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Jim Melwert

Jim Melwert

Jim Melwert is the Suburban Bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060, based at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

A graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School, in Montgomery County, Melwert has a journalism degree from Temple University.

His professional career began in the KYW newsroom, as a desk assistant and production assistant.

After a stop at WKOK-AM in Sunbury, Pa., Melwert worked at the Radio Pennsylvania Network, in Harrisburg, as a reporter and as sports director.  He returned to KYW Newsradio in 2007, as a general assignment reporter.

He has won numerous awards in his career, including from the Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters and the Philadelphia Press Association.

Melwert is also a living organ donor, having supplied a kidney to his aunt in 2006.

That certainly hasn’t slowed him down. Since he gave up one kidney, Jim has done an “Ironman” (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run), a 10km swim, and several 5K swims and other triathlons.

Melwert lives with his wife and daughter in Collegeville, Pa.

You can follow Jim Melwert on Twitter @Melwert1060.


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Small Change At Montco Food Pantry Making Big Difference

“Now people come in, they check in with someone and then they go through the store and shop, and they pick their own food,” explains Liz Peteraf with Catholic Social Services.

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As Pa. Budget Stalemate Continues, Delaware County Explores Ways To Keep Covering For Commonwealth To Pay For Human Services

With the state-budget stalemate poised to enter a sixth month, Delaware County is sending a letter to human-services providers, letting them know the county will have to stop paying them effective December 1st, and no further payments will be made until a state budget is passed.


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Bucks County Officials Stepping Up DUI Patrols This Thanksgiving Eve

Thanksgiving Eve is traditionally a big night for bars, and Bucks County officials are announcing plans for a massive DUI patrol. The point, they say is to deter anyone from getting behind the wheel after drinking.


Suspect Michael Shelly. (credit: Bensalem Police Department)

Teen Driver Sentenced In Death Of Bensalem High School Student

A Bensalem teen is headed to county prison, following his sentencing today in Bucks County court.


Detective Ernie Morris and his wife after the verdict. (photo credit Jim Melwert)

Montco Woman Found Guilty Of Setting Neighbor’s House On Fire

A Montgomery County jury has found a Lower Pottsgrove woman guilty on all counts of burning down the home of a police officer who lived next door.


Defendant Donna Krupp being led from court. 
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Fate Of Woman Accused Of Burning Down Police Officer’s Home Now In Jury’s Hands

Fifty-two-year-old Donna Krupp’s defense attorney, John Fioravanti argues Krupp was in bed with her husband when this fire started.


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Update: Defendant In Montco Arson Trial Testifies In Her Own Defense

In a surprising twist, defendant Donna Krupp took the stand in her own trial and said she didn’t set the fire that burned her detective-neighbor’s house down.


Defendant Donna Krupp being led from court. 
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Jury Hears Testimony From Defendant’s Son, Husband In Trial Of Woman Accused Of Burning Down Officer’s Home

The prosecution continues to try to show motive, which they allege was an on-going battle between the defendant Donna Krupp and her next-door neighbor, Limerick Township police detective Ernie Morris.


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Day 2 In Trial Of Montco Woman Accused Of Burning Down Police Officer’s Home

The first witness called by the prosecution: Christine Morris, the wife of Limerick Township police detective Ernie Morris.


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Trial Underway For Woman Accused Of Burning Neighbor’s House Down

52-year-old Donna Krupp is accused of burning down her next door neighbor’s Lower Pottsgrove home while he and his family were at Disney World last November.


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Pa. Man Allegedly Posted Fake Craiglist Ads To Intimidate Police Officer Who Cited His Pawn Shop

Officials say John Dangelo targeted the police officer because the officer had written citations against Dangelo’s Feasterville Pawn Shop.


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Students Facing Charges In Alleged Sexting, Cyber Bullying Scandal In Chester County

Tom Hogan calls the Tredyffrin-Easttown case a story of bullying and broken hearts in the cyber age.


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Veterans Day Commemorated At Site Where Continental Army Was Born

The ceremony was held Wednesday at Valley Forge National Historical Park.


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Montgomery County Encourages Veterans To Record Discharge Papers

On Veteran’s Day and for the entire month of November, Montgomery County’s recorder of deeds is reminding veterans to bring in their discharge papers to make sure they’re properly recorded.


Kane walks into court. (credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

Additional Charges Against Pa. Attorney General Headed To Higher Court

Additional charges, including another count of perjury, against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, are headed to a higher court, after her preliminary hearing Tuesday in Montgomery County Court.



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