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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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    Starbucks to Raise Some Beverage Prices

    MOOSIC — Starting July 7, there’s a shot of reality that will come with your next shot of caffeine. Coffee giant Starbucks says starting Tuesday, it will raise the price on certain drinks, some as much as 20 cents. At the Starbucks at The Shoppes at Montage in Moosic, caffeine junkies made a pit stop for an early evening pick me up. For many customers, they can’t exactly explain why they love Starbucks, they just know they do. “Because it’s […]

  • Scranton Hosts Annual Fourth Of July Scrantastic Spectacular

    SCRANTON — One of the largest Fourth of July events in the area was held Friday evening in the Electric City. The Fourth Annual Scrantastic Spectacular drew more than 10,000 folks to Courthouse Square. Patriotic tunes blasted across the crowd of thousands gathered on Courthouse Square, electrifying the Electric City on this Fourth of July celebration. “I’ve heard them before but not on the outside like this,” said Elizabeth Canova of Scranton. The Fourth Annual Scrantastic Spectacular was hosted by the […]

  • AAA: Millions Expected to Travel for Fourth of July

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The big holiday rush is on with folks heading out on the highways for the Fourth of July weekend. AAA expects nearly 42 million people will travel this weekend with 85 percent of those, or 35 million, expected to drive. AAA says that’s the highest national volume since 2007. “My favorite holiday!” Peter Barber from New Jersey said. This rest area near Tompkinsville off Interstate 81 was jammed packed with holiday travelers. “This is insane, the number […]

  • Residents Want Help, Answers Over Lack Of Water

    UPDATE — Water is back on for the residents on Thursday. CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Tuesday night’s storm is believed to have caused more than a hundred homes to lose water service in the Poconos. The Department of Environmental Protection says it is trying to resolve the water issue at the Sun Valley Mobile Park in Monroe County, but now the agency is running into a major obstacle. It can’t find who is responsible for maintaining the facilities inside the community. […]

  • Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flooding In Tamaqua

    TAMAQUA — The Little Schuylkill River got transformed into a wild rapid in Tamaqua after heavy downpours dumped buckets of water on the borough Tuesday evening. “It was bad, really bad. It was just like coming down in sheets,” said Carla Theisen. Roads were quickly turned into rivers and lakes. While some drivers risked plowing into the mess, others said they wouldn’t even dare walking through it. “It’s terrible. You can’t walk. You can’t even walk across the street, you’re […]

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    Suspect in Decades-Long Cold Case Goes on Trial

    STROUDSBURG — Nearly 50 years after a man was found murdered in Monroe County, the accused killer is finally going to trial in a decades-long cold case. The murder trial of Richard Keiper began Monday morning in Stroudsburg. It was two years ago that Keiper was brought back to the Poconos and arraigned on charges of murder, robbery, and theft. Keiper is charged with killing Alfred Barnes, a Bethlehem Steel executive, back in 1968 near Effort. Investigators say Barnes was […]

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    LGBT Community In NEPA Celebrates SCOTUS Ruling

    The landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage is being both celebrated and criticized here in our area. Pennsylvania is one of the states that already allows gay marriage. At the Tomato Bar in Pittston, the celebration was in full swing. “At work, I’m just like yeah!” “And I’m so proud to be an American today!” The Northeastern Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance, representing the LGBT community here in our area, threw a party to mark the historic Supreme […]

  • WWII Veteran Finally Receives High School Diploma

    LANDSFORD — A World War II veteran received an honor he’s wanted for more than 70 years: a high school diploma. William Tini left high school in 1942 to join the Army and never had the chance to graduate. “We’re proud to present you with a diploma from the Panther Valley High School.” For William Tini, 89, this is a moment in his life he only dreamed about, getting his high school diploma. The WWII  veteran received that honor at […]

  • Recovering Sharon Budd And Husband Get Wedding Anniversary Surprise

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — It was a wedding anniversary surprise for an Ohio woman severely injured after rocks were thrown off an overpass on Interstate 80 last year in Union County. Wednesday night Sharon Budd and her husband Randy got a special dinner at a restaurant near Lewisburg. “Happy anniversary!” “Oh, thank you that’s so nice! Hi!” From their happy expressions, Sharon and Randy Budd certainly weren’t expecting this welcome here at Applebee’s near Lewisburg. After spending another day at the […]

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    Testimony Continues over Proposed Power Plant

    ARCHBALD — Another public hearing was held Tuesday over the controversial proposed power plant in Jessup. Jessup council had been taking testimony for months from the energy company pushing the plant. Now those opposed to the plant got a chance to have their argument heard. Emotions were high once again as Jessup borough council held another public hearing on a proposed power plant in the borough. “And we live in a residential development near those buildings,” shouted someone in the […]

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    Centenarian’s Love For Booze Causes Internet Frenzy

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — An update to the story we brought you last week about a woman celebrating her 100th birthday. After telling us her secret to a long life was her love of booze, Pauline Spagnola’s story went viral on social media. “Here’s luck to you, buddy!” Relaxing with a nice cold brew isn’t just a way to spend the afternoon, for Pauline Spagnola, it’s the key to a long life and she should know. It was during Pauline’s 100th […]

  • Man Charged With Killing Jogger While Driving Drunk

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Police in Luzerne County arrested a man Friday night for a hit and run that left a jogger dead and a community angry and the driver accused of hitting the woman then taking off has multiple DUI arrests in his past. “I wish I was dead.” Michael Scavone, of Harveys Lake, made clear his feelings as officers led him into his arraignment here near Dallas where he was charged with numerous offenses including homicide by vehicle while […]


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