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.
CARBONDALE, Pa. — The community is helping victims of a massive weekend fire in Carbondale. On Sunday, two apartment buildings were wrecked by flames. Twelve people were left homeless. Many of them lost everything. “Everybody that lived there, I helped them, I asked if they needed anything, gave them blankets, shoes, because they ran out of there quick. I gave them pants, sweatshirts, stuff like that,” said Niki Larson of Carbondale. The fire spread quickly and now, both buildings will […]
PORT CARBON, Pa. — Three men, including a Port Carbon borough councilman, are reportedly facing charges after an ongoing investigation involving a 13-year-old boy. Charles “Chuck” Joy is charged with sex assault, indecent exposure, and corruption of minors. Police say Joy victimized a boy. “That’s horrible. That’s disgusting!” said Ricky Weiss of Port Carbon. Joy, 59, is a councilman in Port Carbon and was once the borough’s mayor. According to police, Joy assaulted the same 13-year old boy who was […]
Raise the Region is one of the biggest fundraisers in central Pennsylvania and it’s in full swing! It benefits hundreds of nonprofits. All of the donations are stretched by Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships. One of the nonprofits that has benefited over the years from Raise the Region is a community theater in Williamsport. The Community Theatre League is a nonprofit where plays and musicals are put on throughout the year. It’s been around since 1976. “Makes me a little teary […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Blue skies, sunshine, and milder temperatures — those are welcome signs for many after weeks of frigid cold and snow. There is a warm-up this week. “It’s been terrible. People want to get out, I can’t wait to take my Corvette out! I mean it’s beautiful, absolutely gorgeous,” said Roman McGahee of Wilkes-Barre. People said they are weary of wintery weather and ready for signs of spring. “I saw my first robin this week, believe it or […]
HAZLETON, Pa. — Hazleton police say they might soon have more information on a deadly bar shooting. Two men shot inside Lucky Charms bar in the city last month. One of those men is Todd Martin, 51, of Hazleton. According to the coroner, Martin died Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital. One suspect, Randy Escoto, is locked up in the Luzerne County jail. He has yet to be charged with the shooting. Police called him the shooter last month after the […]
AVOCA, Pa. — State officials started issuing Real IDs on Friday, March 1. The new licenses meet federal anti-terrorism standards. Come October 1, 2020, you’ll need one of these or a passport to fly domestically or enter most federal and military buildings. “I think it’s a good thing. I mean obviously, our country could always use some more protection so if it’s something interstate that we can protect then that’s always better,” said Emily Johnson of Clarks Summit. The new […]
LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Governor Tom Wolf wants Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families to go to college for free. He has proposed the Military Family Education Plan or the PA GI Bill. “With the PA GI Bill, Pennsylvania can lead the way on a program I think we can all agree provides fitting support for our service members and their families,” he said. If approved, the program would allow National Guard members to earn college benefits for their spouses […]
DORRANCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Customers at Steinbrenner Auto Sales and Service in Dorrance Township may not realize it, but their oil changes are making a big difference. “It’s a tight-knit community we have very good loyal customers and I think it’s going to work out well,” said Greg Steinbrenner. The owners of the business recently learned police in nearby Wright Township do not have protective vests. So, the Steinbrenners decided to do something about it. They are collecting donations and […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The governor says every county needs new voting machines for secure elections, and people in Luzerne County can check them out on Wednesday, Feb. 27. A voting machine demonstration is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. and run through 7 p.m. at the Luzerne County Courthouse. It’s a chance to try out new voting machines from different companies. Governor Tom Wolf wants every county in the state to have updated voting machines by the end of the […]
HUGHESTOWN, Pa. — Whipping winds blew across Pennsylvania Sunday night, bringing down trees and wires. PPL reported more than 1,000 homes and businesses in our area without power Sunday night. A high wind warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Monday. That warning extends to most of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. There were several reports of trees and wires down across the area including on Searle Street in Hughestown, Luzerne County where Newswatch 16 found a tree that came down […]
A disturbing new report finds more kids in Pennsylvania are dying from abuse. According to the data from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, 46 kids died in the Keystone State in 2016. That’s up from 34 reported deaths in 2015. The study also shows 79 children were nearly killed in 2016 compared to 58 in 2015. The analysis shows a steady increase in cases since 2009. Most of the abuse victims were children under the age of five and […]
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — In Stroudsburg, many woke up to find their vehicles encased in ice Thursday morning. It was beautiful on trees and in the light of the moon, but a lot of work for school bus drivers. Like other school districts, Stroudsburg Area was on a delay so the roads and buses could be cleared. In front of the Monroe County Courthouse, Dustin Bush was hard at work shoveling snow and ice from sidewalks. It’s very annoying, especially the […]