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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    State Police Academy Graduates Small Class After Scandal Allegations

    LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP — Accusations of misbehavior among cadets going through the state police academy resulted in a smaller-than-usual class graduating on Friday. Around three dozen cadets were dismissed or left on their own due to cheating allegations. By most accounts, Pennsylvania has the oldest state police department in the country and its members refer to the agency as “the first and finest.” This graduating class could also be called “the fewest.” Members of the latest cadet class took the […]

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    Sunbury P.D. May Have Covered Up Affair

    SUNBURY — An affair with a married woman prompted an investigation into the conduct of some members of the Sunbury Police Department. The results of that independent investigation were released on Tuesday. The investigation by a Philadelphia law firm wrapped up in December, but was released in Sunbury Tuesday. It found Sunbury’s former police chief erased pictures and texts from a cell phone. It contained evidence that could have determined if an officer was having an affair when he was […]

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    Radio Rant Leads to Lawsuit

    WILLIAMSPORT — A lawsuit has been filed against a sports radio host by a former high school basketball coach in Lycoming County. The former coach claims he’s being defamed, but is what the host said a justifiable warning to parents or just retaliation for a business deal that went bad? The lawsuit was filed by Darrick Dixon, a former Williamsport Area High School basketball star, coach, and current community leader and businessman. But radio station owner and host Todd Bartley […]

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    Another Lawsuit Against State Police Over Trooper Shooting Investigation

    GREENTOWN — A local veteran is the second person to file a federal lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Police after the shooting of two troopers at the Blooming Grove barracks in 2014. He claims he was treated like a suspect and held illegally for almost four days, even though he had nothing to do with the crime. The lawyer for Donald DeLade of Wayne County says it was OK for troopers to question him the day after the Blooming Grove […]

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    From Boomtown to Ghost Town?

    SAYRE — Falling natural gas prices and the financial troubles of Chesapeake Energy have turned parts of Bradford County from boom to bust in relatively a short period of time. Bradford County has more natural gas wells than any other county in our state. Almost all of those wells are operated by Chesapeake Energy. But the corporation’s layoffs, falling stock price, and its recent decision to stop drilling new wells threaten to slowly turn boomtowns into ghost towns. Downtown Sayre […]

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    Security Breach at Luzerne County Community College

    NANTICOKE — Officials are investigating a security breach on the campus of Luzerne County Community College. College officials admit more than 300 faculty and staff members had their Social Security numbers sent out to each other Wednesday afternoon. The mistake left administrators scrambling to limit the damage. School officials say an email from the comptroller’s office accidentally contained an attachment that had the Social Security numbers of faculty and staffers matched to their names. About 15 minutes after the email […]

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    Kane: Children Abused by Priests in Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

    ALTOONA — A grand jury investigation found that hundreds of children were abused by priests in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnston, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday. The state attorney general spelled out the shocking details of “decades of child sexual abuse” by Roman Catholic priests, including some in our area. “Their souls were killed as children.” The attorney general spoke for the hundreds of victims sexually abused by priests. Some of the cases from the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown took […]

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    Nearly a Decade of Flooding Coming to an End?

    THROOP — People in one neighborhood in Lackawanna County say their backyards flood almost every time it rains and they claim the Borough of Throop has let it go on for nearly a decade. Now, they are tired of waiting for help. When the rain starts falling in Throop, Debbie Dibileo and nine of her neighbors get nervous. She said, “And we’re losing our yard. Every single storm, we’re losing part of our yard.” Some homes in the school-side subdivision […]

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    Alleged Real Estate Scammer Nabbed in Florida Again

    HAZLETON — The Hazleton area real estate agent accused of cheating families out of their homes has been caught in Florida. This is the second time he has fled and been caught. Agents from the U.S. Marshal’s service found Ignacio Beato in Seminole County, Florida Friday morning, seven weeks after he failed to show up for court hearing. Beato was arrested in Orlando, Florida in November, when authorities say he flew in from the Dominican Republic. He posted bail but […]

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    No Gas Served at BZ-Bee

    BOWMANSTOWN — A convenience store in Carbon County where about a dozen drivers claim they pumped water instead of gas into their tanks last week has shut down its gas pumps. Owners of the BZ-Bee gas station in Bowmanstown voluntarily stopped selling gas Thursday morning after an inspection found four inches of water leaked into the tank. The DEP reports the inspection found rain water entering the tank through a leak in a ventilation line. After the inspection found rainwater […]

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    Chesapeake: No New Gas Wells in 2016

    Chesapeake Energy announced that the company has stopped drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania after losing $15 billion last year. Chesapeake Energy’s CEO announced its debt, and low natural gas prices are forcing the company to make cutbacks. The move to temporarily stop drilling new wells in Pennsylvania will have an impact in Susquehanna, Wyoming, and Bradford counties, where Chesapeake already has about 1,000 active wells. In 2016, Chesapeake’s CEO says it will drill no new wells for the first […]

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    Gas Station Won’t Pay Damages to Some Customers

    BOWMANSTOWN — Some of the drivers of cars that stalled after they unknowingly pumped water into their gas tanks are angry. The owner of the gas station in Bowmanstown paid the repair bills for some, but not all the victims. Those who aren’t getting paid think they’ve been cheated. It rained hard in Bowmanstown Wednesday, just like it did eight days ago. That’s when about 12 cars stalled minutes–even seconds–after drivers filled their gas tanks with water, at the B-Z […]


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