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
  • Mother Charged After Kids Call for Help

    TAMAQUA — Audrey Warner, 35, of Tamaqua is charged with endangering the welfare of her four children. It was December 29 when cops say they were called to Warner’s apartment. Inside, they say they found three empty 20-ounce cans of alcohol, a visibly intoxicated Warner, and four kids, ages 11, 6, 5, and 2. “Having kids myself, it’s horrible, pretty horrible thing,” said Steve Schickram, a neighbor and father of five. “To leave your children there is just absolutely horrible. […]

  • In Towanda, Eyes To Sky and River As Storm and Cold Loom

    TOWANDA — Friday was a day of record-breaking temperatures near 60 degrees, even after sundown in Towanda. “It’s so much nicer than what we had for the last 3 weeks,” said Dale Cole of Towanda. In less than 24 hours, temperatures are expected to tumble and a winter storm looms. Depending on how it moves, Towanda could be blanketed with 5 inches or more. “Seems like we’re in a position here where you never know how it’s gonna go, it’ll […]

  • Soapy Suds in Black Creek Spark Investigation

    BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP — Environmental officials investigated a soap-like substance that was dumped or leaked into Black Creek near Hazleton. “The creek was clean, people were actually fishing in it and now this happens, it’s a shame, it’s polluting,” said Charlene Hoffman who lives in Black Creek Township. The suds were piled in mounds, stuck in trees, on grass, and floating down roadways on Black Creek. In some cases, drivers pulled over to snap pictures, shocked by what they saw. Some […]

  • Lawsuit Pits Police Officers Against Chief, Mayor

    WILKES-BARRE — Two Wilkes-Barre police union leaders filed a lawsuit in federal court. Sergeant Phil Myers and Dan Duffy say they were unfairly punished after failing to support Tony George’s bid for mayor and making complaints about Police Chief Marcella Lendacky. “It’s pretty messed up because they’re here to protect us,” said Destiny Lebron of Wilkes-Barre about the lawsuit. “It’s stupid. It’s really stupid,” said Alicia Dante of Wilkes-Barre about the situation. According to the lawsuit, Myers and Duffy say […]

  • Family, Friends React After Hearing for Murder of Domino’s Delivery Driver

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Israel Berrios, his girlfriend Carolina Carmona, and her brother Salvador Roberts are all heading to court on murder charges. A district magistrate made that decision Tuesday after a preliminary hearing. The three are charged with robbing and then murdering Richard Labar last month on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. Labar was delivering pizza for Domino’s when state troopers say the three lured him to an empty campus building by placing a pizza order. Berrios admitted to […]

  • Man Brought Back To Berwick For Toddler Homicide Charge

    BERWICK — Michael Crimi was charged with killing his girlfriend’s toddler in Berwick Thursday. He was arrested in Florida last month and just returned to Pennsylvania by detectives. On his way into and out of district court in Berwick, he refused to answer questions. He’s accused of the November beating death of 3-year old Isabella Brown. Crimi lived with Brown and her mother in an apartment on Freas Avenue in Berwick. “Child abuse is something I’m totally against. The laws […]

  • Reward Offered After Dead Horses Dumped Along Road in Schuylkill County

    EAST UNION TOWNSHIP — Investigators want to find out who dumped two dead horses along a road in Schuylkill County. According to East Union Township police, the two dead horses were dumped on a rural road near Sheppton this week. The horses were discovered under a tarp along Girard Manor Road. Police believe they were disposed of between 6 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday. On the police department’s Facebook page, officers call those responsible “…disgusting excuses for human beings.” “To […]

  • Arctic Blast Brings Frozen Pipes and Fire Concerns

    LUZERNE COUNTY — The extreme cold has fire crews busy as pipes freeze and burst, and properties flood. In some cases, people even start fires trying to thaw their pipes. Pennsylvania American Water called customers Tuesday, leaving a message warning them to keep their pipes from freezing: “To thaw pipes, apply heat from a hairdryer, a space heater, or hot water. Do not use a torch or open flame.” Dr. Richard Blum of Kingston has had serious damage from a […]

  • Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign Gets Quieter

    STROUDSBURG — Those Bells aren’t going bye bye but things are changing with the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign getting quieter and smaller. “I love them, I think that they’re great, especially this time of year,” stated Sarah Ruane of Scranton. The countertop Kettles have been popping up at Businesses like Main Street Jukebox in Stroudsburg. And it’s changing the way people have traditionally donated to the Salvation Army. “I like these kettles because there are no ringing bells and […]

  • Most Popular Christmas Tree Type? Depends Where You Live

    CARBON COUNTY —  According to the National Christmas Tree Association, more than 27 million trees are sold each holiday. And the most popular pick can depend on where you live. In the western part of the country, the Noble fir is king. How about here in Northeastern Pennsylvania? “The Frasier fir by far is the most popular, we sell here 3 to 1 Frasier fir,” said Jeff Hill, Hill Farms. Jeff Hill’S family Christmas tree farm is 250 acres near […]

  • After a Tragic Fire, Some Hope and Kindness From Kids

    WILKES-BARRE — Earlier this month, tragedy hit the people of the Lincoln Plaza Apartment building in Wilkes-Barre. Fire ripped through the fifth floor, leaving two women dead and displacing more than 150 residents. Now, most of the residents are back home, though the 5th floor is still off limits. “It has been a very difficult season for our residents, they’ve been, they’re working hard. They want to get back to a normal life and it’s a struggle,” said Judy Kosloski, […]

  • New Charges Possible in Serial Rapist Case

    SHAMOKIN — Investigators are calling John Kurtz a serial rapist, and now, they are saying that there will likely be more charges against him. The husband and father of two is suspended from his job as a corrections officer at SCI Coal Township after his arrest Monday. He is charged with attacking three women over the last five years. According to court papers, troopers used John Kurtz’s cigarette butts to match to DNA left on the rape victims. Investigators said […]