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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    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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    Banks Tighten Security After Latest Holdup

    SCRANTON — Some bank branches are taking extra security measures because of a serial robber who’s been hitting banks in two counties. The person behind five bank robberies has still not been caught. Thursday’s robbery at NBT Bank on Main Street in Newfoundland happened just seven days after police believe the same man held up the NBT branch in Scranton. Now both NBT branches have stepped up security as workers at banks throughout the region hope police catch the serial […]

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    Bank Robbery at Newfoundland Bank, Serial Robber Suspected

    NEWFOUNDLAND — Police are investigating a robbery at a bank in Wayne County that was robbed just two months ago. The reported robbery happened at the NBT Bank on Main Street in Newfoundland around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. This robbery makes five bank holdups in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties since the beginning of December and police believe the same robber is responsible. Police sources tell us the robber drove off in the same kind of car used to get away from […]

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    Vote to Remove Kane from Office Falls Short

    HARRISBURG — A vote by the Pennsylvania Senate to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office fell four votes short. Kane, a Scranton native, is accused of leaking secret grand jury testimony and then lying about it under oath. The vote on the resolution was 29 to 19. The state senate used a provision called “direct removal” to try to oust her, claiming Kane has been unable to function as attorney general since her license to practice law was suspended […]

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    Chesapeake Stock Crash: What’s Next?

    TUNKHANNOCK — The stock price of the largest natural gas driller in the region has plunged in recent days, and that could spell trouble for landowners in four northern tier counties who lease land to them. On Monday, Chesapeake Energy’s stock fell so fast, regulators had to stop trading on its stocks. If you bought $1,000 of Chesapeake Energy stock in 2008, the value of that stock today is about $30. One expert says the drop is not only killing […]

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    Controversial Bar Closed for Code Violations

    WILKES-BARRE — Just 15 minutes after our story aired on Newswatch 16 on complaints about a controversial bar in Wilkes-Barre, city officials shut it down. Neighbors claim the bar brings criminals and violence into their neighborhood and they hope the temporary shutdown of the bar can become permanent. Three shootings in three years: the violence did not allow Wilkes-Barre officials to shut down Locals 88 bar on Poplar Street, but a code inspection finding the building “unfit for human habitation” […]

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    Wilkes-Barre Mayor’s Campaign Promise

    Update: Wednesday evening, Wilkes-Barre Health Department, Wilkes-Barre Code Enforcement, Wilkes-Barre Police Department, and PA Liquor Control Enforcement (LCE) conducted a joint inspection at Locals bar. After finding numerous violations, they temporarily shut down the bar and an apartment on the second floor of the building until violations are corrected. WILKES-BARRE — When two women were shot outside a bar in Wilkes-Barre this weekend, neighbors wanted to hold the new mayor to his campaign promise to shut down nuisance bars. Tony George […]

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    New Wilkes-Barre Mayor’s Hirings Criticized

    WILKES-BARRE — The new mayor of Wilkes-Barre has barely been in office and already he is drawing criticism over hiring an administrator who, right now, doesn’t even live in the city. Joyce Zaykowski starts work as a city administrator Monday. She lives in Shavertown, though the Wilkes-Barre city charter states that all city employees, “shall be residents of the city.” Three months after being elected mayor of Wilkes-Barre by a landslide, the cheering has stopped and the criticism has started. […]

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    FBI: Video Shows Serial Bank Robber

    DUNMORE — Authorities released images from three banks in our area that were held up and the robber is still on the loose. Police are confident these videos could lead to the bank robber’s arrest, even though he appears to take great effort to hide his face December 1: A man walks into an NBT Bank branch in Elmhurst, Lackawanna County, robs it and walks away. December 22: Police say surveillance shows it was the same man, holding up the […]


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