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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

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    Mid-Atlantic T-shirts Fly Off the Shelves

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It’s “Philly fever” today at the Little League World Series! The team is so popular this year, that the gift shop manager said they have a hard time keeping the Mid-Atlantic merchandise in stock. Each of the 16 teams has merchandise available at the gift shop, but the store manager said Mid-Atlantic’s t-shirts sold out on the first day. The store got another shipment of t-shirts on Wednesday, just in time for Pennsylvania’s big game, and those […]

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    Philly Fever Hits South Williamsport

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — People waited in line for more than three and a half hours Wednesday morning for a free ticket for the Pennsylvania vs. Nevada game. The line wrapped almost all the way around the stadium to the first base line. Philadelphia fever hit South Williamsport as the excitement over the Taney Dragons and its star pitcher Mo’ne Davis continues. Tickets for the Pennsylvania vs. Nevada game were made available at noon, but people lined up way before that. […]

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    Alleged Rock Throwers in Union County Court

    LEWISBURG — Prosecutors say four teenagers threw rocks from an Interstate 80 overpass in Union County last month. A woman from Ohio was critically injured when one of those rocks went right through the windshield. One of those teens had a hearing on Tuesday and the testimony was graphic and emotional. The victim’s husband said it was the first time he heard the 911 tape when it was played Tuesday in court. The family said it was hard reliving the […]

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    People Make Sacrifices to Come to the LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It’s pretty easy for folks from Central Pennsylvania to make the trip to the Little League World Series, but not everyone is lucky to be close by. Others travel great distances to get to South Williamsport. Ted Dowling of Perth, Australia watched his son take batting practice at the Little League World Series Complex. He said it was a long trip to South Williamsport. The team went through four time zones. “It’s 11,500 miles to get here. […]

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    Pennsylvania Team Making Its Mark

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — As most of you know by now, for the first time in three years a team from Pennsylvania is in the Little League World Series. The team from Center City, Philadelphia is representing the Mid-Atlantic Region, and today some of the team spoke to Newswatch 16. The Mid-Atlantic team is making its mark on the Little League World Series, but not only because they won both their games so far. The Taney Dragons see themselves as the […]

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    25 Years of Sunbury River Festival

    SUNBURY — Sunbury’s population is expected to grow quite a bit this weekend. “We average around 10,000 over the course of the three days,” Slade Shreck said. That’s because Sunbury is celebrating its annual river festival. It’s not just any river fest, it’s the 25th anniversary of the event! Co-chair Slade Shreck said that makes the event extra special. “We’re giving away cups today, carnations tomorrow. Tomorrow night we have the after-hours, it starts at 7:30, which we’re going to […]

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    Flames Hit Hose Company In Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — Crews in Northumberland County battled flames at a fire company Friday morning. Members of the Friendship Hose Company were the first firefighters on the scene of Friday morning’s fire at their own fire company. There was a lot of disappointment and tears and members say this was one of the worst days of their lives. Smoke and flames poured out of the Friendship Hose Company on South Tenth Street in Sunbury. It was a sight members of the […]

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    Opening Ceremonies at the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Opening ceremonies took place Thursday at Volunteer Stadium and that means the official start to the Little League World Series and ten days jam packed with baseball. The opening ceremonies took place Thursday morning at the Little League complex in South Williamsport. That means, the games have officially begun, kicking off the 75th anniversary of Little League. The opening ceremonies got the crowd and the players pumped up for 10 days filled with baseball. The 16 teams […]

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    Last Minute Preparations For The Little League World Series

    Williamsport is welcoming the world as the Little League World Series is about to begin, and a big parade is planned to get the fun started. The Grand Slam Parade in Williamsport is a kickoff to the Little League World series. It includes marching bands, antique cars, fire trucks, and the guests of honor: the 16 teams participating in the Little League World Series. Newswatch 16 spent some time at the Little League complex today as last minute preparations were […]

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    Fair-ly Rainy Weather

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — Rain, rain go away! That’s what volunteers from the Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company keep saying at the Montour-Delong Community Fair. “We have to think sunshine, otherwise it’s a depressing week,” Kay Roberts said. The fire company has a food stand at the Montour-Delong Community Fair near Washingtonville. People who work in the food stands say attendance goes down when it rains. “It’s lower, but we still do a steady business because the 4H is here all week […]


    Couple Dead After Early Morning Fire

    TROY — A young couple were found dead after a fire in a home in Bradford County. Authorities say the smoke and flames spread quickly and the fire left behind a lot of damage. The fire started just before 1:30 a.m. Monday and two people inside the house were not able to make it out alive. Friends and neighbors say the couple recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary and were about to adopt their first child. The Bradford County coroner […]

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    Colonial Candlecrafters Closing

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A longtime candle company near Lewisburg will close at the end of the month. The owner says it’s not because business is bad, but because after four decades, she is retiring. After 42 years in business, the flame is blowing out at Colonial Candlecrafters near Lewisburg. “I’m not going out of business. I’m retiring. It is a completely different ball of wax.” Owner Pat Hess says business is good at her small store on Route 15. She […]


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