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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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    Waiting for Strawberries

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The folks at Green Barn Berry Farm near Muncy are getting ready for strawberry picking time — the kick-off of their season. But owner Robyn Schreiber says with the combination of Mother Nature and farming, you never know what you’re going to get each year. “Now that they’re uncovered, if we get a couple warm nights it pushes them faster to ripen. If we get some cooler nights, it just slows them down a bit. They’re pretty […]

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    A Red, Shiny Surprise on Memorial Day

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Sandy Welliver’s primary means of travel around the Bloomsburg area for the past 19 years has been an old 1988 Beretta. “The dashboard’s falling apart, the heat’s always on. In the wintertime you can’t move the car until the gear shift thaws out,” Sandy said. Sandy’s daughters Stacy and Melva say their mom couldn’t afford to buy a new car, even after starting a Go Fund Me account. “I know her current car she’s about to […]

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    Parade and Ceremony in Danville

    DANVILLE — People lined the streets of Danville, waving flags and wearing red, white, and blue. They watched the borough’s annual Memorial Day parade. “It’s great to see the veterans out here marching and everyone out here supporting them,” Kris McLellan said. Kris McLellan and her family live in Danville and started off their day by watching the annual parade. “It’s important to us because we believe in everything our soldiers fight for. My husband was a Navy man and […]

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    Memorial Day Camping Tradition Continues at Knoebels

    ELYSBURG — Campers from all over the east coast came to one part of Northumberland County for Memorial Day Weekend. Knoebels Amusement Resort is a popular place to camp. Joe and Denise Lower’s commute from Palmerton to Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg was about an hour and a half. It’s a trip the family has made for the past 12 years. “Even if it was further, I’d still come. I love Knoebels,” Joe said. The family from Carbon County says […]

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    Veterans Memorial Vandalized in Snyder County     

    PENN TOWNSHIP — Just days before Memorial Day, state police are investigating a case of vandalism at a veterans memorial in Snyder County. The memorial at East Snyder Park near Selinsgrove has bricks with the names of men and women who have served our country. Pete DeWire and his wife Cookie care for the memorial. Pete says they laid bricks on Saturday and everything looked normal, but when they came back on Wednesday to place more bricks, they noticed something […]

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    Firefighter Needs Your Help for E-Glasses

    PENN TOWNSHIP — Jason Kaufman works his normal shift at the Snyder County 911 Center, and unless you watch him closely, you’d never know he has a medical condition. “I’m legally blind in my left eye. I see day and light out of that only. My right eye with correction I’m between 20/60 and 20/70,” Kaufman said. Jason has what is called “Retinopathy of Prematurity,” a condition caused by him being born premature. The 35-year-old from Selinsgrove uses reading and […]

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    Two New Businesses Open in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — People browsed the selection of produce at Farmer Bill’s Market on West Spruce Street in Shamokin. The business opened about a month ago and Bill Stewart, a local farmer, supplies fresh produce every day. “Every day is different. He brings things in and we just distribute. Prices are reasonable. Very cheap, I should say,” Betty Chapman said. Recently, three restaurants closed in Shamokin. Farmer Bill’s Produce takes the place of one of those businesses. Shoppers say having inexpensive […]

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    Shake Up in Northumberland County Commissioners Race

    SUNBURY — There was a bit of a shake-up in Northumberland County when it came to the commissioners’ race and there will be some new faces leading Northumberland County after the general election. The Northumberland County commissioners may not see eye to eye all the time, but there are about to be some changes to the board. Incumbent Vinny Clausi decided not to seek re-election and Independent Steve Bridy has until July to decide whether he will run for another […]

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    Police Investigate Daytime Burglaries

    POINT TOWNSHIP — A rural neighborhood near Northumberland is quiet now, but police say Point Township is one of the areas targeted by burglars. In fact, state police say over the last month, there have been more than a dozen burglaries in Northumberland and Montour Counties. “I had no idea anything was going on,” Maryann Drost said. According to state police, all of the burglaries took place during the day. Troopers believe all of the crimes are related and say […]

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    Longtime Motel Being Torn Down

    MONTOUR TOWNSHIP — The Stone Castle Motel, a place that many people in Columbia County refer to as a landmark, is being torn down. “It was a landmark and still is a landmark to this day, but hopefully the property is being used for a better cause now,” Tim Swank said. Tim Swank is the General Manager for Susquehanna Valley RV in the Bloomsburg area. The company recently bought the Stone Castle Motel and plans to move onto its land. […]

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    Students Prepare Graves for Memorial Day

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP — Social studies students from Danville Middle School were out Monday putting flags on the graves of veterans buried in cemeteries all over Montour County. The Exchange Community Cemetery near Washingtonville is filled with graves of veterans. Eighth grade students from Danville Middle School made sure each veteran’s grave had a brand new American flag on it, just in time for Memorial Day. “It’s pretty cool and it’s a very nice day, so it’s nice to be out […]

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    Police Departments Discuss Extra Patrols

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police have named three suspects in a deadly shooting earlier this week. Cosme Berrones and Brandon Love of Williamsport are under arrest and held responsible for a deadly shooting in Williamsport earlier this week, and an arrest warrant is out for Terrance Perez, who is still on the run. The three are accused of killing a man Monday outside his home on Anthony Street in Williamsport because of a fight over drugs. Some people in Williamsport say even though […]


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