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Emmy award-winning Investigative Reporter Dave Bohman focuses on breaking major stories, uncovering government corruption and waste, holding public officials accountable and telling the kind of in-depth investigative stories that help make Newswatch 16 one of the highest-rated television news operations in the US.

Dave’s stories hold public figures accountable, expose the depths of the region’s drug crisis, and act as a watchdog of state and local government. Here are just some of his major stories:
• He exposed a local car dealer who sold a new car to a woman but did not tell her that the salesman wrecked the car and had it rebuilt.
• He showed how the federal government cut off more than a million dollars in funding to a domestic violence program in Schuylkill County just because it used an ampersand “&” instead of the word “and” in its application.
• He showed how a local lawmaker got free luxury box tickets to a Penn State football game for this family trip, and how the lawmaker billed taxpayers for gas and mileage to and from the game.
• His investigative report, “The Faces of Meth” used two decades’ worth of mug shots to show how methamphetamine addicts aged drastically from drug use.

Before making Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania his home, Dave was on the “ Discover America” program, working as a reporter, anchor, and news manager at television stations in Vermont, North Carolina, Ohio, New Mexico, and Florida.
In nearly four decades of television news, Dave has won more than 40 broadcast awards, including six Emmys, and a national award for reporting on religious issues.

Dave also does a lot of work for community organizations, and uses his time to promote healthy activities, which is why you will likely find him golfing in tournaments, or running in road races that benefit local non-profits. His hobbies include cooking and reading, and this former high school shortstop follows his hometown Boston Red Sox, Celtics, and New England Patriots.

Dave is a graduate of Syracuse University after majoring in Broadcast Journalism He now lives in Drums with his wife and two teenaged daughters.

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Recent Articles
  • Elite Motors: Is It Still In Business?

    SCRANTON — The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office continues to prosecute a used car dealership in our area accused of ripping off at least 30 buyers. The question now, however, is simple: Will those who claimed they were cheated by Elite Motors ever have a chance to get their money back? The Attorney General’s lawsuit claims that Elite Motors cheated customers and sold defective cars, SUV’s, and pickup trucks to more than 30 people. While Elite Motors operated two dealerships in […]

  • Avalanches, Rock Slides Shut Down Road

    UPDATE TUESDAY: Coxton Road is open in both directions. RANSOM TOWNSHIP — PennDOT crews spent the day working to reopen Coxton Road that runs between Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. Crews are clearing what they call several small avalanches that closed Coxton Road. People living on the Duryea end of Coxton Road have heard only silence for the past couple of days. Richard Klink says it’s not like that when the road is open. “The trucks, 24 hours a day, there […]

  • Bowl Arena to Reopen Tuesday

    WEST HAZLETON — Owners of a bowling alley in West Hazleton learned Monday afternoon that they will be able to reopen the lanes on Tuesday. On Friday night, they were forced to shut down the building when its roof threatened to collapse under the weight of the snow. The Bowl Arena on Route 93 in West Hazleton remained closed on Monday, waiting for a structural engineer to certify the roof as safe. “I see this part of the ceiling hang […]

  • Snow Melt Leads to Spring Fever

    TUNKHANNOCK — Just one day ago, more than a foot of snow covered Tioga Street in Tunkhannock. The snowfall was so massive, a travel ban was issued, keeping cars and trucks off the roads. Now, two days post-storm…the sun is out, and the roads are clear. One resident — Bob Strunk of Tunkhannock — says it’s easy to shovel the snow that’s now quickly melting from the sidewalks. “I would say we’re all hoping for spring soon,” said Strunk. Many businesses, […]

  • Controversy Surrounding Swoyersville Road Crews, Ambulance

    SWOYERSVILLE — Members of the Swoyersville Ambulance Company claim the borough’s street department would not plow a path for its ambulance to rescue people in an emergency. As a result, the borough’s mayor plans to launch an investigation. Swoyersville’s ambulance is back in service and on the road, but at the height of the storm on Tuesday, its members asked the mayor to get road crews to clear a simple path from its building to the street. Mayor Christopher Concert […]

  • Back Streets in Wilkes-Barre still Snow-Covered

    WILKES-BARRE — In the Wilkes-Barre area, the problem is there are not enough trucks to haul away the snow cleared from the city streets. A four-foot high drift over Brogan Street in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre blocks traffic. A block south on Cleveland finds the road covered by just a bit less snow. A longtime homeowner gave the city’s snow removal efforts this grade. “B minus,” said Dorothy Middaugh who has lived in this neighborhood for 65 years. […]

  • Good Samaritans Cruise the Streets of Kingston

    KINGSTON — The borough of Kingston was also paralyzed by the storm Tuesday. People walked, plowed, and shoveled trying to keep going during the blizzard. Wyoming Avenue in Kingston had almost no traffic for most of the morning. But Wyoming Valley West students Steven Banas and Joe Leary cruised up and down the avenue looking to help drivers stuck on the side of the road. “Just out here shoveling, yeah, helping people out,” said Banas. “(It) just came from the […]

  • Shoveling Off Cars, Rooftops

    WILKES-BARRE — In Luzerne County, the snow fell faster than road crews could plow it, or homeowners could shovel it from their sidewalks. Tuesday afternoon, three cities in Luzerne County — Hazleton, Nanticoke, and Wilkes-Barre — announced a travel ban. There were few people on the roads driving, many more shoveling. Domingo Torrez and his son spent the afternoon shoveling from the roof of their tire business on Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre. “There’s going to be a lot of snow […]

  • Canceled Flights Ahead of the Storm

    WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — Even though the storm is set to arrive late Monday, airlines began canceling some flights Sunday night. Airport officials say there likely will be no flights in and out of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Tuesday, and travelers can expect cancellations Wednesday. Joe Bellucci and his wife planned to be home in Conyngham Sunday night, but American Airlines canceled their flight from Charlotte. “The storm was elsewhere, and the planes weren’t just getting in,” said Bellucci. […]

  • Schuylkill County Residents Tackle Snowfall

    SCUYLKILL COUNTY — PennDOT crews worked steadily in Northern Schuylkill county to keep the snow from piling up on its busiest roads. By mid-morning, a PennDOT manager near McAdoo said “mission accomplished.” “As the day wore on, the snow eased up, and now our crews are to the point where everything is getting wet,” John Muscornick, a PennDOT supervisor, said. The storm forced many area schools to call for a snow day. And 10-year-old Paul Sherakas of Ringtown loved it. […]

  • Watch the Old Kaier Brewery Come Crashing Down in Mahanoy City

    MAHANOY CITY — That building in Schuylkill County in danger of collapse earlier this week has been brought down safely. The snow didn’t stop demolition crews from dismantling the former Kaier Brewery in Mahanoy City. Crews spent hours Thursday carefully knocking down the building along North Main Street. It started collapsing earlier this week. The demolition that was supposed to take two hours took two days. North Main Street in Mahanoy City remains closed but 20 neighbors forced out of […]

  • Kaier Brewery Building Demolition

    MAHANOY CITY — For a building that was supposed to be on the verge of collapse, the old Kaier Brewery in Mahanoy city has proven difficult to bring down. Demolition crews expected to tear down the abandoned building by midafternoon. Now, those at the scene are not sure when they’ll finish the job. The crane-like machine known as an excavator bashed away at the walls of the top floor of the old Kaier brewery in Mahanoy City after noon Thursday. […]