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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
  • Allied Services To Halt Free Van Service

    SCRANTON — Allied Services is a non-profit that serves thousands of people in northeastern and central Pennsylvania with rehab, developmental, and other services. Hundreds of patients who use Allied’s 13 out-patient rehab facilities have free transportation to and from those locations, but that is soon coming to an end. In a statement to Newswatch 16, spokesperson Jim Brogna for Allied said the free van transportation will stop at the end of November. “Regrettably it is no longer economically viable to […]

  • Police Say Flynn “Acted Like a Hero”

    HARRISBURG — “Everything happened so quickly, shots were fired, they were almost simultaneous, ,the representative fired two rounds and the juvenile suspect fired one round,” said Sgt. Gabriel Olivera of the Harrisburg Police Department. Police in Harrisburg say State Representative Marty Flynn acted like a hero. Flynn said he was walking home from dinner with fellow lawmaker Representative Ryan Bizzaro, when some teens approached and tried to rob them. Flynn said one of those teenagers pulled a gun and fired […]

  • Should a Child Be Locked up with Adults?

    WAYNE COUNTY — 10-year-old Tristen Kurilla is locked up inside the Wayne County Correctional Facility. The child is charged as an adult with criminal homicide. “I think he just thinks he’s going for an overnight like any other time. I don’t know if he understands where he’s going or where he’s being housed,” said defense attorney Bernie Brown. Investigators said Kurilla hit a 90-year-old woman at his grandfather’s home over the weekend, killing her. According to court papers, Kurilla admitted […]

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    Leaf Peeping in Jim Thorpe

    JIM THORPE — Autumn is one of the most popular times of the year to visit Jim Thorpe in Carbon County. According to the locals, as the trees explode with color, tourists by the thousands flock to the area. “I love it. It’s quaint. It’s low key. The people are neat, really really nice people and it’s just beautiful,” said Steve Shultz of Lebanon. The annual Foliage Festival comes the first three weekends of every October in Jim Thorpe as […]

  • Hotel Building in Benton Condemned, Tenants Forced out

    BENTON — People who live at the Hotel Hess building in Benton, Columbia County are in shock. Some have already moved out of their apartments on Main Street. Others have not even begun to pack their things. “If I get throwed out, [I'll] go to my mother’s ’til I get some place to go,” said tenant Joe Hess. The building was condemned this week. County housing officials said the place is infested with bedbugs and there may be other problems, […]

  • Affidavit and News Conference Reveal New Info on Frein Search

    PIKE COUNTY — “Every so often true evil rears its ugly head and we must deal with it.” That is what State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens had to say at a news conference in Blooming Grove Township Wednesday afternoon. In one of the most informative conferences yet, investigators revealed new details about Eric Matthew Frein and the search to find him in the woods of northeastern Pennsylvania. “The bottom line is this: now Frein is a fugitive who we […]

  • Is Selinsgrove Really Dangerous? Residents Say No

    SELINSGROVE — According to the latest study by Home Security Shield, Selinsgrove is one of the most dangerous communities in the Keystone State. Number one is Chester, followed by Ambridge, New Castle, McKees Rocks, Harrisburg, and then York. Number seven is Selinsgrove, a borough of about 5,700 people in Snyder County. “No way, nope,” reacted one resident. “I actually thought it must be a joke and then the more I read, the more I realized it wasn’t just an overt […]

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    Sniper Book: What Eric Frein May Have Studied

    MONROE COUNTY — State police believe Eric Matthew Frein is hiding in the woods of Monroe and Pike counties. They believe he is armed, has perhaps booby-trapped the woods, and may be behaving like a sniper. Investigators said they have already found and seized an AK-47 and ammo from the woods, as well as food supplies and several pipe bombs. State police say they have found soiled diapers, which they believe Frein is using to stay in one position for […]


    Burglary Spree Causes Fear For Some in Lackawanna County

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Police in Lackawanna County said in the course of a few hours Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, burglars made fast work of half a dozen businesses, including Scoop’s Ice Cream in Moosic. “I had come over here and found that my window was broken and they entered through the broken window,” said owner Karen Pinnell. “It’s scary, it’s scary because you’re afraid to leave your business at night, you don’t know what’s going to happen and this […]

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    Game Commission Bans Hunting in Frein Search Area

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State officials call it a rare move. By executive order, hunting and trapping are temporarily banned in seven townships in the Poconos as law enforcement continue to comb the woods for suspected killer Eric Frein. Those townships are Price, Barrett, and Paradise in Monroe County and Blooming Grove, Greene, Porter, and Lehman in Pike County. Officials believe it is just too dangerous for hunters to be in those woods with Frein still on the loose. Frein is […]

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    Scranton Commuter Tax Shot Down, People React

    SCRANTON — The proposed Scranton commuter tax has been struck down. On Tuesday a judge ruled the tax, which would have applied to non-city residents working in Scranton, was unfair. In his ruling, the judge said the tax should have applied to everyone working in the city, regardless of their address. “I agree 100 percent, yeah,” said Bob Creller of Mayfield. “I think that’s better because a lot of people are quitting Scranton jobs and it’s hard to find more […]

  • Residents Hoping Police Are Closer to Finding Frein

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — It`s now the third week of the search for suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein. “They keep saying they have him cornered so I hope they get him,” said Denise Soehngen of East Stroudsburg. State police have shifted their search along Route 390 in the Mountainhome area of Monroe County. “I`m hoping that this change means he`s actually going to be found,” said Darlene Fylstra of Barrett Township. Law enforcement searched an area near the closed Barrett […]


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