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Al Novack

Al NovackSince 1990, Al Novack has been KYW Newsradio 1060’s morning drive reporter.

In the mornings he is the first line of defense for breaking news in the Philadelphia region. Listeners count on Al to provide the up-to-the-minute details of news stories on the scene or from the newsroom.

Al is also first in command in the KYW Newsradio Storm Center on those hectic winter mornings with reports on road conditions and transit delays.

Prior to his tenure with KYW Newsradio, Al accumulated extensive experience in the radio business including 15 years with WCAU-AM where he served as the suburban bureau chief and the morning drive reporter. In 1975 Al was the weekend anchor and weekday afternoon reporter at WPEN.

Al also honed his radio skills at WFIL as the weekend news anchor and suburban bureau chief, and in 1972 he was the news director and morning drive anchor at WNAR in Norristown.

Al began his career at WKWF in Key West, Florida where he worked as a reporter and disc jockey while stationed at the Key West Naval Air Station.

Although he acquired numerous Associated Press Awards for outstanding coverage of newstories over the years, he is also very proud of being a full-time volunteer firefighter in Montgomery County.

He is a board member of the North Penn Volunteer Fire Company, Vice President of Montgomery County Fifth Fire District and Member and Delegate to the Montgomery Fireman’s Association and serves on the Montco 911 Advisory Board.

In 1986 Al won the Earl Mayers Award naming him Firefighter of the Year. By serving his country in the U.S. Naval Air Force he earned a Vietnam War Service Medal. He is also a member of the Jaycees and the Lower Gwynedd Township Country Fair Committee.

In 1972 Al Novack obtained his Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communications and Management from Temple University.

He currently resides in North Wales, PA with his daughter and two sons.

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SEPTA Riders Relieved Rail Strike Is Over

Riders who rely on the regional rails for their commute were breathing a sigh of relief Sunday after federal intervention forced the end of a short-lived SEPTA strike.

06/15/2014

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Man Arrested After Stabbing Inside ER At Crozer Chester Medical Center

Police in Upland, Delaware County say an unidentified man is facing assault and weapons charges following a late Tuesday night stabbing incident inside the Emergency Room of Crozer Chester Medical Center.

06/12/2014

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2 Women Hospitalized In Cherry Hill After ‘Heavy’ Marijuana Usage

The two women were found unconscious inside a car parked at Wawa.

06/05/2014

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Man Killed In Shooting Near Gas Station In Wynnefield

Deadly gunfire erupts overnight during a street corner argument near a gas station in West Philadelphia and one man is dead. Police are hunting a gunman.

06/04/2014

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Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed In Chester Shooting

A Chester police officer suffered a gunshot wound during a shootout in the city early Monday morning.

06/02/2014

Aftermath of fire at Crystal Lake Diner in South Jersey. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Fire Damages Popular South Jersey Diner

Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of an overnight fire that heavily damaged the Crystal Lake Diner on West Cuthbert Boulevard in Camden County’s Westmon Section.

06/02/2014

Police probing reported sexual assault along the Schuylkill River Trail on May 28, 2014. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Police Investigate Alleged Sexual Assault Along Schuylkill River Trail In Center City

The Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit says officers are investigating a report of a woman in her 20’s being sexually assaulted along the Schulkill River Trail not far from John F Kennedy Boulevard.

05/28/2014

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Decomposed Body Found In Bucks County Apartment Complex

The badly decomposed body was that of an individual who had been dead for several days.

05/05/2014

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WIP Offices Temporarily Evacuated Due To Smoke

Investigators tracked down the problem and cleared the smoke from the area with large fans.

04/29/2014

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Philadelphia Sports Legend Dr. Jack Ramsay Dead At 89

Ramsay coached the St. Joseph’s Hawks in 1955 and captured their first big 5 crown.

04/28/2014

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Burst Pipe Closes Offices At 1515 Arch Street in Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia employees who work at 1515 Arch Street are getting an unexpected day off today.

04/16/2014

KYW 's Jim Melwert with his kidney recipient, his Aunt Jean. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Thousands Take Part In 19th Annual Donor Dash

Several thousand people registered to take part in Sunday’s event aimed at raising money to help spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.

04/13/2014

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One Man Dead, Another In Critical Condition After Shooting Inside Crescentville Home

An overnight shooting that police say appears drug related claimed the life of a 28-year-old man.

04/10/2014

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Husband And Wife ID’d In Deadly House Fire In Langhorne

Two people are dead after a house fire in the Langhorne section of Middletown Township, Bucks County.

03/19/2014

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Police: Man Boards Two SEPTA Buses After Being Shot In SW Philadelphia

Philadelphia police and SEPTA transit police say an unidentified man was shot in the thigh near 58th and Baltimore in Southwest Philadelphia Wednesday morning.

03/19/2014

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