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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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    Police Investigate Break-ins in Sunbury

    SUNBURY–People who live on North 8th Street in Sunbury say they are on edge after one of their neighbors’ homes was burglarized earlier this week. “We live right here, really close to it and it could happen to our home as well so it’s very unnerving,” Stacie Strausser said. “We have a little boy who is nine months old so it is definitely a little bit nerve-wracking,” Josh Hostetler said. Sunbury police say the thief got away with a gun […]

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    Countdown to Noon, A Kid-friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration

    NORTHUMBERLAND–King Street Park in Northumberland was packed with around 200 children and their parents to celebrate New Year’s Eve. But wait–that’s at midnight. Not here, where the theme was “Countdown to Noon”. “We had a lot of requests for a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration so we thought we’d do it at noon,” Jennifer Vovakes said. The second annual event was sponsored by the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library. There were crafts, snacks, live music and more. “I went up and did […]

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    Shamokin Prepares for ‘Coal Drop’

    SHAMOKIN — While it’s not a large ball made out of crystals, a piece of coal decorated in lights symbolizes New Year’s Eve in Shamokin. “It’s our heritage. That’s what made our town famous. That’s what our town is noted for,” said Shamokin Mayor Bill Milbrand. Since 1988, Shamokin has held a New Year’s Eve celebration by dropping a 100-pound piece of “coal” made out of styrofoam. Mayor Milbrand says it is an alcohol-free event with vendors. “We also have […]

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    Five Cows Shot, Gunman on the Loose

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — State police in Schuylkill County are looking for whoever shot and killed four cows and hurt another one. Police said early Monday morning five heifers were shot at Hepler Homestead Farms near Ashland. When farm owners Jim and Jesse Hepler checked on their animals, they noticed three dead heifers and two wounded ones. “The wounded ones had bullet holes in them and on further investigation we saw the ones that were laying dead had bullet holes in […]

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    Fire Spreads to Five Houses

    COAL TOWNSHIP — Firefighters say smoke and flames could be seen from miles away Tuesday night on West Mulberry Street near Shamokin. It broke out around 8 p.m. Soon after the fire started, Thomas Traver got the call no one wants to get. “I was really nervous when they told me the address was 917 and that’s hitting close to home. I found out it’s my aunt’s house,” Traver said. Traver’s aunt Joanne Doyle owns the house where the fire […]

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    Busy Week for Liquor Stores

    LEWISBURG — It’s all about holiday cheer at the Fine Wine and Good Spirits store in Lewisburg. Folks picked up some last-minute Christmas gifts…in bottle form. “We’re stopping for some bourbon for my husband. So now he’s going to know what he’s getting for Christmas,” Diane Long said. A representative for Pennsylvania’s liquor stores says December is the busiest month of the year for the chain. There are extended hours at some locations…and some long lines “I don’t think I’d […]

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    Last-minute Shoppers Head to the Malls

    SELINSGROVE — With Christmas only two days away, many are relaxing at home with presents already wrapped. But a lot of others are still buying those last-minute gifts! The Lycoming Mall was pretty busy all day and people walked by the Central Pennsylvania Newsroom with shopping bags full of presents. We also stopped by the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Snyder County where it was the same story. The countdown to Christmas is almost over but you wouldn’t know it from […]

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    Local Candy Company Turning Out Sweet Treats

    GREGG TOWNSHIP — Christmas is a time for sweets and treats and a candy store in Union County is busy filling last-minute orders. Dale Metzker of Williamsport spent his morning buying candy for Christmas. He says Purity Candy near Allenwood is his downfall. “You can’t come in here and just buy one item. You look around and you find you’ve got to have this and you’ve got to have that.” Purity Candy is in its 107th year in Union County. […]

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    Community Pulls Together For Infant Memorial Fund

    SHAMOKIN DAM — People in central Pennsylvania are donating money to replace a special grave marker that was removed from the grave of an infant, murdered by her mother in Northumberland County. The case led to a state law that protects abandoned babies. Walking through Orchard Hills Cemetery in Shamokin Dam, the bronze grave markers are hard to miss, but one grave site no longer has one of those markers. Northumberland County coroner James Kelley noticed late last week the […]

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    Family Of Eight Loses Everything In Fire

    MUNCY — A family in Lycoming County is looking for help after they lost everything in a fire. The fire Thursday heavily damaged their house. Friends of the Bilbay family in Muncy are accepting donations and even set up a bank account for the couple and their six kids. The family says they lost all of their clothes and Christmas presents and decorations in the fire. William and Melinda Bilbay looked over the damage at their Muncy home on Friday. […]

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    Food Bank Gives Extra For The Holidays

    LEWISBURG — People who stopped by the Lewisburg food pantry’s biweekly food distribution received a special Christmas treat. In addition to their normal bags of food, people got extra food for the holidays, toys, and books for their children. Dozens of people stood in line outside the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg where the Lewisburg food pantry is. They were in line to get their biweekly bags of food. “Oh, it’s real nice. I’ve been coming for about 20 years,” […]

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    Northern Tier Reacts to NY’s Ban On Fracking

    TOWANDA — Just one day after officials in New York announced a ban on fracking, people who live in Pennsylvania’s northern tier who are very familiar with the matter are weighing in. In Bradford County, natural gas drilling is a way of life for many people and many we talked to in Towanda have mixed opinions on fracking. Some think New York made a bad call, but others agree with New York’s decision to ban fracking. It is hard to […]


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