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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
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    Fireworks Tents Popping Up All Over

    SUNBURY — Tents selling fireworks are popping up all over our area but employees say they are not very busy yet. John Young and his son Johnny spent the day shopping for fireworks at the Keystone Fireworks tent in Sunbury. The family is hosting a Fourth of July party and is looking for some items that will make it “go off with a bang”! “We set off the little ones for the little guys, but us grownups like to show […]

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    Dentist’s License Temporarily Suspended

    MONTOURSVILLE — For the second time this month, the state is accusing a dentist in our area of improper practices in keeping his instruments properly sterilized. The first was a dentist from Shamokin. Now a dentist from Lycoming County faces similar accusations. A report from the Pennsylvania Department of State details the reasons Dr. David Clouser of Montoursville got his license temporarily suspended by the Department of Health. According to this report, the dentist admits to not properly sterilizing equipment. […]

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    4th of July Preps Almost Finished in Lewisburg

    It is crunch time in Lewisburg as volunteers put the finishing touches on the 13 floats for this weekend’s 20th annual Fourth of July parade. “We literally pulled these floats out of storage last week, started cleaning, fixing, repairing and now it’s just literally down to stapling the garland and the tinsel,” Chris Hilkert said. “Right now I’m putting a jack on the Gettysburg float. The other day I helped paint that right there,” Trevor Tompkins said. Many of the […]

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    Staying Safe on Amusement Park Rides

    ELYSBURG — Rides like the ones at Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg are arguably one of the best parts of summer. But if you do not know how to ride them safely, fun can quickly turn into tragedy. That’s why officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture came to Knoebels to talk about ride safety. “Every fair, every carnival, every amusement park is inspected every 30 days,” George Greig said. Agriculture Secretary George Greig learned about the safety procedures for […]

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    Man Sentenced For Homicide While DUI

    SUNBURY — The family of a father and son who were killed in a crash in Northumberland County showed solidarity in court on Thursday when the person responsible for the wreck was sentenced. Close to three dozen family members and close friends of Kirk and Mayson Mahaffey were in Northumberland County court to show their support. Most of them were wearing T-shirts with pictures of the father and son who were killed by a drunk driver almost two years ago […]

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    Beetles Killing Ash Trees In Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — A type of beetle that destroys ash trees is causing a problem this year in Lewisburg. Borough officials are trying to save the trees that have not yet been attacked the beetles. It is pretty obvious that some trees at the Lewisburg Area Recreation Park are not normal. Borough officials say they are just a few of the ash trees that are being destroyed by the emerald ash borer, a type of beetle from Asia. “We are seeing […]

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    Kids Learn Law Enforcement at Camp Cadet

    SELINSGROVE–These teenagers march in formation at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, and they take orders from state troopers. Camp Cadet is a place where 12 to 15 year olds go to learn about different aspects of law enforcement. State troopers run camp cadet all over Pennsylvania. This one is for teens from Snyder, Montour, Union and Northumberland Counties. “We have Union County Sheriffs, we have Buffalo Valley Regional. We have some of the probation departments come in and they put on […]

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    Attorney General Kane Releases Report on Jerry Sandusky Investigation

    HARRISBURG — A report on the Jerry Sandusky investigation released by Attorney General Kathleen Kane says the investigation took too long and cited a lack of urgency. The report was released at a news conference Monday in Harrisburg. “The facts show an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator,” Kane said in a release. The state attorney general says the investigation into Jerry Sandusky had inexcusable and unfathomable delays, but a probe into former Attorney […]

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    No Cause Listed For Fire At Former Catholic School

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Investigators in Northumberland County may never know what started a fire at a former Catholic school. The fire marshal says there is too much damage, and the building is too unsafe to go through. But neighbors believe it is a case of arson. Firefighters said it started around 11 p.m. Tuesday. All throughout the day, people stopped by the former St. Mary’s parochial school near Marion Heights to check out the fire damage. “It was sad. […]

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    Cooling Down in Lycoming County

    MONTOURSVILLE — It was a hot one in our area and the sunshine meant big business for Lowe’s in Montoursville.  The air conditioners and fans are conveniently located in the front of the store. “It’s been unbearable.  We bought a new home yesterday and it doesn’t have air conditioning so we’re like ‘we have to do something,'” Danielle Irwin said. Employees at Lowe’s say they are starting to sell a lot of air conditioners.  Irwin was looking for a portable […]

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    Were Students Put at Risk by Shamokin Dentist?

    SHAMOKIN — Shamokin Area Elementary School officials spent the day going through student dental records.  School officials say Dr. Vincent Paczkoskie has been treating students at the school for more than 30 years. Dr. Paczkoskie’s license was recently suspended by state health officials.  He is accused of not sterilizing his equipment, which health officials say could put patients at risk of Hepatitis B and C as well as HIV. “Immediately I did call our school nurse and it was confirmed […]

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    National Guard Veteran To Donate Kidney To Stranger

    SELINSGROVE — A National Guard veteran from Selinsgrove is taking the word “sacrifice” to a whole new level. After a recent tour of duty in Kuwait, she decided she wanted to give back, and on Tuesday, she will literally give a piece of herself to a complete stranger. During a tour of duty in Kuwait last year, Krystina Parks of Selinsgrove says she had a lot of time to think about what she could do to give back to others. […]