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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.

Recent Articles

    Couple Dead After Early Morning Fire

    TROY — A young couple were found dead after a fire in a home in Bradford County. Authorities say the smoke and flames spread quickly and the fire left behind a lot of damage. The fire started just before 1:30 a.m. Monday and two people inside the house were not able to make it out alive. Friends and neighbors say the couple recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary and were about to adopt their first child. The Bradford County coroner […]

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    Colonial Candlecrafters Closing

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A longtime candle company near Lewisburg will close at the end of the month. The owner says it’s not because business is bad, but because after four decades, she is retiring. After 42 years in business, the flame is blowing out at Colonial Candlecrafters near Lewisburg. “I’m not going out of business. I’m retiring. It is a completely different ball of wax.” Owner Pat Hess says business is good at her small store on Route 15. She […]

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    Snider Sentenced in Yogi’s Murder

    LEWISBURG — A guilty plea was entered Friday by the man charged with killing a yoga instructor in Union County four years ago. Joel Snider admits to the killing, but claims he’s mentally ill. Either way, he’s off to prison for a long time. Snider was supposed to go to trial later this year for the murder of a yoga instructor from New Berlin. Instead, he pleaded guilty but mentally ill in Union County Court. The judge sentenced Snider to […]

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    More Charges For Teens Accused In Rock Throwing Case

    MIFFLINBURG — Four teenagers are charged in the rock throwing incident in Union County that left a woman from Ohio critically hurt. On Thursday, police charged two of those teens for hitting a second vehicle with rocks. We learned more about what allegedly happened on the night of July 10 that left a woman from Ohio with life threatening injuries. According to court papers, those four teenagers went out that night to do damage to a cornfield, mailboxes, and cars. […]

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    B-17 on Display in Honor of “Dutch” Van Kirk

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Even though Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk’s funeral and graveside services were private, people in his hometown of Northumberland gathered around Riverview Cemetery, from a distance, to say goodbye. “I wanted to pay my respects to him,” Audrey Simpson said. During the graveside service, a B-17 flew over the cemetery to honor the man who was the navigator on the Enola Gay. After the service, the B-17, also known as the “Memphis Belle,” flew into the Sunbury Airport. “It’s […]

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    Enola Gay Navigator Laid To Rest In Northumberland

    NORTHUMBERLAND — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped the first atomic bomb in World War II was laid to rest in Northumberland County. The funeral for Theodore Van Kirk was held Tuesday morning. Van Kirk was the navigator on the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. His funeral was private; only close friends and family were allowed inside the church, but many people lined the streets in Northumberland to pay […]

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    West End Fair Kicks Off in Union County

    LAURELTON — Whether it be baked goods, quilts or vegetables, people in Union County are competing to win “Best of Show” at the 89th annual West End Fair near Mifflinburg. “It`s a good thing for the children around here that they get to grow things themselves and they can enter it. It teaches them a little bit about the agriculture,” Nettie Schlegel said. Nettie Schlegel and her grandson chase dropped off some items Chase entered in the exhibition portion of […]

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    More Rocks Thrown At Vehicles

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A truck driver says a rock was thrown through his windshield early Monday morning, while he was driving in Schuylkill County. He was not hurt. That truck driver says he was driving near Shenandoah around 1:30 a.m. Monday when a teenager jumped in front of his truck. Once he slowed down, the teen ran off the road, and his windshield was pelted with rocks. Raymond Ebersole says his workday started off normal. He was driving along […]

  • Work Starts At Ber Vaughn Pool

    BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — People who live in Berwick and its surrounding communities may once again have a place to swim. Work started earlier this week on the Ber Vaughn Pool which has been closed for the past two years. Progress is being made on the community-driven project and fundraising efforts are still underway. There is activity once again at the Ber Vaughn Pool near Berwick but it is not swimming, it is construction. The pool near Berwick closed two […]

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    Traffic Delays in Danville, Riverside

    DANVILLE — Traffic was backed up for several blocks in Danville, as dozens of cars inched along, trying to cross the Danville-Riverside Bridge. “Well, I’m thinking that I’ll be about a half hour, right, to get over the bridge? More than that? When it should be five minutes, not even,” Jenny Newcomb said. The reason for the traffic tie-up? PennDOT is repaving a two-mile section of Route 54 on the other side of the Susquehanna in Riverside. Part of Route […]

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    Power to Save: Expanding the Transfer Station

    SUNBURY — Customers dump bags of trash at Sunbury Municipal Authority’s Transfer Station. The trash and recycling facility is a little dusty right now because it is going through renovations. Manager Mike Kerstetter said the transfer station was built in 1983 and it is time to expand it. Once construction is finished there will be eight stalls for customers to dump trash instead of three. “Which should alleviate the delays of using the facility. It will get them in quicker […]

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    Skin Cancer Cases on the Rise

    Summertime means more people spending time outside, and according to the American Cancer Society, the number of skin cancer cases is on the rise. In fact, more cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than breast, colon, prostate and lung cancers combined. Kids played in the shade at Ber-Vaughn Park near Berwick. Their mother, Lynette Pursel, said she worries about skin cancer and tries to prevent it from happening to her children. “Everywhere we go they always have a […]


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