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
  • Bathroom Peeper In Pike County

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP—Caitland Williams, 22, of Lords Valley is charged with sexual abuse of children by recording, attempted child pornography and more. State police say he used a cell phone to record women and kids in the women’s bathroom at the Dunkin Donuts and Xtra Mart in Blooming Grove Township from November 2015 through December of 2015. “Lock him up and throw the key away. What the hell’s wrong with our society today? That’s my attitude towards it, lock him […]

  • Two People Charged for Role in Deadly Fire

    HAZLETON — Two people were arrested Wednesday evening for a murder in Hazleton last year. Police say Thomas McQueen, 65,  and Alice Reimiller, 53,  torched a building that resulted in one man’s death. The two were arraigned Wednesday night. The pair are charged with second degree murder, arson, and other related charges. The fire back in March ripped through a rooming house on East Mine Street. Police say McQueen and Reimiller are responsible for the death of Gordon Wanser who died […]

  • PennDOT Worker Tries to Help Injured Bald Eagle

    WEST PENN TOWNSHIP — Thomas Rogal is a PennDOT maintenance manager in Schuylkill County. He was on his way to work Tuesday morning when he spotted something dark in the middle of Route 443 near Tamaqua. He looked closer and saw it was a bald eagle. It was alive but injured. Rogal says he parked his car, put on a flashing yellow light, lit some flares, and stood protecting the bird while emergency workers were called. A co-worker joined him, […]

  • Despite Storms, State Little League Tourney Continues

    BENTON TOWNSHIP — The state Little League tournament in Fleetville, Benton Township has been anything but easy to keep going this week due to Monday’s devastating storms. Mother Nature pummeled Tom Kilmer Field where the teams are playing this week, leaving a sopping wet, muddy field and players and fans running for cover. “I had a couple extra kids jump into the car with me because it was the closest and the winds got crazy. It started to hail. I […]

  • Flooding Woes in Danville Area

    DANVILLE — In Montour County, the Danville area was hit hard by Monday’s storms. After hours of rain, waters were raging in Mauses Creek outside Danville, running high and muddy. “It rained! It poured! Quarter after 3 it started, and it just let up!” said Helen Moll of Valley Township. Route 11 outside of Danville was closed for a time after a mudslide left debris on the roadway. An entrance to Geisinger near Danville was closed off because of flooding. […]

  • Injuries Reported After Explosion, Fire at Modern Gas Facility

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Crews are on the scene of a fire following a reported explosion at a gas company in Luzerne County. The first call came in just after 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Modern Gas Sales on Glendale Road, a.k.a. Route 502, in Pittston Township. #BREAKING:Explosion at Modern Gas Sales in Pittston TWP. Owners walking up to the scene. Nearby homes evacuated, burn victims reported @WNEP pic.twitter.com/vY0bUwsLOe — Carolyn Blackburne (@cblackburne) July 21, 2017   Major fire with injuries reported […]

  • Storms Bring Damage To Lackawanna County

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The storms came quickly in Scranton and other parts of Lackawanna County late Thursday afternoon, bringing heavy rains, strong wind and lightning, too. “It was bad for like 20-25 minutes,” said Walter Telech of Archbald. Mulberry Street from Wyoming Avenue to Penn Avenue in the city was closed because of leaning utility poles and lines. The road was also closed on part of North Main Avenue because a tree fell on utility lines. On Blair Avenue in […]

  • Pilot Dead After Plane Crashes In Bradford County

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — The plane is deep in the woods near Towanda, just a few miles from the Bradford County Airport. Federal officials are now investigating what led to this deadly crash. “It was a small aircraft, single engine, we do not know the exact flight pattern, everything is still under investigation in that regard,” said Thomas Carman, the Bradford County Coroner. People who live nearby say they heard the plane’s engine stall just before the crash. According to fire […]

  • Turnpike Tolls Going Up Again

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced a six-percent toll hike for next year. According to the commission, the increase along most stretches of the turnpike takes effect on January 7, 2018. The most common toll will increase from $1.23 to $1.30 for E-ZPass users and from $1.95 to $2.10 for cash customers. Rates are also going up for larger, commercial vehicles. There have been several increases on the turnpike since 2009, and the state auditor general warns it may soon be […]

  • Hail, Street Flooding from Storms in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE — Stormy weather hit parts of Luzerne County Monday afternoon with strong winds, hail, and downpours. The rains came hard and fast, flooding city streets and trapping drivers in their vehicles in Wilkes-Barre. Schiel’s Family Market on Hanover Street was flooded with more than six inches of water. “During the height of this storm, one of the challenges was here at Schiel’s Supermarket where there were about 30 customers stuck. Due to the high water, we just had to […]

  • Camp Bisco Draws Some Controversy

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — It’s that time of year again: Camp Bisco. The three-day camping music festival on Montage Mountain is in full swing. This is the third year Camp Bisco has been held on the mountain. “It’s like vacation for adults, kind of. It’s like vacation for kids that are trying to adult or adults that are trying to be kids,” said Brent from Virginia. The festival draws crowds of music lovers and controversy, too. Early Wednesday morning, a man […]

  • Consultant: Don’t Close or Merge Any State Universities

    MANSFIELD — Keep Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities open. That’s what officials heard Wednesday from a special consultant who studied the troubled state system of higher education. “It definitely makes everybody feel a lot more at ease about where their job is going to be,” said Michelle Rohl, a staff member at Mansfield University. Earlier this year, the chancellor of the state system of higher education warned big changes had to be made because of sharp cuts in state funding and […]