School Closings And Delays

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 2013 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 five 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 employees 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 multiple PAB Investigative Reporting awards.

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, golfing, or watching his daughters compete in sports at Hazleton Area High School.

Dave specializes as a watchdog of government at all levels, and digging deep into social issues, and uncovering information that government officials, and big business does not want you to know.

You can reach Dave at

Recent Articles
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    Belated Thanks for Tunkhannock Vet

    HAZLETON — Just in time for the holidays, Congressman Lou Barletta handed long-overdue medals to five military veterans from our area. One vet says the ceremony brought back memories of a dangerous time in American history. Jim Rosengrant’s medals and recognition come 53 years after his service at the center of a tense conflict that had the world on the brink of nuclear war. “We didn’t know how close it was to what was going on, really, until it was […]

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    Lawsuit Seeks Rebates for Scranton Trash Fees

    SCRANTON — People who think they pay too much for trash pickup in Scranton could soon get some help. Thursday afternoon, lawyers filed a class-action suit against the city, claiming Scranton broke its own rules and jacked up its garbage collection fees to pay other city bills. According to the lawsuit, city law reads, “the fees cannot be used by the city for anything other than the costs directly associated with trash removal.” That’s why the suit claims people who […]

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    Murderer Joann Curley Freed from Prison

    WILKES-BARRE — After murdering her husband with rat poison 25 years ago, convicted killer Joann Curley walked out of a state prison Monday morning and is now a free woman. At midnight Sunday night, Curley left the Cambridge Spring’s Women’s Prison near Erie to an escort van that took her to where she will stay for at least the short term.  She served 20 years at the state prison for killing her husband Robert Curley. Joann Curley admitted she put […]

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    State A.G. Office Drops Insurance Fraud Charges Against Bolus Family

    The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office filed a motion to dismiss insurance fraud charges against five members of a family from our area. Authorities charged the members of the Bolus family–including Lackawanna County businessman Bob Bolus, his fiancée, three children, and ex-wife–in June 2014. The attorney general’s office says Brian and Bob Bolus falsely claimed the others worked at family-owned companies so they could all get health coverage. Brian Bolus still faces more than 40 counts related to his business, Minuteman […]

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    Swim Team: Where are the Pictures?

    BERWICK — When you hire a photographer to take pictures of weddings, reunions, or other events, you expect to get those photos back in a timely manner. An area swim club paid hundreds of dollars to have team pictures taken of their kids last year and they’re still waiting. There are 54 kids, some as young as 5, competing for the Berwick Swim Club. Last December, the swimmers posed for team and individual pictures, pictures they never received. “Usually we […]

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    Why is Six-Year-Old Mausoleum Crumbling?

    EYNON — When a cemetery in Lackawanna County decided to build a mausoleum, it turned to a construction company run by the son of former cemetery board members. Now just six years after it was built, that mausoleum is crumbling, and people who spent thousands of dollars to be interred there say they were ripped off. Inside the chapel at St. Francis Cemetery in Eynon, the mausoleum vaults almost seem majestic, but upon a closer look, wooden wedges appear to […]

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    Porngate Report Released

    HARRISBURG — The acting Pennsylvania Attorney General released the long-awaited report on the so-called “Porngate” review, but it may not put an end to the controversy. Attorney General Bruce Beemer says the review of more than six million emails and documents shows there is nothing that impacts the administration of justice in the state. Beemer says the report found 13 judges or senior state government officials were labeled high-volume senders of emails that were identified as inappropriate that includes the […]

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    Newswatch 16 Investigates: Disenfranchised

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — People looking to open a franchise restaurant hope to take in big profits and never have to report to a boss again. But one man from Columbia County who bought a bagel franchise claims he was ripped off and lost most of his life savings. John Willis of Bloomsburg is a safety consultant who commutes three hours a day to and from Harrisburg. He wanted to spend more time with his son, so he looked into opening […]

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    Police Investigate BB Gun Drive-by Shootings

    DUPONT — Police are looking for one or more drive-by vandals in Luzerne County. Officers said someone shot out windows on more than a dozen vehicles in Dupont around 10 p.m. Saturday. Most victims never heard the BB gun shots fired. Instead, they woke up, went to their vehicles to head out for church or to run errands, and saw the shattered glass. On four neighborhood streets in Dupont, car owners cleaned up by sweeping, vacuuming, and taping. “They got […]

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    Man Wanted, Accused of Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend

    OLYPHANT – Law enforcement in two counties are looking for a man after police say he kidnapped his ex-girlfriend at a day care center last week. Authorities say the man committed his crimes in Olyphant, but police in Scranton and in northern Luzerne County have stepped up their search for Tracy Sessoms in the neighborhoods where he’s known. Police consider Sessoms dangerous. At the Schooley Avenue Housing Complex in Exeter, people know that Sessoms is a wanted man. “It’s very […]

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    Veterans Center Dedicated at Keystone College

    KEYSTONE COLLEGE — Keystone College has been educating veterans since the Civil war. On Friday, the school showed off its improvements to the school’s veteran’s center, which opened exactly one year ago — Veterans Day 2015. On a day when most Americans honor veterans, Keystone College showed off a building just for them. With a kitchen, living room, and study area, the Veterans Center is a place for vets during their down time on campus. “Going from a military unit […]

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    Toomey Reelected to US Senate

    BREINIGSVILLE — It appears Senator Pat Toomey will win another term to the United States Senate. Supporters of the Republican senator nervously watched all night as returns came in for a very tight race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. His opponent, Katie McGinty, hoped to become the first woman elected to the senate in Pennsylvania. The numbers may have seemed discouraging early in the night, but Toomey’s staffers say that is because the early returns came from heavily Democratic voting areas. […]