Watch live: Police release more details on disappearance, death of Mansfield woman

Peggy Gallek joined the Fox 8 News team in September 2012 as an I-Team Reporter.

In October 2014, I got married!! I now live in Summit County with my husband and two cats, Cupcake and Felix.

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
  • Patsy Hudson

    Live video: Police release more details on disappearance, death of Mansfield woman

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — Police are expected to give more details this morning on the disappearance and death of a 62-year-old woman known by neighbors as a quiet “cat lady” who cared for several stray animals. A press conference is set for 11 a.m. today. **Check back with Fox8.com for LIVE video of the press conference** Detectives say Patsy Hudson disappeared July 4 after an argument with two of her neighbors over her cats. Those two neighbors, Walter Renz and Linda Buckner/Blehar, were arrested in […]

  • Tamir Rice

    Mayor Jackson: No bill was ever sent to Tamir Rice’s family

    CLEVELAND– City officials addressed the issue as to why a claim for ambulance services was filed against the estate of Tamir Rice. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said no bill was ever sent to the Tamir Rice family. “No intent or no sending of a bill to the Tamir Rice family. Medicaid paid their portion; we closed the account and absorbed the rest. When the state asked for the information.. then it generated the other side of the process that reopened it, […]

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    City of Cleveland files claim against Tamir Rice’s family for unpaid EMS bill

    CLEVELAND -An attorney for the family of Tamir Rice is outraged that the city sent a creditors claim against the estate of the 12-year-old and the Police Union President is equally upset. The claim is for $500 for not paying for emergency medical services. “The Rice family is disturbed by the city’s behavior. The callousness, insensitivity, and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill after its own police officers killed 12-year-old Tamir is breathtaking. This adds insult […]

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    I-Team: Cleveland Police searching for suspects after early morning chase

    CLEVELAND – Police officers are searching for four suspects that led them on a chase early Wednesday morning. Reports state the four men robbed a woman at gunpoint around 1:40 a.m. Wednesday on East 93 and Carton. “They took cash and other items from her,” said Sergeant Jennifer Ciaccia, of the Cleveland Police Department. The victim told police the four suspects were in two different vehicles. Police later learned the suspects dumped one of the cars, and all four were […]

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    I TEAM: Cleveland boy robbed for $2 as he walked to the store

    CLEVELAND – Outrage on Cleveland’s east side after a 12-year-old is robbed in broad daylight Sunday afternoon while walking to a corner store. The boy’s father and store owner are concerned, saying this is just the latest in a string of violence taking place at the CeeJay’s Deli, on Griffing Avenue. Just about six weeks ago around midnight, December 23, three men, one waving a gun, ran into the store and ripped an ATM out of the wall.  The three […]

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    Cleveland police: 3-year-old safe after car she was in stolen from gas station

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland police tell Fox 8 that a car stolen from a gas station was carrying a 3-year-old child. The car was left running in the gas station parking lot at East 30th and Carnegie Avenues in Cleveland. The child’s uncle went into the gas station to pay for gas with the child inside and keys in ignition. The toddler was found 10 minutes later walking on Broadway. The child told police that there were three men in the car […]

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    Officer fired over deadly 2012 police chase speaks out

    CLEVELAND – Former Cleveland Police Officer Freddy Diaz has a difficult time talking about the November 28, 2012 police chase and shooting. “It’s horrific, I don’t want to relive it, I don’t want to think about it but it is always going to be enbedded in my heart and my mind,” Diaz told the Fox 8 I-Team. The chase and shooting left two suspects, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, dead. “It is a horrible experience, having the fear,” Diaz recalled. […]

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    Investigation opened after nude photos of Twinsburg High School students found online

    TWINSBURG – Police have opened an investigation after nude photos of Twinsburg High School students were found online. According to a release, an officer received a tip on January 27 about a Tumblr page with photos of teens from Twinsburg. Detectives immediately contacted Tumblr to have the page removed and it was taken down that same day. Tumblr is a website that allows photos and videos to be shared in a blog format. A warrant was issued on January 29, […]

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    Trumbull County Sheriff shares new details in the Rainn Peterson case

    WARREN, Ohio – A few months into the investigation of 2-year-old Rainn Peterson’s disappearance, Trumbull County Sheriff Tom Altiere told Fox 8’s Peggy Gallek that he has new DNA evidence. The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation throughout the investigation. **See a previous story about Rainn’s rescue above** Altiere said that when Rainn was found, there was a cigarette and half-eaten apple near her. On Friday, Altiere said evidence from the cigarette […]

  • Walter Renz, left. Linda Buckner/Bleher, right. Courtesy Mansfield police department.

    Two people in custody in connection with disappearance of missing Mansfield woman

    MANSFIELD – Two people wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a missing 62-year-old woman have been located. Walter Renz and Linda Buckner/Blehar were both arrested in Lewis County, Tennessee near a roadside campground on Thursday afternoon. Renz is being held on a receiving stolen property warrant and Buckner/Blehar is being held on a parole violation from Kentucky. Mansfield police say the two fled the area after having a dispute with Patsy Hudson on July 4th over her cats. Hudson […]

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    North Ridgeville police rescue driver trapped for hours after car went off road overnight

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — Police and emergency workers rescued a man who was trapped in his wrecked vehicle for several hours overnight. Police tell Fox 8 the crash happened around 2 a.m., when the driver of the vehicle drove off state Route 10 and into a wooded area. The man, identified as Moussa Saliba, 25, of Lakewood, told officials he was was unable to get out of the car. Police say they found the man after a truck  driver spotted his vehicle as he drove by […]

  • Two park rangers injured in shooting in Cleveland- 12/8/15

    Metropark rangers involved in fatal shooting now back at work: I-Team

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Metropark Rangers involved  in a deadly shooting in December are back at work. Rick Haase, a spokesman for the Metroparks, said the two rangers returned to duty last week. One is back on the road and the other is completing an administrative transitional assignment.  A spokesman would not specify which ranger. Chelsea McLellan, 27, was shot in her bulletproof vest by the suspect, and Kyle Schultz, 24, was injured by flying  glass, the Metroparks rangers said. McLellan has been with […]