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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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Police Cameras Capture Video Of Execution Style Killing In Germantown

An execution-style street homicide was captured by police surveillance cameras in the city’s Germantown section Tuesday night.


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18-Year-Old Pedestrian In Critical Condition After Accident On Roosevelt Boulevard

Yet another pedestrian accident on Roosevelt Boulevard has a teenager fighting for his life.


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Trenton Detective Wounded In Shooting To Undergo Surgery

The Trenton Police Department said Detective Edgar Rios, one of two police officers who were shot yesterday, was expected to go into surgery at 9 a.m. at Capital Health Systems’ Fuld Medical Center.


Daniel Byrd (credit: Philadelphia Police Dept)

UPDATE: Police ID Suspect Arrested In Connection With Tour de Shore Bike Thefts

Police say they have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the theft of some high-end bicycles that were stolen from a storage area at the Irish Pub in center city.



Police: Man Stabs His Brother During Fight In Their West Philadelphia Home

Police say two brothers got into a family feud Tuesday night around 11:30 and the incident ended with one of them stabbing the other.


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Boeing Says Two Recent Contracts Will Keep Ridley Plant Humming

Boeing says two recent contracts will fund production of a total of 337 aircraft between 2015 and 2019.


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3 Dead, 1 Critical In 3 Separate Shootings

Philadelphia homicide detectives are investigating all three incidents. Police have no suspects so far.


(Philadelphia police have released video of a man wanted in connection with theft of equipment from Philly Cam, a community television facility.)

Philly Cops Hope Surveillance Video Will Nab Brazen Video Equipment Thief

Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of a man wanted for stealing four small items worth nearly $20,000 from a community television production house at 7th and Ranstead Streets.



Six Hospitalized After Violent Night In Philadelphia

It was a violent night in the city as six people were shot or stabbed in separate incidents Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.



1 Killed, 2 Injured In Upper Dublin Motorcycle Wreck

At least three motorcycles and possibly an SUV were involved in the wreck at about 11:30 Tuesday night.


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Fire Engulfs Cars In Northeast Philadelphia Parking Lot

Nearly two dozen cars were either damaged or destroyed following a fire in a parking lot in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday morning.


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American Airlines Flights Resume After Power Problems At Phila. Airport

Many American Airlines flights had to be rescheduled because of a power outage at terminal A-East.


Suspect Josephita Brown. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Murder Charges Filed Against Southwest Philadelphia Woman For The Death Of Her Daughter

A Southwest Philadelphia mother was arrested and charged with homicide late Thursday in connection with the Tuesday death of her four-year-old daughter.


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Hundreds Of Cyclists Take Part In 41st Annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon

Several hundred riders took part in the 41st annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon on Sunday which began in Philadelphia and finished 65 miles away in Buena Vista, New Jersey.



Man Struck By Intruder In Germantown Home Invasion

A Germantown homeowner was awakened early Thursday by a noise and when he opened his eyes, there was a man standing over him.