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.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The monument may be gone, but questions remain after Wilkes-Barre’s mayor had a beehive monument taken down. It comes after controversy over a brick purchased by a group affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. “Let the hoods come off the KKK. If you’re going to put a plaque up, identify yourselves. Where you’re from. Where you live, who you are, who you associate with on social media,” said Harry Hamilton of Wilkes-Barre. Hamilton was among those at […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Sixteen people are being considered to oversee the city of Scranton for the next few months until a new mayor can be chosen in a special election in November. Scranton City Council had asked those who wanted to be interim mayor to submit resumes to council after former Mayor Bill Courtright resigned abruptly before he pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges. A meeting is set for next Monday between the council and those candidates, which is open […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — It’s the 95th annual Solemn Novena to St. Ann in Scranton. Up early, Catholic worshippers were inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann for the first mass of the novena Wednesday. “This is very holy ground, it’s a place of tranquility, I love to just sit and meditate and walk the grounds,” said Mary Louise Nape of Taylor. The novena is a time for prayer and reflection for Catholics, thousands of whom make the […]
WAYNE COUNTY, Pa. — The Apollo 11 spacecraft lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida 50 years ago, on July 16, 1969. Aboard were three men who made history: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. “I remember laying in a hospital bed at Community Medical Center Hospital. I was there with a broken femur. To sit there and watch the whole thing right from the hospital, me and my roommate, we watched the whole thing. History in […]
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire damaged a house in Luzerne County early Monday morning. It happened around 5:30 a.m. on Route 11 in Plymouth Township near West Nanticoke. There’s heavy damage to the back of the building. The chief says the man who lived here was not home at the time. The fire marshal’s been called in to investigate. Route 11 reopened around 8 a.m. on Monday near West Nanticoke. For the latest information on traffic conditions, click here.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa — It cost more than $20 million to build and it officially opened in June of 2009. The River Common is a public park along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre. It is a place local leaders hoped would see a lot of use. “This is a 20 million dollar park, the river common right here in Wilkes-Barre, other municipalities would love to have this here, we do some great things here, but we don’t utilize it enough,” said […]
LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Sharpen those pencils, and get ready. The state auditor general wants to get rid of the state’s Keystone Exams, which are the standardized tests for public high school students. Instead, Eugene DePasquale is recommending a test like the SAT, which is a test widely used for college admissions. “College may not be for everyone, and we understand and respect that, but at least having this SAT taken would give more students the option to know what […]
SHAMOKIN, Pa. — At least a dozen people need new places to stay after a big fire in Northumberland County. The flames broke out in Shamokin late Tuesday night. Fire officials said it started at an apartment building at the intersection East Lincoln and North Liberty streets just across from Shamokin’s Rescue Hose Company and a fire museum. “We started walking down. We all saw the smoke above the building, and when we got down here, it was still up […]
UPDATE: The Luzerne County coroner has just confirmed to Newswatch 16 that someone died as a result of the fire. He would not say who was killed, but we do know only a child was injured and taken to a hospital. PITTSTON, Pa. — State police searched inside and outside a house Wood Street in Pittston early Tuesday morning, searching for answers. “I heard some noises outside. I thought it was just someone messing around. I heard some beeping. I […]
Road crews are back to work this week after the holiday break. In Lackawanna County, workers are on Interstate 81 north in the Scranton and Dunmore areas, and drivers should expect delays. Construction on that stretch is expected to last until at least September. In Wilkes-Barre, South Main Street from South Street to Northampton Street will be closed from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is part of a streetscape project that was expected to be finished […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa.– There were plenty of stars, stripes, and, of course, sneakers for the 36th annual Bernie’s Memorial Race and walk in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The event drew more than 700 people. “You get to dress up and you go out, meet all your running friends and have a good time!” said Paul Shaffer of West Pittston. “It’s just a great course and it’s for a great cause. My kids all went through the YMCA, so, yeah, good cause,” said Bill […]