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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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    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 […]

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    WWII Vet, Teacher Fondly Remembered

    MILTON — A community in Northumberland County is remembering a World War II veteran who died after being hit by a vehicle. The 93-year-old man was called a legend in Milton. He died Wednesday after he was hit walking across a street Tuesday in Milton. He was not only a World War II veteran, but a longtime teacher who left generations of students with lots of memories. Bob Izer made quite an impact on the people of Milton and that […]

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    Dog Missing After Family Tragedy

    BLOOMSBURG — Family members say Charles Lawton of Bloomsburg was a great man and they are devastated over his sudden death almost two weeks ago at age 62. “He loved his family, he was a great man and he’s very much missed,” daughter Cherry Slusser said. Family members say Charles was driving on Millville Road on May 29, and pulled over because he was having a heart attack. He died behind the wheel. The family’s dog, Susie, with in the […]

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    UPDATE: Bob Bolus, Family Members Charged In Minuteman Investigation

    LEWISBURG — A well-known Scranton area business man and several members of his family have been hit with theft and fraud charges from the state attorney general’s office. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced charges against Minuteman companies and its owner Brian Bolus, along with family members Bob Bolus Sr., Robert Bolus Jr., Debra Bolus, Julie Bolus, and Sophie Gregory. The attorney general claims Minuteman companies illegally dumped waste products from shale gas drilling and defrauded clients by overbilling. The […]

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    Veterans Remember D-Day

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — June 6th, 1944 was an important day in history. Nearly 160,000 troops invaded Europe, which was the start of the end of World War II. It is known as D-Day. 70 years later, the Susquehanna Valley World War II veterans met for their monthly luncheon. Several of the veterans say they remember D-Day as if it was yesterday. Roy Kilpatrick of Bloomsburg was on his way to England at the time. “We were going to be under […]

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    Seniors Get Vouchers For Farm Market Food

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Senior citizens in Union and Snyder Counties received vouchers on Wednesday to help them buy fresh fruits and vegetables. The $20 vouchers go a long way to help seniors and local farmers. Seniors lined up inside Ard’s Farm Market near Lewisburg. They waited in line for $20 in vouchers they can use to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. “At the end of the month, when your Social Security check is getting a little skimpy, you can take […]

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    Recovering From a Hail of a Storm

    A car dealership in Montour County is now having a “Hail Sale!” Last month huge hail stones damaged cars, homes,and even medical helicopters. Now two weeks later people are still picking up the pieces. Geisinger Health System officials say their life flight helicopters make around 2,500 flights per year, so when an aircraft is out of service, it is greatly missed. But after a massive hail storm almost two weeks ago near Danville, three helicopters; two active, and the other […]

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    Hearing For Accused Thrill Killers

    SUNBURY — The defense is seeking to have the murder weapon in the so-called Craigslist thrill kill thrown out. Miranda and Elytte Barbour were both in court Tuesday for pretrial motions. They’re accused of killing Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton last November. Miranda Barbour’s attorneys say there were mistakes in search warrants. If those warrants are thrown out, prosecutors will not be able to use the knife from the murder as evidence. No decision was made on that. A judge […]