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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    In Clifford, Anger and Frustration As Bridge Project Drags On

    CLIFFORD — Frustration over a bridge project in one community in Susquehanna County has reached a boiling point. In Clifford, folks are fed up over work on the Creamery Bridge. “Jeepers, I mean everybody that lives in this town has been frustrated,” said Richard White of Clifford. “It’s been nothing but a hassle and these people do not work with me at all. They promised, promised, promised, gave nothing.” Work to replace the bridge began in late August. Folks in […]

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    Pizza Helping People in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Thirteen area pizza businesses are getting together to help the hungry in Scranton. Those businesses are donating pizza one Tuesday a month to the Saint Francis Assisi Soup Kitchen in the Electric City. It’s called Pizza Tuesdays. “If they’re down there, they obviously need the help. It’s great to give back to the community. I mean we wouldn’t be here if the community didn’t help us so I really think it’s definitely a part for us to help […]

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    Scranton Family Stunned after Apparent Murder-Suicide

    SCRANTON — Two people from our area are dead after an apparent murder-suicide and now the victim’s family from Scranton is mourning the loss of their loved one. “I said either Kate’s gonna kill him or he’s gonna kill her, that’s how bad it was,” said Katelyn’s father Robert Baldoni. The newlyweds, Deashawn and Katelyn Thomas, are both from Scranton. They married in November and were living in Tennessee. Police in Tennessee believe Deashawn killed 18-year-old Katelyn Baldoni Thomas Tuesday night […]

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    Mount Carmel Fire Chief Named ‘Citizen of Year’

    MOUNT CARMEL — Fire official Jim Reed says it is an honor to receive the Citizen of the Year award from the Mount Carmel Elks Lodge. Reed is the chief at the American Hose Company in Mount Carmel and the assistant chief of Mount Carmel Fire Department. An incident on the job a year ago almost cost Reed his life. “It’s a definite honor to receive it and be recognized for it. I’d like to hope it was for the […]

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    Employees in Two Luzerne County School Districts Disciplined

    YATESVILLE — An employee in the Pittston Area School District is being “disciplined.” That’s the word from the district solicitor, who says that unnamed person is in trouble after school officials got certain information late Monday afternoon. Solicitor Sam Falcone says there is an “ongoing district investigation” and school officials are dedicated to ensuring student safety at all times. He wouldn’t reveal any other details. This comes just after news that five Wilkes-Barre Area teachers at GAR High School are […]

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    Bushkill Woman Charged With Stealing Tens of Thousands from YMCA

    STROUDSBURG — A Bushkill woman is charged using her former position as a business manager at YMCA in Stroudsburg to steal almost $57,000. Police say from 2011 to 2015, Michele Gonzalez of Bushkill stole the money by writing herself bonus checks, taking advance paychecks and using YMCA checks to make personal purchases. “It’s kind of messed up, cause everyone else doesn’t get the money she’s been getting,” said Denae Perry of Stroudsburg. In court paperwork the CEO of YMCA says […]

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    Five Employees Suspended from G.A.R. High School

    WILKES-BARRE — Several employees in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District are suspended. The solicitor with the Wilkes-Barre Area School District says that five professional employees at G.A.R. High School are suspended with pay during a district investigation. The solicitor would not say much more beyond that. Newswatch 16 did reach out Wilkes-Barre police to see if they are investigating any wrong-doing but have not heard back from the commander of investigations. Students that Newswatch 16 spoke with say they were […]


    Basketball Means Business This Weekend in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Fans inside Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre are cheering on their teams on the hardwood. For the first time, the PIAA District II Boys and Girls High School Championships are being held there. “I think it’s wonderful, a local area, by all the local businesses, a neutral spot so I think it’s fair,” said Laura Bulgaris of Dallas, who stood in line for tickets for a game. With an arena full of fans nearby, folks at local businesses […]


    In Poconos, Soggy Mess Remains After Storm

    MONROE COUNTY — The water in Marshalls Creek in Smithfield Township is running high and fast after a violent storm blew through Wednesday night. The storm’s heavy rains have been a problem for people and properties in low-lying areas, flooding some spots, including roadways. In the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, park rangers directed traffic. Route 209 in the area of Bushkill Falls was down to one lane because of a clogged culvert. Water flowed over the road. “It’s […]

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    Local Prostate Cancer Support Group Invites Governor Wolf

    SCRANTON — Governor Tom Wolf has prostate cancer, an announcement he made Wednesday from Harrisburg, with his wife, Frances, at his side. Without being specific, Wolf says treatment will take several months and won’t keep him from doing his job. “Him sharing it with the community is very important because it allows people to know that this is prevalent, that this is happening and it can happen to anyone. It can happen to men in their 30’s and 40’s also, […]

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    Wintry Mix Makes a Mess in Poconos

    MOUNT POCONO — A wintry mix created a mess and troublesome travel in the Poconos Tuesday. Drivers like Millie McAlman of Tunkhannock Township were forced to scrape ice from their vehicles. “It’s terrible. I’m not a winter person, even though I’ve been in the Poconos for over 20 years. It’s hazardous, just driving, that’s bad,” she said. The slick mixture made for sloppy roadways and treacherous driving. On Interstate 380 south near the Mount Pocono exit, one vehicle went off […]

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    Wayne County Couple Charged With Scamming Senior Citizens

    WAYNE COUNTY — David and Betty Jane Borsdam face theft, home improvement fraud and other charges. State police say the Honesdale couple used their business, Borsdam’s Incorporated, to swindle senior citizens. Investigators say the husband and wife overcharged and performed unnecessary electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling work. Then, they would cash checks for themselves. “I think he’s a crook, a robber, all he did was steal from senior citizens, that’s it,” said Richard Garrity of Honesdale. Garrity is in his 80s […]


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