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Dave Bohman is Northeast and Central Pennsylvania’s most accomplished investigative reporter.

When Dave won a 2014 Emmy for Government/Politics reporting on how an ampersand “&” cost a Schuylkill County social service agency consideration for a million dollar grant, he became the only reporter in this region’s history to ever be awarded two Emmys for individual stories. And he has won the last two Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Investigative Reporting, making him the only local reporter to ever win that award.

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

He is excited to be part of the Newswatch 16 team because of the station's reputation for excellence, and where investigative reporting is his primary job. "My passion is to put together quality, in-depth news stories that connect with viewers, and in some cases, bring out stories that might otherwise never be told," he says.

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
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    Broken Bottles Costing State Money

    One day after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced his intentions to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania, there’s an increased focus on the state’s Liquor Control Board and how it operates. When a clerk stocking shelves drops a quart of vodka on the store floor, or when a customer fumbles a bottle of wine on the way to the car, who pays for it? The state Liquor Control Board picks up the tab. Broken bottles are a problem at LCB outlet […]

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    School Board Erases Suspension of Child with “Hello Kitty” Gun

    MOUNT CARMEL — The Mount Carmel Area School District has wiped the slate clean for a kindergarten student who got suspended for threatening to shoot another student with a “Hello Kitty” bubble gun. Kelly Guarna is a former Mount Carmel Police Officer, and a single mother of a five-year-old girl at the center of a story she calls “unreal.” Three weeks ago, the Principal of Mount Carmel Area Elementary School suspended Kelly`s daughter for several days. The reason: The principal […]

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    Heating Oil Customer Pay, Get No Fuel

    LLEWELLYN — Some heating oil companies offer you the chance to pre-pay for fuel in the summer, so that if prices spike in the winter, you`re protected. But what happens if your oil company shuts its doors after you’ve already pre-paid? Bonnie beach of Llewellyn hopes the rest of the winter is mild so she won`t have to refill her heating oil tank. She pre-paid more than $1,200 to Felty Oil this summer, to lock in her price. But when […]

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    Major Milestone at Local Church

    HUGHESTOWN — We’re always hearing reports of churches failing and closing, and that gave some worshipers even more reason to celebrate Sunday morning in Luzerne County. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hughestown marked its 150th anniversary, and on Sunday morning members counted their blessings. It is the only church remaining in the borough. To longtime members of St. Peter’s Lutheran church of Hughestown, the 150th anniversary is a source of pride. “I was born into this church. I’ve been here […]

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    PLCB and PA Wineries Form Partnership

    A flap between the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and some Pennsylvania wineries may be easing. An Action 16 Investigation in December found some wineries, lawmakers, and the Commonwealth Foundation of Pennsylvania critical of the agency, as all claimed the LCB made it hard for these local businesses to get their product on the shelves of their state stores. State Liquor Control Board Executive Director Joe Conti said the agency was stepping up efforts to get more Pennsylvania wines in LCB […]

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    Applications for Concealed Weapons Permits Skyrocket

    The Friday before Christmas at the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, exactly one week after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, 65 people showed up to apply for a license to carry a concealed weapon. The sheriff’s office said on a normal day, five apply. In Lycoming County, the Sheriff’s Office in Williamsport stayed open late twice last week, to handle a rush of permit seekers. “I want to be protected,” said Kyle Rakiecki of Jersey Shore as he waited […]


    Fire Guts Mobile Home in Northumberland County

    SHAMOKIN TWP. – Paul Shingara’s mobile home on Route 61 outside Shamokin is little more than a shell following an early-morning fire on Christmas. “We could see from our kitchen window the flames,” said Stacey Knapik, who lives half a block away.  “They looked pretty high. Then the flames coming up from the trees and stuff.  Yeah, it was pretty engulfed.” Half the mobile home was in flames by the time crews from the Stonington Volunteer Hose Company arrived. Paul […]

  • Mountaintop Rallies Around Fire Victims

    A community in Luzerne County Sunday night rallied around a Mountaintop family whose home burned down two weeks ago. At the party, Jack and Amy Gentilesco, and their five children aged 14-22, were the guests of honor. “I think it may be the nicest holiday we`ve ever had,” said Amy, doubting she’d have said something like that two weeks ago. The Gentilesco`s home in Mountaintop burned to the ground in a spectacular fire. No one was hurt, but the family […]

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    Area Churches Busy After Connecticut Shootings

    On the Sunday after the shootings in Connecticut, people at area churches prayed for the victims, and the families grieving for lost loved ones. At the Parker Hill Community Church in Clarks Summit, Bonnie McCall sang with the church band, and prayed with the congregation, two days after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. “I`m so glad I can be praying for these people,” she said. “I know God can make himself known to them.” Parker Hill Community Church Pastor Mark […]

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    Connecticut School Shooting Victim’s Towanda Ties

    The principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, hailed as a hero for trying to protect children, is familiar to a few people in our area. Her family lived in Towanda for a short time. Towanda is 186 miles from Newtown, Connecticut. A high school wrestling meet at Towanda Area High School helps people here take their minds off the tragedy. But they cannot go long without thinking of the children and other victims in Connecticut. Some are thinking of Sandy […]

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    Suspected Bank Robber Caught

    SCRANTON —  A man who police said robbed a bank in Scranton Wednesday morning wasn’t on the run that long. Officers caught him just minutes after the bank was held up. Investigators believe he’s also to blame for another robbery in the city. Pennstar Bank on Meadow Avenue in Scranton had only been open for two hours when a man with glasses and a baseball cap walked in. Police said that man handed a note to the teller claiming he […]

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    State Promotes California Wine, Local Wineries Puzzled

    MIDDLEBURG — The chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has launched an internal investigation to find out why our state is spending money to promote a certain kind of wine made in California. This, while many wineries in Pennsylvania get no help from the L.C.B. at all. Go into any L.C.B. Store and chances are you will find the brand “Table Leaf” displayed prominently. Try to find a wine from a local winery, and the effort might feel like […]


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