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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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    Enola Gay Navigator Laid To Rest In Northumberland

    NORTHUMBERLAND — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped the first atomic bomb in World War II was laid to rest in Northumberland County. The funeral for Theodore Van Kirk was held Tuesday morning. Van Kirk was the navigator on the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. His funeral was private; only close friends and family were allowed inside the church, but many people lined the streets in Northumberland to pay […]

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    West End Fair Kicks Off in Union County

    LAURELTON — Whether it be baked goods, quilts or vegetables, people in Union County are competing to win “Best of Show” at the 89th annual West End Fair near Mifflinburg. “It`s a good thing for the children around here that they get to grow things themselves and they can enter it. It teaches them a little bit about the agriculture,” Nettie Schlegel said. Nettie Schlegel and her grandson chase dropped off some items Chase entered in the exhibition portion of […]

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    More Rocks Thrown At Vehicles

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A truck driver says a rock was thrown through his windshield early Monday morning, while he was driving in Schuylkill County. He was not hurt. That truck driver says he was driving near Shenandoah around 1:30 a.m. Monday when a teenager jumped in front of his truck. Once he slowed down, the teen ran off the road, and his windshield was pelted with rocks. Raymond Ebersole says his workday started off normal. He was driving along […]

  • Work Starts At Ber Vaughn Pool

    BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — People who live in Berwick and its surrounding communities may once again have a place to swim. Work started earlier this week on the Ber Vaughn Pool which has been closed for the past two years. Progress is being made on the community-driven project and fundraising efforts are still underway. There is activity once again at the Ber Vaughn Pool near Berwick but it is not swimming, it is construction. The pool near Berwick closed two […]

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    Traffic Delays in Danville, Riverside

    DANVILLE — Traffic was backed up for several blocks in Danville, as dozens of cars inched along, trying to cross the Danville-Riverside Bridge. “Well, I’m thinking that I’ll be about a half hour, right, to get over the bridge? More than that? When it should be five minutes, not even,” Jenny Newcomb said. The reason for the traffic tie-up? PennDOT is repaving a two-mile section of Route 54 on the other side of the Susquehanna in Riverside. Part of Route […]

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    Power to Save: Expanding the Transfer Station

    SUNBURY — Customers dump bags of trash at Sunbury Municipal Authority’s Transfer Station. The trash and recycling facility is a little dusty right now because it is going through renovations. Manager Mike Kerstetter said the transfer station was built in 1983 and it is time to expand it. Once construction is finished there will be eight stalls for customers to dump trash instead of three. “Which should alleviate the delays of using the facility. It will get them in quicker […]

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    Skin Cancer Cases on the Rise

    Summertime means more people spending time outside, and according to the American Cancer Society, the number of skin cancer cases is on the rise. In fact, more cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than breast, colon, prostate and lung cancers combined. Kids played in the shade at Ber-Vaughn Park near Berwick. Their mother, Lynette Pursel, said she worries about skin cancer and tries to prevent it from happening to her children. “Everywhere we go they always have a […]

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    Northumberland Remembers “Dutch”, Flight Navigator of the Enola Gay

    NORTHUMBERLAND — A man who many people in Northumberland refer to as a hero has died. Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk was the last member of the flight crew that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan during World War II, and he was born and raised in Norry. To the rest of the world, Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk is known as the flight navigator of the Enola Gay who dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War […]

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    Water Woes Receding in Danville

    DANVILLE — For a few hours on Tuesday, people in the Danville area were asked to conserve water after a water main break. Monday’s break had water all over Route 11, one of the busiest roads going into and out of the borough. Both lanes of Route 11 were shut down while crews pumped water out of the area. Employees at the Danville Water Treatment Plant believe the break was caused by an old pipe that eroded. But what a […]

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    Ex-wife, Father-in-Law Charged In Columbia County Homicide

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — State authorities announced homicide charges have been filed in the case of a man found shot to death two years ago. The state attorney general said the victim’s ex-wife and her father will be charged with the killing. Frank Spencer, 46, was found shot to death in his home in Hemlock Township, near Millville, Columbia County in July of 2012. On Monday, the state attorney general said that Maria Sanutti-Spencer, 49, of Harrisburg, and her father, Anthony […]

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    Sweet Corn Season in Full Swing

    FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — Sweet corn season is in full swing in Pennsylvania. “Nothing better than Pennsylvania grown corn,” Linda Gardner said. Hungry shoppers lined up at Snyder’s Quality Sweet Corn near Montoursville to grab it by the bagful. “Just having a cookout and going to grill out some corn and steaks and hope to have a good time,” Gardner said. Owner Scott Snyder says his stand opened last week. His employees pick it fresh every day. “I have 12 different […]

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    Update: Woman Found Dead in Home, Not Suspicious

    UPDATE — Police said on Monday the woman’s death is not suspicious. WATSONTOWN — A body was found in a home in Northumberland County. Officers said they were called to the house on Grandview Drive in Watsontown on Thursday where a woman was found dead. Authorities are trying to figure out how she died.


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