School Closings And Delays

Dave Bohman’s hard-hitting investigative reporting not only gets results, but wins major awards. In just five years, he’s established himself as the most accomplished investigative reporter in local television. Dave’s 2013 story on how an ampersand “&” cost a Schuylkill County social service agency consideration for a million dollar grant, won the Emmy for best Government/Politics. Only five individual Emmy’s have ever been awarded for individual reporting in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre television market. Dave has won two. And his investigation on politically-connected ex-Scranton School Board employees getting health insurance on the taxpayer’s dime earned him his third straight Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Investigative Reporting. He is the only local reporter to ever win multiple PAB Investigative Reporting awards.

Dave is now in his fourth decade of television news, having worked as a reporter, anchor, and manager in the business. For most of the 90’s, Dave was the weekend anchor of the WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio. From there, he went to WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Florida he worked in the Tampa Bay region, establishing himself with his coverage of the 2000 disputed Presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, and the Terri Schiavo “Right-to-Die” saga. He was also the lead reporter for a half dozen hurricanes. In Florida, Dave won more than 30 local and national awards for broadcast excellence.

Dave is a native of Cape Cod, and was an all-Massachusetts shortstop in high school before attending Syracuse University, and graduating in 1979 with a major in Broadcast Journalism. Dave is married and has two daughters. When he is not on the job, you might find Dave exploring his other passions that include gourmet cooking, running, reading, golfing, or watching his daughters compete in sports at Hazleton Area High School.

Dave specializes as a watchdog of government at all levels, and digging deep into social issues, and uncovering information that government officials, and big business does not want you to know.

You can reach Dave at

Recent Articles
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    Work Well Underway on Jessup Power Plant

    JESSUP — The construction manager on the Invenergy power plant site in Jessup believes work is on, or ahead, of schedule. Even from a mile away from the power plant’s site, you can see six cranes. When we got a close-up look at the site, we saw how the work is well under way. The 52-acre site was once abandoned land owned by a coal company. It’s now a major construction site for what will be a natural-gas-powered energy plant. […]

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    Mixed Reaction to Closing of Ringling Brothers Circus

    WILKES-BARRE — The big top is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owners of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus announced the world’s best-known circus will close in May. The show’s yearly stops in our area drew thousands of fans. Jodie Januszko of Wilkes-Barre has brought her children and grandchildren the Ringling Brothers circus. She thought “The Greatest Show on Earth” would return every year, for years to come. “I’m kind of shocked. I know […]

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    Two Men Charged in Scranton Bank Robbery

    SCRANTON -- Quick work by investigators put a pair of accused bank robbers behind bars just hours after the latest holdup.

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    Dangerous Driving and Unsafe Truck?

    PIKE COUNTY — The trucker who crashed his rig into the back of a state trooper’s car early Wednesday morning remains in the Pike County jail, charged with driving under the influence. A Newswatch 16 investigation finds the driver and truck have been written up for a series of safety violations. If Cecil Lipscomb of Massachusetts was driving under the influence of beer and cocaine, as the police claim, he shouldn’t have been behind the wheel. But a police report […]

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    Busy Signal — Unemployment Benefits Line Jammed

    HARRISBURG — Thousands of unemployed Pennsylvanians calling for help are getting busy signals instead. These busy signals follow the layoff of more than 500 state workers who answered phone calls from the jobless to help them file unemployment claims. The state laid off call workers and closed down three call centers when a four-year program that paid for them expired last month. Governor Tom Wolf wanted to extend the program, but state senate Republicans claim the governor needs to be […]

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    State Trooper Laid to Rest

    ALTOONA — A funeral service was held Thursday for fallen Pennsylvania State Trooper Landon Weaver. The long procession of police cars ended on the main road outside the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. A line of troopers in black and gray representing all barracks in the state stood in silence in the parking lot as the procession carrying Trooper Landon Weaver and his family to the facility stopped outside the main door. Weaver was killed in the line of […]

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    Former Attorney General Kane Begins Appeals Process

    NORRISTOWN, PA — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has started the process of appealing her perjury conviction. Kane was convicted and resigned last year. Prosecutors accused her of leaking confidential grand jury information to a newspaper and lying about it. After that conviction, a judge sentenced Kane to 10 to 23 months in jail. She quickly posted bail and now the first papers in her appeal have been filed. In August, it took just four hours for a jury […]

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    2017: New Taxes, New Laws

    HARRISBURG — The new year brings with it some changes in state and local laws. Many gas stations list the price of regular at more than $2.50 per gallon. Last year at the time, a gallon averaged $2.16. The eight cents per gallon hike that took effect in 2017 is the last of three gas tax increases in Pennsylvania to raise money for road and bridge repair. License plate registration stickers are on the way out. The stickers are being […]

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    ‘Christmas Miracle’ – Family Survives Crash under Truck

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Rescuers are calling it a Christmas miracle — a family from Ohio survived a crash on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County. Their car was wedged under a tractor trailer, dragged for a quarter mile and all four walked away from the wreck. A family car was destroyed but the couple and their two children walked away from the crash with only minor injuries. Hanover Township’s fire chief saw a mangled Kia Sorrento stuck under a tractor trailer […]

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    Remains Found in Luzerne County are Teenage Homicide Victim

    DOYLESTOWN, BUCKS COUNTY — A body found Halloween night in Luzerne County has been identified as a teenage girl who was reported missing from the Philadelphia area. Investigators are calling it a case of homicide. Authorities from several counties outlined the developments at a news conference in Bucks County. Three district attorneys say what was a missing persons case is now a homicide. But investigators still don’t know who killed the 14 year old whose body was found in our […]

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    Protesting the Electoral Vote in Harrisburg

    HARRISBURG — Because Donald Trump won the popular vote here in Pennsylvania, the state’s 20 electors are Republicans and all cast their electoral votes for Donald Trump. That vote took place as hundreds of anti-Trump demonstrators protested at the Capitol in Harrisburg. The Electoral College likely never received this much attention in Pennsylvania. Neither have the 20 electors, who’ve been besieged with mail, email, and a capitol rotunda full of protesters — none of which persuaded them to vote for […]

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    Belated Thanks for Tunkhannock Vet

    HAZLETON — Just in time for the holidays, Congressman Lou Barletta handed long-overdue medals to five military veterans from our area. One vet says the ceremony brought back memories of a dangerous time in American history. Jim Rosengrant’s medals and recognition come 53 years after his service at the center of a tense conflict that had the world on the brink of nuclear war. “We didn’t know how close it was to what was going on, really, until it was […]