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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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    NWS: Tornado Hit Northumberland County Monday

    EAST CAMERON TOWNSHIP– Northumberland County is not normally a place that comes to mind when talking about tornadoes, but the National Weather Service confirms a small one hit near Shamokin on Monday. One man tells Newswatch 16 he even saw the twister. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado touched down just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday in East Cameron Township,¬† near Shamokin. On Wednesday, people are still cleaning up their storm damage and say they are in shock […]

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    Egg Prices Rise Due to Bird Flu Outbreak

    When you go to the grocery store you may notice a higher price tag on eggs. That’s because Avian Influenza has affected over 40 million birds in the U.S. according to the Penn State Cooperative Extension. Hollywood Pizza and Bakery in Mount Carmel is known for its pizza, spaghetti, and homemade pastries. Owner Ed Stellar says 90 percent of his products are made with eggs. “Not just two, three eggs, dozens of eggs. So it’s going to affect me just […]

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    Be Lewisburg Loyal and Support Local Businesses

    LEWISBURG — If you shop in downtown Lewisburg¬†and enjoy supporting local businesses, you could win a $500 gift certificate! Downtown Lewisburg has many restaurants to eat at, stores to shop at, and salons to get pampered at. In the month of June, just by supporting 15 of the 65 participating businesses, you could win $500 in gift certificates. It is all part of a program called “Be Lewisburg Loyal.” “If you make a purchase in 15 of those 65 stores […]

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    Experts: Be Wary of Ticks

    LEWISBURG — With the warm weather upon us, tick season is here. Many people say they’ve seen more of the little insects this year. Experts say you need to be extra careful when you’re outside, especially in wooded areas. Denise Skotedis and her granddaughter Alexa played at the Lewisburg Area Recreation Park. She says she would rather play with Alexa at home, but she lives in a wooded area with a lot of ticks. “They seem worse than they ever […]

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    Taxpayers Discuss New Prison, Courthouse Options

    SUNBURY — Since the Northumberland County Prison was badly damaged by fire in January, many ideas have been thrown around by commissioners about what to do next. The latest idea was approved by a 2-1 vote at a meeting earlier this week. Commissioners Vinny Clausi and Steve Bridy voted to take out a $10 million line of credit to build a new prison and courthouse at the former Celotex site in Sunbury. “Historically, they’re great buildings,” Stefan Golder said. Stefan […]

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    ‘I Noticed the Return Address Was From the White House,’ Man Gets Surprise Mail From President Obama

    NORTHUMBERLAND — March 7, 1965 was a day many people in our nation will never forget. 600 civil rights activists crossed the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, and were shot with tear gas by state police. The day is known as “Bloody Sunday.” 50 years later, President Barrack Obama and his family led another march in Selma. He gave a speech, and the event was televised. John Deppen and his family from Northumberland gathered around their television to watch […]

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    Seniors Line Up for Free Produce Vouchers

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Some senior citizens in Union County got vouchers that they can use to buy produce at local farmer’s markets. People lined up inside Ard’s Farm Market near Lewisburg for most of the morning to get free vouchers. These vouchers give them $20 to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. “In this economy, why, you need everything you can get,” said Judy Bowersox. The produce vouchers are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. They are available in all […]

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    ‘You let Mom freeze to death!’ Family Confronts Woman Accused in Death

    SHAMOKIN — A woman from Shamokin is set to go to trial on charges she neglected her mother, causing her to die. Mary Collins of Shamokin was arrested last week and faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and neglect of a care-dependent person. Her mother Ellen Jackson died in February of hypothermia. On Tuesday, Collins and her brothers came face to face and her brothers had choice words for her. Darrell Jackson had some angry words for his sister Mary Collins […]

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    Business Gets Gift from the World Trade Center

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — A piece of steel from the World Trade Center that collapsed on 9/11 was delivered today to a store in the Bloomsburg area. It was a token of appreciation for all the contributions the store makes toward a program that helps servicemen who are badly hurt in combat. The program is called Building for America’s Bravest, and M & M Carpet One near Bloomsburg helps raise money. As a token of appreciation, reps from Building for […]

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    Billboards Warn People to Pay Up

    COAL TOWNSHIP — The Northumberland County sheriff says he hopes some new billboards will help bring in a lot of the $23 million the county is owed through warrants, fines, and restitution. But some people say they think the billboards are a bad idea and make the county look bad. The two billboards show silhouettes of people and warn that if they have an open warrant in Northumberland County, their picture could be there in the future. Recently, the sheriff’s […]

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    Controversial Letter to the Editor Calls For Execution of President

    SUNBURY — The Daily Item newspaper in Sunbury published a letter to the editor on Memorial Day criticizing President Obama, going so far as to call for putting him to death. The paper published the letter, and now is apologizing for not proofreading a bit better. The “Letter to the Editor” section is a popular part of a newspaper. So popular, that the Daily Item newspaper in Sunbury is facing heat for publishing one letter on Memorial Day. The letter […]

  • Prison Term for Man Who Killed Childhood Friend

    BLOOMSBURG — A man found guilty of stabbing and killing his friend was sentenced Wednesday morning in Columbia County. Brett Woodside was sentenced Wednesday morning for stabbing to death someone he called his best friend. The crime happened almost two years ago. The victim’s family says they feel justice was served, but they do not forgive Woodside. Woodside was sentenced to spend 10 to 20 years in prison for the stabbing death of Brandon Burns. It happened in July of […]


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