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Nikki Krize joined the Newswatch 16 team as the central Pennsylvania Reporter in November 2011, and she is no stranger to the area.
She comes to us from Hazleton, where she worked at News 13/SSPTV as a reporter and anchor for more than three years. Before that, Nikki interned at WFMZ in Reading.

Nikki graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Communications/Journalism and a minor in Speech Communication. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and is one of several Berks County natives on the WNEP team.

Nikki is a diehard Philadelphia sports fan and doesn't miss a Phillies or Eagles game. She also enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her family, friends and dogs Monty and Polly.

Nikki is proud to be covering the news most important to the people of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. If you have any news tips or story ideas, feel free to send her an email at Nikki.krize@wnep.com.


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    Grand Opening for Farmers Market

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — A farmers market near Mount Carmel will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday. The market is set up at the intersection of Routes 54 and 61. The parking lot at the Mount Carmel Farmers Market is empty now, but in just a few hours people say they will be lined up for its grand opening celebration. “That was the best thing that Atlas could bring,” Janice Kozlowski said. The farmers market opened in June at the […]

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    Free Lunch Program Changing Locations

    BLOOMSBURG — Kids lined up inside the cafeteria at Memorial Elementary in Bloomsburg for lunch. No, school is not in session, but the summer food service program is in full swing. “They’re always lining up long before we’re ready to open the doors,” Carolyn Blyler said. Kids can come to the school and get a hot lunch for free. Parents say it is very convenient. “I work myself, so being able to take him to this, even just one time […]

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    911 Centers to Combine

    DANVILLE — Montour and Columbia Counties already work together on prison and court matters, but commissioners say the two 911 centers in the neighboring counties will soon become one. Both the Montour County commissioners and the Columbia County commissioners have voted to approve the idea. Montour Commissioner Jack Gerst says this move will save taxpayers a lot of money. “We’re talking hundreds of thousands of dollars. I can’t give you an exact figure right now because like I said we’re still […]

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    Teen Pleads No Contest to Rock Throwing Incident

    LEWISBURG — There will be no trial in the case against four teenagers accused of throwing a rock off an overpass in Union County and badly hurting a woman from Ohio. The fourth teen in the case, Tyler Porter, entered a plea Tuesday afternoon. Tyler Porter, 18, pleaded no contest Tuesday afternoon in Union County court. That means Porter does not admit he is guilty or not guilty. According to the judge, Porter, Dylan Lahr, and Keefer McGee will be […]

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    Matching Two-Legged Heroes With Four-Legged Heroes

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — A couple from the Herndon area is ready to start adopting out dogs from their kennel in Northumberland County. The couple opened their home to military and police dogs and now they want to match these dogs with combat veterans. Over the years, Mike and Anne Gibbs adopted 10 dogs labeled by shelters as “difficult placements.” Some of the dogs suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder from serving overseas, just like humans do. That’s why the Gibbs family […]

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    Shooting in Louisiana Does Not Deter Moviegoers

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — People in Lafayette, Louisiana are recovering from the movie theater shooting that left three people dead, including the shooter. It raises the question, how safe are movie theaters? “Our world is just changing from what it used to be and I think maybe we should have discussions, but at the same time you can’t live in fear and never go out in public places,” Christina Plotts said. Even though the shooting is fresh on people’s minds, it […]

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    New Brewery to Open in Mifflinburg 

    MIFFLINBURG — Crews spent the day putting down the patio at what will be Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg. General Manager Rich Schrader said the brewery has been in the works since 2012 and is scheduled to open next month. “The folks that are into the culture of the craft brewing scene are usually willing to travel, so we’re hoping this will be one of those places they’ll put on their list,” said Schrader. The brewery is the first […]

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    Family Wants Mother’s Stolen Ducks Back

    SUNBURY — Mary Brown, 88, was known around Sunbury for her two 65-pound concrete ducks on her front porch. Mary dressed the ducks for every occasion for the past 15 years. Her family says they were her prized possessions. “We have probably 50 different outfits which she enjoyed changing every couple of days. It brought happiness to her and it brought happiness to the kids and the adults of Sunbury,” said Mary’s daughter, Bridgette Staffaroni. Staffaroni says those two ducks […]

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    Lost Dog Returns Home After Missing For A Month

    SHAMOKIN — The back of this dog’s shirt says “Miss Trouble” and that’s a good way to describe Emma, a Maltese Yorkie mix from Shamokin. The dog was returned home this weekend after being missing for 28 days. Her owners say they let her outside for just a few minutes last month and she got scared by fireworks. “And I just completely lost it. I’m walking the streets all over,” Ashley Geleskie said. That’s where Bonnie Snyder of Bellabon’s Pet […]

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    Winning $153 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Northumberland County

    MILTON — According to Mega Millions officials, a $153 million prize ($91.7 million cash option) was won by a single ticket sold at the Flying J truck off the Limestone exit of Interstate 80. The winning ticket matched all six numbers drawn on July 21 — 20, 30, 62, 65 and 74, plus the Mega Ball 1. Pali Grewal, the store manager, said he couldn’t believe his ears when he heard this store sold the winning ticket. “I was very […]

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    UPDATE: Katy Mahon Receives Kidney After Plan for Donation Takes Ironic Turn

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Things fell into place rather quickly to Katy Mahon. She went from being on the transplant list with others ahead of her, to getting that new kidney early Tuesday morning. According to Katy’s mom, they were out of options. It was either nine hours of dialysis a night or a new kidney. Katy has end-stage renal disease and her kidneys simply stopped working. “When they ran the blood work her kidney function, was showing just in the blood that […]

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    Local Author Gets Book Pulled From Amazon

    UPDATE (7/20/15): Amazon has put Dreese’s book This Flag Never Goes Down back up for sale on its site. KREAMER — Michael Dreese is an author from Kreamer who writes non-fiction historical books that center around the battle of Gettysburg. So far he’s written six books, including two about both the Union and Confederate battle flags and their roles in the Civil War. “They were the primary means of communication. The battlefield could be a very smoky, noisy, confusing atmosphere,” […]

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