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 beloved cockatiel Cinnamon.

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

Recent Articles
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    Homicide Victim Had Wounds to Head and Body

    SELINSGROVE– Selinsgrove police believe an elderly man is responsible for killing his wife. Police say Ann Wochley, 75, died after she was hit over the head and body several times, possibly with an object found inside the home. Police found her husband, Kenneth Wochley, 75, unconscious inside the home but have not been able to interview him yet because of a medical condition. Police say the crime happened inside their house on Ninth Street in Selinsgrove. Investigators believe the homicide […]

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    Man Receives Purple Heart after Two-Year Battle

    SUNBURY — Retired soldier Robert Bennett of Shickshinny calls this just a normal day, but the smile on his face says otherwise.  After going back and forth with the Army for two years, Bennett finally received his purple heart. “I’m not looking for the recognition, I’m not.  It’s just what I’m owed,” said Bennett. In 2007, Bennett was a Private First Class in the Army serving in Iraq where he was wounded by a car bomb. “130 people that were […]

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    Berwick Saddened by Death of Coach Curry

    BERWICK — It was business as usual along Front Street in Berwick but it was a little quieter without one of Berwick’s most well-known residents making his daily walk. “You’d be coming up the street and he’d be coming down and he’d shake your hand,” said Paul Bressler.  “Even the people that he didn’t know he would shake their hands.” We’re talking about football coach George Curry who died at the age of 71.  Even if you live in Berwick […]

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    Students Paint the Town Teal

    BLOOMSBURG — Instead of sitting behind desks, students from Bloomsburg University took their work outside the classroom, and volunteered for the Women’s Center of Columbia and Montour Counties. The students painted teal ribbons and other messages on store windows to raise awareness about sexual assault. “Because we can relate to the victims so much, we’re all on the same level, it’s important for them to see that they can relate to someone that’s helping out and understands,” Maggie Temmel said. […]

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    Flood Protection in Place in Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL — Officials in Mount Carmel cut the ribbon Thursday on the completion of a project to keep Shamokin Creek within its banks. Emily Homanick knows what it’s like to live through a flood, or several floods. “In two years, we were flooded like five times,” Homanick said. Homanick lives on Water Street in Mount Carmel. It runs along the Shamokin Creek and often floods when there’s a lot of rain. Three years ago, ground was broken on the […]

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    Mobile Soup Kitchen Needs Donations

    COAL TOWNSHIP — Volunteers were busy inside the kitchen at God’s Chuckwagon near Shamokin. They made soups and desserts to serve inside their mobile soup kitchen. God’s Chuckwagon travels to eight communities weekly in Schuylkill and Northumberland Counties. The non-profit runs on donations. “100 percent of what we get goes right back into running God’s Chuckwagon,” Bowers said. Jim Bowers and his wife Janet run God’s Chuckwagon. Jim says last year they spent $60,0000. “Last year we served 22,570 meals,” […]

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    Fire in Shamokin Considered Suspicious

    SHAMOKIN — Heavy smoke and flames covered four houses on East Sunbury Street in Shamokin Monday night. “When I looked out my front window, I saw flames from something, but I thought it was this house here. I told my roommate to get up because there was a fire next door,” Ray Peacock said. The fire displaced six people. Investigators believe the fire is suspicious. Gerald Pees lives a few doors down and saw two people walking in and out […]

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    Cleaning Up the Montour Preserve

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP — As the rain came down, volunteers picked things up at the Montour Preserve near Washingtonville.  Around 10 people spent the morning clearing debris from the lake area of the nature preserve. “There’s dozens of gardens, there’s all sorts of trees, there’s a never-ending supply of sticks to be picked up, small litter that’s here and there, gardens to be cleaned up,” explained Bob Stoudt. “Picking up sticks, trash, for when the lawnmower comes around so he doesn’t […]

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    Kiosks Promote Tourism in Central PA

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is promoting tourism through the use of kiosks at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. Francis and Kamie Hartley live in Florida, but they rushed to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville after their son Kyle got in a motorcycle crash. “It was kind of an emergency call from Florida. We found out the day before Easter and we flew up yesterday,” Francis said. The Hartleys aren’t familiar with the Danville area. They used a […]

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    Men Participate in Cross Walk on Good Friday

    WEST BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Good Friday is the most solemn day in the Christian calendar because it commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Many communities in our area re-enacted events with cross walks, and one of them was in Snyder County. Step by step the men took turns carrying a 120-pound wooden cross down Route 522 near McClure. The walk was long, 27 miles, but the men did not mind. The cross walk was in […]

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    Good Friday a ‘Good’ Day for Shopping 

    SELINSGROVE — One store that will be open on Easter is Weis Markets in Selinsgrove. With Easter only two days away, people packed into Weis Markets in Selinsgrove to get last minute items. Taunda Snyder of Selinsgrove says Good Friday is a “good” day to go shopping. “My granddaughter is staying with me, so I’m out just trying to find some things for her that we can eat and have fun with on Easter,” she said. The supermarket was prepared […]

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    Former Teacher’s Aide Accused of Sex with Students Hopes for Plea Deal

    LEWISBURG — Chelsea Lorson, 25, of Milton was at the Union County Courthouse for a preliminary hearing on child sex crimes. Lorson gave up her right to that hearing and her attorney says she is working out a plea deal. Chelsea Lorson was quiet as she rushed into district court in Lewisburg. Lorson was fired from her job at the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit last week. The firing came about a month after police charged her with several child sex crimes. […]


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