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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

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    Sharon Budd Rings “Victory Bell,” Ready To Leave Hospital

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — The woman who was seriously injured in a rock-throwing incident in Union County in July is ready to go home to Ohio, but first she had to claim “victory.” There were a lot of tears on Tuesday at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville, but they were tears of joy. Sharon Budd participated in a longtime tradition by ringing the Victory Bell, which celebrates long-term patients that worked really hard to be released. This is something her doctors […]

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    Dog Severely Abused In Northumberland County

    COAL TOWNSHIP — The search is on to find the person who severely abused a dog in Northumberland County. The animal was found earlier this month, muzzled with its throat slashed. Authorities originally thought the dog might have been hurt in some sort of fighting ring but a veterinarian now says it looks like the dog’s injuries were caused by a human. “This is a heinous act committed against a sweet dog.” If dogs could talk this pit bull would […]

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    Prices Down For Home Heating Oil

    SUNBURY — Employees at an oil company in Sunbury say oil prices are the lowest they’ve been in about 10 years. Even so, the company says the low prices are not bringing in extra business. Employees at Oakes Oil Company in Sunbury say prices are usually high this time of year, but this year that is not the case. The manager believes this is because a lot of people are switching to natural gas, so there is an excess of […]

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    Restaurant Celebrates 75 Years In Business

    BERWICK — A restaurant in Berwick is celebrating a big milestone this weekend: its 75th year in business. Mickey’s Restaurant specializes in chicken and waffles and 25 cent cups of coffee. It was the lunchtime rush at Mickey’s Restaurant in Berwick when Newswatch 16 was there. Michele Barretts and her two daughters are the only employees besides a machine that delivers the food from the kitchen. They call it the “dumb waiter.” Mickey’s Restaurant on South Mulberry Street is a […]

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    Sears to Close at the Columbia Mall

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — Sears confirmed that 57 employees will lose their jobs once Sears closes early next year at the Columbia Mall. Sears is one of four anchor stores at the mall and store managers and customers say they are disappointed to see it go. Walking through the Columbia Mall near Bloomsburg, you see a lot of vacant storefronts. Mall management said there are 12 vacant stores and soon to be 13. On January 18, Sears will close. “It’s going […]

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    “Pinking Out” in Union County

    LEWISBURG — There are many different types of stores in downtown Lewisburg, but right now most of them have one thing in common: they are decked out in pink. “Downtown Lewisburg was having a competition for painting the town pink for breast cancer awareness,” Cheri Nicholas said. More than 50 businesses participated in the contest, which was organized by a local radio station. The staff at Dwellings didn’t win, but still takes pride in their window. “Several of us each […]

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    State Lawmaker Involved In Gunfire

    SCRANTON — A state lawmaker from Scranton pulled out a gun last night on the streets of Harrisburg and shot at a robber, according to police. Police say state representative Marty Flynn from Scranton fired a gun Tuesday night at a teenager who tried to rob him and another representative in Harrisburg. It was business as usual on Wednesday for state representative Marty Flynn. The lawmaker from Scranton was back to work at the state capitol after what he calls […]

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    Man Charged In Connection With Child’s Death Claims Victim Was Alcoholic, Drug Addict

    POINT TOWNSHIP — A 9-year-old boy is dead and a family acquaintance is in jail in connection with the child’s death. Right now, the man is charged with child endangerment, but police say more charges may be filed. Victor Hare, 58, of Point Township told police the boy overdosed on OxyContin pills. He also says the boy was an alcoholic and abused drugs, but the boy’s family says they had no knowledge of these allegations. According to police, Korbin Rager, […]

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    Search Dog Home Safe

    WEST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — The search for a missing search and rescue dog in Union County had a happy ending. MeKane the German Shepherd was found Saturday in the Bald Eagle State Forest. Newswatch 16 caught up with the pup and her owners at their home near Mifflinburg. If dogs could talk this one would have quite the story! MeKane the German Shepherd is at her home near Mifflinburg playing with her owners, Greg and Brenda Peachey. But the search […]

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    Teen Makes Sister’s Dream Come True With Stuffed Frog

    MIFFLINBURG — A teenager from Mifflinburg recently earned a national award for creating a special stuffed frog in memory of her sister who died from cancer. Kylie Kuhns, 17, of Mifflinburg is making a difference in the lives of sick children with help from a stuffed frog. In 2005, Kylie’s older sister Kelsey died of leukemia at the age of 12. Since then, Kylie and her family formed the foundation “Kelsey’s Dream,” which helps children battling cancer. “Everything we do […]

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    Searching for a Search Dog

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — While thousands of state troopers are looking through the woods in Pike and Monroe Counties searching for Eric Frein, there is a search of a different kind in Union County. The group Strike K9 Search and Rescue along with some volunteers searched more than 500 acres of the Bald Eagle State Forest near Lewisburg. They are looking for a 6-year-old German Shepherd named Mekane. But Mekane is not just any dog, she is a search dog […]

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    Officials Help Tenants Find Housing

    BENTON — Some people in Benton are scrambling to find a new place to live after their apartment complex was condemned due to bedbugs. The families were given only 48 hours to find a new place to live after they were told their apartment complex is infested with bedbugs On Friday, Columbia County officials scrambled to find those residents new homes. Close to a dozen families were told that they have until midnight Friday night to get out of the […]


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