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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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    Ex-wife, Father-in-Law Charged In Columbia County Homicide

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — State authorities announced homicide charges have been filed in the case of a man found shot to death two years ago. The state attorney general said the victim’s ex-wife and her father will be charged with the killing. Frank Spencer, 46, was found shot to death in his home in Hemlock Township, near Millville, Columbia County in July of 2012. On Monday, the state attorney general said that Maria Sanutti-Spencer, 49, of Harrisburg, and her father, Anthony […]

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    Sweet Corn Season in Full Swing

    FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — Sweet corn season is in full swing in Pennsylvania. “Nothing better than Pennsylvania grown corn,” Linda Gardner said. Hungry shoppers lined up at Snyder’s Quality Sweet Corn near Montoursville to grab it by the bagful. “Just having a cookout and going to grill out some corn and steaks and hope to have a good time,” Gardner said. Owner Scott Snyder says his stand opened last week. His employees pick it fresh every day. “I have 12 different […]

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    Update: Woman Found Dead in Home, Not Suspicious

    UPDATE — Police said on Monday the woman’s death is not suspicious. WATSONTOWN — A body was found in a home in Northumberland County. Officers said they were called to the house on Grandview Drive in Watsontown on Thursday where a woman was found dead. Authorities are trying to figure out how she died.

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    Trucker Dead After Three Rigs Collide

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — Three tractor trailers were involved in a crash today on Interstate 80 in the Bloomsburg area. One of the drivers was killed. Investigators believe the driver of this tractor-trailer did not stop in time, and smashed into the UPS freight truck in front of him, causing a domino effect involving three trucks near Bloomsburg. The 48-year-old man from Missouri who was driving this truck died at the scene. One of the truck drivers involved in the crash […]

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    Volunteers Spruce Up Homes

    SHAMOKIN — Nearly 400 people from all over the country are spending the week sprucing up homes in lower Northumberland County. Randy Adams of Shamokin looked on as volunteers painted his home of more than 40 years. “I’m 70 years old and I hate to paint. I’m not going to be painting much anymore,” Adams said. The volunteers were from a nationwide group called Group Cares Workcamp. It is a Christian group which holds mission trips all over the country, […]

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    Part of I-80 to Increase to 70mph

    Drivers at a rest stop on Interstate 80 near Jersey Shore were surprised to find out the speed limit of that section of Interstate 80 will increase next month to 70 miles per hour. It’s part of a study being done by PennDOT, who said this location was chosen because most people are already driving 70 miles per hour or higher. Some people agree with the speed increase. “I think it should be raised, but then enforce it at 70, […]

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    Police Investigating Baby Left Alone in Car

    UPDATE — State police said on Wednesday the child was left in the car for about 10 minutes. According to troopers, a woman who claimed to have seen the child in the car called police. KELLY TOWNSHIP — We have recently seen stories making national news of how children left in hot cars resulted in death. State police in our area are trying to figure out if there was any wrongdoing after reports Monday of a 10-month-old child left in […]

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    More Suspects Charged In Interstate Rock Case

    MIFFLINBURG — Two more teenagers were charged Monday in a rock-throwing incident in Union County that left a woman from Ohio critically injured. 17-year-old Tyler Porter walked out of district court in Mifflinburg, surrounded by his family, after turning himself in for his role in the rock throwing incident on an interstate 80 overpass. Porter and two other teens, Brett Lahr and Dylan Lahr face a long list of charges including aggravated assault. Another teen was charged as a juvenile and […]

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    Harry’s Grill to Close in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — The oldest restaurant in Shamokin is closing next month after more than 70 years in business. Harry’s Grill is known for serving fine food at coal region prices. It is the lunchtime rush at Harry’s Grill in Shamokin. Customers ordered their favorite items off the menu. “Oh I like the cheese steak, everything is good. The fried cauliflower,” Judy Drumheller said. It is one of the last times Judy Drumheller can order that cheese steak. Harry’s Grill is […]

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    Montoursville Community Mourns Plane Crash Victims

    MONTOURSVILLE–Michelle Heim and her daughter paid a visit to Montoursville Memorial Gardens, where 21 trees and an angel are a constant reminder of the tragedy that hit this community 18 years ago. Sixteen students and five chaperones were on TWA Flight 800 when it crashed and exploded over the Atlantic Ocean. Everyone on the plane died. “Being that it’s a small town, everybody knew everybody. Whether it be close, whether it be acquaintances. It was a big deal,” Heim said. […]

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    Festival Celebrates Danville’s History

    DANVILLE — It’s all about celebrating heritage this weekend in Danville. The 15th annual Iron Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday and folks are getting ready for all the festivities. Mike McCloskey of Bloomsburg stopped by the Iron Heritage Festival committee’s headquarters on Mill Street in Danville to pick up tickets for some of this weekend’s events. “Everything sounds interesting and we’re interested in the train rides that they’re making available, that and the civil war stuff,” McCloskey said. The 15th […]

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    Big Book Sale Benefits Library in Union County

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — At times Faith United Church near Lewisburg looked like it was having a Black Friday sale. And for many of these people it really was Christmas in July. There were around 45,000 used books to choose from at $20 a bag. “That’s a deal you really can’t beat,” Jill Thomas said. Jill Thomas of Lewisburg knew what she wanted at the annual book sale, which benefits The Public Library for Union County. “I came to look […]

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