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
  • Body Found in Burning Home in Schuylkill County

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP — The coroner has been called to a fire in Schuylkill County Thursday. The fire chief in Summit Station says the blaze broke out around 5:15 p.m. Crews arrived to find flames and heavy smoke at the home on Fair Road in Wayne Township, south of Schuylkill Haven. Fire crews from Schuylkill and Berks counties responded and managed to quickly douse the flames. The house is divided into two sections. The part on the left burned. Inside, fire […]

  • Ice Jam and Dangers Remain in Nicholson

    NICHOLSON — Wednesday was another difficult day for crews in Nicholson as they worked to break up an ice jam on Martins Creek. An excavator scooped up huge chunks of ice, helping the water to flow. “It’s very depressing to watch the water come in, and you wonder what’s going to happen to your home. You work hard all your life to have what you have, and it’s your home. People probably think I’m nuts because I’m here, but it’s […]

  • Ice Jam Floods Nicholson Neighborhood

    NICHOLSON — Emergency crews in Wyoming County were busy dealing with ice jams Tuesday, though they said the worst spot was in Nicholson where the water of Martin Creek backed up, flooding homes and businesses. “This is putting a lot of pressure on the borough, and we’ve got to get the pressure off the borough,” said Gene Dziak, the director of the Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency. Part of Route 92 in the borough was closed to traffic in both […]

  • Educator Dead After Crash on Interstate 81

    BENTON TOWNSHIP —  One person is dead after a crash near the Lackawanna and Susquehanna County line. It happened just before 8 a.m. on Monday on Interstate 81 south near Lenoxville.  The coroner confirms at least one person has died in this crash. The three-vehicle crash closed Interstate 81 at the Lackawanna and Susquehanna County line for nearly four hours Monday morning. The crash resulted in a death of Patricia Pasierb of Jefferson Township, a special education teacher in the Mountain […]

  • Woman Dead After Blaze Near Berwick

    MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP -- A woman is dead and fire destroyed a home in Columbia County Friday afternoon.

  • After U.S. Marshal Killed, Reaction About Dangers Of Job

    HAZLETON — “This job has changed so drastically over the years and my thoughts and prayers are with the family of those brave and courageous officers.” Hazleton police Chief Jerry Speziale calls what happened in Harrisburg a terrible tragedy. Speziale was himself a Deputy U.S. Marshal for about 18 years. He worked on a task force, like Deputy Marshal Christopher Hill and like Hill, he also served warrants. In 1986, Speziale was working with two fellow NYPD officers when he […]

  • Susquehanna County Fire Company Says It Was Scammed

    THOMPSON — The Thompson Hose Company is a volunteer fire department with about 35 members. Those members say they have been scammed by a contractor they paid to renovate and expand their building. “There was no answering the phone or returning phone calls,” said hose company president Bob Conklin. In 2016, the fire company took out a $400,000 loan to pay for the expansion and renovation project. Members signed a contract with a contractor they will not name and say […]

  • People in Poconos React After Two Violent Crimes in One Day

    MONROE COUNTY — Neighbors say they still cannot believe what happened at a home in Coolbaugh Township Friday. Police say 63-year-old Freddie Simmons shot and killed a 16-year-old girl believed to be his niece before killing himself. There has been no explanation about a possible motive. Lancelot Fortune has just been arrested for the slaying of his aunt and step-uncle the same day in Pocono Township. Police say he stabbed the two to death. That made for two violent and […]

  • Mother Charged After Kids Call for Help

    TAMAQUA — Audrey Warner, 35, of Tamaqua is charged with endangering the welfare of her four children. It was December 29 when cops say they were called to Warner’s apartment. Inside, they say they found three empty 20-ounce cans of alcohol, a visibly intoxicated Warner, and four kids, ages 11, 6, 5, and 2. “Having kids myself, it’s horrible, pretty horrible thing,” said Steve Schickram, a neighbor and father of five. “To leave your children there is just absolutely horrible. […]

  • In Towanda, Eyes To Sky and River As Storm and Cold Loom

    TOWANDA — Friday was a day of record-breaking temperatures near 60 degrees, even after sundown in Towanda. “It’s so much nicer than what we had for the last 3 weeks,” said Dale Cole of Towanda. In less than 24 hours, temperatures are expected to tumble and a winter storm looms. Depending on how it moves, Towanda could be blanketed with 5 inches or more. “Seems like we’re in a position here where you never know how it’s gonna go, it’ll […]

  • Soapy Suds in Black Creek Spark Investigation

    BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP — Environmental officials investigated a soap-like substance that was dumped or leaked into Black Creek near Hazleton. “The creek was clean, people were actually fishing in it and now this happens, it’s a shame, it’s polluting,” said Charlene Hoffman who lives in Black Creek Township. The suds were piled in mounds, stuck in trees, on grass, and floating down roadways on Black Creek. In some cases, drivers pulled over to snap pictures, shocked by what they saw. Some […]

  • Lawsuit Pits Police Officers Against Chief, Mayor

    WILKES-BARRE — Two Wilkes-Barre police union leaders filed a lawsuit in federal court. Sergeant Phil Myers and Dan Duffy say they were unfairly punished after failing to support Tony George’s bid for mayor and making complaints about Police Chief Marcella Lendacky. “It’s pretty messed up because they’re here to protect us,” said Destiny Lebron of Wilkes-Barre about the lawsuit. “It’s stupid. It’s really stupid,” said Alicia Dante of Wilkes-Barre about the situation. According to the lawsuit, Myers and Duffy say […]