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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.

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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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    Dunmore Man Charged with Ripping Off Older Investors

    Federal Investigators believe over a period of six years a former investment broker at PNC Bank in Lackawanna County defrauded the bank and several customers out of more than a half-million dollars. All of the customers were over 65. Officials at PNC`s regional headquarters in Scranton had no comment on former investment broker Nicholas Polito, or what the feds said he did to approximately eight of the firm’s older investors. The U.S. Attorney`s office said that between 2005 and 2011, […]

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    Lure of Marcellus Shale Riches Divides Family

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — The natural gas drilling boom in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania has made some lucky land owners quite a bit of money. But the promise of sudden wealth has also led to family feuds, and hard feelings. Mike Timek of Plains was the best man at his late father`s wedding more than 30-years ago. He thought he had a good relationship with his step-mother. Then the potential for big money entered the picture. It starts with an acre […]

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    2012 Arson Suspect Sued for 2011 Wrongful Death

    OLD FORGE — Troubles continue for a man accused of setting fire to his own property in Old Forge. Attorneys filed a civil lawsuit, blaming that same man and his former employer for an incident that seriously hurt a dialysis patient 18 months before the fires. Her relatives still don’t know exactly what caused Ann Marie Parker, 66, of Carbondale to go from alert nursing home patient, to hospital emergency room patient with severe injuries from which she never recovered. “This […]

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    Father of Rape Victim: Shame on GOP for Political Ad

    The father of a rape victim whose case was featured in an ad criticizing Democratic State Attorney General candidate Kathleen Kane says everything in the ad is a lie. The ad has been pulled from the airwaves. But apparently, Kane’s campaign people say the damage has already been done. Today in Philadelphia, former Governor Ed Rendell and 15 current and former prosecutors called the ads, “blatantly false and vicious,” and called on Republican Attorney General candidate David Freed to join […]

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    More Homicide Charges Against Former Pastor

    STROUDSBURG — A former pastor in Monroe County has been charged with murder for the second time. Arthur Schirmer is already in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his second wife. Friday morning, he was charged with killing his first wife. The strange death of Betty Jean Schirmer in 2008 in Monroe County led authorities in Lebanon County to take another look at the 1999 death of Jewel Schirmer. It’s been two years since Arthur Schirmer was ordered to […]

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    Taking on “Thief of Hearts”

    Some women call him “The Thief of Hearts,” claiming they met him, they fell for him, and they gave him thousands of dollars to invest in a life together. His name is Ken Witkowski and he has an arrest record in Luzerne, Wayne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties. Two women have come forward to tell their stories of how they say he cheated them.  They asked Newswatch 16 to only identify them by their first names, because of what they call […]

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    Two Ex-Doctors at Center of Fraud Probe Have Troubled Past

    KINGSTON — The investigation into a medical fraud case in Luzerne County continues, after two former doctors were targeted in a raid at their Kingston home. Agents from the Luzerne County district attorney’s office conducted that raid Tuesday afternoon. The two former doctors have not been charged. But records show one has a criminal past, both have documented evidence of trouble with prescription drugs.  And both were stripped of their medical licenses in the past decade. Agents from the Luzerne […]

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    Convicted Pols Collect Thousands Before State Stops Pension Payments

    SCRANTON — Pennsylvania’s State Employees Retirement Service usually punishes crooked politicians, by taking away their monthly pensions once these lawmakers are convicted of, or plead guilty to felony corruption charges. But an Action 16 Investigation shows some of these lawmakers bringing home hundreds of thousands of dollars before SERS stops these payments. We looked at the pension records of seven politicians convicted of, or pleaded guilty to corruption charges in the last few years. *Former State Senator Bob Mellow (D) […]


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