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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    Carbon County Cuisine Boosts Local Business

    CARBON COUNTY — Carbon County’s second annual Restaurant Awareness Week is underway. Sponsored by the Carbon County Chamber and Economic Development Corporation, it’s an effort to boost local businesses. “We are so thrilled. This week we are promoting Carbon County restaurant awareness week. We want to make sure you’re going out to eat,” said Marlyn Kissner of the CCEDC. More than 20 eateries are part of restaurant week from Lake Harmony, Palmerton, Lehighton, and beyond. “If we can bring new […]

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    Wilkes-Barre Area School Board Votes to Fire 5 Teachers, Shoots Down GAR Consolidation

    WILKES-BARRE — It was a busy and emotional meeting for the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board: a major plan was shot down, teachers were fired, and a financial plan was passed. With a vote of 6 to 3, the board shot down a motion to consolidate all three district high schools, Meyers, Coughlin and G.A.R. Memorial into one new school. Because of aging and crumbling buildings, the district has already moved forward with a plan to build a new school, combining […]

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    Coroner: Man Killed in Lycoming County Barn Fire

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — A man was killed in a barn fire in Lycoming County. David Smith, 38, of Gaines died from smoke inhalation and burns, according to the coroner. There is no word on how Smith got caught in the fire. The coroner said Smith was visiting his mother’s farm along Pine Woods Road in Limestone Township near Jersey Shore when the fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. Friday. Firefighters say they had a tough time battling the flames because […]

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    Bill Clinton Stumps for Wife at Scranton High School

    SCRANTON — Former President Bill Clinton was in Scranton Thursday night to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton. To applause and cheers, Bill Clinton took the stage inside Scranton High School. He was in town to talk about his wife’s policies and why she’s the best candidate for the presidency. Pennsylvania’s primary is April 26. Hillary Clinton faces U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic nomination. “If you want to do something to make America better, you ought […]

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    ‘Heroes Behind the Headsets’ Honored in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Dispatchers at the Luzerne County 911 center are being hailed for their calm under pressure and will be receiving an award for their work last year. The 911 center is getting an outstanding service award for work back in October when an active shooter was outside a Wal-Mart near Wilkes-Barre. On October 17, 2015, the call came into the Luzerne County 911 center of an active shooter in a parking lot in Wilkes-Barre Township. “Really scary. I […]

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    Bardo Re-Sentenced to Life in Prison

    WILKES-BARRE — The death sentence of a man serving time for the murder of his 3-year-old niece was officially overturned Tuesday in Luzerne County. Michael Bardo was convicted in 1993 of raping and killing Joelle Donovan the year before. Bardo was sentenced to death but was granted a hearing on the sentence in 2012. A judge said Bardo’s attorneys failed to present evidence about abuse he suffered as a child and his mental state. The judge said a jury should […]

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    Strike Looms at Second District in Susquehanna County

    NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP — In Susquehanna County, teachers in Blue Ridge School District picketed a board meeting Monday night. Montrose Area and Blue Ridge are neighboring school districts. Teachers in Montrose Area are on strike and in a few weeks, Blue Ridge teachers could be as well. Teachers stood outside before the Blue Ridge School board meeting handing out fliers and walking with signs. They’ve been working without a contract and say if they don’t get one by April 25, […]

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    A Tribute to Coach Curry

    BERWICK — Outside of Crispin Field in Berwick, a make-shift memorial is growing for Coach George Curry. Curry passed away Friday morning. He was 71-years old. As the high school football coach with the most wins in state history, he leaves behind a legacy and a void in Berwick. “He was this town. So many kids went to college because of him, some of these kids would never have had the chance to go to the schools they did go […]


    Group Calls For LGBT Legislation in Pennsylvania

    PITTSTON — A group gathered to recognize International Transgender Day of Visibility and to push for new state legislation Thursday night. “Right now, the state of Pennsylvania has a right to discriminate against people. Most people don’t realize you can still lose your job for being gay, lesbian or transgender,” said Carl Halkyer of Northeast Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance. Halkyer and others want state lawmakers to pass a bill, currently in the House and Senate, that would protect gay and transgender […]

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    Montrose Man Charged in Crash That Injured Traffic Flagger

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — Ethan Schumacher of Montrose was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault while DUI, speeding, reckless endangerment and more in connection with a crash last year that seriously injuring a traffic flagger. On November 9, 2015, he was driving on Route 29 and Lake Avenue in Bridgewater Township when police and witnesses say Schumacher hit a traffic flagger with his vehicle, causing serious injuries. It’s a morning many who live in the area won’t soon forget. “I remember there […]

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    Man Charged with Beating Pregnant Wife in Columbia County

    BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — Adam Kaiser of Briar Creek Township is charged with a brutal attack on his pregnant wife. “Sick, there’s something the matter with him, must be,” said neighbor Bob Guinther. Kaiser’s wife, Alexis, is eight-months pregnant with a baby girl. According to court papers, Adam Kaiser woke her at their home on 6th Avenue in Briar Creek Township Friday night. He asked her for money to pay some fines and when she said they would pay them […]

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    Teachers to Strike in Montrose Area

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — Teachers in the Montrose Area School District are scheduled to be on the picket line Tuesday. Members of the teachers union and the school board cannot come to a contract agreement, so teachers in the school district have given notice they will go on strike. “I think it’s kind of childish to be honest because I mean, yeah, you don’t understand all like the stuff that they’re going through but I feel like they could come to an […]


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