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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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    Power to Save: ORCA Machine

    KEYSTONE COLLEGE — Some students clear their plates at the cafeteria at Keystone College in Wyoming County, while others do not. But for those who don’t finish their lunches, the extra food no longer goes to waste since the school invested in an ORCA machine. “It really changes the culture of our students and our student life and the way they think about our environment,” dining services manager Mike Lusk said. The ORCA, or “Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative” swallows solid […]

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    Third Graders Hold Freedom Walk on 9/11

    HUGHESVILLE — They weren’t even born 13 years ago but third grade students are remembering the lives lost on 9/11. The third grade classes at Ashkar Elementary School in Hughesville held a “Freedom Walk” on Thursday to commemorate 9/11. Several students at Ashkar Elementary School in Hughesville say they got the idea for the Freedom Walk last spring after reading a book about something similar. On Thursday morning, the entire third grade class walked through the hallways in front of […]

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    Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban on Truck Drivers in PA

    LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — While driving along Interstate 80, cars and tractor trailers share the roadway. “It makes me a little nervous,” Brenda Russell said. But recently Pennsylvania added a law into its vehicle code that could make drivers a little less nervous. Commercial truck drivers are no longer allowed to use hand-held cell phones while driving. The law went into effect nationally in 2012, but Pennsylvania added it to its traffic code on August 29. Tractor trailer drivers Newswatch 16 […]

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    Columbia County Residents Remember The 2011 Flood

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — Three years ago, thousands of people’s lives were turned upside down by the Flood of 2011. One of the hardest hit areas was Columbia County. Even though it was three years ago, Lorraine Bunge remembers the flood of September 2011 just like it was yesterday. “You give up after a while,” she recalled. Her daughter Charlene lives just outside Bloomsburg along Old Berwick Road in Espy. “You had to try and clean up and try to remove […]

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    PSU Head Coach Reacts to NCAA’s Decision

    UNIVERSITY PARK — Just one day after the NCAA lifted sanctions against Penn State University’s football program, head coach James Franklin and some of his players spoke to the media during the weekly news conference at Beaver Stadium. “We’re not bowl eligible. We have an opportunity to go to a bowl game. We need to make sure we can take care of our business this week, which is Rutgers,” Franklin said. According to the NCAA, Penn State could play in […]

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    Thefts Hurt The Visually Impaired

    WILLIAMSPORT — The head of a company that helps visually impaired people says he is fed up with money getting stolen from his organization. North Central Sight Services in Williamsport owns dozens of vending machines at rest stops along Interstate 80, and last week some of those machines were burglarized. Even with added security at those vending machines in Montour County, they were broken into twice last week. In addition to those thefts, money was stolen from other vending machines […]

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    Students Tour “Passages to Freedom” Exhibit

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — All this month the Lycoming Mall is not only a place to shop, it’s also a place to learn about history. The Muncy Historical Society is sponsoring an exhibit called “Passages to Freedom”. It’s all about slavery and the Underground Railroad. “This exhibit gives you a global perspective of why slaves, why they wanted to escape and how they escaped,” Bill Poulton said. On this day, close to 200 fifth and sixth graders from the Muncy Area […]

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    14-Year-Old Boy Charged with Arson

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A 14-year-old boy in Union County is accused of an adult crime: setting eight fires between April and now. But right now, the boy is being prosecuted as a juvenile, even though the estimated damage is around $400,000. State police will not release the name of that 14-year-old boy, but say he is being charged as a juvenile because of his age. Investigators tracked him down by interviewing several people, who all pointed their fingers at […]

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    New Mural Depicts Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — Some new additions are planned for the 159th annual Bloomsburg Fair that’s a little more than two weeks away. Visitors to the fair will notice a mural showing how the fair has bounced back from the Flood of 2011. Ramona Schaffer of Orangeville spent most of her summer painting the mural on the side of a building at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. The artist is showcasing her skills to paint a mural showing what the fairgrounds looked like in […]

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    What’s New at the Bloomsburg Fair?

    BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds are empty now, but in just over two weeks they will be filled with people. The 159th annual Bloomsburg Fair starts soon and organizers say this year will be bigger and better than ever. The fair partnered with Toyota and is giving away a car to one lucky fair-goer. “That’s awesome. Yeah, that’s great and hopefully it works out well for them,” Steve Beyer said. Fair organizers say there will be daily winners, and only […]

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    New Take-Out Only Restaurant Opens

    BLOOMSBURG — DD’s Take-Outs just opened for the day and owner David Dick is already filling lunch orders. But take a look around–there are no seats inside this restaurant–it’s take out only. “Fast-paced world these days, you’ve got people running here, running there with kids. You’ve got two person families that don’t want to make a meatloaf,” Dick said. Dick says the restaurant’s concept is good food at a reasonable price where people can take it home and enjoy it. […]

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    Journalism Students React To Latest ISIS Video

    BLOOMSBURG — As the rest of the world is reacting to the apparent beheading of an American journalist, so are people in our area. Newswatch 16 stopped by Bloomsburg University to speak with journalism students about the situation. Some students at Bloomsburg University say they may want to work overseas when they graduate. Some of those students say they look at the overseas journalists as heroes and are devastated to learn another one has apparently been killed. News of a […]


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