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Jim Melwert

Jim MelwertJim is a “morning drive” reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060, bringing live news updates to Delaware Valley residents as they get ready for work each morning.

He’s spent almost all of his life in the Philadelphia region. A proud Viking from Perkiomen Valley High School in Montgomery County, Jim graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism, and calls Collegeville, Pa. home.

In his free time, Jim enjoys open-water swims and triathlons. He did a 10k swim in the Hudson River under the George Washington Bridge in 2013, and finished Ironman Lake Placid in 2012.

One of his proudest moments came in 2006 when he donated a kidney to his aunt.

You can follow Jim Melwert on Twitter @Melwert1060.

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Report Says Philadelphia Ranks First In Big Cities With Bad Drivers

Depending how you look at, Philadelphia is either dead last among big cities, or number one for having the worst drivers.

08/26/2014

Cars travel north on I-495. (credit: jim Melwert)

Finally Smooth Sailing For Drivers Along I-495 North In Wilmington

Commuters from Delaware were able to use I-495 North to get to work this morning for the first Monday in months.

08/25/2014

(Taney teammates and fans prepare to board a bus to Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series semifinals.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Taney’s Wide Baseball Family Prepares To Root Team at Little League Semifinals

It’s a big game for the Taney Dragons. A win punches Taney’s ticket to the US finals game on Saturday.

08/20/2014

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SEPTA Looks To Get Labor Deal Done With Regional Rail Unions

SEPTA’s board held a special meeting Monday in hopes of working out a new labor deal sooner with the two regional rail unions that staged a one-day strike back in June.

08/18/2014

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Fans Depart For Williamsport To Watch The Taney Dragons

Some family and friends are already there, while others are heading upstate to see the game in person.

08/15/2014

(Westchester, NY takes on Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in basketball action at US Maccabi Games in Voorhees.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Young Jewish Athletes Converge on South Jersey For Annual Games

Kids from across the United States are joined by teams from Great Britain and Israel at the Maccabi Games, in Cherry Hill, for sports that include basketball, swimming, lacrosse, baseball, dance, tennis, and track & field.

08/11/2014

Police recruits headed to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Police Recruits Attend Training At Holocaust Museum In D.C.

Buses pulled out early this morning from the Philadelphia police training academy on State Road. Two classes of recruits headed to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

08/05/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Federal Mediation Board Tells Septa, Regional Rail Workers To Keep Talking

The National Mediation Board held a hearing with Septa and the two unions representing about 400 engineers and electrical workers on the Regional Rail lines.

08/04/2014

(Philadelphia public school advocates board buses for Harrisburg to demand passage of the $2-per-pack city-only cigarette tax.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia School Advocates Carry Funding Demand To Harrisburg

The point, organizers say, is that if dozens of people can take time from their lives to go to Harrisburg, lawmakers can come back into session and take action on the $2-a-pack cigarette tax.

08/04/2014

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Pedestrian In Stable Condition After Hit-Run On Roosevelt Boulevard

It happened around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday on the boulevard near F Street.

07/31/2014

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Justice Department Sues PA State Police Over Fitness Tests

The Justice Department is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, saying its physical fitness tests discriminate against women.

07/30/2014

Pa. Senator Pat Toomey in file photo (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senator Toomey Aims To Lower Unemployment Rate Among Nation’s Veterans

A meeting was held today in Montgomery County to discuss ways to lower the unemployment rate of recent military veterans. Among the speakers, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.

07/28/2014

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NJ Supreme Court To Decide If Leaving Child In Car Is Bad Parenting Or Criminal

Is it child abuse if someone leaves a toddler in a car to run into a store? That’s a question the New Jersey Supreme Court is going to take on.

07/24/2014

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SEPTA Passes Out Safety Pamphlets To Commuters, Again

SEPTA management and transit police are here at the East Falls stop along the Manayunk Norristown line, handing out pamphlets with safety tips.

07/17/2014

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Team Philly Wins Back-To-Back Basketball Titles At Transplant Games

Team Philly never trailed as they held on to beat Kentucky to win back-to-back Transplant Game basketball titles.

07/15/2014

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