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Kristina was born and raised in Luzerne County.
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 manga cum laude with a degree in Communication and a minor in Psychology in June 2012. 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 running, backpacking, and spending time with her dog Madison. When she can, she 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.


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  • Teacher Receives Presidential Award for Excellence

    HUGHESVILLE — A teacher from Lycoming County has been nationally recognized for her dedication in the classroom. Desks and chairs are stacked up against the walls at Hughesville Junior Senior High School. The pencils are put away for the summer, but during the school year students in Susan Higley’s math class are hard at work. “Mrs. Higley everyone knew was like the hard math teacher. When you went into her class it was like really difficult and I had her for […]

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    Woman Killed, Children Hospitalized in Lycoming County Crash

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — A crash in Lycoming County left a mother dead and her two children in the hospital. State police say a mother, her 7 year old, and an infant were in the SUV when it swerved off the road and rolled down an embankment. The coroner said the driver was Brittany L. Snauffer, 32, from Dunn, North Carolina. Traffic was backed up in both directions on Interstate 180 near the Lycoming Mall exit just after noon Thursday. Emergency […]

  • Construction Worker-in-Training: Slow Down!

    WILLIAMSPORT — A four year old in Lycoming County wants drivers to slow down–especially when they drive past his home, so the little boy put on his safety vest and went to work. Four-year-old Ace Gair of Williamsport woke up and told his parents he wanted to be a construction worker because he wanted to help slow down traffic that passes through the work zone near his home. Signs and flaggers normally help to direct traffic around a construction project […]

  • Salvation Army Pushes for Donations to Stay in Area

    CLINTON COUNTY — The Salvation Army in Clinton County is urging municipalities in the county to issue permits for charities that want to place donation drop boxes in the area. The Salvation Army says the permits are necessary to eliminate trash that builds up around the boxes, but some of the other charities think it’s a strong-arm tactic to eliminate the competition. There are clothing donation boxes like all over Clinton County. We found one in Lock Haven that’s owned […]

  • Lawmakers’ Plan Would Legalize Bigger Fireworks in PA

    LYCOMING COUNTY — Next year your Fourth of July celebration could  go off with a bigger bang. A senator from Lycoming County is trying to legalize fireworks that are currently illegal for Pennsylvanians to buy without a permit. Packaged in all different shapes and colors, fireworks cover the tables at a pop-up fireworks stand near Williamsport. Families are buying them up just in time for the holiday. “I usually buy one of those big multipacks that have all the different […]

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    Lawsuit May Mean Big Bill for County Taxpayers

    SUNBURY — Northumberland County officials accused two employees of having porn on their computers at work. Those sheriff’s deputies sued and won. Now county commissioners say taxpayers may be left to pay over a million dollars all because the county dropped an insurance policy. A jury at the Northumberland County Courthouse awarded former deputy sheriffs Joseph Jones and Michael Boris hundreds of thousands of dollars in their lawsuit against Northumberland County and county commissioner Vinnie Clausi. The former county employees […]

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    Hot Tub Hoppers Identified Through Social Media

    MONTOURSVILLE — If you went pool hopping 20 years ago, you stood a pretty good chance of getting away with it, but these days social media and security cameras are helping police solve cases like this one in Lycoming County. A trail camera set up outside a home on Elm Street in Montoursville caught uninvited guests. Montoursville police say four young women were trespassing when they used a hot tub without permission late at night. “They said it happened once […]

  • Faulty Well Pad Still Concerns Some Neighbors

    MORELAND TOWNSHIP — Marian and Lewis Harman were hopeful when they allowed Range Resources, a gas company from Texas, to rent land and drill on their farm near Hughesville. When we first met the couple in October they told us the gas company drilled but never extracted any gas. “It’s just kind of an eye sore when you can’t do anything with it,” said Marian Harman from Moreland Township. We stopped by again, but not much has changed since our […]

  • Volunteers Get Drunk to Help Police

    WILLIAMSPORT — It’s not often police ask people to get drunk, but they did Tuesday in Williamsport. Volunteer drinkers spent part of the morning intoxicated so that officers could put their training to the test. A couple months ago police in Williamsport asked people to volunteer to take part in a DUI testing class. Volunteers would drink and eat for free. The catch: once volunteers were drunk they would have to undergo a field sobriety test. Ten strangers quickly became […]

  • Plane Crash Victims Expected to Recover

    CHERRY TOWNSHIP — On Monday, investigators from the FAA were at the site where a small plane crashed in Sullivan County. According to hospital officials, the pilot of the plane is listed in serious condition and his passenger is in stable condition. First responders said the two were able to pull themselves from the plane after the crash Sunday morning near Dushore. Surrounded by trees and off a rural road, the tail of a Stinson Voyager airplane sat up in […]

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    Teens On Probation Help Clean Up Billtown’s Parks

    WILLIAMSPORT — A group of teens on probation in Lycoming County gave back to their community by cleaning up trash from several parks in Williamsport. Josh Sarr, age 11, spent one of the first days of his summer vacation picking up garbage near Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport. “Trash, cigarettes, glass shards sharpened sticks,” said Josh. Saar is on juvenile probation. About 50 teens who are on probation or working with a community-based treatment program pitched […]

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    Heavy Machinery Sold At Auction After Business Leaves Area

    MUNCY — We are seeing signs that the gas industry boom in Lycoming County may be winding down. Some larger companies are downsizing or moving out. Pieces of equipment from a business that left the area were auctioned off in Muncy. An auctioneer from Alex Lyon and Son rattled off numbers while bidders waited for the right price to buy. About 100 people showed up to check out the heavy hauling and construction equipment up for auction at Valley Heavy […]

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