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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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    Wreaths for Warriors

    More than 1,500 wreaths with bright red ribbons will be placed on the graves of veterans this weekend in Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties. Since 2006, Wreaths for Warriors has been a tradition in Central Pennsylvania. Riverview Cemetery in Northumberland is empty now, but on Sunday many of the graves will be decorated with wreaths in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Decorating the graves is a Central Pennsylvania tradition called Wreaths for Warriors, that started in 2006. “We […]


    Big Rig Crashes Into Home

    SHAMOKIN — A tractor trailer crash left a house in ruins in Northumberland County. Police report that the mess at the corner of Rock and Kase Streets was caused by an out of control tractor trailer that not only hit the house, but kept on going and hit some cars down the street. Officials said the truck driver then got out and tried to run away, but he was caught. Shamokin police say it all started around 10 a.m. Thursday […]

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    Older Drivers Support Tougher Driving Laws

    MONTOURSVILLE — According to AAA, 86 percent of senior citizens still drive. In a recent survey done by the auto club, the majority of senior citizens support tougher driving laws among their peers. Senior drivers we spoke with in Lycoming County agree. “I think your reflexes are a lot slower and your eyesight may not be as good anymore,” Tom Sheets said. “I wouldn’t mind being tested, you know at my age, maybe I’m doing something wrong,” William Bastian said. […]

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    President Proposes Officers Wear Body Cameras

    SUNBURY — After the shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama is proposing all police officers across the country wear body cameras. The president is proposing the federal government pay for half of the cost of the cameras with state and local governments covering the other half. Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare says he thinks it’s a great idea theoretically, but has a lot of unanswered questions. “The concept is great. We have nothing to hide […]

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    United Way Hoping For Help On Giving Tuesday

    SUNBURY — We have a day for giving thanks and two days named for shopping deals. Now we have a day set aside for giving back. It’s called Giving Tuesday. “It’s a nice way for individuals who are community-minded and want to be charitable at this time to give back to their communities,” said Keri Albright. Albright is the executive director for the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way in Sunbury. She says Giving Tuesday started in 2012 with a YMCA […]

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    Magee Mansion Torn Down

    BLOOMSBURG — A building which some people in Bloomsburg consider historic is being torn down after it was damaged by the floods of 2006 and 2011. The Magee mansion was built in 1947 and was most recently used as classrooms for Bloomsburg University. Some people are sad to see the place torn down. Demolition started this week on the Magee mansion on West Main Street in Bloomsburg. The mansion was built in 1947, but was destroyed during the floods of […]

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    Picking the Perfect Tree

    LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — Now that Thanksgiving is over, many people are turning their attention to Christmas. A Christmas tree farm owner in Montour County says it was a busy weekend, and on Monday Newswatch 16 found some more people buying trees. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Kohl’s Stony Hill Tree Farm near Danville. The Read family of Riverside says it is a tradition to cut down a tree here. This year, five-year-old Reagan picked out the […]

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    Supporting Small Businesses on Black Friday

    LEWISBURG — Black Friday shoppers did not only go to chain stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy. Many people chose to spend their money at small businesses, like the ones in Lewisburg. Black Friday was in full swing at Retrah on Market Street in Lewisburg. Owner Connie Harter says she opened at 8 a.m., nothing crazy. “It’s much busier. People have been very excited this year for the Christmas season to begin. I think, because of Thanksgiving, it really makes […]

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    Woman Hosts Dinner for More Than 700 in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — There was plenty of food at Special Occasions in Sunbury, but there wasn’t much room to walk around. “It’s standing room only in the house we have people sitting on the floor,” Rhonda Fisher said. The 16th annual free Thanksgiving dinner was well underway, and organizer Rhonda Fisher says as of early afternoon they served more than 700 meals. People enjoyed their feasts. “It’s just a blessing to have friends and family to have fellowship with while you’re […]

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    Run for the Diamonds a Thanksgiving Tradition

    BERWICK–A longtime Thanksgiving day tradition in Berwick drew people from all over the world to Columbia County. The 105th annual Run For the Diamonds in Berwick was off to a quick start! This year close to 1,500 runners raced nine miles for…what else? Diamonds! “I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be a really beautiful run,” Holly Welsh said. Holly Welsh is from Berwick and says it is her first time participating in the Run For the Diamonds. […]

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    Snowy Day in Northumberland County

    ELYSBURG — While the snow fell fast in Northumberland County, drivers slowed down to avoid crashing on the slick roadways. Frank Yost, a local plow truck driver, was out early trying to make the roads and parking lots safer. “We usually start about 7a.m. so we’ve been at it since then,” Yost said. Yost says it was a busy day because of all the snow in Elysburg. “We usually try to hit the local businesses around here that call us […]

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    Free Coats at the “Y”

    SUNBURY — Coats of every size, color and style fill the racks at the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA in Sunbury. Timothy Willis of Sunbury stopped by the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA to check out the selection of coats for himself and his family. Each and every coat, hat, scarf and glove is free, so Willis did not have to worry about money. “I’m down here to see if I can find a coat for my little daughter too. She’s eight […]


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