Jim Melwert

(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

(Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky speaks to Forbes' "Under 30 Summit" in Philadelphia.  Photo by KYW's Melony Roy)

Nutter Thrilled Forbes’ ‘Under 30 Summit’ Makes Philly Long-Term Home

Forbes Magazine says the annual summit — which debuted in Philadelphia — will make the City of Brotherly Love its home for the foreseeable future.

01/05/2015

(Credit: ROSLAN RAHMAN/ AFP/ GettyImages)

App Allows People To Raise Money For Charity While Working Out

If your New Year’s resolution involves running, cycling or walking, there’s an app for your phone that might help maintain the motivation and raise money for charity in the process.

01/04/2015

(Volunteers help decorate the "Donate Life" float for the 2015 Rose Parade.  Image provided)

Bucks County Organ Donor Among 100 Recognized in 2015 Rose Parade Float

Barb Stebulis, of Ivyland, Pa., says she bought two roses for that float: one for her son, killed in a car crash in 2008, when he was 22, and the other for his heart recipient, Darrin.

01/01/2015

(SHELVES NEARLY BARE.  Won Song, in his shop that is about to close down.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

End of an Era As Center City Shoe Repair Shop Goes Out of Business

“I’m sad now, but I don’t have a choice,” says Won Song, who has run Superior Shoe Repair, in the 100 block of South 15th Street, behind the Union League, for 32 years.

12/31/2014

(Ollie.  File photo provided by Evan Greathouse)

Dog Who Helped Bensalem Woman Escape a Porch Pervert Still Missing

The dog, a four-year-old, long-haired dachshund named “Ollie,” has been missing ever since the Sunday night incident.

12/30/2014

(credit: Derek Fitzgerald)

Montgomery County Cancer Survivor Celebrates Spot In Major Endurance Event

41-year-old Fitzgerald is celebrating word that he’s won a spot at the starting line for the 2015 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in October.

12/30/2014

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