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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    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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    Wyoming Homes Owner: Plea Deal, Jail Time

    WILKES-BARRE — The owner of a modular home business admits he took thousands of dollars from some customers without giving them their homes. The owner of the now-bankrupt Wyoming Homes in Luzerne County was in court Monday and pleaded guilty to theft charges. David Valenti of Moosic gave up his nearly two-year fight to stay out of jail. Valenti, the owner of Wyoming Homes in Plains, pleaded guilty Monday to 19 counts of theft by deception, and struck a plea […]

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    Recovering from Water in the Gas

    BOWMANSTOWN — The gas station in Carbon County where drivers ended up with water in their tanks instead of gasoline is allowing people to pump gas again. But at the same time, the DEP continues to investigate what went wrong in Bowmanstown and how it happened. A DEP inspector found 12 violations and a spokeswoman says the gas station will be fined. Those who pumped water into their gas tanks on Tuesday are still fuming. Rachel Lewis filled up her […]

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    Fill ‘er Up with Water?

    BOWMANSTOWN — Suppose you went to fill up your car and right after you left the gas station,  your car stopped dead. That’s what happened to around a dozen people in Carbon County, and now the suspicion is that they filled their gas tanks with water. Many of those people are beginning to get their repair bills from what happened at the gas station Tuesday. They want its owners to pay for repairs, towing charges, and for the gas they […]

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    Attorney General’s Race: Kane Exits, Peters Enters

    SCRANTON — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election. The Scranton native said she needs to spend more time with her sons. She also said her decision is not related to her upcoming criminal trial or state lawmakers’ efforts to impeach her. Kane’s exit leaves three Democrats running to succeed her: Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, and Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zapalla. Two Republicans are also running: Lackawanna […]

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    Kane Will Not Seek Second Term

    SCRANTON — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday that she will not seek a second term in office. Kane, a Scranton native, is accused of leaking secret grand jury testimony and then lying about it under oath. “I’m honored to serve as Pennsylvania’s attorney general. I believe that we’ve had great success,” Kane said. Kane summoned reporters to her office in Scranton and touted her office’s success in fighting crime through drug raids. She talked about protecting consumers when her office […]


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