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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 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

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    Knoebels Marks Independence Day Anniversary

    KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT — TripAdvisor, the online travel and booking site, just last week named Knoebels Amusement Resort in central Pennsylvania the 21st best amusement park in the nation. On Monday, the park celebrated its 90th anniversary. Knoebels was packed with people ready for some Fourth of July fun.  For many of these people, coming to Knoebels is a tradition. But no one’s been coming here longer than owner Dick Knoebel. “I sold tickets at the merry go round before […]

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    Pineknotter Days Celebrates 44 Years in Northumberland

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Live music, food,games and crafts — some of the ingredients of a successful street fair in Northumberland called Pineknotter Days. It’s in its 44th year. “It’s so cute. It’s such a quaint little gathering that we love coming to every year,” Julie Kauwell said. Pineknotter Days is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Northumberland-Point Township. It started on Saturday and runs through Friday. “Today’s probably the biggest with the craft show. We probably have about 2-3,000 people go […]

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    Mount Carmel Boy in Critical Condition After Bicycle Crash

    MOUNT CARMEL — Mason Mengel is a 12-year-old from Mount Carmel who loves playing baseball. But right now, the boy is in a coma at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. Police report he crashed his bicycle into this wall during Tuesday’s rain storm and is in critical condition. “They said that he came down the street, literally just lost traction, went right into that wall and was just laying there,” Susan Matukaitis said. “He was right up there by the […]

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    Interstate 80 Rest Area in Montour County Closed over July 4th Holiday

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — More people are expected to hit the road this Fourth of July holiday because gasoline prices are so low, but folks traveling Interstate 80 better not need a bathroom break in Montour County because the rest area has closed, and might be for the entire summer season. The Danville rest area on eastbound Interstate 80 closed on June 12 because the water tank was leaking. The rest area reopened 10 days later but now it’s closed again […]


    Cleaning Up Storm Damage in Northumberland County

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — Wind gusts in Northumberland County likely reached up to 50 miles an hour during Tuesday’s storm.  That was enough to cause a lot of damage to some people’s properties. The storm near Sunbury did not last long but it caused a lot of damage for some people on Keefer Road and Route 890. “It’s upsetting.  You see it on TV and think, ‘wow!’  And now it happens and you have to deal with it,” said Todd […]

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    Man Accused of Killing Wife Ordered to Trial in Snyder County

    PENN TOWNSHIP — A man from Snyder County has been ordered to stand trial in the death of his wife. Kenneth Wochley is accused of killing his 75-year-old wife Ann with a hammer inside their home in Selinsgrove. His attorney argued on Tuesday that the Wochleys were a happy couple with no history of violence and that someone else killed Ann. Wochley, 75, had no comment as he was taken into district court near Selinsgrove to face charges that he […]

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    Montour County Switches Transportation Providers

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — If you live in Montour County and use shared ride transportation services, you will soon see some changes. This Friday, Montour County Transit will become part of Rabbit Transit, a transportation provider based in York. County commissioners call it a necessary change because of new PennDOT requirements. They say the bus service under Rabbit Transit will be more affordable for Montour County and riders won’t notice much of a difference. Buses and vans labeled “Montour County Transit” are […]

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    Plan to Close Railroad Crossings in the Fight Against Blight

    SUNBURY — The mayor of Sunbury is hoping to make a deal with a railroad company that would help fight blight in the city. Norfolk Southern wants to close railroad crossings in Sunbury.  The railroad would either pay Sunbury to do this or trade land.  Sunbury’s mayor says these small pieces of land are blighted and he wants to fix them up. Sunbury Mayor David Persing showed us before and after pictures of his proposed railroad project with Norfolk Southern.  It’s […]

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    UGI Set to Replace Gas Lines in Downtown Danville

    DANVILLE — UGI is starting a natural gas main improvement project on a busy street in downtown Danville. Lines on Mill Street in Danville were painted by UGI as the utility company prepares for a two-week project. UGI will replace aging gas lines on one of the borough’s busiest streets. “If it has to be replaced, I feel like you need to replace it because if it doesn’t you could have an explosion,” Chris Brandt said. Brandt works at Elite […]

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    Antique Trail Offers Shoppers Many Options

    BENTON — If you like antiques, you may want to plan a trip to Columbia County. A group of shop owners has partnered with the Columbia/Montour Visitors Bureau to form the Fishing Creek Antique Trail. Shoppers checked out the hidden treasures inside Bakery Antiques on Main Street in Benton, but if they don’t find what they are looking for, there are plenty more places for them to shop. “Most of them are antique shops. There are other specialty shops. There […]


    Contractor Saves Man’s Life…Twice

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — A man from the Bloomsburg area is counting his blessings after a major health scare this week. He says his contractor saved his life. “He’s not just working on my house. This man has saved my life,” Mike Baker said. Baker and Fred Guzevich shared a hug as the two remembered what happened just one day earlier. Fred is the contractor working on Mike’s fire-damaged house. Mike stopped by to check on things and felt like he […]

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    The ‘Buzz’ about Beekeeping at Susquehanna University

    PENN TOWNSHIP — In Snyder County, there’s some serious buzz about a bee club at Susquehanna University. The group now has 15 members and is helping the school in all kinds of ways. Josh Levesque and Marta Mendez carefully checked on the honeybees at Susquehanna University. The two are members of the university’s brand new beekeeping club. Levesque had the idea for the club after researching bees last year. “I realized more and more about how bees are in trouble […]


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