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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    As Parents Overdose and Leave Kids Behind, Recovering Addicts Speak Out

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY—In Hazleton, investigators say two parents overdosed in front of their four young children. Near Pittsburgh, two parents were found dead in a home with their four young children. Photos and videos of parents and grandparents who have overdoses in their presence of young children have gone viral. Lackawanna County’s District Attorney Shane Scanlon says drug addiction affects everyone, young, old, rich and poor. He’s launched the ‘Heroin Hits Home’ campaign. “We’re not going to arrest our way out […]

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    Scranton Police: Woman with Utility Knife Subdued with Stun Gun

    SCRANTON — A woman is locked up, facing charges of disorderly conduct and assault after Scranton police say she attacked her boyfriend and then approached police officers with a utility knife. Police officers used a stun gun on Gretchell Torres-Ortiz outside her Moosic Street apartment. “One of the officers deployed a Taser, at which point she fell to the ground and was taken into custody. They said she was about three yards when they finally deployed the stun gun,” said […]

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    As Strike Looms, ESU Students Ask Questions At Special Forum

    EAST STROUDSBURG — As a strike looms at 14 state system universities, including East Stroudsburg University, administrators spoke with students in a special question and answer forum Tuesday night. Dozens of East Stroudsburg University students filled an auditorium on campus for the event. “Makes me a little bit nervous because I don’t want to be off track for my graduation, and I don’t really know what to expect with all of it, like how long is it going last? Is […]

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    Wet, Chilly Start To Big Fall Festival In Jim Thorpe

    JIM THORPE –The annual Fall Foliage Festival in Jim Thorpe kicks off this weekend and the forecast is cloudy, chilly and soggy. “The trains are all sold out, the town’s sold out, so no matter what the weather is I think we’re going to have a great turnout. This weekend looks a little bit rough but I think we’ll be fine,” said vendor Gary Wagner. The festival runs the first three weekends in October and means a lot for local […]

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    Students Pack Away Hunger One Lunch at a Time

    CHESTNUT HILL — Side by side, students, parents, teachers and staff from Pleasant Valley Elementary stuffed brown bags with raisins, juice boxes, tuna fish and more. “This program has grown from ten students in the beginning to over 75 students participating this year and more and we are just so thrilled to provide for our community,”  said Pleasant Valley Elementary’s principal, Erica Greer. This is the fourth year these bagged meals are being prepared for students in need at Pleasant […]

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    Police: Man Stole Car with Young Girl Inside from Lewisburg Gas Station

    LEWISBURG — A man is charged with theft, kidnapping, and robbery after police say he stole a car with a girl in the backseat from a gas station in Lewisburg. It happened at Fuel On just before 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Police say a man was pumping gas, with his 10-year old niece in the backseat of his vehicle. He ran inside to pay and that’s when a man jumped into his vehicle and took off. “He came inside, the […]

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    After Nazi Flag Controversy, Questions Over What Is Offensive at Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair is a family fair. So fair officials say when they got word Nazi flags were being displayed by a vendor, they had the vendor remove them. When they learned the vendor was a registered sex offender, he was asked to leave, and he did. Fair officials say with about 800 vendors, they can’t do background checks unless there’s a specific issue or complaint. “Oh, it’s impossible, and if you started background checks on everyone that came […]

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    Robert Morris Elementary in Scranton Closed Monday Because of Air Quality Issues

    SCRANTON– Robert Morris Elementary in Scranton will be closed Monday. School officials say the building is being thoroughly cleaned this weekend after tests revealed air quality problems. “The fact that they’re doing it this weekend is very good because nothing really goes on at a school during the weekend. School is out so they have freedom and all the time to get it done as much as possible and as quick as possible,” said Michael Morrison of Scranton. School officials […]

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    Run Around Scranton Dedicates Run to Local Bartender, Bartender Gives Back

    SCRANTON — In Scranton on Thursday, more than 200 people took to the streets, running and walking in solidarity for a local man with stage 4 lung cancer. That man, Pat Sweeney, set up a special stand to give his thanks. The streets of Scranton were packed with runners and walkers. Run Around Scranton is a fun monthly event, but this run was an extra special one for a local man many know and love. Sweeney is a longtime, well-known bartender […]

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    Man Dead After Standoff in Ringtown

    RINGTOWN—“This neighborhood has never seen anything like this, I mean it’s a quiet neighborhood, everybody watched over everybody.” Ronnie Meeks of Ringtown came home to SWAT teams and tactical equipment in his quiet neighborhood, as units surrounded a home on Spring Street. Officials on scene said a 33-year old man was inside his parent’s home, armed with his young daughter, refusing to come out. “I was taking a nap and I woke up and I came out, I couldn’t find […]

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    SWAT Team Called to Hostage Situation in Schuylkill County

    RINGTOWN — A hostage situation ended late Thursday afternoon in a neighborhood in Ringtown. Officials tell us a man was visiting his parents’ home on Spring Street when he barricaded himself inside with his 2-year-old daughter around 4 p.m. Police tell us the man threatened suicide and the coroner was called to the scene as a precaution. The man has since released his daughter from the home she is expected to be OK. There is no word if the man will […]

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    Latest Anthony Weiner Scandal Comes as Documentary Plays at Local Film Festival

    TUNKHANNOCK — Anthony Weiner, the former congressman and candidate for mayor of New York City, is again accused in a sexting scandal, this time with a 15-year-old girl. The controversy comes in the midst of the 14th Annual Fall Film Festival at The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, which happens to feature “Weiner,” an up-close look at Weiner’s failed run for office and the controversy ignited with inappropriate pictures and texts sent to young women. His wife, Huma Abedin, a top […]