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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
  • New Pressure to Remove Mellow’s Name from Landmarks

    PECKVILLE — The new round of corruption charges now facing former State Senator Bob Mellow again raised the question whether Mellow’s name should still be on theaters, parks and roads . Peckville borough officials are expected to decide Monday if they should remove Bob Mellow’s name from a park in his hometown of Peckville. Theses criminal charges may be adding pressure to a pair of local colleges to take Mellow’s name off well-known buildings on campus. Marywood University in Scranton […]

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    Mellow Implicated In Turnpike Scheme

    HARRISBURG — A disgraced former state senator is now facing more charges in what the state attorney general calls a pay-to-play scheme. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced charges against former state senator Robert Mellow, five officials or workers with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and two businessmen who had multi-million dollar contracts with the Turnpike. As Mellow sits in a federal prison in South Carolina, new corruption charges have been filed against him. Kane just wrapped up a news conference […]

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    Inmate, Reputed Prison Gang Member to be Charged with Correctional Officer’s Murder

    The inmate accused of killing a Corrections Officer at the Federal Prison in Wayne County has been transferred to another federal lockup in our area 36-year-old Jessie Con-ui could face the death penalty if he’s convicted of killing correctional officer Eric Williams. Court papers in Arizona link Jessie Con-ui to the “New Mexican Mafia. “ Outside prison, it’s a criminal gang known for trafficking drugs, and terrorizing witnesses. Inside prisons, the New Mexican Mafia a history of intimidating, beating, and […]

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    Update to Lawsuit on Death During 2011 Flood

    WEST PITTSTON – There’s new information tonight about a lawsuit filed by the sisters of a woman in Luzerne County who died during the flood of 2011. That suit was filed almost a year after the Carol Mikols was found dead in the basement of her sister`s home in West Pittston. Less than a foot of water seeped into Ann Mikols’ basement at her Susquehanna River Shores home in West Pittston during the flood of September 2011. Her sister Carol […]

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    UPDATE: High School Teacher Charged With Sex Crimes

    TOBYHANNA — A Social Studies teacher at a high school in the Poconos faces charges of having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. Investigators say the student came forward just this week and described what allegedly happened to him in 2011. Pocono Mountain Regional Police call the crime “disturbing.” They arrested Christopher Martinelli, 40, at his home near Tobyhanna Tuesday night. While inside police found evidence that makes them believe there are more victims. Police believe Martinelli had a […]

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    CONSUMER WATCH: Standard Insurance Doesn’t Cover Fuel Leak Damage

    UNION COUNTY – A family in Union County wondered how they would pay for an expensive cleanup when their heating oil tank sprung a leak. The family learned the hard way their homeowner`s insurance policy did not cover damages from a fuel tank leak, so they turned to Action 16 Investigative Reporter Dave Bohman for help. Ronda Steen returned to her house outside Lewisburg Feb 15th. , to a sickening odor. “The smell burned your eyes,” said Ronda.  “It was […]

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    Judge Testifies in Lackawanna Family Court Probe

    SCRANTON — Lackawanna County’s President Judge testified before a Federal Grand Jury. Judge Tom Munley’s appearance came 10 days after the indictment of Danielle Ross.  Ross is the former Guardian ad Litem, the lawyer assigned to represent the interests of children in Family Court custody cases. Sources said Judge Munley is a witness, not a target of the federal investigation into Lackawanna County Family Court. Court documents show the feds appear interested in information about the firings of two Family […]

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    Scranton Parking Garage Traffic Jams

    SCRANTON — Most of us can’t wait to get home once we leave work. However, a group of county workers in Lackawanna County get out of work, weekdays at 4 p.m. They try to go home, or to other appointments, only to get stuck in their cars, inside a downtown Scranton parking garage. “People sit here for 25 minutes,” said Theresa Shemlick of Carbondale as she tried to leave for the day. “The average wait is about a half hour,” […]

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    Attorney Accused of Federal Tax Fraud Pleads Not Guilty

    SCRANTON — A court-appointed attorney accused of federal tax fraud showed up in court and pleaded not guilty on Friday. Danielle Ross is currently suspended from her job as the attorney who represents the interests of children in Lackawanna County family court. Earlier this week, Ross was indicted on federal tax charges. Ross and her attorney said they will fight the federal charges of tax evasion and filing false income tax returns. She was suspended from her position of guardian […]

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    Guardian Suspended Without Pay

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — One day after federal prosecutors indicted Danielle Ross on tax fraud charges, there are all kinds of questions about her job and what happens to the parents and children in the cases she handled for Family Court in Lackawanna County. A statement from the Lackawanna County Common Pleas Court announced Danielle Ross`s suspension as full-time Guardian ad Litem,  and warned that many custody cases now before the court will be delayed. On Tuesday afternoon, Lackawanna County court […]

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    Lackawanna County Family Court Lawyer Indicted by Feds

    SCRANTON — An attorney who is supposed to look out for childrens’ welfare in custody cases in Lackawanna County is now charged with tax evasion and filing false federal income tax returns. Danielle Ross of Jermyn, Lackawanna County’s Guardian Ad Litem, faces up to six years in prison if convicted. The investigation into attorney the attorney’s activities began in 2011. FBI agents executed a subpoena and removed Ross` billing records from the Lackawanna County court annex where the Guardian Ad Litem’s Office […]

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    Action 16 Investigation: The Faces of Meth

    We have heard over and over again about the meth lab busts in the Berwick area. An Action 16 Investigation into the growing use of the powerful stimulant, shows toll it takes on the ones who use it. The “before” and “after” photos of meth users paint a picture of damage and despair. When police raid a suspected meth lab, they wear “Haz-Mat” suits to protect themselves from the toxic chemicals of the home-made drug. And yet, meth users snort, […]

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