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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 beloved cockatiel Cinnamon.

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

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    Last-Minute Preparations for Thanksgiving Meal in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — People walked into Special Occasions on South 2nd Street in Sunbury throughout the day, dropping off donations for the annual free Thanksgiving dinner. Rhonda Fisher of Beaver Springs has been hosting the dinner for 18 years. “We were blessed to serve almost 800 meals last year,” Fisher said. It was standing room only at last year’s dinner and Rhonda expects it to be the same way this year. And she has a lot of food. “About 40 turkeys […]

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    Seniors Talk Home Safety After Recent Robbery

    CENTER TOWNSHIP — Seniors at Penns Creek Adult Resource Center got some exercise and enjoyed some laughs while they worked out, but before the workout, they got a warning from the center’s manager Chris Erb. Erb spoke with the seniors about being careful when opening up doors to people they don’t know. “Be aware of who is pulling into your house and if you know them. If you don’t, just don’t open up the door to them,” Erb said. Erb […]

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    Lewisburg Boys State Soccer Champs Again

    LEWISBURG — Students in the Lewisburg Area School District have something to be thankful for a bit early this year. The boys soccer team are state champions for the second straight year. When the Lewisburg Green Dragons scored a goal during Saturday’s state soccer championship game against the Quaker Valley School District near Pittsburgh, little did they know how important that goal would be. “We really wanted this year to go out with a bang, to go out on top […]

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    Officials Warn About Secret Sister Gift Exchange Scam

    DANVILLE — Now that the holiday season is here again, so is a familiar holiday scam. Police are warning people about the “secret sister gift exchange” currently making the rounds on social media, including Facebook. the secret sister gift exchange promises that if you buy one $10 gift for someone and add your name to a list, you’ll get between six and 36 gifts in the mail. Authorities say it’s too good to be true and illegal. Caitlin Coller of […]

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    Annual Christmas Tree Auction Smaller Than Normal

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — The familiar voice of the auctioneer combined with the sweet smell of pine can only mean one thing for folks at the Mifflinburg Produce Auction. It’s time for the annual Christmas Tree Auction. “We’re selling some trees and having a good day waiting for Santa Claus,” Joe Ahearn said. Organizers call this the biggest Christmas tree auction in the world. But this year it wasn’t as big as usual. There are a lot less trees than there […]

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    Christmas Wreath Auction Held Near Mifflinburg

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP– Every year, tens of thousands of Christmas wreaths and trees are auctioned off near Mifflinburg. Organizers call this the biggest Christmas tree auction in the world. The two-day event starts with the wreath auction where people bid on decor items. People come from all over the east coast, including Trixie Talma, who is here from Bradford, New York. “There’s so many things here, different things you can’t get anywhere else. We enjoy it so much, it’s just a […]

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    Students ‘Can’ Make a Difference

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Some students in the Bloomsburg area are trying to make sure people in Columbia County have good holiday meals by donating canned goods. Central Columbia Middle School held its annual canned food drive contest and students pulled through with record-breaking numbers. The main hallway at Central Columbia Middle School is filled with canned goods ready to be loaded onto a truck and sent to the Columbia County food pantry. There are more than 5,000 cans in […]

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    Woman Killed in Fire in Columbia County

    BENTON — A woman died in a fire at her home Wednesday morning in Columbia County. Neighbors describe it as horrifying knowing a woman was inside the burning home and couldn’t get out. Neighbors heard the woman scream but firefighters were not able to rescue her from her burning house. The deputy coroner said the woman who died in the fire was Marlene Vance and she was in her mid to late 70s. Neighbors say she used a walker and […]

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    Both Sides Show Up at Penn State Protest

    UNIVERSITY PARK — Students at many universities across the country continued protests of the presidential election by holding walkouts. It’s called the “Not My President Walk-Out Protest” and colleges and universities across the country took part. While the walk was held to protest Donald Trump, the rally at Penn State University also brought out several Trump supporters. The area in front of Old Main at Penn State University was filled with students holding signs and chanting. The students were part […]

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    Officer-Involved Shooting Near Bloomsburg

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — An officer-involved shooting over the weekend near Bloomsburg highlights the dangers faced by police when they are called on to serve a mental health warrant. What are the main concerns officers have, and what procedures do they follow? Police we talked with say the guidelines in place for serving mental health warrants have been in place for at least 20 years. That’s what officers were doing on Sunday near Bloomsburg. The situation ended with one officer hurt […]

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    Veterans Honored By Selinsgrove Students

    SELINSGROVE — Fifth-graders at Selinsgrove Intermediate School held a program Friday to thank veterans in their lives. When Tyler Watts’ grandson invited him to a Veterans Day ceremony at his school in Selinsgrove, the Vietnam veteran didn’t know what to expect but was excited. “I loved it. The first one I’ve ever been to and it was very good,” Watts said. The fifth-grade class at Selinsgrove Intermediate School held its first Veterans Day ceremony. The students sang patriotic songs to […]

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    Trump’s Impact on the Stock Market

    SELINSGROVE — As Donald Trump soared to victory on Election Night, many people were nervous because some stock markets drastically dropped. But the next morning it was back to normal. In fact, today the Dow closed at a record high. “I think the effect on the stock market will be minimal, at least in the medium term. It all depends though on what happens.” Dr. Matt Rousu said. Dr. Rousu is an economics professor at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. He […]