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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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    Accused Gunman Rockne Newell Pleads Guilty, Given Life Sentence

    STROUDSBURG — The man accused of gunning down three people at a township meeting in 2013 has entered guilty pleas on all charges. Rockne Newell was in court for a hearing in Stroudsburg Friday morning. Walking into a courtroom at the Monroe County Courthouse, Newell was quiet for the most part. When asked if pleading guilty was a sudden decision, he simply replied, “no.” Inside the courtroom, many of the surviving victims and family members of those who died filled […]

  • National Guardsman Reunited With Lost Dog Tag 50 Years Later

    SELINSGROVE — A former Army National Guardsman has been reunited with his dog tag nearly 50 years after it went missing. The 69-year-old Selinsgrove man was just 21 years old when he lost it. Before Wednesday Charles Laudenslager and Aaron Shiltz were total strangers but now they could be considered friends. They met through chance all due to a dog tag. Aaron`s construction crew was replacing a curb at the intersection of South High Street and Chestnut Street in Selinsgrove […]

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    Centralia Mine Fire Turns 53 Years Old

    CENTRALIA — The Centralia mine fire has been burning for 53 years to the day. It was back on May 27, 1962 when that fire broke out, eventually turning the community in Columbia County into a ghost town. “Centralia, oh, Centralia was a fantastic place. Everybody knew everybody.” For 53 years to the day, a mine fire continues to burn deep below the ghost town of Centralia. Mary Lou Gaughan lived in Centralia for 47 years before finally allowing the […]

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    Still No Decision on Whether Power Plant Proposal Can Move Forward

    JESSUP — There’s still no decision on whether plans for a controversial power plant will move forward in Lackawanna County. Jessup Council met once again Tuesday night to discuss allowing that plant to be built in the borough, but no vote was taken as more testimony needs to be heard. T-shirts worn to yet another meeting over a proposed power plant in Jessup clearly show a community divided. “They’re putting people against one another which was a family. It’s not a […]

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    ‘Faces Never Forgotten’ Campaign Seeks Fallen Vietnam Vets Photos

    LUZERNE — One government agency is hoping to find more than 600 photos of Pennsylvania natives who sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. It’s all part of the “Faces Never Forgotten” campaign. The Department of Military and Veterans affairs is working with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to collect photos for each of the 58,307 men and women whose names are on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Since the program started in 2009, approximately 41,000 photos have been […]

  • Campers Braving the Cold This Memorial Day Weekend

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — It is a cold kick off to the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday is typically seen as the unofficial start of summer, but this weekend, Mother Nature isn’t playing along. Judging from the amount of firewood being off-loaded from the Young family’s pick-up truck, they’re ready to camp in the cold this weekend at Tobyhanna State Park. “I’ve been collecting the firewood a week in preparation,” said Jason Young. “Throwing in the truck every night I get […]

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    Update: Preserving The Montour Preserve

    UPDATE — Officials said they have raised the $100,000 necessary to keep the preserve running for one more year. ANTHONY TOWNSHIP — A longtime nature preserve in central Pennsylvania is looking for some financial help in order to stay running. The PPL Montour Preserve has been funded by the energy company, but that is going to change starting next month. Now there’s a grassroots effort to raise money to operate the preserve. The Boy Scouts from Troop 622 from Turbotville […]

  • NY Yankee Starting Pitcher Pulls in Record Crowd at RailRiders Game

    MOOSIC — It was a huge night at PNC Field for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game Thursday night. Fans came out for a chance to watch New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka take the field with the Yankees top minor league team. “Go Tanaka!” Baseball fans were in a frenzy as they watched the starting pitcher take the field with the RailRiders at PNC Field. “This guy, I get to see this guy pitch. I got tickets behind the plate and […]

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    DEP Meets with Residents Concerned with Jeansville Mine Fire

    BANKS TOWNSHIP — Residents in Carbon County who are concerned over a mine fire burning near their homes got a chance to meet with state environmental officials Wednesday evening. Smoke billows from a fire burning inside the Jeansville Mine near Tresckow, filling the air with a foul smell that has raised concerns and complaints from the folks who live around it. “It is very bad. It smells like a rotten egg smell. Even when I take my dog out, he`ll […]

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    Schuylkill County Register of Wills Holds Her Seat in Primary

    POTTSVILLE — A row office race in Schuylkill County gained some attention after a bit of controversy. Despite that, the Republican incumbent of register of wills held on to her seat, narrowly winning the primary Tuesday. With cheers and tears the victory party for Theresa Santai-Gaffney was filled with relief. Kerry Ansbach, a longtime employee with the Pottsville Area School District tried to oust Gaffney, but failed to do so. This race came with a bit of controversy when Ansbach accused […]

  • Vandals Graffiti Rocks at Hickory Run’s Boulder Field

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — Rangers at a state park in Carbon County are taking to social media to hunt down whoever vandalized several boulders at a popular site. Graffiti was found spray painted on numerous large rocks at Boulder Field in Hickory Run State Park. These pictures posted on the Hickory Run State Park’s Facebook page show several boulders covered with graffiti and spray paint. The post included a caption referencing the name “Chelsea Dee” painted on one rock, asking: “Do […]

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    UGI Credits Local Natural Gas Industry with Upcoming Rate Reduction

    A utility company has some rather unusual news and it’s good! UGI says starting next month, customers’ bills will go down by about 10 percent. The company credits the natural gas industry in our area for making this possible. People in Factoryville cannot believe what they are hearing. Gas utility company UGI says starting next month, its gas cost rates will go down by 10.3%. For the average homeowner, that means monthly heating bills will decrease from $93.83 to $84.17. […]


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