Jim Melwert

(A 1948 aerial photo of Oscar Hammerstein II's "Highland Farm."  Photo provided by Will Hammerstein)

Vote Set on Zoning Changes To Oscar Hammerstein Property in Bucks County

After five hearings and more than a dozen hours of testimony, the Doylestown Township Zoning Hearings Board will take a vote on whether or not to grant variances to Highland Farm.

06/15/2015

Swede and Airy streets. This sign has been fixed and now has all the M's it's supposed to have. (credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

A Missing Letter Costs $4,000 In Montgomery County

Looks like some new signs around Montgomery County are missing something.

06/12/2015

(Norristown schools superintendent Janet Samuels, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse, calls for a fair statewide education funding formula.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Advocates Demonstrate Locally For Better Education Funding Across Pennsylvania

Advocates for better state funding for education in Pennsylvania took their cause to the steps of the courthouses today in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties.

06/11/2015

(Marcel Johnson, 22, was convicted of the November 2013 death of 22-year-old Ebony Talley and her four-year-old daughter.)

Bucks Man Gets Death Sentence in Murder of Woman and 4-Year-Old Girl

Marcel Johnson, 22, was sentenced to death for the murder of four-year-old R’Mani Rankins and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her pregnant mother, Ebony Talley.

06/09/2015

(The Bucks County Courthouse.  File photo)

Penalty Phase of Bucks County Double-Murder Case Heads To Jury

Marcel Johnson was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Ebony Talley and her daughter R’mani Rankins in 2013, then setting their bodies afire.

06/08/2015

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In Bucks County Court, Weighing Life or Death for Convicted Murderer

Marcel Johson was convicted of stabbing Ebony Talley and her four-year-old daughter to death in 2013.

06/05/2015

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Penalty Phase Begins For Bucks County Man Convicted Of Two Counts Of First Degree Murder In Deaths Of Pregnant Woman, Daughter

The prosecution made its case for the death penalty during day one of the sentencing phase of a Bristol Township man convicted of brutally murdering a pregnant woman and her four year old daughter, then lighting their bodies on fire.

06/04/2015

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

It’s A Shopping Frenzy In Montgomery County As Lilly Pulitzer’s Annual Warehouse Sale Opens

Dozens and dozens of people were standing in line as the show opened, hoping for some big discounts.

06/04/2015

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Bucks County Man Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder In Deaths Of Pregnant Woman, Young Daughter

Now the penalty phase as the jury will decide if he gets life in prison or the death penalty.

06/03/2015

(Marcel Johnson, 22, was convicted of the November 2013 death of 22-year-old Ebony Talley and her four-year-old daughter.)

Gruesome 2013 Murder Case Now In Hands of a Bucks County Jury

Prosecutors say Mardel Johnson killed Ebony Talley, five months pregnant at the time, and Talley’s four-year-old daughter.

06/02/2015

The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.  (Photo provided by Nuclear Regulatory Commission)

Test Of Warning Sirens Around Limerick Power Plant Planned For Monday

Limerick Generating Station will conduct one of two yearly, full volume tests of the emergency sirens around 2pm.

06/01/2015

(Marcel Johnson, 22, was convicted of the November 2013 death of 22-year-old Ebony Talley and her four-year-old daughter.)

Trial Opens in 2013 Levittown, Pa. Murder of Woman and Four-Year-Old

Bucks County assistant district attorney Matt Weintraub says he is confident the evidence will show defendant Marcel Johnson was the murderer.

05/27/2015

(Curren Collas, in family photo, provided)

West Chester Family Sues Ikea After Toddler Crushed By Toppled Dresser

Curren Collas was killed last February in his West Chester home when a 136-pound, six-drawer Ikea dresser tipped over on him.

05/26/2015

(File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Redevelopment Plan For Willow Grove Air Base Inches Forward

“This is a gigantic step forward for us,” says Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority (HLRA) director Mike McGee of the newly signed negotiating agreement.

05/26/2015

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Montgomery County Loan Helping Popular Flourtown Farmers’ Market Relocate

The Flourtown Farmers Market now has a new home, thanks in part to a low-interest loan from Montgomery County.

05/22/2015

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