Jim Melwert

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono announces new bike unit on steps of Montgomery County Courthouse. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Gets New Bike Unit

Some Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies will be patrolling on bicycles around the courthouse, the Norristown Transportation Center, and on the trails, thanks to some help from Pottstown police, the D.A.’s office – and an anonymous donor.

05/09/2015

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

New Children’s Hospital Branch in King of Prussia, Pa. is Dedicated

The new, 135,000-square-foot facility will house all the services that CHOP has offered in King of Prussia, including urgent care, but this facility also has an ambulatory surgery center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

(Michael Call is led into court for his guilty plea.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Prison Inmate Sentenced For Slashing Fellow Prisoner

Michael Call, 29, of Norristown, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for slashing Gary Romano with a sharp object inside Romano’s cell at the county prison.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(Wayne Kopack is led from court after being sentenced to 1½-5 years in prison.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Man Will Serve Prison Time For Aiming Crossbow at Passersby

Wayne Kopack was wearing only a t-shirt, boxer shorts, and work boots last March when he brandished a crossbow at a couple driving past him in an SUV.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(Shady Brook Farm.  Image provided)

Bucks County, Pa. To Open Summer Tourism Season With Ice Cream Giveaway

The event, at Shady Brook Farm, will run from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, featuring free ice cream from Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

Financial Jeopardy winner Vraj Patel, Bensalem High School, proudly accepts his grand prize scholarship of $5,000 from TruMark Financial Chief Executive Officer Richard F. Stipa and Assistant Vice President of Community Relations Randi Marmer.
(credit: Rick DeLello, DigitalOneImaging)

Local High School Student Takes Home Scholarship For Winning “Financial Jeopardy”

The competition is based on the hit TV game show, and it’s the second year in a row the winner comes from Bensalem High School.

05/02/2015

(The family of late state trooper David Kedra unveils his memorial plaque outside the Montgomery County Courthouse.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Memorial Plaque Unveiled For Pa. Trooper Killed on Duty, Renewing Family’s Ire

The trooper’s brother says his family is still upset because they feel more serious charges should have been brought against the state police firearms instructor who accidentally shot him.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(Paul Brown was killed on Christmas Day 2012, in Norristown, Pa.   Photo provided by Montco DA)

$5,000 Reward Offered in 2012 Norristown Cold-Case Murder

Paul Brown was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body inside a car on Scott Alley, in Norristown, just before 5pm on Christmas Day, 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(Brock Blomberg.  Photo provided by Ursinus Univ.)

Ursinus College Names New President

Brock Blomberg will become the seventeenth president in Ursinus College’s 146-year history, following the sudden death last fall of the Montgomery County liberal arts college’s previous leader.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

David St. Onge being led into court. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Montgomery County Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Father, Dumping Body In Poconos

David St. Onge, Senior pleaded guilty to third degree murder, abuse of a corpse and fraud charges, and was sentenced to 15-35 years in state prison.

04/29/2015

Suspect Edward O'Brien III. (credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office)

West Whiteland Man Charged With Murder For Neglecting Elderly Father

Sixty-one-year-old Edward O’Brien III is facing murder charges in the 2013 death of his father. Investigators allege he let the 92-year-old veteran of World-War II die from neglect.

04/29/2015

Retired Major General Wesley Craig, the former adjutant general of the Pennsylvania National Guard, speaks at an event hosted by Pre-K For PA. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Local DAs: “Pay Now For Pre-K or Pay Later For Crime”

There was a show of support Wednesday morning for the expansion of “Pre-K” and early childhood education, as advocates were joined by the district attorneys from Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Countries.

04/29/2015

US mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (C) performs during the dress rehearsal of the Oscar Hammerstein musical 'The King and I' at the 'Theatre du Chatelet' in Paris. (Credit: PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

Proposed Hammerstein Theater Back Before Doylestown Zoning Board

Oscar Hammerstein wrote some of his most famous works while living at Highland Farm in Doylestown, including Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’, Sound of Music, The King and I, and South Pacific.

04/29/2015

MACS inventor Tom Brathwaite pulls a bucket of about 50 pounds of molten lead from his machine.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Sheriff Incinerates, Recycles Half-Ton of Old Ammuntion

Montgomery County sheriff Russell Bono says the ammo had been collected throughout the year in Montgomery and Chester counties.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

(Photo provided by Chesco DA)

Chester County Prison Guard Charged With Smuggling Drugs To Inmates

Douglas Keck, 45, has been fired, and has turned himself in to authorities. The DA says four inmates and three others on the outside were involved.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

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