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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 four children.

Recent Articles
  • Keystone College Program Cut, Popular Restaurant Closed

    LA PLUME —The Chef’s Table is a popular restaurant on the campus of Keystone College. Since 1994, it has been a place for people to enjoy fine dining and a training ground for Keystone College culinary arts students. “The community has just been incredible and my students want to thank everybody and I want to thank each and every member who’s ever walked in these doors because it’s been so important for them and their education and their career,” said […]

  • Marywood Students Build Disaster Shelters

    SCRANTON — While officials in Nepal ask for help housing half a million people who were forced from their homes by a deadly earthquake, architecture students in Lackawanna County unveiled temporary disaster shelters of their own design. The 28 architecture students are from Marywood University. Working in groups over the last semester, they made three different temporary shelters. The structures could be used in a disaster situation. “It was a very great experience using different methods of disaster relief, how […]

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    From Baltimore to Billtown, Reaction to Violence

    WILLIAMSPORT — The images of riots, looting, and fires are dramatic. And while Baltimore is more than 160 miles away, some people in Williamsport said their hearts are with those in Charm City. “It’s devastating. I saw it on Facebook. My nephew has pictures. He lives down there, so it’s heartbreaking. I have family there. It’s just heartbreaking to see that, you know,” said Shanna Lawrence of Williamsport. The fires and violence in Baltimore come after the arrest and death […]

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    Violence at Stroud Mall Concerns Shoppers

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Stroud Area Regional Police said once again, there has been bloodshed outside Stroud Mall in Monroe County. They said Saturday night, after an argument, a male was stabbed twice outside the mall. Investigators are searching for a group of young men in connection with the attack. “I think that’s really sad and how people are these days like violence is not the answer. Especially a stabbing,” said Dana Russell of Kunkletown. On Easter Sunday, a woman was […]

  • Locals Warned About Synthetic Pot Overdoses

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY—Officials are warning about a spike in synthetic marijuana overdoses in Eastern Pennsylvania. “Users of these substances are really playing russian roulette. You use this junk only if you want to end up in the ER of in a coffin.,” said Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico. Synthetic marijuana is suspected in at least eight deaths in the state, from brands including one known as “Mr. Big Shot. ” The result officials said is heart and brain problems, seizures, […]

  • Bill Would Ban Certain Uses of Public Assistance

    WILKES-BARRE — A proposed bill in Harrisburg calls for a ban on tobacco product purchases for people who get cash assistance from the state. If passed into law, House Bill 1038 would ban certain purchases with a state-issued public assistance card, also known as an EBT Access card. “The people that are getting the cash, they can use it for whatever they want really. I don’t see a problem with it,” said one man from Wilkes-Barre. Some state lawmakers say […]

  • Black and Blue Ball Draws Crowd For MDA

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — It was a night of dining and dancing for a good cause. The 15th annual Black and Blue Ball was held at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County. About 400 people were there. “To me, it’s a testament to the generosity and the character of the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania and it really is a testament to how wonderful our area is and what a great region this is to live in,” said MDA Honoree Judy Price. […]

  • Crews Battle Brush Fire For Hours In Scranton

    SCRANTON—Fire crews spent hours battling the brush fire in the woods off Swetland Street in the city’s west side . Crews were called about the blaze Thursday afternoon and through most of the night, they were in the woods spraying the area with water. Fire officials said the recent dry and windy weather has made conditions ripe for these kinds of fires. There have been several in Lackawanna County and beyond this week and there are burn bans in several […]

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    Jimmy Carter Visits Wilkes-Barre Mansion for Fundraiser

    WILKES-BARRE — Former President Jimmy Carter was at The Mary Stegmaier Mansion in Wilkes-Barre Tuesday night. Carter visited with about 65 people as part of a fundraiser for his hometown, Plains, Georgia. Each of the guests purchased tickets. “I’ve seen a little bit about the history here and this has always been a beautiful part of Pennsylvania for me,” he said. There was a silent auction and time to pose for photographs with 90-year-old Carter. Ten-year-old Tommy Lynch got a […]

  • More Roadwork Delays In Lackawanna County

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Interstate 81 northbound was down to one lane at the Main Avenue/Dickson City exit while crews paved a ramp overnight Monday. It was just one of the delays drivers experienced in Lackawanna County. “I think some people leaving for work in the morning might have some trouble with 81 closing down. Might cause some headaches,” said Cyle Fron of Scott Township. PennDOT officials said overnight Tuesday into Wednesday the I-81 North and Southbound ramps from Business Route […]

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    Mail Carrier Hailed As Hero For Helping Toddler

    WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre police took custody of a toddler after finding the child alone inside a Hazle Street apartment Friday morning. Officers said the toddler was bruised and wearing only a dirty diaper, alone in a filthy place, with a space heater on. A mail carrier walking by the apartment heard the child’s cries for help and called police. “I think it’s horrible and you know, I’m kind of wondering where the neighborhood is going,” said Brian McCann, who lives […]

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    RailRiders Season Opener Draws Folks To Chilly PNC Field

    MOOSIC — The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders season opener brought excited fans to PNC Field in Moosic Thursday night for all the smells, sights, and sounds: all the baseball action. “I love baseball. Ten years I’ve been coming up here for the season opener. I love it up here,” said Gavin Judge of Scranton. “Oh, it’s exciting. It’s the beginning of a new season, you know? You get to see great minor league baseball. Not just minor league baseball, the New York […]


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