Jim Melwert

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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Continuing Road Work Along Northeast Extension Could Impact Summer Travel

Summer vacations are coming up, and if your plans include heading to the Poconos, you’ll want to be aware of continuing road construction on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension.

04/27/2015

Montgomery County commissioners Val Arkoosh (left), Josh Shapiro (second from left), and Bruce Castor (right) plant "moon tree" outside the courthouse. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Montgomery County Courthouse New Home Of “Moon Tree”

A new tree, recently planted outside the Montgomery County Courthouse, is “out of this world.”

04/26/2015

Schuylkill Expressway Shooting Suspect Kymere E. Corbin. (credit: CBS)

New Charges Added Against Son Accused of Shooting Father in Car on Schuylkill Expressway

At a preliminary hearing, attempted murder was added to the list of charges against Kymere Corbin. He is accused of shooting his father from the back seat of a car the father was driving.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(The parents of Kenton Iwaniec present breathalyzers to Montco sheriff Russell Bono.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Breathalyzers Donated to Montco Sheriff To Check Defendants Arriving For Court

“Some individuals actually come to court under the influence of alcohol, and some of them drive to court that way,” Montgomery County sheriff Russell Bono tells KYW Newsradio.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(Photo provided by Montco DA)

Royersford Man Charged With Videotaping Children in Bathroom

According to court documents, the images showed the victims undressed, showering, or using the toilet, often with the camera placed to get specific and close-up shots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Bike rental station at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, in Oaks, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Starts Its Bike-Rental Program at Two Park Locations

It’s on a much smaller scale, but bicycles can now be rented with a smartphone app along two biking trails in Montgomery County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Photo illustration.  Credit: Thinkstock)

Swastika Incident at a Montco Middle School Ignites Concern

The Upper Dublin school district, in Montgomery County, was getting in touch with community leaders after a Jewish student was taunted with a swastika at a middle school in Dresher, Pa.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(File photo from Chopper 3)

Guilty Plea in DUI Crash That Killed Elderly Bucks County Woman Last November

Kelly Sanfratello, of Quakertown, Pa., was behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler when she ran a red light at Easton Road and County Line Road in Horsham on November 21st of last year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(The Arcola Road Bridge, now demolished, was closed in August 2013 after failing an inspection. Work has begun rebuilding its replacement, with a target date of next spring.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Pa. Lawmaker Says His District’s Bridge Projects Aren’t Getting Enough Attention

Pennsylvania state representative Mike Vereb is asking Penndot’s acting secretary to reprioritize two bridges in his district, both over the Perkiomen Creek.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

Josh Shapiro, chair of the Montgomery County commisioners, speaks to reporters about train safety efforts.  Commissioner Bruce Castor is at left, and commissioer Val Arkoosh is at right.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Leaders Say They Are Upgrading Capabilities to Deal With Train Derailment Oil Spills

With recent high-profile derailments in the news, county officials gathered Friday to give an update on emergency preparedness.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

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Road Project To Add Big Delays To Already Congested Area Along Montco, Chesco Border

Road work on a bridge will close Valley Forge Road in Phoenixville beginning next week until at least this fall.

04/17/2015

(Rocks are placed temporarily around the collapsed roadway where a sinkhole undermined the Plymouth Road Bridge.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

PennDOT Presses For Replacement of Plymouth Rd. Bridge By August 31st

Government officials expect the bridge, closed since a sinkhole opened last month, to be reopened by the end of the summer and say the contractor will be fined $20,000 a day if it isn’t.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

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