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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

    Allentown Man Guilty of Murdering Tamaqua Woman

    ALLENTOWN—An jury in Lehigh County Court found Anthony Heath guilty of first degree murder and other charges in connection with the murder of 35-year old Angela Steigerwalt of Tamaqua. “I think it’s a great relief to the family. It starts a process of closure for the family, it was a difficult trial,” said First Assistant District Attorney Steve Luksa. Investigators said Heath became angry with Angela Steigerwalt, so on January 31st, 2014, he strangled her in his Allentown apartment, drove […]

  • MEGA Sports Camp Draws Kid Crowd To Hazleton Area

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — More than 100 kids cheered, drummed and dribbled at Hazleton Area School District’s track and field Monday night. It was part of the 9th annual MEGA Sports Camp, sponsored by Assembly of God Church. “I think it’s wonderful. I just found out about it, as a matter of fact, and came right down,” said Lisa Ritz of Hazleton, whose son came to play soccer. “I love MEGA Sports Camp. It’s awesome. Kids in the community look forward […]

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    Friends of Missing White House Chef Pray For Him

    SCRANTON — A former White House executive chef has gone missing in the mountains of New Mexico. Search crews have been combing the Taos Ski Valley area for Walter Scheib this week. Scheib has connections to the Scranton area and was in the Electric City just last month. “I’m shocked and I’m very worried. I’m very worried about Walter,” said Mary Beth Scalese of Dunmore. Scalese said she considers Scheib a friend. She has known him for about a year. […]

  • Boscov About Mall: “We Can Once Again Be The Pride Of The Community”

    SCRANTON—“If you have a successful store, you want to see the mall flourish,” Albert Boscov said before Scranton’s City Council Thursday night. Boscov met with city council one week before the foreclosed mall goes to auction. Boscov said his company plans to bid on it. The chairman of Boscov Department Stores said if his company wins its bid, it will invest tens of millions to revitalize the mall. “Scranton, you’ve done good to us, we’re going to try to do […]

  • Balls, Bats and Break-Ins at Danville Little League

    DANVILLE — Officials with Danville Area Little League said for the first time they can remember, someone damaged and stole from league concession stands. Thieves broke into three concession stands sometime Monday night into Tuesday this week. At one stand, those crooks stole a heavy safe with money inside. “Somebody must have come and broken into all the concession stands. They actually ripped the safe, unbolted it from the ground and took it,” said Danville Area Little League Vice President […]

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    Local Activist and NAACP President React to National Race Controversy

    WILLIAMSPORT — “I see nothing wrong with her identifying herself with black culture. Nothing absolutely. We gotta stop focusing on this.” That is the reaction from Gerald Smith, the head of the Lycoming Tri-County branch of the NAACP about the controversy sparked by Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal stepped down as an NAACP chapter president in Spokane, Washington after a controversy that she lied about her race. Dolezal was born to white parents but says she identifies as black. It is a controversy […]

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    Panty Raid Video Released, Shoppers React

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Police have just released surveillance pictures from a panty theft at Victoria’s Secret inside the Wyoming Valley Mall in Luzerne County. The theft was reported last week. The latest video shows three people stealing $3,200 worth of undergarments, known as ‘Cheeky’ panties. One woman appears to hold up a piece of clothing in the direction of the store’s camera while two people behind her load up. Then as one man walks out with a bag, the other two move […]

  • Three Local Teams Play State Championship Games

    WILKES-BARRE—The inside of the gym at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre was festooned with balloons Friday afternoon as the Lady Royals celebrated their state championship. They beat Deer Lakes 10 to 5 for the class AA title at Penn State for the school’s first ever softball state championship. “I was excited, I couldn’t believe that we went all the way like that. We must be pretty good around here, the Wyoming Valley conference is a very talented organization,” said […]

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    After Battle With Leukemia, Student Graduates High School

    KINGSTON — A young woman who is recovering from a battle with cancer graduated from high school Thursday night in Kingston, something she once thought she might not be able to do. Taylor Thoryk of Swoyersville graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School before her family and friends. In October of 2013, Thoryk, an active high school soccer player at Wyoming Valley West, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. “I have my days where my body hurts, but […]

  • Update: Evacuation Lifted After Reported Gas Line Rupture

    JORDAN TOWNSHIP — Emergency crews evacuated homes for a time near the Lycoming/Columbia County line because of a reported natural gas line rupture. According to Columbia County EMA officials, there was a gas rupture and leak around 9:30 p.m. on Wilson Road in Jordan Township near Unityville. There was initially a fire, but it was put out. An initial evacuation radius of three miles was reduced to one and a half miles. About 130 people went to shelters set up at […]

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    Jackson Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter

    WILLIAMSPORT — It took a jury three hours to convict  Glenn Jackson of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and abuse of a corpse. “Have a nice night and a nice life!” That was what Jackson, of Jersey Shore, had to say on his way out of the Lycoming County Courthouse. “We’re just lucky and thankful we had a jury that was thoughtful and took the time to review the evidence and not jump to conclusions, […]

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    Senate Rejects Wolf Pick for State Police Commissioner

    HARRISBURG — On Monday afternoon, state senators rejected the governor’s pick for state police commissioner. Col. Marcus Brown has been a controversial figure since being nominated. State senators voted down Col. Brown by a vote of 26 to 22. On Monday morning, the governor asked state lawmakers to recall his nomination of Brown as state police commissioner. Wolf wanted more time for discussions with lawmakers. “We consider nominees both Democrats and Republicans and we look at the merits, look at […]


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