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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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    What’s New at the 2015 Farm Show?

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is getting ready to host the largest indoor agricultural exhibit in the country. The Pennsylvania Farm Show officially gets underway Saturday. When you go to the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg you expect to see the staples: produce, animals, and of course the milk shakes! But every year the organizers of the farm show come up with new things to do and see, and this year is no different. “A lot of different events there that a […]

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    Vendors Setting Up For Pennsylvania Farm Show

    HARRISBURG — It’s almost time for what is called the largest indoor agricultural expo in the country: the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The event starts Saturday in Harrisburg and vendors are getting ready for the big event. Animals and exhibits are beginning to fill the farm show complex in Harrisburg and that means the big weeklong event is about to start. Joyce Carnall is with the Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association. “It takes a lot of teamwork, and fortunately we’ve […]

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    Coping with the Cold in Sullivan County

    LAPORTE — Thousands of homes and businesses in Bradford and Sullivan Counties were left powerless on Thursday when the electricity went out during these bitter cold temperatures. Debbie Peterman of Laporte says she woke up in the middle of the night with her dog on top of her shivering! That’s because almost 6,000 homes and businesses in Bradford and Sullivan Counties lost power overnight. “Minus 13 in Laporte at 3 a.m. when I was woken up because it was very cold,”Peterman […]

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    Sunbury Man Arrested For Burglary

    SUNBURY — A man from Sunbury was in court today to face charges accusing him of breaking into his neighbor’s house and stealing over $2,500 worth of stuff. Carla Wagner of Sunbury says she, her husband and their three grandchildren were sleeping when a man broke into their home last week. Now Wagner says she can sleep easy knowing someone has been arrested for the crime. Philip Dushan of Sunbury covered his face as he walked into a magistrate’s office, […]

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    Man Arrested in Vending Machine Break-Ins

    LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — The vending machines at a rest stop just off Interstate 80 near Danville are fixed now, but over the past few months they were repeatedly broken into and burglarized. Last month state police arrested David Matthews of Nanticoke for the crimes. “The arm of the law takes a while to extend and pull in the person they need to, but it has happened and we’re very pleased,” Bob Garrett, President and CEO of North Central Sight Services said. […]

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    Flu Cases on the Rise

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — It is something no one wants, but a lot of people get: the flu. Doctors at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville say this is a bad season for the virus. “It is an epidemic and every year we do have an epidemic of influenza. That’s to be expected,” Dr. Lisa Esolen said. According to data gathered at Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Health Systems saw 266 flu patients last week compared to only 34 cases the year before. […]

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    Teenager Dead, Others Injured after Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    NEW COLUMBIA – In Union County, the coroner was called to a home on Main Street in New Columbia where a teen was found dead from Carbon monoxide poisoning. State police said the teenager was a 17-year-old female student from Lewisburg Area High School.  When investigators arrived at the home in new Columbia they found the teenager dead. Along with two other teens and an adult with Carbon monoxide poisoning.  State police believe there was a mechanical problem with the […]

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    New Year’s Baby

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP–While many people rang in 2015 with noisemakers and champagne, one family from Selinsgrove celebrated with the birth of their first child. With her pretty pink headband and white fuzzy boots, Ricki Noel Newman is already being referred to by her parents as their little diva. The cutie was born at 2:19 New Year’s morning, making her the first baby born in 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville . “I think she’ll like to see all of her […]

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    Berwick “Bulldawg Plunge”

    BERWICK–While many people spent this cold New Year’s Day inside, some people in Berwick went outside and took a plunge into the Susquehanna River –a “Bulldawg Plunge”! It was pretty cold outside on this New Year’s Day…so why was this man wearing a speedo? Because he was jumping into the Susquehanna River as part of Berwick’s first ever “Bulldawg Plunge”, of course! “We thought, you know what? We have a river here. Perfect opportunity for us. The community stands behind […]

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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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