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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    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 […]

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    Three Dead in Wayne County Crash

    UPDATE: The Wayne County coroner released the names of the three camp workers killed in this morning’s crash.  Ana Rojas Lopez, 23; Diego Rivera Medrano, 22; and Ariel Jersam Galaviz Alvarez, 21, died after the van went into a drainage pond near Lake Como.  All three are from Mexico. PRESTON TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating a deadly crash in Wayne County that killed three people, according to the Wayne County District Attorney’s office. Authorities tell Newswatch 16 a van drove into a drainage […]

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    Heroin Use: Middle-Aged, Hooked, and Dying

    Mary Ellen Peel still can’t believe her son Dustin is gone. Last November, paramedics in Mahanoy City could not revive him as he lay unconscious in an apartment. “It broke my heart knowing he was on heroin,” Peel said. For most of his adult life, Dustin Peel was a husband, a father, an outdoorsman, an athlete. But as middle age approached, Dustin was also a heroin addict. “I just never, ever thought in a million years that he would do […]

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    Elite Motors: A.G. to Expand Lawsuit

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Since a Newswatch 16 investigative report last week, more customers of a used car dealership have come forward with complaints. The businessman who runs Elite Motors has dealerships in both Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says 45 people now claim Elite Motors ripped them off at the dealerships in Plains Township and Scranton. 15 of those people came forward after our investigation last week. The Jeep that Kelly Kern bought for her daughter last […]

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    Bus Driver Suspended for Making Student Do Push-Ups

    TUNKHANNOCK — The Tunkhannock Area School District in Wyoming County confirms a bus driver was suspended after she admitted to an unusual form of discipline. Tunkhannock Area’s school superintendent suspended the bus driver for the rest of the school year — 14 days; but many parents say the driver should have been fired because of what happened Tuesday. Amy Docalavich says her teenage daughter saw what happened to her 8-year-old son outside their home in Tunkhannock. The bus had just brought the […]

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    Elite Motors Sued by Pennsylvania Attorney General

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A Newswatch 16 investigation looks at a local used car dealer with a trail of angry customers. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office now says Elite Motors at its two locations in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties broke consumer protection laws with at least 30 deals. What the attorney general’s office calls violations involve cars, trucks, and SUVs sold at Elite Motors dealership in Plains Township and a branch in Scranton, all in the past five years. The most […]

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    Parents Seeking Answers After Children Suffer Chemical Burns at Hotel Pool Party

    SCRANTON — A New Year’s Eve pool party at a hotel in Lackawanna County turned into a trip to the emergency room for some children, and their parents say the hotel is trying to cover up the incident. 12 children were treated for what emergency responders called chemical burns after they spent New Year’s Eve swimming in the pool at the Springhill Suites in Moosic. Four of the kids even went to the hospital. Their parents still don’t know what […]

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    Are Bank Robbers Getting More Dangerous?

    SCRANTON — Pennsylvania is third in the nation when it comes to the number of bank robberies in recent years. We may not be seeing a return to the days of Bonnie and Clyde or John Dillinger, but we are seeing bank robbers who are more calculating and potentially dangerous than in the past. They burst into banks. They either show a gun or claim to be concealing a gun or a bomb. A former teller who did not want […]

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    Attorney: Police Corporal Blew the Whistle

    MAHANOY CITY — The attorney for a police officer under investigation in Mahanoy City says his client was actually the whistleblower about the missing money that was evidence in a drug case. Mahanoy City Police Corporal Michael Dissinger says that investigation left the borough council no choice but to suspend him with pay. That happened Wednesday night. But his lawyer from Frackville worries that instead of being credited with bringing the problem to light, the public may now see Dissinger […]

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    Where’s the Missing Money in Mahanoy City?

    MAHANOY CITY — Newswatch 16 has learned that money is missing from the police department in Mahanoy City, money seized in a drug case. Just days ago, the police chief suddenly retired. A special meeting was called for Wednesday. Borough council members are considering a plan that would have another police agency manage the evidence room at the Mahanoy City Police Department after what may have happened to cash seized as evidence at a drug bust. Mahanoy City’s Police Chief […]

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    Trump Supporters Celebrate in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Trump supporters have been on a 48-hour high, from a major rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre Monday night that got national attention to a win Tuesday by an even bigger margin than anyone predicted. The sun had just set outside the Holy Cross Athletic Hall on South 5th Avenue in Scranton, when networks declared Donald Trump the winner of the Pennsylvania primary. Within a half hour, Trump had won all five state primaries in the Northeast. […]


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