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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    Home Gutted by Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A family escaped a burning duplex in west Scranton Friday morning. They can’t stay in their home for now and neither can the man who lives on the other side. Firefighters say a small grease fire quickly turned into a big fire with flames pouring out the first-floor windows of a duplex in west Scranton. A couple and their five children lived in the damaged unit on Lafayette Street right across from Mike Connelly’s home. Connelly said, “They were […]

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    IRS: Assistant D.A. Owes Money

    The Internal Revenue Service has put a lien on the home of the first assistant district attorney in Lackawanna County. Records show the IRS placed a lien on Gene Riccardo’s home in Olyphant. The agency claims Riccardo and his wife owe more than $73,000 in business taxes. The district attorney says his first assistant is currently challenging the amount he and his wife owe the IRS over income tax from her law practice. “They’re still currently disputing what the amounts […]

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    Former Plant Owner Hit with Charges Over Explosion, Fire

    JESSUP — The former owner of a plastic barrel recycling plant is now in trouble for an explosion and fire in Jessup two years ago. Massive flames and thick black smoke shot up from Scranton Cooperage on Mid Valley Drive in June of 2014.   The plant has a new owner and a new name: American Container Processors. Two years ago it was Scranton Cooperage and the man who owned it then is now charged with breaking environmental laws and creating […]

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    Holland Tunnel Rescuer Spurred by Loss of Daughter to Heroin

    ALLENTOWN — Newswatch 16 talked with some friends and acquaintances of John Cramsey, one of three people arrested Tuesday at the Holland Tunnel. Cramsey seemed to be on a crusade after he lost his daughter to heroin back in February. We found people who say John Cramsey is a volunteer, not a vigilante. When Cramsey’s 20-year-old daughter died of a heroin overdose in February, his friends say he became a man on a mission to help other parents whose children […]

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    Fire Damages Row Homes in Ashland

    ASHLAND — Flames broke out Friday afternoon in a block of homes in Schuylkill County. Six row homes sit on the 900 block of Walnut Street in Ashland. At noon, flames shot from the roof of the house in the middle. Rosie Kroh, 79, lives in the row home two down from the one that caught fire. Friends knocked on her door and coaxed her out just as she sensed something was wrong. After the fire was out, she went […]

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    Selenski’s Escape Accomplice Wanted Again

    DURYEA — Police in Luzerne County are now trying to find the man who tried to escape from jail with Hugo Selenski back in 2004. It all has to do with a fight that police say broke out Wednesday in front of a home on Mc Alpine Street in Duryea Authorities are now looking for Scott Bolton. Records show that Bolton was released from prison just a month and a half ago. He’s spent most of the last 13 years […]

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    Allegiant Air: Complaints and Concerns

    AVOCA — Some are asking if you’re really getting a deal when you fly low-cost airline Allegiant Air. Some passengers complain flights are often delayed and say they can end up paying extra fees they did not plan for. Allegiant flies out of the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Luzerne County. Numbers indicate Allegiant Air passengers spend more time waiting at the airport than customers of all other large airlines. This year, almost 40 percent of all Allegiant flights in […]

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    Bridge Repaired, On List for Replacement

    COURTDALE — A bridge on Route 309 in Luzerne County may be put on the fast track to be replaced. A hole opened up in the deck of the bridge in the back mountain Thursday morning, causing several cars to blow tires. The bridge built in 1963 shows the kind of wear and tear seen on older bridges, and when the hole popped open where Memorial Highway meets the North Cross Valley Expressway near Kingston during the morning commute in Courtdale, repair crews […]

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    State Issues First Guidelines on Medical Marijuana

    HARRISBURG — State officials outlined Wednesday how Pennsylvania plans to implement its medical pot program. Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy told reporters that we should not expect to see medical marijuana available anytime soon. The secretary believes it will take up to two years to get the distribution up and running. Dr. Murphy says the program will be “consistent, competent, and efficient.” But right now, Dr. Murphy says the medical marijuana program is incomplete. Secretary Murphy announced the […]

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    Honesdale Baby’s Death Ruled Accidental

    HONESDALE — The 4-week-old baby who died Monday was smothered by a sleeping adult, according to the Wayne County coroner. The death has been ruled accidental. The death may be another reminder of the dangers of parents sleeping with infants. A recent study of infant deaths by the American Association of Pediatrics found that almost 70 percent of infants who died were “bed sharing” — sleeping in the same bed as their parents when they died. Few details have been […]

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    One Teen Dead, Another Arrested After Facebook Feud Ends in Stabbing

    SCRANTON — Police are investigating the death of a teenager in Scranton. According to police, Kayla VanWert, 18, of Scranton died at the hospital Sunday night from stab wounds. Police have charged Cathleen Boyer, 16, of Scranton with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and tampering with evidence. According to a police report, Boyer stabbed VanWert in the neck and chest just before 10 p.m. Sunday. The police report says VanWert and Boyer were in a heated argument on Facebook. […]


    Honoring Hometown Heroes

    LUZERNE — Chase Santayana spends the first day of the weekend hustling to make a special day a little more patriotic. He’s selling flags, and honoring his grandfather Joseph Stravinsky and his great uncle Benjamin Stravinsky, two veterans whose pictures now hang on banners in Luzerne Borough as hometown heroes. “I think that would make them very happy and very proud,” said Susan Stravinsky Santayana of Luzerne County. Chase’s mother Susan says there’s pride in Luzerne Borough on the weekend […]