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
  • Five Arrested After Two Separate Investigations, Including Thefts Of Two Vehicles

    SCRANTON — Scranton police have five people in custody for two separate investigations and are currently trying to determine if they are connected. Police say two of the suspects are being charged for stealing vehicles from a repair shop in the city’s Green Ridge section. Pictures of a smashed-up Jeep Cherokee were posted on Facebook by Kelly’s Collision after the Jeep crashed into a car at the intersection of Green Ridge Street and Capouse Avenue in Scranton. Jay Spivak rode […]

  • Berwick Area School District to Offer Free Breakfasts, Lunches to All Students

    BERWICK — There’s great news for a school district in Columbia County. The Berwick Area School District says starting in the next school year, every student in the district will be able to get free breakfast and lunch in their school’s cafeteria. After a long day of school and after-school activities, middle school students in the Berwick Area School District say they’ve worked up an appetite. As they gathered in the middle school’s cafeteria, they were more than happy to share their favorite […]

  • Scranton Police Warn of Man Exposing Himself to Children

    SCRANTON — Scranton police are issuing an urgent warning for people living in the city’s hill section. Investigators say two separate groups of children were walking in the 700 block of North Webster Avenue the mornings of Friday and Saturday last week. They reported seeing a man in a red car following them as he seemed to be circling the block. On both days, police say the man then got out of his car and exposed himself, with the victims reporting […]

  • Church Hosts “A Night To Shine” To Make Prom Dreams Come True

    DICKSON CITY — A church in Lackawanna County helped to make prom dreams come true for some people in our community Friday night. The Parker Hill Church in Dickson City hosted “A Night to Shine”, a prom for people with mental and physical disabilities that went from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Friday evening. The honored guests are deemed prom kings and queens and are paired up with volunteers called “buddies”. “So, the ‘buddies’ that are with them the entire […]

  • Busy Night For Carbondale Police With Three Separate Incidents In Short Span Of Time

    CARBONDALE — Carbondale police say it was a busy night filled with reports of serious crimes Thursday night. Around 10 p.m. police came to a home at 129 Dundaff Street after a woman was shot by her husband during a domestic dispute. Police say the husband, Stanley Dombroski, then shut himself inside the house with his 9-year-old son. The swat team was called. Neighbor Rich Sangster recalls all the commotion. “The whole street had cars with flashing lights and cops […]

  • Eagles Fans Return to Northeast PA After Celebrating Parade Day for Super Bowl Champs in Philadelphia

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Philadelphia Eagles fans marched off their buses at a parking lot in Wilkes-Barre Township Thursday evening, still flying high after a long day of celebrating in the City of Brotherly Love. “Absolutely awesome, best time of my life, best time of my life,” said Brian Woss from Hanover Township. They joined more than one million Birds fans who flocked to Philadelphia as the city threw its beloved team a parade for its win in Super Bowl LII. “It […]

  • Parents Facing Drug Possession, Child Endangerment Charges After 18 Month Old Found ‘Limp and Unresponsive’

    NANTICOKE — A mother and father are facing charges after their 18-month-old child was found unresponsive in their home in Nanticoke. Police say the pair were smoking marijuana in their basement while the baby and two other young children, including another 18 month old were upstairs unsupervised. Neighbors recalled seeing emergency vehicles and a barely dressed baby being carried out of 231 East Green Street by first responders Tuesday evening in Nanticoke. “The paramedic was holding the baby in his arms […]

  • Former Church Employee Sentenced for Theft from Parish

    STROUDSBURG — A woman learned her punishment for stealing from the church where she worked in Monroe County. The Diocese of Scranton says Dawn Stevens was the bookkeeper of St. Luke’s Parish in Stroudsburg for 17 years when she was caught in 2015. In a written statement, the Diocese of Scranton said Dawn Stevens was sentenced to one year of house arrest for taking more than $1.5 million from St. Luke’s parish in Stroudsburg. The statement also said that Stevens had […]

  • Deadline Clock Ticking for Scranton School District’s Balanced Budget

    WEST SCRANTON — The clock is ticking on the Scranton School District. After announcing the layoffs of dozens of teachers, the district still has a multi-million dollar gap and less than two months to adopt a balanced budget. With a looming deadline to approve a balanced budget for 2018, the Scranton School District continues to tighten its financial belt. At a Budget and Finance Committee meeting at West Scranton High School Monday night, the district’s assistant business manager updated the school […]

  • Man Locked Up On Rape, Human Trafficking, Extortion And Prostitution Charges

    STROUDSBURG — A man who has been on the run from authorities is now behind bars in Monroe County. John Golom, of Florida, is now locked up in the Monroe County Prison after eluding authorities for months. He faces charges including rape, promoting prostitution, human trafficking and extortion. Investigators have been looking for Golom since October, but they were first tipped off about him last April. “One of the “johns” came forward saying that this person who went by the name […]

  • Bomb Scare Clears Out Homes in Wyoming County

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — It looked just a like a bomb and caused quite a commotion, but a bomb squad determined what forced people from their homes in Wyoming County really wasn’t an explosive. After looking at what was found in the Washington Park development near Meshoppen, neighbors understood the need for alarm. But Meshoppen police say this isn`t a bomb, just a very authentic looking fake one. “The cop was standing there, he’s like this is what it looked like, […]

  • Proposed Renewable Natural Gas Production Facility Would Reduce Landfill Biogas Emission

    THROOP — What would you say about a facility that not only produces renewable natural gas but also reduces the amount gas emissions created by landfills that end up in the air? That’s what one energy company is proposing to do in a community in Lackawanna County. A wooded area that sits off Marshwood Road beyond a UGI Station in Throop could be the site of a renewable natural gas production facility. Randy Holmes is the CEO of Meadowbrook Energy. […]