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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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    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. […]


    New Resort Looking To Make A Splash With Race Fans

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — NASCAR racing is back again at the Tricky Triangle this weekend, and there’s a new resort in Monroe County hoping to make a splash with racing fans. Ahead of the big race Sunday at Pocono Raceway, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick took time to pal around with racing fans at Kalahari Resort in the Poconos with a personal meet-and-greet session. “It’s always nice to meet fans. Our sport is so driven by that, and there are so many great personalities […]

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    Several Fish Found Dead At Frances Slocum State Park

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — Folks at a state park in Luzerne County are finding something “fishy” about the water there. A large number of fish were found dead at the lake at Frances Slocum over Memorial Day weekend. It was a busy day on the lake at Frances Slocum State Park in Luzerne County Wednesday with plenty of anglers looking to hook a fish. “I haven’t really fished over here recently so I’m not sure how the fish are biting these […]

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    Hazleton City Council Wants ‘Cops’ to Stop Filming

    HAZLETON — The reality show “Cops” is causing controversy in Hazleton. For the last week, the show’s TV crews have been following police and that’s making some city officials and residents unhappy. The president of city council called a special meeting Tuesday night, saying he is very concerned the show will hurt the city both in liability and in image. Most of the residents who spoke out at the meeting agreed. “Cops” may be a popular TV show, but it […]

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    Police: Facebook Feud Leads to Scranton Stabbing Death

    SCRANTON – Investigators say a fight on Facebook between two teenage girls escalated into a street fight. Now, one of those girls, an 18 year old, is dead. The other, a 16 year old, is behind bars. “The thing that is going through my mind is that I failed,” said Roxanne Draper, the victim’s friend. The last time Roxanne Draper saw Kayla VanWert alive was in Draper’s home in the hill section. Draper says VanWert, who had been staying with […]

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    Sunbury Police: Third Attempted Child Luring Reported in the Area

    SUNBURY — Police in Northumberland County say there’s been another report of an attempted child luring. This comes as police in two communities are looking into two other possible incidents of luring. Now, the mother and stepsister of the latest alleged victim are speaking out. “Very upsetting, I called the cops as soon as I found out,” said Selena Hoar. Hoar says it was in broad daylight that a man tried to snatch her 6-year-old daughter outside her home on […]


    From Sullivan County To Summer Olympics, Local Athlete Heads Back To Games

    Sullivan County may be the smallest county in our area, but it just happens to have two athletes heading to the summer Olympics! Thursday night, one of those athletes, Josh Richmond, got a chance to show Newswatch 16 his skills. As Josh Richmond expertly nails shot after shot of double clay targets, he does it with a natural ease. “I was growing up in a small town, Hillsgrove, Pennsylvania. It was hard not to be associated with hunting and fishing […]

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    Scranton Woman Charged After Toddler Severely Burned

    SCRANTON — Police say a toddler was severely burned after being left alone in a bathtub with the water running. Now, the woman who was caring for the child was arrested and charged. Scranton police charged Yanisha Acevedo, 24, of Scranton with child endangerment after a 21-month-old baby was severely burned while in her care. Newswatch 16 found Acevedo sitting outside her home on Frink Street in west Scranton after she was released from custody following her arraignment. She declined to […]

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    Long-Awaited Thruway Project Underway

    SHAMOKIN DAM — After decades of discussions and delays, construction of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway is finally taking flight. The first phase is getting underway in the $670 million construction job. The much talked about thruway is expected to take non-local traffic off Route 15 and 11 in Snyder County. The first step is to build a 13-mile bypass and mile-long bridge over the Susquehanna River connecting Northumberland County to Union County It was rush hour as usual when […]

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    Nine Year Old Is Big Help In ‘Bee-Mergency’

    SCRANTON — A nine-year-old girl is being credited for her role in corralling a swarm of bees. Susan Arp and her father have been taking beekeeping lessons and were called to help when hundreds of bees appeared outside a home in Scranton. “She’s putting the top bars into the hive. There’s what’s left of the swarm,” said Kelly Arp in the video she posted to YouTube, showing her daughter as she carefully corralled hundreds of bees into a temporary hive. “She’s […]

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    ATM Card ‘Skimming’ Victim Talks About Account Being Hacked

    SCRANTON — Surveillance video taken from the ATM at the Penn East Federal Credit Union shows a man installing something at the machine. Bank officials say it’s a device that has card “skimming” technology, and it was used to steal bank card information from their members. The credit union became suspicious when several members called about problems with their accounts. Mary Marichak from Scranton is one of them. “I went to the gas station and I couldn’t get gas because […]


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