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Newswatch 16 Investigative Reporter Dave Bohman joined the staff in January, 2010, and has already made his market in the region for his work. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences recognized Dave’s work with a prestigious 2011 Emmy Award for his report on the dangers of the once popular drink Four Loko and a teenager who was placed in a medically induced coma as a result of drinking too much. It was Dave’s fourth Emmy, his first at WNEP.

Dave has worked at television stations in Vermont, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, and New Mexico. His career highlights include nine years in Tampa, where his journalistic tenacity made viewers take notice, as he won more than 30 local, and national awards. During his time at WTSP-TV Dave was the lead reporter for the disputed Presidential Election in Florida in 2000, the "right-to-die" saga of Terri Schiavo, and several hurricanes, where he often did live shots in 60 and 70 mile per hour winds.

Dave's 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 believes his job includes the responsibility to hold those in power accountable, and to give voice to the voiceless.

Dave is a native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and was an all-state shortstop at the Governor's Academy, before attending Syracuse University, graduating in 1979 with a major in Broadcast Journalism. After living in New Mexico for two years, Dave is thrilled to be back in the northeast, with his wife and two daughters. When he is not on the job, you might find Dave exploring his other passions that include gourmet cooking and golfing. He is also a dedicated fan of Tampa Bay Rays baseball, and Syracuse University sports.

Recent Articles

    Settlement Near for Juvenile Jail Incident

    SCRANTON — A settlement in a case that Action 16 Investigates first brought to you last year has been reached. Cameras inside a juvenile jail in Lackawanna County, captured images of what appears to be the abuse of a teenaged inmate, by a guard. A mother from Scranton claims the video shows a corrections officer at the juvenile lockup beating her teenaged son, and she took her case to federal court last year. Now it appears the case will be […]

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    Wilkes-Barre Credit Union Investigation Widens

    WILKES-BARRE — A federal investigation into the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Credit Union appears to be tied to the city’s Police Department, and possibly a former towing contractor. Sources close to the investigation say when FBI agents entered the credit union on March 9, they wanted information on car loans involving Wilkes-Barre police officers. Four days after the federal raid, credit union director Jim Payne committed suicide. Those close to the investigation tell us feds interviewed at least 12 police officers […]

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    Anti-Fracking Activist Case In Court

    MONTROSE — An opponent of natural gas drilling insists her civil rights are being violated after Cabot Oil and Gas got her barred from parts of Susquehanna County. The woman is known for protesting against hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” a controversial way of injecting water and chemicals into the ground to extract oil and gas. Anti-drilling activist Vera Scroggins wants a judge to lift an injunction he imposed six months ago. It restricts where she can and cannot go in […]

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    State Lawmakers Set to Cap Sharp Rate Hikes

    HONESDALE — The manager of the Country Dawn Gift Shoppe in Honesdale can`t wait for spring. A winter of extreme snow and cold didn`t help business. Then came the electric bills. “It hurts,” said store manager JoAnn Ostrander who said their electric bill doubled from December to January. When the store’s owner opened the February bill, their rates doubled again. “She was hit and knocked off her feet when she opened the bill and it was $3,200,” said Ostrander. Thousands […]

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    Judge: Pickup Truck Can’t be Evidence in Fatal Hit and Run Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — A judge in Luzerne County has ruled that a truck police say was involved in a deadly hit and run in Wilkes-Barre, cannot be used as evidence in the upcoming trial because it was seized illegally Judge Michael Vough ruled that a pickup truck owned by defendant Daniel Loughnane cannot be used as evidence in a trial that starts in two weeks. According to the police report Rebecca McCallick, 19, was hit by a vehicle in July of […]

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    LCTA Investigation: A Third Day of Grand Jury Testimony

    HARRISBURG – Sources say two drivers and a ranking staff member of the Luzerne County Transportation Authority testified today before a grand jury meeting at a state office building in Harrisburg. This is the third time since December 2013, different employees of the LCTA have gone before the grand jury in the so-called “Ghost Riders” Investigation. The grand jury is looking into accusations spelled out in a 2013 Penndot audit of the authority’s senior rider program. Auditors found the LCTA […]

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    Crews Save One of Two Dogs From Icy Pond, Name Rescued Dog ‘Lucky’

    MADISONVILLE — Firefighters said one dog died and another was rescued from a pond near Moscow in Lackawanna County. The owner of the surviving dog picked up the German Shepherd at a kennel in Madisonville Tuesday morning. Animal control officers spent the morning calling around the area trying to find the dog’s owner. Eventually they were able to figure out where both dogs came from and connect the owner with the dog that survived. Firefighters say they were called to […]

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    AG Kane Discusses Investigation into High Electric Bills

    MOOSIC – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said people who’ve seen their electric bills spike this winter, may be victims of unlawful activity. She said her office received more than 2,000 complaints since she announced an investigation to determine if several secondary energy suppliers broke any laws when they billed customers at soaring rates. “If it’s an egregious spike, if it’s something outside the norm, that`s when we have to step in,” said the Attorney General.  “We are on a […]

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    AG’s Office Investigating Electric Bill Hikes

    Thousands who thought they could save money on electricity got a jolt last month, when rates from secondary electricity suppliers doubled or even tripled. Since we first told you about the prices last week, hundreds of you called and claimed the rate hikes were unfair. Now Pennsylvania’s Attorney General agrees. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is looking to see if any laws were broken when these secondary energy suppliers sent out record high bills to their customers this month. These […]

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    Update: Williamsport Man Gets New Chance at Custody of Child He’s Never Seen

    WILLIAMSPORT – Christopher Carlton of Williamsport won the right to pursue custody of a daughter he’s never met, due to a ruling by the Utah Supreme Court. Utah’s highest court unanimously found a lower court judge made a mistake when ruling that Carlton forfeited his parental rights in the case that involves his biological daughter, who is now almost four years old. In 2010, Carlton served as a military contractor in Afghanistan. He was away when his then-girlfriend gave birth […]

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    Ghost Riders Probe

    The Luzerne County Transportation Authority confirmed the State Attorney General’s Office has an ongoing criminal investigation underway into claims that it used ghost riders to pad its number of passengers to receive more state money. For two years, the LCTA fought claims of padding the number of senior citizen passengers with ‘ghost riders,’ people who never took the bus. From 2007 to 2011, the transportation agency claimed more than 4 million senior passengers. A PennDOT audit using estimates concluded it […]

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    Some Electric Customers See Rates Double, Even Triple

    HAZLETON – Have you seen your electric bill this month? Some of the half million area homes and businesses, who recently switched from PPL to certain alternative electricity suppliers, are getting a jolt of sticker shock. Tom Percosky of Hazleton recently switched from PPL to Harrisburg-based PG&E, an alternative energy supplier. He used 20% less electricity in January than December. Yet his bill almost doubled. “I almost fell over. I`m here 30 years. I`ve never had a bill like this […]


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