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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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Philadelphia Police Officer Suffers Minor Injuries After Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into His Car

Police say a suspected drunk driver lost control of his mini-van near 11th and West Cumberland Street and crashed into a car going through the intersection.

03/06/2014

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No Major Damage After Rooftop Fire At Llanerch Country Club Clubhouse

There were no injuries and only minor damage last night when a rooftop gas heating unit overheated and caught fire at the Llanerch Country Club clubhouse.

02/20/2014

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Snow Hangover Snarls Mass Transit

Some of the biggest issues were the SEPTA bus routes.

02/14/2014

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Some Flights Canceled; Mass Transit Agencies Prepare For Snow

Mass transit agencies are preparing for a snow storm to blow in during the evening commute.

01/21/2014

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Two 7-Eleven Stores Robbed At Almost The Same Time In Mount Laurel

Both 7-Eleven stores were robbed at about 1:45.

01/16/2014

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$25K Reward Offered in Chain of Northeast Philly Wawa Robberies

The armed hold-up took place around 2am Monday.

01/13/2014

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Two Men Shot Outside Collingdale Dunkin’ Donuts

It happened around 2 a.m. Sunday outside of Dunkin’ Donuts along the 900 block of Springfield Road, near McDade Boulevard.

01/12/2014

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Pennsauken 7-Eleven Clerk Shot During Robbery

Authorities hope surveillance video will help them identify the gunman who robbed a 7-11 in Pennsauken and shot a store clerk.

01/10/2014

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Einstein Hospital Employee Allegedly Stabbed By Colleague

A 46-year-old employee of Einstein Hospital is in stable condition this morning after being stabbed, allegedly by a 56-year-old colleague.

01/10/2014

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Burst Pipe Briefly Displaces Students At Drexel Dormitory

A number of students were evacuated from their dorm rooms on Drexel’s campus overnight because of a burst pipe.

01/09/2014

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Cold Wreaks Havoc On Mass Transit

As a polar vortex blankets the Delaware Valley in a deep freeze, record low temperatures are having a major effect on transportation, this morning.

01/07/2014

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Another Snow Storm During Morning Commute

The KYW Newsradio traffic center reports several accidents throughout Montgomery and Bucks Counties due to slick, icy conditions. Drivers are advised to reduce speeds and drive carefully.

12/17/2013

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Sunday Night Shootings Around Philadelphia Leave 2 Dead And More Wounded

Overnight shootings have left 2 men dead and several others hospitalized and police have few leads on any suspects

12/02/2013

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Driver Charged With DUI After Crash Injures His Four Children

A Philadelphia man is facing DUI charges after crashing a car with his four young children inside.

11/24/2013

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Detectives Search For Clues In Camden Shooting Death

The prosecutor’s office says an unidentified man was found shot around 1 a.m. near Bank and Morse Streets.

11/19/2013

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