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
  • Police: Serial Rapist Thwarted in Poconos

    DELAWARE WATER GAP, Pa. — State police say it was just before 2 p.m. Friday when a young woman was at her vehicle in the parking lot of the Martz Bus Terminal in Delaware Water Gap, when Hector Colon, 57, tried to lift her dress, groped her, and tried to rape her while shoving her into her trunk. “As far as women being abused that way, that doesn’t fly with me. I’m sorry. If I was there, it would probably […]

  • Prettying Up Pittston With Some Traffic Tie-Ups

    PITTSTON, Pa. — Traveling on South Main Street in Pittston can be a bit of a headache lately with rerouted traffic and delays as workers rip up curbs and sidewalks. “It’s very busy, I’d like to see something done about the traffic in Pittston,” said Marie Griglock of Rock Street Music. Pittston officials say the work is necessary; it is an extension of the city’s streetscape project, which has been completed on other parts of Main Street already. When it […]

  • Four Years After Devastating Fire, Damenti’s Reopens In New Location

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, Pa. — After a devastating fire in 2014, Damenti’s Restaurant has reopened in a different location in Luzerne County. “I think it’s awesome. It’s been so long since they had a that I thought maybe it wasn’t ever going to happen and when I heard they were coming in here, I was all excited,” said Anne Harner of Freeland. The restaurant and owners’ home which was above the eatery in Butler Township was destroyed by fire in 2014. […]

  • Praying for Sister Angela After Tragedy

    DUNMORE, Pa. — The words of the rosary echoed inside the IHM Center Chapel at Marywood University. The people there were praying for Sister Angela Miller, who belonged to the IHM, The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. “They’ll be saying the ‘Hail Mary’ over and over, and there’s an ending part to that which says, ‘Pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death,’ so that offers comfort to people, not just their hour […]

  • Two Dead After PA Turnpike Crash in Luzerne County

    BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A crash on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Luzerne County is deadly, the coroner confirms. It happened in the southbound lanes near the Wilkes-Barre interchange at Bear Creek around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. State police said an SUV flipped over a side guide rail. Four people were inside. State police said two people were dead and two others were taken to the hospital. Police have identified the victims as Ileana Molnar, 71, and Gyula […]

  • After Standoff and Fire, Searching for Sister Angela in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The search is on for Sister Angela Miller. The nun’s body is believed to be in the rubble of a property on Washburn Street in Scranton. Friends say she lived on one side of the duplex, her sister and nephew on the other. “I think it’s just a tragic incident. It’s unbelievable, you know?” said Michael Welsh of Scranton. Police say Friday, Sister Angela and her sister, Rosemary Smith, filed emergency protection from abuse orders against Smith’s […]

  • Friends and Family React to New York Giants Drafting Saquon Barkley

    COPLAY, Pa. — Former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was, as expected, drafted second overall by the New York Giants and his family and friends are thrilled for him. “He’s huge and he’s fast. He’s a freak of nature off the field. He’s a great guy off the field. He’s polite, he’s energetic,” said Jake Wygant of Whitehall. “This gentleman is one of the most unpretentious young men I’ve ever met. My husband was fortunate enough to coach him back in […]

  • Mother Charged with Child Endangerment

    PITTSTON, Pa. — Pittston police say four young boys were left alone last week in Pittston’s Riverview Manor, in filthy conditions, without food. Their mother, Alissa Searles, is charged with endangering them. “I’ve known them since they were born, all the kids since they were born, and they good kids, very good kids,” said one man who did not want to be identified. He says the children’s parents have had a tumultuous relationship. According to court papers, cops were called […]

  • A Vacation from Construction?

    DUNMORE, Pa. — PennDOT officials say they cannot remember the last time this has happened: a year of no major construction projects on Interstate 81 from the New York border through Schuylkill County. “I walked around the building and asked, ‘Does anybody remember the last time there wasn’t construction on 81?’ Nobody could seem to remember that time, so it’s been a while. It really has,” said PennDOT spokesman James May. PennDOT has spent the past 10 years replacing 18 […]

  • High School Athletes Hope Spring Weather Is Here to Stay

    LEHIGHTON, Pa. — Last week, Lehighton Area’s baseball, softball, and track teams were forced to practice indoors because of freezing temperatures and sleet, but one week later, athletes were outside under warm, sunny skies. What has started as a seriously delayed spring season for athletes seems to be turning around. “I’m so happy for it because the last couple meets I’ve come here, it’s been so windy, and it’s hard for them to do their best. And now, it’s such […]

  • Black and Blue Ball Held in the Electric City

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The 18th annual Black and Blue Ball drew hundreds to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Friday evening. The annual ball for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is a fun occasion, but the cause is a serious one. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for the MDA, raising thousands to pay for research, therapies, medical supplies and even summer camp for people with neuromuscular diseases. “It’s actually very overwhelming. They continue to support us. This year is I […]

  • Former Bloomsburg University Student’s Arrest Sparks Conversation on Campus

    BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY, Pa. — Rashon Nelson and his friend Donte Robinson were there for a business meeting, but what unfolded inside that Philadelphia Starbucks has launched protests and cries for change. A white Starbucks manager said the men were not buying anything and so she called the police last Thursday. Cell phone video showed the two black men being arrested. “As soon as they approached us they just said we had to leave, there was no question of you know, […]