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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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    UPDATE: Water Main Break in Lycoming County

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A water main break in Lycoming County left some without water and closed offices Thursday afternoon. A 12-inch water main broke at the intersection of Warrensville and County Farm Roads in Loyalsock Township, according to the Williamsport municipal Water Authority. The break was repaired before 5 p.m. Thursday. About 200 homes and businesses were affected and a  boil advisory is in place for those affected. “Two nursing homes, the 911 center, and a residential area are affected […]

  • Social Media Post Helps Raise Money for Homeless Family

    WILLIAMSPORT — Nancy Wenzel talked up a storm with some new friends while rocking comfortably in a chair at Family Promise, a homeless shelter on Hepburn Street in Williamsport. On Monday, Nancy and her daughter Linda were living on the streets. “Here, there, and all over from Brandon Park to just on the streets,” said Nancy Wenzel. Back in September, rent became too high and the two were evicted from their mobile home in Linden.  Recently, the mother and daughter […]

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    Cleaning Up After Wild Weather

    JERSEY SHORE — Monday night’s storms in central Pennsylvania brought large hail, described by some as the size of a quarter, and the hail left its mark on several communities. A PennDOT crew worked Tuesday to clear a grate that filled with leaves and debris after a severe storm passed through central Pennsylvania. They’re clearing roads, including one near Salladasburg, so folks like Peg Hensler can drive through. “It just really put all the debris out on the road and […]

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    UPDATE: Police Investigate Weekend Shooting of Bystanders

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport are gathering information about what happened at a nightclub over the weekend. No arrests have been made yet, but police want to emphasize they’re doing all they can to help keep the public safe. City leaders in Williamsport say investigators are working overtime. Police are talking to witnesses as they try to find out why shots were fired over the weekend outside Imbibe Lounge and Night Venue off Pine Street in Williamsport. “We’re not going to […]

  • Dentistry from the Heart

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — A dental practice in central Pennsylvania gave back to the community on Friday. Folks woke up early to get a good place in line outside Apple Dentistry near Muncy. Richard Shultis said, “I’m very surprised by the turnout. I’m very glad they have a good turnout.” This trip to the dentist is completely free for him. It’s part of a free event called “Dentistry from the Heart.” Once every year, Dr. Larry Leggieri and Dr. Malloy, from […]

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    Well Known Camping Supply Store Set to Close

    MONTOURSVILLE —   A camping store in Lycoming County that’s been open for more than 20 years is set to close this weekend. It comes just one day after a new restaurant right next door is planning a grand opening. The sign in the front window at Lyon Camping and Supply Store in Montoursville says it all. After over 20 years of business, owners Betzi and Mike Lyon are retiring. “I just wanted to see what they have left because I […]

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    Going with the Flow: Students Learn About Stream Measurement

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — A group of eager engineering students from Penn College saw firsthand how the experts keep track of water levels at a creek with a history of flooding. Most of the students in the class weren’t there in 2011 when Loyalsock Creek flooded and destroyed the Slabtown Bridge. The class went to a water measuring station near the bridge Wednesday where some hydrologists showed them how and why they keep track of the Loyalsock Creek. From a distance, […]

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    Barn Fire at Well-Known Farm In Lycoming County

    MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP — The alarm at Styer’s farm came in just after 11 p.m. Monday. A barn at Styer’s Farm on Shady Lane in Muncy Creek Township had flames shooting into the sky, visible for miles. “It was fire all over the place, great big fireball. It was too late to do anything.” Smoke and charred farming equipment are about all that’s left behind at Tom Styer’s home at the well-known family farm near Muncy. Family and friends sat with Styer on his porch. Hours […]

  • Father Grabs Daughter Seconds Before Truck Hits His House

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — A father from Lycoming County says he pulled his four-year-old daughter away from a window just seconds before a truck crashed through their home. Muncy Area Volunteer Firefighters snapped pictures after helping pull two people from a pickup truck. Muncy Township Police say the truck collided with a car, rolled off Route 220 and smashed into a house Thursday night in Muncy Township. “Our whole house shook. I didn’t know what was happening,” The family says the […]

  • New Sidewalks in Muncy

    MUNCY — Part of a busy street in Lycoming County has been lined with orange tape for the past few weeks. Sidewalks in downtown Muncy are finally being repaired. Once the construction crew is finished, the sidewalks near the intersection of Water and Washington Streets in Muncy will be much smoother but for now, “It’s a big inconvenience and the traffic is backed up I haven’t seen it this bad in a while,” said Andrew Young of Williamsport. The work on the […]

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    Couple Charged After Child Wounded in Gun Mishap

    MONTOURSVILLE — Felony charges were filed against the couple from Montoursville, accused of leaving a loaded gun lying around the house. The woman’s 2-year-old son remains in the hospital after shooting himself in the leg with that gun nearly two weeks ago. Police were called to the house in Montoursville where officials say a child accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun. The child’s mother and the mother’s fiancé were in court Wednesday for leaving a loaded gun […]

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    Community Searches For Missing Mother

    RENOVO — Volunteers gathered in Clinton County Tuesday to look for a woman who has been missing since Easter Sunday. Family and friends of Kelley Snyder, 34, of Renovo, say it’s completely out of character for her to leave her husband and children. That’s why they were searching for the stay-at-home mom with the help of emergency crews in Renovo. Friends say they are hoping for the best, but worry something could be seriously wrong.   Emergency responders checked off […]

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