Sarah Buynovsky joined the Newswatch 16 team in July of 2006. She is excited to be back home in the Keystone State, close to family and friends.

Sarah is a summa cum laude graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. While in school, she began working as a reporter and anchor at 570 WSYR. After graduation, Sarah landed a job at News 10 Now in Syracuse, where she first worked as the Cortland bureau reporter and then as the Syracuse morning reporter.
Sarah is a huge Orange fan and spends a lot of time heading up I-81 for football and basketball games with her husband, Josh and her four children.

Recent Articles
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    In Scranton, Learning From ‘Jersey Boys’

    SCRANTON — “Jersey Boys” is a Tony and Grammy Award Winning musical telling the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. It’s on stage at the Scranton Cultural Center this week. This bit of Broadway is also a teaching opportunity for about 40 local students, high school and college, courtesy of the Broadway Theatre League based in Scranton. “It’s a high-tech production and to be able to be allowed to go into certain areas and to see what our […]

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    Prostitution Sting in Poconos Highlights Human Trafficking Problem

    STROUDSBURG — Monroe County detectives say 19 people were arrested after a recent prostitution bust at a Stroudsburg hotel. Detectives say two of those arrested were actually victims themselves, women who were victims of human traffickers, forced into having sex for cash. “When we encountered them Friday night, you could tell just in their eyes that they were thankful that they were arrested because they knew that it was finally over and that they could get the help that they needed,” […]

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    On Friday the 13th, A Bat Falls To Bench In Luzerne County Courtroom

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Judge Tina Gartley jokingly called her bench “the scene of the crime” Friday afternoon, the place where a bat suddenly fell from the sky next to her chair in the middle of a court proceeding. “We’re having a regular court session, we have people in the gallery, people at the bench and we hear a soft thud,” said Judge Gartley. The judge continued with court but was soon told that ‘thud’ was, in fact, alive. “I […]

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    After Karate Instructor Charged, Martial Arts Community Reacts

    POCONO SUMMIT — People in the martial arts community are reacting after a karate instructor from Lackawanna County was arrested and charged with corruption of minors and assault. John Smith of Clarks Summit was just charged with corruption of minors and assault. He owned Serenity Martial Arts in Clarks Summit and it was there that police say Smith had a 9-year-old boy undress several times, sometimes spanking him and warning him not to tell anyone. At a different karate school […]

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    After a Century, Family-Run Foundry Closes in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — “My grandfather says there was 21 foundries in this area. My grandfather told me back in 1916 when he started.” Walter Doebler has worked at the Williamsport Foundry Company practically his whole life. “I started here when I was in seventh grade. My grandfather, my job was to scrub the office floor in there and it’s still the same floor. I had to scrub it and wax it Saturday. I got a dollar an hour.” The company was […]

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    Arctic, Snowy Blast Hits Bradford County Before the Warm-Up

    SAYRE — Bradford County was slick and snowy, icy and arctic on Tuesday. In Sayre, the roads were coated with slushy snow and plow trucks were out. “It was horrible, actually on my way to work. It was really nice like 7:30, then it started snowing, flurries real quick then it started raining,” said Gregg Turner of Sayre. The snow piles in the area may not last too long, however. There’s a warm-up in the future and unseasonably mild temperatures […]

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    Fighting to Save State Prisons

    HUNLOCK CREEK — There were plenty of questions from the crowd at the Hunlock Creek Fire Company Monday night at an informational meeting regarding potential state prison closures. The state Department of Corrections plans to close two state prisons by July, choosing from a list of five prisons, including SCI Waymart in Wayne County, SCI Frackville in Schuylkill County, and SCI Retreat in Luzerne County. It’s a move that some say will cripple Luzerne County’s economy. “A lot of what […]

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    Dreaded Stomach Bug: Especially Bad This Year?

    SCRANTON — Emergency rooms are busy. This time of year, there are coughs, colds and of course the stomach bug. The bug is actually the norovirus, sometimes mistakenly called the stomach flu, and it’s highly contagious. You can be infected any time of year, but it’s especially common this time of year and there have been reported outbreaks across the country. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the norovirus cases this year seem to be on […]

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    Arc Driver Suspected In Scranton Hit And Run

    UPDATE: Ramanbhai Patel died Friday morning, according to the coroner. SCRANTON — Scranton police suspect an Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania driver in connection with a hit and run that seriously injured an 83-year old man in the city’s Hill section Thursday morning. Officers say Ramanbhai Patel was crossing Mulberry Street at Prescott Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver didn’t stop. “All I seen was cop cars and I saw two people standing by somebody then when I […]

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    Homeowner Recalls Harrowing Break-In Attempt

    TURBOT TOWNSHIP — A man is under arrest after a bizarre attempted break-in overnight. Gary Gonzalez of Turbot Township is locked up, charged with trying to break into a neighbor’s home while waving a machete. It happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday at the home along Golf Course Road in Turbot Township. State police say they got several calls from concerned neighbors and people at Gonzelez’s home. They say he ran up the road yelling people were after him, trying to kill […]

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    Viral Video Renews Calls For Furniture Safety Legislation

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Viral video showing a toddler tipping a dresser onto himself has renewed safety calls from US Senator Bob Casey. The 2-year-old boy in Utah was freed by his twin and his parents say he’s OK. They say they released the video as a warning to parents to secure their furniture. “It’s hard to watch. It’s very difficult to think that something so easily and so quickly can happen like that and that sometimes is the case, […]

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    Favorite Stories 2016: A Special Football Team Co-Captain For Shikellamy

    Back in October, Sarah Buynovsky covered a story about a young man in Northumberland County who got a very special honor at a football game.