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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 four children.

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    New Campaign To Stop Child Shootings

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Five children have been accidentally shot so far this year in Pennsylvania and there is a new campaign to help keep children safe. In March, a two-year-old boy in Montoursville shot himself with a loaded .45 caliber gun. Zackary Lee survived. According to statistics, there have been 25 deaths nationwide so far this year as a result of unintentional child shootings folks Newswatch 16 spoke with said that is 25 deaths too many. The groups Everytown for […]

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    Commonwealth Health to End Hospice Services

    SCRANTON — For more than a century, under different names, there has been hospice service in Scranton. Hospice is care of the very sick, especially the terminally ill. Commonwealth Health, which runs Regional Hospital of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, will end its hospice services on June 30. In a statement, heath officials said, “…the volume of patients served has become so small that we cannot sustain the service.” According to Commonwealth Health, there are enough other hospice providers in […]

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    Gaughan Edges out Tonkin in Tight Race for Pike County District Attorney

    PIKE COUNTY — The race for district attorney in Pike County was a contentious one and unofficial results show the challenger came out on top. Republican incumbent Ray Tonkin may have lost the primary to challenger Kelley Gaughan, but he says it’s too soon to tell if he’s out of the race completely. His supporters gathered at the Boathouse Restaurant in Pike County and for hours waited as the returns slowly trickled in. Then, after midnight, they learned Gaughan had […]

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    Throop Woman Charged After World War II Markers Stolen

    THROOP — A woman was arrested and charged in Lackawanna County in connection with the theft of veterans markers Monday, just one week before Memorial Day. Police said they found 14 World War II veterans markers in the home of Susan Margotta, 47, of Throop. 13 were bronze and one was aluminum. Police said they were at the home to talk to Margotta about a different matter when they noticed the rods from the markers on her floor. “After further […]

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    Locals React After Boston Marathon Death Penalty Decision

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — It was a day that forever changed the nation: April 15, 2013. Two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260. Jim Moran of Lackawanna County was right there as a marathon security guard near the site of the blasts. “We always remember what we did that day,” he said about himself and his fellow security guards. Moran helped fire, police, and ambulance crews in the […]

  • Cold Case: Investigators Release Updated Photos, Hope To Crack Case

    CARBON COUNTY—It was December 20, 1976 when police said three suitcases were tossed from this bridge over the Lehigh River on the Carbon-Luzerne County border. Inside, they said were the body parts of a young woman, horribly mutilated and the body of her unborn baby girl. “A good friend of mine, I believe he was fishing under the Interstate 80 bridge and he found a suitcase that had a dismembered body in it. It was a shock to him and […]

  • Temps Take Sudden Tumble

    SCRANTON — The summer-like weather of the past few days is gone, a sudden end to the unseasonably warm weather. With temperatures dipping below 50 degrees, the North Pocono Trojan baseball team shivered through a windy practice Wednesday afternoon. “Coaches today said we went from spring to fall. We missed summer. We had three days of summer, those days of 80s, seemed like three days of summer,” said Coach Brian Jardine. “Now, it’s like winter all over again,” said senior […]

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    Student Suing Misericordia University Officials After Failing to Pass Course

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — A nursing student is suing some Misericordia University officials after she failed to pass a course twice. Jennifer Burbella of Stroudsburg said school officials failed to abide by federal law. Burbella was enrolled at Misericordia University in Luzerne County, but her attorney said because of disabilities including anxiety, depression, and stress, she needed help. Harry McGrath specializes in education law, representing students, families, teachers, and administrators. “She has some disabilities and under section 504 of The Americans […]

  • Ugly Side of Nail Beauty Business

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The business of being beautiful has an ugly side and a recent investigation and crackdown may have you thinking twice before you visit a nail salon. New York State is cracking down on measures to protect workers at salons after a New York Times investigation that revealed major health risks: nail salon workers affected with cancers, miscarriages, children with birth defects, skin issues, lung problems, and more. Health officials and scientists have linked the nail polishes, solvents, […]

  • Saying Goodbye To Mary, Lame Goose Tavern Owner Retires at 97

    MINERSVILLE — Folks gathered at a long-time business in Schuylkill County Friday night to say goodbye to the owner. For 58 years, Mary Wernosky has called Lame Goose Tavern in Minersville home. She runs the tavern on South Street in the borough and lives above it. She and her husband opened the business after he returned from World War II. In fact, it is named for him. “My husband was in the Battle of the Bulge and he got shrapnel […]


    ‘I want to grieve the loss of my son,’ Mother Charged in Baby’s Death Speaks

    SCRANTON — A couple was charged in the death of their 5-week-old baby Thursday. In an emotional interview, the mother of that child called it a horrible tragedy. Amanda Salvatori of Scranton had tears in her eyes as she spoke outside the Lackawanna County Courthouse in Scranton. Salvatori and her fiance, Anthony Donvito, 26, of Scranton, are charged in connection with their infant son’s death. They were arrested and arraigned Thursday. According to investigators, the two had taken painkillers the […]

  • Flower Tent Thieves Hit Place Three Times In Wilkes-Barre Township

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Police in Wilkes-Barre Township are investigating after a series of thefts at a flower tent along Blackman Street. The folks at The Flower Tent said the days before Mother’s Day are their busiest. The colorful blooms on display are attracting lots of customers and also, crooks. Friday night, Saturday night, and again Monday night thieves took off with small sets, hanging baskets, even big planters, totaling hundreds of dollars. “They took a pallet off the table and […]


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