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
  • Group From Lackawanna County Heads To March For Life

    SCRANTON, Pa. — More than 30 people met early Friday morning at Keyser Oak Shopping Center in Scranton where they boarded a bus heading for the March For Life. “We just need to stand up for what’s right, and I think that’s important and I think a lot of people have a lot of stumbling blocks to getting there and we do too and we’re finally going, happy to go and we’re proud to be there,” said Diane Dutter of […]

  • Round One of Winter Weather Underway in Monroe County

    MOUNT POCONO, Pa. — A few inches of snow fell overnight but the big worry is this weekend’s weather. Plow trucks were out Friday morning in Monroe County, but PennDOT officials say they’re prepped and ready to go for this weekend storm, too. Officials say they have plenty of salt. However, there is a driver shortage. PennDOT needs 47 more plow drivers across the northeast district including Lackawanna Wayne, Luzerne, Wyoming Susquehanna, and Pike Counties. So, they’ve hired contractors and local towing […]

  • State Stepping in to Help Financially Distressed Scranton School District

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The state is stepping in yet again. Officials announced Scranton schools will get a special recovery officer to help the district get back on track. Scranton schools have struggled with debt. The district has been on financial watch since 2017 and despite an additional eight million dollars in state money the past two years, the money problems continue. “My main is for these kids, they need to be able to get an education and if it comes down […]

  • UPDATE: Body Found in Rubble of West Hazleton Fire

    WEST HAZLETON, Pa. — Investigators have found a body in the rubble of a burned apartment house in West Hazleton. UPDATE WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 — The Luzerne County coroner said the victim died from carbon monoxide intoxication. Officials are waiting for dental records to identify the victim. Investigators found that body about 30 minutes after they started demolishing the building Tuesday morning. They believe the body belongs to a man that has been missing since the fire started. A body […]

  • Cold, Snow Have Skiers and Snowboarders Excited

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — It has not been the coldest or snowiest winter so far, but that could soon change. “It was almost like March or spring weather but now it’s like winter is kicking in!” said Lee Shaffer of Avoca. The past week has been cold, cold enough for ski resorts to make their own snow. Mother Nature has some of her own in the forecast too, at the end of this week and the weekend, too. It is […]

  • Gymboree Group Expected to Declare Bankruptcy

    A kids clothing chain might soon close all its stores, including ones in our area. That’s because, for the second time in two years, Gymboree Group is expected to file for bankruptcy protection. That could come as early as this week. It means closing about 900 stores including, Gymboree, Crazy 8, and Janie and Jack stores. There are Gymboree and Crazy 8 locations in the Wilkes-Barre area, the Poconos, central Pennsylvania, too. The corporation filed for bankruptcy in 2017 as […]

  • Candy Countdown: Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Valentine’s Day is exactly one month away, and the candy countdown is on! Inside Michael Mootz Candies in Hanover Township, love is in the air with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. “It has been a rush behind the counter trying to get everything ready for Valentine’s Day,” Meagan Mootz. “We’re molding different pops, I love you pops and bars and filled hearts with our assorted candies.” The window display is already set. Some chocolates and candies are […]

  • Man Missing After Fire in West Hazleton

    WEST HAZLETON, Pa. — A fire that destroyed an apartment house in West Hazleton over the weekend and left nearly a dozen people homeless is considered suspicious. Now, police are looking for a man missing from that fire scene. Police are looking for Grant Yamulla, 30. They say he was living in the apartment building on East Green Street and has not been seen since before the fire. The fire happened after 8 p.m. Saturday. “It went up very quickly. […]

  • Culinary Students Get Tasty Field Training from Army

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Culinary arts students at Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center got some field training Friday when U.S. Army soldiers brought in a special mobile military kitchen. It was a chance for culinary arts students to see how they could take their skills to the military. “It’s pretty intense, it’ll be a great experience for them to see what it’s like to work in the field,” said Molly Miller, a culinary arts instructor. The students got a […]

  • Turning up the Heat: UGI Warning Residents of Carbon Monoxide

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The arctic blast has some officials issuing a life-saving warning to people as they try to stay warm. As people turn up the heat, UGI officials are warning them of carbon monoxide. That’s a colorless odorless gas that can be deadly. According to the CDC, more than 400 Americans die each year of unintentional poisoning. Carbon monoxide can be the byproduct of a lot of home heating systems. Recently, UGI workers say they’ve gotten an increased number […]

  • As Cold Creeps In, Calls For Fuel Spike

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Temperatures in December and so far this January have been above average and that means workers at Newell Fuel in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain have not been overwhelmed with calls from homeowners desperate to heat their homes. “It’s been very mild, it’s been easy working so far and nobody’s been running out of fuel,” said Brian Sweigart of Newell Fuel Service. This week, calls have spiked with news of an icy blast on the way. “Especially […]

  • Suspended Police Officer Heading to Trial on Sex Charges

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A suspended police officer is headed to trial on sex charges in Luzerne County. Mark Icker is locked up in Luzerne County facing charges he used his role as a police officer in the Borough of Ashley to sexually assault women. On Wednesday, Icker had a preliminary hearing where a judge decided there is enough evidence for a trial in this case. Since he was first charged in December, two other women have come forward accusing icker […]