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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
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    Honoring Football Legend “Jazz” In Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL—For 31 seasons, Joe ‘Jazz’ Diminick was a fixture of Mount Carmel Area football. At one point in his career, he was the winningest coach in Pennsylvania. This summer, at the age of 86, Diminick passed away. Friday night, just before the Mount Carmel Area Red Tornadoes took on the Selinsgrove Seals, the field, where he spent so much time, was named after Diminick. “Oh, a tremendous honor. Jazz was a great guy. I had the privilege of playing […]

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    Troy Police Back At Scene Of Deadly Wreck

    TROY—A small memorial is set up on the side of porter road in Troy, near the intersection of Route 6 which is also known as Elmira Street. It is a small balloon, some flowers and a drawing for a 7-year-old boy killed in a crash. “One of the guys I work with, he was one of the first ones on the scene, he was the second one here when it happened and it’s just very sad,” said Earl Brown, who […]

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    Arrest In Brutal Hazleton Assault

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Ronald Tavarez, 27, of Hazleton is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence. He was the first to be arrested in the beating case that left Andrew ‘A. J.’ Goryl severely handicapped. Police found him in the early morning of March 10, 2013 unconscious and bleeding on a dark city street. ”I’m glad they got this guy. It’s been a long time and the police did do the work and they stayed with it […]

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    Fish Away At Lake Jean!

    RICKETTS GLEN STATE PARK — Lake Jean at Ricketts Glen State Park on the border of Sullivan and Luzerne counties is a popular spot for swimmers, boaters and anglers. Next spring, state officials said the serene lake will be drained, so a dam control tower can be replaced. Since that water is being drained, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is temporarily lifting all fishing restrictions there,all seasons, sizes and creel limits. “I’ve got to tell my son. I have […]

  • Pittston Tomato Festival Draws Crowds

    PITTSTON — Thousands of people spent Friday night at the Pittston Tomato Festival in Luzerne County. This year is the 31st annual festival celebrating all things tomato. “What does it mean to me? It’s a time to get together, camaraderie, all the community gets together, people from out of town. This is a beautiful town,” said Ross Baccanari of IIII Guys, an Italian food vendor. “Oh, I come for the quality of the people that come around, the community. Especially, […]

  • Reaction After Five Arrested And Charged In Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE—Federal officials arrested and charged five people Thursday, including retired and current Wilkes-Barre police officers, with credit union fraud. Leo Glodzik was taken from his Wilkes-Barre home in handcuffs. The owner of L. A. G. Towing recently lost his towing contract with the city and now, he has been indicted. “It’s not surprising, or shocking, it seems like everybody has their hand in the cookie jar. It’s about time they start getting caught,” said Wilkes-Barre resident Micke Brown. The Wilkes-Barre […]

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    Child Injured by Train

    MAHANOY CITY — A child was injured by a train in Schuylkill County Wednesday afternoon. According to officials, a 12-year-old girl was injured along West Railroad Street in Mahanoy City around 2:30 p.m. “I was on my way to meet her and on my way up, I heard her screaming my name and I went up and I saw her there,” said Derik Miller. 12-year-old Derick Miller of Mahanoy City said it was enough to make him cry. He was […]

  • Execution Warrant Signed, People React

    MONROE COUNTY — October 14th, 2014 is the scheduled date of Michael Parrish’s execution. Governor Corbett signed the execution warrant on Monday for the man from Monroe County. Parrish is serving time in a state prison near Pittsburgh. A jury convicted Parrish of murdering his 19-month-old son Sidney and his girlfriend, Victoria Adams in 2009 at the family’s home near Effort, in Monroe County. The news of the execution warrant this week reminded people in the Effort area of Parrish’s […]


    Old Forge Ump Draws Cheers At Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT—Thousands of people cheered on the players as a team from Las Vegas took on a team from South Dakota. There were folks from Lackawanna County in the stands, too, clapping for the home plate umpire. “This is quite thrilling, he’s dreamed about this for a long time,” said Dave Thomas, Christopher Thomas’ father. Christopher Thomas is a high school principal from Old Forge and he has been a Little League umpire for 22 years. This year, he has […]

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    Explosion, Leak At Brewery Prompts Evacuation

    WILKES-BARRE—Emergency management officials were called to The Lion Brewery in Wilkes-Barre Wednesday morning after a small explosion and ammonia leak. Emergency management officials said there was a leak in a tank inside the building, which led to an explosion and an ammonia leak. One person was injured and taken to a local hospital and the building was evacuated. Emergency workers said the local community was never in danger. “There was a small release of ammonia that occurred inside the building. […]

  • Shop At Center of Same-Sex Controversy Says ‘Business As Usual’ After Misleading Facebook Post

    BLOOMSBURG — At W. W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg, there was an open sign on the front door Tuesday. The business has been at the center of controversy after recently refusing to serve a same-sex couple because of the business owner’s religious beliefs. According to the business’s Facebook page, the business is “permanently closed,” but the owner said that’s not true. Folks with W. W. Bridal did not want to speak on camera, but told Newswatch 16 they want customers […]

  • Bloomsburg May Consider Same-Sex Discrimination Ban

    BLOOMSBURG — Council members in Bloomsburg are considering a possible ordinance that would prohibit businesses from discriminating against customers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Council chambers were packed during Monday night’s meeting. The controversy comes after a bridal shop in town denied service to a same-sex couple based on the business owner’s religious beliefs. “I believe it’s so important that the town recognize all its citizens including the LGBT communities. I think it’s very important that we […]


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