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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.

Recent Articles
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    Cold Weather Means Cracks in the Road

    SUNBURY — With all the cold weather we’ve had, it seems pothole season is here a bit early this year. Because of Mother Nature, there are bumps and cracks in the roads. Newswatch 16 spent the day in Sunbury where the frigid temperatures took a toll on some of the roads. Street Foreman Mike Bordner says in extreme cold weather, the moisture tends to get inside the cracks and move the streets a little bit. That’s when potholes start forming. […]

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    Mini Golf… Inside a Library?

    SELINSGROVE — If you are tired of the cold weather and ready for a summer activity, the Snyder County Libraries have an event just for you. The library board is organizing a mini golf fundraiser set for next weekend. Miniature golf is an activity usually set aside for warmer weather, so why are members of the Snyder County Libraries Board setting up a mini golf course inside the Rudy Gelnett Library in Selinsgrove? For a very unique fundraiser. “We just […]

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    Scum on the Susquehanna

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Frigid temperatures are causing all kinds of problems in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, and the Northumberland Sewer Authority is dealing with one of their own. Recently some equipment froze, causing scum to flow on top of the ice and into the Susquehanna River. Scum is a by-product of wastewater. “Two of the units have stopped moving, so a little bit of that scum was traveling on top of the end of the river,” Jeremy Deitrick said. Officials from […]

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    Maple Syrup Program Flows On

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP  — In just a few days, officials with the Montour Area Recreation Commission expect the Montour Preserve near Washingtonville to be packed with people for its annual maple sugaring program. The commission’s director Bob Stoudt says this is great news, since last September PPL announced it wouldn’t be funding programming at the preserve, which it had done for decades. “The Montour Area Recreation Commission spoke with PPL, spoke with the county commissioners and others and offered to assist […]

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    Frigid Weather Not Slowing the Impluse Coaster at Knoebels

    ELYSBURG — Knoebels Amusement Resort is a fun place to go in the summer, so we don’t usually see the park with snow on the ground. But some workers are right in the middle of the snow-covered amusement park building a new roller coaster. “We had eight below this morning, that’s the ninth, tenth day below zero and we’re outside six days a week,” Jim Cecco said. The new roller coaster, Impulse, is expected to open this spring. So the […]

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    Woman Dies Of Hypothermia, Under Investigation

    SHAMOKIN — As people brace for a record cold night overnight, officials in Northumberland County are investigating the death of a woman from Shamokin who apparently died of hypothermia. Investigators would not say if the death is suspicious, but do say the cold is to blame. Authorities say Ellen Jackson, 66, of Shamokin died after she was taken to the emergency room earlier this week. Her autopsy showed hypothermia and other pre-existing medical conditions. Spurzheim Street in Shamokin was quiet […]

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    Burst Pipe Causes Damage to American Legion

    SHAMOKIN — Dehumidifiers and fans blew air into the American Legion building in Shamokin on Thursday. Parts of the building are drying out after a pipe burst earlier this week on the third floor of the building on Independence Street. City administrator Bob Slaby said cold temperatures caused the copper pipe to burst and flood the back half of the building. “I figured the roof was leaking like many places. I didn’t expect to come in and find the ceilings […]

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    “Ashes to Go” in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Some people are not able to get to church on Ash Wednesday, so staff and volunteers from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Sunbury brought Ash Wednesday to them. Ashes in hand, Reverend Robin Jarrell set up shop in Cameron Park. “It’s not that we’re trying to stray away from the tradition. We’re trying to help people understand that holiness exists outside of church,” Jarrell said. The program is called “Ashes to Go” and it’s in its second year […]

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    County Officials Consider Options After Prison Fire

    SUNBURY — It’s been more than a month since the fire at the Northumberland County Prison.  After the blaze, state facilities agreed to house the inmates for 28 days at no cost to the county. That time has come and gone. There is no exact cause to what started the fire and commissioners are still trying to figure out a plan. State prisons in Muncy and Coal Township housed the inmates for 28 days at no charge to Northumberland County, […]

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    Businesses Concerned About Weekend Weather

    LEWISBURG — Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year at Elizabeth’s, which is a fine dining restaurant on Market Street in Lewisburg. Manager Ron Ott says they are booked solid for the holiday and have a waiting list. But with freezing temperatures expected, it seems to be causing a frenzy among his diners. “Some people have cancelled. I don’t know if they’re anticipating because of the snow. I’ve called people on the wait list,” Ott said. […]

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    Crews Battle Fire, Cold in Montour County

    DANVILLE — Firefighters were called out to fight a fire in Danville Friday morning and despite the cold weather, they jumped into action. The deputy fire chief in Danville said the cold temperature made it difficult.  Two fire hydrants were frozen and water on the ground made it into basically a skating rink. Neighbors and the owners of a house on C Street in Danville stood and watched as the home went up in flames. The fire started around 6:30 […]

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    Power To Save: Greenhouse Heating System

    BLOOMSBURG — A flower wholesale business in Bloomsburg has the Power to Save during this rush leading up to Valentine’s Day. It is saving tens of thousands of dollars by switching from one energy source to another It’s the Valentine’s Day rush at Dillon Floral in Bloomsburg as employees put together orders to send to flower shops all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Dillon Floral is a wholesale florist which means they grow and deliver flowers to most of the […]


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