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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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    Spending the Holiday at Lake Augusta

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP– For many people, summertime holidays are spent on the water. Lake Augusta at Shikellamy State Park near Sunbury is a popular spot for boating. Adam Lepley took his boat for a spin. “It’s a good area to run. Down where I’m at in Carlisle there’s not too many places to run that have this much area,” Lepley said. If you don’t own a boat, it’s easy to rent one here. Angela Troutman is the owner of Lake […]

  • Pineknotter Days Kick Off

    NORTHUMBERLAND — It may be hot outside, but Disney’s “Frozen” balloons were the popular choice among children at Pineknotter Days in Northumberland. The 43rd annual event was once again hosted by the Northumberland/Point Township Kiwanis Club, and once again, food, games and fun were at the top of everyone’s lists! “Seeing everything that’s new and the same thing. Each year there’s usually a lot of the same food vendors. It’s just nice,” Carol Erdman said. Carol and Scott Erdman of […]

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    Sweet Corn Crop Running Behind Schedule

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — As the saying goes, sweet corn should be “knee high by the Fourth of July.” “We get pretty excited when the sweet corn comes, just because my husband likes to make it on the grill. He does a great job with it,” Bridgette Reisch Coup said. Bridgette Reisch Coup and her family from Milton will have to wait a little longer to get their sweet corn locally grown. Alan Ard from Ard’s Farm Market says this year’s […]

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    National Weather Service: Tornado Touched Down Near Riverside

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — The National Weather Service determined a tornado touched down Tuesday night in Northumberland County. It did not damage any houses, but it uprooted trees, destroyed a shed, and damaged a car. Meteorologists from the NWS wrapped up their assessment outside a home on Moser Road near Riverside Wednesday afternoon. They determined that around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, a tornado ripped through the area with winds of up to 100 miles an hour. #Tornado damage on Moser Rd in Riverside, […]

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    Dinosaurs Come to Life Off the Big Screen!

      ALLENWOOD — The movie Jurassic World passed $500 million at the box office since its release earlier this month, so it’s fair to say people are excited about dinosaurs this summer! That means big business for a landmark attraction in Union County. Yep. That’s a Tyrannosaurus Rex. It’s pretty big, too! But Newswatch 16 is not on the set of the movie Jurassic World. We are near Allenwood at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland. Employees say since the release of Jurassic […]

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    Soldier Receives Bronze Star Years After Death

    SHAMOKIN — A Korean War hero from Northumberland County just received the Bronze Star nearly 65 years after his death. His family accepted the medal Monday afternoon in Shamokin. Thomas Lotis of Shamokin died in 1951 in a North Korean prisoner of war camp. He was just 20 years old. “I remember my uncle that was killed just like day and night. He was just a sweetheart, so sweet,” Ronnie Frey said. “Very good. I’m happy. I wish my family […]

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    Woman Accused of Torching Home

    MOUNT CARMEL — Authorities in Northumberland County filed arson charges against a woman accused of setting fire to the home she lived in. Susan Stanley was arraigned at a magistrate’s office Monday morning in Shamokin. According to court papers, Stanley tried to hire someone to set the house on fire. But when that person said no, police say she did it herself by pouring gasoline in the basement and lighting it on fire. “Did you do it?” “No,” replied Stanley […]

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    Controversy Surrounding Union County Parade

    LEWISBURG — A Civil War re-enactment group that carries a Confederate Flag in public events has withdrawn from a parade in Union County after coordinators asked that it not be displayed. The controversy over displaying the Confederate Flag has grown since last week’s murders at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The Union County Veterans Fourth of July Parade draws crowds of around 25,000 people. But this year some people say they are boycotting the parade because of the […]

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    More Than 30 Animals Rescued from Northumberland County Home

    DALMATIA — Dozens of animals were taken from a home in Northumberland County The Pennsylvania SPCA says they were living in unsanitary conditions. Rabbits, dogs, ducks, and guinea hens were all taken from a home in Dalmatia   after an investigation by the Pennsylvania SPCA. The investigating officer says the animals were not given proper shelter and were living in unsanitary conditions. More than 30 animals were removed from the house in southwestern Northumberland County. In all, 33 of them are […]

  • Four People Arrested in Three Robberies

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport have arrested four people for three separate robberies. In two of those robberies, police say a teen pulled a gun on convenience store clerks. Those three robberies all happened within a 24-hour period and Williamsport police believe they have arrested the people responsible. Two of those robberies are blamed on teenagers who told police they needed money. Tyseer Gates, 16, of Newport, Delaware and Shon Helm, 18, of Williamsport walked into a district magistrate’s office […]

  • Two Plead Guilty, One Sentenced in Rock Throwing

    LEWISBURG — The teens accused of throwing a rock from an Interstate 80 overpass and badly injuring a woman were back in Union County court on Tuesday. They admit throwing rocks from an interstate overpass to traffic below but none will admit to tossing the one rock that seriously injured a woman when it went through her windshield. It has been nearly a year since four teenagers were accused of throwing rocks from an Interstate 80 overpass in Union County. […]

  • Rock Throwing Suspects Due Back in Court

    UNION COUNTY — All four suspects from the rock throwing incident on Interstate 80 are expected in Union County court Tuesday. According to the district attorney, Brett Lahr is set to be sentenced. Lahr pleaded no contest earlier this year and has been waiting behind bars for his sentencing. Tyler Porter, Keefer McGee and Dylan Lahr are also due in court Tuesday. Sharon Budd lost an eye and had to have part of her brain removed after she was hit by a […]


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