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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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    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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    Large Crowd Packs Pineknotter Days

    NORTHUMBERLAND–A longtime 4TH of July tradition wraps up tonight in one part of Northumberland County. Pineknotter Days is a week-long celebration filled with food, games, crafts and of course Independence Day fun. Mike Daddario of Northumberland comes every year to see people he has not seen in a long time. “This is when you meet people you haven’t seen for years. People who lived here and moved out of town. They come back for this. Just for this,” Daddario said. […]

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    Hundreds Attend Watsontown 4th of July Parade

    WATSONTOWN–The Watsontown 4th of July Parade is a big tradition for a relatively small community in Northumberland County. Hundreds of people lined the streets for the annual parade. Ruth Gelnett and her family have come every year since 1955. “It looks like the whole town of Watsontown is here. And then some! Because my sister and them came up,” Gelnett said. People say it is a tradition for them to watch the floats, fire trucks and classic cars drive by. […]

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    Legendary Former Football Coach Dies

    In the Coal Region, the holiday weekend is getting off to a sad start with news of the passing the most successful coach in the history of the most successful high school football program in Pennsylvania history. Jazz Diminick grew up in Kulpmont, but he became a football coaching legend in neighboring Mount Carmel. “He`s an icon of football and raised a great family,” Tony Scicchitano said. That’s how friends remember Joeseph Diminick, better known as “Jazz”. The former Mount […]

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    Shamokin Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary

    SHAMOKIN — This week, the city of Shamokin is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Driving through Shamokin, signs can be seen throughout the city. Shamokin is celebrating its 150th anniversary this week and volunteers are preparing for the events. “We’ve been preparing this for months and months and it’s all finally coming together,” said Judy Latsha. Latsha and some other volunteers spent the day selling commemorative Shamokin memorabilia. Whether it be T-shirts, magnets, or even beer mugs, people lined up to […]

  • Storm Damage in Lycoming County

    MONTOURSVILLE — Part of the afternoon was spent under a tornado warning in Lycoming County. Gary Eisenhauer was not home when severe weather hit Montoursville, but when he got back to his house, he saw the damage left behind. “When I looked out and saw it I said, ‘I think that’s our tree.’ And it was,” Eisenhauer said. Parts of Lycoming County were under a tornado warning early this afternoon. The National Weather Service has not confirmed if one touched […]

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    Beating the Heat in Central PA

    The phones were ringing off the hook at Lake Augusta Outfitters at the Shikellamy State Park near Sunbury. Employees say people called all day, wanting to rent equipment. “I could use three more boats, five more jet skis, ten more kayaks and they’d be rented all the time. It’s been a good start to the summer,” Angela Troutman said. Employees at the rental shop say business is good because the weather is hot and sunny, unlike last year when the […]

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    Woman Shoots Intruder With Pellet Gun

    SUNBURY–We learned today that a woman took matters into her own hands when she returned to her home in Sunbury and found an intruder ransacking the place. Police say the woman grabbed a pellet gun and started firing! Sandra Norris said she is still shaken up after shooting the intruder twice with a pellet gun. Norris said when she got home last night and saw the man he was holding her television set and she thought he was going to […]


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