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Emmy award-winning Investigative Reporter Dave Bohman focuses on breaking major stories, uncovering government corruption and waste, holding public officials accountable and telling the kind of in-depth investigative stories that help make Newswatch 16 one of the highest-rated television news operations in the US.

Dave’s stories hold public figures accountable, expose the depths of the region’s drug crisis, and act as a watchdog of state and local government. Here are just some of his major stories:
• He exposed a local car dealer who sold a new car to a woman but did not tell her that the salesman wrecked the car and had it rebuilt.
• He showed how the federal government cut off more than a million dollars in funding to a domestic violence program in Schuylkill County just because it used an ampersand “&” instead of the word “and” in its application.
• He showed how a local lawmaker got free luxury box tickets to a Penn State football game for this family trip, and how the lawmaker billed taxpayers for gas and mileage to and from the game.
• His investigative report, “The Faces of Meth” used two decades’ worth of mug shots to show how methamphetamine addicts aged drastically from drug use.

Before making Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania his home, Dave was on the “ Discover America” program, working as a reporter, anchor, and news manager at television stations in Vermont, North Carolina, Ohio, New Mexico, and Florida.
In nearly four decades of television news, Dave has won more than 40 broadcast awards, including six Emmys, and a national award for reporting on religious issues.

Dave also does a lot of work for community organizations, and uses his time to promote healthy activities, which is why you will likely find him golfing in tournaments, or running in road races that benefit local non-profits. His hobbies include cooking and reading, and this former high school shortstop follows his hometown Boston Red Sox, Celtics, and New England Patriots.

Dave is a graduate of Syracuse University after majoring in Broadcast Journalism He now lives in Drums with his wife and two teenaged daughters.

You can reach Dave at

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    Early Voter Turnout Below Expectations in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Voter turnout was expected to be higher in Wilkes-Barre than in many communities in our area because of a mayor’s race and a race for district magistrate that encompasses much of the city of Wilkes-Barre. For the first time in more than a decade, these races don’t have an incumbent and don’t appear to have a clear-cut front runner. Many believed that would increase turnout. Newswatch 16 saw a small, late afternoon rush of voters at the Coal […]

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    Jury Finds in Favor of Troopers in Excessive Force Suit

    WILKES-BARRE — A federal jury has found that state troopers did not use of excessive force in a traffic stop and arrest that left a man from New York State injured. Robert Leone of Vestal, New York filed a federal lawsuit against the troopers over injuries he says he received after his arrest in 2010. Leone says he was beaten at the scene and then again at the hospital before he was charged in a scuffle that began as a […]

  • Fire Aftermath: Building to be Demolished

    SCRANTON — Investigators say the building damaged by Saturday’s fire in Scranton will need to be torn down. Renters at that building returned Sunday for another look at the damage. Crews were stabilizing the very wobbly building on East Market Street to protect nearby businesses. Officials say the burned out apartment building cannot be saved. It’s scheduled to be demolished Monday morning. A smoke alarm still blares its warning the day after the fire at 703 East Market in Scranton. […]


    Mourning the Loss of Two Teens Killed in Crash After Spring Dance

    BEECH CREEK TOWNSHIP — People in Clinton County are mourning the loss of the two teens killed in a crash early Saturday morning. Beech Creek Township is quiet on a late spring afternoon with the news that Carly Miller, a young woman whose eyes and smile could light up lives, never made it home from the Central Mountain High School Ball. “I was sleeping when mom woke me up and I didn`t want to hear it,” said Carly’s classmate Heather Orndorf.  […]

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    Trooper at Center of Excessive Force Lawsuit Testifies

    WILKES-BARRE — Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Roger Stipcak was the officer in charge when troopers arrested Robert Leone near Towanda in March, 2010 . He admitted he lost his temper and made mistakes that night. But he says none of his men used excessive force, as some say is depicted by video of the incident. Roger Stipac say he helped end the slow speed chase through Bradford County when he flattened the tires on Robert Leone`s car. And when the […]

  • Alleged Brutality Victim Does Not Testify

    WILKES-BARRE — The last of the witnesses to testify on behalf of the man suing the state police in Bradford County over alleged brutality described how severe the plaintiff was beaten and how his injuries may linger for a long time. That doctor said Robert Leone has posttraumatic stress syndrome and says that Leone would make a bad witness. So the man who claims he was beaten by state police officers in Bradford County did not testify in his lawsuit. Robert […]

  • Hazleton Parking Garage Repairs: How Much Progress?

    HAZLETON — Repairs are being made to a public parking garage in Hazleton after an Action 16 investigation revealed structural problems including chunks of concrete that were falling. Some of the problems have been taken care of, but is the garage safe? It depends on who you ask. Back in March, a gaping hole in the upper parking deck was in a place a driver might not see. The hole is still there. But project engineer Dominic Yannuzzi says construction […]

  • Alleged Police Brutality Case Going to Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — A man who claims he was beaten by seven Pennsylvania state troopers will now have his day in court. Robert Leone of Vestal, New York has the police video of his 2010 arrest that he claims shows police brutality. Leone says he was beaten at the scene and then again at the hospital before he was charged in a scuffle that began as a slow speed chase near Towanda. His supporters say the police video will be his […]

  • Head of Planning Commission Opposes Zoning Change for Proposed Natural Gas Plant

    JESSUP — Chairman Pat Dempsey of the Lackawanna County Planning Commission believes it erred when it recommended a zoning change to accommodate the proposed natural gas power plant in Jessup. He warns such a zoning change could open the door to more power plants, landfills, and other businesses some residents might not want. At the last two meetings of the planning commission, Chairman Dempsey was in Florida and was not present for a key vote. But before the board recommended […]

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    Zoning for Power Plant: No Decision

    JESSUP — The company that wants to build a natural gas power plant and the opponents of that proposed plant sounded off at a meeting in Lackawanna County. At Monday’s meeting, Jessup Borough Council put off deciding on whether to grant a zoning change and accommodate the proposed plant. It’s a zoning decision that will go a long way towards determining the natural gas-powered power plant`s future. The meeting was held at the Valley View High School auditorium in Archbald […]

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    Less Opposition to Power Plants in Other Communities

    JESSUP — Borough council in Jessup will hear Monday night from the company that wants to build a gas-fired power plant in an industrial park. It will also hear from opponents who say the plant will create noise, traffic and pollution. The meeting at Valley View High School in Archbald began at 6 p.m. and the Jessup borough council has the final say on whether it should change zoning in the industrial park, a move that could determine whether or […]

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    Grand Jury Document Unsealed; Case Against Kane Detailed

    For months, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has denied leaking confidential information to a newspaper. Now a grand jury document claims the Scranton native not only leaked that information, but orchestrated the leak, and a cover up. In December, the grand jury in the case recommended the Scranton native be charged with obstruction of justice and perjury. On Monday, a judge in the case ordered the presentment in the case unsealed. It shows why grand jurors in the case believe […]