School Closings And Delays

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
  • Man Dead After Explosion from ‘Homemade Device’

    FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after an explosion in Luzerne County. State police say John Brantley, 37, was found dead behind his home on Bethel Road in Fairmount Township near Shickshinny after a violent explosion. The explosion happened Monday. State police and other investigators were there then, but it wasn’t until late Tuesday morning that Brantley’s body was discovered. “It was a loud bang, almost like a bomb going off. It shook the whole house. I came down […]

  • Suspected Meth Lab Explosion And Fire In Mifflinburg

    MIFFLINBURG — Patrick Mullany, 59, was led out of the Mifflinburg Police Department in handcuffs Friday afternoon, on his way to jail. Mullany is accused of cooking methamphetamine in his Mifflinburg apartment, causing an explosion and fire. It happened on Thompson Street in a home that is divided into apartments. Police say when they arrived, Mullany tried to run away. They caught him a short distance away and say he admitted to cooking drugs. “I seen when he was over […]

  • Could NEPA Be Amazon’s New HQ2?

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Online retail giant Amazon is based in Seattle, but company officials are looking for a place to put a second headquarters and Northeast Pennsylvania is in the running. It’s a big business deal and plenty of places are competing. Bids were due Thursday. Penn’s Northeast is an economic development agency NEPA; the agency put together a proposal on behalf of five counties: Schuylkill, Monroe, Wayne, Luzerne and Lackawanna. “I think if it would help to boost our […]

  • School-Issued Laptop Battery Melts, Raising Concerns In Warrior Run

    LEWIS TOWNSHIP — Warrior Run School District officials are warning students after a school-issued Chromebook malfunctioned. A student’s laptop battery recently melted, damaging the case of the laptop inside her backpack. It happened inside her family’s vehicle and no one was injured, but people in the district are concerned. “Hearing that they malfunctioned like that, it’s a big worry. Honestly, I mean that’s kids’ lives, kids belongings,” said Myron Dyer of Turbotville. According to Warrior Run’s superintendent, a malfunctioning battery […]

  • Sidewalk Controversy: Bigger Than Berwick?

    BERWICK — A Berwick council member is fighting city hall, so to speak, over a damaged sidewalk. Andrew Shecktor has been on Berwick Borough Council for two years. Since May, the borough codes officer has warned Shecktor to fix a buckled and damaged sidewalk in front of his property on Fairview Avenue. Shecktor says it’s not his responsibility. “Council is puzzled. They’re like no one has ever done this before and codes enforcement is like this is the law. Well […]

  • Berwick Hiring More Police Officers

    BERWICK — Berwick is looking to hire more police officers. Currently, there are a dozen full-time police officers in Berwick and one part-timer. Now, borough officials plan to hire more. “I think it’s overdue. The town has definitely been having a lot going on for a little while now, so I think it’s definitely overdue to get some officers here,” said Berwick resident Brandon Baltzer. In recent weeks, police have been called to robberies, shootings, and other serious crimes in […]

  • South Abington Township Woman Celebrates 100 Years

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP—Marie Porter has seen a lot. She’s celebrating her 100th birthday. Technically it’s Sunday, October 15th, but her party started a little early at The Pines Senior Living near Clarks Summit. “Oh, I think it’s wonderful! I’m very happy I made it this far!” said Porter. Marie’s friends, four children, grandchildren and other family from around the country are in town for the big birthday weekend. “She’s the perfect mom,” said Jean Borowski, Porter’s daughter. Friends at The Pines […]

  • Bear Attacks, Kills Family’s Prize Rabbits Three Times

    NORTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — A family in Columbia County is shocked after three bear attacks since last week left 16 of their prized rabbits dead. Tony Shiner showed Newswatch 16 the damage inside what he calls ‘the bunny barn’ outside his North Centre Township home. Twice last week, a bear broke in, attacked and killed the family’s prize-winning rabbits. “I mean they could do a lot of damage. I thought it was maybe a sow and her cubs playing that’s […]

  • Mixed Reactions to Boy Scout Announcement

    SCRANTON — Starting next year, girls will be allowed to join The Boy Scouts of America. They’ll be allowed into the Cub Scout program and they’ll be able to pursue the highest rank of Eagle Scout. “It just expands the opportunities for these young ladies to get the same great program, the same character values and ethical training that we give to the boys. The girls deserve that as well,” said Mark Barbernitz, a Boy Scout Executive from the Northeast […]

  • Serious Go-Kart Crash Injures Teen, 4 Year Old

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — A 17-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl are recovering after a serious go-kart crash Monday evening in Luzerne County. “Just all of a sudden we heard a loud metallic crash and then my husband just went running to see because then we heard the girl screaming and yelling and crying,” said one neighbor. “I was hoping nothing serious had happened, but when you see a medivac, a helicopter landing, you know it is serious,” said another woman […]

  • Drivers Stuck After Rig Crash Closes Route 33 For Hours in Poconos

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — An overturned traffic trailer had traffic closed for hours on Route 33 in Hamilton Township Monday afternoon. “I’m about to head that way anyway because I have to go to work on 80. I’m just getting out, about to head to work and I’m just now hearing about this now,” said Trevor Dewitt of Stroudsburg. State police spent hours on scene. Route 33 southbound was closed leaving some truckers trapped. Route 33 northbound was down to one […]

  • Kickoff to Fall Foliage Festival in Jim Thorpe

    JIM THORPE — Every autumn, thousands of people flock to Jim Thorpe for a little shopping and a little leaf peeping. This year, there are even more tourists. The Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival is held each weekend in October. People from all over visit for attractions, entertainment, shopping, biking, leaf peeping and more. “We just came down for the weekend to enjoy the fall festival and we have a cabin and we’re heading to go check out our cabin,” […]