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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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    Several Sheetz Stores Run Out of Regular Gas

    Several Sheetz stations in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania ran out of regular and mid-grade fuel this weekend. Others are running low on gas. The Sheetz chain blames super storm Sandy for stations running out of fuel. In our area, 14 out of 21 Sheetz stores, that’s two-thirds of them, had no regular fuel Sunday night, some had no fuel at all. At the normally busy Sheetz in Wilkes-Barre Township, customers didn`t notice the blank spaces on gas prices for regular […]

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    Police Department Posted Social Security Numbers Online

    EDWARDSVILLE — A parking lot fender bender in one Luzerne County Community ended up with social security numbers of those involved in the wreck, posted online. Eleven area police agencies use the new web-based service, to get crash reports to people involved in accidents. But when a Luzerne County woman read her report online, she got angry, and worried by what she saw. She does not want us to use her name or show her face, because she fears […]

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    Action 16 Investigation: Business Identity Theft

    DICKSON CITY — We protect ourselves from identity thieves: People trying to steal our social security or credit card numbers and get expensive items and money. Now police said these crooks are even stealing the identities of small companies! A thief committed one of these crimes in Dickson City, but the victim is an auto repair shop in Gelatt, Susquehanna County. “I`m 30 miles away from this location,” said the repair shop’s owner Ivan Burman, who adds his business always […]

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    U.S. Marshals Join Search for Binsack

    Scott Binsack made headlines in 2007, when he was accused of passing bad checks, and leaving unfinished projects as a builder in Clarks Summit. He’s once again a wanted man, and U.S. Marshals are now involved in the manhunt. In a dark video shot in a place he calls “an undisclosed location,” fugitive Scott Binsack explained why he didn’t meet with a parole officer last week. “My sources tell me that I am going to be smashed with fraudulent, trumped-up […]

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    Cartwright Wins Congress Seat

    SCRANTON — Moosic Attorney Matt Cartwright had an easy time winning the 17th Congressional District that includes much of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, and Schuylkill Counties. Cartwright, a Democrat, defeated Republican Laureen Cummings of Old Forge in a race that was never really see as close, because of the district has a strong Democratic majority. Cartwright was declared the winner not long after polls closed at the Hilton in Downtown Scranton. Cartwright is new to politics, and his path to Congress […]

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    State Lawmaker Admits Not Fully Understanding Law

    BLOOMSBURG — A family flooded out of their home last September now claims a state representative is trying to get them to leave that home in a month. However, this time it was no evacuation. State Representative David Millard wanted tenants Joe and Jeni Hassel and their child to leave their home in Bloomsburg because Millard found someone to buy the house.    That buyer wanted to move in right away. “So we would have to be out by November […]

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    Nesquehoning Coped Without Electricity; Power Restored

    NESQUEHONING — Parts of Carbon County continued without power Tuesday in the wake of the storm, and leaders in one community have been told electricity may take several days to restore. From top of a hill outside of Nesquehoning at noon, not a single home had a light on. Power here flickered on and off at around midnight. “Finally, it just went off.  And the wind was horrendous,” said Jen Hoffman outside her house on Stock Street, the main road […]

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    Sno Mountain Now in Bankruptcy

    SCRANTON — The Sno Mountain Ski and Water Park Complex in Lackawanna County, is now in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Ten days ago, a group of investors that owned the complex claimed it cost them a collective total of almost $10 million. This week they successfully have forced Sno Mountain into bankruptcy, and essentially forced out Denis Carlson, the man who has been in charge of Sno Mountain since the investors bought the complex from Lackawanna County six years ago. Ski […]

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    Criminal Investigation Launched After Boy Scout Files are Released

    CENTERMORELAND — A local District Attorney has launched a criminal investigation into one of the 31 boy scout volunteers and leaders in our area accused of molesting children. According to records, the man was kicked out of the Boy Scouts group of volunteers, but the organization did not turn over the information to police. Action 16 has learned the man volunteered at Troop 336 in Centermoreland, Wyoming County in the 1970`s and 80’s. We are not naming him because it […]

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    Unemployed Need Help, Get Busy Signal

    For those who have recently found themselves laid off from their jobs, collecting unemployment benefits is becoming increasingly difficult in this state. Try to get help on the state`s toll-free hotline, and you will likely get a busy signal. It’s keeping some jobless Pennsylvanians from getting benefits they desperately need. Phillip Parker of New Columbia was laid off from his manufacturing job in September. That’s when he started calling the state`s toll free number to begin getting help. He said […]

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    More Charges for Musto

    Three new criminal charges were filed against former State Senator Ray Musto. The charges have to do with accepting cash in exchange for his influence in handing out contracts for construction projects. The 84-year-old former Luzerne County State Senator potentially faces more prison time. At the time of his indictment in November of 2010, then-State Senator Ray Musto faced five corruption charges, including allegations he took kickbacks from a construction company over four years. In return, prosecutors claimed Musto would […]

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    Boy Scout “Ineligible Volunteer” List

    Action 16 Investigates obtained details of a disturbing list once kept by one of America`s most trusted organizations. For nearly a century, the Boy Scouts of America kept a list of volunteers suspected of molesting and abusing children, but until that list was released this week, it stayed private. A copy shows the Boy Scouts in our area kept secret files on several volunteers. Boy Scouts and critics alike have called the list, “The Perversion Files.” It’s paperwork on volunteers […]


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