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.
SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, Pa. — As the impeachment hearing continues, the question for many is: who’s watching? President Trump said he is not. Many people in Susquehanna County told Newswatch 16 they are not, either. “I won’t even waste my time watching,” said Zack Weida of Harford. The majority of voters in Susquehanna County chose Trump in the 2016 presidential election. There is strong support for him there. “I hear it’s going on, I don’t understand why they’re fighting so hard […]
NEW MILFORD, Pa. — School is canceled Friday for one district after a water problem in Susquehanna County. Classes are canceled in the Blue Ridge School District and Early Intervention New Milford on Friday, November 15. School officials say it’s because of a water main break. There’s no word on where that break is or when it may be fixed. New Milford has had its share of water woes this year. Over the summer, there was a break in the […]
HAZLETON, Pa. — Flames and smoke poured from a double-block home on East Beech Street in Hazleton early Thursday morning. Fire officials said 10 people lived there and two families were forced into the cold. Fire and rescue trucks lined the street. “They were on that street and the street down there and then up here,” said Yalena Simms, who lives nearby. The Red Cross is helping six of those left without a place to stay: four adults and two […]
KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It is unseasonably cold for mid-November, with temperatures below freezing. That arctic air was blown in with Tuesday’s storm. “At first I was a little excited because I do like snow, but you can have snow without cold and once it gets this cold, it kind of messes things up a little bit,” said Matthew Devlin of Kingston Township. The blast of cold air has those who have to work outside bundling up and others changing […]
MONTROSE, Pa. — In Montrose, less than an inch of snow coated the ground Tuesday morning, but it was enough to shovel and to plow. “I think PennDOT did a great job in Susquehanna County today compared to New York State. We’ve been up in New York State, Vestal, and it was pretty icy underneath the snow, and then they scraped it off, and it was bad,” said Andrew Sprouse of Montrose. The morning was more than chilly after the […]
BENTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. –It is not too often that people are up early at Keystone College’s Thomas G. Cupillari Observatory. But they were Monday morning, adjusting their telescopes and peering up at the sky. “Since grade 5 and haven’t really lost my interest. Interest in the natural world, understand the world around you,” said Joe Kamichitis of the observatory. What had everyone looking up? The mercury transit. That is when the planet Mercury passes exactly between the Earth and the […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — It’s Veterans Day, and that means free rides and meals for those who have served. On Monday, November 11, veterans can ride for free on the COLTS System here in Lackawanna County. The same applies to active duty military. The head of COLTS says it’s just a small token of appreciation for those who sacrificed so much. It’s the same case for LCTA, the transportation system in Luzerne County, and others as well. You can call the […]
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s the end of the line for Kmarts in our area and around the country. Kmarts like the one near Wilkes-Barre are slated to close in February. That announcement was just made. The company that owns Kmart also owns Sears and is closing 96 Sears and Kmarts nationwide. Those closures will start on December 2, 2019. The locations on West Front Street in Berwick, East Third Street in Williamsport, and Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre Township […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — A massive blaze in Scranton’s hills section destroyed two homes and threatened others Friday morning. “It’s huge, it’s bad. I live here since 2006, and I never seen anything like this before,” said Gunnar Raharjo, who lives on Wheeler Avenue. The fire started at a vacant home on Wheeler Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. and spread quickly. The place was being remodeled by a man who lives out of town. Firefighters said flames jumped to a house […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Fire officials call it very unusual — fires at two high-rise apartment buildings in the city within a matter of hours of each other. The first fire was at Washington West, a high-rise on North Washington Avenue in Scranton. It sparked around 9 p.m. Wednesday when a chair and a couch caught fire inside a sixth-floor apartment, according to firefighters. One woman was treated for breathing in too much smoke and about 30 people were forced from […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Fire crews in Scranton are on the scene of another high-rise fire. The call came in around 5:45 a.m on Thursday for a fire at the Adams High-Rise Apartments on Adams Avenue. Officials say the fire started in a storage unit on the second floor. The sprinkler system did go off. Two residents were taken to the hospital for breathing in smoke, and a firefighter does have a minor injury. A fire inspector is looking into the […]