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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.

Recent Articles
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    Students Protest Planned Strike in Millville

    MILLVILLE — While many school districts in our area had the day off Friday in observance of Good Friday, students at the Millville Area School District had a full day of classes. It’s because the district needs to make up school days from when its teachers went on strike for 27 days last October.  And on Monday, the teachers are scheduled to strike again. That is why around 70 students, including Kaleb Michael, held a “sit-in” at the high school, […]

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    Sweet Treats for Easter Sunday

    GREGG TOWNSHIP — With Easter only three days away, people are hopping to stores to buy candy. Many of them are choosing to support local candy shops. Purity Candy has two locations in Union County and the owners say this is one of their busiest weeks of the year. The owners say Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are very busy and they are trying to keep up with the rush. Chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, and chocolate-covered pretzels fresh off the conveyor […]

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    Connected Through Tragedy, How Montoursville Is Helping Germanwings Crash Victims

    MONTOURSVILLE — When Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed last week, it shocked people everywhere, but a school in Germany went through one of the worst tragedies of all. 16 students and two chaperones from Joseph Koenig school in Haltern Am See were killed. The group was coming back from a class trip to Spain. One community that feels that pain is Montoursville. Almost 19 years ago, 16 students and five chaperones were killed on TWA Flight 800. Michele Jez lost her […]

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    Police: Three Men Dealing Drugs at Day Care Center

    SHAMOKIN — Three men from Northumberland County face numerous charges for allegedly dealing and using drugs in a day care facility. Police think those three men were committing crime at a Shamokin day care when it was closed. The day care is run by one of the suspect’s mothers who talked with Newswatch 16. The windows at Jesus’ Lil Helper’s Daycare in Shamokin are colorfully decorated and inside the facility children played. But what police say happened there Saturday night […]

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    Interstate 80 Back Open After Crashes

    About 34 miles of Interstate 80 in both directions were closed for most of the afternoon Tuesday because of several crashes. The highway was closed in both directions between the Milton exit (Exit 212B) in Northumberland County and the Lock Haven exit (178) in Clinton County. PennDOT says the closure was due to a number of crashes that happened because of snow. The crashes happened around mile marker 192, which is near Jersey Shore. A representative for PennDOT says the […]

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    Students Expelled After Racist Comments on Bucknell University Radio Station

    LEWISBURG —  Three Bucknell University students were expelled Monday afternoon after making racist and violent remarks on Bucknell’s student-run radio station, WVBU, according to officials. “Administration found out about a radio program that aired the previous Friday in which some students were using reprehensible, inappropriate, inexcusable language,” Bucknell Vice President for Communications Andy Hirsch said. Authorities say they heard about the foul language from someone at a local prison who was listening to the program. The three students were suspended on […]

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    Update: Toddler Who Shot Himself Needs More Surgery

    MONTOURSVILLE — A two-year-old boy in Lycoming County who got his hands on a loaded gun and shot himself is still in the hospital. That toddler has already had one surgery and is expected to have a second. In the meantime, Montoursville police are investigating why a loaded gun was left out in plain sight of a two-year-old boy while his mother and her fiance were in the shower. Montoursville police say the loaded handgun was lying on the couple’s […]

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    Worker Hurt During Roller Coaster Testing

    ELYSBURG — A worker at Knoebels Amusement Resort was hurt when he was hit by a roller coaster Thursday morning. According to Knoebels, the worker was hit by the Impulse roller coaster during testing. Knoebels has not released the name, but he was taken to a hospital to be treated for cuts on his head and hand. Employee has cut on back of his head & hand. Was alert & talking @ scene @WNEP pic.twitter.com/ixROeJO7u7 — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) March […]

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    Police Target Aggressive Drivers

    BLOOMSBURG — Police are cracking down on aggressive drivers more than ever, thanks to a PennDOT program that started this week. Sgt. Leonard Rogutski of the Bloomsburg Police Department knows what to look for. He pulled someone over in Bloomsburg. “Speeding, stop sign and red light violations, passing in no passing zones, following too closely, and those types of traits,” Rogutski said. Police departments from all over the state got grant money from the Aggressive Driving Program, which allows officers […]

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    WBS Penguins Players Visit Patients

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team played some games Tuesday with pediatric patients at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital near Danville. “I mean some guys already have the natural swing so in a couple of years they could be better than us,” Matia Marcantuoni said. The children posed for pictures with the players and of course the team’s mascot, Tux. Keeping with the theme of hockey, the kids even got to make their own hockey pucks, AKA […]

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    Local Trainer Up For International Award

    LEWISBURG — A personal trainer from the Lewisburg area is up for an international award: Fitness Business Summit’s Personal Trainer of the Year. And he needs your votes. Nisan Trotter spends his days training clients at Trot Fitness near Lewisburg. It’s the gym he owns with his wife. Trotter got the idea to start a gym when he joined one and got bored with his workouts. He and his wife Yorelis started Trot Fitness in Lewisburg with only two members. […]

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    Fire in Coal Township Row Homes

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A row home fire near Shamokin damaged several homes and has forced at least eight people to find new places to live. The fire broke out around 11 a.m. Monday. The fire chief tells Newswatch 16 someone was soldering inside one of the homes, fixing a water leak. The chief says that’s what started the fire causing damage to at least nine homes in Coal Township. Row home fire in Coal Township–large response from fire crews @WNEP […]


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