School Closings & 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
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    Getting Ready for the Beaver Drop!

    BEAVERTOWN — While many folks are preparing more traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations, people in the small borough of Beavertown in Snyder County are gearing up for a unique beaver drop! “We were the original drop around the area, and now there’s other people picked up their own little drops of whatever, you know, for their little areas. But we initiated it and all that, and we get a pretty good crowd,” said Bob Rice, a coordinator of the Beavertown […]

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    Holiday Shopping Marathon Here and Nationwide

    DICKSON CITY — ‘Tis the season and cash registers are ringing. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers are buying more this holiday season compared to last year, but they are spending less because prices are down. “They are, they are, they are lower. It’s more people shopping, people are happy,” said Dorothy Vance of Scranton. That’s good news for consumers, not so good for retailers. “I’m always a late shopper, I’m just kind of starting, yeah, but I’m very […]

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    Joe Maddon Fundraises for Community Center in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Baseball’s National League Manager of the year, Joe Maddon comes home to Hazleton each year for the holidays and when he does, he fundraises for the Hazleton One Community Center, which offers a variety of programs to kids, and the Hazleton Integration Project. Known as HIP, the project is an effort to unite people of all different backgrounds in the city. “It’s exciting. It’s about the kids. It’s about getting the kids opportunity and hopefully bringing the parents […]

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    ‘Operation Dear Santa’ a Success

    SCRANTON — The room at Allied Services in Scranton was packed with kids and filled with anticipation Tuesday night. The eighth annual Operation Dear Santa was put together to help Friends of the Poor by the Young Lawyers Division of the Lackawanna Bar Association. “This is a night of pure fun and pure joy and what better way to spend an evening than with a bunch of children that are getting gifts from Santa?” said Jennifer Menichini, president of the […]

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    Children Tell Santa Wish Lists Using Sign Language

    CLARKS SUMMIT — You could feel the excitement when Santa Claus walked into the room at Abington Community Library in Clarks Summit Monday night. After a “hello” and “Merry Christmas,” Santa and Mrs. Claus took a seat and began to read a story about Rudolph, one of Santa’s reindeer, who was born just a little different. Many of the kids in the room were born a little different, too. Most were from The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of […]

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    Former President Makes Fundraising Stop

    SCRANTON — Former President Bill Clinton was in Scranton Thursday raising money for his wife’s presidential campaign. The fundraiser is taking place at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, but if you don’t have between $500 and $2,700 to get in, you’ll probably be stopped at the door. It’s a private event for contributors to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Neither the public nor the press are allowed in. Clinton arrived just before 5 p.m. Thursday. He flew in from Pittsburgh where he […]

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    In the Poconos, a Surprise Award for Saving a Life

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — In the Poconos, two people got a special surprise award for helping save a man’s life earlier this year. It wasn’t just any meeting of the Monroe County Control Center Board of Directors Tuesday night. It was a chance to thank and recognize 911 dispatchers for their life-saving work, from helping mothers deliver their own babies before help arrived, to assisting police catch burglars, or talking callers through CPR to save a person’s life. “It’s great because […]

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    Gift Cards to Get out of Community Service? Not Anymore in PA

    COAL TOWNSHIP — Imagine being sentenced to community service for a crime and then buying gift cards to get out of it. That’s what was happening in Northumberland County. State officials say for years defendants were able to buy gift cards, give them to the county probation department, and get out of their community service. Those gift cards were supposed to be donated to local charities. In 2014, $4,000 worth of unused cards were discovered sitting in a safe at […]

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    Holiday Market and Festival of Trees Draw Crowds to Mall at Steamtown

    SCRANTON — The inside of the former Bon-Ton department store in The Mall at Steamtown has been transformed into a holiday marketplace. The annual ScrantonMade Holiday Market kicked off inside the mall Friday, drawing hundreds of people. The market is a two-day event featuring a hundred different vendors, selling everything from soap to cupcakes to ornaments and more. “It’s kind of cool to be shopping in a mall, you know, like have a market within a market type thing,” said […]

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    In Stroudsburg, A Vigil For Victims of Gun Violence

    STROUDSBURG — More than a dozen people gathered on Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg Thursday for a candlelight vigil in honor of victims of gun violence. They stood together singing, holding candles, and comforting one another. “We thought that this was the moment and you know people are really feeling angry and upset and discouraged and to bring us together in this season of light and hope and prayers for peace on Earth we thought this would be the time to […]

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    Record Firearm Background Checks, Sales on Black Friday

    PITTSTON — On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System was busy. The system processed 185, 345 requests. Those background checks are processed before a gun buyer can obtain a firearm. “Looking at our transactions over the course of the day and the fact that we were there until about 3 in the morning finishing up. We knew it was a busy day,” said Chris Scoda of Advanced Arms in Pittston. At Advanced Arms […]

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    Hit and Run Suspect Free on Bail

    SCRANTON — The man accused of hitting a city worker over the weekend, leaving him, and then trying to cover up the crime is free after posting bail. Maxwell Hatala, 24, made bail around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. He is free, but is facing numerous charges including several felonies in connection with a hit and run that left a DPW worker with critical injuries. Hatala had nothing to say on his way out of the Lackawanna County prison. According to court […]


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