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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    Parade Day Brawl in Scranton Caught on Video

    SCRANTON — A big fight broke out at a party in Scranton following Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Parade and it was all caught on camera. Scranton police are investigating the fight, which happened in the 400 block of Clay Avenue Saturday afternoon. Cell phone video posted to Facebook shows how a couple of slaps quickly escalated into an all-out brawl involving dozens of people, both men and women. More than 450,000 people have already viewed the video on Facebook.   David […]

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    Scranton Businesses Prepare for Big Saint Patrick’s Party

    SCRANTON — Workers at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel were gearing up to welcome the thousands of party-goers who will flock to Scranton for the big Saint Patrick’s party. While the parade kicks off at 11:45 Saturday morning, the celebration will have started here at the hotel at 9 a.m. This year, the Radisson has added some new features to its outdoor patio. “We have the largest bar in Scranton now, it’s a 75-foot bar out here, we have a […]

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    School Security Officer Accused of Stealing Student’s Medication

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A security officer in the East Stroudsburg School District is accused of stealing a student’s prescription medicine. Investigators believe Karen Palaia, 56, of Bangor stole a student’s prescription medication from a locked cabinet in a school nurse’s office. Authorities say the theft happened at East Stroudsburg High School South, where Palaia worked as a security guard. Palaia is confident she will be cleared of these charges. “It will be vindicated. I’m not worried about it at all, […]

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    Update: One Person Dead After Fire in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — One person is dead after a fire in Hazleton, a fire official tells Newswatch 16. Flames broke out in a three-story rooming house on East Mine Street around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. One woman heard about the fire, and came quickly because her mother had just moved in. Jessica Palmer said her mother lost all of her belongings. “Her computer, her pillows, her blankets, her movies, everything. It’s all completely gone. She’s going to have to move back in […]

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    Controversial School Construction Project Back on in Montoursville

    MONTOURSVILLE — The Montoursville Area School Board has made a decision about the future of the high school. The school board unanimously voted on Tuesday night to resume an original construction project that they stopped earlier this year to consider other options. It was a series of unanimous votes made at the meeting allowing the construction project to move forward. “I think they came to an agreement and that’s what they’re supposed to do and worked out their differences and picked […]

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    Woman Says Purse Holding Husband’s Ashes, Blessed Rosary Stolen From Church

    PLYMOUTH — A woman in Luzerne County is making a plea to whoever snatched her purse from a church. She says her purse was stolen from the sacristy sometime during Mass Saturday night. “Getting back my husband’s ashes. It was only a small urn!” A distraught Theresa Bradley is pleading to the person who stole her purse from All Saints Church in Plymouth over the weekend: keep the cash, but return the irreplaceable items. “Everything else that was in it, […]

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    Four Arrested, Including Resident, After Home Invasion In Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Four people are now in jail after a home invasion Friday afternoon, including the person living in that home! The four men were arraigned late Friday evening in Berwick. Four Bloomsburg University sophomores were escorted into a magistrate’s office in Berwick to be arraigned on a number of charges. Three of them are facing charges for a home invasion at an upstairs apartment inside this building on East Street in Bloomsburg. When officers arrived, they found drugs inside […]


    PSU Wilkes-Barre Campus Closed Until Saturday Due To Bomb Threat

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — Campus security and barricades were posted at each entrance to Penn State Wilkes-Barre after a bomb threat prompted school officials to evacuate the campus. The threat came in around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, according to school officials. Within the hour, students, faculty, and staff had been cleared out. “We were getting ready for class, and everybody got the text messages. We just all went crazy,” said junior Greg Strazdus. School officials won’t say how the threat was made. […]

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    PSU Wilkes-Barre Campus Closed by Bomb Threat

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus in Luzerne County will be closed until Saturday morning because of a bomb threat, according to university officials. Officials tell us that threat came in early Thursday afternoon indicating that a bomb would go off on the campus, sometime Thursday and Friday. Junior Greg Strazdus was in the tech center when he got a text alert. “We were getting ready for class and everybody got the text messages and we just all […]

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    Man Charged with Homicide 23 Years After Putting Son in Coma

    SAYLORSBURG — More than 20 years after a man went to prison for assaulting his infant son, he is behind bars once again; this time for his son’s death. Christopher Barber was sentenced to five to 10 years for causing permanent brain damage to his two month old son. Now authorities have charged him with homicide. The assault took place inside a house in Saylorsburg in 1991. “The son died and now they want to recharge him again, is that’s […]

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    Catholic Parishioners In Lock Haven React To Clergy Abuse Report

    LOCK HAVEN — It was a bombshell announcement from the state Attorney General’s Office that for four decades the Catholic Diocese of Altoona/Johnstown covered up child sex abuse crimes committed by members of the clergy. Five priests included in this grand jury investigation were assigned to two churches in Clinton County. “Their souls were killed as children.” Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane delivered that bombshell report. The Catholic Diocese of Altoona/Johnstown was involved in the widespread sexual abuse of hundreds […]

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    42-Year-Old Pro Golfer, Lewisburg Native Suffers Massive Heart Attack

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A professional golfer originally from central Pennsylvania is recovering after suffering a massive heart attack Friday. Jason Bohn, 42, of Lewisburg was competing in the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic when he complained of chest pains and was taken to the hospital. At the Frosty Valley Golf Course near Danville, Adam Jeffery took advantage of the mild February weather to break out his clubs. He was shocked to hear that professional golfer Jason Bohn suffered a massive heart […]


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