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
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    Scranton ‘A Battleground’ Ahead of Primary

    SCRANTON — From Harrisburg to Pittsburgh and beyond, presidential hopefuls are crisscrossing the Keystone State ahead of Tuesday’s primary and the Scranton area is playing a big role. “She is the most qualified person alive to run these United States, so we are in very good hands,” said actress Kathy Najimy, who was in Scranton Wednesday night stumping for Hillary Rodham Clinton, a friend she jokingly calls “H-Rod.” Clinton is scheduled to be at Scranton High School Friday afternoon. “I think […]

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    World War II Veteran Finally Gets High School Diploma

    HONESDALE — A World War II veteran from Wayne County finally received his high school diploma Tuesday night. Robert Dexter from Damascus enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944. He was a 17-year-old junior at Damascus High School. “The war was on, World War II. I just felt I had to participate, so I did.” As a crowd looked on, Dexter was awarded his degree by the Wayne Highlands School Board. Dexter was discharged in 1948. He started a career […]

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    Teachers in Athens Area School District on Strike

    ATHENS TOWNSHIP — Teachers in Athens Area School District went on strike Monday, joining Sayre Area teachers who went on strike last week. “I think it’s a shame that the teachers association is doing what they’re doing. I just think the teachers, they don’t understand the reality of the world,” said Joe Regan, who lives in Bradford County. Classes in the district are canceled after talks broke down between teachers and district officials. According to the Athens Area Education Association […]


    Walking To Remember Laurie In Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Dozens of family and friends walked to remember and celebrate Laurie Merritt Friday. “Laurie was one of the best people you could ever meet. She was a friend right to the end. She was always there for me. I know she’s smiling down on us, and unfortunately she knows who did this to her, but we don’t,” said Ann Ralston, Merritt’s best friend. Merritt died two years ago at her home on Wyoming Street in Wilkes-Barre after it was torched. […]


    Hog Wild At Kingston Township Zoning Meeting Over Pig Controversy

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — Zoning officials in Luzerne County told a crowd Thursday night that they cannot make a decision about a pet pig named Gemma. There’s been controversy over the one-year-old potbellied pet in a residential section of Kingston Township. Gemma is a family pet and lives inside a home on Mount Olivet Road, but recently the family who owns her was cited. Township rules do not allow pigs in residential neighborhoods. The family paid about $500 to appeal the citation […]

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    Rev. Cruz in Williamsport Stumps for Son Ted

    WILLIAMSPORT — Rev. Rafael Cruz says his son, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, is the man for the job. Cruz’s father was in Williamsport Wednesday night, talking about Christianity and his son’s campaign for president. Rafael Cruz, originally from Cuba, spoke to a crowd at The Door Fellowship Church in Williamsport. He also spoke privately to Newswatch 16. “When I came to this country almost 59 years ago, I had no money. I couldn’t speak a word of English and to […]

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    Carbon County Cuisine Boosts Local Business

    CARBON COUNTY — Carbon County’s second annual Restaurant Awareness Week is underway. Sponsored by the Carbon County Chamber and Economic Development Corporation, it’s an effort to boost local businesses. “We are so thrilled. This week we are promoting Carbon County restaurant awareness week. We want to make sure you’re going out to eat,” said Marlyn Kissner of the CCEDC. More than 20 eateries are part of restaurant week from Lake Harmony, Palmerton, Lehighton, and beyond. “If we can bring new […]

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    Wilkes-Barre Area School Board Votes to Fire 5 Teachers, Shoots Down GAR Consolidation

    WILKES-BARRE — It was a busy and emotional meeting for the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board: a major plan was shot down, teachers were fired, and a financial plan was passed. With a vote of 6 to 3, the board shot down a motion to consolidate all three district high schools, Meyers, Coughlin and G.A.R. Memorial into one new school. Because of aging and crumbling buildings, the district has already moved forward with a plan to build a new school, combining […]

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    Coroner: Man Killed in Lycoming County Barn Fire

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — A man was killed in a barn fire in Lycoming County. David Smith, 38, of Gaines died from smoke inhalation and burns, according to the coroner. There is no word on how Smith got caught in the fire. The coroner said Smith was visiting his mother’s farm along Pine Woods Road in Limestone Township near Jersey Shore when the fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. Friday. Firefighters say they had a tough time battling the flames because […]

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    Bill Clinton Stumps for Wife at Scranton High School

    SCRANTON — Former President Bill Clinton was in Scranton Thursday night to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton. To applause and cheers, Bill Clinton took the stage inside Scranton High School. He was in town to talk about his wife’s policies and why she’s the best candidate for the presidency. Pennsylvania’s primary is April 26. Hillary Clinton faces U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic nomination. “If you want to do something to make America better, you ought […]

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    ‘Heroes Behind the Headsets’ Honored in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Dispatchers at the Luzerne County 911 center are being hailed for their calm under pressure and will be receiving an award for their work last year. The 911 center is getting an outstanding service award for work back in October when an active shooter was outside a Wal-Mart near Wilkes-Barre. On October 17, 2015, the call came into the Luzerne County 911 center of an active shooter in a parking lot in Wilkes-Barre Township. “Really scary. I […]

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    Bardo Re-Sentenced to Life in Prison

    WILKES-BARRE — The death sentence of a man serving time for the murder of his 3-year-old niece was officially overturned Tuesday in Luzerne County. Michael Bardo was convicted in 1993 of raping and killing Joelle Donovan the year before. Bardo was sentenced to death but was granted a hearing on the sentence in 2012. A judge said Bardo’s attorneys failed to present evidence about abuse he suffered as a child and his mental state. The judge said a jury should […]


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