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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 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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N.J. Offering One-Week Child Support Payment Amnesty Program

Parents who are behind on their child support payments can avoid jail time and other penalties if they come in to make payments or to work out payment plans.

04/28/2014

The entrance to the former Strawbridges and Clothier store at 8th and Market. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Residents Cheer High-End Discount Retailer’s Move Into Old Strawbridge’s Building

Residents feel this stretch of Market Street hasn’t lived up to potential for years, and many residents say it’s a big win to get a destination store like Century 21 here.

04/25/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert)

Postal Workers Protest Move By USPS To Open Service Counters At Staples Stores

Postal workers gather outside the distribution center in Northeast Philadlephia to protest a move by the US Postal Service to open service counters in Staples office supply stores.

04/24/2014

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

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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

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