Little League World Series: Scores, Stats, History and More

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 beloved cockatiel Cinnamon.

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

Recent Articles
  • ‘A dream come true’ – Caribbean Team Endures Hurricane Hardships to Play in World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — It’s been less than a year since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, leaving parts of the island destroyed. The Radames Lopez Little League team is from Guayama, Puerto Rico. They represent the Caribbean Region at the Little League World Series. They worked hard to get here just like all the teams. but what makes these kids stand out — less than a year ago, their baseball fields were destroyed by Hurricane Maria. When the teams […]

  • Parents Travel Long Distances for Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — For some parents, coming to central Pennsylvania to watch their kids play baseball is no easy task. On any given day, there are thousands of fans cheering on the teams at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport. But during each game, a group of fans always stands out: the players’ families. “People came in different airlines, different flights, different days, different airports, but we all ended up here,” said Gia Schwarzer from Coeur d’Alene, […]

  • Water Activities Postponed at Sunbury’s Riverfest

    SUNBURY, Pa. — Part of Market Street in Sunbury is closed for a few days but people don’t seem to mind. This is Sunbury’s 29th annual Riverfest. There are games, music, and lots of food. A big concern was the heavy traffic when Route 15 was closed due to a crane crash. “We thought maybe that was going to discourage people from coming here. We thought between the rain that was supposed to come today and the traffic, we thought […]

  • Opening Ceremonies Mark Start of Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- It is time once again for the Little League World Series in South Williamsport.

  • Crane Collapse in Union County Closes Route 15

    UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A crane came crashing down in Union County Tuesday night.

  • More Water in Stillwater

    STILLWATER–In Columbia County, residents of one small community found themselves almost cut off by flooding. After getting about five feet of water in their house, this family spent the day cleaning out mud from their basement in Stillwater. This is one of many homes that was flooded as fishing creek came over its banks. Across the street, Lee and Jamie Rankin stared at their backyard in disbelief. “All we could do was stand here and watch it go,” Jamie Rankin […]

  • Bloomsburg Residents Back Home

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — People in the west end of Bloomsburg were allowed back home at 8 a.m. Tuesday after Monday’s mandatory evacuations. Many came home to flooded basements and got right to work cleaning up. Cleanup was the name of the game for Rocky Arnhold and his family in Bloomsburg. They spent the morning pumping, hosing, and scrubbing. “As soon as it got to the top, we knew it was going to come up. By the time we left, the […]

  • Flooding Prompts Evacuations in Part of Columbia County

    Orange Township, Columbia County @WNEPWeather @WNEP — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) August 13, 2018 COLUMBIA COUNTY, Pa. — Officials in Columbia County are asking people in the west end of Bloomsburg to leave their homes as Fishing Creek has been rising quickly. Firefighters and Bloomsburg police officers drove up and down streets in the west end of Bloomsburg telling people they have to leave their homes. People threw clothing in duffel bags, grabbed their pets, and drove to higher ground. […]

  • Bloomsburg Nationals Takes Over Fairgrounds

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — If you are a fan of classic cars, the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds is where you want to be. For $8, you can check out hundreds of vehicles. “I would say there’s probably over 500. And there are all kinds, street rods, classics, old ones, a good mixture,” Paul Reichart said. The three-day event is run by Bloomsburg Nationals, a nonprofit organization. Phil Yearick came from the State College area to look at the cars. “I like Chevrolets, but […]

  • Recruiting Future Firefighters at Summer Camp

    DANVILLE, Pa. — Most of the fire companies from Montour County were at Danville Area Middle School on Route 11 on Wednesday but they were not putting out a fire. Instead, they were leading a three-day summer camp for children. It’s called “Fire Camp,” and it is in its ninth year. Campers learn the ins and outs of what it takes to be a firefighter. When Newswatch 16 stopped by, the kids were learning how to use the hose. “It […]

  • Contents of Recently Discovered Time Capsule Revealed in Northumberland County

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — A 117-year-old time capsule was housed in the cornerstone of the former YMCA and Masonic building, located at the corner of Eighth and Independence streets. “This is part of Shamokin. ┬áThere’s nobody here today that was living when this was all put together,” said Bob Slaby, Shamokin City Administrator. The building was once also home to the iconic Fun Shop in downtown Shamokin for many decades. The building caught fire on December 14th, 2017 and was torn […]

  • More Flooding Hits the New Albany Area

    TERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Tammie Watkins and her mom spent the day cleaning mud out from the basement of their house near New Albany. They had at least five feet of water in there. “Something someplace got plugged up and all the water couldn’t stay in the ditches. We had a river running into our basement,” Watkins said. According to Bradford County Emergency Management, last night’s rain dropped more than three inches here. In fact, the New Albany area has […]