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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 four children.

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    Hit and Run Victim Declared Dead from Injuries

    SCRANTON — The woman critically injured in a hit and run crash in Scranton has been declared dead. According to the coroner, Betty Sawkulich, 32, of Scranton died Thursday from her injuries after she was hit last week. The mother of seven was hit and severely injured crossing South Main Avenue on February 4. Police arrested Tiffany Timko, of Hazleton, a few days later. Timko faces a list of charges including driving without a license from a previous DUI. There […]

  • Public Gets Some Answers About Missing Money In Lackawaxen Township

    LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP — Lackawaxen Township officials say it should never happen again. They were joined by state police at a township meeting Monday night to explain to taxpayers how $220,000 was allegedly swiped from the community in the Hawley area. “This situation is one where obviously it is a trauma to the community because public trust has been violated,” said Lt. Chris Paris of the state police out of the Blooming Grove barracks. Former township secretary Shawn Roe is accused […]

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    Eric Frein Has New Attorney

    The man accused in ambushing state troopers in September has a new attorney, who is no stranger to difficult capital cases. Eric Frein is behind bars in the Poconos, accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously injuring another in an ambush attack at the State Police Blooming Grove barracks in September. It is s a case that grabbed national attention and led to a 48-day manhunt in the woods of the Poconos. Now, attorney Bill Ruzzo of Luzerne […]

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    Scranton Police: Woman Killed After Struggle In Apartment

    SCRANTON—Friends tearfully described her as a ‘beautiful person’ who always ‘looked out for others’ and ‘did not deserve to die’. Investigators said Stephanie Tyminski, 29, was found dead inside her apartment in Valley View Terrace, a housing complex in Scranton Wednesday morning. Thursday, the coroner said an autopsy revealed she died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck. “Anytime a young woman or any young person dies at an early age, it’s a tragedy. Our goal now is, […]

  • Cafe Rinaldi Hopes to Reopen Soon for Holiday Rush

    OLD FORGE — Cafe Rinaldi is a popular spot in Old Forge. After a terrifying crash Tuesday night, workers are now trying to get the place back up and running and ready for hungry customers. “This could have been so much more tragic and I just thank God that nobody was hurt. No patrons, no customers, none of my staff, no one walking on the street, and again even the gentleman driving. It’s just a blessing and really I just […]

  • Convicted Animal Abuser Has Long Criminal Record

    MOOSIC — John Tanis, of Moosic, was convicted of five animal cruelty charges Tuesday in Lackawanna County Court and now faces the possibility of years behind bars. A jury found Tanis had neglected dogs at his property in Moosic. Tanis said he has been harassed for years. Newswatch 16 spoke with Tanis at his home in 2013 after police and an animal cruelty officer responded to complaints. They asked him then to surrender his animals. He refused. When asked then […]

  • Laflin Eliminates Police Department

    LAFLIN — Borough council members voted Monday night to eliminate the Laflin Police Department. Laflin officials called it a decision that had to be made to save money and better serve people who live in the community. But at this council meeting, more than a dozen people voiced their concerns to try to save their police force. “You can’t just take a police department and just wash it away and wait for someone to come and rescue us if we’re […]

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    East Stroudsburg University Cutting Music Programs

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A controversy has been brewing on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. The university will close its music programs and its two tenured music professors will be out of jobs come May. But a crowd showed up at the trustees meeting Thursday night to fight for music education. Members of the community were there, along with ESU students and faculty. The East Stroudsburg University A Capella ensemble performed for the University’s trustees and president Thursday night after […]

  • Community Reacts After Mount Carmel Man Arrested For Child Porn

    MOUNT CARMEL — Jeremy Godin, 38, of Mount Carmel is charged with recording nude children inside his home on North Maple Street in the borough of Mount Carmel. “I’m just flabbergasted. That’s the word that I used before and I am horrified at it. I just never thought it would occur to that magnitude in Mount Carmel,” said Carl Thurner. Godin was arrested this week, and charged with 110 counts related to child pornography. Investigators with the state attorney general’s […]

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    Furry Friends and A Holiday Surprise in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT—Once a month, furry visitors make a special stop at West House in Williamport, a non-profit personal care home for 16 people with various disabilities. “The residents really open up to the dogs. They kind of have a different happiness you don’t see unless the dogs are there,” said Miranda Murray of Turbotville, who visits with her dog. “I love the dogs coming every month because it helps calm me down,” explained resident Roberta Gillespie. The dogs are from Sit […]

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    Poconos Gearing Up For Blast Of Snow

    MONROE COUNTY — Folks living and traveling in the Poconos are expected to see perhaps half a foot of snow or more Wednesday and that made for packed stores and roadways Tuesday. “I hate snow. I’m not looking forward to it at all,” laughed Jesse Glover of Saylorsburg. Lowe’s in Bartonsville was busy as folks scooped up shovels, ice melt, and other storm supplies. “We just had to get a new push broom and some ice melt and actually we […]

  • Snowy Forecast May Keep Some Home This Thanksgiving

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Monday was a record breaking day, seventy degrees in late November and McDade Park in Lackawanna County was packed. “I was really happy because I was expecting cold weather,” said Avery Sulz, of Scranton. The weather is expected to change quickly. Wednesday a winter storm is predicted. That is the very same day millions of people are expected to take to the road, traveling for Thanksgiving, but the snow is a serious concern. “I think it’s crazy […]


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