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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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    MOOSIC – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said people who’ve seen their electric bills spike this winter, may be victims of unlawful activity. She said her office received more than 2,000 complaints since she announced an investigation to determine if several secondary energy suppliers broke any laws when they billed customers at soaring rates. “If it’s an egregious spike, if it’s something outside the norm, that`s when we have to step in,” said the Attorney General.  “We are on a […]

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    AG’s Office Investigating Electric Bill Hikes

    Thousands who thought they could save money on electricity got a jolt last month, when rates from secondary electricity suppliers doubled or even tripled. Since we first told you about the prices last week, hundreds of you called and claimed the rate hikes were unfair. Now Pennsylvania’s Attorney General agrees. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is looking to see if any laws were broken when these secondary energy suppliers sent out record high bills to their customers this month. These […]

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    Update: Williamsport Man Gets New Chance at Custody of Child He’s Never Seen

    WILLIAMSPORT – Christopher Carlton of Williamsport won the right to pursue custody of a daughter he’s never met, due to a ruling by the Utah Supreme Court. Utah’s highest court unanimously found a lower court judge made a mistake when ruling that Carlton forfeited his parental rights in the case that involves his biological daughter, who is now almost four years old. In 2010, Carlton served as a military contractor in Afghanistan. He was away when his then-girlfriend gave birth […]

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    Ghost Riders Probe

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    Some Electric Customers See Rates Double, Even Triple

    HAZLETON – Have you seen your electric bill this month? Some of the half million area homes and businesses, who recently switched from PPL to certain alternative electricity suppliers, are getting a jolt of sticker shock. Tom Percosky of Hazleton recently switched from PPL to Harrisburg-based PG&E, an alternative energy supplier. He used 20% less electricity in January than December. Yet his bill almost doubled. “I almost fell over. I`m here 30 years. I`ve never had a bill like this […]

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    PA Transportation Bill Money: Fix-ups or New Roads?

    WILKES-BARRE When state lawmakers passed a transportation funding bill in November, they promised it would raise billions to fix crumbling bridges and decaying roads. Most drivers they thought the extra money paid at the pump because of the transportation bill would help repair a transportation system at the breaking point. “To fix highways and stuff like that,” said Trissta Adams of Nanticoke. “To fix the potholes,” is how Walt Zimmerman of Dallas understood the deal. “Has to be the bridges […]

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  • Mom Defends Son Arrested After Crash

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    Bomb Removal Unit Called To Hanover Industrial Park

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    Southern Columbia Schools Pay $130,000 to Settle Lawsuit

    CATAWISSA – The Southern Columbia Area District School System agreed to pay a $130,000 out of court settlement to a woman who was sexually assaulted by two students in 2009. The incident happened at a home away from school property, but the family filing suit claims that after she was the victim of the sex crime, she was victimized again when Southern Columbia High School failed to stop students from bullying her, and from failing to protect her from contact […]

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    Ray Musto and the Cost of Prosecution and Delays

    PITTSTON – A Federal Judge’s order Monday, to send former State Senator Ray Musto to a hospital to evaluate his competence to stand trial is just the latest instance of thousands of taxpayer dollars to be spent on this case. Musto’s schedule trial has been delayed eight times in the last three years, and during that period, he’s collected his state pension. A Federal Grand Jury indicted Musto of Luzerne County on corruption charges just as he was retiring after […]