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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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    Snyder County Veterans Memorial Dedicated

    PENN TOWNSHIP — Veterans Day ceremonies were held all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania, but one near Selinsgrove was different. More than 100 people gathered at East Snyder Park to see the Snyder County Veterans Memorial for the first time. A Penn Township supervisor proposed the idea in May, and Pete and Cookie DeWire of Penn Township made it possible. “It developed into what you see today,” Pete said. “Working with the veterans was such a pleasure. It’s a special […]

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    Iron Heritage Festival in Danville Cancelled

    DANVILLE — An annual event in Danville that drew thousands of people each year to Montour County is cancelled. Organizers of the Iron Heritage Festival recently announced the longtime festival won’t happen next year. “It just about breaks our heart to do this and we are just not able to continue,” Jean Knouse said. Jean Knouse served as the festival’s treasurer since it began in 1999. She says the reason for the cancellation is lack of volunteers and money concerns. […]

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    Lucky Lottery Winner In Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — If you played the new Monopoly Millionaire’s Club lottery game recently in Shamokin, you may want to check your ticket. There was a $1 million winning ticket sold at a convenience store there. Employees at Turkey Hill on West Lincoln Street in Shamokin say they sell hundreds of lottery tickets every day. Out of all those, one ticket buyer is $1 million richer. “That’s insane, literally. I wish that was me,” said Steve Chamberlain. According to the Pennsylvania […]

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    Celebrating Adoption Day in Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — Usually courtroom two at the Northumberland County Courthouse is reserved for hearings and guilty pleas, but on Friday there were children running around, face painting, balloon animals, even a photo booth. It was all to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month and Northumberland County’s fifth annual Adoption Day. “The children are in foster care for a reason and it’s really nice when we can provide permanency for them by celebrating such a day as today,” said Cathy Gemberling, director […]

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    Retailers Ready for Christmas

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — Everywhere you look at the Susquehanna Valley Mall near Selinsgrove, you see Christmas trees, poinsettias or holiday sale signs. The mall is ready for Christmas, but are the shoppers? “We didn`t have our turkey yet,” said Joe Ambrose of Mount Carmel. Ambrose feels it’s too soon to see all of the Christmas decorations at the mall. “Too early because Thanksgiving is too early. Halloween is too early. They put things out too early. It`s that simple, in […]

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    More Charges Filed Against Alleged Shooter

    MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP — A man accused of┬áburglarizing his former boss’ house in Columbia County is now charged with trying to kill him. Jason Foust of Sweet Valley now faces charges including attempted criminal homicide, burglary, and aggravated assault. Police near Berwick say Foust shot his former boss in the head on Sunday when the man caught Foust breaking into his home. Jason Foust walked into district court in Catawissa to face charges connected to a shooting and burglary on Sunday […]

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    Couple Arrested for Child Abuse

    WILLIAMSPORT — The mother of a 15-month-old boy was arrested on Wednesday, accused of not reporting that her child was abused by her boyfriend. That boyfriend is also facing child abuse charges. Michael Brown of Williamsport was arrested Tuesday and faces multiple charges including aggravated assault. His girlfriend and the child’s mother, Nakita Westbrook — also of Williamsport — was arrested Wednesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Williamsport police say Nakita Westbrook took the 15-month-old child […]

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    Rockefeller Tree Comes From Columbia County

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — From the Bloomsburg area to New York City, a tree in the backyard of a couple’s house is making quite the trip. The 85-foot tree was chosen as this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The tree was cut down Wednesday in front of dozens of spectators. Usually most people don’t like seeing trees cut down, but this one near Bloomsburg is an exception. This tree owned by Dan and Rachel Sigafoos will soon be on its way […]

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    Tom Marino Wins Third Term in Congress

    WILLIAMSPORT — Congressman Tom Marino said Tuesday night anytime there is a race between three candidates it is tough, but he won by a pretty large margin. Marino walked into his victory party at the Sons of Italy on East Fourth street in Williamsport to the sound of many loud cheers. He was elected into office for the third time, defeating Democrat Scott Brion and Independent Nick Troiano. Marino says he plans to go back to Washington and continue to […]

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    Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland Projected Winner in 83rd District

    WILLIAMSPORT — Lycoming County Commissioner Chairman Jeff Wheeland is now State Representative Elect Jeff Wheeland. Wheeland celebrated his victory party at the Sons of Italy in Williamsport. He defeated Democrat incumbent Rick Mirabito in the 83rd Congressional District. Wheeland has been a commissioner in Lycoming County for seven years and says he will take that knowledge with him to Harrisburg to represent his municipality. “It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do and it grew in intensity as the years […]

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    Gas Prices Below $3 in Central PA

    LEWISBURG — Something we have not seen in a while in our area is gasoline prices below $3 a gallon. Customers at Fuel On Convenience Store in Lewisburg say they did not mind filling their gas tanks because they did not have to drain their bank accounts to do it. The price here for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.98 a gallon. “It’s a wonderful thing to see,” Adam Kittrell said. According to AAA, gas prices nationwide are the lowest they’ve […]

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    Polls “Steady” On Election Day

    LEWISBURG — Not surprisingly it was the race between the two “Toms” that brought many people out to vote in Union County. Governor Tom Corbett and challenger Tom Wolf are battling it out for votes. Even though there were only a few races on the ballot, election officials in Union County say voter turnout was steady. There was a steady stream of people walking into the Public Library for Union County near Lewisburg. They were not there to read books […]


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