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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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Folks Get Early Start On Holiday Travel

Thursday morning, the early bird got the worm — or at least a much easier drive.

07/03/2014

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Gas Prices Spike As Holiday Weekend Approaches

Analysts say gas prices are at the highest they’ve been for the July 4th weekend in six years.

07/02/2014

A woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Philadelphia’s Ban On ‘Vaping’ In Public Goes Into Effect Today

As of this morning, no more using e-cigs — or “vaping” — in public places, such as bars, restaurants or workplaces in the city.

07/01/2014

Anthony Waters

Teen Neighbor Charged With Stabbing Hoarders in Olney Home

Police say suspect Anthony Waters was hosing blood off one the victims when officers arrived on the scene.

06/26/2014

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What Are Your Plans For The USA-Germany World Cup Match?

Kickoff is at noon, and Americans around the world will be watching.

06/26/2014

The bridge that carries Graterford Road over the Perkiomen Creek is closed indefinitely. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Bridge Over Perkiomen Creek Shut Down After Failed Inspection

This is going to cause some headaches in the area, as this bridge was a popular alternative to avoid traffic caused by another bridge closure just a few miles away.

06/20/2014

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SEPTA Officials Warn Passengers About The Dangers Of ‘Distracted Commuting’

“People with their face buried in their cell phone or listening to music and just kind of stumbling along,” SEPTA’s Dan Walden said.

06/18/2014

A road sign directs traffic onto I-95. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Prep For Next Phase Of I-95 Construction Begins

This is phase four of six of this project which is rebuilding and widening I-95 near Girard. Crews were working on the northbound lanes overnight.

06/17/2014

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Hot Air Balloonist Who Died In Chester County May Have Had Heart Attack

The pilot was able to land the balloon safely, and the 10 passengers were all uninjured. The pilot was trapped under the gondola.

06/16/2014

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AAA Throws Support Behind Higher Federal Gas Tax

AAA says a survey of adults shows a majority of people do favor a higher gas tax as long as it goes for highway improvement.

06/10/2014

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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

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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

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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

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