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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 2014 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 three 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 members 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 PAB Investigative Reporting award.

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, and golfing.

Recent Articles
  • PA Senator Casey Reacts to Recent Terror Attacks, More ISIS Threats

    This weekend, terror attacks on three continents have investigators checking to see if all are connected. Two have been tied to the terror group ISIS. The terror group has not taken credit for the beheading of a worker at a chemical plant in France, but ISIS has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Kuwait where at least 25 people were killed and 200 injured, and for a gunman’s attack at a seaside resort in Tunisia where 38 people were […]

  • Limo Service Faces Fines, Sanctions

    MOOSIC — One of our area’s largest limousine companies is in trouble. State regulators are taking steps to pull Nasser Limousine’s license, and hit the business in Moosic with record fines. Records from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission show enforcement agents cited Nasser limousine seven times in the last nine months for safety and inspection violations. A PUC spokesperson says the company has continued to break the rules for the last three years, so the agency had to send a […]

  • Falling Gas Prices: Falling Royalties

    HARFORD TOWNSHIP — The combination of low natural gas prices and a lack of pipelines to move gas out of the region is a headache for drillers. This year may be the year when these problems trickle down to landowners, gas workers, and businesses that depend on them. Wells on the Empet family dairy farm in Harford were once listed among the top natural gas producers in Pennsylvania, but Rick Empet says gas production is down. “I’m still working seven […]

  • Used Car Dealer Charged with Odometer Fraud

    EXETER — State police say a used car dealer in Luzerne County cheated customers and a credit union by falsifying odometer readings on 16 cars he sold in the last two years. He now faces fraud charges. A federal agency claims almost a half million cars are sold every year with false odometer readings. But the Luzerne County dealer charged Thursday says he is not a criminal and has done nothing wrong. Joe Appel owns Avenue Auto Sales in Exeter. […]

  • 911 Dispatch Errors: Lawsuits Stalled, Dismissed

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Two families lost loved ones last year in cases where a Luzerne County 911 dispatcher sent emergency crews to the wrong address. But relatives of those who died have hit legal roadblocks in their attempts to sue. One family’s lawsuit was tossed out of federal court last month. Another just heard from their lawyer who said he won’t take the case to court because that lawyer said they can’t win. Time hasn’t healed the wounds a mother […]

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    Information on Bus, Trucking Firms Involved in Deadly Crash

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Newswatch 16 has been looking into both the tour bus company and the trucking company involved in a deadly crash in the Poconos. The bus in the deadly crash is from Academy Bus of Hoboken, New Jersey — the nation’s fourth largest bus company. We looked at records of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and found Academy Bus has a good safety record. Over the past five years, Academy was in the top eight percent of the […]

  • No Jail Time for Former Laceyville Police Chief

    TOWANDA — The former chief of police in Laceyville was facing up to six months in jail after pleading guilty to drunk driving. Prosecutors in Towanda had even arranged for Perry to be put in protective custody at the Bradford County prison. But instead, Scott Perry got a break. He walked out of court Monday, headed home to Clarks Summit, serving probation instead of jail time. Until recently, Perry was the chief of police in Laceyville. Perry had just driven […]

  • Tony George Gets Democratic Nomination for Wilkes-Barre Mayor

    WILKES-BARRE — The city of Wilkes-Barre will be getting a new mayor. Current three-term mayor Tom Leighton is stepping down. Democratic nominee Tony George addressed his supporters after winning a tight election Tuesday night, saying, “We were outspent, but we were not outworked.” George is the former police chief of Wilkes-Barre. The theme of his campaign was “law and order.” He’s been a consistent critical of Mayor Leighton’s handling of Wilkes-Barre’s growing problem of violent crime and he promised to […]

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    Early Voter Turnout Below Expectations in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Voter turnout was expected to be higher in Wilkes-Barre than in many communities in our area because of a mayor’s race and a race for district magistrate that encompasses much of the city of Wilkes-Barre. For the first time in more than a decade, these races don’t have an incumbent and don’t appear to have a clear-cut front runner. Many believed that would increase turnout. Newswatch 16 saw a small, late afternoon rush of voters at the Coal […]

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    Jury Finds in Favor of Troopers in Excessive Force Suit

    WILKES-BARRE — A federal jury has found that state troopers did not use of excessive force in a traffic stop and arrest that left a man from New York State injured. Robert Leone of Vestal, New York filed a federal lawsuit against the troopers over injuries he says he received after his arrest in 2010. Leone says he was beaten at the scene and then again at the hospital before he was charged in a scuffle that began as a […]

  • Fire Aftermath: Building to be Demolished

    SCRANTON — Investigators say the building damaged by Saturday’s fire in Scranton will need to be torn down. Renters at that building returned Sunday for another look at the damage. Crews were stabilizing the very wobbly building on East Market Street to protect nearby businesses. Officials say the burned out apartment building cannot be saved. It’s scheduled to be demolished Monday morning. A smoke alarm still blares its warning the day after the fire at 703 East Market in Scranton. […]


    Mourning the Loss of Two Teens Killed in Crash After Spring Dance

    BEECH CREEK TOWNSHIP — People in Clinton County are mourning the loss of the two teens killed in a crash early Saturday morning. Beech Creek Township is quiet on a late spring afternoon with the news that Carly Miller, a young woman whose eyes and smile could light up lives, never made it home from the Central Mountain High School Ball. “I was sleeping when mom woke me up and I didn`t want to hear it,” said Carly’s classmate Heather Orndorf.  […]


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