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
  • Amish School, Crashes Lead to Lower Speed Limit on Route 54

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — PennDOT is reducing the speed limit on Route 54 between Montgomery in Lycoming County and Turbotville in Northumberland County. The speed limit is dropping from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour. “It’s a good thing because I’ll tell you, they run through here like mad. And you ought to hear them here at night, they go ripping through here like mad,” said Arthur Albertson of Delaware Township. PennDOT officials say the change comes after […]

  • Wyoming County “Dodged A Bullet” By Avoiding Serious Flooding

    WYOMING COUNTY — This week’s steady rains left Meshoppen Creek bursting from its banks in some spots, flooding part of a park in Meshoppen borough. A beaver was swimming where kids usually run and play Friday afternoon. “It’s high, really high. I’ve never seen it up this high, it’s like covering most of the field,” said fifth grader Jace Donavan of Meshoppen. Wyoming County Emergency Management leaders say they “dodged a bullet” when steady rain gave way to light spring […]

  • Watching Rising Rivers In Bradford County

    BRADFORD COUNTY — The Susquehanna River and Chemung River in Bradford County are swollen, running fast and high. April showers are bringing concerns of flooding to the Athens area. There’s a flood warning in effect until Sunday morning. “We went through it in 2011, so always could happen again. Got to make sure you have flood insurance,” said Sandy Dawson of Athens. The driving rain had some waiting, watching and worrying about water. Satterlee Creek in Athens Township was muddy […]

  • Two Retailers Close Near Towanda, Hitting Community Hard

    WYSOX TOWNSHIP — Two national retailers are closing stores in Bradford Towne Centre near Towanda, hitting that community particularly hard. Bradford Towne Centre is the major retail location serving the rural county. Now comes news JCPenney is leaving the shopping center. “It kind of sucks. That’s where I go shopping for the kids’ clothes and they have good sales,” said Brittany Bartholomew of Monroeton. The national retailer is closing nearly 140 stores in an effort to be more competitive with […]

  • Emotional Testimony on Day One of Eric Frein Murder Trial

    MILFORD — With graphic opening statements and the beginning of testimony, the trial of Eric Frein is underway in Pike County. Frein is accused of ambushing Pennsylvania State Troopers in 2014, killing one and wounding another. It was a highly emotional start to the trial in Milford on Tuesday. The prosecution began by laying out the case against Frein with an elaborate opening statement, and then emotional testimony from the woman who witnessed that deadly attack at the state police […]

  • Opening Statements Expected to Begin in Eric Frein Trial

    MILFORD — Opening statements followed by testimony in the long-awaited Eric Frein trial are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford. The trial of accused trooper killer Eric Frein will be presented to a jury inside the Pike County Courthouse in Milford. “We’ll be looking forward to starting the trial,” said Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin. A black covering shields the area where Frein himself and witnesses enter and leave the courthouse. News media […]

  • Ambulances Called After Kids Have Trouble Breathing At Kalahari Resort

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — What was supposed to be a fun day at Kalahari Resort in the Poconos turned into a nightmare for a group of youngsters and their families Thursday. “We got on the ride and after the first drop, my friend started hacking and through the whole thing I was coughing and once I got off, I didn’t feel so good,” said nine-year old Roman Moss of Stillwater. Ambulances called for kids with difficulty breathing Thursday afternoon. Roman Moss […]

  • Major Route 611 Project Underway In Poconos

    MONROE COUNTY — A $12 million, three-year project on Route 611 in the Poconos is underway. Crews were cutting brush along the side of the highway Wednesday, clearing the way for the reconstruction. PennDOT officials say the project will create new traffic lanes between Great Wolf Lodge and near Sanofi Pasteur in Monroe County. There will be a new bridge here, new signs, pavement markings, too, with center and left-hand turn lanes. “At the end, we’ll have a broad road, […]

  • Building Collapse Prompts Emergency Demolition in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — Some people living along South Third Street in Pottsville say they felt it and they heard it: a partial collapse as 124 South Third Street came crumbling down. “I could feel the vibrations in my house. (It’s) amazing the porch didn’t collapse with it,” said Stephen Weiss. City officials say the property has been vacant for years. It’s on the list of blighted properties to be demolished. “It’s been an eyesore for about 20 years. It’s about time […]

  • Penn State Community Reacts To Spanier Verdict

    STATE COLLEGE — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was found guilty of one count of endangering the welfare of children by a jury in Dauphin County Friday. The jury also found him not guilty of another count of endangerment and conspiracy to endanger children. “There are zero excuses when it comes to failing to report the abuse of children to the appropriate authorities,” said Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Prosecutors say they’re glad jurors found Spanier responsible for not […]

  • E-ZPass Signals Being Removed

    CARBON COUNTY — If you have E-ZPass, you’re familiar with traffic signals that go from red to green as you drive through toll plazas, verifying that your transponder worked properly. But Turnpike officials have just announced those signals are going away. “I always look for the light, every time. That’s how I know to go because I don’t want to be charged $35 dollars when it’s only $11,” said Traci Rexler of Wilkes-Barre. Turnpike officials say they’re upgrading cameras, sensors […]

  • Arrest After Shots Fired in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre arrested a man for firing a gun in the parking lot of restaurant. Workers at Denny’s on Kidder Street say they heard a shot outside around 3 p.m. Wednesday. “We had one of our employee’s grandfathers come in and just yell, ‘Call the cops! Somebody has been shot,’” said Anna Mae Olivo, a Denny’s employee. Investigators say a man and woman were arguing when that man shot his gun, blasting out the back window of […]