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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.

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    Retail Rush: Shoppers out for Last-Minute Gift Grabs

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — With just days left, the retail rush is on and shoppers at Stroud Mall were busy scooping up last-minute items Tuesday. “That’s kind of just a part of the fun of it, waiting until the last minute, you know, trying to find you know those last minute gifts and bargains. That’s the fun. I don’t know. I enjoy it,” said Melody McCoy of Long Island. Some shoppers told Newswatch 16 they always wait until the last minute. […]

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    Bill Murray and Other Stars Turn Out for Joe Maddon’s Fundraiser

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — Hazleton native and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon hosted his annual fundraiser Friday night to benefit the Hazleton Integration Project and the Hazleton One Community Center. “You should want to reach out and help another group, and in return, the stuff people do for you and the good karma is returned,” he said. At Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf Township, the casino-style event and fundraising auction featured some of Maddon’s famous friends, like Bill Murray, Yogi Berra’s […]

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    Trump Makes Stop in Hershey for Thank You Tour

    HERSHEY — The next President of the United States made a stop in Hershey Thursday. This was Donald trump’s first time back in the Keystone state since winning the Presidential election. Thursday’s rally was part of his thank you tour. President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to thank each and every person who voted for him. “Merry Christmas everybody, Merry Christmas! I’m here today for one main reason to say thank you to the incredible people of Pennsylvania, thank you, […]

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    Arctic Blast Brings Warning and Help for Homeless in Scranton

    SCRANTON — An Arctic blast is slamming Scranton and the rest of the Northeastern United States, bringing dangerously cold temperatures. “I’m afraid that I’ll like break into pieces from the cold,” said Omar Delgado of Scranton as he shivered waiting for a bus. “Global warming, that’s it. That’s it for me,” laughed Nicholas Sardo of Scranton. At Bethel AME Church in Scranton, the beds are made and ready for 16 homeless men and 9 women who need a warm place […]

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    Cold Weather, Early Ski Season Great For Some Businesses

    SCRANTON — On Montage Mountain, the slopes are snow-covered, ready for skiers and snowboarders. “We’ve been making a lot of snow over the last eight to 10 days, mountain-wide. We’re looking forward to the cold temps coming up this week. It’s going to be an exciting thing to get open this early in the season,” said Jeff Slivinski, marketing director for the ski resort. Last season, the folks at the ski resort in Scranton say it was too warm. They […]

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    Despite Cold, Crowds Flock to First Night of Christkindl Market in Mifflinburg

    MIFFLINBURG — The 28th annual Christkindl Market began Thursday night in Mifflinburg, drawing a crowd despite the cold. “I’ve been coming for years and years and it’s basically just German-oriented things and of course I’m German so it means a lot to me, so I just really look forward to seeing the people and all the little crafts and things that people do,” said Mary Ann Gift of Mifflinburg, who comes each year for specialty glass ornaments. The Christkindl Market […]

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    Christopher Columbus Statue Lands on Car after Crash in Pittston

    PITTSTON — A statue of Christopher Columbus landed on a car after a crash in Pittston. It happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pittston near the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and South Main Street. Police say a vehicle drove over the curb, smashed into a fence, and slammed into the base of the statue. The statue came crashing down on the back of the car, smashing the rear window. Marie Griglock heard it happen. “A very large crash. Never thought it […]

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    Police: Husband Admits to Killing Wife to Dispatchers

    TAYLOR — UPDATE: A woman is dead and her husband is behind bars after a death investigation in Lackawanna County. Investigators say Robert Sanchuk, 62, admitted to 911 dispatchers he killed his wife Jill in a home on Prince Street in Taylor. Officers say the woman’s body was found in the home covered in blood Tuesday. “The charges tonight (Tuesday) are aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person. It’s right now regarded as a suspicious death. We’ll be awaiting […]

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    Walkers in a Winter Wonderland

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — There’s a special holiday display outside Gracious Living Estates near Montrose with Santa, his eight reindeer, and Rudolph. But Santa doesn’t have a sleigh. He’s got a red wheelchair and the reindeer are walkers. “We have a lot of walkers hanging around being that we have so many residents that use them and we just went with them, we just went with it,” said Samantha Barnhart, an administrator at Gracious Living Estates. The staff at the retirement and […]

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    Nostalgia Draws Hundreds To Old Globe Store In Scranton

    SCRANTON — Hundreds of people watched as the former Globe Store downtown was lit with holiday lights and the doors were opened for the ScrantonMade Holiday Marketplace. The Globe has been closed for more than twenty years, but was specially reopened for the annual marketplace featuring local vendors. “It makes me excited. I was so excited I had to get here today, really exciting,” said Carol DiPietro of Olyphant who was a Globe regular, especially around the holidays when the […]

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    Decorated Potty Chair Brings Christmas Cheer in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — “I decided just on a whim to decorate it, which you can see, I did a pretty good job of.” Call it Christmas comedy–or some potty humor, if you will. A man in Wilkes-Barre’s Parsons section has started a holiday tradition of leaving a decorated potty chair on his neighbors’ properties. “People can use a good chuckle at any time of the year, really,” said Ed Gross. In 2014, Gross had heart surgery. He was sent home with […]

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    Crocheting for a Cause

    NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP — The spirit of the season is alive at The Summit Restaurant and Bar near New Milford in Susquehanna County. “I think what makes this place great is the people behind it. They have the greatest heart and soul,” said Kelly Van Auken. “It’s nice to see somebody doing something good,” said Colleen Bush. Inside the restaurant, angel ornaments hang on a Christmas tree. They are on sale for $2 each. Colleen Bush works at The Summit and […]