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.

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    New Veterans Court Program in District Court in Lackawanna County

    CLARKS SUMMIT—There is a brand new veteran’s court program in Lackawanna County aimed at getting vets help earlier. “We’re sending them to a war zone or a police action at a young age, they’re traumatized. Some of them are ashamed to ask for help, some of them are afraid to ask for help,” said Herman Johnson of Clarks Summit Borough Council and a veteran’s court mentor. There’s already a special veterans court in Lackawanna County. It was the first in […]

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    Sickly Bear Cub on Mend in Poconos

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A sickly bear cub found wandering alone in Northampton County this week is now on the mend in the Poconos. “He was one sorry little guy. We weighed him. He was eight pounds. He was a mess.” The 5-month-old cub is at Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center near Stroudsburg. “Some people had called us that the bear had been wandering from door-to-door crying and just not in a good state,” said Katherine Uhler, director of the center. […]

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    Pohopoco Drive Opening ‘Not Soon Enough’

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — After more than two years, a construction project in Carbon County is coming to an end. Since 2014, part of Pohopoco Drive in Franklin Township has been closed. A detour has been in place as a nearby turnpike bridge was being replaced, but turnpike officials say the end is near. The bridge will be done and the road reopened before the Fourth of July. “You had a lot of people stopping asking how to get to the […]

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    State Police Remind Parents To Be Aware of Children’s Safety in Vehicles

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Two girls, a second grader and a kindergartner, died after two violent crashes. Now, state police are warning parents to be more vigilant about their children’s safety in vehicles. Brooke Piemonte, age 6, died in a Pike County crash last week. State police believe the kindergartner wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Amailey Gonzalez died from her injuries after a wreck Friday night in Luzerne County. Investigators say she wasn’t in a booster seat. “I definitely thought of […]

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    16th Annual Black and Blue Ball Draws Crowd To Mohegan Sun Pocono

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Hundreds gathered for the 16th annual Black and Blue Ball to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ball was held at Mohegan Sun Pocono Friday night. Money raised goes to help local adults and children with neuromuscular diseases, paying for medical supplies, research, and therapies and allowing kids affected by those diseases to go to a special summer camp. “This is the 16th annual Scranton Black and Blue Ball. It’s black tie, blue jeans, so you get […]


    Robber in Poconos May Have Been Wearing Clown Mask

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — State police fanned out to search for clues after the Wayne Bank in Middle Smithfield Township was robbed around 1 p.m. Thursday. Emergency officials say the robber may have been wearing a clown mask. “Now that, I don’t know about that! I’m not too sure about that! I guess it’s different. I don’t know,” laughed Tracey Jennings of Easton who walks in the area frequently. “I didn’t come across anybody like that lately, but I’ll keep my eye out,” laughed […]

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    Lawmakers Say Law Will Curb Repeat Drunk Drivers

    STROUDSBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that could require first-time convicted drunk drivers to use ignition interlocks. State lawmakers say it’s a bill that will save lives, and Governor Wolf is expected to sign it soon. The state bill would allow convicted drunk drivers with an illegal blood alcohol concentration of .10 or higher to use ignition interlocks in their vehicles, instead of having a one-year license suspension. The devices used to be required only for repeat offenders. The […]

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    In Pittston Area, Budget Woes and a Fired Teacher

    YATESVILLE — Tension ran high at the Pittston Area school board work session and meeting Tuesday night. The district business manager, Al Melone, presented details of the 2016/2017 budget, which he calls the worst and most serious he’s ever seen. The $47 million budget plan has a proposed 3.3 percent tax hike approved by the board. A property owner with a home assessed at $100,000 would pay $48 more a year for a total of about $1,498.00 per year. Melone […]

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    Experts Working to Identify Human Remains

    MILFORD TOWNSHIP — Investigators now say they’re treating a case of human remains found on a farm in Pike County as a homicide. The discovery was made Sunday in the area where searchers were looking for a missing teenager. A forensic team arrived on scene Monday at Foster Hill Farm near Milford to help try to identify the remains. Troopers said the search for 17-year-old Leanna Walker continues, but for the time being is focused here. The Pike County coroner […]

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    Business Owner Gives Woman ‘Second Chance,’ Says She Stole From Him

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Dan Droppa has owned Aldenville Log and Lumber in Wayne County for a decade, but he says what’s happened to him is one of the worst things he’s ever experienced. “It’s just a hard, miserable thing to go through, but it had to be done.” Jeannie Brooks of Prompton is charged with stealing more than $23,000 from Droppa’s company during the time two-and-a-half years she worked there. “I blame myself, but she was so clever in doing the books and everything […]


    Smoke Seen All Over Wyoming Valley

    Smoke billowed across the Wyoming Valley Thursday afternoon, drifting miles north. The smoky haze came from a brush fire in lower Luzerne County and a controlled burn in Carbon County, according to fire officials. “So much smoke coming this way, like you couldn’t even really breathe. Seriously, my eyes were blurry. I was asking them, ‘is there smoke out here or is it just being blurry?’ and it was blurry to your face,” said Tarchsa Wallace of Scranton. People from […]

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    Brush Fires Cover Luzerne, Lackawanna Valleys in Smoke

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Brush fires burning in Luzerne County are creating smoky conditions in a large area of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. A huge cloud of smoke covered most of the Wyoming and Lackawanna valleys Thursday afternoon. The smoke apparently started from two brush fires near Hazleton, but made it as far as Lackawanna County. A fire started sometime during school hours Thursday at the Hazleton Career Center. Crews do not yet know what caused the fire. Firefighters believe a […]


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