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Kristina was born and raised in Luzerne County and is proud to call Lycoming County her new home.

Kristina joined the WNEP team as a multi-media journalist in March of 2014. She started her multi-media career working as a “one man band” for News13/SSPTV in Hazleton where she had the chance to anchor from time to time.

Kristina attended Clarion University and graduated in June of 2012 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Psychology. While in college, Kristina co-anchored Clarion University’s campus live news broadcast on CU-TV the Nest. She also interned at a local radio station and at WNEP.

Kristina loves to perform and was classically trained in opera. In her spare time she loves to explore her new community and visit the local animal shelter. When she can, Kristina takes time to visit New York and New Jersey where most of her family lives.

Kristina is proud to cover news in her community and all of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. If you have a story idea or news tip you would like to share, you can email her at kristina.papa@wnep or find her on Facebook or Twitter.


Recent Articles
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    Outdoor Sportsman’s Expo Comes to Lycoming Mall

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — You might expect to see a deer outside in the woods, but in a mall? Katie Nelson and her daughter Amelia fed a few of Swetland Farms furry friends at the Lycoming Mall near Muncy. It’s all part of the 2017 Outdoor Sportsman’s Expo. “I wanted to bring her down to experience it,” said Nelson. “We have hunting outfitters here and fishing charters and guys selling all kinds of stuff,” said Steve Kepner. Over 60 vendors have […]

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    ‘It’s enough to gag you,’ – Funky Smell in Lycoming County

    NIPPENOSE TOWNSHIP — Something is stinking up a community in Lycoming County and it seems our warm January may have something to do with it. Over the past three weeks, folks in the Jersey Shore area say when the wind blows in a certain direction, they can smell a foul odor. It may be easy to sniff out a deal at the Farm and Flea Market near Jersey Shore, but shoppers tell us over the past three weeks there’s been […]

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    Williamsport Weis to Close Next Month

    WILLIAMSPORT — Weis Markets has decided to close one of its grocery stores in Lycoming County next month. The store in Williamsport has been open for decades. The closing comes as a surprise to many of its shoppers. It’s hard for Latanya Baines to leave the Weis Markets in Williamsport empty handed. On her most recent trip, Baines noticed some of the shelves seemed bare. “What they are doing now is condensing down the shelves, you know what I am […]

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    Open Enrollment for Citizens’ Police Academy

    WILLIAMSPORT — The Neighborhood Watch sign near Brandon Park in Williamsport may not mean a lot to drivers passing through the city, but for Jeff Reeder, it’s a sign of security. “My big concern is to make sure that everyone is connected, that they know how to get in touch with one another if they see something out of line,” said Reeder. Reeder decided to start a neighborhood watch on his street near Brandon Park. He formed the group about […]

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    Fire Department Works to Live Healthy Lifestyles

    WILLIAMSPORT — Firefighters in Williamsport are hoping to make this a healthier new year and now they have some new equipment to help them do just that. Firefighter Kevin Hurne is no stranger to the kitchen, especially when he’s on duty at the fire station in Williamsport. “Right now, we are just cutting up all the vegetables to go into the salad,” said Hurne. When you’re working those long hours and you’re away from home, sometimes you take out the […]

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    High School Band to Perform During Inauguration Celebration

    MONTGOMERY — Members of the Montgomery Red Raiders concert band are just warming up. In less than a week, they hope to hit all the right notes when they play Washington D.C. for the presidential inauguration welcome concert. “They are a part of the welcome concert for the weekend. They’ll start the concert that leads up to eventually the vice president and president-elect giving their welcoming speeches,” said Brian Rehn. After the election in November, Brian Rehn, the director of […]

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    Lawyer Accused of Stealing $127,000 from Clients

    HUGHESVILLE – State police believe over the past year, attorney Mary Kilgus may have taken more than $100,000 from her clients. This all came to light after two of her employees quit their jobs and went to police. According to court papers, when state police searched Kilgus Law Office earlier this week they were looking for billing statements, receipts, and computers. It’s all over allegations that over the past year the owner of the law firm, Mary Kilgus may have […]

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    Deadly Crash Closes Section of Interstate 80 in Clinton County

    MARION TOWNSHIP, CENTRE CO. — A deadly crash in Centre County closed a section of Interstate 80 for nearly 21 hours in Clinton County. Interstate 80 eastbound was closed near the Clinton County/Centre County line after the crash around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday. Two tractor-trailer drivers were killed in a chain-reaction crash involving six rigs. “There’s one there with the cab completely ripped off, yeah, and I think it’s two tractors that burned,” said truck driver Norberto Perez. The interstate was […]

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    Grandmother Dies, Home Destroyed in Northumberland County Fire

    ZERBE TOWNSHIP – A woman is dead after a fire in Northumberland County. The coroner says the victim died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Eight people lived in the home on Sunshine Road that caught fire Tuesday morning. Several of them were taken to the hospital for treatment, but neighbors say the family’s grandmother didn’t make it out alive. The coroner says Brenda Buckler, 62, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Several neighbors we spoke with said what they saw looked like […]

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    Search Warrant Executed at Law Office in Lycoming County

    HUGHESVILLE — Authorities searched a law office Tuesday morning in Lycoming County. According to the Lycoming County district attorney, state police, agents for the state attorney general’s office, and county detectives had a warrant to search Mary C. Kilgus law office in Hughesville. Neighbors and nearby businesses noticed the commotion on North Main Street. “Another state police car came and then eventually a silver car came with boxes so we know something is going on in there, we just don’t […]

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    Apple Pie Takes Home Blue Ribbon at Farm Show; Winner Shares Recipe Here

    MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP — Can we interest you in some apple cranberry cheesecake pie? What if we told you that “that” pie just won first place at the farm show? The pie’s creator is from in Lycoming County. Most people stop by the Muncy Creek Township Building on business. Stacie Hart stops by to find taste testers. “Sometimes I’ll take a pie over to the guys over there and tell them to just give me their honest opinion,” said Hart. […]

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    Williamsport Police Beef Up Security at Department

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport are beefing up security at their headquarters on West Fourth Street. Right now, anyone can walk into Williamsport City Hall through the police department and leave through the back door. Soon, new safety measures will prevent that from happening. The police department in Williamsport is in the back of city hall. If you’ve never been inside, you may not notice the renovations. “You just walk in and they were there. Little glass counter and that […]