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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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Philadelphia To Host Veterans Wheelchair Games In August 2014

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games will be here next August, with everything from basketball to bowling, softball to swimming.


An Exxon gas station in Cherry Hill advertises gas for $2.99 a gallon. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Prices At More NJ Gas Stations Dip Below $3

As prices slowly drop, more and more stations in South Jersey are breaking under the $3 mark, including two of them at the intersection of Route 70 and Kings Highway.


Halloween Candy with a Pumpkin

Local Dentists Trade Candy For Cash, For A Good Cause

More than 41 million kids will stock up on sugary sweets tonight, and some area dentist’s offices are enticing kids to trade in some of that candy.


(A discreet sign marks South Jersey's first medicinal marijuana dispensary.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

South Jersey’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens For Business

Compassionate Care Foundation is tucked back in an industrial park in Egg Harbor Township. No walk-ins are allowed; it’s by appointment only.


Men's winner, American Kiel Reijnen crosses the finish line at the Philly Cycling Classic. (credit: Philly Cycling Classic)

Philadelphia Cycling Classic Gets An Upgrade

The Philadelphia Cycling Classic, the bike race made famous by the climbs up the Manayunk Wall, received some good news this week.


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Workers Back On Job As Area Historic Sites Reopen

The government shutdown was especially hard on people who don’t work for the government, but were still affected by the federal shutdown.


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Transferring Process Underway After Center City Cyber Charter School Closes

Parents began the process Monday of transferring their children to other schools after Solomon Cyber Charter School closed its doors.


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Halloween Party Confusion Hits Montgomery County School

A letter to parents signed by the Inglewood elementary’s principal has the subject line, no Halloween Parade or Celebrations.


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Double-Murder Charges Filed In Wissinoming House Fire

Carlos Rivera, 25, is facing several charges in the murders of 35-year old Atlanta Deveney and her son, Elijah Rosado.


(A building on the Urban Outfitters campus, on the grounds of the former Philadelphia Navy Yard, in South Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Urban Outfitters Hopes To Add 2,000 Jobs at South Philly Campus

Thanks to tax incentives, Philadelphia-based retailer Urban Outfitters is planning an expansion that could add a couple of thousand jobs at the Philadelphia navy yard complex.


Walkers get ready for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

3-Day Walk Steps Off From Willow Grove This Morning

They’ll walk 60-miles over the next three days, to help the fight against breast cancer, and it all starts today.


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Mold Problem Resurfaces At Montgomery County Middle School

Cheltenham School District announced they’ll have to close the cafeteria dining area and two adjoining classrooms at Cedarbrook Middle School.


Independence Hall. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Potential Government Shutdown Could Shutter Local Tourist Attractions

A potential government shutdown could have an impact on our area.


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Gas Prices Continue Steady Decline

A bit of good news at the pump, as gas prices have been falling. But how far will they go?


(Penndot workers set up a sign in preparation to performing some street work.  File photo)

Passyunk Ave. Resurfacing Begins, Expected To Take 2 Months

Penndot spokesman Charles Metzger says it’s a busy stretch that carries about 34,000 cars a day.