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 beloved cockatiel Cinnamon.

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

Recent Articles
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    Former Teacher’s Aide Accused of Sex with Students Hopes for Plea Deal

    LEWISBURG — Chelsea Lorson, 25, of Milton was at the Union County Courthouse for a preliminary hearing on child sex crimes. Lorson gave up her right to that hearing and her attorney says she is working out a plea deal. Chelsea Lorson was quiet as she rushed into district court in Lewisburg. Lorson was fired from her job at the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit last week. The firing came about a month after police charged her with several child sex crimes. […]

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    Patients Shocked as Investigators Raid Doctor’s Office

    MOUNT CARMEL — One day after Dr. Raymond Kraynak’s office in Mount Carmel was raided by the United States Attorney’s office, the general practitioner was seeing patients. People who live in Mount Carmel say they saw federal agents carry paperwork out of the doctor’s office on East Fifth Street, and out of Community Pharmacy around the block. “I’m surprised.  He’s always treated me very well,” said one patient. “I think he’s a good doctor.  When I was broke and didn’t […]

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    Easter Breakfast Bundles Available for Families

    TOWANDA TOWNSHIP– A farmer and his wife in Bradford County hope to make Easter a bit tastier for people in the Northern Tier. The couple is making breakfast bundles to give to families for Easter morning. Fred and Kelsey McNeal own Farmer Fred’s Produce and Farm Market near Towanda. They made the breakfast bundles for families at Christmas. The event went over so well they decided to do it again for Easter. Farmer Fred’s Produce and Farm Market sits just […]

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    Dentist, Staff Help Save Woman’s Life

    BERWICK — Dr. Maria Tacelosky and her staff do not want to be referred to as heroes, but that’s what they are.  The group works at The Dental Health Clinic in Berwick, a nonprofit dentist’s office. On a Monday afternoon last month, an employee took a call that a worker in another office needed medical help. “Because we’re a dental office and it’s the only medical facility in the building,” said Dr. Tacelosky. Tacelosky and her employees ran down the […]

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    Life Skills Students Enjoy Easter Dance

    BLOOMSBURG — The dance floor was packed at Bloomsburg Area High School as students practiced their best moves. More than 100 kids from six school districts packed into the gym for the annual Life Skills Easter Dance. “So much fun! You get all your friends together from different schools and you just have fun all together,” Joe Astor said. It wasn’t just a dance. There was also an Easter egg hunt and a free lunch. A display of food was […]

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    Paying Tribute on St. Patty’s Day

    TURBOT TOWNSHIP — What could possibly bring out over 100 people to a restaurant just outside Milton in the middle of the day on a Thursday? We should say, who could bring out that many people? Patty Hackenberg. “I wouldn’t have missed it. She was special. She just warmed everybody’s heart all the time,” Pat Callenberger said. Patty owned the Arrowhead Restaurant, just outside Milton, for more than a decade. But she worked here since she was 16. Recently at […]

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    The Fight Against Blight in Northumberland County

    SHAMOKIN — Some communities in Northumberland County are fighting blight, one house at a time. The Northumberland County Housing Authority started tearing down properties near Shamokin this week. The housing authority has $1 million to tear down blighted houses. Most of that money comes from taxpayers and the rundown properties are in Shamokin and nearby Coal Township. Officials want to change the perception that these areas have too many dilapidated houses. Piece by piece a house on Independence Street in […]

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    Diving Into Dollars for Lewisburg Economy

    LEWISBURG — The PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships started Wednesday at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. The event not only gives high school athletes a chance to make a splash against their competition. The event is a big boost to the economy in the Central Susquehanna Valley. PIAA officials estimate around 5,000 people will walk through the doors in the next four days during the high school state swimming and diving championships. Lewisburg is too far for most families and teams […]

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    Spring Fever at a Pharmacy in Troy

    TROY — Cooke’s Pharmacy in Troy was a revolving door of sneezes and coughs as people picked up their prescriptions. Pharmacist Lyle Haflett says it’s been this way all winter. The warmer weather equals more colds. “Bacteria seems to be more active, virus more active, and people more active. So when the weather’s warmer, you’re going to have more colds. It’s a trend, year after year,” Haflett said. Someone who is all too familiar with a cold that won’t go […]

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    Old Hospital Coming Down to Make Room for Dollar General

    TROY — A former hospital is being torn down in Bradford County. The old Troy Community Hospital has been vacant for more than two years but the land will soon be home to a new Dollar General store. The Dollar General is currently located on one side of Route 6 in Troy in a building that is more than 50 years old.  Later this year, the store will move across the street into a new building which will allow it […]

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    Bloomsburg Nationals to Host Car Show

    BLOOMSBURG — A popular car show will not return to Bloomsburg this summer, but a new one will take its place. The nonprofit “Bloomsburg Nationals” announced Friday it will host a car show at the fairgrounds. When Carlisle Events announced it would not host its annual car show at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds anymore, people were disappointed. But this new one won’t be just any car show. The majority of the show’s proceeds will go to charities in Columbia County. Every […]

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    Recycling Fee Proposed in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — The recycling center at the Sunbury Municipal Authority Transfer Center is a busy place on Fridays. People drop off bags filled with recyclables. Right now, they do that for free, but that could soon change. Officials at the center are considering a 50 cent recycling fee for each visit. “We’ve been losing money in recycling for quite a while and it’s just another opportunity for us to try to balance our budget,” Danny Ramer said. The recycling center’s […]


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