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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
  • Lawmakers Lease Cars, Don’t Pay: Leasing or Fleecing?

    HARRISBURG – State records show legislators from our area drive between 10,000 – 25,000 miles a year. They go to meetings in their district, or commute to the state capital in Harrisburg. Most use their own cars.They get reimbursed for mileage. But look at the leases of these area lawmakers: LAWMAKERS             CAR                           LEASE Sen. Pat Browne         Ford Escape                 $628 Sen. Lisa Boscola       Mercury Mariner            $558 Sen. Lisa Baker           Mercury […]

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    How did this Happen? Police Investigate Children Allegedly Molested Inside Local Prison

    RETREAT, LUZERNE COUNTY — A Danville woman has a hearing scheduled this week for allegedly allowing a convicted murderer to have sexually implicit conversations with two children.  Police reported he also molested the children during a prison visit. Forty-one-year-old Rebecca Butler is charged with allowing an inmate to have indecent contact with two children.  Charges against her and the inmate, Andre VanCliff were filed Friday in Luzerne County. Investigators said in September she brought the children to the state prison […]

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    Three Area Colleges Remove Mellow’s Name from Campus Buildings

    SCRANTON –Tuesday night’s “Guitars and Stars” performance turned out to the last event at the Mellow Theater in Scranton. Lackawanna College’s Board of Trustees changed the facility’s name to The Theater at Lackawanna College, and Thursday Morning, work crews stripped Mellow’s name from the entrance. “Having someone who was corrupt despite the amount of good he did do, it’s a good thing that they did it,” said Lackawanna College sophomore Eli Downie of Blakeslee. Bob Mellow is serving a 16-month […]

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    Mellow’s Name Removed From Theater

    SCRANTON — The Mellow Theater at Lackawanna College is being renamed, according to college officials. The theater was named for disgraced former state senator Bob Mellow who is currently in federal prison serving time after pleading guilty to corruption. The college’s board of trustees voted earlier this week to remove Mellow’s name from the campus theater, and according to a college spokesperson, delayed the announcement until Thursday morning. Lackawanna trustees authorized the action with a one sentence statement: “The Board […]

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    Questions Surround Lackawanna County Sheriff Candidate’s Past

    SCRANTON — Rob Mazzoni is one of three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Lackawanna County Sheriff, and now he’s on the receiving end of some tough questions about his past. Duties of the office of sheriff include courthouse security, enforcing court orders, and issuing licenses to carry and sell firearms. Mazzoni has been out of work since June 2010, when he was fired from his job as detective with the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office. He is suing the […]

  • Security Increased at Local 5k Post-Boston

    HARVEYS LAKE — Runners hit the streets in a few of our communities in three mile road races today. And the events of Boston did not discourage the turnout. Newswatch 16 was at one race in Luzerne County that saw the field double from last year. Almost 600 runners hit the streets of Harveys Lake with Boston on their minds. The 5 kilometer race is only one eighth the length of a marathon. But when it comes to supporting the […]

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    Wyoming Valley West School Dances Part of IRS Probe

    KINGSTON — A local school district appears to be the target of an Internal Revenue Service investigation. Police and school officials in the Wyoming Valley West School District said the probe surrounds thousands raised from middle school dances over the last several years. The IRS won`t comment on current investigations or even confirm if one is underway, but one Wyoming Valley West School Board member said he was questioned by federal agents about what happened to the money raised at […]

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    D.C. Bomb Threat Linked To Area Man

    WASHINTON, D.C. — Police believe a man from Luzerne County is responsible for a bomb threat that shut down traffic around The White House Wednesday morning. Police in the nation’s capital say a man walked up to the White House gates around 5 a.m. Wednesday and told a Secret Service agent a bomb was about to go off in a truck parked nearby. Investigators say it was a hoax, and arrested the man. Krzysztof Wasik, 44, of Hazle Township is […]

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    Gym Owner Claims Feds Killing his Business in the Name of Security

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — For 12 years, hundreds of people looking to get fit turned to Dave Sommers who runs a the Shape Up Fitness Center inside the Social Security Office`s Processing Center facility in Plains Township. About half the gym’s members work in this federal building in Luzerne County. But last month, Sommers said a representative of the Social Security administration told him news about members who do not work in the building. “Outside members would not be allowed in […]

  • 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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