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.
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Flames ripped through a diner in Luzerne County Monday night. It happened around 9 p.m. at Flamingo Diner on Route 11 near West Nanticoke. What was once a happy place along Route 11 is now a charred mess. Chairs and tables, food, and more all burned in a blaze Monday night. The Flamingo Diner was closed at the time of the fire with no one inside. “It’s a nice little place, the people were real friendly. […]
MISERICORDIA UNIVERSITY, Pa. — Kobe Bryant’s tragic death has shaken fans all over the country and the world. At Misericordia University in Luzerne County, students grew up watching the NBA star dominate the court. “I was at a loss for words because I saw him play in Philadelphia, and he was actually one of the greatest basketball players that ever lived, and at 41 years old, it’s tragic. Loss for words, honestly,” said John Giangrieco, a student at Misericordia University. […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Before the sun was up, people boarded a bus off Keyser Avenue in Scranton Friday morning, heading to the nation’s capital for the annual March for Life. “It’s just a bunch of really good people, it’s peaceful and solemn, and we’re down there to give a voice to the voiceless,” said Bill Young of Waverly. The 47th annual March for Life is history in the making: the first time a sitting president is at the nation’s largest […]
KINGSTON, Pa. — Police say a cop in Kingston was forced to shoot at a man Thursday morning to protect himself and two paramedics. Police from several departments responded to the 200 block of Wyoming Avenue in Kingston just around 3 a.m. for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, police say the man, Harley Fitzgerald-Krongel, 28, refused to respond to them, and instead reached for what looked like a handgun and pointed it at an officer and two paramedics. […]
OLD FORGE, Pa. — The ovens at Agostini Bakery in Old Forge are hot and full. The business supplies bread, rolls, pizza shells, and dough to dozens of different businesses. “We have to put extra shifts on just for the pizza shells alone just to make sure we have enough for everybody, sometimes it doesn’t work out, but most of the times, it does,” said bakery owner Bob Agostini. The Super Bowl is coming up, and for weeks now, Agostini […]
SALEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A family lost everything after a fire destroyed their home Wednesday morning in Luzerne County. The house on Mingle Inn Road in Salem Township is gone, burned down to the foundation. It started around 1 a.m. on Wednesday. The homeowner, his wife, daughter, and three dogs did make it out okay. That man told Newswatch 16 they were sleeping when he heard a noise. He thought, at first, the place was being burglarized only to realize […]
LEHIGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Fire crews battled flames and freezing cold in Wayne County late Monday night. Crews were coping with the extreme cold while trying to douse the flames. The fire broke out at a house on Roundup Trail in Lehigh Township near Gouldsboro, forcing a family out in the cold just after 11 p.m. on Monday. Four people were inside at the time. Fire officials say they all made it out okay. Firefighters also rescued a chinchilla. There […]
SHENANDOAH, Pa. — Firefighters battled arctic air and towering flames at a former factory building in Shenandoah early Friday. Fire officials say flames broke out around 3:30 at the building on East Lloyd Street. “It’s sad, it’s horrible,” said Anthony Rettzo of Shenandoah. Fire officials said what was once the United Wiping Cloth Company has been gutted by this fire. Smoke billowed for miles. Freezing conditions making things slippery and tough for firefighters in Shenandoah @WNEP pic.twitter.com/UxXa8AGoIE — Sarah Buynovsky […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Scranton police are warning drivers to lock up their vehicles on frigid mornings. Car thieves are more active in the cold. When it’s this cold, it can be tempting to leave your car running to warm up. Scranton police say that’s what people are doing, and thieves are taking advantage. The department is warning people to keep their vehicles locked up, don’t leave them unattended, and don’t leave them running with the keys inside. The police chief […]
FOSTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It is home to more than 100 residents, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but state officials announced over the summer that White Haven Center in Luzerne County will close in about three years. There were protests from people who say this place must stay open. Some lawmakers said there are residents who have lived here 40 or 50 years. The State Senate passed a bill to delay the closure, and this week, the House also […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — It’s a step forward in the fight to keep the White Haven Center open a little longer in Luzerne County. The place that cares for people with severe disabilities was on the list to close in about three years. State officials made that big announcement over the summer. Since then, there’s been a fight to keep the facility open. On Wednesday, the State House okayed a bill that would do just that for another five years giving […]