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
  • In the Poconos, Some Helping Hands After the Storm

    MONROE COUNTY — Thousands are still without power in the Poconos after Friday’s winter storm, but some businesses have stepped up to help those in need. A PPL truck set up along Route 611 near Tannersville, offering a cell phone charging station and water. “It’s one of the heaviest hit areas, and we appreciate everyone’s patience. We’re trying to work as quickly and safely as we can to offer the little bit of comfort that we can,” said Chris Schoemaker, […]

  • Winter Storm Leaves Travelers in Poconos Trapped

    MONROE COUNTY — Snow and heavy winds led to crashes all over and trapped travelers. Many people were sitting on interstates, like Interstate 380 in the Poconos for hours on end, running low on fuel and patience. “Tried to go the back way since 380 was closed, and the roads were really bad. I kind of peeled off to the side, got stuck for maybe an hour. Luckily, a fellow Tobyhanna employee helped me out,” said Bryan Ranallo of Scranton. […]

  • Ladies Night Draws Crowd To Shooting Range In Poconos

    STROUDSBURG — Inside Pocono Pistol Range in Stroudsburg, more than a dozen women learned more about shooting pistols in Thursday’s Ladies Night course. Instructors say for the past few years, these classes have gotten more and more popular. “We want everyone to be a responsible gun owner, we want them to learn safety, we want them to learn marksmanship and all the things that went with it. We’re almost cultivating a new group of responsible gun owners,” said Bob Snell, […]

  • PennDOT Plan To Stop Rock Slides In Carbon County

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — PennDOT’s presentation to stop rock slides on Route 209 drew a crowd in part of Carbon County. The $3 million plan calls for removing loose rocks from Flagstaff Mountain between Jim Thorpe and Lehighton, improving a retaining wall and shoulder and putting in protective netting. The goal is to start work later this year, likely in the summer and continue through late spring of 2019. There have been several dangerous rock slides in that area, a big […]

  • Investigating Human Remains, Detectives Search Nearby Home

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Investigators spent hours Tuesday searching a mobile home in what is known as Pocono Trailer Park near the site of weekend shed fire where human remains were discovered. State police say those remains belong to a woman in her late teens to early 30s. “It’s nerve-wracking because my kids are here. It’s literally, you can see it from my window in our home, so it’s freaking me out,” said one neighbor who did not want to reveal […]

  • Nescopeck Elementary Saved

    NESCOPECK — Berwick Area School officials say they will not consider closing Nescopeck Elementary. The surprise announcement shocked the crowd at a meeting inside the school gym Monday night. “The board is in favor of maintaining a school in Nescopeck, and closing Nescopeck Elementary will no longer be an option,” Superintendent Wayne Brookhart said to applause. “Beyond thrilled. It was totally unexpected, and we are obviously more than overwhelmed,” said parent Brandy Switzer of Nescopeck. Parents and students have been […]

  • Police: Student Arrested for Threats

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Austin Lehman, 20, of Drums told Newswatch 16 he did not want to hurt anyone, but Butler Township police say that’s far from the truth. Lehman was arrested Friday and charged with making terroristic threats. Lehman, a student at Keystone Job Corps near Hazleton, was arrested after a tip from another student, who said Lehman may have been planning a mass shooting. “You see it on the news and stuff, but you never think you’d see it […]

  • Drivers and Turnpike Officials React After Deadly Incident in Lehigh Tunnel

    LEHIGH COUNTY — State police and turnpike officials are investigating after a deadly incident in the Lehigh Tunnel Wednesday night. An electrical conduit fell from the ceiling, crashing into the windshield of a passing tractor trailer. The driver, Howard Sexton, 70, from New Jersey, was killed. State police said they found him dead in his rig about a mile away on the shoulder of the turnpike. The southbound lanes were closed for 19 hours afterward as crews worked to make […]

  • In Pocono Mountain, School Officials Ask Students Not to Spread Rumors

    MONROE COUNTY — The deadly school massacre in Florida has sparked worry across the country. Nationally, sales of bulletproof backpacks have soared. Here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, several students have been charged in connection with threats at their schools. In other school districts, parents have received phone messages and texts about threats that have been investigated and found to be not credible. “I do worry, but hopefully, the school has learned from other incidents and can take appropriate safety […]

  • Talking Congressional Districts with a Congressman

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Inside the Western Pocono Community Library Tuesday night, folks gathered to speak with Democratic Representative Matt Cartwright. There was talk of gun control, school safety, and Medicare, but there was another popular topic, too: the newly redrawn congressional district map. The state Supreme Court just unveiled it. It is a map that would drastically change districts, including Cartwright’s. “Frankly, that’s been about the 39th map I’ve seen in the last month, and we’ve been following it with interest. […]

  • Renewed Concerns About Rock Slides near Jim Thorpe

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — There are renewed concerns about rock slides on Route 209 in Carbon County. Mahoning Township police said last week, there was a rock slide on part of Route 209 between Lehighton and Jim Thorpe. PennDOT was called in to clean up. Then this weekend, police said a rock came tumbling down smashing into a driver’s windshield. “I thought they were going to take care of it, with the fencing and the netting and all that, but no, […]

  • Annual Lenten Fish Fry in Columbia County

    CATAWISSA — The first Friday during Lent means a good old-fashioned fish fry for a lot of folks. The Catawissa Hose Company No. 1 was packed on Friday night. For more than 15 years now, the fire company has been a hot spot on Fridays during Lent, when many Catholics don’t eat meat. Folks young and old showed up to take out or dine in on fries, fish and sides. “It’s great to see them come, they love the food […]