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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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    Craigslist Thrill Killers Get Life Sentences

    SUNBURY —┬áLife in prison without parole was the sentence given today in Northumberland County court to the so-called “Craigslist Thrill Killers.” Both Elytte and Miranda Barbour were quiet as they walked into the Northumberland County Courthouse. The husband and wife admitted to meeting Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton through the website Craigslist last November and stabbing him to death. They say they killed him because they wanted to kill someone together. Last month both Barbours pleaded guilty to second degree […]

  • What is a .308 Caliber Rifle?

    Right now Eric Frein of Canadensis is the most wanted man in Pike County. Authorities believe he shot and killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and injured Trooper Alex Douglass outside the Blooming Grove State Police Barracks Friday night. State police released more information about the weapon used in that shooting. “It’s a .308. It looks like an AK-47 and with a scope,” State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. Troopers say they believe Frein still has the rifle on him and say […]

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    Ride Inspector Hurt At Bloomsburg Fairgrounds

    BLOOMSBURG — Days before the biggest fair in Pennsylvania is set to start, a ride inspector was hurt at the Bloomsburg Fair. Fair officials say Brae Landis of Oregon was in a bucket inspecting the sky ride with a Pennsylvania state inspector when his clothes got caught on one of the wheels that guide the cable. “He had a loose sweatshirt on and it just grabbed him and pulled him into the ride. He’s got a sore shoulder and he […]

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    “X” Marks the Spot for Firefighters

    BERWICK — If you live in Berwick, pretty soon you will see red and white signs popping up on abandoned buildings. The Berwick Fire Department is working with the borough’s code enforcement office to make things safer for firefighters. Rita Dalo of Berwick said she was confused when she walked outside and saw a sign with a red “X” posted on the abandoned building next door. “Scares me. It actually scares me because the house is falling apart,” Dalo said. […]

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    Four Officers Suspended in Mount Carmel Township

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Officers blamed for misbehavior are off the job in Northumberland County. Four officers in Mount Carmel Township are suspended after being blamed for throwing fireworks at another police officer on duty in a neighboring department. And although it may sound like a prank, local leaders are taking it seriously. Officers Michael Pitcavage, Matthew Filarski, Patrick McAndrew and David Stamets were suspended last week after an incident that happened on Labor Day, according to Mount Carmel Township’s […]

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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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