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
  • Eric Frein Sentenced to Death

    MILFORD — The jury took nearly five hours to reached a verdict in the penalty phase of convicted killer Eric Frein. The decision: the death penalty. Jurors began deliberating around 5 p.m. Wednesday. They reached a decision just before 10 p.m. All 12 jurors agreed Eric Frein should be executed for murdering Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and shooting Trooper Alex Douglass in Pike County in 2014. A shout of “Yes!” went out from Trooper Douglass as the […]

  • Nowhere to Shop in Schuylkill County?

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — Rue21, the teen fashion retailer, will be closing its doors inside Fairlane Village Mall near Pottsville, joining other empty spaces inside the mall. It is one of hundreds of Rue21 stores closing nationwide. “I really think it’s a shame, like what’s happened to our county because I grew up here. I remember coming to Rue21 when I was 12 years old,” said Gabrielle Burke of Tresckow. It’s the latest bad news for malls in the area. Just six […]

  • Interstate Sign Draws Some Controversy and Comedy for Drivers

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — For months, drivers on Interstate 380 north in Lackawanna County have seen a sign saying, “Lock Her Up,” a reference to Hillary Clinton. But in recent weeks, the sign has been changed again and again and again. It’s enough to keep many drivers looking to see what the latest message is. “It’s a little messed up, childish,” said one driver. The owners of the sign couldn’t speak on camera, but told Newswatch 16 they knew their sign in […]

  • In Wyoming County, Remembering “Swifty”

    WYOMING COUNTY — In the Factoryville area, everyone seemed to know Steve Swift. They called him Swifty. The Factoryville maintenance manager, husband, father, grandfather and friend died in January while working. He was moving burning debris and there was an explosion. “Swifty was a good man. He did a lot of work around here, everybody knew him and stuff,” said Robert Davis of Factoryville. He’s gone…but not forgotten. Now, this concession stand at Clinton Township Factoryville Borough Municipal Park will […]

  • Community Reaction to Eric Frein Guilty Verdict

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — People at the Pourhouse Bar and Grille in Barrett Township watched the news late Wednesday afternoon. That’s when they learned Eric Frein was guilty of all charges, including first-degree murder and attempted murder. “He was guilty. There’s lots of stories floating around, none that I would repeat, but I think everyone is happy it’s coming to an end,” said Chris Aillet of East Stroudsburg, who works at The Pourhouse. After the attack on the Blooming Grove state […]

  • Roadwork Season: Two Big Projects in Abingtons

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Crews are working on the Edella Road bridge over Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County. PennDOT says the project in South Abington Township will take until August to complete. “I work from home, so I’m OK, but my husband has to go out, so you have to plan ahead,” said Denise Gesford of South Abington Township. There’s a detour in place. As part of the bridge replacement, there will also be occasional lane closures on Interstate 81 […]

  • Duryea Police Warn of Needles Found in Community

    DURYEA — A 10-year-old boy found a hypodermic needle recently near his bus stop in Duryea. Duryea police say it is happening more and more: needles found all over the community. “We need to be more aware of what’s going on for our kids’ sake,” said Maria Cedres of Pittston, whose children play in Duryea. Police are asking people who find needles to call 911 so an officer can remove it safely and so the locations can be marked down. […]

  • Wilkes-Barre Road Closure On Good Friday Leaves Bad Feelings

    WILKES-BARRE — Crews were out on North Main Street in Wilkes-Barre Friday, working to fix a sewer problem. Part of the street was closed for most of the day, blocking access to three churches all right near each other: Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Saint Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran church and Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church. “We came we saw that the road was blocked so we had to go all the way around up north franklin street and back all […]

  • Local Support of Afghanistan Bombing

    WAYNE COUNTY — The United States military dropped a 30 foot, 21-thousand pound bomb nicknamed the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on an ISIS terrorist complex in Afghanistan. President Trump called it another “success.” “I believe that it’s probably a really good thing because I support trump anyway. Anything to deal with ISIS, to get rid of them, that’s a good thing,” said Ray Frank of Hawley. During his campaign stops, Trump promised to wipe out ISIS. Many who voted for […]

  • Juror ‘Devastated’ After Death Penalty Overturned in Briggs Case

    BRADFORD COUNTY — A judge has vacated the death penalty against convicted double murderer Dustin Briggs, who was convicted of murdering two Bradford County sheriff’s deputies in 2006. In his recent ruling, the judge cited an error that violated the state’s death penalty statute during the penalty phase of the trial. Dustin Briggs was found guilty of shooting and killing Christopher Burgert and Michael VanKuren in 2004 when the two came to serve a warrant to Briggs. Investigators say Briggs […]

  • Suspect in Lycoming County Homicide Nabbed at Canadian Border

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — Police have nabbed a suspect in a homicide case in Lycoming County as he was trying to flee to Canada. Police issued an arrest warrant for Graham Norby-Vardac, 23, of Virginia, in the death of Donald Kleese last week. When Norby-Vardac saw the charges for the first time in court, he said, “I didn’t kill him. I don’t really know who killed Mr. Kleese. This is all so overwhelming.” According to court papers, Norby-Vardac was riding his […]

  • Amish School, Crashes Lead to Lower Speed Limit on Route 54

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — PennDOT is reducing the speed limit on Route 54 between Montgomery in Lycoming County and Turbotville in Northumberland County. The speed limit is dropping from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour. “It’s a good thing because I’ll tell you, they run through here like mad. And you ought to hear them here at night, they go ripping through here like mad,” said Arthur Albertson of Delaware Township. PennDOT officials say the change comes after […]