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Dave Bohman is Northeast and Central Pennsylvania’s most accomplished investigative reporter.

When Dave won a 2014 Emmy for Government/Politics reporting on how an ampersand “&” cost a Schuylkill County social service agency consideration for a million dollar grant, he became the only reporter in this region’s history to ever be awarded two Emmys for individual stories. And he has won the last two Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Investigative Reporting, making him the only local reporter to ever win that award.

Dave is now in his fourth decade of television news, having worked as a reporter, anchor, and manager in the business. He has worked in six television stations, but distinguished himself as the weekend anchor of the WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio and as a reporter at WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Florida where he won more than 30 local and national awards for broadcast excellence. In the Tampa Bay region, Dave established himself with his coverage of the 2000 disputed Presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, the Terri Schiavo “Right-to-Die” saga, and he was the lead reporter for a half dozen hurricanes.

He is 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 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.

Recent Articles
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    Hit And Run Driver Admits Guilt, Sent To Prison

    WILKES-BARRE — A driver pleaded guilty Monday for a road rage incident in Luzerne County where he ran down a man in Plymouth who told him to slow down. The driver was immediately sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for homicide. The girlfriend of the victim in this case of road rage wanted a longer prison term, but those close to Fred Kleman say they also wanted to make sure the driver who killed him would do time […]

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    Jurors: PennDOT “Partially” Responsible for Deadly 2011 Crash

    WILKES-BARRE — A jury in a Luzerne County civil case ruled that PennDOT was partially responsible for a deadly crash in 2011 that killed a 15-year-old girl, even though the driver of the SUV was driving at roughly twice the speed limit and did not have a driver’s license. “I’ve been waiting three and a half years for this,” said Ronald Coburn, the father of 15-year-old Kayla McGrady, the crash victim. She was a passenger in the January 2011 wreck […]

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    Remaining Charge Against Mellow Withdrawn

    SCRANTON — The state attorney general’s office has decided to withdraw the last remaining charge against former state Senator Robert Mellow of Lackawanna County in a kickback scheme involving Pennsylvania Turnpike contracts. In March of 2013, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane held a news conference to announce Mellow was one of the top figures in a scheme to take kickbacks from contractors in exchange for multimillion dollar contracts with the turnpike. Earlier this month, a judge dismissed all but one […]

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    State Lawmaker Involved In Gunfire

    SCRANTON — A state lawmaker from Scranton pulled out a gun last night on the streets of Harrisburg and shot at a robber, according to police. Police say state representative Marty Flynn from Scranton fired a gun Tuesday night at a teenager who tried to rob him and another representative in Harrisburg. It was business as usual on Wednesday for state representative Marty Flynn. The lawmaker from Scranton was back to work at the state capitol after what he calls […]

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    Expert: “Keep the Pressure on Frein”

    Retired FBI Special Agent Peter Ahearn knows the question the public is asking about the manhunt for Eric Frein. Why hasn’t he been caught yet? “You think it’s an easy thing to find somebody, but in reality, it’s not that easy,” said Ahearn, who has taken part in some of the nation’s largest manhunts in the past 20 years. And he headed up the Buffalo, NY office. Ahearn led the search for accused cop killer Bucky Phillips, who was on […]

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    Pocono Medical Center West Planned In Tannersville Area

    TANNERSVILLE — It appears a project to build a brand new hospital in the Poconos received the green light on Thursday. The place is planned for the Tannersville area. The property was recently purchased by Pocono Medical Center, and hospital executives announced that on this site, they will soon build a new hospital they’ve already named Pocono Medical Center West. The number of emergency room patients at the Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg has almost doubled in the last […]

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    AG’s Office Boots 37 Contractors from Registry

    WEST PITTSTON — A recent Action 16 Investigation found Pennsylvania’s  Home Improvement Contractor’s Registry filled with convicted criminals and businesses with outstanding court judgments. Now, some of those contractors have been kicked off the list. Pattie Evans of West Pittston hired Luzerne County builder Gary Roccograndi to repair her home after the September 2011 floods. Roccograndi of Wyoming was cited by the Pennsylvania Attorney General`s Office for failing to do his job. “He comes in here for a week or […]

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    State: Debt Collection Firm Owes Taxes

    DICKSON CITY — The state claims a debt collector in Lackawanna County may owe more than $1.5 million in unpaid sales taxes. The company is Commonwealth Financial Systems. The firm works for other companies and banks to collect unpaid debts from consumers. But the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue says Commonwealth Financial Systems has a huge unpaid debt of its own. Most of the 75 full-time workers at Commonwealth Financial Systems in Dickson City spend their days on the phone trying […]

  • Valley West Teacher Admits to Sex with Students, Sent to Jail

    WILKES-BARRE — A former teacher at Wyoming Valley West High School is in jail. Lauren Harrington-Cooper reached a plea deal that will keep her behind bars in Luzerne County for 9 to 23 months. When she headed out of a courtroom in Luzerne County in shackles and handcuffs, Harrington-Cooper said nothing about her relations with teenaged boys. The former high school English teacher pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with students and corruption of minors. These actions took her from […]

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    Accused Killer’s High School Teammate Talks About Eric Frein’s Past

    MOOSIC — A few of Eric Frein’s high school friends are in disbelief that he’s accused of the September 12th ambush that killed a state trooper and injured another. Frein was a member of the Pocono Mountain High School rifle team, and one of his former teammates called him a good teammate, and a great marksman. Rich Fann, now of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said several members of the rifle team can’t believe Frein is now an accused cop-killer and the subject […]

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    Potential ID Theft Victims at Local Clinics Seek Help, Get Busy Signals

    NANTICOKE — It’s been two weeks since Community Health Systems announced overseas hackers stole personal information from more than four million people, including many here in our area. The parent company of Commonwealth Health is contacting potential victims and is trying to steer them towards help. But many claim that instead of getting that help, they are getting disconnected. Mike Crawn of Nanticoke didn`t know overseas hackers might have stolen his social security number until he got a letter Tuesday. […]

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    Flare-ups At Jessup Fire Scene Concern Firefighters

    JESSUP — State officials were on the scene of a recycling plant that caught fire again on Tuesday. It is the fourth time firefighters have been called since a big explosion in June. The number of fires at the Scranton Cooperage in Jessup has angered a fire chief who believes state environmental officials are not doing enough testing to find out what chemicals are at the site. What chemicals were stored in the barrels inside the cooperage at the time […]


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