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
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    Alleged Real Estate Scammer Beato Charged in Luzerne County

    HAZLETON — The Hazleton area real estate agent accused of cheating families out of their homes was returned to Luzerne County to face charges Monday. Agents from the U.S. Marshal’s Service found Ignacio Beato in Florida last month, seven weeks after he failed to show up for a court hearing. After months of evading authorities, Ignacio Beato was back in Hazleton for the first time since authorities filed theft and forgery charges against him last year. Beato is accused of […]

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    Family Charged with Crimes After Neighbor Reports Theft

    POCONO SUMMIT — Chenise Williams, Anthony Williams Sr., and their son, Anthony Williams Jr. of Pocono Summit are all charged with crimes after their next-door neighbor reported items stolen from his house. Investigators say evidence shows Chenise and Anthony Williams Sr. stole from their neighbor and then sold some of the stolen merchandise online. Pocono Mountain Regional Police charged the parents with stealing nearly 100 DVDs, soda, a television, even toilet paper. Their neighbor spoke with Newswatch 16 but did not […]


    Local Vet with PTSD Reacts to Possibility of Medical Marijuana

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — State lawmakers are expected to soon approve the use of medical marijuana in liquid, pill, and oil form for patients, including those suffering from PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. Dave Ragan of Lackawanna County now works on suicide prevention with veterans across our area, with the group Vocal Veterans, which helps prevent veteran suicides. “They’re killing themselves. It’s not happening on the battlefield. It’s happening at home,” he said from his Blakely home. Ragan says if medical marijuana […]


    Man Arrested, Neighbors Shocked After Standoff in Luzerne County

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — State and local police descended on a neighborhood in the village of Highland in Luzerne County Wednesday for a standoff that lasted for nearly six hours. Investigators say Doug Bitzer of Freeland assaulted his girlfriend Tuesday, then went onto her property Wednesday and threatened her. He then went to a friend’s garage in Foster Township where police say the standoff happened. The believed Bitzer was holed up inside the garage with a gun; he refused to come out. […]

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    Wayne County Teacher Home After Global Teacher Award Ceremony

    NEWFOUNDLAND — A Wayne County teacher, one of the top ten in the world, arrived home this week after the Global Teacher Award ceremony in Dubai. Mike Soskil may not have taken home the top prize, but he feels like a winner and his students at Wallenpaupack South Elementary School feel the same. They welcomed him home with a giant banner. “I got a little teary-eyed this morning when I walked in to see the banner that my students had […]

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    Suspected Meth Lab in House in Simpson

    SIMPSON — Investigators said they caught three people–two men and one woman–cooking methamphetamine, a powerful stimulant at a home along Jefferson Street in Simpson Monday afternoon. “They’re in there actively cooking. They’ll be charged with the drug charges and the meth violations,” said Chief Detective Joseph Jordan of the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office. Police identified the suspects as Charles Dottle, 37, and Hilary McConnell, 30, who both live in the home in Simpson, and Joseph Rebar, 50, who investigators […]

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    Inch Family Speaks Out At Fundraiser

    MONTOURSVILLE—The Mill Tavern was packed with people Friday night in Montoursville to support the Inch family. “To really support Gary and Linda, to show them how much we care about them and how much we love them and that they’re not going through this alone,” said Andrea Turner, Michelle Inch’s cousin. Gary and Linda Inch were attacked in their home near Montoursville in January, bound with duct tape and left to die. Their house was torched. “Like a nightmare, really, because […]

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    Bradford County Teacher Accused of Tampering with Evidence in Death Investigation

    SHESHEQUIN TOWNSHIP — Charges were filed Thursday against a teacher from Bradford County accused of tampering with evidence in a death investigation. Authorities say the charges have to do with the overdose death of her boyfriend last month in Sheshequin Township. According to court papers, Nicole Gordon, 35, of Towanda tampered with evidence, had drug items on her, and put a child in danger. State police say last month, Gordon and her young daughter were at a home near Towanda. […]

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    In Clifford, Anger and Frustration As Bridge Project Drags On

    CLIFFORD — Frustration over a bridge project in one community in Susquehanna County has reached a boiling point. In Clifford, folks are fed up over work on the Creamery Bridge. “Jeepers, I mean everybody that lives in this town has been frustrated,” said Richard White of Clifford. “It’s been nothing but a hassle and these people do not work with me at all. They promised, promised, promised, gave nothing.” Work to replace the bridge began in late August. Folks in […]

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    Pizza Helping People in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Thirteen area pizza businesses are getting together to help the hungry in Scranton. Those businesses are donating pizza one Tuesday a month to the Saint Francis Assisi Soup Kitchen in the Electric City. It’s called Pizza Tuesdays. “If they’re down there, they obviously need the help. It’s great to give back to the community. I mean we wouldn’t be here if the community didn’t help us so I really think it’s definitely a part for us to help […]

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    Scranton Family Stunned after Apparent Murder-Suicide

    SCRANTON — Two people from our area are dead after an apparent murder-suicide and now the victim’s family from Scranton is mourning the loss of their loved one. “I said either Kate’s gonna kill him or he’s gonna kill her, that’s how bad it was,” said Katelyn’s father Robert Baldoni. The newlyweds, Deashawn and Katelyn Thomas, are both from Scranton. They married in November and were living in Tennessee. Police in Tennessee believe Deashawn killed 18-year-old Katelyn Baldoni Thomas Tuesday night […]

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    Mount Carmel Fire Chief Named ‘Citizen of Year’

    MOUNT CARMEL — Fire official Jim Reed says it is an honor to receive the Citizen of the Year award from the Mount Carmel Elks Lodge. Reed is the chief at the American Hose Company in Mount Carmel and the assistant chief of Mount Carmel Fire Department. An incident on the job a year ago almost cost Reed his life. “It’s a definite honor to receive it and be recognized for it. I’d like to hope it was for the […]


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