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.
AVOCA, Pa. — A driver plowed his pickup into a municipal garage in Luzerne County. It happened around 2 a.m. on Monday. The driver told police the brakes on his pickup truck failed as he came down nearby William Street here in Avoca. The truck crashed through fencing surrounding Avoca Municipal Garage and plowed through the garage door and the front of the building. Officers say the driver had minor injuries. The building, however, is badly damaged. Workers had to […]
LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — PennDOT officials said there is a serious shortage of seasonal workers: they need snowplow drivers and diesel mechanics and they need them now. A.J. Wormuth of Jermyn is a PennDOT plow driver in Lackawanna County. He said, “We’ve got guys that are working, 15, 16-hour shifts, going home for a few hours and then coming back. We don’t have enough guys, it’s all just craziness you know.” Last winter, PennDOT had a state-wide shortage of workers. […]
LUZERNE, Pa. — In Luzerne County, it was a supermarket sweeps of sorts, a special prize for supporting a special cause. Anthony Melf raced down the aisles of Gerrity’s in Luzerne Thursday morning. Melf was the winner of a 3-minute shopping spree. He won the spree by buying a raffle ticket. His name was randomly chosen by the Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania for the prize. Money raised through the raffles benefits Northeast 211 HelpLine, which provides free 24/7 […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — In Scranton, a somber ceremony marked the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks –18 years, four planes, nearly 3,000 lives. And in Scranton’s McDade Park, a crowd of a hundred people gathered to remember September 11, 2001. “I think of the tragedy of it all, the wastefulness of it all, the lives that were sacrificed for nothing really,” said Richard Kane of the Northeastern Detachment Marine Corps League. Many at Wednesday morning’s ceremony were not yet born on […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Governor Tom Wolf has declared it a crisis, and now comes news that more money is on the way. $75 million is coming from the federal government to battle the opioid epidemic. That money will be used to treat, prevent, and educate others about the dangers of drugs. “That’s a good thing for Pennsylvania. There’s a lot of drug addiction here,” said Terence Jackson of Reading. 📢 Today the @GovernorTomWolf Administration announced that Pennsylvania will receive more […]
GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP — Firefighters say a woman was smoking in bed, igniting the flames that consumed her home in Lackawanna County. “I thought my own home was on fire and then I stepped outside and right here, not 10 feet, not even two feet away from my own house the flames shooting up in the air.” That’s how a neighbor described the blaze at a mobile home on Newton Lake in Greenfield Township early Friday morning. There are charred belongings, […]
LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Too early to worry about the flu? Signs are up outside of pharmacies. The shots are out, and some medical experts say now is the time to get them. “I haven’t gotten it until, like, the winter,” said Kohen Stiles of Clarks Green. Here in the northeast, the flu season typically runs from the beginning of October through the spring, peaking December through March. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people should get the […]
WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Parents, teachers, and students head to school in the Crestwood School District on Tuesday. They were supposed to begin last week but that was delayed. There was controversy over bus routes, the ages of students on those buses, and other issues. “Just crazy because they got that new Davis bus and it just, ended the lawsuit with Crestwood, I mean with Rinheimer,” said student Luke Lysiak. At a special meeting Friday, school board members voted to […]
POCONO RACEWAY — IndyCar won’t be at Pocono Raceway next season. That announcement came over the weekend. IndyCar will, instead, be moving to Richmond Raceway in Virginia. “It’s disappointing, when they brought back IndyCar racing to Pocono Raceway, a lot of people were excited about that and more business for the area and more business for Pocono Raceway, now that’s not going to be there, I’m sure we’ll all suffer some kind of loss,” said Bob Lomis of Wilkes-Barre, who […]
WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Crestwood is dumping Davis. The school board voted yes Friday morning to getting rid of its new bus provider G. Davis and going back to its previous carrier, Rinehimer Bus Lines. The board also plans to sue G. Davis for breach of contract. School was supposed to start in Crestwood this week but had to be postponed until this upcoming Tuesday because of a major controversy over how long students would be on buses, locations of […]
HAZLETON, Pa. — Police are searching for answers after the latest round of gunfire in Hazleton. Johan Castillo doesn’t know why someone would want to hurt him or his family, but someone tried by driving by his home on West 11th Street in Hazleton, spraying the place with bullets. “We hear like a car, they fire, ‘pop, pop, pop’ and we throw ourselves on the floor and sofa. I don’t know. We don’t have a problem with nobody,” he said. […]