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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 three children.

Recent Articles
  • Reaction After Inmate Escapes In Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE—Officials with the Luzerne County Correctional Facility said it was 11 a.m. Thursday when it happened: Kevin Kuklinski Junior jumped a 10 to 12-foot fence and escaped. Kuklinski was an inmate at the County Minimal Offenders Building in Wilkes-Barre, accused of burglary and other non-violent charges. Officials said two correctional officers were outside when it happened, but could not catch Kuklinski. They also said there were about 40 to 60 other inmates at the yard at the time. “I think […]

  • Israeli Scouts Visit Wilkes-Barre, Talk About Violence

    WILKES-BARRE — They are known as Scouts, the Tzofim Friendship Caravan, and Wednesday night they performed at the Jewish Community Center of the Wyoming Valley. The special group of Israeli youths have spent the past few months touring the United States. One of their goals is to connect with American Jewish people and “project Israel in a positive light.” “The reason I came to this project is I think it’s really important to show the world, show the communities in […]

  • Despite Fall Feel, Folks Flock To Schuylkill County Fair

    SUMMIT STATION — It might be the end of July, but Mother Nature may not have gotten the message. The weather felt more autumn-like at the Schuylkill County Fair Tuesday, where some people bundled up in sweatshirts and jackets. “This is an interesting phenomenon that we have this beautiful weather in August, going into August,” said Fair President Paul Kennedy. “We are typically so hot, we don’t know what to do with it. We’re usually running misters for the crowds, […]

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    Family Tries To Recover After Lightning Strike and Fire At Home

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — A family is trying to recover after a lightning strike and fire in Schuylkill Haven. The home on St. Peter Street was struck and caught fire late Wednesday afternoon. Thursday, crews were inside, moving belongings and assessing damage. Debra Perkins, who lives in the home with her husband and daughter, said she will never forget the sounds of the strike. It sparked a fire leaving the family’s home, built in 1899, smoky, soggy and damaged. “The fire […]

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    Deadly Crash on Busy Road near Danville

    VALLEY TOWNSHIP — State police said it was around 2 p.m. Wednesday when a woman’s vehicle collided with a logging truck. According to investigators, a woman was driving from Route 642 near Danville, when she tried to turn onto Route 54. Witnesses said she pulled into the path of a logging truck. Gina Romano lives across the road from the crash scene and knows someone who saw it happen. “It just looked like she kept going, I don’t know if […]

  • Recalled Fruit In Our Area

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Millions of peaches, nectarines and plums are being pulled from the shelves in stores in our area like Sam’s Club, Giant, and Wegmans. The Wawona Packing Company of California is recalling the fruit because of possible listeria contamination. Newswatch 16 called local stores, where employees said the recalled fruit has already been removed from shelves and replaced. “Those who are most at risk are the very young, the neonate population, less than two months old, the very […]

  • Fake Cops: How To Stay Safe

    CARBON COUNTY — State police in Carbon County are on the lookout for a man they said impersonated a police officer. Troopers said last week, a man who had a fake badge, demanded a woman’s license and registration. When she refused to hand them over, state police said the fake cop pulled out a silver revolver and the woman drove to safety. “If it’s just a single light or anything that doesn’t look like the high intensity strobe lights that […]

  • Thousands of Miles Away, Reaction to Gaza

    SCRANTON—As shells fall and smoke rises in Gaza, Dr. William Parente of the University of Scranton is paying close attention. He has traveled extensively in the region and has taught about conflict in the area for more than half a century. “I kind of suspected this would happen. The Israelis have been threatening they were going to retaliate big time in Gaza and the tunnels are the first place you want to hit because there are less civilian casualties there,” […]

  • Drinking Age: 30 Years Later

    SCRANTON — It was 30 years ago this week that President Ronald Reagan signed the Minimum Age Drinking Act into law, effectively setting the age of 21 as the legal drinking age across the country. Before July 17, 1984 different states had different drinking ages. In Pennsylvania it was still 21, but it was 18 in New York, and 19 in New Jersey. The act that President Reagan signed was based on a study that said by 21 the brain […]

  • In Bradford County: One Week After The Storm

    WILMOT TOWNSHIP — On Sturdevant Road near Wyalusing in Bradford County, storm damage is still everywhere. It has been a week since powerful winds and torrential rain pummeled the area. “I can’t wait to start cleaning it up actually,” laughed Ken Halk who lives on the road. For Halk, it has been a very difficult week. His home and property were hit hard by the storm, dozens of large trees snapped and downed. Lawn ornaments and furniture were tossed and […]

  • Frustration in Honesdale After Letter Stolen

    HONESDALE — High above Honesdale on Irving cliff, there used to be a letter H. It was a way to promote the Wayne County borough and an upcoming sidewalk sale. The theme of this year’s sale is ‘Honesdale Goes Hollywood.’ So a plan was made to spell out Honesdale on the cliff much like the Hollywood sign in California, but that plan fell apart. “We started last week, put an H up, to try to generate interest, get people talking […]

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    All Aboard the Party Bike in Carbondale!

    CARBONDALE — It was far from a typical day at work for a group of Carbondale city employees. They got a chance to ride a rare type of bike around the Pioneer City Friday morning. “It’s a lot of fun. It’s a great idea, it’s good exercise and it could be used for fundraising things, historical tours and I’m delighted it’s in Carbondale,” said S. Robert Powell of the Carbondale Historical Society and Museum. Mike Lisowski of Simpson owns the […]


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