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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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    Christkindl Market Takes Over Mifflinburg

    MIFFLINBURG — German heritage is on full display in part of Union County. For the 26th straight year, Market Street in Mifflinburg is turned into Christkindl Market, a German Christmas celebration. Market Street in Mifflinburg is usually filled with traffic, but for three days in December, it is transformed into an authentic German Christmas market. Juergen Seefelt of Mifflinburg has had a food stand for each of those years. “We used to do, oh, we did a few different things, […]

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    Teen Sentenced For High-Speed Chase

    SUNBURY– Naheem Reams was supposed to go to trial next week, but instead pleaded guilty Friday to a long list of charges, including aggravated assault. He was immediately sentenced to two to five years in state prison. It was an incident Sunbury police officers say they won’t soon forget: a teenager led them on a high-speed chase in June of 2013. He was under the influence of drugs and threatened police officers. One of those officers shot the teen. That […]

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    Surprise Snowstorm Hits Kulpmont

    KULPMONT — Imagine the surprise of many folks in our area Thursday when it kept snowing, and snowing and snowing. Some areas in the coal regions and Susquehanna Valley received close to a foot of snow. Almost everywhere you looked in Kulpmont, people were shoveling snow. Residents say they expected to see one to three inches of snow, but instead got about eight to ten. “If that was two inches, it went up to my calf. I don’t think that’s […]

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    Post-It Notes Help Feed the Hungry

    BLOOMSBURG — Two restaurants in Bloomsburg teamed up to feed the less fortunate this holiday season. The businesses are working together using Post-It notes to feed the hungry. What may look like just a Post-It note on the window of “Seasons on Main” in downtown Bloomsburg is worth a lot more than just a piece of paper. It is good for one slice of pizza and a soda. Gary Vadakin owns “Seasons on Main,” which is a fine-dining restaurant in Bloomsburg. […]

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    Groups Combine to Give Back to our Troops

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Employees at the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce unloaded bag after bag of food and personal care items from a truck. They brought the items to Lawton Insurance Agency near Lewisburg to give back to our troops. “It’s exciting to shop for others when you know they’re really going to appreciate it,” Teajay Aikey said. Employees at Lawton Insurance are collecting items for troops overseas. The project is called “Goodies for Our Troops. ” Raschelle Irvin […]

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    Woman Seen Stealing From Toys For Tots

    SHAMOKIN — Police say they need help finding a thief.  A woman was caught on security video stealing toys out of a Toys for Tots bin at a CVS in Northumberland County. Police say customers saw the woman acting suspiciously last week at CVS on Independence Street in Shamokin. That’s when employees reviewed the security camera footage and saw the woman steal a bag of toys. CVS on Independence Street is one of many drop-off locations for Toys for Tots […]

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    Did Signs or GPS Mistake Lead To Crash?

    SHAMOKIN — Despite a tractor trailer hitting a house Thursday in Shamokin, PennDOT insists that there are enough signs telling truckers where they are supposed to go. One day after a tractor trailer hit the house at the corner of Rock and Kase Streets in Shamokin, the destruction is still visible. City officials say they aren’t sure when or if the house will be torn down. Police say the driver of the truck, Rasan Tyler-Davis of Philadelphia, had finished making […]

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    Wreaths for Warriors

    More than 1,500 wreaths with bright red ribbons will be placed on the graves of veterans this weekend in Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties. Since 2006, Wreaths for Warriors has been a tradition in Central Pennsylvania. Riverview Cemetery in Northumberland is empty now, but on Sunday many of the graves will be decorated with wreaths in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Decorating the graves is a Central Pennsylvania tradition called Wreaths for Warriors, that started in 2006. “We […]

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    Big Rig Crashes Into Home

    SHAMOKIN — A tractor trailer crash left a house in ruins in Northumberland County. Police report that the mess at the corner of Rock and Kase Streets was caused by an out of control tractor trailer that not only hit the house, but kept on going and hit some cars down the street. Officials said the truck driver then got out and tried to run away, but he was caught. Shamokin police say it all started around 10 a.m. Thursday […]

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    Older Drivers Support Tougher Driving Laws

    MONTOURSVILLE — According to AAA, 86 percent of senior citizens still drive. In a recent survey done by the auto club, the majority of senior citizens support tougher driving laws among their peers. Senior drivers we spoke with in Lycoming County agree. “I think your reflexes are a lot slower and your eyesight may not be as good anymore,” Tom Sheets said. “I wouldn’t mind being tested, you know at my age, maybe I’m doing something wrong,” William Bastian said. […]

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    President Proposes Officers Wear Body Cameras

    SUNBURY — After the shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama is proposing all police officers across the country wear body cameras. The president is proposing the federal government pay for half of the cost of the cameras with state and local governments covering the other half. Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare says he thinks it’s a great idea theoretically, but has a lot of unanswered questions. “The concept is great. We have nothing to hide […]

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    United Way Hoping For Help On Giving Tuesday

    SUNBURY — We have a day for giving thanks and two days named for shopping deals. Now we have a day set aside for giving back. It’s called Giving Tuesday. “It’s a nice way for individuals who are community-minded and want to be charitable at this time to give back to their communities,” said Keri Albright. Albright is the executive director for the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way in Sunbury. She says Giving Tuesday started in 2012 with a YMCA […]

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