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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.

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    State Police, District Attorney Investigate Police Shooting

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — The Luzerne County district attorney and state police are now investigating whether a police shooting was justified. Investigators say a police officer shot a man Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of a shopping plaza in Hanover township. It happened around 2:30 p.m. outside Family Dollar on Carey Avenue near the Wilkes-Barre city line. Investigators aren’t saying much about the incident except to confirm a man was shot and is expected to be okay. They also confirmed […]

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    Convicted Murderer May Have Killed at Least 5 Other Women

    STROUDSBURG — Charles Hicks was convicted of murdering and dismembering a woman in the Poconos. Jurors decided Tuesday night he deserves the death penalty. Now Newswatch 16 has learned Hicks told investigators this was not his first kill. For six and a half hours jurors deliberated Charles Hicks’ fate, a life or death decision. Ultimately, they decided on death. Hicks had no comment on his way out of the courtroom except to say he loves his family. On Friday, the […]

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    Jury Sentences Charles Hicks to Death

    STROUDSBURG — A jury has sentenced Charles Hicks to death. That same jury convicted Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna of first degree murder on Friday for murdering Deanna Null, dismembering her, and scattering her body along two highways in the Poconos. The jury began deliberating around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, deciding whether Hicks should be sentenced to death or life in prison. Defense attorneys called several character witnesses to the stand, including Hicks’ mother, two sisters, and ex-fiancĂ©e, trying to save Hicks […]

  • Party Celebrates UFO Sighting in Carbondale

    CARBONDALE—Inside the Best Western Pioneer Plaza in Carbondale, there was an extra special, extra-terrestrial party and some dressed up for the occasion. “This was an impulse, this was to keep the lore going and a little humor, ” said Buckie Hosie of Carbondale. The celebration was for the 40th anniversary of a reported UFO sighting in Carbondale. In 1974, there was a report of a glowing unidentified object falling into a pond in the area. Newswatch 16 spoke with one […]

  • Barrett Township Considers Dropping Local Police Department

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — People packed a meeting in Barrett Township Wednesday night to learn more about a proposal to shut down the local police department, the same police department that helped search for accused trooper killer Eric Frein. Township leaders are considering doing away with the department and instead signing a contract with Pocono Mountain Regional Police for protection. “Our goal is to move all our guys over without losing any jobs and still provide the police protection to the […]

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    Businesses Offer Freebies and Discounts To Veterans

      DICKSON CITY—This Veterans Day, dozens of businesses offered freebies to servicemen and women, past and present to thank them for their service. Present a military identification and vets can get a free meal, appetizer, drink and more. “I think it’s great because we didn’t get a very warm reception when we came back from Vietnam, but we got a nice reception today,” said Allen Oppelt of Mountainhome. “I think it’s great that they give back to veterans and it […]

  • Effort To Save Pottsville Mural

    POTTSVILLE — The mural on the side of Brewer’s Outlet in Pottsville is eye-catching. “I love it! I think it’s great! I think the whole building and the whole town is great to be honest with you!” said Dave Dolen of Washington, who stopped at the business Monday afternoon. Brewer’s Outlet has been in Pottsville for more than half a century. Next week, the business is scheduled to close. The building will be knocked down to make way for a […]

  • Fans Shiver Through Football Game

    FACTORYVILLE—There were frozen fans and chilly cheerleaders as the Lackawanna Trail Lions took on the Susquehanna Community Sabers Friday night. “I didn’t order it. We had a beautiful fall, we’ve been spoiled. But Old Man Winter is definitely giving us a shot today,” Maureen Frost, of Clinton Township. “This is the first time we put the long underwear on. This breaks the long underwear out. You have to remember where you put it last year,” laughed her husband Jerry Frost. […]

  • Deer Crashes Into Dealership In Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT—Employees at Fairfield Ford in Williamsport got quite the early morning shock Thursday “About quarter after 7, my service manager came in and heard a ruckus in the showroom out here, came out and there was a deer over here in the corner and blood throughout the showroom and the deer went out through the window and around the corner,” said worker Stephanie Bowes. Witnesses said several deer were crossing West 4th Street in the city near the dealership. One […]

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    Search Warrants List More Items Found In Frein Hideout

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — We got our first look at the list of things believed to belong to Eric Frein found after he was nabbed by U.S. Marshals after seven long weeks in the Poconos, everything from guns and ammunition to a copy of the New Testament. A search warrant lists more than 100 items found inside, three guns and ammunition, including a sniper rifle, a .308 caliber that could be the murder weapon. There was the laptop we were […]

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    Republican Aaron Kaufer to Succeed Retiring Democrat Phyllis Mundy

    EXETER — It seems the second time was the charm for Aaron Kaufer of Kingston, the 26-year-old Republican vying for the 120th state house seat. That position was left open by longtime Democrat Phyllis Mundy who is retiring. Mundy had endorsed her former legislative assistant, Eileen Cipriani. Kaufer ran once before against Mundy and lost two years ago. That did not appear to be the case Tuesday night. Kaufer thanked his supporters who chanted and cheered for him at Valenti’s […]

  • Man Charged with Kidnapping Son, Taking him to South Pacific

    HAZLETON — The father of a 9-year-old boy from Hazleton was charged Monday afternoon with international parental kidnapping. Jeffrey Hanson was charged in Los Angeles with kidnapping his son Billy Hanson. Members of the FBI said Billy Hanson lives with his mother in Hazleton. He was last seen visiting his father in Seattle, Washington in September. Then, authorities said Jeffrey Hanson, 46, and his son disappeared. “He just took the boy out like that? I mean that’s terrible, putting the […]


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