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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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    People React to Trump/Obama Speeches

    LEWISBURG — People in our area are reacting to the controversy of possible plagiarism after Melania Trump’s speech Monday night at the Republican National Convention. Most of the people we spoke with agreed Melania Trump’s speech sounded a lot like Michelle Obama’s speech from 2008. But they also believe Mrs. Trump didn’t have anything to do with it. It’s the speechwriter’s fault. The Republican National Convention started off with Melania Trump as the keynote speaker. But to quote Mrs. Trump, […]

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    Library in Mifflinburg Celebrates Grand Reopening

    MIFFLINBURG — Carol Bohn of Mifflinburg stopped by the Herr Memorial Library to sign up for a computer class. Classes like this are something new the library is offering starting this week. “As usual, I don’t use it as much as I should, or as much as I would like to. But this a great opportunity,” Bohn said. The classes are just one of the improvements that came with the library’s expansion. This week is the library’s grand reopening, after […]

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    Talking to Your Children about Tragedy

    MIFFLINBURG — With the recent tragedies, it can be hard for anyone — especially children — to comprehend. The psychologist we spoke with says children pick up on what their parents are feeling and saying. That’s important to remember when you’re openly discussing the recent police shootings and other terrorist attacks. Stephanie Conner of Mifflinburg has four children including, a very outgoing 6-year-old daughter Emma. Emma and her siblings want to know about the recent shootings and terror attacks that […]

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    TWA Flight 800: Forever in Our Hearts

    MONTOURSVILLE — If you live in and around Montoursville, you’ve probably seen the buttons. Some have teddy bears and some have doves. All of them read, “Forever in Our Hearts, Flight 800, July 17th, 1996.” Sunday marked the 20th anniversary the TWA Flight 800 crash. The plane went down in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport in New York. 21 people in our area were killed in the crash. Over the last 20 years, thousands of these […]

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    TWA Flight 800: 20th Anniversary

    MONTOURSVILLE — It’s been 20 years since TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 people on board. Today brings back those terrible memories for the people of Montoursville because 21 people from the community were on that flight. Sunday marked the 20th anniversary the TWA Flight 800 crash. The plane went down in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport in New York. 21 people in our area were killed in the crash. In […]

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    Restaurant Closes in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — When people walked through the door at Speer’s Kitchen in Bloomsburg they knew two things were certain. They would get their food at a low price and they would be treated like family. Although being treated like family sometimes meant getting picked on. “Coming in and everybody knows your name and they ride you. It’s fun,” Steve Wright said. But now the customers will have to go somewhere else for their food and friendship. Speer’s Kitchen just closed. […]

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    Could Terror Attacks Abroad Influence our Election?

    SELINSGROVE — Many people in our area are upset and nervous after the attack in Nice, France. A professor at Susquehanna University even believes the attack could have an impact on our presidential election. The professor we spoke with believes the recent terrorist attacks in Europe could benefit Donald Trump’s campaign because a lot of his appeal is based on strength and keeping America safe. This professor also believes these recent terrorist attacks are only the beginning. It’s been more […]

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    TWA Flight 800: Strangers Becoming Friends

    MONTOURSVILLE– In the aftermath of the crash of TWA Flight 800, people from all over the world reached out to the community of Montoursville. Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the day TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Long Island, New York. A group of cheerleaders from New Jersey and their coach made their first trip to Montoursville in 1996, and the group has made the five-hour trip each year since then. Skip Pulcrano and […]

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    Law Enforcement Ceremony Draws Large Crowd in Towanda

    TOWANDA — A special ceremony Thursday in Bradford County paid tribute to the police officers in Dallas killed last week during an ambush. Bradford County law enforcement may be especially sympathetic to their comrades in Dallas because in 2004 two sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed in the line of duty. “My father used to be a member of the law enforcement agency over in East Smithfield for a while so we decided to come out here and show our […]

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    TWA Flight 800: A Look Back

    MONTOURSVILLE — Sunday marks the 20th anniversary the TWA flight 800 crash. The plane went down in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport in New York. 16 members of Montoursville Area High School’s French Club and five of their chaperones were leaving for the trip of a lifetime. On July 17, 1996, they boarded TWA Flight 800, ready to go to Paris, but they never made it there. Twelve minutes after takeoff, a fuel tank exploded inside the […]

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    Bargain Hunting at Annual Book Sale in Union County

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — What could possibly bring more than 100 people to a church near Lewisburg on a Wednesday morning?  One word:  books — round 40,000 of them, actually.  The book sale for The Public Library for Union County is in full swing. Paul Shadle and his wife carried around lists of books they hoped to find. “The price of books these days is really up there, when you can come in here and fill up a bag for […]

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    Concern in Sunbury over Part-Time Police Chief

    SUNBURY — Sunbury has a new police chief. Technically the position is called “administrative chief” and it’s only part time. On top of that, the new chief will not be able to make arrests or go out to crime scenes. Up to now, Tim Miller was only the assistant chief of the Williamsport Bureau of Police.  He will continue to be the assistant chief in Williamsport, but he will also work in Sunbury. Tim Miller was voted in as “administrative […]


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