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Peggy Sinkovich joined the Fox 8 News team in September 2012 as an I-Team Reporter.
Before coming to Cleveland, Peggy
was a reporter at WKBN in Youngstown and began working as a newspaper reporter with the Hubbard News, a weekly publication, in 1989.

In 1990, Peggy started with the Vindicator in Youngstown. She worked there until 2005 when she went to broadcast, at WYTV 33. In 2007, the station was bought by WKBN and Peggy worked for both WYTV, WKBN.
Peggy has won several state awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

She was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio.

Recent Articles

    One person dead in Painesville fire

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio — One person died in a fire on Homewood Drive Friday night. According to the Painesville fire chief, the fire started around 9 p.m. When firefighters arrived at the home they found a bedroom engulfed in flames. The fire victim was Martin Sumner, 73. The cause of death was smoke inhalation. Investigators don’t yet have a cause for the fire.

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    CLE police officer pleads not guilty to sex charges involving teen girl

    CLEVELAND – A city police officer remains behind bars tonight facing numerous charges, including sexual battery. Officer Charles Locke has been in jail since his July 10 arrest.  He is being held on a $250,000 bond. Locke’s attorney, Deanna Robertson, argued during Friday’s arraignment that the bond should be reduced.  She told the court her client has no priors. He has been a police officer since 2007, and arrested convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell. The judge said it will be […]

  • Mayor hires former councilwoman convicted for accepting bribes

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former Councilwoman Sabra Pierce Scott resigned in 2009 for personal reasons, and two years later she pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe from a contractor. She is now back working for the city, hired as the Deputy Program Manager for the Public Utilities Department. Mayor Frank Jackson says he hired her not just because he believes she deserves a second chance but because he she was the best person for the job. “Second chance, yes, but more […]

  • I-Team gets inside look at alarming trends in heroin epidemic

    RICHFIELD, Ohio — The heroin epidemic is not only increasing — it’s getting deadlier. Officials with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office say that last year at least 17 people died each week in Ohio from a heroin overdose, and some fear that number is going to increase in 2014. Inside the lab at the Bureau of Criminal Identification in Richfield, a place television cameras are rarely allowed, the Fox 8 I-Team got a chance to watch as forensic scientists perform […]

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    Police: Cory Barron may have fallen down garbage chute into dumpster

    NEW RUSSIA TWP., Ohio — Authorities announced on Tuesday that the body of a man discovered at Republic Services Landfill in New Russia Township Tuesday is Cory Barron. The 22-year-old from Fremont disappeared from the Jason Aldean concert at Progressive Field on Friday. Family members reported him missing on Saturday. On Tuesday, Cleveland police said they received information from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office that a body had been found and officers responded to the location. The Lorain County Coroner’s Office […]

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    Body of man found in creek near I-90, MLK identified

    CLEVELAND — A body found in a creek near I-90 and MLK Monday has been identified as Terrence Cook, Jr., 27, according to the Cuyahoga County medical examiner. Fox 8 I-Team reporter Peggy Sinkovich learned a person walking by spotted the body and alerted authorities. An investigation is underway. Rely on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for details.

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    Family of victim in deadly police chase releases emotional statement

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — For the first time since a lawsuit was settled by the families of two suspects killed in a Cleveland police chase‎, one of those families is speaking out. The chase took place Nov. 29, 2012, after an officer at the Justice Center thought someone in the car of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams fired a shot at him. The chase ended in East Cleveland, when 13 officers fired 137 shots, killing the two suspects, who were unarmed. […]

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    Woman pleads not guilty in death of 8-year-old

    CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — A woman driver has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a car accident that killed an 8-year-old boy. Christine Gregory, 62, of Chagrin Falls, appeared in Bedford Municipal Court Friday to face several charges including a felony count of aggravated vehicular homicide. Eli Sachar, of Virginia, was visiting family in Chagrin Falls when he and two relatives were run over by a car at East Washington and South Franklin streets Saturday. According to a probable […]

  • Committee to review possibility of death penalty in Brennan’s Colony murder

    CLEVELAND — It will be another month before three defendants facing aggravated murder in the death of Jim Brennan will find out if they will face the death penalty. Joe Frolic, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, says the capital review committee will determine if the death penalty should be considered for this case. Three of the defendants are facing aggravated murder. All four were in court this morning and plead not guilty. Brennan, 61, was shot and killed during a […]

  • Woman dead, man seriously injured in house explosion in Orwell

    ORWELL, Ohio — A 27-year-old woman has died in a house explosion on Montgomery Road in Orwell, Wednesday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol told FOX 8’s Kevin Freeman that the family had been smelling gas for a couple of weeks. Authorities said a man went upstairs on Wednesday and lit a cigarette and that’s when the house exploded; he was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. Ashtabula County Sheriff Bill Johnson confirmed the explosion […]

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    I-Team: A look inside Brennan’s Colony during murder investigation

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – On June 30, Cleveland Heights police knew they had their work cut out for them. The beloved owner of Brennan’s Colony, Jim Brennan, was shot and killed inside his restaurant during an apparent robbery. “When this incident happened, and we came up on the scene, we knew we had a large crime scene, we knew we had a very serious crime,” said Chief Jeffrey Robertson said. Finding out who committed the murder, getting convictions, and ultimately […]

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    Lawsuit settled in 2012 deadly Cleveland police chase, shooting

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A  lawsuit filed by the families of two suspects killed in the 2012 Cleveland police chase has been settled. According to  U.S. District Court, the lawsuit was settled Monday.  The court docket does not give a monetary amount of the settlement. Attorneys for the families of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell say the judge ordered them not to discuss the specifics of the settlement. They did release this statement: Statement of Lawyers for the Estates of Timothy […]