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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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    Family Of Eight Loses Everything In Fire

    MUNCY — A family in Lycoming County is looking for help after they lost everything in a fire. The fire Thursday heavily damaged their house. Friends of the Bilbay family in Muncy are accepting donations and even set up a bank account for the couple and their six kids. The family says they lost all of their clothes and Christmas presents and decorations in the fire. William and Melinda Bilbay looked over the damage at their Muncy home on Friday. […]

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    Food Bank Gives Extra For The Holidays

    LEWISBURG — People who stopped by the Lewisburg food pantry’s biweekly food distribution received a special Christmas treat. In addition to their normal bags of food, people got extra food for the holidays, toys, and books for their children. Dozens of people stood in line outside the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg where the Lewisburg food pantry is. They were in line to get their biweekly bags of food. “Oh, it’s real nice. I’ve been coming for about 20 years,” […]

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    Northern Tier Reacts to NY’s Ban On Fracking

    TOWANDA — Just one day after officials in New York announced a ban on fracking, people who live in Pennsylvania’s northern tier who are very familiar with the matter are weighing in. In Bradford County, natural gas drilling is a way of life for many people and many we talked to in Towanda have mixed opinions on fracking. Some think New York made a bad call, but others agree with New York’s decision to ban fracking. It is hard to […]

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    Problem Traffic Lights Fixed in Danville

    DANVILLE — Traffic was backed up at the intersection of Routes 54 and 11 in Danville while crews fixed traffic lights. Since August, the lights at this intersection had become known to drivers as problem lights because they often malfunctioned–sometimes for hours at a time. “It’s been bad. Traffic’s always backed up,” James Petty said. This is one of the busiest intersections in Montour County, and when there were problems with the lights, Danville police officers had to direct traffic. […]

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    Teacher Found Guilty Of Improper Contact With Student

    LOCK HAVEN — A jury in Clinton County found a teacher guilty of improper contact with a student. Scott Frazier, 44, of Mill Hall was found guilty on charges of indecent assault and harassment. According to arrest papers, Frazier, a teacher in the Keystone Central School District, touched a high school student inappropriately. Investigators say it happened in a room at Central Mountain High School. He has been suspended without pay since the charges were filed. Frazier’s first trial on […]

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    Search Warrants Filed in Shooting Case

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Information released in search warrants reveal the name of the person police believe pulled the trigger in a shooting death in Lycoming County. Court papers also offer more details on what happened in the car early Sunday morning near Montoursville. That woman’s name is Sherri Scarantino, and according to court papers, she was the girlfriend of the man who ended up dead. State police filed three search warrants in connection with the case, and those warrants reveal […]

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    Teacher Takes Stand In Retrial

    LOCK HAVEN — A teacher is on trial for the second time in Clinton County, accused of having inappropriate contact with one of his students. That teacher, Scott Frazier, 44, of Mill Hall, took the stand Tuesday in his own defense. He told the judge he was hardly ever alone with the student in question. This is the second time Frazier is on trial for this case. Frazier was on trial in the beginning of October for allegedly touching the […]

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    Christkindl Market Takes Over Mifflinburg

    MIFFLINBURG — German heritage is on full display in part of Union County. For the 26th straight year, Market Street in Mifflinburg is turned into Christkindl Market, a German Christmas celebration. Market Street in Mifflinburg is usually filled with traffic, but for three days in December, it is transformed into an authentic German Christmas market. Juergen Seefelt of Mifflinburg has had a food stand for each of those years. “We used to do, oh, we did a few different things, […]

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    Teen Sentenced For High-Speed Chase

    SUNBURY– Naheem Reams was supposed to go to trial next week, but instead pleaded guilty Friday to a long list of charges, including aggravated assault. He was immediately sentenced to two to five years in state prison. It was an incident Sunbury police officers say they won’t soon forget: a teenager led them on a high-speed chase in June of 2013. He was under the influence of drugs and threatened police officers. One of those officers shot the teen. That […]

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    Surprise Snowstorm Hits Kulpmont

    KULPMONT — Imagine the surprise of many folks in our area Thursday when it kept snowing, and snowing and snowing. Some areas in the coal regions and Susquehanna Valley received close to a foot of snow. Almost everywhere you looked in Kulpmont, people were shoveling snow. Residents say they expected to see one to three inches of snow, but instead got about eight to ten. “If that was two inches, it went up to my calf. I don’t think that’s […]

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    Post-It Notes Help Feed the Hungry

    BLOOMSBURG — Two restaurants in Bloomsburg teamed up to feed the less fortunate this holiday season. The businesses are working together using Post-It notes to feed the hungry. What may look like just a┬áPost-It note on the window of “Seasons on Main” in downtown Bloomsburg is worth a lot more than just a piece of paper. It is good for one slice of pizza and a soda. Gary Vadakin owns “Seasons on Main,” which is a fine-dining restaurant in Bloomsburg. […]

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    Groups Combine to Give Back to our Troops

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Employees at the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce unloaded bag after bag of food and personal care items from a truck. They brought the items to Lawton Insurance Agency near Lewisburg to give back to our troops. “It’s exciting to shop for others when you know they’re really going to appreciate it,” Teajay Aikey said. Employees at Lawton Insurance are collecting items for troops overseas. The project is called “Goodies for Our Troops. ” Raschelle Irvin […]

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