions careless but not a case for criminal charges. […]


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