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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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    Search Dog Home Safe

    WEST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — The search for a missing search and rescue dog in Union County had a happy ending. MeKane the German Shepherd was found Saturday in the Bald Eagle State Forest. Newswatch 16 caught up with the pup and her owners at their home near Mifflinburg. If dogs could talk this one would have quite the story! MeKane the German Shepherd is at her home near Mifflinburg playing with her owners, Greg and Brenda Peachey. But the search […]

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    Teen Makes Sister’s Dream Come True With Stuffed Frog

    MIFFLINBURG — A teenager from Mifflinburg recently earned a national award for creating a special stuffed frog in memory of her sister who died from cancer. Kylie Kuhns, 17, of Mifflinburg is making a difference in the lives of sick children with help from a stuffed frog. In 2005, Kylie’s older sister Kelsey died of leukemia at the age of 12. Since then, Kylie and her family formed the foundation “Kelsey’s Dream,” which helps children battling cancer. “Everything we do […]

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    Searching for a Search Dog

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — While thousands of state troopers are looking through the woods in Pike and Monroe Counties searching for Eric Frein, there is a search of a different kind in Union County. The group Strike K9 Search and Rescue along with some volunteers searched more than 500 acres of the Bald Eagle State Forest near Lewisburg. They are looking for a 6-year-old German Shepherd named Mekane. But Mekane is not just any dog, she is a search dog […]

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    Officials Help Tenants Find Housing

    BENTON — Some people in Benton are scrambling to find a new place to live after their apartment complex was condemned due to bedbugs. The families were given only 48 hours to find a new place to live after they were told their apartment complex is infested with bedbugs On Friday, Columbia County officials scrambled to find those residents new homes. Close to a dozen families were told that they have until midnight Friday night to get out of the […]

  • Paying Tribute to a Former Danville Mayor

    DANVILLE — The community of Danville is mourning a former mayor of Danville who died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Ed Coleman was Danville’s mayor for 16 years until last year, when he decided not to seek reelection due to health reasons. Friends of former Danville Mayor Ed Coleman say he was a happy man who loved Danville. “Loved his community and wanted to do his best for the community,” Danville Police Chief Eric Gill said. “He was […]

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    BYOW: Bring Your Own Worm

    LEWISBURG — A festival is set to take place this weekend in Lewisburg which is an 18-year-old tradition, but the Woolly Worm Festival may have to go on without its guests of honor. Meet the woolly worms. In some parts of the world, like Union County, these fuzzy friends are known to predict the severity of the winter. In fact, this weekend in Lewisburg, there is an entire festival dedicated to them. “I have been on several occasions with my […]

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    Family Loses Nearly Everything After Rescue From Burning Home

    WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — A family from Lycoming County who has adopted more than a dozen children over the years now needs help themselves. Their house caught fire Tuesday night, and the family lost nearly everything. Jeff and Susan Marshall have taken in more than 100 foster children over the years and they’ve adopted 15. They tell Newswatch 16 that 12 of their children and grandchildren live at home in their place near Williamsport. The fire leaves everyone without a place […]

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    Plans For Wellness Center Scrapped

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Plans for a $6 million recreation center near Lewisburg are not moving forward. The family who was spearheading the facility say financial partners pulled out of the project. The people we spoke with say there are not many places to go to work out and play sports in the Lewisburg area and the Miller Center for Wellness and Recreation would have provided that. Officials say ground was supposed to be broken later this year on the […]

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    New Sports Policy in the Diocese of Harrisburg

    The Diocese of Harrisburg has a new policy forbidding girls from playing football, rugby, and wrestling. The policy also prohibits boys from wrestling against girls. A representative for the Diocese of Harrisburg says the main reasons for the new policy are safety and modesty. The diocese covers 15 counties, including Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union. On Friday, we stopped by a local high school to see what students and the athletic director think about the policy. “It is just […]

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    Covered Bridge Festival: A Sign of Fall

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — A tradition that occurs one week after the Bloomsburg Fair is underway in central Pennsylvania. If you couldn’t already tell by the festive decorations, autumn has arrived at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Along with that comes the Covered Bridge Festival, which is a tradition for many people all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania. “This is one of the biggest craft fairs that we have around here. It’s close, it’s spread out. It’s really crowded today, but it’s a […]

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    Former Teachers’ Aide Admits To Sex With Student

    SHAMOKIN — A former teacher’s aide in Northumberland County admits she sexually assaulted a high school student. Police say Amanda Dreher, 29, of Coal Township admitted to having sex with an 18-year-old male student three times earlier this year, twice on school property. After her guilty plea, she faces at least three months in jail and will have to register as a sex offender. Dreher pleaded guilty to one count of institutional sexual assault for having sexual relations with a […]

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    Bucknell Students Learn About Conflict in Hong Kong

    LEWISBURG — Although Hong Kong is on the other side of the world, many students at Bucknell University in Lewisburg are learning about the conflict there, which involves students protesting the Chinese government. “I think they are very interested in what’s going on in Hong Kong. They are fascinated by what is happening over there,” Dr. Zhiqun Zhu said. Dr. Zhu is a professor of International Relations at Bucknell. He talks about the developments in Hong Kong in a class […]

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