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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    Elite Motors: A.G. to Expand Lawsuit

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Since a Newswatch 16 investigative report last week, more customers of a used car dealership have come forward with complaints. The businessman who runs Elite Motors has dealerships in both Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says 45 people now claim Elite Motors ripped them off at the dealerships in Plains Township and Scranton. 15 of those people came forward after our investigation last week. The Jeep that Kelly Kern bought for her daughter last […]

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    Bus Driver Suspended for Making Student Do Push-Ups

    TUNKHANNOCK — The Tunkhannock Area School District in Wyoming County confirms a bus driver was suspended after she admitted to an unusual form of discipline. Tunkhannock Area’s school superintendent suspended the bus driver for the rest of the school year — 14 days; but many parents say the driver should have been fired because of what happened Tuesday. Amy Docalavich says her teenage daughter saw what happened to her 8-year-old son outside their home in Tunkhannock. The bus had just brought the […]

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    Elite Motors Sued by Pennsylvania Attorney General

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A Newswatch 16 investigation looks at a local used car dealer with a trail of angry customers. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office now says Elite Motors at its two locations in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties broke consumer protection laws with at least 30 deals. What the attorney general’s office calls violations involve cars, trucks, and SUVs sold at Elite Motors dealership in Plains Township and a branch in Scranton, all in the past five years. The most […]

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    Parents Seeking Answers After Children Suffer Chemical Burns at Hotel Pool Party

    SCRANTON — A New Year’s Eve pool party at a hotel in Lackawanna County turned into a trip to the emergency room for some children, and their parents say the hotel is trying to cover up the incident. 12 children were treated for what emergency responders called chemical burns after they spent New Year’s Eve swimming in the pool at the Springhill Suites in Moosic. Four of the kids even went to the hospital. Their parents still don’t know what […]

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    Are Bank Robbers Getting More Dangerous?

    SCRANTON — Pennsylvania is third in the nation when it comes to the number of bank robberies in recent years. We may not be seeing a return to the days of Bonnie and Clyde or John Dillinger, but we are seeing bank robbers who are more calculating and potentially dangerous than in the past. They burst into banks. They either show a gun or claim to be concealing a gun or a bomb. A former teller who did not want […]

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    Attorney: Police Corporal Blew the Whistle

    MAHANOY CITY — The attorney for a police officer under investigation in Mahanoy City says his client was actually the whistleblower about the missing money that was evidence in a drug case. Mahanoy City Police Corporal Michael Dissinger says that investigation left the borough council no choice but to suspend him with pay. That happened Wednesday night. But his lawyer from Frackville worries that instead of being credited with bringing the problem to light, the public may now see Dissinger […]

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    Where’s the Missing Money in Mahanoy City?

    MAHANOY CITY — Newswatch 16 has learned that money is missing from the police department in Mahanoy City, money seized in a drug case. Just days ago, the police chief suddenly retired. A special meeting was called for Wednesday. Borough council members are considering a plan that would have another police agency manage the evidence room at the Mahanoy City Police Department after what may have happened to cash seized as evidence at a drug bust. Mahanoy City’s Police Chief […]

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    Trump Supporters Celebrate in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Trump supporters have been on a 48-hour high, from a major rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre Monday night that got national attention to a win Tuesday by an even bigger margin than anyone predicted. The sun had just set outside the Holy Cross Athletic Hall on South 5th Avenue in Scranton, when networks declared Donald Trump the winner of the Pennsylvania primary. Within a half hour, Trump had won all five state primaries in the Northeast. […]

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    One on One with Senator Bernie Sanders

    SCRANTON — Before the town hall meeting Thursday in Scranton Bernie Sanders had time for an interview with Newswatch 16. For our Dave Bohman, it was not an unfamiliar interview. In Burlington, Vermont, Dave covered the mayor’s race in 1981, when Sanders, running as a Socialist, won by ten votes. Sanders spoke to Newswatch 16 about ten minutes before he spoke at the Scranton Cultural Center — his first of a busy day with three rallies in Pennsylvania, less than […]

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    Kane in Court, Lawyers Withdraw Motion

    NORRISTOWN, MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is fighting to keep a potentially damaging recorded conversation from being introduced as evidence at her upcoming perjury trial. On Wednesday, lawyers for Kane were set to go to court to blame prosecutors for leaking information about that wiretap, but at the last minute, they backed off. Kane, a Scranton native, is accused of leaking private information to a newspaper. But Kane and her lawyers were scheduled to be in court […]

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    Group Home Troubles: License Revoked

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services wants to shut down a group home in Carbon County after rapes, beatings, and more than 80 police calls in just three years. For more than a decade, people in Carbon County complained that teens from the group home disrupted classes and threatened students in Jim Thorpe Area schools. But it’s what reportedly went on inside the group home in Albrightsville that could force it to shut down. The group […]

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    Gino Merli Veterans’ Center Out of Jeopardy

    SCRANTON — The Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center in Scranton has its full operating license back. The center had been operating under a provisional license for nearly two years because of patient care and staffing violations. A state inspection last month showed patient care and staffing at the center improved so much, that the facility no longer operates on a provisional license. But for the past six months, this facility had the lowest license rating of any nursing home in […]