School Closings & 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 four 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 members 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 PAB Investigative Reporting award.

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, and golfing.

Recent Articles
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    Alleged Mugger in Custody after Rest Area Attack

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — A man is in custody in Luzerne County, charged with beating a rest area worker with a hammer on Interstate 80. Rob Oney is the overnight attendant at the Interstate 80 rest area near White Haven. Midway into his overnight shift, he was cleaning the men’s room when he was struck in the back of the head by a man with a hammer, a man screaming something Oney didn’t understand. “This person, whoever he is, God bless […]

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    Senate Committee: Begin Process to Remove Kane

    HARRISBURG — A special state senate committee in Harrisburg is now recommending that the process should begin to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The committee asserts that there is enough evidence to show Kane cannot do her job without a license to practice law. The committee is urging the full state senate use a clause of the state constitution. It would allow the senate to remove Kane from office after a hearing, a two-thirds vote in the state senate, and […]

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    Care at Gino Merli Veterans Center Called into Question

    SCRANTON — Many patients living in the Gino Merli Veterans’ Center in Scranton fought in World War II and now struggle with health issues that come with old age. State inspection reports from the past year or so found so many problems with patient care and record keeping at the Gino Merli Veterans’ Center that it has led to questions about the level of care provided to the veterans who live there. Records indicate that 193 veterans and spouses call […]

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    Duct Tape Placed Over Mouths of Cheerleaders

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A high school cheerleading adviser is being investigated for putting tape over the mouths of 16 cheerleaders during practice. Lackawanna Trail school officials in Wyoming County say they removed Dina Berrios as cheerleading adviser as soon as they learned she placed duct tape over the mouths of members of the varsity cheer squad. But her troubles may not end there. As a result of the incident, school officials are reviewing her teaching status at Lackawanna Trail. State […]

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    Rural Phone, Internet Service Complaints

    TOWANDA — Bradford County commissioners say more people complain about their phone service than even taxes and potholes. After one commissioner called Frontier Communication’s  service poor and unreliable, the company’s general manager fired back with a “cease and desist” letter. Commissioners say they are standing up for people in Bradford County who complain their phone and internet outages happen too often. Many believe this is not just an inconvenience but a threat to their safety. Susan Moore is diabetic, and […]

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    ‘Morally, it’s just ridiculous’ – Strong Reaction to Sandusky Pension Ruling

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — In the minds of some Penn State fans, the reinstatement of Jerry Sandusky’s $4,900 a month pension overshadows talk about Saturday’s big football game against Michigan. When people in Scranton learned that disgraced ex-coach Jerry Sandusky was getting his pension back, they had one common reaction: disgust. “Morally, it’s just ridiculous that you could make an action like that,” said James McGurl of Dunmore. “I think it’s just a testament to how ridiculous the legal system is […]

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    Kane Faces Trial Next Year

    NORRISTOWN — In the last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been in court for an appeal on Jerry Sandusky’s conviction and she’s been the subject of a state senate committee deciding if she should continue in office. On Tuesday, Kane was in court in Montgomery County. Kane was already set to be tried on charges she engineered a leak of confidential information to a newspaper and lied to a grand jury about it. A judge ruled on Tuesday […]

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    Settlement Reached: Low-Income Homes in Northumberland County

    POINT TOWNSHIP — A builder in central Pennsylvania has agreed to pay the state nearly $400,000 after a Newswatch 16 investigation. That developer was accused of using money for low-income housing and building homes for people who did not qualify. A whistleblower in Northumberland County called it a government subsidy for the developer. That developer will now have to pay the state the money received for the project. The development is called Kingspointe, consisting of 14 units subsidized by the […]

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    Officials Confirm Second Power Plant Inquiry

    ARCHBALD — On Wednesday, local leaders confirmed a Newswatch 16 Investigates report Tuesday that said a New Jersey company is interested in building  yet another power plant in Lackawanna County. People in Archbald are just beginning to learn that another company is considering building a power plant along the Casey Highway (Route 6) in Lackawanna County. The president of Archbald’s borough council confirms he was approached by a representative of DCO Energy three weeks ago. “It’s only preliminary talks. That’s […]

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    Salavantis Claims Second Term as Luzerne County D.A.

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis appears to have won another term in office. Salavantis, a Republican, was swept into office four years ago, in a county still reeling from bribery and corruption scandals. Salavantis alleged the incumbent wasn’t vigilant prior to judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan being swept off to jail. “I think the voters have paid attention. They have seen what we have done over the past four years. We in the district attorney’s office […]

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    Another Energy Company Eyes Our Area

    ARCHBALD — Could there be another power plant near one already proposed for an area in Lackawanna County? In the midst of controversy about a proposed gas-fired power plant in Jessup, Newswatch 16 has learned that another energy company has its sights on property in the same general area. New Jersey-based DCO Energy has an option to buy a 45-acre tract of land about a mile from where Invenergy hopes to build its 1,500 megawatt gas plant. DCO builds and […]

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    Accuweather & Meteorologist: Should Taxpayers Pay for Both?

    HARRISBURG — We have a follow-up to a Newswatch 16 investigation on the hiring of a state meteorologist during a budget crisis. Many viewers were critical of the move, others say if state officials hire a meteorologist, they should make cuts someplace else. State meteorologist Jeff Jumper starts next week and when that happens, one state agency will be paying his $62,000 a year contract. At the same time, another state agency will be paying a private weather service almost […]


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