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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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    Caregivers in State Program Working Without Pay

    An Action 16 Investigation into a state-run program that helps homebound elderly and disabled people found trouble. A payroll screw up left hundreds of low-wage caregivers who help the needy, working without pay. The mix-up is causing hardships for these caregivers and their families. It has left caregivers working without a paycheck for six weeks, and the disabled and elderly who depend on them fear these workers will walk out soon, because these caregivers cannot continue working for free much […]

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    Follow Up: Jury Summons Issued to the Dead and the Young

    An Action 16 Investigation into jury pools now has the attention of the Pennsylvania court system. This year, Luzerne County sent jury summons to a 12-year-old boy and a woman who had been dead for a year. A spokesperson for the state court system said things like this are happening all over Pennsylvania. Spokesman Art Heinz of Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts said the problems started showing up recently, just a year after the state court system took measures it […]

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    Protecting Children or Tool of Revenge?

    How did a rule designed to protect innocent children be used to harass innocent parents? The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare admits some parents have been investigated dozens of times for child abuse because of bogus, anonymous calls. The arrest and conviction of former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky brought unprecedented awareness to child abuse, and a commitment to look closely at every claim. But a couple in Luzerne County says someone is taking advantage of that awareness and […]

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    The Dead and the Young: Called for Jury Duty

    The folks getting summoned for jury duty in Luzerne County are a bit bizarre. One was dead. Another is a 12-year-old boy! Not exactly a jury of one’s peers for a trial. Officials in Luzerne County say it happens elsewhere too. They blame the mess ups on the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, which recently made moves to widen the jury pool; moves that may have backfired. Just before Christmas, Ed Jones of Duryea went to his mailbox and received […]

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    ESU Slows Plan to Name Building After Former President

    EAST STROUDSBURG — There is a controversy brewing at a college campus in our area about the naming of a building. Some people at East Stroudsburg University said their school’s upset about an honor for a former school President who they said minimized and may have tried to cover up the apparent sexual harassment by a former administrator. This former Monroe Hall dorm on East Stroudsburg University’s quad will soon reopen as the school’s new Speech and Pathology center. Early […]

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    Searching for Adopted Child

    WILLIAMSPORT — This Action 16 Investigation looks into a cross-country custody battle fought by a father from Lycoming County, who says he was wrongly told his child died at birth. Chris Carlton of Williamsport has spent almost two years trying to find his child. His story raises questions about the rights of biological fathers whose children are put up for adoption without their knowledge. His journey to get to the truth has been filled with frustration and pain. With six […]

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    Sisters Blame Home Builder, Landfill, for Death During Floods

    WEST PITTSTON — The death of a 62-year-old woman from Luzerne County during the historic flooding last September remains a mystery, but Action 16 Investigates found documents that may fill in some of the blanks. Carol Mikols’ sisters said she passed out and died in the basement of a West Pittston home, and they are speaking out, calling the death “preventable.” Ann Mikols said the home in West Pittston holds only memories. When she and her sister Mary Howells stroll […]

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    City Workers To Get Full Wages Next Payday

    SCRANTON — The mayor of Scranton announced Wednesday morning that all city workers will get their full wages when they get paid this Friday. The news may come as a relief to workers who had their pay cut to minimum wage because the mayor said Scranton didn’t have enough money to pay them their full pay. Newswatch 16 talked with Mayor Chris Doherty who said the full paychecks, instead of the minimum wages, apply to this pay period only. The […]

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    Homeowner Fights Cause of Backyard Cave-Ins

    SCRANTON — Albert Young says he`s been complaining for 50 years about the effects of a creek running underground through his back yard in Scranton`s Green Ridge neighborhood. Help is on the way. But not anytime soon. Some area homeowners wonder if they will ever get the help they say, they were promised. They claim the stream in Scranton creates dangerous holes in their backyards. The grass is summertime green in Albert Young`s Wyoming Avenue back yard in Scranton. But […]

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    Celebrating the Holiday in Montrose

    MONTROSE — Thousands crowded the streets of the Susquehanna County community for one of the biggest Fourth of July parades every year in our area. It’s the 36th year of the popular Independence Day celebration in Montrose. Even with an estimated 10,000 people lining the parade route, Montrose keeps its small community feel on July fourth. June Nassichuk of the Canadian Province of British Columbia came to see relatives, and take in Montrose`s holiday celebration. “I`ve always wanted to come […]

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    Old Forge Police Captain will go to Trial

    SCRANTON — Suspended Old Forge Police Captain Jamie Krenitsky will head to trial after his lawyers failed to convince a judge to dismiss the charges against him. Krenitsky is one of three public safety officials in the borough accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl at the Old Forge Fire Station several years ago. Jamie Krenitsky said nothing as he went into his hearing at the courthouse annex in Scranton. In court, two investigators testified Krenitsky verbally admitted to a […]

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    Volvo Dealer, Woman Settle After She Buys Rebuilt Wreck

    An Action 16 Investigation in 2010 focused on a local Volvo dealership accused of selling a wrecked car to an unsuspecting customer who thought the car was brand new. When Brittany Tulaney of Taylor bought her car from Santo Volvo, the dealership never told her the car was wrecked by a Santo salesman, then had it rebuilt and sold as new, so Tulaney took the dealership to court. Newswatch 16 confirms the two sides reached an out-of-court settlement. In October […]

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