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 Susquehanna County, Walkers In A Winter Wonderland

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP— “I keep thinking about it. Keep saying, we really did a good job on this one.” There’s a special holiday display outside Gracious Living Estates near Montrose. Santa, his eight reindeer and Rudolph. But Santa doesn’t have a sleigh. He’s got a red wheelchair and the reindeer? They’re walkers. “We have a lot of walkers hanging around being that we have so many residents that use them and we just went with them, we just went with it,” […]

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    Nostalgia Draws Hundreds To Old Globe Store In Scranton

    SCRANTON — Hundreds of people watched as the former Globe Store downtown was lit with holiday lights and the doors were opened for the ScrantonMade Holiday Marketplace. The Globe has been closed for more than twenty years, but was specially reopened for the annual marketplace featuring local vendors. “It makes me excited. I was so excited I had to get here today, really exciting,” said Carol DiPietro of Olyphant who was a Globe regular, especially around the holidays when the […]

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    Decorated Potty Chair Brings Christmas Cheer in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — “I decided just on a whim to decorate it, which you can see, I did a pretty good job of.” Call it Christmas comedy–or some potty humor, if you will. A man in Wilkes-Barre’s Parsons section has started a holiday tradition of leaving a decorated potty chair on his neighbors’ properties. “People can use a good chuckle at any time of the year, really,” said Ed Gross. In 2014, Gross had heart surgery. He was sent home with […]

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    Crocheting for a Cause

    NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP — The spirit of the season is alive at The Summit Restaurant and Bar near New Milford in Susquehanna County. “I think what makes this place great is the people behind it. They have the greatest heart and soul,” said Kelly Van Auken. “It’s nice to see somebody doing something good,” said Colleen Bush. Inside the restaurant, angel ornaments hang on a Christmas tree. They are on sale for $2 each. Colleen Bush works at The Summit and […]

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    On the Hunt for a Hatchimal

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Hatchimals are interactive animal toys that hatch out of an egg, and right now, they are nearly impossible to find. People are scouring stores and the internet for the hottest holiday toy that retails for around $60, but it’s selling online for hundreds of dollars. “My cousin has a daughter and they went to go get them and they’re like nowhere to be found,” said Cara Grifonetti, a University of Scranton student from New Jersey. Newswatch 16 […]

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    In Wilkes-Barre, Police Investigate After Children Are Left Alone

    WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre police are investigating two separate cases of young children being left unattended. “I couldn’t leave my kids for a minute. Not at all. It’s either me or my wife, we don’t even have babysitters, it’s just me or her,” said Robert Solomon of Wilkes-Barre. A five-year-old was found wandering alone on Hazle Street early Thanksgiving morning. Norberto Ogando was arrested, charged with leaving the child alone so he could go to a bar. “It’s not safe. Anywhere […]

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    Thanksgiving Travel: By The Numbers

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Nearly 49 million Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Of that, 43.5 million people plan to drive to their destinations. “I think people always travel for the holidays to see families,” said Pascal Chitho of New Jersey, who stopped at a rest area in Lackawanna County Tuesday afternoon. Officials with AAA say one reason for more travelers this Thanksgiving is the economy. In the past few months, there have been rising wages, increased […]

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    In Susquehanna, Snow Totals Surprise Some

    SUSQUEHANNA — A band of lake effect snow dumped more than a foot in some parts of Susquehanna County. In some spots, the snow was quiet and serene. In others, it was loudly being cleared away with snow throwers and shovels. Craig Hubal of Susquehanna was shoveling in shorts and short-sleeves. “You stay warm moving quick, trying to get it done with daylight,” he said. People in the borough of Susquehanna measured 15 inches of snow. Some expected it. “We’re […]

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    In Part of Schuylkill County, A Water Advisory Because of Drought

    SCHUYKILL COUNTY — The Mahanoy Township Water Authority serves about 2-thousand households in the Township, Mahanoy City and the nearby Borough of Gilberton. But this year, there have been problems: construction on one reservoir and a serious lack of rain. So, Friday some folks got a message on their phones from the water authority, asking them to conserve water by not water plants, shrubs or lawns, washing their vehicles or serving water to customers in bars and restaurants unless they […]

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    Operation Yellow Jacket Set To Sting Speeders In NEPA

    LUZERNE COUNTY — The holiday travel season is upon us, a time when millions of Americans take to the highways. In northeastern Pennsylvania, interstate traffic will increase and state police say so will the odds of fatal crashes. “Two weeks ago, there were three accidents. Two on (Route) 924 here and one on the interstate right here, and a friend of mine was in it and he’s in bad shape. You know, people flying, not paying attention, on their phones,” […]

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    Holiday Shopping: A New Era?

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — It may be hard to believe, but the holiday season is nearly upon us. The Laurel Mall near Hazleton is decked out for the holidays. The lights are lit, the garland hung, the goodies on display, ready for the shopping rush. “I like to come and just mingle with people and shop in the stores so I can actually feel and try things on,” said Sueanne Begg of White Haven. A new survey by IPSOS Public Affairs […]

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    School Strike Draws Crowd At Dallas High School

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — As dozens of Dallas School District teachers walked into a work session and school board meeting Monday night, some people stood and applauded. The teachers went on strike Monday. The district superintendent says it’s the first time in the history of the school district that it has happened. Many of those at the meeting Monday night had messages for school board members. “They’ve been without a contract for 18 months and I think they’ve been very patient […]