School Closings And Delays

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

Recent Articles
  • Suspected Serial Bank Robber Nabbed

    DUNMORE – State police have announced the arrest of a bank robbery suspect who may be connected to a string of bank heists in our area over the last two years. William Fischer, 45, of Ward Street in Dunmore, is charged with robbing the Peoples Security Bank and Trust branch in Gouldsboro on Wednesday. Troopers were able to use surveillance video to track the car as it headed toward Newfoundland and eventually stop it. Police say he’s a suspect in 13 […]

  • Two Charged in Woman’s Shooting Death after Drug Deal Dispute

    FALLS TOWNSHIP — Two men face homicide charges after the shooting death of a woman from Susquehanna County during an alleged drug deal. State police said Micole Gumpper, 23, of Uniondale, died from a gunshot wound during a drug deal along Route 92 in Wyoming County Sunday night. .@WNEP BREAKING PSP Tunkhannock Arrests two men charging them with homicide after alleged drug deal goes bad. — Dave Bohman (@DBohmanWNEP) September 11, 2017 Jesse Long, 28, of Pittston, is charged […]

  • Local Woman, Family Riding out Storm in Florida

    BRADENTON, Fla. — A woman from Lackawanna County, who moved with her family to a community south of Tampa, is currently riding out Hurricane Irma “It’s very windy. It’s very rainy. The palm trees are bent. The rain is really bad,” said Jenn Sholi. And it will likely get worse for the Clarks Summit native, whose home may be in the direct path of Hurricane Irma. The eye of the storm is expected to pass her neighborhood near Bradenton, Florida […]

  • Concern in the Poconos as Former Resort Burns Again

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Charred wood covers the former Penn Hills Resort property the day after a fire destroyed its main building. “One of our concerns was it was going to burn into the woods,” said Schott Reickart. Scott Reickart’s son-in-law owns land that borders the old resort and Reickart witnessed Monday’s fire, another fire in 2016, and a fire set by someone in 2014. When a group of New York investors bought Penn Hills two years ago, they promised to […]

  • Man Accused of Killing Temple Student Has Local Criminal Record

    PAUPACK TOWNSHIP — Joshua Hupperterz, 29, is charged with murdering a Temple University student he met in a Philadelphia bar last week and then bringing her body to Wayne County. Police arrested Hupperterz this weekend after a three day search for Jenna Burleigh, a Temple University sophomore who was last seen leaving a bar near the college Thursday morning. The search ended in Wayne County this weekend when clues led police to the home of the accused killer’s grandmother. That’s where […]

  • Tunkhannock Couple Helping Flooding Victims in Texas

    DICKINSON, Texas– As the flood waters surrounding Houston slowly recede, help is arriving to those who need it, including a couple of volunteers from our area. According to the American Red Cross, roughly 50 volunteers from Pennsylvania have headed to Texas and Louisiana to help out victims of Hurricane Harvey. Among them is a couple from Tunkhannock who left this week after canceling a vacation in Canada because others needed their help. Jim and Kate Crowley left the Red Cross regional […]

  • Body of Missing Temple University Student Found in Wayne County

    PAUPACK TOWNSHIP — Investigators said the body of a missing Temple student was found in Wayne County. Jenna Burleigh, 22, was last seen leaving a bar near Temple University in Philadelphia around 2 a.m. Thursday. The investigation led police to a home in a gated community near Hawley. That’s where police say they discovered Burleigh’s body Saturday afternoon. Police said the home belongs to the grandmother of Joshua Hupperterz, 29, of Philadelphia. Police say he was the last person seen […]

  • Charges Dismissed against Rep. Haggerty

    DUNMORE — A state legislator cited after his wife accused him of hitting her no longer faces charges. Kevin Haggerty’s wife decided to not press charges A judge dismissed the charges after Haggerty’s wife Jennifer agreed to the move. She told the judge it was a part of the couple’s divorce settlement. It’s a legal victory for the state representative from Dunmore. Kevin Haggerty no longer faces criminal charges, but unanswered questions about his treatment of his wife remain. When […]

  • Who Will Replace Lou Barletta?

    HAZLETON — Republicans saw the 11th Congressional District as a safe district for the party and Lou Barletta who is currently in his fourth term. Barletta is the former mayor of Hazleton. He may be the best known of six Republicans running but that does not guarantee him the nomination. A professor of government at Misericordia University says Barletta is closely linked to President Donald Trump. The congressman’s fate could be tied to how Republican voters feel about the president […]

  • Couple Skip Vacation to Join Red Cross Flood Relief

    WILKES-BARRE — Kate and Jim Crowley had planned to leave their home in Tunkhannock this week in their RV to spend a month in Canada. Instead, they’re in a Red Cross emergency response vehicle headed to Louisiana to help hurricane victims. “We can’t go to Canada when there’s all these people down south that need our help,” Kate Crowley said. “It just didn’t seem like the right thing to do to take off on a vacation,” Jim Crowley added. The couple […]

  • Roads to Close for Dallas Roundabout Project

    DALLAS — Construction on another traffic roundabout in Luzerne County is expected to shut down part of a busy road near Misericordia University. Business owners in the Dallas area hope customers can get used to a year of detours. Starting Tuesday, drivers looking to turn onto Lake Street in Dallas will have to take a detour while crews begin building a traffic roundabout. Sara Wise owns the Olde House Café on Lake Street at the edge of the construction site. […]

  • Racing Dreams Stuck in Neutral

    OLYPHANT — The IndyCar race at Pocono this past weekend may inspire some to become a racecar driver. A man from our area spent thousands of dollars at a well-known racing school in hopes of learning how to drive like the pros. But the man never got any lessons and he never got his money back. Take the steps down to Bruce Smallacombe’s basement in Olyphant, and you’ll see he’s a fan of all things motorsports. Bruce wanted to be […]