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
  • March and Rally in Lewisburg for Solidarity

    LEWISBURG — For decades, people have been marching in Lewisburg to stop the hate and Tuesday they marched and rallied again in solidarity. In the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas and other national controversies, organizers say this is more important than ever. “My heart is breaking over it and you know I woke up this morning and I didn’t know what I was going to say to be totally frank. We wanted to keep our spirits high and […]

  • Daughter Charged with Homicide in Mother’s Death in Carbon County

    PALMERTON — Lisa Caplan was arraigned at a magistrate’s in Weatherly on a charge of criminal homicide. Caplan claims her mother was attacking her so she needed to kill her with a crossbow. “She was attacking me, telling me she was going to kill me. I didn’t shoot her,” said Caplan. She’s accused of killing her mother, Sandra Barndt, 71, with a crossbow. Investigators say the murder happened Wednesday night at the family’s home: 716 First Street in Palmerton. “It’s […]

  • Despite Controversy, NFL Football Is On At Scranton VFW

    SCRANTON — The Packers faced off against the Bears on Thursday night football. At VFW Post 25 in Scranton, folks were watching. But that’s not the case everywhere. Some veterans clubs around the state and country are turning off NFL games, refusing to show them as players choose to kneel or sit during the national anthem. “I don’t like it, I don’t like them kneeling, they are disrespecting the flag and the United States of America. It’s as simple as […]

  • Tragedy on the Lake: Remembering Leah Loomis

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP — It’s a death that has shocked a quiet lake community and an entire school district. A high school senior is gone, and her friends and family are in shock. 17-year-old Leah Loomis of Carbondale Township was a senior at Lakeland High School, a cheerleader with lots of friends. Fire officials say Loomis fell from a boat on Newton Lake near Carbondale Tuesday and never resurfaced. Dive teams searched for hours over two days before they found her body. […]

  • Rescue Crews Search for Drowning Victim in Lackawanna County

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP — Dive teams spent hours searching Newton Lake Tuesday afternoon after a teen girl fell from a boat. Fire officials say she never resurfaced. “I heard some crazy screaming today. I thought it was some kids playing. I’m thinking to myself, it sounds unusual for kids to be hollering and screaming in that tone, but I was doing some computer work, paperwork for the business and didn’t think twice about it,” said John Lee, who is vacationing at […]

  • Too Hot For Football?

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — With temperatures soaring in the 90’s Monday afternoon, the junior varsity football team from Lakeland played at Lackawanna Trail near Factoryville. “Upwards of 90 I’m sure and the bleachers reflect it nicely also, so that makes it even nicer. Up, up, up! Joe Snedeker said something about it snowing today, did you hear that?” said Jerry Snyder of Greenfield Township. Fans looked for any sliver of shade or huddled under umbrellas, broiling on the bleachers. “It’s very […]

  • 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 […]