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
  • Broad Daylight Burglaries in South Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Neighbors are on alert in south Wilkes-Bare after several homes and vehicles were broken into during broad daylight. “It’s really scary, you know? This is a quiet neighborhood. We have families here. We’re close to the school. It’s something I don’t want to leave for work and think about,” said Jose Molina of Wilkes-Barre. A home on Plymouth Avenue and one on Lawrence Street were recently burglarized, both during the afternoon. On Lawrence Street, a neighbor’s security camera […]

  • Strike Looms in Dallas School District

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Yet another negotiation session ended late Tuesday afternoon without an agreement between the teachers union and Dallas School District officials. The teachers have been without a contract since September of 2015. A strike is scheduled for Friday. “The proposal we gave the district today was fair, reasonable, and affordable. We have the numbers. We have the budget. We have their annual report. We know what’s fair,” said John Holland of the PSEA. “I absolutely do not want […]

  • Smoky Fire at Luzerne County Scrap Yard

    HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP — Black smoke billowed from General Scrap Yard off Route 11 Monday afternoon. At one point, that smoke could be seen from more than 20 miles away. “We heard the ba-boom, ba-boom and then we called the fire department. It was on fire,” said Florence George of Hunlock Township. Fire crews from several departments rushed in, filling tanker after tanker to douse the flames. Harry Haas owns a building nearby. “My wife was on her way to go […]

  • Body Found near Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP -- A body was found in a wooded area near Mount Carmel.

  • Melissa Scholl Retrial Underway; Son Takes Stand

    WILKES-BARRE — Melissa Scholl has been here before: on trial in Luzerne County Court accused of trying to kill herself and her two young children. Her first trial in June ended with a deadlocked jury and a mistrial. Her retrial began this week and opening statements were made Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say in December of 2015, Scholl took a hose from her exhaust pipe and fed it into her car with her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter in the backseat. […]

  • In a Quiet South Montrose Field, Memories of a Dark Day

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — Sixteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the nation remembered, and those gathered on a field in South Montrose promised to never forget. “It feels like yesterday. When you see it on TV, it just brings back all the memories of that day,” said Barbara Summers of Hallstead. Doug Evans of Great Bend had his Harley specially painted with the twin towers so he would never forget. “It’s hard to believe that it was that long ago, and […]

  • Who Turned Out The Lights? Small Explosion, Fire and Power Outages in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Friday was a busy day for Wilkes-Barre firefighters and PPL crews, too. First, came a call just before noon that power was out at University Towers in the city, where hundreds of Wilkes University students live. A student was stuck in an elevator because the power was out, as it turned out, power was out at more than 200 homes and businesses in the area. “I mean taking the stairs up ten flights isn’t fun,” said Wilkes University […]

  • Soggy Start to Luzerne County Fair

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — Opening night of the Luzerne County Fair was soggy and cool, and organizers are hoping the next few days of unsettled weather don’t hurt attendance. Northeastern and central Pennsylvania have been hit by rain, remnants of the monster storm Harvey, and it’s possible more unsettled weather could come this way from Hurricane Irma, poised to soon slam Florida. “It doesn’t look very good over the next couple of days, next couple of weeks with the hurricanes coming, […]

  • Police Search for Mailbox Miscreant in Carbon County

    LEHIGHTON — Police in the Lehighton area are searching for a mail thief after they discovered a sticky substance and some dropped checks. Police say from Thursday, August 31 to Friday, September 1, the crook used a sticky substance, maybe glue, inside a mailbox at the Lehighton Post Office, making sure letters didn’t drop down when folks tried to mail them. Investigators believe that person or people stole mail, looking for checks or cash. “I just think it’s terrible and […]

  • Two Northwest Area Employees Charged With Hurting Students

    HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP—State police have just charged 56-year old Scotty Kline of Benton and 68-year old Susan Bobersky of Shickshinny with crimes related to hurting two young boys. According to an online profile, Kline has been an elementary school teacher at Northwest Area for more than a decade. Troopers say in May, Kline grabbed a 9-year old boy by the arm in school and pushed him roughly up against a wall, hurting the child. State police say the injury was photographed […]

  • West Pittston Flood Victims Talk About Hurricane Harvey

    WEST PITTSTON—Thousands have been devastated, more than 20 are dead and the floodwaters continue to rage in Texas. It’s an unprecedented storm. In the months to come, there will be struggles to make repairs and rebuild. It’s something Bob Trusavage of West Pittston knows a lot about: the hopelessness of being a flood victim. His home was ravaged by flooding in 2011. “You have the most hopeless feeling you could ever have, it’s almost worthy of losing your mind because […]

  • Baking up a Storm to Help Hurricane Victims

    DUNMORE — Lola Dessert Shoppe in Dunmore is full of jewel colored sweets called macarons, a French dessert that comes in all sorts of flavors. But at this shop, there are now special red, white, and blue ones on sale to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. “I have family in Texas right now. Luckily they weren’t affected as bad as some people but just watching the news, I wanted to do something,” said shop owner and baker Kallista Pluciennik. Pluciennik […]