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.

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    HARRISBURG — How would you like a loan of up to $10,000, with zero percent interest? You don’t qualify, but the state senator and representative that you elected do. That loan is being offered because state lawmakers and the governor can’t agree on a budget. The zero-interest loan is being offered by the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union. It’s only being offered to state lawmakers and their staffers, even though they are still getting paid during the budget standoff. Almost […]

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    AG’s Office Raided by Agency Prosecuting Her

    HARRISBURG — The problems continue for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Agents raided her office in Harrisburg on Thursday. Scranton native Kathleen Kane already faces charges of perjury and leaking confidential information. The detectives that served the search warrant are from the Montgomery County prosecutor’s office. That’s the agency that is prosecuting Kathleen Kane. Kane was arraigned last month in Norristown in Montgomery County. Prosecutors charged her with obstruction of justice and perjury, claiming she broke the law by leaking […]

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    Attorney Pleads Guilty to Forgery

    MIDDLEBURG — An attorney who was the subject of a recent Newswatch 16 investigation, pleaded guilty to forging the signature of a Northumberland County judge. But Stephen Ellwood of Orwigsburg may not spend a day in jail. Although he pleaded not guilty at a court appearance in April, Stephen Elwood’s arrest paperwork showed, he admitted to a grand jury he forged a judge’s signature in one of his client’s cases. Once he got in court Monday, Ellwood changed his plea […]

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    ‘Citizens 4 Kane’ Rally in Harrisburg

    HARRISBURG — Kathleen Kane supporters rallied Thursday at the Capitol in Harrisburg to protest efforts to boot the attorney general out of office. There is a push to get the Lackawanna County native out of office because of charges she leaked secret grand jury information then lied under oath to cover it up. The rally came after a group collected more than 1,000 online petitions in support of Kane. The mix of everyday citizens and a known activist at the […]

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    Sunbury Attorney, Wife, Father-in-Law Killed in Plane Crash

    SUNBURY — A plane crash in North Carolina claimed the life of a well-known attorney from central Pennsylvania, along with his wife and her father. Michael Apfelbaum was a well-known attorney in Sunbury and his wife Christy owned a cosmetics business near Lewisburg. The couple, along with Christy’s father, died in a plane crash Monday in North Carolina. Sunbury attorney Michael Apfelbaum, his wife Christy & her father killed in plane crash in NC yesterday @WNEP pic.twitter.com/vO2CLGg9E2 — Nikki Krize […]

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    Campaign 2016: Is Anyone Paying Attention?

    SCRANTON — More than 20 presidential candidates have spent months campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire. But how many of us in northeast Pennsylvania are paying attention? On one of the hottest Labor Days on record, people at La Festa Italiana in downtown Scranton seem lukewarm to the candidates running for president. “I’m more undecided every day,” said Clarence Grier of Tobyhanna. The attention may come later as three Democrats have ties to our area. The father of Hillary Clinton […]

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    Kane Fights to Keep Law License

    Attorney General Kathleen Kane is fighting to keep her law license and perhaps, her job, Newswatch 16 investigative reporter obtained a copy of the Scranton native’s filing as the tries to stop the state from taking away her license to practice law. The filing which we obtained, for the first time publicly, confirms that the arm of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is trying to revoke the attorney general’s license to practice law. The petition to take away the attorney general’s […]

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    Union County Prosecutor Mixed Up in Kane Email Mess

    LEWISBURG — The fallout from the release of what Kathleen Kane calls pornographic and racist emails has put the spotlight on an assistant district attorney in Union County. He received an email some would call racists and he appears to have complimented the sender. The email, with an attachment that some might find racist, came from Frank Fina when he was a prosecutor in the attorney general’s office. Fina sent it to 10 people including his wife. But of the […]

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    Sources: Board Acts to Suspend Kane’s License

    The Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court notified Kathleen Kane it is seeking an emergency suspension of her law license which, legally speaking, would end her run as attorney general. The move could potentially end Scranton native Kathleen Kane’s term as Pennsylvania attorney general as soon as next month. Sources tell Newswatch 16 that the Disciplinary Board of the state Supreme Court told the A.G. Friday that it is seeking that emergency suspension of her law license. The state […]

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    State Supreme Court Releases ‘Porngate’ Emails

    Pennsylvania courts released sexually explicit emails Wednesday that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane claims were the motivation for criminal charges to be filed against her, and inspired a plot to remove her from office. Attorney General Kane has wanted to make these emails public for several months, claiming the criminal charges she faces result from her exposing these emails in the ‘porngate’ scandal. The emails were viewed and forwarded by ex-prosecutors in the attorney general’s office, prosecutors who worked there […]

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    Charges Against AG Kane Headed to Trial

    NORRISTOWN — On the word of just two witnesses, a judge in Montgomery County ruled the evidence against Pennsylvania District Attorney Kathleen Kane sufficient, and ordered Kane to face a criminal trial. Kathleen Kane is accused of leaking confidential information to a newspaper, then lying about it under oath, and using a staffer to spy on the investigation. Kane said nothing as she left the courtroom in Norristown. Her lawyer called the judge’s ruling disappointing, but not surprising. “The entire […]


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