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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
  • Interstate 80 Ramp Closure In Luzerne County

    WHITE HAVEN — Part of Interstate 80 westbound in Luzerne County is under construction, and as part of the resurfacing project the White Haven ramp is closed for the next three weeks. “That ramp being closed is going to cause such uproar because you have to understand a lot of people from white haven work in the industrial parks in Hazleton. That is the easiest commute for them. This is gonna add easy thirty to 45 minutes one way per […]

  • Plane Crash Near Airport in Wayne County Leaves One Man Dead

    CHERRY RIDGE TOWNSHIP — A plane crash near an airport in Wayne County has claimed the life of a Pike County man. According to reports, a small plane crashed in a wooded area near the Cherry Ridge Airport near Honesdale around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Wayne County Coroner has confirmed the crash killed Joseph P. Kinney, 52, of Dingmans Ferry. State police, federal aviation officials, and fire crews were all on the scene after the crash. They told Newswatch 16 […]

  • Pocono Man Charged With Attempted Homicide

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Police in the Poconos say Ernest Pinelli nearly blew up his home in A Pocono Country Place on the Fourth of July, coming dangerously close to killing his elderly mom and wife and endangering his entire neighborhood. “Knowing I have family here, it’s really scary to know someone tried such a stunt that can affect not only his family but everyone else in this settlement,” said Dwight Williams of Brooklyn. Pinelli’s wife called police, telling them her […]

  • Wilkes-Barre Celebrates Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

    WILKES-BARRE — Kirby Park was packed with people playing and picnicking for the 37th annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. “It’s gorgeous out. I have nine of my grandkids here, so yes, it’s beautiful,” said Catherine Purdy of Wilkes-Barre. The event is meant to be a family-friendly affair. “We come every year. I love it. It’s very well organized. It’s low, no trouble. It’s nice,” said Ernest Taylor of Kingston. “We went on the rides and had some food and […]

  • Man Charged in 2016 Death of Teen in Pike County

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — “I didn’t kill her. I don’t know what happened to her.” 26-year-old Sky McDonough of Milford, Pike County denies he did it, but state police say the evidence proves otherwise. McDonough is charged with kidnapping and murdering his 17-year-old girlfriend Leanna Walker. Her remains were found one month later on a former llama farm in Milford Township last year, where McDonough once worked. In a statement to Newswatch 16, Leanna’s mother, Diane Walker says the family is happy about the […]

  • Fireworks Show Canceled in Wilkes-Barre Township

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — For more than a decade now, folks have looked forward to the fireworks at Kennedy Park in Wilkes-Barre Township each Fourth of July. But the sky will be dark this Independence Day. “They put on a fabulous show, so I was really disappointed when I heard they canceled it,” said Kim Mendoza of Wilkes-Barre Township. Wilkes-Barre Township officials say the fireworks are canceled because they’re a liability. There are concerns about nearby houses being damaged if something […]

  • Community Reacts To News That Weis Will Reopen After Tragedy

    EATON TOWNSHIP—The message on the front of the Weis store in Eaton Township says it all: “We are working hard to reopen your Tunkhannock Weis.” The place is being repaired and remodeled for a scheduled reopening on July 13th. “I think it’d be really good for the community, we all get back and I just think it’d be good to see us all get back to normal,” said Destiny Snyder of Tunkhannock. June 8th was when the store was closed […]

  • Found Cell Phone Leads to Child Porn, Rape Charges

    DANVILLE — Richard McGee, 74, of Danville, is locked up and facing a slew of charges including rape of a child, aggravated assault of a child, and possessing child porn. “It’s alleged that these incidents occurred over a six-month time frame, so this wasn’t a one or two incident occurrence, this was something that was serial in nature,” said District Attorney Angela Mattis of Montour County. Investigators say it started with a lost flip phone, found at BME, a self-storage […]

  • Schuylkilll County Pharmacy Tech Charged With Stealing Nearly 30-Thousand Pills

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — A Mahanoy City woman is charged with stealing nearly 30-thousand prescription pills from her employer. Jamie Karmonick is accused of stealing the drugs from Alliance Medication Services in Rush Township from September of 2016 through March of this year. “I used to work in the medical field, so I kind of know exactly how that is and there were people in that job where I used to work who were like crazy when it came to those […]

  • Penn State Students, Administrators React To Critical Performance Report

    STATE COLLEGE—The state auditor general calls the tuition at Penn State University “ridiculously expensive.” “I like him because he called it out, so, I like that,” said Penn State student Tessa Miller. Eugene DePasquale’s report highlights tuition that has risen 535 percent since 1986. “The different universities that I’ve looked at, it definitely is pricey, (but) I think the demand of students that want to come here for that price is enough for them to keep it where it is […]

  • Neighbors Shocked to Learn of Serial Rapist in Columbia and Northumberland Counties

    HERNDON — State police in Columbia and Northumberland Counties are putting women on alert. Troopers say there’s a man who is sexually assaulting and in some cases, kidnapping women. Investigators believe he’s been at it for at least the past few years. “The offender entered the residences through doors or windows. The victims were restrained during these assaults,” said Trooper Rick Blair, Pennsylvania State Police. Troopers say the man is watching his victims for a period of time before the […]

  • In Williamsport, Fans Check out Facelift at Historic Bowman Field

    WILLIAMSPORT — Baseball is back at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, but the place looks very different, thanks to some major renovations in the past few months. “I think it’s going to be a good improvement. I hope it brings more people here,” said Dennis Hufnagle of Williamsport. The multi-million dollar renovation features new protective netting, dugouts, new field, new eating area, and the old bleachers now replaced by seats. “I absolutely love these chairs. They’re going to be […]