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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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    Dogs and Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — It’s something people don’t like to think about: their pets getting sick. But according to the veterinarians at the Animal Care Center near Danville, Lyme disease is something to keep on your radar. “It’s a big deal. We get a lot of Lyme disease, it’s probably the biggest thing we see,” Dr. Kurt Fuller said. Dr. Fuller showed us how he checks for Lyme disease on 9-month-old Brillig. He says the outside temperature has to be under […]

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    A Rite of Spring: Anglers Anxious for Trout Opener

    SUNBURY — For most of the region, Saturday is the first day of trout season — a rite of spring! So on this day before, anglers all over our area are getting ready to cast their lines. Muncy Creek was quiet on Friday but come Saturday, this area will most likely be filled with people casting their lines. Trout fishing season starts at 8 a.m. sharp and we found a lot of people getting ready in Sunbury. It was a […]

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    Power to Save: Painting the Bridge, Protecting the Creek

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Just like most paint jobs around the house, when you go and paint a bridge, you remove the old paint first. In Northumberland County, contractors have to take special steps so the lead in the old paint doesn’t get into the air or water. The Route 487 Bridge near Paxinos takes drivers over the Shamokin Creek, and it is a busy roadway. According to PennDOT, this bridge and several others are in need of a face lift. […]

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    Police Prepare for Block Party Weekend

    BLOOMSBURG — This weekend is the annual Bloomsburg University block party for students. In recent years, the event has gained a reputation for creating all kinds of trouble. Bloomsburg University officials say block party started more than 20 years ago as a fundraiser. Over the years it’s grown into a rowdy event attended by close to 10,000 people. Last year police arrested more than 200 people. Bloomsburg Police Chief Roger Van Loan says his department is well prepared. “We’ll have […]

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    Last-Minute Tax Filers

    LEWISBURG — April 15 is the deadline to file your taxes and on Tuesday we found many people doing just that. It’s crunch time for tax businesses as people file their taxes at the last minute. Casey Werner walked into the H&R Block store in Lewisburg to file his taxes. Werner says he forgot about the April 15 deadline and is scrambling to get his taxes done. “I get sidetracked and forget about it, and then out of the blue […]

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    Body Found Identified as Kelley Jo Snyder

    RENOVO — On Monday, the Clinton County coroner identified the body found in Renovo over the weekend as Kelley Jo Snyder, who was missing since Easter Sunday. State police arrested her husband who they say admitted to dumping his wife’s body. Even though troopers say William Snyder admitted to taking his wife’s body from their home to a remote location near Renovo, he has not yet been charged with her death. We also learned the couple’s oldest son told state […]

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    Civil War Anniversary Ceremony in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Thursday marks an important date in the history of the United States: 150 years since the end of the Civil War. A section of Main Street in Bloomsburg was shut down as a few Civil War reenactors held a ceremony by the town’s Soldiers and Sailors monument. “150 years ago today General Lee signed his surrender and we are pretty much honoring that particular fact,” Roger Nunkester said. The reenactment group is known as the 149th Bucktails and they […]

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    Power To Save: Susquehanna U. Saving Money And Energy

    SELINSGROVE — An entire campus recently made the switch from coal heat to natural gas. Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove is saving money and energy. Students at Susquehanna University walk to class wearing sweatshirts and jackets because of the chilly weather. Lucky for them there is plenty of heat inside the buildings. The university recently made the switch from coal to natural gas. “The best option for us was going from a centralized plant to a decentralized plant. Basically, taking the […]

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    Tickets for Papal Visit Going Fast

    BLOOMSBURG — Tickets for bus trips to see the pope in Philadelphia later this year went on sale Tuesday and they sold quickly. Pope Francis is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and later this year he will make his first trip to the United States, stopping in Philadelphia on September 27. It is no surprise many Catholics from northeastern and central Pennsylvania will make the short trip to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis. The Diocese of Harrisburg is […]

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    M&T Bank to Close in Millville

    MILLVILLE — Some people in Columbia County will need to find another place to do their banking, and the bank that’s closing in Millville dates back to the turn of the 20th century. Old photographs and century-old trinkets cover a table at M&T Bank in Millville. The artifacts are on display at the bank, showing off its history. The bank’s history in Millville dates back to 1900 and has plenty of longtime customers. “Well, I’m 85 years old now. Since […]

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    Millville Area Teachers Strike

    MILLVILLE —  For the second time this school year, teachers in the Millville Area School district are on strike, and after they walked the picket line in Columbia County last fall, it is a sure bet that school will be in session until the end of June. As of now the school year in the Millville Area School District is scheduled to end on June 30, a full month late. This is the second time teachers in Millville went on […]

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    Students Protest Planned Strike in Millville

    MILLVILLE — While many school districts in our area had the day off Friday in observance of Good Friday, students at the Millville Area School District had a full day of classes. It’s because the district needs to make up school days from when its teachers went on strike for 27 days last October.  And on Monday, the teachers are scheduled to strike again. That is why around 70 students, including Kaleb Michael, held a “sit-in” at the high school, […]


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