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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
  • PICNIC

    In Lewisburg, A Picnic To Raise Awareness

    LEWISBURG—In Lewisburg, it was a pretty good night for a picnic. “It’s nice that we can just hang out and yeah, we’re happy to be here,” said Tasha Hall of Lewisburg. “It’s nice to be part of a community and see, yeah, see a lot of friendly faces,” agreed Matt Lamparter of Lewisburg. At Soldiers Memorial Park, overlooking the Susquehanna River, there were picnickers and food trucks Thursday night. The event was organized by the Lewisburg Downtown and Neighborhoods organizations […]

  • Emergency Bridge Work Causes Major Delays

    LUZERNE COUNTY—Interstate 81 northbound in Luzerne County was at a standstill in some spots during Wednesday afternoon. Thousands of drivers were caught by surprise by emergency bridge work, which closed a lane near the Pittston exit. A PennDOT spokesperson said a hole opened up suddenly on a bridge in Jenkins Township. “I was using my GPS so it said there was a delay but I didn’t know how long it would be or what the reason was and it said […]

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    No Death Penalty in Cab Driver Killing

    SCRANTON — State law prohibits the Lackawanna County District Attorney from seeking the death penalty in a case of a teenager accused of murdering a cab driver last week. Aazis Richardson, 16,  of Washburn Street in Scranton is charged with murder, robbery and other charges. According to investigators, Richardson thought the cabbie, Vincent Darbenzio was cheating him by taking the long way to his destination, so Richardson said he shot Darbenzio twice in the back of the head. “That’s what […]

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    Memorial Day Camping

    LUZERNE COUNTY– It was a bit of a soggy start for the holiday weekend at Frances Slocum State Park in Luzerne County, but the forecast for the weekend is looking good. Folks have packed campgrounds like Frances Slocum State Park. “Looking forward to it, we’re hoping the pool is going to be open. We brought our swimsuits and everything so should be a good family weekend,” said John Stephenson of Wilkes-Barre. For many, camping on Memorial Day weekend is a […]

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    Hail Hits Montour County Hard

    MONTOUR COUNTY — “It was eerie. I never saw anything really like it before, and then all of a sudden it just broke loose and hail from everywhere.” People who live near Danville said it was around 3 p.m. Thursday when the storm hit, and when it did, they said it seemed unreal. “Started out small and got bigger and bigger, probably golf ball size hail, and then it got to, some of them were softball size hail,” said Steve […]

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    Praying for Peyton

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP—Hundreds of people gathered at the Jenkins Township Little League Field near Pittston Wednesday night to sing and pray for little Peyton Rusyn. The field is the same one where Rusyn played ball. The seven year old was badly injured in a crash in Pittston last week. “When I heard of this terrible accident, my motivation was to get prayers out, as many and as quickly as possible, and that really snowballed with this Pittston community. We are so […]

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    Farina Declares Victory In Race For 112th District

    JESSUP — The race for the 112th House seat was an unusual one. Two Democratic incumbents duked it out along with a former school director from Lackawanna County’s mid-valley and state representative Frank Farina declared victory. Representative Farina thanked a room of supporters at the American Legion in Jessup. The race for the newly redrawn 112th state house district pitted Farina of the 115th district against incumbent Kevin Haggerty and former Valley View school director Bob Munley. The 112th district […]

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    Race for the 112th House Seat

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY—The signs are out and the candidates are ready. The race for the 112th House District includes two current and incumbent state lawmakers, Representative Kevin Haggerty of the 112th District and Representative Frank Farina of the 115th District. Bob Munley, a former school director and Jessup native is also in the running. “It’s by far the most interesting race in both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. There are really no contested races. The incumbents seem to be unopposed in most […]

  • Susquehanna County Slammed By Storm

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — People living in part of Bridgewater Township were shocked by violent weather Friday morning. The burst of strong wind and torrential rain uprooted trees, snapped others in half, and left a grocery store cart corral in pieces in Bridgewater Township. Jeff Tyler is an insurance agent. “It turned black, the wind was blowing sideways, the rain was blowing sideways,” said Tyler of Silver Lake, near Montrose. He was called to a client’s restaurant and pizzeria in Bridgewater […]

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    Luzerne County Man Hailed As Hero After Fire

    MOCANAQUA — Fire investigators said Michelle Dzoch, 52, died after fire ripped through her home in Mocanaqua Thursday. Her daughter and two young grandchildren escaped the blaze. Jeffery Stewart of Luzerne said he was driving to a job when he saw smoke coming from the home on Main Street. He’s a former volunteer firefighter, and instinct kicked in. Stewart said he stopped, ran to the back of the home, saw a young boy and quickly took him to a business […]

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    Deadly Police Crashes

    JIM THORPE — State troopers said part-time Nesquehoning Officer Steven Homanko was driving his cruiser toward Jim Thorpe Monday night with his lights and sirens on when he lost control on Route 209. His cruiser hit a vehicle coming in the opposite direction, killing Carola Sauers of Hazleton and injuring her husband, Michael Sauers. “The family is going through a lot of grief over nonsense, and it’s a shame that this happened,” said Lou Snyder of Jim Thorpe. State police […]

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    After Deadly Wreck, McAdoo Residents React

    MCADOO — In the borough of McAdoo, some people were surprised to learn Police Officer Steven Homanko was involved in a deadly wreck. “We do like him, we think he’s a good cop,” said borough resident Shirley Friendy, who added she was shocked by the news. “An accident is an accident, you know? Somebody dies, it’s tragic,” said Tony Perna, who works in McAdoo. Homanko, 25, is a part-time officer in McAdoo, but was working his other job as a […]