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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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    Journalism Students React To Latest ISIS Video

    BLOOMSBURG — As the rest of the world is reacting to the apparent beheading of an American journalist, so are people in our area. Newswatch 16 stopped by Bloomsburg University to speak with journalism students about the situation. Some students at Bloomsburg University say they may want to work overseas when they graduate. Some of those students say they look at the overseas journalists as heroes and are devastated to learn another one has apparently been killed. News of a […]

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    A Busy Weekend On The Roads

    LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — Holiday weekends are known as some of the busiest traveling days of the year and this Labor Day was no exception. Many people spent the day returning home from their holiday weekend destinations. Labor Day weekend is a busy time to be out on the roads. In fact, AAA estimated close to 35 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more from home during Labor Day weekend. “It’s 1,000 miles from our house up to New Jersey where […]

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    Labor Day Fun at Knoebels

    ELYSBURG — Many people in central Pennsylvania spent their holiday packing up their campsites, after a fun-filled weekend at Knoebels Amusement Resort. The spokesperson for Knoebels says all 600 campsites were booked for Labor Day weekend. Many families say camping here is a longtime Labor Day tradition. “My daughter’s 44 and she was 12, so 32 years,” Connie Green said. The Green family from New Albany says they enjoyed their Labor Day weekend. “Now that the kids got older, we […]

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    Craigslist Thrill Killing Suspects Enter Guilty Pleas

    SUNBURY — Accused thrill killers Miranda and Elytte Barbour entered a guilty pleas Tuesday in the alleged thrill-killing of a man in Northumberland County last year. The so-called “Craigslist killers” pleaded guilty to second degree murder and other charges in Northumberland County court in Sunbury. They’re accused of killing Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton last November. Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski says the plea has been in the works for several weeks. “It spares the family the agony of […]

  • Farmers’ Almanac: Fact or Fiction?

    FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Farmers’ Almanac claims its predictions are accurate about 80 percent of the time. It’s been published since 1818. Its forecasts are based on a secret mathematical formula including the position of planets, tidal action, and sunspots. The 2015 Farmers’ Almanac just came out, and it says we are in for a brutal winter. Last year Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania experienced one of the coldest winters in recent memory. According to this year’s book, we are in […]

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    High School Senior Dies in Crash

    Students at Lewisburg Area High School started school on Wednesday, and said it was a tragic end to their first week of school after they found out one of their classmates died. 17-year-old high school senior Miles Foreman of Lewisburg died in an early morning crash. Friends said he was driving home from work. “Our second period teacher told us and everything just went downhill. Everyone was really quiet and sad and a bunch of seniors would sit in the […]

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    Ryan Howard Visits the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT–The players at the Little League World Series are used to being the center of attention, but today they shared the spotlight with one of their idols: Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies. “I’ve looked up to Ryan Howard when he won the world series and how good of a player he’s been and now that i got to talk to him and standing right next to him, that was awesome,” Nate King said. “Did he give you any […]

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    Pin Trading at the Little League World Series

    See all of these books? They are filled with pins. And all of these people? They are busy trading those pins! “I have a book like this for every year. I design my pin and then I send them off and then I trade the pins for another pin,” Dee Steinbacher said. Dee Steinbacher of South Williamsport says she has thousands of pins. Pin trading is a popular pastime at the Little League World Series. “You go through your books, […]

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    Mid-Atlantic T-shirts Fly Off the Shelves

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It’s “Philly fever” today at the Little League World Series! The team is so popular this year, that the gift shop manager said they have a hard time keeping the Mid-Atlantic merchandise in stock. Each of the 16 teams has merchandise available at the gift shop, but the store manager said Mid-Atlantic’s t-shirts sold out on the first day. The store got another shipment of t-shirts on Wednesday, just in time for Pennsylvania’s big game, and those […]

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    Philly Fever Hits South Williamsport

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — People waited in line for more than three and a half hours Wednesday morning for a free ticket for the Pennsylvania vs. Nevada game. The line wrapped almost all the way around the stadium to the first base line. Philadelphia fever hit South Williamsport as the excitement over the Taney Dragons and its star pitcher Mo’ne Davis continues. Tickets for the Pennsylvania vs. Nevada game were made available at noon, but people lined up way before that. […]

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    Alleged Rock Throwers in Union County Court

    LEWISBURG — Prosecutors say four teenagers threw rocks from an Interstate 80 overpass in Union County last month. A woman from Ohio was critically injured when one of those rocks went right through the windshield. One of those teens had a hearing on Tuesday and the testimony was graphic and emotional. The victim’s husband said it was the first time he heard the 911 tape when it was played Tuesday in court. The family said it was hard reliving the […]

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    People Make Sacrifices to Come to the LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It’s pretty easy for folks from Central Pennsylvania to make the trip to the Little League World Series, but not everyone is lucky to be close by. Others travel great distances to get to South Williamsport. Ted Dowling of Perth, Australia watched his son take batting practice at the Little League World Series Complex. He said it was a long trip to South Williamsport. The team went through four time zones. “It’s 11,500 miles to get here. […]


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