Jim Melwert

An iced over Schuylkill River (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Frigid Weather Has Local Rowers Hoping To Break The Ice

The Schuylkill River is frozen over, which rowers at Boathouse Row will tell you is getting old.

02/27/2015

(Credit Getty Images)

Paulsboro Man Accused Of Stealing $243K In Decades-Long Social Security Scam

The indictment alleges 62-year-old Nicholas Serevino Junior fraudulently collected $243,844 in Social Security benefits from 1984 through 2013 that were going to a false identity created by his father.

02/24/2015

From Florida to Cancun, travelers at PHL are looking to escape Philadelphia's bitter cold. (Credit:c Jim Melwert)

Cold Weather Has Travelers At PHL Thinking Warm

What’s the best way to beat the frigid temperatures? Fly somewhere warm of course.

02/20/2015

(Photo by Mike Teiper)

Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Chime In on Philadelphia School District Problems

The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Pedestrians deal with subfreezing cold at 15th and Market Streets, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Dangerous Cold Grips Philadelphia Region

Being outside for even a few minutes Monday morning was long enough for fingertips and ears to start burning from the chill.

02/16/2015

(A car and its owner brave the cold.  KYW file photo)

Cold Weather Creates Extra Stress On Your Car’s Major Parts, Expert Warns

“In really cold weather like this, the metal is so brittle, you can hit a bump the wrong way and break springs,” notes Hugh Snyderman, second-generation owner of a Gulf station in Old City Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(A sign placed by Septa at the Regional Rail station in Langhorne, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Septa Completes Installation of Suicide Hotline Signs at All Rail Stations

The final signs were unveiled today at the Langhorne station, in Bucks County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(FDR accepts the Democratic nomination for president at Franklin Field, in West Philadelphia, in 1936.  Photo from FDR Library)

Philadelphia Will Extend Its Long History of Hosting Political Conventions

The Democratic convention has been held here twice previously, and the Republican convention six times.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Dr. Eugene Richardson speaks to students at William Penn Charter School.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Visiting a Philadelphia School, a Tuskegee Airman Tells World War II Unit’s Story of Triumph

Dr. Eugene Richardson shared his story with students and faculty at Penn Charter, describing how he first became interested in flying when he was just five years old.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(Workers prepare to depart for Harrisburg from 16th and JFK Blvd.   Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Workers Attend Minimum-Wage-Hike Rally in Harrisburg

Organizers hope the rally will help get a minimum wage hike on the agenda of the Pennsylvania Legislature.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

Pa. Lawmakers Holding Montco Hearing on Revising Statewide Public School Funding Formula

It’s part of an ongoing series of meetings of the Basic Education Funding Commission, created by a 2014 law with the goal of coming up with a formula for distributing state funds to school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

Pulitzer Prize winner and 'To Kill A Mockingbird' author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington,. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Author Set To Release Second Novel 55 Years Later

It’s called “Go Set a Watchman,” written by Author Harper Lee before “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

02/03/2015

(Vice president Joseph BIden, in file photo by  Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

On Heels of Obama Visit, VP Biden Meets With House Democrats in Philadelphia

Biden sounded like a coach trying to rally his team after a tough loss.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

New Safe Driving Program for Philadelphia Schools Gets Thumbs-Up From Students

The production is called Cinema Drive. It uses 3D video and interactive questions to teach teens the dangers they will face behind the wheel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(Don Tollefson, in undated publicity photo.)

Pause in Don Tollefson Fraud Trial as Defendant Complains of Blood Sugar Problem

Tollefson, who is diabetic, was taken by sheriff’s deputies to Doylestown Hospital to be checked out.

01/15/2015

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