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
  • Mixed Reactions to Boy Scout Announcement

    SCRANTON — Starting next year, girls will be allowed to join The Boy Scouts of America. They’ll be allowed into the Cub Scout program and they’ll be able to pursue the highest rank of Eagle Scout. “It just expands the opportunities for these young ladies to get the same great program, the same character values and ethical training that we give to the boys. The girls deserve that as well,” said Mark Barbernitz, a Boy Scout Executive from the Northeast […]

  • Serious Go-Kart Crash Injures Teen, 4 Year Old

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — A 17-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl are recovering after a serious go-kart crash Monday evening in Luzerne County. “Just all of a sudden we heard a loud metallic crash and then my husband just went running to see because then we heard the girl screaming and yelling and crying,” said one neighbor. “I was hoping nothing serious had happened, but when you see a medivac, a helicopter landing, you know it is serious,” said another woman […]

  • Drivers Stuck After Rig Crash Closes Route 33 For Hours in Poconos

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — An overturned traffic trailer had traffic closed for hours on Route 33 in Hamilton Township Monday afternoon. “I’m about to head that way anyway because I have to go to work on 80. I’m just getting out, about to head to work and I’m just now hearing about this now,” said Trevor Dewitt of Stroudsburg. State police spent hours on scene. Route 33 southbound was closed leaving some truckers trapped. Route 33 northbound was down to one […]

  • Kickoff to Fall Foliage Festival in Jim Thorpe

    JIM THORPE — Every autumn, thousands of people flock to Jim Thorpe for a little shopping and a little leaf peeping. This year, there are even more tourists. The Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival is held each weekend in October. People from all over visit for attractions, entertainment, shopping, biking, leaf peeping and more. “We just came down for the weekend to enjoy the fall festival and we have a cabin and we’re heading to go check out our cabin,” […]

  • In Wilkes-Barre, A Vote To Investigate Police Department

    WILKES-BARRE — It was standing room only in Wilkes-Barre city council chambers Thursday night as council members voted to investigate the city police department. In the back of the room, members of the Luzerne County Fraternal Order of Police and Wilkes-Barre’s police union members stood. They came to ask the council to “fix” the police department. “The disrespect and unfair treatment they endure from within should not be tolerated. Fairness, consistency, respect and a complete understanding of guidelines and an […]

  • Police: Robbery Attempt Leads to Shooting in Berwick

    BERWICK — People living in Berwick call it unbelievable. A man covered in blood staggered through their neighborhood, fighting with another man, while a woman was screaming for help and running away. It happened Tuesday night. “Honest to God, he looked like the walking dead. I apologize for saying it that way, but he looked like I could have walked over and pushed him and he wouldn’t have gotten back up, and the guy was following him. We called 911. […]

  • March and Rally in Lewisburg for Solidarity

    LEWISBURG — For decades, people have been marching in Lewisburg to stop the hate and Tuesday they marched and rallied again in solidarity. In the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas and other national controversies, organizers say this is more important than ever. “My heart is breaking over it and you know I woke up this morning and I didn’t know what I was going to say to be totally frank. We wanted to keep our spirits high and […]

  • Daughter Charged with Homicide in Mother’s Death in Carbon County

    PALMERTON — Lisa Caplan was arraigned at a magistrate’s in Weatherly on a charge of criminal homicide. Caplan claims her mother was attacking her so she needed to kill her with a crossbow. “She was attacking me, telling me she was going to kill me. I didn’t shoot her,” said Caplan. She’s accused of killing her mother, Sandra Barndt, 71, with a crossbow. Investigators say the murder happened Wednesday night at the family’s home: 716 First Street in Palmerton. “It’s […]

  • Despite Controversy, NFL Football Is On At Scranton VFW

    SCRANTON — The Packers faced off against the Bears on Thursday night football. At VFW Post 25 in Scranton, folks were watching. But that’s not the case everywhere. Some veterans clubs around the state and country are turning off NFL games, refusing to show them as players choose to kneel or sit during the national anthem. “I don’t like it, I don’t like them kneeling, they are disrespecting the flag and the United States of America. It’s as simple as […]

  • Tragedy on the Lake: Remembering Leah Loomis

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP — It’s a death that has shocked a quiet lake community and an entire school district. A high school senior is gone, and her friends and family are in shock. 17-year-old Leah Loomis of Carbondale Township was a senior at Lakeland High School, a cheerleader with lots of friends. Fire officials say Loomis fell from a boat on Newton Lake near Carbondale Tuesday and never resurfaced. Dive teams searched for hours over two days before they found her body. […]

  • Rescue Crews Search for Drowning Victim in Lackawanna County

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP — Dive teams spent hours searching Newton Lake Tuesday afternoon after a teen girl fell from a boat. Fire officials say she never resurfaced. “I heard some crazy screaming today. I thought it was some kids playing. I’m thinking to myself, it sounds unusual for kids to be hollering and screaming in that tone, but I was doing some computer work, paperwork for the business and didn’t think twice about it,” said John Lee, who is vacationing at […]

  • Too Hot For Football?

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — With temperatures soaring in the 90’s Monday afternoon, the junior varsity football team from Lakeland played at Lackawanna Trail near Factoryville. “Upwards of 90 I’m sure and the bleachers reflect it nicely also, so that makes it even nicer. Up, up, up! Joe Snedeker said something about it snowing today, did you hear that?” said Jerry Snyder of Greenfield Township. Fans looked for any sliver of shade or huddled under umbrellas, broiling on the bleachers. “It’s very […]