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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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    Family Loses Nearly Everything After Rescue From Burning Home

    WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — A family from Lycoming County who has adopted more than a dozen children over the years now needs help themselves. Their house caught fire Tuesday night, and the family lost nearly everything. Jeff and Susan Marshall have taken in more than 100 foster children over the years and they’ve adopted 15. They tell Newswatch 16 that 12 of their children and grandchildren live at home in their place near Williamsport. The fire leaves everyone without a place […]

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    Plans For Wellness Center Scrapped

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Plans for a $6 million recreation center near Lewisburg are not moving forward. The family who was spearheading the facility say financial partners pulled out of the project. The people we spoke with say there are not many places to go to work out and play sports in the Lewisburg area and the Miller Center for Wellness and Recreation would have provided that. Officials say ground was supposed to be broken later this year on the […]

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    New Sports Policy in the Diocese of Harrisburg

    The Diocese of Harrisburg has a new policy forbidding girls from playing football, rugby, and wrestling. The policy also prohibits boys from wrestling against girls. A representative for the Diocese of Harrisburg says the main reasons for the new policy are safety and modesty. The diocese covers 15 counties, including Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union. On Friday, we stopped by a local high school to see what students and the athletic director think about the policy. “It is just […]

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    Covered Bridge Festival: A Sign of Fall

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — A tradition that occurs one week after the Bloomsburg Fair is underway in central Pennsylvania. If you couldn’t already tell by the festive decorations, autumn has arrived at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Along with that comes the Covered Bridge Festival, which is a tradition for many people all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania. “This is one of the biggest craft fairs that we have around here. It’s close, it’s spread out. It’s really crowded today, but it’s a […]

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    Former Teachers’ Aide Admits To Sex With Student

    SHAMOKIN — A former teacher’s aide in Northumberland County admits she sexually assaulted a high school student. Police say Amanda Dreher, 29, of Coal Township admitted to having sex with an 18-year-old male student three times earlier this year, twice on school property. After her guilty plea, she faces at least three months in jail and will have to register as a sex offender. Dreher pleaded guilty to one count of institutional sexual assault for having sexual relations with a […]

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    Bucknell Students Learn About Conflict in Hong Kong

    LEWISBURG — Although Hong Kong is on the other side of the world, many students at Bucknell University in Lewisburg are learning about the conflict there, which involves students protesting the Chinese government. “I think they are very interested in what’s going on in Hong Kong. They are fascinated by what is happening over there,” Dr. Zhiqun Zhu said. Dr. Zhu is a professor of International Relations at Bucknell. He talks about the developments in Hong Kong in a class […]

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    Bloomsburg Fair: Beautiful Weather, Big Crowds

    BLOOMSBURG — Despite a little bit of rain Thursday morning, the weather at this year’s Bloomsburg Fair has been nice and sunny. Fair officials say that is one of the reasons they believe this year’s attendance is up from last year. The fair’s president says he hopes for even higher attendance numbers on Saturday. Crowds filled the streets at the Bloomsburg Fair for one last bite to eat before the fair comes to a close. For many, it is the […]

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    Going Gold for Gavin at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Friday, for the first time, the Bloomsburg Fair raised money for the cause. Since gold is the color used to symbolize the fight against childhood cancer, the fair observed “Going Gold for Gavin. “ The Bloomsburg Fair had a very special reason to go gold on Friday and raise money for pediatric cancer, and his name is Gavin Royer. Gavin is 5 years old and his parents are longtime vendors […]

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    More Unusual Foods At The Bloomsburg Fair

      BLOOMSBURG — It seems like every year the vendors at the Bloomsburg Fair try to outdo themselves and come up with something different. Some say there is more unique food at the Bloomsburg Fair than average food! But there is always something that is a little over the top and this year is no exception. There are many stands at the Bloomsburg Fair that sell the same delicious foods every year. But sometimes the vendors add new, unique goodies […]

  • Rainy Morning at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — The early morning rain in Columbia County did not wash out peoples plans to come to the Bloomsburg Fair. In fact, Elizabeth Auman of Danville says rainy days are the best days at the fair. “You can get through the whole fair in half the time. All the buildings are empty so you can actually see stuff. You can get under the grandstand and around the grandstand and see everything under there,” Auman said. Attendance was low at […]

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    Vendor for a Day at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — There are more than 1,000 vendors at the Bloomsburg Fair, and they all work very long hours. Today, Newswatch 16 decided to see exactly what it takes to work at one of the fair’s busiest food stands. Bissinger’s Apple Dumplings, just the name seems to draw a crowd at the Bloomsburg Fair. They sell apple and peach dumplings with cinnamon or vanilla ice cream. Between peeling the fruit, wrapping the dumplings and scooping the ice cream, there’s a […]

  • Profitting From Parking At The Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — It costs $8 to get into the Bloomsburg Fair but that doesn’t include parking, which is $5. Some folks who live near the fairgrounds are trying to make some money by charging people to park on their properties. The signs are hard to miss as you drive by the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Dozens of people who live and work in Bloomsburg spend fair week trying to make some extra money by charging people money to park on their properties. […]


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