School Closings & Delays

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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    Snow Sticks in Schuylkill County

    CASS TOWNSHIP — The flakes were falling in Cass Township near Minersville Tuesday afternoon and evening. People were out clearing nearly half a foot of snow that had already fallen. Most of northeastern and central Pennsylvania only had to deal with an inch perhaps a little more this week, but the southern part of Schuylkill County was harder hit. “It seems to be more up here in the Schuylkill County area than anywhere else I’ve been in Berks County, Lebanon […]

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    Clarks Summit Couple Aboard Cruise Ship Damaged by Storm

    CLARKS SUMMIT — “It was a whirlwind of a 24 hours.” It was supposed to be a tropical getaway for Brian and Jennifer Ebersole of Clarks Summit. The couple was celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, Jennifer’s birthday, and Valentine’s Day with a cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s ship, Anthem of the Seas. Newswatch 16 spoke with Brian Ebersole by phone “I pretty much roll with the punches and figure every day is a new adventure. This is just an adventure I […]

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    Pre-Game Preps for Super Bowl at Local Businesses

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The Super Bowl warm-up is underway at Windsor Inn in Jermyn. For weeks now, they’ve been preparing by mixing up and packaging 560 gallons of wing sauce, hundreds of containers of blue cheese, and storing three tons of chicken wings for Super Bowl Sunday. “I come in at three in the morning. I don’t get done until like 7 in the evening,” said kitchen manager Bob Hunt. Americans are expected to chow down on 1.3 billion chicken […]

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    Without Current State Budget, Wolf to Deliver Next Year’s Budget Proposal

    WILKES-BARRE — Governor Tom Wolf is already revealing parts of his 2016-2017 proposed budget, including a $60 million increase to early childhood education. The governor is scheduled to reveal that budget in Harrisburg on Tuesday. It will be the first time in recent history a governor has given a budget address without a current budget. “The entire state government should feel embarrassed about the current condition of the state’s fiscal house. That it’s the responsibility of government, our representatives in […]


    Big Game for Susquehanna Community High School Senior

    SUSQUEHANNA — Sean Branning of Susquehanna is a senior at Susquehanna Community High School. He has Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism. He loves basketball and is on the team at Susquehanna. He’s played basketball for years, but Tuesday night was perhaps the most special game of his life. “The situation played out completely spur of the moment and the Elk Lake coach sent the seniors from Elk Lake back in with Sean. They’ve become very good friends and the video […]

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    Hazleton Council Approves Tax Increase to Hire More Police

    HAZLETON — City council members voted Tuesday night to approve a tax increase to fund two to three more city police officers. The meeting was packed with residents demanding a safer city. “I served in Iraq where I was wounded, when I came back I actually felt safer in a war zone than the community to which I lived,” said resident John Leonard. “This has become the symbol of Hazleton, OK? This is the heroin addicts that are coming in […]

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    The Thaw in Schuylkill County

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Recent mild weather and rain in the forecast this week has some worried about flooding. Schuylkill County was hit hard by a winter storm more than a week ago that dumped about 2 feet in most spots. In Schuylkill Haven, crews hauled a lot of the snow to recreation fields. “If this is all the snow we get for the winter, I’m happy with it. It’s melting slowly, but it’s melting,” said Tex Courtney of Auburn. The […]

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    Residents Surprised and Upset As Investigation Shifts to Canton Area

    CANTON — As the investigation into a violent home invasion near Montoursville in Lycoming County shifts to Bradford County, people living in a normally quiet community are shocked by it all. Brian Vroman and Michael Houseweart of Canton were both arrested and charged with holding Gary and Linda Inch at gunpoint inside the couple’s home near Montoursville early Wednesday. Investigators say the men robbed the couple, bound them and torched their home. Police say Linda Inch managed to escape and […]

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    Years After Flood, Protection Project To Start in Duryea

    DURYEA — State officials announced a plan to build a new flood wall starting next week in Duryea, a community hit hard by flooding in 2011, when the nearby Lackawanna River flooded its banks. “It was horrible. It’s the first time, I’m 54-years old and never ever seen Duryea looking like it did back then. If they’re not going to fix the river, it’s not worth being down here because your house isn’t worth anything,” said Joanne Vanness of Duryea. […]

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    In Pottsville and Minersville, the Big Dig Continues

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — The weekend storm dumped a whopping two feet of snow in most of Schuylkill County, making a big mess. “The dig-out is ridiculous, because can’t nobody get in or out and a small town like this, you really can’t get out or in,” said Stephana Bivens, of Pottsville. The flakes have stopped falling. Now, the big dig is underway. “Oh my God! Definitely a lot of work! I made my brothers dig everything out, so,” said Tiffany […]

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    Winter Storm Stirs Up Travel Troubles

    AVOCA — Across the Northeast, airlines have canceled thousands of flights because of the winter storm. “We were scheduled for Philly and because of the weather, we decided to shift over to Charlotte. It wasn’t calling for much weather there, maybe an inch of snow. With all the ice in Charlotte, we had to switch from American Airlines to Delta,” said Chris Scoda of Pittston. At the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International airport, Newswatch 16 found travelers grateful to have arrived home just […]

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    Investigators: Love Triangle Led to Trio Getting Caught in Casino Scam

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Investigators say it’s a scheme that went on for nearly a year, from May 2014 to April of last year at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County. Rochelle Poszeluznyj, a beverage server in the casino, Robert Pellegrini, vice president of player development, and a third man, Mark Heltzel, are charged with swindling the casino out of nearly half a million dollars and recent court papers reveal new information about the connections between the three and how investigators […]


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