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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 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

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    Two Budgets in One?

    HARRISBURG — We are already into February and there is still no state budget passed for 2015-2016. On Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf will deliver his budget address for 2016-2017. “He’s required to do that by The Administrative Code,” said Jeff Sheridan, the governor’s press secretary. The state’s rules and regulations require Governor Wolf to propose a budget before the first full week of February. Sheridan says the plan now is to work on both budgets at the same time, and […]

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    Downtown Lewisburg Making Changes

    LEWISBURG — Market Street in Lewisburg is packed with stores and restaurants, but since last spring, two of the larger stores have moved, leading to less foot traffic downtown. “It’s a walking town but the nearest grocery store is Giant, which is a little bit of a hike,” Richelle Jones said. Last spring, CVS moved to Penn House Commons on Route 15, just outside the borough. “It’s a huge hole because we need an aspirin or we need a sales […]

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    Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival

    LEWISBURG — Almost 30 ice sculptures line Market Street in Lewisburg as part of the 13th annual Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival. Over the years the ice festival put Lewisburg on the map as a place with fun winter activities. It brings in hundreds of people, including the Beishline family of Bloomsburg. “We come every year. We like to just take the day and just come and look at all the different ice sculptures,” Megan Beishline said. Many businesses participate […]

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    A ‘Super’ Find — Videotape of First Super Bowl Found in Northumberland County

    UNIONTOWN — As Super Bowl 50 takes place this weekend, there is renewed attention on Super Bowl I. A man who grew up in Northumberland County owns the only known copy of the very first Super Bowl. 50 years ago, a man from the Shamokin area decided to record the first Super Bowl. He could have never predicted that 50 years later, his recording would be the only known copy in the country, and it now belongs to his son […]

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    Commissioners in Court over Pay Cuts

    SUNBURY — Even though there is a new set of Northumberland County commissioners, the former ones are still fighting. This time, inside a courtroom. Two current commissioners faced off against two former commissioners because of a disagreement over salaries. Northumberland County Commissioners Rick Shoch and Sam Schiccatano are trying to get the commissioners’ salaries back to what they were last year. The previous board of commissioners voted to cut the salaries from $61,000 to $36,000. In 2013, former Commissioners Vinny […]

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    Food Bank Expanding in Columbia County

    ORANGE TOWNSHIP — The John Buck Memorial Food Bank currently shares space with the Orange Township Municipal Building on Route 487. The food bank doesn’t have much room. “Storage space especially,” Joan Claybourn said. The food bank currently serves around 60 families in the Orangeville area. But thanks to a community development block grant from Columbia County, the food bank is expanding. The $64,000 grant is being used to build an addition onto the municipal building so the food bank […]

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    All Eyes on Iowa, What Is a ‘Caucus?’

    Update: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz projected winner on the Republican side. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton had a narrow lead over insurgent candidate Bernie Sanders. BLOOMSBURG — It’s Election Day in Iowa and all eyes are on the Hawkeye state. It’s time to see how Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Cruz and everyone else fare. Many students at Bloomsburg University are keeping a close eye on the caucuses. “I’m really interested in where this country is going to head in the next […]

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    Happy 106th Birthday, Evelyn!

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Evelyn Lane blew out the candles on her birthday cake at Maria Joseph Manor near Danville. This is not just any birthday. Evelyn is 106 years young! “I feel like a queen for the day today. You all have made my day so special,” Evelyn said. “She’s wonderful,” said Activity Director Sadie Krywicki. “She lives right next to my office so any time she needs anything, I’m just a knock away.” Evelyn has been a resident of […]

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    Free Lunches For Students During Strike

    SHAMOKIN — Most students in the Shamokin Area School District aren’t in class while their teachers are on strike, but many of them are still getting hot meals. Volunteers served hamburgers, green beans, noodles, and applesauce to some hungry children at Antioch Place near Shamokin. The volunteers are from an organization called God’s Chuckwagon. They are making sure students in the Shamokin Area School District get a hot lunch while their teachers are on strike. “A lot of children get […]

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    Search Warrants in Home Invasion Arson Case

    CANTON TOWNSHIP — Authorities executed search warrants Thursday morning and police are looking for a woman in connection with the armed home invasion and fire that terrorized her parents. The investigation into Wednesday’s home invasion and arson in Lycoming County is now focused on Bradford County. That’s where the two suspects were found and where the victims’ daughter is presumably missing. Brian Vroman and Michael Houseweart were arraigned early Thursday in Montoursville. The two face a long list of charges […]

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    Enjoying the Mild Winter Weather in Middleburg

    MIDDLEBURG — It’s been a few days since the first big snowstorm of the season and there are many traces of it left in Snyder County. Middleburg plow trucks dumped piles of snow on unused borough land. Newswatch 16 found guys digging out several days later. “We did the parking lot here on Saturday, but then Saturday evening it snowed a little bit more, so this is more or less our second round of cleaning up,” Roger Shambach said. “We’ll […]

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    Staying Safe While Shoveling

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — At least 31 people along the east coast died in the winter storm. Officials believe nine of those deaths came from heart attacks. Earl Braddock of Danville spent the day shoveling out his car. He’s been shoveling all weekend and taking his time. “I’m 78 years old,” Braddock said. “I can’t do it like I used to.” Cardiologists at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville say Braddock is doing it the right way. Dr. James Blankenship is the […]


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