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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.

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    SCRANTON — Former state senator Bob Mellow from Lackawanna County gave his first television interview to Newswatch 16 investigative reporter Dave Bohman since his release from federal prison and then a halfway house after serving time for corruption. Click here for the first part of that interview. Bob Mellow has just written a book, in which he is trying to redefine the most recent chapters of a very public life. Shortly after he finished serving 40 years in the Pennsylvania […]

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    Mellow’s Message: The Interview with Newswatch 16

    SCRANTON — Bob Mellow spent 40 years in the state senate, representing primarily Lackawanna County before pleading guilty to federal corruption and tax charges. He was one of the most powerful politicians in Pennsylvania’s history, and his fall from grace was dramatic. The former state senator gave his first television interview to Newswatch 16 investigative reporter Dave Bohman since his release from a Scranton halfway house more than two years ago Since his release, Bob Mellow wrote a memoir called […]

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    ‘Heroin Hits Home:’ PSA or Political Ad?

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    Crews Help Pull Dog from Well in Luzerne County

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Crews were called in Thursday morning to help rescue a dog from a well in Luzerne County. The dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal went for a walk in the woods and fell down a well. The dog fell down a well in Drums sometime Thursday morning. He’s very lucky he wasn’t hurt and lucky a neighbor heard the dog’s cry for help. This 6-year-old blue tick coon hound named Bo can finally […]

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    After the Floods, Fighting to Stay Open

    MIFFLINVILLE — Five years after flooding destroyed homes and businesses around our area, a golf course in Columbia County is fighting to stay open. The owners of the place in Mifflinville blame the flooding and PennDOT for a slow recovery. Thousands of people in northeastern and central Pennsylvania still feel the long-term effects of the flood of 2011. That includes the Crismans in Columbia County who continue to fight to keep a family business going. People living near the Susquehanna […]

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    Kathleen Kane’s Last Day in Office

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    First Deputy Attorney General to Take Over for Kane

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced her resignation Tuesday afternoon following her conviction on several charges, including perjury. After she steps down Wednesday, Bruce Castor, the First Deputy Attorney General, will take over the office. Castor was appointed to the post of Solicitor General by Kathleen Kane earlier this year. Under commonwealth law, the Solicitor General is the successor to the Attorney General. “I don’t know that anybody’s prepared to assume a job of this nature,” said Castor. […]

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    PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Convicted on Criminal Charges

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    Attorney General Kathleen Kane Trial Goes to Jury

    NORRISTOWN — A jury in Montgomery County is now deliberating the fate of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The Scranton native is charged with perjury and obstruction, accused of leaking confidential documents to a newspaper reporter and then lying about it to a grand jury. Jurors began deliberating around 3 p.m. Monday. They are looking at five charges against the state attorney general, including two counts of perjury. Is the Scranton native a victim of former associates who lied to […]

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    Kane Trial Case to Go to Jury Monday

    NORRISTOWN — Prosecutors called their last witness Friday morning against State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, turning the case over to the defense, and in a shocking move, Kane’s defense rested without calling a single witness. That means the case is now headed to the jury. Kane entered the Montgomery County Courthouse ready to face more witnesses testify in her perjury and obstruction trial. But after the brief testimony of four witnesses, prosecutors wrapped up their case. Moments later, defense attorney […]

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    Kane Trial: Damaging Testimony

    NORRISTOWN — On Thursday afternoon, a political consultant with close ties to Attorney General Kathleen Kane testified that he worked with her to cover up her involvement in leaking information to a grand jury. This testimony appears to be the most devastating in the Scranton native’s criminal trial. Politcal consultant Josh Morrow helped run Kathleen Kane’s campaign for attorney general in 2012 and called her election the crowning achievement of his career. Four years later, he says he worked with […]