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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.

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    Wilkes-Barre’s 250 Surveillance Cameras: How Effective?

    WILKES-BARRE — At the Hawkeye Security Control Center at Wilkes-Barre Police Headquarters, you can view entire neighborhoods. If a citizen or officer calls here, a trained monitor can punch up live video of one of 250 cameras throughout Wilkes-Barre. The system stores video from every camera for nine days to use as potential evidence. “There is not a community throughout Pennsylvania that would not want what Wilkes-Barre city has,” says Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton. Wilkes-Barre`s Public Square is saturated with […]

  • Drivers Take to Tricky Road

    LUZERNE COUNTY — A century-old tradition brought the roar of engines to Luzerne County Sunday. Dozens of race cars, and thousands of fans lined the route called Giants Despair for the annual hill climb race. The route runs on East Northampton, just outside of Wilkes-Barre. Cars climb 600 feet up the route of slightly more than a mile. And the event brings drivers from all over the northeast. “This is a great hill,” said Jed Keech of Maryland.  “Since they’ve […]

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    Pittston Priest Applauds Move to Canonize Two Former Popes

    PITTSTON — At the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Pittston, 75-year-old Father Joseph Sibilano calls this a day of celebration. Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII. The news that the two former Popes will likely become saints by the end of the year is beginning to sink in. Father […]

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    85-year-old Trailer Park Owner Faces Felony Pollution Charges

    SALEM TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY – Pennsylvania’s Attorney General`s Office charged 85-year-old Bill Neville with breaking Pennsylvania`s clean streams law by polluting a stream near his 34 unit mobile home park in Salem Township Wayne County. If convicted, Neville faces seven years in prison. “How would you like to be on a place for 85 years, and have these people across the street from us be after us all the time?” asked Neville. He’s referring to Louise Ann and Roy Montalvan […]

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    Closed Bridge Leaves Neighbors Feeling Stranded, Worried No Solution in Sight

    NICHOLSON – PennDOT shut down the Signal Hill Avenue bridge in Nicholson May 28th, when the agency found the bridge unsafe. It’s easy to see the deteriorating concrete as chunks have fallen to the side of the bridge that was built in 1926, and crosses railroad tracks. But 89-year-old Frank Novitch gets worried when he sees the “Road Closed” signs on both sides of the bridge and the fences that block traffic from crossing. “Instead of an ambulance coming up […]

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    Storms Cause Erosion Near Homes by Underground Stream

    SCRANTON — A layer of dirt covers Albert Young’s driveway on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton. Thursday night, the driveway was under a foot of water while the underground stream known as Meadowbrook Creek, swelled and flooded. “50 years is plenty of time for somebody to put up with this kind of nonsense,” said Young. In an Action 16 Investigation last summer, Young showed us paperwork which he says proves state and local governments promised and failed to fix a problem […]

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    HIDDEN CAMERA: JC Penney Marks Up Prices, Then Holds “Sale”

    Signs for deals can be found at JC Penney stores at the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City, the Laurel Mall in Hazleton, and the Wyoming Valley Mall near Wilkes-Barre. “When ever I go shopping, I go there,” said Alyssa Evans of Kingston. Shopper Anna Rittenhouse adds, “I just bought shoes the other day, and they were 20 percent off and I thought that was nice.  I like sales when I go shopping.” But here`s what shoppers didn`t see, but our […]

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    Internal Investigation: Kingston PD Administrators “Willfully” Ignored Policy.

    KINGSTON – In 2008, Kingston Police Officers were paid cash to provide security at sporting events, and at Wyoming Valley West Middle School dances. That changed in 2009 when Kingston administrators demanded officers get paid through the municipal payroll. That way taxes would be deducted, and police and the public would be covered by Kingston`s insurance if someone got hurt. Right after the policy change, checks from Wyoming Valley West Schools and Wyoming Seminary were paid directly to the municipality, […]

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    The Million Dollar Case? The Cost of Prosecuting Hugo Selenski

    WILKES-BARRE —  Ten years ago this month, investigators found the bodies of Tammy Fassett and Michael Kerkowski in Hugo Selenski’s back yard in Kingston Township in Luzerne County. Prosecutors charged Selenski with their murders in 2006. He still hasn’t gone to trial. And the legal process is costing taxpayers a small fortune. “I can’t understand for the life of me why this has gone on so long,” said Lisa Sands of Meshoppen. Sands is Tammy Fassett’s sister and blames the […]

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    Fire Forces Changes to Memorial Day Plans

    BLAKELY — A fire in Blakely forced the community in Lackawanna County to change its Memorial Day plans. A service at a cemetery in Peckville went ahead as planned, but the parade had to be cancelled. The Memorial Day parade was supposed to go down Main Street in Peckville. Police cruisers and fire trucks were supposed to lead veterans down the street to cheering crowds. But, the parade had to be cancelled because of an intense three-alarm fire that broke […]

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    Fire Wrecks Blakely Homes

    One home was destroyed, and another heavily damaged this morning in Lackawanna County.

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    Pottsville Fatal Fire Tough on Police, Firefighters, Neighbors

    POTTSVILLE — Just before midnight, neighbors saw flames pouring out the windows of a three-story home on Pierce Street in Pottsville. Police arrived in three minutes. Firefighters arrived in less than five. “We knew right off the bat that we had people trapped in the building,” said Pottsville Fire Chief Todd March. Those trapped inside the building were all from the same family: 30-year-old Eric Brown. Eric’s sister-in-law Kristina Thomas. Joy Brown, 8. Jeremiah Brown, 7. Emily Brown, 3. Elijah Brown […]


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