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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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    Part of I-80 to Increase to 70mph

    Drivers at a rest stop on Interstate 80 near Jersey Shore were surprised to find out the speed limit of that section of Interstate 80 will increase next month to 70 miles per hour. It’s part of a study being done by PennDOT, who said this location was chosen because most people are already driving 70 miles per hour or higher. Some people agree with the speed increase. “I think it should be raised, but then enforce it at 70, […]

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    Police Investigating Baby Left Alone in Car

    UPDATE — State police said on Wednesday the child was left in the car for about 10 minutes. According to troopers, a woman who claimed to have seen the child in the car called police. KELLY TOWNSHIP — We have recently seen stories making national news of how children left in hot cars resulted in death. State police in our area are trying to figure out if there was any wrongdoing after reports Monday of a 10-month-old child left in […]

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    More Suspects Charged In Interstate Rock Case

    MIFFLINBURG¬†— Two more teenagers were charged Monday in a rock-throwing incident in Union County that left a woman from Ohio critically injured. 17-year-old Tyler Porter walked out of district court in Mifflinburg, surrounded by his family, after turning himself in for his role in the rock throwing incident on an interstate 80 overpass. Porter and two other teens, Brett Lahr and Dylan Lahr face a long list of charges including aggravated assault. Another teen was charged as a juvenile and […]

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    Harry’s Grill to Close in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — The oldest restaurant in Shamokin is closing next month after more than 70 years in business. Harry’s Grill is known for serving fine food at coal region prices. It is the lunchtime rush at Harry’s Grill in Shamokin. Customers ordered their favorite items off the menu. “Oh I like the cheese steak, everything is good. The fried cauliflower,” Judy Drumheller said. It is one of the last times Judy Drumheller can order that cheese steak. Harry’s Grill is […]

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    Montoursville Community Mourns Plane Crash Victims

    MONTOURSVILLE–Michelle Heim and her daughter paid a visit to Montoursville Memorial Gardens, where 21 trees and an angel are a constant reminder of the tragedy that hit this community 18 years ago. Sixteen students and five chaperones were on TWA Flight 800 when it crashed and exploded over the Atlantic Ocean. Everyone on the plane died. “Being that it’s a small town, everybody knew everybody. Whether it be close, whether it be acquaintances. It was a big deal,” Heim said. […]

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    Festival Celebrates Danville’s History

    DANVILLE — It’s all about celebrating heritage this weekend in Danville. The 15th annual Iron Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday and folks are getting ready for all the festivities. Mike McCloskey of Bloomsburg stopped by the Iron Heritage Festival committee’s headquarters on Mill Street in Danville to pick up tickets for some of this weekend’s events. “Everything sounds interesting and we’re interested in the train rides that they’re making available, that and the civil war stuff,” McCloskey said. The 15th […]

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    Big Book Sale Benefits Library in Union County

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — At times Faith United Church near Lewisburg looked like it was having a Black Friday sale. And for many of these people it really was Christmas in July. There were around 45,000 used books to choose from at $20 a bag. “That’s a deal you really can’t beat,” Jill Thomas said. Jill Thomas of Lewisburg knew what she wanted at the annual book sale, which benefits The Public Library for Union County. “I came to look […]

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    Big Brothers Big Sisters Closes in Central PA

    SUNBURY — An agency in Central Pennsylvania that mentors girls and boys closed on Tuesday. It was the last day for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Susquehanna Valley. Mindy Dull and Nyla Lopez-Melendez of Union County spent part of their afternoons swinging at a playground in New Columbia. “She’s too good. She doesn’t need me to push her,” Dull said. Mindy and Nyla were matched up three years ago through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Susquehanna […]

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    Storm Damage And A Close Call in Columbia County

    MONTOUR TOWNSHIP — The storm Tuesday night blew through Columbia County fast, but it left people near Bloomsburg with a big mess to clean up. Fowlersville Road was closed because of this large tree blocking the roadway. But perhaps the scariest thing to happen in Columbia County was to Vincent Abbatiello. He was looking out his window when he heard a crunch. “Piece of tree limb comes right through the apartment, or right through the house and hit me in […]

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    Ready To Renovate At The Moose Exchange

    BLOOMSBURG — It’s been more than six months since a fire badly damaged a community center and art gallery in Bloomsburg. The director for The Moose Exchange says much of the fire damage has been cleaned up, meaning renovations can begin soon. It was a sight no one in Bloomsburg wanted to see: The Moose Exchange up in flames. The Moose is an art gallery and community center in downtown Bloomsburg. It was badly damaged by fire on January 30. […]

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    Police Confirm Shooting Involving Sunbury Acting Police Chief

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — State police are not releasing much information. Investigators confirm acting Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare shot a man once on Tuesday morning, on Mile Post Road near Sunbury. State police and Sunbury police officers were at the intersection of Mile Post Road and Shikellamy Road in Upper Augusta Township for most of the day. Authorities confirm this is where a man was shot by acting Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare. State police say it all started […]

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    AARP Report Ranks PA Low

    BLOOMSBURG — According to the 2010 census, Pennsylvania has among the highest population of senior citizens in the country, but according to a recently published report by the American Association of Retired Persons, the Keystone State is not the best place to grow old. That report by the AARP ranks Pennsylvania 46th in the nation in terms of affordability for senior citizens. Read the full ¬†AARP Pennsylvania Fact Sheet. When Newswatch 16 spoke to seniors in Bloomsburg and Berwick about […]


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