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.

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    A Tribute to Coach Curry

    BERWICK — Outside of Crispin Field in Berwick, a make-shift memorial is growing for Coach George Curry. Curry passed away Friday morning. He was 71-years old. As the high school football coach with the most wins in state history, he leaves behind a legacy and a void in Berwick. “He was this town. So many kids went to college because of him, some of these kids would never have had the chance to go to the schools they did go […]


    Group Calls For LGBT Legislation in Pennsylvania

    PITTSTON — A group gathered to recognize International Transgender Day of Visibility and to push for new state legislation Thursday night. “Right now, the state of Pennsylvania has a right to discriminate against people. Most people don’t realize you can still lose your job for being gay, lesbian or transgender,” said Carl Halkyer of Northeast Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance. Halkyer and others want state lawmakers to pass a bill, currently in the House and Senate, that would protect gay and transgender […]

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    Montrose Man Charged in Crash That Injured Traffic Flagger

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — Ethan Schumacher of Montrose was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault while DUI, speeding, reckless endangerment and more in connection with a crash last year that seriously injuring a traffic flagger. On November 9, 2015, he was driving on Route 29 and Lake Avenue in Bridgewater Township when police and witnesses say Schumacher hit a traffic flagger with his vehicle, causing serious injuries. It’s a morning many who live in the area won’t soon forget. “I remember there […]

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    Man Charged with Beating Pregnant Wife in Columbia County

    BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — Adam Kaiser of Briar Creek Township is charged with a brutal attack on his pregnant wife. “Sick, there’s something the matter with him, must be,” said neighbor Bob Guinther. Kaiser’s wife, Alexis, is eight-months pregnant with a baby girl. According to court papers, Adam Kaiser woke her at their home on 6th Avenue in Briar Creek Township Friday night. He asked her for money to pay some fines and when she said they would pay them […]

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    Teachers to Strike in Montrose Area

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — Teachers in the Montrose Area School District are scheduled to be on the picket line Tuesday. Members of the teachers union and the school board cannot come to a contract agreement, so teachers in the school district have given notice they will go on strike. “I think it’s kind of childish to be honest because I mean, yeah, you don’t understand all like the stuff that they’re going through but I feel like they could come to an […]


    Finally A State Budget, But Is It Enough? Carbondale Area District Says Maybe Not

    CARBONDALE — After nearly nine months, the state budget impasse is at an end, or is it? Governor Wolf says he will allow a Republican spending plan to become law, but he is warning that the real challenge is the 2016-17 budget that is due July 1. Until the governor’s announcement Wednesday, schools across the state were in jeopardy of closing. That crisis has been averted, but according to folks at Carbondale Area School District in Lackawanna County, this is […]


    State Police Surrounded Home in Luzerne County

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP — Authorities had a home surrounded in Luzerne County. State police responded to a home on Alberdeen Road in Mountain Top shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers have the road blocked off and are keeping people away. An ambulance is on standby near the scene. Newswatch 16 spoke with people who say they know one of the men who lives in the house, near the Alberdeen Inn. They say they came out because they are worried about what’s happening. […]

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    Presidential Politics Heat up in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Things are getting more political in Scranton as presidential campaigns gear up ahead of Pennsylvania’s primary. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders opened an office in downtown Scranton Tuesday on North Washington Avenue. It’s his first in the state. “He actually listens to the people, you know? His stances have been the same for 40 years. He hasn’t changed whereas most politicians will flip-flop constantly,” said campaign volunteer Michael Tames of Scranton. And while volunteers and supporters were opening the […]

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    Alleged Real Estate Scammer Beato Charged in Luzerne County

    HAZLETON — The Hazleton area real estate agent accused of cheating families out of their homes was returned to Luzerne County to face charges Monday. Agents from the U.S. Marshal’s Service found Ignacio Beato in Florida last month, seven weeks after he failed to show up for a court hearing. After months of evading authorities, Ignacio Beato was back in Hazleton for the first time since authorities filed theft and forgery charges against him last year. Beato is accused of […]

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    Family Charged with Crimes After Neighbor Reports Theft

    POCONO SUMMIT — Chenise Williams, Anthony Williams Sr., and their son, Anthony Williams Jr. of Pocono Summit are all charged with crimes after their next-door neighbor reported items stolen from his house. Investigators say evidence shows Chenise and Anthony Williams Sr. stole from their neighbor and then sold some of the stolen merchandise online. Pocono Mountain Regional Police charged the parents with stealing nearly 100 DVDs, soda, a television, even toilet paper. Their neighbor spoke with Newswatch 16 but did not […]


    Local Vet with PTSD Reacts to Possibility of Medical Marijuana

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — State lawmakers are expected to soon approve the use of medical marijuana in liquid, pill, and oil form for patients, including those suffering from PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. Dave Ragan of Lackawanna County now works on suicide prevention with veterans across our area, with the group Vocal Veterans, which helps prevent veteran suicides. “They’re killing themselves. It’s not happening on the battlefield. It’s happening at home,” he said from his Blakely home. Ragan says if medical marijuana […]


    Man Arrested, Neighbors Shocked After Standoff in Luzerne County

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — State and local police descended on a neighborhood in the village of Highland in Luzerne County Wednesday for a standoff that lasted for nearly six hours. Investigators say Doug Bitzer of Freeland assaulted his girlfriend Tuesday, then went onto her property Wednesday and threatened her. He then went to a friend’s garage in Foster Township where police say the standoff happened. The believed Bitzer was holed up inside the garage with a gun; he refused to come out. […]


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