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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    Motorcycle Riders Gearing Up for Warmer Weather

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A warm-up this month means motorcycles are out on the roads much sooner than most years. “We’ve been driving along all winter long and we haven’t seen a motorcycle in four months so there is a ton of bikes on the road especially with the weather being so nice,” said Corbin Leiby. The garage at horsepower Harley Davidson near Williamsport is crowded with choppers. “It’s a great idea when you get your bike out for the first […]

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    Photographer Captures ‘Beautiful Old Souls’

    LOCK HAVEN — Lois St. Clair could tell you about her trip to the beauty salon, but some things, like the way she can barely see herself in the mirror, are probably better described through a picture. “I can see the top of my head,” said Lois St. Clair. Over the past few months, Sandy Consadine has been photographing Lois and other residents at Susque-View Nursing Home in Lock Haven. “At first, I was a little bit leery but then […]

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    Warm Weather Creates Concern for Some Fruit Farmers

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — A February day warm enough to go outside and play football is, for most of us, considered a good day, but some farmers feel differently. “That’s where the problem comes in. It’s a little too early for this kind of weather,” said John Lorson. It’s a waiting game for John Lorson and his family. Right now the trees at A.P. Lorson fruit farm near Jersey Shore are bare. “Apples, peaches, cherries; sweet and sour,” said Lorson. The […]

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    Helpful Employee Wins Hearts of Shoppers

    MONTOURSVILLE — Shoppers in Lycoming County have taken notice of a grocery store employee who goes above and beyond to make sure his customers leave with a smile Do you remember the last time you made a trip to your grocery store? Maybe you rushed through the aisles, waited in line, and hurried back out to the car without ever looking around. “Sometimes they won’t say hi to me back or when I say hi, they won’t say hit to […]

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    Pedestrian Hit, Killed Near Montoursville

    FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — A man crossing a road in Lycoming County was hit and killed early Thursday morning. State police say Cheney Orwig, 29, from Montoursville, was dropped off at a bus stop near his work. It was still dark when he went to cross the road and was hit and killed. Almost every morning, the bus stops at the corner of Fairfield Road and Lycoming Mall Drive near Montoursville. A handful of riders get off, cross the road, and […]

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    Cab Driver Gets Justice after Williamsport Shooting

    WILLIAMSPORT — The man who shot and robbed his cab driver back in 2014 was sentenced in Williamsport on Tuesday. “A bitter, bitter situation.” That’s what Dante Washington’s sister said in court before her brother was sentenced to 36 to 72 years in state prison. In 2014, Washington robbed his cab driver, then shot him, almost killing him. Nearly four years later, Dante Washington, 27, walked out of the back of the Lycoming County Courthouse knowing he will likely spend […]

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    Something Sweet for your Sweetie in Union County

    GREGG TOWNSHIP — A candy shop in Union County is preparing for Valentine’s Day as workers plan to sell hundreds of chocolate-covered strawberries. Karl Doersam had plenty to pick from inside Purity Candy near Allenwood. “My granddaughters like gummy bears and anything to do with gummies, so I have gummy worms and Swedish fish and I’m getting something for my wife,” Doersam said. Every year, the family-owned candy shop sells hundreds of pounds of chocolate for Valentine’s Day, but the […]

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    Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Flower Sale

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Imagine it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re on your way home on Route 15 in South Williamsport without something for your sweetie, and then you see a sign for flowers. “It’s the guys that forget everything that drive by and say, ‘Oh, I forgot to get flowers,’ and you know I’m one of them. I’m a procrastinator,” said Grover Danley. While many might expect candy or flowers for Valentine’s Day, Grover Danley expects to stand out in the […]

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    Students Hope to Share Gift of Sight with Parent

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Heather Davis maneuvers around her home near Williamsport with fuzzy vision all the time. Heather has been legally blind since she was about 9 years old and prescription eyeglasses aren’t enough. “It would have to be this close and I still can’t see it,” said Davis. Jason Kaufman from Selinsgrove is also legally blind, that is, until he puts his eSight glasses on. “With these, it brings a whole new world to somebody with a visual impairment,” […]

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    Power to Save: Farmers Bed Stalls With Newspaper

    WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — Find yourself in a barn filled with cows and you may understand why it’s so hard for a dairy farmer to take a vacation. “It goes in one end and out the other,” said Carpenter. With 40 or so cows at the Carpenter family’s barn near Linden, dairy farmer T.J. Allen is always replacing the cows’ bedding. “We put the papers in there and there are knives in there that grind it up,” said T.J. Allen. Allen […]

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    Police: Woman Tries to Sell Access Card on Social Media

    WILLIAMSPORT — All it takes is a click of the mouse to make a purchase these days. Shopping online has become an easy way to buy and sell. Police in Williamsport know people try to sell just about everything. “We received literally almost 300 messages, identical messages bringing this to our attention,” said Williamsport Police Captain Jody Miller. It all started last Sunday. Tanya Keenan uploaded a picture of her access card to “Williamsport’s best-selling site” on Facebook. Since then […]

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    Mother of Two Dies in House Fire

    CANTON TOWNSHIP — For nearly 20 years, the Bagley family lived together on Taylor Road in Canton Township. “One board sticking up where the corner of the porch was and that was it. It’s just black rubble,” said Duane Taylor. Duane Taylor was still sleeping when his neighbor’s home just outside of Canton caught fire early Monday morning. Still in their pajamas, the family’s children — two boys, one 11 and the other 14 — ran to Taylor’s home for […]