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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.

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    Pennsylvania Pension Crisis: Communities Hit Hard

    WILKES-BARRE — More pension funds in communities across the state find themselves in danger than ever before. A state report finds 562 cities, boroughs, and townships with pension plans listed as distressed or taking in far less money than they are paying out. The state auditor general on Wednesday listed Wilkes-Barre 10th in Pennsylvania in terms of the amount of pension money it will have to pay out, money it doesn’t have. And city leaders say Wilkes-Barre’s pension plans are […]

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    Audit Reveals Huge Discrepancies In Sheriff’s Office

    WILKES-BARRE — The state auditor general is criticizing the Luzerne County sheriff’s department because it cannot account for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The auditor general says it is clearly a case of sloppy bookkeeping, and the findings may trigger a criminal investigation. When we spoke with Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Tuesday afternoon, he called the Luzerne County sheriff’s department “one of the worst offices that we’ve ever audited when it comes to internal controls.” The state audit covers […]

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    Kane’s Lawyer Speaks Out

    PHILADELPHIA — Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s personal lawyer says the attorney general never broke the law and never leaked confidential information about a grand jury to a newspaper. Attorney Lanny Davis held a news conference in Philadelphia after the Inquirer newspaper reported that a grand jury is recommending criminal charges against Kane. Her attorney says Kane is the target of dirty politics. Davis was Bill Clinton’s crisis manager during the Monica Lewinsky scandal of the late 1990s. Now he is […]

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    Kane: I Have Done Nothing Illegal

    SCRANTON — The lawyer for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane plans to hold a news conference Saturday to talk about the newspaper report that says a special grand jury is recommending criminal charges against her. Kathleen Kane could face charges of perjury and contempt if the Montgomery County D.A. decides to accept the recommendation. Action 16 investigative reporter Dave Bohman spoke with the attorney general Friday afternoon. When we caught up with Kane, she said she hopes criminal charges will […]

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    Grand Jury Recommends Charges Against AG Kathleen Kane

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a grand jury is recommending that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane be indicted for leaking testimony from a 2009 secret grand jury. Newswatch 16 spoke briefly with the attorney general by phone Thursday afternoon. She says she cannot comment on the case because she has not seen any grand jury presentment. She adds that she has done nothing wrong nor broken any laws. Kane, a Scranton native, made history in 2012 when she became the first […]

  • Luzerne County Considers 911 Investigation

    WILKES-BARRE — Some members of the Luzerne County Council want a full investigation into the operation of the county 911 center. Twice in 2014, dispatchers sent crews to the wrong address in an emergency and in both cases, an individual needing help died. County council members want to know how often crews are dispatched to the wrong addresses. A December incident that came to light at Tuesday night’s meeting shows not all problems in the system come from the 911 […]

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    Morelli Steps Down as President of Luzerne County Council

    WILKES-BARRE — The president of the Luzerne County Council has stepped down. Councilman Rick Morelli made the announcement at a council meeting Tuesday night. Morelli says he will remain on council to finish his term, but he will not run for re-election. Democrat Linda Houck was elected to replace Morelli as council president.

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    Will a Historic Building Survive a Fire?

    TOWANDA — Christmas in Towanda came and went without a coating of snow. There was also something else different in the heart of the borough. What was a historic gem, the Bailey Block Building, is now an eyesore after a devastating fire December 13th. It’s an eyesore as seen from the street, and from the rear, where Carol Anderson lives. “You could see the flames coming out of it,” she recalls of the fire. “It’s such a tug on the […]

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    Now Playing in East Stroudsburg: “The Interview”

    EAST STROUDSBURG —  Something big is about to hit the big screen at the Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg. The movie, “The Interview” will run Christmas night at seven. This after Sony Pictures first announced last week that the movie would not be distributed. Hackers threatened violence at mainstream theaters that planned to show the comedy about a plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. “We saw this as another opportunity to make us different, and make us […]

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    Fires In Shenandoah Have Neighbors Worried

    SHENANDOAH — A fire forced a woman out of her apartment in Shenandoah after flames gutted the second floor. It is the latest of a series of fires in that Schuylkill County community that has people on edge. Two days before Christmas, and friends of a fire victim salvage a plastic tree and a few pieces of furniture from a burned-out apartment in Shenandoah. Monday night, firefighters were at the Gilbert Street apartment trying to contain that fire. It’s a […]

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    Luzerne County 911 Dispatcher Resigns Out of Another Controversy

    LUZERNE COUNTY — The family living at a Gates Avenue home in Kingston hoped the holidays might bring needed cheer. The family said on Thanksgiving morning, Vincent Marcario, 46, was upstairs complaining of chest pains and struggled to breathe. “When I realized it was an oxygen problem, and that his heart was in trouble, I called 911 immediately,” said Mary Hays, Vincent’s sister. According to Hays, she told the dispatcher at the Luzerne County 911 center that her home was […]


    Man Dies Two Weeks After Crash From High Speed Chase

    WYOMING COUNTY — A man who suffered critical injuries from a crash after a high-speed chase December 1 has died. Police say the crash near Dallas resulted from a dispute between Stephen Sudosky of Shickshinny and Lucas Davidson of the Tunkhannock area, and police say the dispute escalated into a chase that resulted in the fatal wreck. Davidson said it started when he told Pennsylvania Game Commission agents that Sudosky was baiting deer.  He also said that Sudosky launched a […]


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