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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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    Lucky Lottery Winner in Lycoming County

    MUNCY — If you bought a Powerball ticket at a certain store in Lycoming County, you may want to check your numbers. The ticket could be worth $2 million! You could see the sign as soon as you walked into Unity Food Mart on Main Street in Muncy. And when you walked inside the store, the owner’s smile said it all. “Very exciting news. Exciting and good news,” Mr. Patel said. Although there were three main winners in Puerto Rico, […]

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    Students Discuss Suspension of Brian Williams

    SELINSGROVE — Professor Craig Stark discusses current events with his students at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove during their Critical Analysis of Emerging Media class. This lesson plan was no different. This discussion focused on NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams’ six-month suspension. “What does this do for, say, trust in the media, trust in journalism, trust in news anchors on television, that sort of thing?” Stark asked. Williams recently came under fire when he exaggerated tales from an Iraq war […]

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    Plenty Play Powerball in Billtown

    WILLIAMSPORT — Employees of Puff Express on West Fourth Street in Williamsport say they’ve been selling Powerball tickets non-stop all weekend. “My first customer bought $50 worth of Powerball,” Joanne Litz said. There’s a reason for the mad rush to play Powerball. This Wednesday’s jackpot is up to $450 million, with a cash value of just over $304 million. It is the third largest jackpot in the game’s history. That means more people than usual are playing the lottery game. […]

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    “Success Through Education,” Students Painting High School Mural

    MILTON — While many students in our area did not have school Monday, high school students in Milton were busy painting a mural. Stroke by stroke, students at Milton Area Senior High School are carefully painting a mural which will soon hang inside their school. “The mural is a depiction of how there are many different ways to reach success through education,” explained art teacher Lauren Richie. The two-week project is cosponsored by the Milton Area School District and the […]

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    Cold Weather Perfect for Ice Festival

    LEWISBURG — While some people are not enjoying the cold weather, many folks in Lewisburg are embracing it! The chilly temperatures are perfect for this weekend’s Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival. An ice carver had an audience as he sawed away at one of almost 40 ice sculptures. The sculptures line Market Street in Lewisburg as part of the 12th annual Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival. “We started it because people have cabin fever and we wanted to bring life […]

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    Investigation Into Bloom U. Students Shooting

    BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg police say they found a gun they believe was used in Wednesday night’s shooting on Fetterman Avenue. The shooting left two university students hurt. One of those students is in critical condition. Bloomsburg police do not believe the shooting was a random act, and add that public is not in danger. Authorities say the case is still under investigation. They believe two intruders had a specific reason for breaking into that apartment in Bloomsburg and shooting the […]

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    Commissioners Mull Plans for Prison

    SUNBURY — It may not be all that simple to just build a whole new jail after fire last month wrecked the Northumberland county prison. Newswatch 16 has learned the insurance company is now questioning whether the prison really is a total loss. Northumberland County’s insurance company has not yet said how much the prison is worth, but Travelers Insurance does say the building can be salvaged. Some commissioners still say the building won’t work as a prison because of […]

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    New Coaster Under Construction at Knoebels

    ELYSBURG — Crews are working on a new steel roller coaster at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Northumberland County. Knoebels started work on its new steel roller coaster! Will you ride it? @WNEP @KozmoKG pic.twitter.com/MhLWhsfaWy — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) February 3, 2015 Officials at Knoebels said the new coaster — called Impulse — features 2,000 feet of track, a 98-foot high lift hill, a 90-degree free fall drop, several inversions, and speeds over 55 miles per hour. Here’s a sneak peak: […]

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    Snowfall in Northumberland County

    SHAMOKIN — Rich Jakuc and Jeff Berkey spent the day shoveling snow outside their homes in Shamokin. “It makes a workout for it, shoveling it,” Berkey said. While it wasn’t the 6 to10 inches they thought they’d get, Jakuc says he would almost prefer a lot of snow instead of the wet, heavy mess in front of his house. “We had 14 inches last time but it was a light snow so you just push it right off. This is […]

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    UPDATE: Arrest Made in Cold Case Murder Investigation

    LOCK HAVEN – A man has been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation nearly 24 years ago. Loyd Groves, 65, of Beaver County, was taken into custody on Thursday for the murder of Katherine Heckel, according to state police at Lamar. Groves had nothing to say as he walked out of the state police barracks near Lamar in handcuffs. Groves is charged with first and third degree murder for the 1991 death of Kathy Heckel of Clinton County. Investigators […]

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    Community College Plans Move Forward in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — After high school, students must decide what to do next. If their plans include community college and they live in the central Susquehanna Valley, they don’t have many options. “Across the country, community colleges have had just tremendous growth across the country, but in the mid-central northern part of Pennsylvania, we don’t have any,” Dr. Kevin Singer said. But that could soon change. Currently there are 14 community colleges in Pennsylvania, but none in the Williamsport/Sunbury areas. A […]

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    Central PA Company Makes Snowboards

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Did you know a company in Snyder County makes snowboards and ships them all over the world? While the ground is covered in snow, employees at Gilson Boards spent the day making snowboards inside their shop across the river from New Berlin. Gilson Boards has been in business in Snyder County for about a year and a half. Vice President Steve Blackman says the company’s president is from central Pennsylvania. “We started manufacturing in his family’s barn. […]


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