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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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    Man Sentenced For Homicide While DUI

    SUNBURY — The family of a father and son who were killed in a crash in Northumberland County showed solidarity in court on Thursday when the person responsible for the wreck was sentenced. Close to three dozen family members and close friends of Kirk and Mayson Mahaffey were in Northumberland County court to show their support. Most of them were wearing T-shirts with pictures of the father and son who were killed by a drunk driver almost two years ago […]

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    Beetles Killing Ash Trees In Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — A type of beetle that destroys ash trees is causing a problem this year in Lewisburg. Borough officials are trying to save the trees that have not yet been attacked the beetles. It is pretty obvious that some trees at the Lewisburg Area Recreation Park are not normal. Borough officials say they are just a few of the ash trees that are being destroyed by the emerald ash borer, a type of beetle from Asia. “We are seeing […]

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    Kids Learn Law Enforcement at Camp Cadet

    SELINSGROVE–These teenagers march in formation at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, and they take orders from state troopers. Camp Cadet is a place where 12 to 15 year olds go to learn about different aspects of law enforcement. State troopers run camp cadet all over Pennsylvania. This one is for teens from Snyder, Montour, Union and Northumberland Counties. “We have Union County Sheriffs, we have Buffalo Valley Regional. We have some of the probation departments come in and they put on […]

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    Attorney General Kane Releases Report on Jerry Sandusky Investigation

    HARRISBURG — A report on the Jerry Sandusky investigation released by Attorney General Kathleen Kane says the investigation took too long and cited a lack of urgency. The report was released at a news conference Monday in Harrisburg. “The facts show an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator,” Kane said in a release. The state attorney general says the investigation into Jerry Sandusky had inexcusable and unfathomable delays, but a probe into former Attorney […]

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    No Cause Listed For Fire At Former Catholic School

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Investigators in Northumberland County may never know what started a fire at a former Catholic school. The fire marshal says there is too much damage, and the building is too unsafe to go through. But neighbors believe it is a case of arson. Firefighters said it started around 11 p.m. Tuesday. All throughout the day, people stopped by the former St. Mary’s parochial school near Marion Heights to check out the fire damage. “It was sad. […]

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    Cooling Down in Lycoming County

    MONTOURSVILLE — It was a hot one in our area and the sunshine meant big business for Lowe’s in Montoursville.  The air conditioners and fans are conveniently located in the front of the store. “It’s been unbearable.  We bought a new home yesterday and it doesn’t have air conditioning so we’re like ‘we have to do something,’” Danielle Irwin said. Employees at Lowe’s say they are starting to sell a lot of air conditioners.  Irwin was looking for a portable […]

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    Were Students Put at Risk by Shamokin Dentist?

    SHAMOKIN — Shamokin Area Elementary School officials spent the day going through student dental records.  School officials say Dr. Vincent Paczkoskie has been treating students at the school for more than 30 years. Dr. Paczkoskie’s license was recently suspended by state health officials.  He is accused of not sterilizing his equipment, which health officials say could put patients at risk of Hepatitis B and C as well as HIV. “Immediately I did call our school nurse and it was confirmed […]

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    National Guard Veteran To Donate Kidney To Stranger

    SELINSGROVE — A National Guard veteran from Selinsgrove is taking the word “sacrifice” to a whole new level. After a recent tour of duty in Kuwait, she decided she wanted to give back, and on Tuesday, she will literally give a piece of herself to a complete stranger. During a tour of duty in Kuwait last year, Krystina Parks of Selinsgrove says she had a lot of time to think about what she could do to give back to others. […]

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    First Ever Coal Region Relay For Life

    COAL TOWNSHIP — Over the next few weeks, people all over our area are participating in Relay for Life, the 24-hour event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. After low turnouts in years past, several communities in our area combined to form one big relay. Step by step, people outside Shamokin Area High School raised money to help find a cure for cancer. Relay for Life events are taking place all over our area, but what makes this […]

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    Happy Ending: Susie The Dog Returned Home Safely

    BLOOMSBURG — An update to a sad story we first told you about Tuesday on Newswatch 16. That sad story now has a happy ending. The dog that ran away after her owner died of a heart attack behind the wheel has been found thanks to Newswatch 16 viewers. Exactly two weeks ago, Charles Lawton of Bloomsburg died behind the wheel after having a heart attack. His dog Susie ran away once firefighters got to the scene and the family […]

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    Trying To Run 100 Miles For Cancer Victims

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A man from Lycoming County is putting his running skills to the test this weekend at Lewisburg’s Relay for Life. Relay for Life events are happening all over our area, but the one near Lewisburg is unique because this man is attempting a big challenge. Ron Ott of Elimsport is trying to run 100 miles in 24 hours. “It’s more mental than it is physical. I don’t do a lot of training, which I know is […]

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    Strawberry Season in Full Swing

    Strawberry season is in full swing in Pennsylvania, and farmers in Central PA say this year it is right on time. Strawberry fields are packed with pickers this week. Strawberry picking is a family affair for the Chartowich family of Bloomsburg. “My four kids, my mom and me,” Lynn Chartowich said. Lynn Chartowich brought her family to The Green Barn Berry Farm near Muncy, where picking season started on Monday. “The kids love it. They have their own buckets and […]