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 four 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.

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    Craigslist Scam: Defrauding Renters

    LYCOMING COUNTY — A scam targeting would-be renters in one community uses the online site Craigslist to collect deposits from those looking to lease homes. Newswatch 16 looked into how the scam works and why crooks are targeting the Williamsport Area. This scam has hit Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Monroe counties in recent years. Newswatch 16 talked with victims and real estate agents and found there were as many as five bogus listings on Craiglist in Williamsport as recently as last […]

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    Day Care to Close, Operator And Parents Angry

    EYNON — The state wants to shut down a day care center in Lackawanna County that’s been around for 38 years. Parents are crying foul, calling the Department of Human Services heavy-handed and unfair. State inspectors have found several violations at Andrea Vladika’s home day care center in the past three years, but parents of the kids cared for at her house in Eynon say these violations should not put her out of business. Over the past four decades, operating […]

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    Fifteen Years Later, 9/11 Remembered at Events Throughout Our Area

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — September 11th observances in northeastern Pennsylvania included a solemn ceremony at McDade park, a church service focused on first responders, and a roaring ride featuring hundreds of motorcycles. Every September 11th, Kendra Lynn of Tunkhannock thinks of her brother Steven Tudor who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Tudor was already in the Army when terrorists attacked 15 years ago, and she remembers him telling the family how he knew the attacks might provoke a war. “That […]

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    Newswatch 16 Investigates: More from Mellow

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    Mellow’s Message: The Interview with Newswatch 16

    SCRANTON — Bob Mellow spent 40 years in the state senate, representing primarily Lackawanna County before pleading guilty to federal corruption and tax charges. He was one of the most powerful politicians in Pennsylvania’s history, and his fall from grace was dramatic. The former state senator gave his first television interview to Newswatch 16 investigative reporter Dave Bohman since his release from a Scranton halfway house more than two years ago Since his release, Bob Mellow wrote a memoir called […]

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    Crews Help Pull Dog from Well in Luzerne County

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Crews were called in Thursday morning to help rescue a dog from a well in Luzerne County. The dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal went for a walk in the woods and fell down a well. The dog fell down a well in Drums sometime Thursday morning. He’s very lucky he wasn’t hurt and lucky a neighbor heard the dog’s cry for help. This 6-year-old blue tick coon hound named Bo can finally […]

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    After the Floods, Fighting to Stay Open

    MIFFLINVILLE — Five years after flooding destroyed homes and businesses around our area, a golf course in Columbia County is fighting to stay open. The owners of the place in Mifflinville blame the flooding and PennDOT for a slow recovery. Thousands of people in northeastern and central Pennsylvania still feel the long-term effects of the flood of 2011. That includes the Crismans in Columbia County who continue to fight to keep a family business going. People living near the Susquehanna […]

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    SCRANTON — From Bon Ton to books and biology — downtown Scranton has a new college campus and it’s in the middle of a shopping mall that’s been struggling to find new tenants. With a snip of the ribbon, the Scranton campus of Luzerne County Community College is open for business inside the Marketplace at Steamtown. The president of LCCC said the school wanted to be in Scranton for some time. The college looked at 30 sites before deciding on […]

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    Kathleen Kane’s Last Day in Office

    SCRANTON — Kathleen Kane’s tenure as Pennsylvania’s attorney general ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Scranton native resigned after her conviction of perjury and obstruction this week. As she walked into her office in Scranton for the last time, Kane appeared relaxed and optimistic. She hopes she’s remembered for her accomplishments as state attorney general more than for her own criminal case. “I hope that they remember that we tried our best,” she said. Kathleen Kane spent her last day […]

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    First Deputy Attorney General to Take Over for Kane

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced her resignation Tuesday afternoon following her conviction on several charges, including perjury. After she steps down Wednesday, Bruce Castor, the First Deputy Attorney General, will take over the office. Castor was appointed to the post of Solicitor General by Kathleen Kane earlier this year. Under commonwealth law, the Solicitor General is the successor to the Attorney General. “I don’t know that anybody’s prepared to assume a job of this nature,” said Castor. […]

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    PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Convicted on Criminal Charges

    NORRISTOWN – A jury has found Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane guilty on all counts. It took the jury in Montgomery County a little more than four hours to find Kane, a Scranton native, guilty. Jurors believe Kane leaked secret grand jury testimony and lied to cover it up. Kathleen Kane now faces prison time, after being convicted on five criminal charges including perjury. And her days as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General may soon be coming to an end. Attorney General […]