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Newswatch 16 Investigative Reporter Dave Bohman joined the staff in January, 2010, and has already made his market in the region for his work. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences recognized Dave’s work with a prestigious 2011 Emmy Award for his report on the dangers of the once popular drink Four Loko and a teenager who was placed in a medically induced coma as a result of drinking too much. It was Dave’s fourth Emmy, his first at WNEP.

Dave has worked at television stations in Vermont, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, and New Mexico. His career highlights include nine years in Tampa, where his journalistic tenacity made viewers take notice, as he won more than 30 local, and national awards. During his time at WTSP-TV Dave was the lead reporter for the disputed Presidential Election in Florida in 2000, the "right-to-die" saga of Terri Schiavo, and several hurricanes, where he often did live shots in 60 and 70 mile per hour winds.

Dave's excited to be part of the Newswatch 16 team because of the station's reputation for excellence, and where investigative reporting is his primary job. "My passion is to put together quality, in-depth news stories that connect with viewers, and in some cases, bring out stories that might otherwise never be told," he says. Dave believes his job includes the responsibility to hold those in power accountable, and to give voice to the voiceless.

Dave is a native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and was an all-state shortstop at the Governor's Academy, before attending Syracuse University, graduating in 1979 with a major in Broadcast Journalism. After living in New Mexico for two years, Dave is thrilled to be back in the northeast, with his wife and two daughters. When he is not on the job, you might find Dave exploring his other passions that include gourmet cooking and golfing. He is also a dedicated fan of Tampa Bay Rays baseball, and Syracuse University sports.

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    SCRANTON — People from California to Clarks Summit trusted Peter Lamandre to manage their rental properties in Lackawanna County. Valerie Altuna of Long Island wanted the man who managed her rental homes in Lackawanna County for four years, to go to jail. When court adjourned, Peter Lamandre was led away in handcuffs. “Justice finally happened,” said Altuna. From 2008 to 2012, six people with properties in Lackawanna County say they had a property management contract with Lamandre. He was supposed […]

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    Police: Elderly Man Ripped Off by Tenant

    KINGSTON — A tenant is accused of ripping off his 84-year-old landlord in Luzerne County. The elderly man’s neighbors on South Loveland Avenue in Kingston called him polite, generous, and a little too trusting. “He does seem a little bit slower lately, within the last year.  Yeah, I think he would be able to be taken advantage of,” said John Benning of Kingston. According to police, the elderly man was taken advantage of by Ernest Taylor, a tenant who rented […]

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    Highway Construction Workers Nervous About Higher Speed Limits

    DICKSON CITY – When Penndot raises the speed limit to 70 miles per hour on two area interstate highways next month, it will also raise the speed limit in work zones to 55. Area construction workers call that move frightening. “One thing between me and you is this barrier wall,” says worker Gene DeGraffenreid of Kingston.  “And if someone hits it at 55, we`re both gone.” DeGraffenried and his colleagues told Newswatch 16 they were nervous at a highway construction […]

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    Speed Limit Raised on Sections of Interstate 80, Interstate 380

    Drivers on one section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Harrisburg can now drive 70 miles per hour.  Soon, drivers will see the speed limit rise from 65 to 70 miles per hour on two stretches of interstate highways in our area. In a statement released by PennDOT Wednesday morning, officials announce Interstate 380 and Interstate 80 will see a speed limit of 70 miles per hour. The head of PennDOT calls it a pilot program, a test to see which other parts […]

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    Pottsville to Offer “Courtesy Parking” at Downtown Meters

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    GORDON — A trucker driving down that steep hill into the borough of Gordon lost control Monday morning and turned over, injuring the driver, according to police. Neighbors say crashes like this happen yearly, and once again they’re asking that trucks be forced to take another way. Police have not identified the driver and have impounded the truck to see if its brakes failed. The wreck left a mess of a Schuylkill County woman’s driveway and she says it’s not […]

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    July Fourth: Chilly for Camping

    LOCUST LAKE STATE PARK — Few people at the Locust Lake State Park near Barnesville actually spent time in the lake. People wore long pants and long sleeves; usually a rarity on the fourth of July. But an overnight storm kept this day from being a scorcher at Locust lake. “Jeez, i`ve never seen anyone on the lake on the Fourth of July with a coat on before,” said Todd Reismiller of Ashland.  “I`ve never seen anything like it.” Reismiller […]

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    AG Kane Seeks Rebates, Punitive Action in Wake of Winter Electric Price Spikes

    LAFLIN – If you were one of those people who saw your electric rates increase drastically over the winter after you switched companies, you may be in for some money. The State Attorney General has filed complaints against five alternative electric suppliers. Part of the penalty could be restitution and refunds for some of the thousands who feel they got ripped off. Kurt Kienle locked up his home in Laflin, turned the thermostat down, and headed to Florida for a […]

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    Fired Scranton School Solicitor McGrath Gets $27,000 in Health Insurance Without Paying for Two Years

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    More Charges Possible for Wyoming Homes Owner

    PLEASANT MOUNT – When David Valenti was arrested in Plains Township Thursday, it brought back some not-so-fond memories for Michael Agolia in Pleasant Mount. Agolia paid $57,000 in cash to Wyoming Homes for a modular home in 2007. And when he says Valenti stalled delivery of the home for several months, Agolia convinced prosecutors in Wayne County to charge Valenti with theft. During jury selection in 2008, Valenti reached a deal with Agolia to pay him back the $57,000 immediately, […]

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    Jim Thorpe Area Schools Could be Forced to Add Students with Criminal Records

    JIM THORPE — School`s out for the summer at Jim Thorpe Area High School. But teachers, students, and parents wonder who will be in the classrooms next fall? “I`m sure student safety is a concern for them,” said Superintendent Dr. Barbara Conway, who plans a community meeting Monday. Parents and teachers recently learned the private company that runs Camp Adams Juvenile Center, in Penn Forest Township could soon stop on-site education. If that happens, teens serving time at the camp […]

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    David Valenti, Well-Known Modular Homes Dealer Charged

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