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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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    UPDATE: Bob Bolus, Family Members Charged In Minuteman Investigation

    LEWISBURG — A well-known Scranton area business man and several members of his family have been hit with theft and fraud charges from the state attorney general’s office. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced charges against Minuteman companies and its owner Brian Bolus, along with family members Bob Bolus Sr., Robert Bolus Jr., Debra Bolus, Julie Bolus, and Sophie Gregory. The attorney general claims Minuteman companies illegally dumped waste products from shale gas drilling and defrauded clients by overbilling. The […]

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    Veterans Remember D-Day

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — June 6th, 1944 was an important day in history. Nearly 160,000 troops invaded Europe, which was the start of the end of World War II. It is known as D-Day. 70 years later, the Susquehanna Valley World War II veterans met for their monthly luncheon. Several of the veterans say they remember D-Day as if it was yesterday. Roy Kilpatrick of Bloomsburg was on his way to England at the time. “We were going to be under […]

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    Seniors Get Vouchers For Farm Market Food

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Senior citizens in Union and Snyder Counties received vouchers on Wednesday to help them buy fresh fruits and vegetables. The $20 vouchers go a long way to help seniors and local farmers. Seniors lined up inside Ard’s Farm Market near Lewisburg. They waited in line for $20 in vouchers they can use to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. “At the end of the month, when your Social Security check is getting a little skimpy, you can take […]

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    Recovering From a Hail of a Storm

    A car dealership in Montour County is now having a “Hail Sale!” Last month huge hail stones damaged cars, homes,and even medical helicopters. Now two weeks later people are still picking up the pieces. Geisinger Health System officials say their life flight helicopters make around 2,500 flights per year, so when an aircraft is out of service, it is greatly missed. But after a massive hail storm almost two weeks ago near Danville, three helicopters; two active, and the other […]

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    Hearing For Accused Thrill Killers

    SUNBURY — The defense is seeking to have the murder weapon in the so-called Craigslist thrill kill thrown out. Miranda and Elytte Barbour were both in court Tuesday for pretrial motions. They’re accused of killing Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton last November. Miranda Barbour’s attorneys say there were mistakes in search warrants. If those warrants are thrown out, prosecutors will not be able to use the knife from the murder as evidence. No decision was made on that. A judge […]

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    Mount Carmel Police Looking for Lewdness Suspect

    MOUNT CARMEL — The area of 4th and Hickory Streets in Mount Carmel is quiet now, but police say a man exposed himself on Monday night to three women there and on South Market Street. “I think it’s very degrading. It’s kind of disgusting,” Chelsea McGinley said. “It’s disturbing. I have young children,” Kathy Balichik said. Police describe the man as white and in his 20s. Cops say he is between 6’0″ and 6’2″ tall with a thin build. He […]

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    Mystery in Centralia

    Centralia was once a booming mining town in Columbia County, but now officials say there are fewer than ten people living in the borough after an underground fire started in 1962. Over the weekend we learned part of Centralia’s history was vandalized, and may have been stolen. In 1966, Centralia residents buried a time capsule to be opened in 2016. Over the weekend, members of the Centralia American Legion noticed the stone marker that sits on top of the time […]

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    Strawberry Season Right Around the Corner

    The fields at Tom Styer Farm and Market near Muncy are empty now, but soon they will be filled with people picking strawberries. “Watch for the sign and when they’re here I have to come out quick because they’re gone really quick,” Rita Feigles said. Farm owner Tom Styer says customers keep asking when the strawberries will be ready to pick. He says the past two years, strawberry season came early. “That makes them seem late this year but they’re […]

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    Artists Prepare for “Piano Palooza”

    SELINSGROVE — In Snyder County, what may turn heads this summer is when people see pianos out on the streets. This may look like just a warehouse filled with colorful pianos now, but in just a few weeks, these pianos will be the center of attention in downtown Selinsgrove. In the beginning of June, nine pianos will be scattered along the sidewalks of Selinsgrove. “People will be able to randomly step up and play them. Some of the pianos are […]

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    Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall Comes to Coal Township

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall is on display near Shamokin this weekend. Piece by piece this tribute to fallen veterans was set up at the Uniontown Soccer Field near Shamokin. It is the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall, which is a half-size replica of the memorial in Washington, DC. The wall is almost 250 feet long and has been touring the country for almost 30 years. “I spent 27 months in Vietnam so this is […]

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    Police Investigating Reported Rape

    MOUNT CARMEL — Visintainer’s Motel, at Fourth and Maple Streets in Mount Carmel closed about three years ago. But this is where a woman told police she was sexually assaulted inside one of the rooms. Mount Carmel police said the woman told them she left a bar nearby, and a man followed her. Investigators believe a window at the motel was unlocked. The woman was taken to the hospital with a fractured skull. They are investigating the case as a […]

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    Honoring Veterans in Montour County

    DANVILLE–People waved flags and wore their red, white and blue at the annual Memorial Day Parade in Danville. Hundreds of people lined the parade route through downtown, including Rona Hummel of Danville and her four children. “I think it’s a great way to celebrate all of our veterans on Memorial Day and to honor them. Just to see the community and rally around that,” Hummel said. The annual parade had a special guest. 102-year-old World War Two veteran, Robert Hall […]