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Jim Melwert

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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

(County commissioners Josh Shapiro, center, and Val Arkoosh, standing at right, at the Homelessness Summit at Montgomery County Community College.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Homelessness Summit in Montco Touts County’s Aggregate Approach

Today, community and government leaders met to discuss the achievements of the county program to fight homelessness, called “Your Way Home Montgomery County.”

06/17/2015

(A plaque next to the front door indicates that Highland Farms, the home of the late Oscar Hammerstein II, is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Grandson of Oscar Hammerstein Regroups After Doylestown Twp. Zoning Board Rebuff

Hammerstein’s grandson has been trying to preserve the property where some of the most famous Rodgers-and-Hammerstein works were written.

06/16/2015

(Nicholas Helman, following his arrest in March.  Credit: CBS3)

Lengthy Prison Sentence For Man Who Sent Romantic Rival Ricin-Laced Birthday Card

A 20-year-old Hatboro man is sentenced to decades in prison in Bucks County court for sending a romantic rival a birthday card laced with a deadly poison.

06/15/2015

(Robber holds an employee by the neck while rifling the cash register at the Whitpain Tavern.  Surveillance photo provided)

Luzerne County Man Convicted in String of Area Bar-Restaurant Robberies

His attempted getaway from one robbery, and the ensuing manhunt, shut down Montgomery County Community College for a day.

06/15/2015

(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

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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

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