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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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    Cost of Frein Manhunt: $11Million

    HARRISBURG — Through a right to know request, Action 16 Investigates has confirmed the cost of the manhunt for accused cop killer Eric Frein is $11,046,653.02. $6.8 million is in overtime costs for the hundreds of troopers who were reassigned from their barracks to the Poconos to join in the search. Frein is charged with the shooting and killing Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Bryon Dickson, and severely wounding Trooper Alex Douglass September 12. Frein eluded capture for seven weeks.

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    AG Kane Update: Why Info on Crash Not Released for Days

    HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane has not been at her office in Harrisburg in 24 days. Dunmore police say the state-owned SUV carrying Kane and two security officers sideswiped a parked Jeep on Chestnut Street October 21. Her office confirmed the attorney general suffered head and back injuries that have kept her off the job since. But for several days, her office never issued a public statement detailing the crash, her injuries, or when she might return to her […]

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    AG Kane: Not at Work for Three Weeks After Wreck

    DUNMORE — State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has not been to work since she was involved in a crash last month in Dunmore. It happened Tuesday, October 21. The SUV carrying the State Attorney General sideswiped a 1999 Jeep parked on Chestnut Street in Dunmore, just before 7 AM. According to the report filed by Dunmore Police, Kane`s driver, Robert Ruddy reached for an iPad that slipped to the floor, and the SUV veered into the Jeep. The police report […]

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    Lackawanna County Loses Legal Battle Over Pavilion Collapse

    MOOSIC — A judge in Lackawanna County ruled in favor of a local businessman after a six-year legal battle with the county over the collapse of the pavilion on Montage Mountain. The judge ruled that the county canceled its insurance policy with a company owned by Dunmore businessman Chuck Volpe, but still tried to make the insurance company pay the claim. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton collapsed Valentine’s Day 2007, during a strong snow storm. The collapse caused […]

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    Used Car Buyers Beware: Odometer Rollbacks

    TAYLOR — At Gaughan Auto Sales in Taylor, a woman tried to trade in her 2007 Jeep last month to help pay for a newer car. Gaughan salesman Rob Hernandez said the Jeep’s odometer showed almost 70,000 miles. Then Hernandez ran a Carfax vehicle history report. “Carfax had shown it a year prior with 160-some thousand miles on it.  So here she was with a vehicle worth nothing,” said Hernandez, adding it was the third time this fall Gaughan Auto […]

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    Governor Corbett Concedes Race

    PITTSBURGH — Governor Corbett addressed a crowd of his supporters Tuesday night, conceding the governor’s race to Democratic challenger Tom Wolf. Corbett said he accomplished a lot in his one term. When he took the stage he listed some of those accomplishments, including saving jobs in Pennsylvania, bringing new jobs to the state, lowering unemployment, balancing four budgets, and cutting state spending. “I called Tom Wolf and I thanked him for a well-fought race. I congratulated him on his victory […]

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    Forty Fort Deadly Fire: First in 110-Years

    FORTY FORT — The search is underway to find what started a fire in Forty Fort that killed a well-known woman. According to fire officials, this is the first deadly fire in the Luzerne County community in over 100 years. It broke out around 2:30 a.m. Monday in the double block home on Yates Street in Forty Fort. The victim is being remembered as a caring person who looked after her husband and her neighbors and the only one who […]

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    Is Frein Manhunt Slowing Traffic Enforcement?

    CLIFFORD TOWNSHIP — This small community in Susquehanna County is 45 miles from the command post of the search for accused cop killer Eric Frein. But deli owner Melissa Henry says the near-empty lot at the local magistrate’s office shows the manhunt has an impact here. “I haven’t seen any police activity,” said Henry. That magistrate’s office processes traffic citations written by state police on Interstate 81 in southern Susquehanna County. Records show police wrote virtually the same amount of […]

  • PennDOT Looking for More Mechanics

    ASHLEY — As winter approaches, snowplow and salt truck drivers at PennDOT are concerned about their vehicles. The department is looking for certified diesel mechanics, and can’t find enough of them. PennDOT believes it will have enough people to drive the snowplows and salt trucks when winter storms strike in the coming months, but who will keep the trucks running? “They take a beating,” said PennDOT mechanic Mike Myron. Myron, of Mountain Top, has been a diesel mechanic for more than […]

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    Hit And Run Driver Admits Guilt, Sent To Prison

    WILKES-BARRE — A driver pleaded guilty Monday for a road rage incident in Luzerne County where he ran down a man in Plymouth who told him to slow down. The driver was immediately sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for homicide. The girlfriend of the victim in this case of road rage wanted a longer prison term, but those close to Fred Kleman say they also wanted to make sure the driver who killed him would do time […]

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    Jurors: PennDOT “Partially” Responsible for Deadly 2011 Crash

    WILKES-BARRE — A jury in a Luzerne County civil case ruled that PennDOT was partially responsible for a deadly crash in 2011 that killed a 15-year-old girl, even though the driver of the SUV was driving at roughly twice the speed limit and did not have a driver’s license. “I’ve been waiting three and a half years for this,” said Ronald Coburn, the father of 15-year-old Kayla McGrady, the crash victim. She was a passenger in the January 2011 wreck […]

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    Remaining Charge Against Mellow Withdrawn

    SCRANTON — The state attorney general’s office has decided to withdraw the last remaining charge against former state Senator Robert Mellow of Lackawanna County in a kickback scheme involving Pennsylvania Turnpike contracts. In March of 2013, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane held a news conference to announce Mellow was one of the top figures in a scheme to take kickbacks from contractors in exchange for multimillion dollar contracts with the turnpike. Earlier this month, a judge dismissed all but one […]

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