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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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A Market-Frankford night owl bus picks up passengers. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Budget Proposal Includes Weekend Overnight Subway Service This Summer

A new plan from SEPTA could have the subway trains running overnight again – at least on the weekends.

04/15/2014

Robert Landis (credit: Chester County DA's office)

Serial DUI Offender Pleads Guilty In Death Of Chester County Man, Victim’s Family Speaks Out

A Chester County man, with 7 prior DUI’s, pleaded guilty Monday to a DUI crash that took the life of a 24-year-old man. Now, the victim’s family is working with the DA’s office to get stiffer penalties for repeat-DUI offenders.

04/14/2014

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Major Internet Security Flaw Exposes Millions Of Usernames, Passwords

A newly discovered computer bug has security experts scrambling. It’s called heartbleed and it affects what’s called openSSL.

04/09/2014

Citizens Bank Park on a soggy morning before the 2014 Home Opener. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Phillies To Play Home Opener Minus Fan Favorite Utley

For fans looking to see a lineup that featured fan favorite Chase Utley, they are going to be sorely disappointed. Hours before the game was set to start, Utley was sent home with the flu.

04/08/2014

(Undated file photo from NABJ)

Groundbreaking Philadelphia Columnist Chuck Stone Dead at 89

Stone was the first black columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News and was founding president of the National Association of Black Journalists.

04/07/2014

(credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Traffic Stop In West Philly Leads To Car Chase, Shots Fired In Upper Darby, Suspect In Custody

Police tried to stop a 2003 Buick at 63rd and Vine in West Philadelphia because the window tints were too dark, but the driver took off.

04/03/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert)

Qatar Airways Begins Non-Stop Service To Philadelphia International

Qatar Airlines is the flag carrier for the oil rich nation of Qatar, and the airline is rapidly expanding. “This is a huge deal for us,” PHL CEO Mark Gale said.

04/02/2014

Widener students board a bus to Harrisburg. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Widener Students In Harrisburg To Lobby For College Debt Relief

College students from across Pennsylvania are heading to Harrisburg today, to lobby lawmakers on debt relief for middle-income college students.

04/01/2014

(A downed tree in Lansdowne, Pa.   File photo by Jim Melwert)

Advocates Urge Delaware Valley To Replant Trees Lost to Recent Storms

The worry is that after so many fallen trees and branches caused all kinds of headaches this winter, homeowners or communities may be hesitant to replant.

03/31/2014

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

‘Gift of Life’ Transplant Program Marks 40th Year With Call For More Donors

The “Gift of Life” program — the nation’s leading organ donation program — based here in Philadlephia.

03/31/2014

Fire crews respond to a fire inside an EMS station in Ardmore. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Fire Destroys Ambulance Inside Ardmore EMS Station

The fire started in the back of an ambulance inside Narberth Ambulance Station 313 on the 100-block of Sibley Avenue in Ardmore.

03/28/2014

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Ramsey: Teen Suspects In Brick Attack Will Learn ‘It’s Not Funny’

Police commissioner Ramsey says that whether the kids in the video realize it or not, they’re facing very serious charges.

03/25/2014

(Branches placed curbside for collection along Cynwyd Circle in Bala Cynwyd.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Lower Merion Township To Collect Tree Branches Felled By Winter Weather

This isn’t the first time Lower Merion has done a special pick-up of tree debris, but township officials say it will rival the Hurricane Sandy cleanup.

03/24/2014

An off-duty police officer was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after being stabbed. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Off-Duty Officer Stabbed Outside Bar In Center City

Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly stabbed an off duty officer and injured another man outside a Center City bar, last night.

03/21/2014

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Disgraced Former Hero Cop DeCoatsworth Awaits Sentencing

Once hailed as a hero, a disgraced Philadelphia cop will learn his fate today, as it’s sentencing for former police officer Richard DeCoatsworth.

03/12/2014

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