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Jim Melwert

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Energy Company Ends Call For Conservation As Strain On The Grid Subsides

The company that manages the power grid for the Philadelphia region says things are returning to normal.


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Charitable Groups Gear Up As Overnight Temperatures Set to Plummet

Philadelphia city officials joined forces with volunteers working to protect the most vulnerable population — the city’s homeless — from the frigid, potentially deadly cold snap.


(A Penndot salt pile.  File photo by Jim Melwert)

Crews Prepping For First Snowfall Of 2014

The first snowfall of the new year is already on the way, and crews have been preparing since New Year’s Eve.


(Bill O'Brien, in file photo.  Credit: Jamie Sabau/ Getty Images)

Penn State Alumni Group Blames Trustees For Loss of Coach O’Brien

The group, Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, calls it a “leadership issue” caused by the university’s trustees.


(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams speaks to the press outside the Union League, on South Broad Street, on Tuesday evening.)

Philadelphia DA Irate That Archdiocese Posted Msgr. Lynn’s Bail

Thomas Bergstrom says his client could be out of prison as early as Thursday, or as late as sometime next week, as they coordinate Msgr. William Lynn’s appearance before a Philadelphia judge.


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Last-Minute Advice on 2013 Charitable Gifts

If you’re hoping to get a tax deduction on your 2013 income taxes, today is the last day to make that donation.


(The course map for the Philadelphia New Year's Midnight Run.  Graphic provided by Runbucks LLC)

South Philly Midnight Fun Run Will Help Usher in 2014

If your New Year’s resolution is to start running, why wait ’til morning? You can do a 5K run at the stroke of midnight.


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Eagles To Sell ‘A Few Thousand’ Tickets For Saturday’s Playoff Game

Tickets for Saturday night’s Eagles’ playoff game will go on sale to the general public Tuesday at 12 noon.


Cancer survivor and heart-transplant recipient Derek Fitzgerald (Photo Provided)

Local Man First Cancer Survivor, Heart-Transplant Recipient To Complete Ironman Triathlon

It’s been a quite a year for the Harleysville man, who completed 140.6 miles of an Ironman triathlon….twice.


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Nasty Weather Causes Minor Delays At Philadelphia International Airport

According to the FAA, due to low clouds and fog, some arrivals were seeing delays averaging about 30-minutes.


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A Battle Over ‘Keep Christ In Christmas’ Boils Over In Pitman, New Jersey

An Atheist group protesting a Christmas sign in a South Jersey town is offering a reward after someone tried to light their billboard on fire.


(Community members erected twelve crosses at a remembrance ceremony last July in Aurora, Colo., on the one-year anniversary of a movie theatre shooting in which 12 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in 2012.  Credit: Dana Romanoff/ Getty Images)

Mass Killings in America Slightly Down, Not Up, Report Shows

The term “mass killing” is defined as the murder of four or more people, not including the murderer.


Snow comes down in Collegeville, PA, on Saturday. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Road Conditions Tricky In Snowy Northwestern Suburbs

The winter weather is making a mess of roads across the region, especially in the northwestern suburbs.


Schuylkill Expressway snow. (credit: Ileana Diaz)

Tuesday Morning Commute Gets Blitzed By December’s Second Blizzard

Judging by the number of cars on the road at the height of rush hour, people either got an early start or stayed home.


(Neshaminy High School, in file photo.)

Head Of Neshaminy School Board Resigns

Ritchie Webb, president of the Neshaminy School Board, has announced he’s stepping down.