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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    In Salem Township: A Tale of Two Fires

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — Fire officials say two blazes in Luzerne County, unrelated and only a few hours apart, were the result of people trying to stay warm in bitterly cold temperatures. The first fire was at 115 Salem Boulevard–also known as Route 11–in Salem Township early Monday morning. “Pete told me he came down and shut the generator off and they went upstairs and they see flames out on the porch,” said Barry Zwalkuski, who was living in the house. […]

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    NAACP Looking to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Members of the NAACP in Wilkes-Barre say they are one step closer in their fight for what’s right. They want Wilkes-Barre city officials to close City Hall every year to mark Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. They say that’s the right way to commemorate him and the city’s new mayor says he’ll fight to make it happen. Inside the Mount Zion Baptist Church on Hill Street in Wilkes-Barre came music and dancing. It was a celebration of Dr. […]

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    Neighbors and Home Owner React After Firefighter Arrested for Arson

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — The son of a fire chief is in trouble, accused of torching a home. The fire just before Christmas left one man homeless and damaged two buildings. Richard Hart, 18, said nothing after his arrest on arson and burglary charges Friday. Hart is a Wilkes-Barre Township firefighter and the son of the Wilkes-Barre Township fire chief. “I mean, when you have somebody you’re supposed to trust and their son is going out and setting fires and stuff? I […]

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    Halos Return for Paterno and Others in Happy Valley Mural

    STATE COLLEGE — Halos, once removed from images of Joe Paterno and others in a mural near Penn State University, have been repainted. The mural on Heister Street depicts legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, among others. Paterno died in 2012 and when he did, the artist who created the mural painted a halo over his head. Later that year, Jerry Sandusky, one of Paterno’s former assistant coaches, was convicted of sexually abusing children and a report found that […]

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    As Powerball Jackpot Soars, Experts Give These Tips to Avoid the ‘Lottery Curse’

    MOUNT POCONO—The Powerball jackpot is half a billion dollars and that had stores busy as people waited to buy their tickets, hoping to win big. It’s the sixth largest jackpot in history. “I would lose my mind! I would absolutely lose my mind. It would be mind-blowing. It really would,” said Tykisha Chavis of Tobyhanna, who bought her ticket. Many have day-dreamed about winning the lottery and planned what they would do with our winnings. “I’d give it all away […]

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    After Devastation In Schuylkill County, Neighbors Help Neighbors

    GIRARDVILLE — Tonya Wallace is so grateful her family is OK. There are four Wallace kids, ages four to 14. They lost their home and everything inside including their nine beloved pets in a blaze just a few days after Christmas. “My son turned to that fire that was behind us and said, ‘You know what mom? It’s things. Let it burn.’ We survived this. We are here right now and we have each other.” The cause of the fire […]

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    Old Man Winter Is Here: Icy Chill in NEPA

    SHENANDOAH — People huddled against the icy winter chill in Shenandoah Monday night. After months of unseasonably warm weather, it seems Old Man Winter is here. “It’s a little cold. It’s finally getting cold after being warm for quite a while. Getting a little sick from like being warm, to all the weather changes,” said Patrick Rowan of Shenandoah. With nighttime temperatures in the single digits, the Stormtracker 16 team says this is the coldest it’s been since March of […]

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    2016 Brings Winter Weather To NEPA

    FOREST CITY — After one of the warmest years on record, 2016 is here and with it, cold winter weather in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. “I’m looking forward to ice fishing. Probably six weeks because we don’t have any ice to begin with yet, so probably middle of February, we’re ice fishing,” said Luke Brown of Simpson, Lackawanna County. The past few months have been unseasonably mild, but the forecast shows winter weather has arrived and it’s likely here to […]

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    First Night Scranton To Ring In New Year!

    SCRANTON — From music to entertainment and more, First Night Scranton is all about celebration. It’s a family-friendly, alcohol-free event with carriage rides and shuttles, taking folks from The Mall at Steamtown to other venues in the city. “This is something where you can bring your children, and enjoy along with them and then you can enjoy the fireworks at midnight,” said event co-chair Sandra Opshinksy. First Night Scranton drew in lots of locals and even some folks from out […]

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    Getting Ready for the Beaver Drop!

    BEAVERTOWN — While many folks are preparing more traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations, people in the small borough of Beavertown in Snyder County are gearing up for a unique beaver drop! “We were the original drop around the area, and now there’s other people picked up their own little drops of whatever, you know, for their little areas. But we initiated it and all that, and we get a pretty good crowd,” said Bob Rice, a coordinator of the Beavertown […]

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    Holiday Shopping Marathon Here and Nationwide

    DICKSON CITY — ‘Tis the season and cash registers are ringing. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers are buying more this holiday season compared to last year, but they are spending less because prices are down. “They are, they are, they are lower. It’s more people shopping, people are happy,” said Dorothy Vance of Scranton. That’s good news for consumers, not so good for retailers. “I’m always a late shopper, I’m just kind of starting, yeah, but I’m very […]

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    Joe Maddon Fundraises for Community Center in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Baseball’s National League Manager of the year, Joe Maddon comes home to Hazleton each year for the holidays and when he does, he fundraises for the Hazleton One Community Center, which offers a variety of programs to kids, and the Hazleton Integration Project. Known as HIP, the project is an effort to unite people of all different backgrounds in the city. “It’s exciting. It’s about the kids. It’s about getting the kids opportunity and hopefully bringing the parents […]


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