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
  • Business Booms For Vegan Café This Thanksgiving

    SCRANTON — “We basically take the traditional Thanksgiving meal and veganize it, so a lot of the things are traditional!” Things were busy at eden-a vegan cafe in downtown Scranton. Owner Christian Pilosi has been cooking up a storm for days now. He is prepping nearly 50 vegan Thanksgiving feasts for his customers. “Instead of the turkey we do a tofurkey roast, so it’s one of the major companies, been around a really long time. It’s made out of wheat […]

  • While Others Struggle, One Mall Near Hazleton Prospers This Season

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — This holiday shopping season, retail experts predict that once again, shoppers will mostly make their purchases online. It comes during an era of declining and closing shopping malls, but Laurel Mall near Hazleton is bucking the national trend. Mall managers say Laurel Mall is at 100 percent capacity and at the end of the week, 16 holiday vendors will also set up shop inside the mall. “I’ve been in the mall 15 years. The 100 percent occupancy […]

  • Former NFL Player Helps Tackle Drug Issues In Schuylkill County

    TAMAQUA — Tamaqua Area’s Athletic Center was filled with folks looking for answers about how to battle the drug epidemic Thursday night. “I’m clueless when it comes to the drug scene, you know? I don’t know what’s out there, so,” said Claudia Krell of Tamaqua. “I want to help people understand drugs and drug addicts. Addiction is dangerous and taking over a lot of peoples’ lives,” said John Welfel of Tamaqua. Among the speakers was former NFL player Vance Johnson; […]

  • Another Big Bust on I-80 in Montour County

    MONTOUR COUNTY — State police have made another big drug bust on Interstate 80 in Montour County. “It seems fairly par for the course at this point. This is I think the sixth or seventh fairly significant drug bust we’ve seen here in Montour on Interstate 80 by state police in the last four or five months. At this point, it’s becoming fairly routine,” said Montour County District Attorney Angela Mattis. State police have a unit called SHIELD. Troopers are […]

  • Doctor Charged with DUI, Endangering a Patient

    BLOOMSBURG — Dr. Ananda Panikkar of the Bloomsburg area is accused of driving and working under the influence. According to arrest papers, the anesthesiologist was called into Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital back in July to supervise a surgery. On his way home, he was stopped by police who say the doctor was swerving on the road. Cops say Dr. Panikkar failed a sobriety test and had a blood alcohol concentration of .28 percent; that’s more than three times the legal limit. […]

  • Nanticoke Man Dies After Alleged Kidnapping, Beating

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Charles Eget, known as Charlie, had a heart of gold. Family and friends say the 64 year old from Nanticoke would help anyone in need. State police say that generous spirit led to his death. On October 20, Eget was outside D’s Diner in Plains Township when a man approached and asked him for a ride. Eget was a regular at the diner. “He was a nice guy. I guess he was retired. He came in here all the time. He […]

  • Veterans Day Weekend NFL Boycott in Plains Township

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — There are more than half a dozen televisions inside the Polish American Veterans club in Plains Township. This Veterans Day weekend, none of the screens will show NFL games. The club’s leaders voted unanimously to boycott the NFL this weekend. “I think it’s something we need to do. We need to support our veterans, you know. What we have in this country the reason we have it is because of our veterans. They’re the ones who in […]

  • Bloomsburg Area Teen: Victim of Sex Ring?

    MONTOUR TOWNSHIP — Police say 19-year-old Corinna Slusser has been missing for more than a month. Slusser is from Montour Township near Bloomsburg. According to social media accounts, she’s a college student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she is studying marketing, but officials with the university say they have no record of her being enrolled there. Investigators say Slusser disappeared in the New York City area after she was assaulted by a man from Harlem who has ties to […]

  • Powell Declares Victory in Lackawanna County DA Race

    DICKSON CITY — Democratic nominee Mark Powell has declared victory in the race for district attorney of Lackawanna County. For the first time in 50 years, a Democrat is poised to take the district attorney position in Lackawanna County. Attorney Mark Powell says he is ready to lead. “I am honored and humbled to be your next district attorney!” At a restaurant in Dickson City, he thanked his supporters during the tight race and promised to crack down on the […]

  • Deadly Shooting in Pike County

    DINGMAN TOWNSHIP -- One person is dead and another is hospitalized after a shooting in Pike County, according to the district attorney.

  • Doctors Approved to Certify Patients for Medical Marijuana

    LUZERNE COUNTY — More than 100 doctors have been approved as practitioners who are able to certify patients for medical marijuana. State health officials call it a huge development. “We will get medical marijuana to patients within the next six months. We are one step closer, one step closer,” said Pennsylvania’s Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine. So far, 14 doctors in northeastern and central Pennsylvania are on the list of approved practitioners, including Dr. Richard Blum, a doctor of internal medicine […]

  • Halloween Night Scares Up Pizza Sales

    SCRANTON — On Halloween night, it seems ghosts, goblins, and ghouls are hungry for more than just sweets. They want dough and sauce and bubbling cheese, like the kind they serve at Fratelli’s Pizza and Pasta House in Scranton. “Halloween night the past couple of years has become very busy with pizza, so a lot of people are throwing parties for their kids and actually a lot of grown-up parties, as well and they just come in and they’re ordering […]