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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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    Weis Markets Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

    MILTON — Weis Markets’ distribution center in Milton is already over one million square feet, but soon it will be even bigger. The company broke ground on an expansion project at the center. “It’s over 100,000 square feet of refrigerated space for dairy products and meat products and temperature sensitive items that will allow us to consolidate some facilities,” Jonathan Weis said. Weis Markets currently distributes its dairy and meat products out of Milton and Sunbury, but with this expansion, […]

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    Volunteers Needed to Plant Trees in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — New trees are being planted at a park in Union County to replace the ones hit by a destructive species of beetle. The insect destroyed dozens of the trees in Lewisburg and others were removed to prevent the pest from spreading, leaving behind a lot of tree stumps. Last year, officials there realized more than 200 of the borough’s trees were infested with the emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle that kills trees. “There were about 200 of […]

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    Knoebels Readying for Opening Day

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Saturday is the big day for amusement park enthusiasts: Knoebels Amusement Resort opens for the season. It was crunch time Friday for employees as they got the park ready for opening day. Some employees scrubbed down rides while others baked fudge. Some even planted flowers. Last-minute preparations were in full swing as staff at Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg prepared to open this weekend. “Making sure all of our benches are cleaned, everything’s put back in place […]

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    Groundhog Doomsday in Danville

    DANVILLE– Groundhog Day has turned into Groundhog Doomsday in Montour County. Crews are killing off dozens of the rodents because of what they believe the underground animals are doing to the levee system along the river. Almost 70 holes that were dug by groundhogs along Danville’s levee were plugged with concrete Friday after being filled with carbon monoxide gas on Tuesday. Danville officials say the groundhogs were weakening the levees. Everyone Newswatch 16 spoke with on Friday agreed with the […]

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    Power To Save: Students Getting Gardens Ready

    PENN TOWNSHIP — A garden just outside of Selinsgrove belongs to Susquehanna University, and is maintained by students in the school’s Community Food Action Team. Many of the students in the club say they are planning to go into careers in agriculture, so they enjoy gardening. As part of the Earth Day observance, Susquehanna University held an entire week of celebrations, calling it “Earth Week”. This event was at the garden. “We just decided to have a lot of people […]

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    Teenager Runs Most Important Race of His Life

    SUNBURY — A senior at Shikellamy High School in Sunbury knows what it’s like to have something important taken away in an instant. Seth Burk of Sunbury went from being a healthy athlete to being paralyzed from the waist down. But Seth is now back on his feet and recently had his moment to shine. Seth says he has been involved with sports his whole life until a few months ago. Just before Thanksgiving, Seth got a flu shot. A […]

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    Friend Speaks Out About Teen Who Was Shot

    ALBANY TOWNSHIP — Troopers in Bradford County say they were called to a home near New Albany Monday night to check on the welfare of a young man, who was armed with a rifle. That young man ended up getting shot by state police. Troopers say they went to the home near New Albany to check on the teenager because he was suicidal. State police say the teen was flown to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A friend of […]

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    ‘Your son has been shot’, Victim’s Family Tells of Shooting

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police say they are talking with witnesses and gathering information as to what exactly happened early Saturday morning in front of Imbibe, a nightclub on Pine Street. City Hall calls it an isolated shooting and stresses that people should be safe downtown, but the parents of one shooting victim won’t rest until someone is in custody. Barb and Rob Snyder say their son Anthony, 27, was out celebrating a friend’s birthday and waiting for his ride home when […]

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    Recycling Old Documents: Community Shredding Day

    BLOOMSBURG — Geisinger Health System is Celebrating Earth Day all week by inviting the community to recycle old documents for free. It was hard to miss the large truck parked in the lot at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital. It was there to shred documents. “We have slowly been shredding stuff on our own. This is a lot easier,” said Sid Morgan of Bloomsburg who brought plenty of items. “We brought old tax forms and papers. My father-in-law died several years ago. […]

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    Dogs and Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — It’s something people don’t like to think about: their pets getting sick. But according to the veterinarians at the Animal Care Center near Danville, Lyme disease is something to keep on your radar. “It’s a big deal. We get a lot of Lyme disease, it’s probably the biggest thing we see,” Dr. Kurt Fuller said. Dr. Fuller showed us how he checks for Lyme disease on 9-month-old Brillig. He says the outside temperature has to be under […]

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    A Rite of Spring: Anglers Anxious for Trout Opener

    SUNBURY — For most of the region, Saturday is the first day of trout season — a rite of spring! So on this day before, anglers all over our area are getting ready to cast their lines. Muncy Creek was quiet on Friday but come Saturday, this area will most likely be filled with people casting their lines. Trout fishing season starts at 8 a.m. sharp and we found a lot of people getting ready in Sunbury. It was a […]

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    Power to Save: Painting the Bridge, Protecting the Creek

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Just like most paint jobs around the house, when you go and paint a bridge, you remove the old paint first. In Northumberland County, contractors have to take special steps so the lead in the old paint doesn’t get into the air or water. The Route 487 Bridge near Paxinos takes drivers over the Shamokin Creek, and it is a busy roadway. According to PennDOT, this bridge and several others are in need of a face lift. […]


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