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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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    Worker Hurt During Roller Coaster Testing

    ELYSBURG — A worker at Knoebels Amusement Resort was hurt when he was hit by a roller coaster Thursday morning. According to Knoebels, the worker was hit by the Impulse roller coaster during testing. Knoebels has not released the name, but he was taken to a hospital to be treated for cuts on his head and hand. Employee has cut on back of his head & hand. Was alert & talking @ scene @WNEP pic.twitter.com/ixROeJO7u7 — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) March […]

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    Police Target Aggressive Drivers

    BLOOMSBURG — Police are cracking down on aggressive drivers more than ever, thanks to a PennDOT program that started this week. Sgt. Leonard Rogutski of the Bloomsburg Police Department knows what to look for. He pulled someone over in Bloomsburg. “Speeding, stop sign and red light violations, passing in no passing zones, following too closely, and those types of traits,” Rogutski said. Police departments from all over the state got grant money from the Aggressive Driving Program, which allows officers […]

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    WBS Penguins Players Visit Patients

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team played some games Tuesday with pediatric patients at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital near Danville. “I mean some guys already have the natural swing so in a couple of years they could be better than us,” Matia Marcantuoni said. The children posed for pictures with the players and of course the team’s mascot, Tux. Keeping with the theme of hockey, the kids even got to make their own hockey pucks, AKA […]

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    Local Trainer Up For International Award

    LEWISBURG — A personal trainer from the Lewisburg area is up for an international award: Fitness Business Summit’s Personal Trainer of the Year. And he needs your votes. Nisan Trotter spends his days training clients at Trot Fitness near Lewisburg. It’s the gym he owns with his wife. Trotter got the idea to start a gym when he joined one and got bored with his workouts. He and his wife Yorelis started Trot Fitness in Lewisburg with only two members. […]

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    Fire in Coal Township Row Homes

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A row home fire near Shamokin damaged several homes and has forced at least eight people to find new places to live. The fire broke out around 11 a.m. Monday. The fire chief tells Newswatch 16 someone was soldering inside one of the homes, fixing a water leak. The chief says that’s what started the fire causing damage to at least nine homes in Coal Township. Row home fire in Coal Township–large response from fire crews @WNEP […]

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    Wicked Weather to Ring in Spring

    MILTON — If you haven’t been following the forecast, you were in for a surprise when you looked out your window on this first day of spring. Instead of sunshine, Mother Nature brought us snow, at least two inches of it in Milton. Even though plow trucks were out, roads were slick, so slick that state police say a woman lost control of her car on Interstate 80, hit a guide rail, got hit by a tractor trailer and died […]

  • Chief Surprises Responders Who Saved His Life

      MOUNTCARMEL — Assistant Chief Jim Reed of Mount Carmel was flown to the hospital after a fire on Monday, was in critical condition, but now is just grateful to be alive.  He’s spreading that message of gratitude to all who helped him this week.If you saw Reed today, you’d never know he was lying in a hospital in critical condition just three days ago.  His family calls his recovery a miracle, and today he thanked some of the men […]

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    Fire Rips Watsontown Building, Four Injured

    WATSONTOWN — Fire heavily damaged an apartment building in Northumberland County Thursday morning. At least four people were hurt and at least 12 who live there are out of their homes. One person was flown to a hospital and at least three others were hurt when an apartment building turned into a ball of flames in Watsontown before 9 a.m. Thursday. Fire officials say that woman had to be carried out of the building and was flown to a hospital […]

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    One Dead, Another in Custody After Stabbing in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — A Sunbury man is dead and his girlfriend hurt, after police say the woman’s son stabbed them both. Sunbury police say the three got into a fight early Wednesday morning which resulted in homicide. Edgar Gearhart, 19, of Sunbury was arrested Wednesday and faces charges, including criminal homicide. He is accused of stabbing both his mother and her boyfriend, leaving the boyfriend dead. Police say a family feud led to the death of a man at a house […]

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    Getting the Rides Ready at Knoebels

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Many of us go to Knoebels Amusement Resort each year to enjoy the rides, but we don’t know what goes into getting them ready for the season. Each horse on the century-old carousel is carefully scrubbed…with a toothbrush! Arguably one of the most popular rides at Knoebels is the carousel. Employees estimate around 400 people ride it in an hour. During the summer, the park is open 11 hours a day. You do the math. Before the […]

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    Illness Has SPCA Near Danville Closed

    COOPER TOWNSHIP — The SPCA near Danville is closed until further notice because officials say several dogs at the facility have an upper respiratory infection. We found people who say they were surprised when they showed up to adopt a dog or drop one off. Angie Shultz and her family from Berwick say they have to get rid of their dog Trixie. “I have a Siberian Husky and they don’t get along. She’s going after him probably because he overpowers […]

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    Woman Accused of Stealing from Paralyzed Woman in Her Care

    KULPMONT — A woman in Northumberland County is accused of stealing more than $1,500 from a paralyzed woman she was supposed to be caring for. According to court papers, Megan Beury, 26,  of Ashland took money from the woman’s bank account and cashed her rent rebate check. Kristen Shicora spends most of her time inside her apartment in Kulpmont.  A few years ago, the 31-year-old was paralyzed in a car crash.  She requires constant care.  Until late last year, she […]

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