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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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    More Charges Possible for Wyoming Homes Owner

    PLEASANT MOUNT – When David Valenti was arrested in Plains Township Thursday, it brought back some not-so-fond memories for Michael Agolia in Pleasant Mount. Agolia paid $57,000 in cash to Wyoming Homes for a modular home in 2007. And when he says Valenti stalled delivery of the home for several months, Agolia convinced prosecutors in Wayne County to charge Valenti with theft. During jury selection in 2008, Valenti reached a deal with Agolia to pay him back the $57,000 immediately, […]

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    Jim Thorpe Area Schools Could be Forced to Add Students with Criminal Records

    JIM THORPE — School`s out for the summer at Jim Thorpe Area High School. But teachers, students, and parents wonder who will be in the classrooms next fall? “I`m sure student safety is a concern for them,” said Superintendent Dr. Barbara Conway, who plans a community meeting Monday. Parents and teachers recently learned the private company that runs Camp Adams Juvenile Center, in Penn Forest Township could soon stop on-site education. If that happens, teens serving time at the camp […]

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    David Valenti, Well-Known Modular Homes Dealer Charged

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — The owner of Wyoming Homes, David Valenti of Moosic was charged with two counts of theft by deception. Valenti turned himself in at a magistrate’s office in Plains Township He first faced criminal charges six years ago in Wayne County, when customers said he took thousands in down payments and failed to deliver a modular home. Those charges were dismissed, but prosecutors in Luzerne County charged him again after accusations of recent customers that are similar to […]

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    UPDATE: Bob Bolus, Family Members Charged In Minuteman Investigation

    LEWISBURG — A well-known Scranton area business man and several members of his family have been hit with theft and fraud charges from the state attorney general’s office. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced charges against Minuteman companies and its owner Brian Bolus, along with family members Bob Bolus Sr., Robert Bolus Jr., Debra Bolus, Julie Bolus, and Sophie Gregory. The attorney general claims Minuteman companies illegally dumped waste products from shale gas drilling and defrauded clients by overbilling. The […]

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    Financial Planner Subject Of Federal Probe

    MOOSIC — Newswatch 16 has learned that a financial consultant from Lackawanna County is the subject of a federal investigation for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from his clients. Jason Muskey’s office in Moosic is closed, and letters have gone out to his clients saying he’s no longer in business. Muskey is directing all requests for information to his attorney in Scranton.

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    Power Line Corridor Scars: When Will They Be Green?

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — As summer approaches, long scars on the mountains of the Lackawanna Valley are more obvious than ever. The scars were made by crews who installed a new PPL power line. When we reported on the power line’s path last year, the utility promised to plant shrubs and grass to help hide the scars on the mountains. Action 16 investigative reporter Dave Bohman went to PPL headquarters for answers. Drive north on Interstate 81 from Scranton, and you […]

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    Ghost Rider Probe Leads to Charges

    ROYALTON — Stanley Strelish said nothing as he entered a magistrate’s office near Harrisburg Wednesday morning to face a series of charges including tampering with public records and theft by deception. The criminal indictment in the so-called ghost rider case claims drivers for the Luzerne County Transportation Authority were told by Strelish to “coach other drivers to pad the fare box,” to make it appear that more seniors were riding the busses. “Ghost riders” is shorthand for the practice of […]

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    Two LCTA Officials Charged In Ghost Rider Probe

    HARRISBURG — Two officials with the Luzerne County Transportation Authority have been charged for submitting false ridership data to PennDOT, according to the state attorney general’s office. The arrests come after a statewide grand jury investigation that recommended criminal charges. According to the grand jury, Stanley Strelish, executive director of LCTA and Robb Henderson, LCTA operations manager, conspired to falsely inflate senior ridership data by directing drivers to depress the senior citizen rider button as many times as they want […]

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    Township Firefighters Called Before Grand Jury

    SCRANTON — A federal grand jury investigating public corruption in Luzerne County called in several members of the Wilkes-Barre Township volunteer fire department. The investigation stems from a recent FBI raid at the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union. During the raid in March, the feds seized several records from the credit union where the Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department had its accounts. Former and current members of the Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department said nothing as they entered and […]


    Police Logs Show Moosic Motel Cluster Hotspot for Crime

    MOOSIC – Moosic Police say despite stepped up patrols, this cluster of motels on Birney Avenue has a more serious crime problem than similar motels in larger communities. We reviewed police records and found officers were called to two Moosic motels, 94 times in just the past two years. Some of the men and women arrested in the past two years at motels, include people charged with rape and prostitution. And in February 2013, There was an armed standoff with […]

  • Memorial Day: Schuylkill County Borough Honors WWII Vet

    GORDON — Jack Stitzer, 90, hopped on board an antique fire engine in his hometown of Gordon and prepared for the ride of his life as the Grand Marshal of the borough’s Memorial Day Parade. “These people in town really do appreciate us.  I’m sure of that,” said Stitzer, a World War II veteran “World War II veterans are getting rarer and rarer,” said Gordon volunteer firefighter Dan Hepler, who helped organized the parade. “We really want to show our […]

  • President Addresses VA Health Care

    WASHINTON, D.C. — Over two dozen Veterans Affairs hospitals under investigation for allegedly delaying care to veterans and now the president is responding. President Obama met Wednesday morning with the secretary of veteran affairs and the deputy chief of staff to talk about the controversy at 26 VA hospitals across the country. The president says he’s committed to better care for veterans and their families and promises to get to the bottom of charges of misconduct at VA hospitals. The […]


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