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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 three children.

Recent Articles
  • Runaway Rail Car Rolls Through Scranton

    SCRANTON —  Investigators are looking into what led to a runaway train car that finally stopped in Scranton late Thursday afternoon. Officials with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Company said the train car was in Archbald, loaded with lumber, when it rolled away, likely from a faulty handbrake. Train workers said they alerted the 911 center and police were immediately dispatched to all railroad crossings, to keep people from being injured. Officers in Scranton blocked more than half a dozen railroad crossings. […]

  • Mid Valley Board Accepts Superintendent’s Resignation

    THROOP — The search is on for a new superintendent in the Mid Valley School District. Jim Tallarico became superintendent of the Mid Valley School District last January. At the time, he talked about how excited he was to take the position and to make changes like allowing students more time for academics by changing schedules. School board members said they were shocked by his resignation letter, which they received Sunday. Tallarico cited “personal reasons.” Board members call it a […]

  • Busy Cleaning Up After Water Pipes Burst

    TAYLOR — SERVPRO of Carbondale, Clarks Summit, and Old Forge is busy. “We are working 24/7. You can tell by looking at us that some of us haven’t slept that much in the last two weeks, but it is good. It’s what we’re here for and we’re answering every call we can,” said owner Kevin Wentling. Four SERVPRO crews, about 20 people, are working around the clock. In all, they said they are getting called to about 20 business and […]

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    Water Woes in Frozen Freeland

    FREELAND — People living in Freeland said the frigid temperatures are starting to take a toll. “It’s just been cold and you know, getting down to 9, 10 below at night with heavy windchills, it’s tough!” Water pipes have frozen or burst in more than a dozen homes in the borough. “I’m trying not to cook as much because I have no water for dishes. I don’t want to waste water doing dishes. I’ve been getting water from my brother and […]

  • Businesses Hoping Things Heat Up During Lent

    SCRANTON—The phones were ringing and the ovens were hot at Maroni’s Pizza in Scranton Friday night. It is especially busy at the business each Friday during Lent, the Christian observance before Easter when some people avoid meat, making pizza popular. “Fridays is usually a pizza day and it’s been like that throughout our families throughout the years and my mom, this is her favorite place,” said Debra London of Taylor, who was waiting for pizza. “It’s the best thing, coming […]

  • Cold Freezes Some Business, Heats Up Others

    SCRANTON — The brutally cold temperatures and wind chills have been blamed for half a dozen deaths in the Keystone State. And many said the arctic weather is keeping them home from restaurants, gyms, shops and more. Students at the University of Scranton rushed to and from classes Thursday “I’m just like concerned about black ice and stuff and the freezing temperatures,” said Molly Retinger, a student on her way home from class. “I think a lot of people are […]

  • Reaction To Life In Prison For Hugo Selenski

    WILKES-BARRE — Hugo Selenski had no comment on the way out of the Luzerne County courthouse Wednesday night. In just under two hours, jurors decided Selenski deserves life behind bars for murdering Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett, not the death penalty. Some of Selenski’s family members were in the courtroom to hear the verdict. “There’s no good outcome. It was the better of the two,” said his sister, Laura Strutko. “It’s a lose-lose situation, but we’re happy at least we get […]

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    Water Problems Close Two Lackawanna County Theaters

    UPDATE — Cinemark said they reopened at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. MOOSIC — Water problems had two theater complexes in Lackawanna County shut down. Around noon Monday, fire crews arrived on the scene after a pipe broke inside the Cinemark Theater complex. The theater was evacuated and customers who showed up at the complex in Moosic were turned away. Firefighters told Newswatch 16 the pipe likely broke because of the extreme low temperatures. The broken pipe flooded the ticket counter and […]

  • Frigid Festival of Ice in Clarks Summit

    CLARKS SUMMIT—The 11th annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice stepped off with a parade through the borough Friday night, in bone-chilling temperatures. “I’ve got a whole bunch of layers on. Really, I only weigh about 100 pounds, joked Steve Duda of Fell Township, who was driving a horse-drawn carriage. “I just have a whole bunch of layers on and dressed for it. ” This year, the theme of the festival is fairy tales. There are princes, princesses and other characters […]

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    Hit and Run Victim Declared Dead from Injuries

    SCRANTON — The woman critically injured in a hit and run crash in Scranton has been declared dead. According to the coroner, Betty Sawkulich, 32, of Scranton died Thursday from her injuries after she was hit last week. The mother of seven was hit and severely injured crossing South Main Avenue on February 4. Police arrested Tiffany Timko, of Hazleton, a few days later. Timko faces a list of charges including driving without a license from a previous DUI. There […]

  • Public Gets Some Answers About Missing Money In Lackawaxen Township

    LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP — Lackawaxen Township officials say it should never happen again. They were joined by state police at a township meeting Monday night to explain to taxpayers how $220,000 was allegedly swiped from the community in the Hawley area. “This situation is one where obviously it is a trauma to the community because public trust has been violated,” said Lt. Chris Paris of the state police out of the Blooming Grove barracks. Former township secretary Shawn Roe is accused […]

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    Eric Frein Has New Attorney

    The man accused in ambushing state troopers in September has a new attorney, who is no stranger to difficult capital cases. Eric Frein is behind bars in the Poconos, accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously injuring another in an ambush attack at the State Police Blooming Grove barracks in September. It is s a case that grabbed national attention and led to a 48-day manhunt in the woods of the Poconos. Now, attorney Bill Ruzzo of Luzerne […]


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