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Newswatch 16 Investigative Reporter Dave Bohman joined the staff in January, 2010, and has already made his market in the region for his work. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences recognized Dave’s work with a prestigious 2011 Emmy Award for his report on the dangers of the once popular drink Four Loko and a teenager who was placed in a medically induced coma as a result of drinking too much. It was Dave’s fourth Emmy, his first at WNEP.

Dave has worked at television stations in Vermont, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, and New Mexico. His career highlights include nine years in Tampa, where his journalistic tenacity made viewers take notice, as he won more than 30 local, and national awards. During his time at WTSP-TV Dave was the lead reporter for the disputed Presidential Election in Florida in 2000, the "right-to-die" saga of Terri Schiavo, and several hurricanes, where he often did live shots in 60 and 70 mile per hour winds.

Dave's excited to be part of the Newswatch 16 team because of the station's reputation for excellence, and where investigative reporting is his primary job. "My passion is to put together quality, in-depth news stories that connect with viewers, and in some cases, bring out stories that might otherwise never be told," he says. Dave believes his job includes the responsibility to hold those in power accountable, and to give voice to the voiceless.

Dave is a native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and was an all-state shortstop at the Governor's Academy, before attending Syracuse University, graduating in 1979 with a major in Broadcast Journalism. After living in New Mexico for two years, Dave is thrilled to be back in the northeast, with his wife and two daughters. When he is not on the job, you might find Dave exploring his other passions that include gourmet cooking and golfing. He is also a dedicated fan of Tampa Bay Rays baseball, and Syracuse University sports.

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    July Fourth: Chilly for Camping

    LOCUST LAKE STATE PARK — Few people at the Locust Lake State Park near Barnesville actually spent time in the lake. People wore long pants and long sleeves; usually a rarity on the fourth of July. But an overnight storm kept this day from being a scorcher at Locust lake. “Jeez, i`ve never seen anyone on the lake on the Fourth of July with a coat on before,” said Todd Reismiller of Ashland.  “I`ve never seen anything like it.” Reismiller […]

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    AG Kane Seeks Rebates, Punitive Action in Wake of Winter Electric Price Spikes

    LAFLIN – If you were one of those people who saw your electric rates increase drastically over the winter after you switched companies, you may be in for some money. The State Attorney General has filed complaints against five alternative electric suppliers. Part of the penalty could be restitution and refunds for some of the thousands who feel they got ripped off. Kurt Kienle locked up his home in Laflin, turned the thermostat down, and headed to Florida for a […]

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    Fired Scranton School Solicitor McGrath Gets $27,000 in Health Insurance Without Paying for Two Years

    SCRANTON — According to personnel records obtained by Newswatch 16, former Special Education Supervisor Lee Carr got $12,000 worth of health insurance that she didn’t immediately pay for after she retired in 2012. Records show former School District Solicitor Harry McGrath received more than $27,000 worth of health insurance after he was fired in 2011. “I had no idea it was that much,”  said Scranton School Board Chairwoman Kathleen McGuigan. Both workers were on the COBRA insurance plan, which is […]

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    More Charges Possible for Wyoming Homes Owner

    PLEASANT MOUNT – When David Valenti was arrested in Plains Township Thursday, it brought back some not-so-fond memories for Michael Agolia in Pleasant Mount. Agolia paid $57,000 in cash to Wyoming Homes for a modular home in 2007. And when he says Valenti stalled delivery of the home for several months, Agolia convinced prosecutors in Wayne County to charge Valenti with theft. During jury selection in 2008, Valenti reached a deal with Agolia to pay him back the $57,000 immediately, […]

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    Jim Thorpe Area Schools Could be Forced to Add Students with Criminal Records

    JIM THORPE — School`s out for the summer at Jim Thorpe Area High School. But teachers, students, and parents wonder who will be in the classrooms next fall? “I`m sure student safety is a concern for them,” said Superintendent Dr. Barbara Conway, who plans a community meeting Monday. Parents and teachers recently learned the private company that runs Camp Adams Juvenile Center, in Penn Forest Township could soon stop on-site education. If that happens, teens serving time at the camp […]

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    David Valenti, Well-Known Modular Homes Dealer Charged

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — The owner of Wyoming Homes, David Valenti of Moosic was charged with two counts of theft by deception. Valenti turned himself in at a magistrate’s office in Plains Township He first faced criminal charges six years ago in Wayne County, when customers said he took thousands in down payments and failed to deliver a modular home. Those charges were dismissed, but prosecutors in Luzerne County charged him again after accusations of recent customers that are similar to […]

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    UPDATE: Bob Bolus, Family Members Charged In Minuteman Investigation

    LEWISBURG — A well-known Scranton area business man and several members of his family have been hit with theft and fraud charges from the state attorney general’s office. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced charges against Minuteman companies and its owner Brian Bolus, along with family members Bob Bolus Sr., Robert Bolus Jr., Debra Bolus, Julie Bolus, and Sophie Gregory. The attorney general claims Minuteman companies illegally dumped waste products from shale gas drilling and defrauded clients by overbilling. The […]

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    Financial Planner Subject Of Federal Probe

    MOOSIC — Newswatch 16 has learned that a financial consultant from Lackawanna County is the subject of a federal investigation for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from his clients. Jason Muskey’s office in Moosic is closed, and letters have gone out to his clients saying he’s no longer in business. Muskey is directing all requests for information to his attorney in Scranton.

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    Power Line Corridor Scars: When Will They Be Green?

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — As summer approaches, long scars on the mountains of the Lackawanna Valley are more obvious than ever. The scars were made by crews who installed a new PPL power line. When we reported on the power line’s path last year, the utility promised to plant shrubs and grass to help hide the scars on the mountains. Action 16 investigative reporter Dave Bohman went to PPL headquarters for answers. Drive north on Interstate 81 from Scranton, and you […]

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    Ghost Rider Probe Leads to Charges

    ROYALTON — Stanley Strelish said nothing as he entered a magistrate’s office near Harrisburg Wednesday morning to face a series of charges including tampering with public records and theft by deception. The criminal indictment in the so-called ghost rider case claims drivers for the Luzerne County Transportation Authority were told by Strelish to “coach other drivers to pad the fare box,” to make it appear that more seniors were riding the busses. “Ghost riders” is shorthand for the practice of […]

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    Two LCTA Officials Charged In Ghost Rider Probe

    HARRISBURG — Two officials with the Luzerne County Transportation Authority have been charged for submitting false ridership data to PennDOT, according to the state attorney general’s office. The arrests come after a statewide grand jury investigation that recommended criminal charges. According to the grand jury, Stanley Strelish, executive director of LCTA and Robb Henderson, LCTA operations manager, conspired to falsely inflate senior ridership data by directing drivers to depress the senior citizen rider button as many times as they want […]

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    Township Firefighters Called Before Grand Jury

    SCRANTON — A federal grand jury investigating public corruption in Luzerne County called in several members of the Wilkes-Barre Township volunteer fire department. The investigation stems from a recent FBI raid at the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union. During the raid in March, the feds seized several records from the credit union where the Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department had its accounts. Former and current members of the Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department said nothing as they entered and […]


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