Jim Melwert

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Pre-Teen Boy Drowns Accidentally in French Creek

Pennsylvania state police say the boy slipped on rocks and fell into the fast-moving river in Warwick Township, on Wednesday afternoon.

07/02/2015

(The pitch at PPL Park, in Chester, Pa.   Photo by Greg Orlandini)

PPL Park, Home Stadium for Philadelphia Union, Getting a Name Change

Come this fall, the Philadlephia Union won’t be playing in PPL Park anymore.

07/02/2015

Septa deputy GM  Jeffrey Knueppel explains positive train control to (L-R),  Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Chaka Fattah, Rep.  Pat Meehan, and Rep. Ryan Costello.  Photo by Jim Melwert

SEPTA Shows Off Its ‘Postive Control’ Trains As Federal Compliance Deadline Nears

Today, Septa officials demonstrated that system for area congressmen. The federal deadline is December 31st.

07/01/2015

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Woman Creates Series Of Workouts For The Visually Impaired

A visually impaired woman from Doylestown, frustrated at not being able to follow along with exercise videos, has created a series of workouts for the visually impaired.

06/28/2015

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Oink Oink! Rescue Group Hosts ‘Piggypalooza’ In Bucks County

The event at Ross Mill Farm in Jamison is a major fundraiser for the Pig Placement Network.

06/27/2015

Superintendant Kate Hammond.
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Officials Hope To Lure Some Of The Millions Expected For Papal Visit To Montgomery County

Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says the visit from Pope Francis transcends religion.

06/25/2015

(Outside the Delco Emergency Management Center, adjacent to the prison, County Council chairman Mario Civera speaks to reporters.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Declares Storm Emergency, Asks For State Aid

With tens of thousands of power outages, dozens of major road closures, and other related headaches, Delaware County Council chairman Mario Civera (at lectern in photo) says they reached out to Governor Wolf for assistance.

06/24/2015

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Bucks Man Gets Decades in Prison For Shooting Strip Club Workers, Firing at Cops

Joseph Thiers, 57, was sentenced to 22 to 44 years in state prison.

06/22/2015

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Bucks Man Gets Prison Sentence in New Year’s Even Stabbing Murder of Uncle

Kyle Simpson pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to stabbing his uncle, who was acting as peacemaker in a dispute with another family member.

06/22/2015

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Award-Winning Chesco Safety Program Focuses On Distracted Walking

A program in Chester County aimed – in part – at cracking down on distracted walking wins PennDOT’s highway safety award.

06/21/2015

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Mosquito Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In Chester County

The positive test was in the Phoenixville area, part of a regular surveillance program that’s been in place for years, where traps are set to collect mosquitoes to scan for West Nile Virus. Richard Johnson with the Chester County Health Department says the positive test is not reason for alarm, but is reason for further testing.

06/19/2015

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Croydon Man Rearrested as DUI Fugitive After Serving Time on Another DUI in Maryland

The Montgomery County, Pa. sheriff’s office learned of his whereabouts following his release from a prison in Maryland, after serving time for his part in a fatal DUI down there.

06/19/2015

Photo from May 30, 2015.  (credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

About 2 Months Into Closure Of Valley Forge Road Bridge, Frustrations Running High

While some elected officials are pushing for a late-summer opening, PennDOT says it is doing all it can to get the busy roadway re-opened as soon as possible.

06/19/2015

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Guilty Plea in 2013 Violent Home Invasion in Blue Bell, Pa.

The incident, at a home along Wyndrise Drive in October 2013, left a 77-year-old man with a broken nose, cerebral hemorrhaging, and a detached larynx.

06/18/2015

Regional Rangers Mike Trzaska (left) and Jay Erb (right) are two of eleven rangers that regularly patrol the length of the Chester Valley Trail.  They cooperate with local police to keep the trail safe and to educate trail users on sharing space on the trail. (Photo provided)

Chester County To Post Speed Limit Markers On Some Of Its Trails

Chester County is posting speed limit markers in parks and on trails as a reminder to cyclists to slow it down.

06/18/2015

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