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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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(Photo provided by Upper Darby PD)

Upper Darby Man Charged With Rape Tied To Craigslist Ad

Upper Darby police have arrested a man on rape and human-trafficking charges, after he allegedly assaulted a woman who answered a job posting on Craigslist.

06/09/2014

U.S. Senator Chris Coons (pictured right, in suit) gets briefed on the status of the I-495 bridge. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Senator Coons Briefed On Repairs To I-495 Bridge

Delaware US Senator Chris Coons touring the site around the I-495 bridge, says $2-million in initial emergency federal funds have been made available.

06/06/2014

(Ceremonies were held in a vacant lot at 22nd Street where the Salvation Army Thrift Store once stood, which will contain a memorial park.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Ceremonies Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Fatal Center City Collapse

It was one year ago today that a building under demolition collapsed on the Salvation Army thrift shop at 22nd and Market Streets, killing six and injuring 14.

06/05/2014

(credit: Denise Kent)

Bear Euthanized In Horsham Township

The bear was spotted around 1:30 this morning, along a wooded area behind the Wawa along route 611 near County Line Road.

05/30/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert)

Four Injured In West Philadelphia Hit-And-Run

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who they say struck a motorcycle and two other vehicles in West Philadelphia, injuring four people, including a young boy.

05/27/2014

(Credit: CBS)

Black Bear Roaming Bensalem Euthanized

A black bear that had been spotted several times around Bensalem over the weekend was caught overnight — but had to be euthanized.

05/26/2014

Restaurants are told to close until the water is safe to consume. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Boil Water Advisory Remains In Effect For Six Townships In Montgomery County

Residents and business owners are living anything but normal lives as a boil water advisory remains in effect for Pennsylvania American Water customers in portions of Montgomery County.

05/22/2014

Storm clouds roll in over the Schuylkill River. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Lightning, Flooding Threaten Stotesbury Regatta

The oldest and largest high school rowing regatta in the world, but all eyes on the forecast as the region is under a flash flood watch with 1-2 inches of rain in the forecast.

05/16/2014

44-year-old Ginny Doyle was a star basketball player at Archbishop Ryan High School before attending college at Richmond University. (credit: CBS)

Local Woman Killed In Balloon Crash Remembered At Her High School

Bucks County native and Archbishop Ryan High School graduate Ginny Doyle, who died in a horrific hot-air balloon crash Friday evening in Virginia, was remembered fondly at her alma mater on Monday.

05/12/2014

College crew teams set up along the Schuylkill River for the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

76th Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Underway Along Schuylkill River

It’s a Philadelphia school defending the title this year. The Drexel men won the Heavyweight 8 and the overall points title last year.

05/09/2014

(A Patco train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

PATCO Officials To Discuss Delays, Construction At Town Hall Meeting

The DRPA is holding its second of three town-hall meetings, this one tonight in Collingswood, to discuss delays caused by construction on the PATCO line over the Ben Franklin Bridge.

05/08/2014

A section of the Schuylkill River Trail bike path along Kelly Drive in East Falls is torn up after this week's flooding. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Flood Cleanup Begins Along Schuylkill River

Along Kelly Drive, a section of the bike path just east of Ferry Road looks like it was picked up and thrown down, big rocks from the stone wall that line the river are in the path.

05/02/2014

Flooding along Route 130 at the Brooklawn Circle in Camden County on April 30, 2014. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Flooding Closes Brooklawn Circle In South Jersey

Three drivers had to be rescued after getting stuck in flood waters on a notoriously flood-prone road in South Jersey.

04/30/2014

Amtrak train information at 30th Street Station. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Downed Power Lines In Maryland Cause Hour-Long Delays On Amtrak NE Corridor

Although the problem was south of Wilmington, trains to New York City and Boston saw the worst delays, the 5:15 a.m. to Boston didn’t leave 30th Street Station until close to 9 a.m.

04/29/2014

(Credit: Evesham Township Police)

Evesham Township Police Search For Alleged ATM Skimmer

Evesham Township Police are trying to identify the man they say installed surveillance equipment on an ATM machine, designed to steal people’s debit card information.

04/29/2014

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