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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    Grand Jury Recommends Charges Against AG Kathleen Kane

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a grand jury is recommending that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane be indicted for leaking testimony from a 2009 secret grand jury. Newswatch 16 spoke briefly with the attorney general by phone Thursday afternoon. She says she cannot comment on the case because she has not seen any grand jury presentment. She adds that she has done nothing wrong nor broken any laws. Kane, a Scranton native, made history in 2012 when she became the first […]

  • Luzerne County Considers 911 Investigation

    WILKES-BARRE — Some members of the Luzerne County Council want a full investigation into the operation of the county 911 center. Twice in 2014, dispatchers sent crews to the wrong address in an emergency and in both cases, an individual needing help died. County council members want to know how often crews are dispatched to the wrong addresses. A December incident that came to light at Tuesday night’s meeting shows not all problems in the system come from the 911 […]

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    Morelli Steps Down as President of Luzerne County Council

    WILKES-BARRE — The president of the Luzerne County Council has stepped down. Councilman Rick Morelli made the announcement at a council meeting Tuesday night. Morelli says he will remain on council to finish his term, but he will not run for re-election. Democrat Linda Houck was elected to replace Morelli as council president.

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    Will a Historic Building Survive a Fire?

    TOWANDA — Christmas in Towanda came and went without a coating of snow. There was also something else different in the heart of the borough. What was a historic gem, the Bailey Block Building, is now an eyesore after a devastating fire December 13th. It’s an eyesore as seen from the street, and from the rear, where Carol Anderson lives. “You could see the flames coming out of it,” she recalls of the fire. “It’s such a tug on the […]

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    Now Playing in East Stroudsburg: “The Interview”

    EAST STROUDSBURG —  Something big is about to hit the big screen at the Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg. The movie, “The Interview” will run Christmas night at seven. This after Sony Pictures first announced last week that the movie would not be distributed. Hackers threatened violence at mainstream theaters that planned to show the comedy about a plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. “We saw this as another opportunity to make us different, and make us […]

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    Fires In Shenandoah Have Neighbors Worried

    SHENANDOAH — A fire forced a woman out of her apartment in Shenandoah after flames gutted the second floor. It is the latest of a series of fires in that Schuylkill County community that has people on edge. Two days before Christmas, and friends of a fire victim salvage a plastic tree and a few pieces of furniture from a burned-out apartment in Shenandoah. Monday night, firefighters were at the Gilbert Street apartment trying to contain that fire. It’s a […]

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    Luzerne County 911 Dispatcher Resigns Out of Another Controversy

    LUZERNE COUNTY — The family living at a Gates Avenue home in Kingston hoped the holidays might bring needed cheer. The family said on Thanksgiving morning, Vincent Marcario, 46, was upstairs complaining of chest pains and struggled to breathe. “When I realized it was an oxygen problem, and that his heart was in trouble, I called 911 immediately,” said Mary Hays, Vincent’s sister. According to Hays, she told the dispatcher at the Luzerne County 911 center that her home was […]


    Man Dies Two Weeks After Crash From High Speed Chase

    WYOMING COUNTY — A man who suffered critical injuries from a crash after a high-speed chase December 1 has died. Police say the crash near Dallas resulted from a dispute between Stephen Sudosky of Shickshinny and Lucas Davidson of the Tunkhannock area, and police say the dispute escalated into a chase that resulted in the fatal wreck. Davidson said it started when he told Pennsylvania Game Commission agents that Sudosky was baiting deer.  He also said that Sudosky launched a […]

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    New Program Aims To Help Students “SHINE”

    LARKSVILLE — Schools in Luzerne County will soon take part in a program that puts the focus on science and math. It will even have teachers making afterschool house calls to help students keep up and get ahead. The most recent census shows 85 percent of families whose kids attend State Street Elementary school in Larksville live at or near the poverty line. But in the school’s rehearsal room, community leaders promised hope and opportunity in an effort to try […]

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    Assisted Living Facility Fire Ruled Arson

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP — Investigators believe a fire at an assisted living facility in Luzerne County was intentionally set. Dozens of residents of River View Personal Care facility on Overlook Drive in Jenkins Township, near Pittston, were forced into the cold around 3:30 a.m. Thursday when flames hit their home, according to authorities. Nearly 75 people were forced from a personal care home overnight and investigators say one of the residents set the place on fire. Dozens of those patients forced […]

  • From Eyesore to Scenic Overlook

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — Dozens of acres of old, scarred coal land in Luzerne County will be turned into property that can be used again. The state announced Tuesday that it awarded a company a more than $2.5 million contract to revitalize the land near Plymouth. Right now, the old strip mining land is an 88-acre eyesore, but it could soon be converted into a recreational area, with one of the most spectacular views of the Wyoming Valley. The scars from […]

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    Questions About Another Possible Luzerne County Dispatch Error

    KINGSTON — Disciplinary action is expected to be taken in Luzerne County against a 911 dispatcher who sent emergency crews to the wrong house last week. This is the second time this has happened this year and the second time the incident ended in a death. We expected action to be taken against a dispatcher Monday but, so far that hasn’t happened. A woman in Kingston learned from us that someone from the 911 center sent an ambulance crew to […]