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 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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    UPDATE: Jury Selected in Kane’s Trial

    UPDATE: A  jury has been selected to hear the trial of State Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning. After a long day at the courthouse, a jury of six men and six women have been selected for the trial. NORRISTOWN — Jury selection got underway Monday in Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s perjury case. Kane, a Scranton native, entered court in Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown to face jury selection in her trail. Her lawyers and […]

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    Who Pays for Canceled DUI Checkpoint ?

    DUNMORE — There are more questions about a controversy that has erupted over the mayor of Dunmore yanking his borough’s officers from a DUI checkpoint last month. After the Dunmore officers were called back, the checkpoint along the O’Neill Highway had to be called off because there weren’t enough officers there to keep it going. The checkpoint was held here July 22 when 26 cops, prosecutors, and support staffers were ready to spend a Friday night on DUI enforcement. The questions […]

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    Training for Police Work: Second Thoughts?

    HAZLETON — Even before the police shootings in Louisiana and Dallas, police departments in the U.S. have struggled to find qualified officers. Will the increased danger of police work push even more people away from law enforcement? Seventeen cadets began training at Lackawanna College’s police academy in Hazleton two weeks ago, and for the second time in 10 days, they passed the thin blue line flag, flying at half-staff outside the academy. “It’s definitely eye-opening and shocking.” Jessica Muccione of […]

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    Crews Removing Tree that Damaged Homes

    WILKES-BARRE — A tree that fell onto some homes in Wilkes-Barre this past weekend is being removed. Crews were on Wood Street Friday taking care of a silver maple tree. Austin Romero swings from a tree like Tarzan with a shirt on or glides over Wilkes-Barre like Peter Pan in a hard hat. “More like Spiderman, I believe,” Romero replied. “The guy’s pretty fearless, but he’s also very safe.  This is a very, very dangerous business to be in,” said […]

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    Deadline Looms for Scranton Lace Renovation

    SCRANTON — A $51 million plan to turn a crumbling old factory into an apartment, office, and retail complex is at a crossroads. Plans to develop the old Scranton Lace factory recently cleared a major hurdle, but another deadline is fast approaching. Five years ago, the city of Scranton received a $4.5 million redevelopment grant from the state to fix up the old Scranton Lace building. Since then, almost no work has been done. Neighbors now want to see some […]

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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 […]