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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 three children.

Recent Articles
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    “Pillow Case Bandit” Charged In Burglary Crime Spree

    MONTOURSVILLE — Police charged a man late Tuesday afternoon with a burglary spree that spanned about a year. Police said he called himself the “Pillow Case Bandit.” David Bean, 41,¬†of Loyalsock Township has been locked up in Lycoming County on charges he tried to break into a home in Loyalsock Township last November. Now state police say they finally have enough evidence to charge him with more than a dozen other burglaries in 2012 and 2013. Bean’s alleged victims call […]

  • Special Ceremony To Thank State Police

    NEWFOUNDLAND — Dressed in Halloween costumes, third graders at Wallenpaupack Area South Elementary sang a special concert Monday night, while their friends, family, and members of the Pennsylvania State Police looked on. “It’s our duty to protect and serve. That’s out motto in the Pennsylvania State Police, so we’re more than willing, in fact that’s who we are. That’s what we want to do, but knowing that the community is supporting us and people are with us means a great […]

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    Could Eric Frein Have Stolen Car?

    MONROE COUNTY — Police in the Poconos said a black 2012 Porsche was reported stolen from in front of a home on Burger Road in Blakeslee on October 18 and then, on Wednesday, that vehicle was found 137 miles away, abandoned on Lee Hollow Road in Delaware County, New York. Now people living in Pike and Monroe counties are considering the possibility that suspected cop killer Eric Frein may have stolen the car and gotten out of the state. “It […]

  • Could Colder Weather Help Find Frein?

    MONROE COUNTY — State police said the changing weather could certainly help them catch their man, Eric Matthew Frein. They are hoping cold, wet conditions force Frein to make a mistake, a mistake that leads to his capture. “It’s been too long. It’s been too long to have him loose. As a woman, to have children out here, it’s too long. It doesn’t make any sense. I don’t understand why they can’t find him,” said Faith Johnson of Blakeslee. Investigators […]

  • Effects of Frein Search

    MONROE COUNTY — The search for Eric Matthew Frein has shifted as bloodhounds, troopers, and federal agents converge in the Swiftwater area. For weeks, there was heavy police presence in the Canadensis area of Monroe County. “I don’t believe they have him surrounded. I don’t think he’s here. I think he’s somewhere else. I don’t know where, but he’s not here,” said one woman who lives in the area. “The shifting, the zig-zagging, it makes no sense. There’s no way […]

  • Allied Services To Halt Free Van Service

    SCRANTON — Allied Services is a non-profit that serves thousands of people in northeastern and central Pennsylvania with rehab, developmental, and other services. Hundreds of patients who use Allied’s 13 out-patient rehab facilities have free transportation to and from those locations, but that is soon coming to an end. In a statement to Newswatch 16, spokesperson Jim Brogna for Allied said the free van transportation will stop at the end of November. “Regrettably it is no longer economically viable to […]

  • Police Say Flynn “Acted Like a Hero”

    HARRISBURG — “Everything happened so quickly, shots were fired, they were almost simultaneous, ,the representative fired two rounds and the juvenile suspect fired one round,” said Sgt. Gabriel Olivera of the Harrisburg Police Department. Police in Harrisburg say State Representative Marty Flynn acted like a hero. Flynn said he was walking home from dinner with fellow lawmaker Representative Ryan Bizzaro, when some teens approached and tried to rob them. Flynn said one of those teenagers pulled a gun and fired […]

  • Should a Child Be Locked up with Adults?

    WAYNE COUNTY — 10-year-old Tristin Kurilla is locked up inside the Wayne County Correctional Facility. The child is charged as an adult with criminal homicide. “I think he just thinks he’s going for an overnight like any other time. I don’t know if he understands where he’s going or where he’s being housed,” said defense attorney Bernie Brown. Investigators said Kurilla hit a 90-year-old woman at his grandfather’s home over the weekend, killing her. According to court papers, Kurilla admitted […]

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    Leaf Peeping in Jim Thorpe

    JIM THORPE — Autumn is one of the most popular times of the year to visit Jim Thorpe in Carbon County. According to the locals, as the trees explode with color, tourists by the thousands flock to the area. “I love it. It’s quaint. It’s low key. The people are neat, really really nice people and it’s just beautiful,” said Steve Shultz of Lebanon. The annual Foliage Festival comes the first three weekends of every October in Jim Thorpe as […]

  • Hotel Building in Benton Condemned, Tenants Forced out

    BENTON — People who live at the Hotel Hess building in Benton, Columbia County are in shock. Some have already moved out of their apartments on Main Street. Others have not even begun to pack their things. “If I get throwed out, [I’ll] go to my mother’s ’til I get some place to go,” said tenant Joe Hess. The building was condemned this week. County housing officials said the place is infested with bedbugs and there may be other problems, […]

  • Affidavit and News Conference Reveal New Info on Frein Search

    PIKE COUNTY — “Every so often true evil rears its ugly head and we must deal with it.” That is what State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens had to say at a news conference in Blooming Grove Township Wednesday afternoon. In one of the most informative conferences yet, investigators revealed new details about Eric Matthew Frein and the search to find him in the woods of northeastern Pennsylvania. “The bottom line is this: now Frein is a fugitive who we […]

  • Is Selinsgrove Really Dangerous? Residents Say No

    SELINSGROVE — According to the latest study by Home Security Shield, Selinsgrove is one of the most dangerous communities in the Keystone State. Number one is Chester, followed by Ambridge, New Castle, McKees Rocks, Harrisburg, and then York. Number seven is Selinsgrove, a borough of about 5,700 people in Snyder County. “No way, nope,” reacted one resident. “I actually thought it must be a joke and then the more I read, the more I realized it wasn’t just an overt […]


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