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.

Recent Articles
  • Attorney General Charges Embarrassing for Area?

    SUNBURY — The besieged state attorney general continues to face mounting criticism and pressure to resign her position, after being charged criminally last week with perjury and obstruction of justice. Kathleen Kane, a Scranton native, is the second elected state attorney general to be criminally charged. Both officials are from Lackawanna County, which some say casts embarrassment over the area. “I’m almost sure they’re both from the Scranton area up there, so that sure doesn’t make Scranton look very good […]

  • Two Charged With Starting Scranton Blaze After Smoking Spice

    SCRANTON — Scranton police arrested and charged two people in connection with a blaze Wednesday night at a rooming house on Capouse Avenue in the city. The building partially collapsed and had to be demolished and more than 20 people were left homeless. Denise Raymond and Joseph Bergamino were charged with a criminal mischief and several counts of reckless endangerment. Investigators said the couple admitted to smoking the drug ‘spice,’ getting high and accidentally setting the fire in the rooming […]

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    Local Attorneys, Including Former PA Attorney General React To Kane Controversy

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY—Pennsylvania Attorney General and Scranton native Kathleen Kane faces criminal charges, including perjury and obstruction of justice. Two attorneys from Lackawanna County, including a former state attorney general, are reacting to the situation. Ernest Preate was a state attorney general who pleaded guilty to mail fraud and served time behind bars in the 90s for campaign contribution violations. He resigned and served time in prison. Preate is now an attorney in Lackawanna County. “I think if she’s convicted she’s […]

  • Hazleton Hookah Lounge Closed

    HAZLETON — Hazleton city officials shuttered a hookah lounge Wednesday. Xtacy Hookah Lounge on East Diamond Avenue was boarded up as fire and police crews blocked off part of the road. Using a translator, the city’s chief of police spoke with the owner. “I just want to make sure he knows he cannot go in this business and he cannot operate this business until it’s abated through the city,” said Chief Frank DeAndrea. City officials say the owner of the […]

  • Crews Battle Flames in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Flames broke out at a building in Scranton Wednesday night. Crews were called out around 8 p.m. to the place on Capouse Avenue in Scranton. Heavy smoke could be seen pouring into the sky as firefighters battled the flames. Part of the building collapsed. The four-story building used to house the Doghouse Saloon. Before that, it was the Clubhouse bar, a nuisance bar that was shut down in 2006. City officials said the place had apartments were being […]

  • Carbon County Fair Kicks Off

    PALMERTON — The 16th annual Carbon County fair kicked off in Palmerton Monday night. There was dancing, bull riding, and more as hundreds flocked to the fairgrounds. “It’s a perfect little, local fair. It’s a lot of fun. There’s tons of things to keep everybody occupied, a little bit for everyone,” said Sarah Papenhausen. She and her family traveled from their Jim Thorpe home to enjoy the fair for the first time. There were games, too, for kids big and […]

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    Former Teacher Accused of Having Sex with 13-Year-Old Student

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A teacher in the North Schuylkill School District was arraigned late Friday afternoon on charges she had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student. Court papers say Melinda Trezise, 39, of Cressona was involved with the boy since December 2014. Before she resigned, Trezise used to be a sixth grade teacher at North Schuylkill. “Who is teaching our children? What are they teaching them? What are they telling them? I am very worried,” said Tara Rabbits, who […]

  • Local Reaction to Deadly Cincinnati Shooting

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Security officers at Marywood University in Lackawanna County are not armed, but they are trained to deal with problems and call area police when they need to and they are allowed to make traffic stops on campus. “In most cases, there are passive ways to go about it and we have our protocol of keeping the situation as safe as we possibly can and if need be, we do have the authority to restrain the individual,” said […]

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    Dream Game in Lackawanna County a Scorcher

    PECKVILLE — Players heated up an already hot field for the annual Dream Game in Lackawanna County Wednesday night in Peckville. The City Team took on the County Team at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium in what has become the oldest high school football all-star game in the state. “It’s got a lot of meaning, you know? A lot of people for a long time from the school I went to, Delaware Valley, a lot of kids have played and a […]

  • Mother Nature is Bringing The Heat This Week

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Mother Nature is bringing the heat this week. A heat wave is expected for northeastern and central Pennsylvania. A heat wave is three or more days in a row with temperatures 90 degrees or higher. “Hot, it’s just hot,” laughed Ron Reed who was camping at Lackawanna State Park, north of Dalton. Tuesday, some tried to beat the heat on the water at the state park by boating, fishing, or kayaking. “It was kind of hot, yes, […]

  • Locals React To Deadly Shootings in Chattanooga

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY—Four Marines are dead and three other people injured, after suspected killer Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire at a Naval Operation Support Center and an Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In Northeast Pennsylvania, people are reacting to news of the tragedy. “It’s not safe, you know what I mean? At any given time it can happen, any state. We’re not even safe in our own country, you know what I mean? But it happens,” said Jonathan Hill […]

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    Learning The Ropes And Dangers of Law Enforcement

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — More than 70 campers are on the campus of Marywood University this week for Camp Cadet, run by the state police. The boys and girls, ages 12 to 15, are learning the ropes and a bit about the dangers of law enforcement. Sunday, the campers held a moment of silence for fallen Scranton Patrolman John Wilding. The camp offers training similar to a police academy. “I really don’t know what I want to do when I get […]


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