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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
  • New Traffic Lights at Trouble Intersection in Schuylkill County

    NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP — New traffic signals were put up in Schuylkill County at a spot that’s seen its share of crashes over the years. The lights are now at the intersection of Routes 901 and 209 in Norwegian Township on a road known as the Pottsville Minersville Highway. Drivers are pleased that the project is finally finished. “There’s been a lot, a lot of accidents, probably one a month,” said Jarod Smith of Minersville. “I remember a couple years ago, […]

  • ‘Good Deed Gone Wrong’ in Schuylkill County

    GIRARDVILLE — Gary Reidel says he thought his life was over. “I don’t think people comprehend what it’s like laying on the ground not knowing if these people around you are going to be the last people you see,” Reidel said. Reidel was the victim of a shooting early Sunday morning in Tamaqua. He says he wants people to know the whole story. “People need to know what really happened. This was a good deed gone wrong,” he said. “We made […]

  • Strong Winds Stir Up Trouble in Schuylkill County

    PORT CARBON — The wind was fierce in Schuylkill County on Monday with gusts over 40 miles per hour in Port Carbon. “It was blowing around really bad. You could hear it coming through the seams in the windows and everything was whistling. It was blowing the front of the library here. It made the windows creak. There was stuff flying around,” said Jason Abati, who was at the Port Carbon Library. Power outages were reported throughout the area, and […]

  • Barber Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in Death of Child

    STROUDSBURG — A jury has found a man not guilty of third-degree murder in the death of his son, but found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Christopher Barber was accused of beating his son so badly, it caused his death more than two decades later. In 1991, Barber shook and dropped his infant son, Christopher Kostenbader, causing serious and permanent brain damage. Barber pleaded guilty to the assault and was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison — serving […]

  • After the Storm, Wind and Cold In Bradford County

    BRADFORD COUNTY — The whipping winds wreaked havoc on roadways in Bradford County after a winter storm dumped more than half a foot of snow in spots. “The wind is bitter out here and it’s more wide open for it to blow through,” said Dustin Perry of Gillett in South Creek Township. There’s more than a foot and a half of powdery snow in the village of Gillett. It’s beautiful, but as it drifts, it’s caused some headaches. “I’m from […]

  • From Teeing Off to Bundling Up

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Wednesday brought mild spring-like temperatures and dozens of golfers responded by hitting the greens at Pine Hills Country Club near Scranton. “Beautiful day, I couldn’t wait to get down here. I call here every day to play. I love it,” said Bob Woosman of Hallstead. But even the most die-hard golf lover probably won’t be able to tee off in half a foot of snow. A winter storm is on the way Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon. […]

  • Police: Bigamist Bail Bondsman with Criminal Record Used Alias to Get Gun Permit

    SHAMOKIN — A bail bondsman in Northumberland County is facing several charges. Christopher Buckley, 44, of Shamokin was arraigned Tuesday. Buckley faces firearm and bigamy charges, accused of illegally having guns and being married to a 43-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter at the same time. “I mean one person, one marriage, right? Yes! Of course, it’s crazy,” said one man who lives in Shamokin. In the Shamokin area, Buckley known as Christopher Hauptmann, a bail bondsmen who worked out of […]

  • Watch: Student with Down Syndrome Takes the Court, Crowd Goes Wild

    WILKES-BARRE — The crowd went wild as Pittston Area’s Ellie Bartoli took the court during Monday night’s basketball game against Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre. “It felt amazing! I was really excited for it,” Bartoli said. Bartoli has been team manager for the Pittston Area Patriots for two years. She’s listed as a player too, but this was her first chance to play in a game. “This is why we coach. You know wins and losses are big, but it’s […]

  • Immigration Ban Protest At Bloomsburg University Draws People From Both Sides

    BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY — More than a hundred people marched and chanted holding signs in protest of President Trump’s travel ban on people from 7 countries. According to the State Department, 60 thousand visas have been canceled since Trump signed the executive order last week. Trump says the order is meant to protect Americans from foreign national terrorists. Critics call it a ban on Muslims. “This is important because these people are people, no matter what nationality, no matter what color, […]

  • Robert Baron: Missing for One Week

    OLD FORGE — It was Thursday, January 26th, that was the day 58-year-old Robert Baron was reported missing by family. Baron failed to show up at work and his car was gone. Baron owns Ghigiarelli’s restaurant which is known for its pizza in Old Forge. The next day, January 27th, flowers are left in front of Baron’s restaurant, which remains closed since the day he disappeared. Police searched the area and say they’re worried Baron may be in danger, neighbors […]

  • Bald Eagle Dead After Lead Poisoning in Carbon County

    SUMMIT HILL — Last week, a 4-year-old female bald eagle was found alone and sick near the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven. It was brought to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. On Tuesday, it died. “Its head was down. It was vomiting, and it had a very watery green diarrhea and obviously neurological problems, too,” said Susan Gallagher, chief naturalist at the environmental center. A veterinarian at Companion Animal Hospital in Tamaqua tested the eagle and found […]

  • Lewisburg Man Helps Friend in Philippines with Massive Pearl

    LEWISBURG — Charlton Hollenbach of Lewisburg is helping a friend with what could be the largest pearl ever discovered–an 81.5-pound clam pearl from the Philippines. “I was just ecstatic as far as, I never held one before. And I did a Google search for the largest pearl ever and realized the value of the pearl,” said Hollenbach after holding the pearl this week. Hollenbach’s friend, Gloria Huetter, lives in the Philippines and is the owner of the pearl. She asked […]