Jim Melwert

(Westchester, NY takes on Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in basketball action at US Maccabi Games in Voorhees.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Young Jewish Athletes Converge on South Jersey For Annual Games

Kids from across the United States are joined by teams from Great Britain and Israel at the Maccabi Games, in Cherry Hill, for sports that include basketball, swimming, lacrosse, baseball, dance, tennis, and track & field.

08/11/2014

(Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

Suspect In Drexel Hill Murder, Abduction Found Dead In New York

Police say a man suspected of killing his wife in Drexel Hill and then abducting her children took his own life.

08/07/2014

Police recruits headed to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Police Recruits Attend Training At Holocaust Museum In D.C.

Buses pulled out early this morning from the Philadelphia police training academy on State Road. Two classes of recruits headed to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

08/05/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Federal Mediation Board Tells Septa, Regional Rail Workers To Keep Talking

The National Mediation Board held a hearing with Septa and the two unions representing about 400 engineers and electrical workers on the Regional Rail lines.

08/04/2014

(Philadelphia public school advocates board buses for Harrisburg to demand passage of the $2-per-pack city-only cigarette tax.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia School Advocates Carry Funding Demand To Harrisburg

The point, organizers say, is that if dozens of people can take time from their lives to go to Harrisburg, lawmakers can come back into session and take action on the $2-a-pack cigarette tax.

08/04/2014

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Pedestrian In Stable Condition After Hit-Run On Roosevelt Boulevard

It happened around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday on the boulevard near F Street.

07/31/2014

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Justice Department Sues PA State Police Over Fitness Tests

The Justice Department is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, saying its physical fitness tests discriminate against women.

07/30/2014

Pa. Senator Pat Toomey in file photo (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senator Toomey Aims To Lower Unemployment Rate Among Nation’s Veterans

A meeting was held today in Montgomery County to discuss ways to lower the unemployment rate of recent military veterans. Among the speakers, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.

07/28/2014

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NJ Supreme Court To Decide If Leaving Child In Car Is Bad Parenting Or Criminal

Is it child abuse if someone leaves a toddler in a car to run into a store? That’s a question the New Jersey Supreme Court is going to take on.

07/24/2014

Fire fighters at the Sheraton Hotel. (Credit: CBS)

Smoke In Basement Causes Center City Hotel Evacuation

About 1,000 people were evacuated from 757 rooms in the 26-story Center City hotel as a precautionary measure.

07/23/2014

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Boater In Longport

The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a boater who went missing late Sunday night in Longport, Atlantic County.

07/21/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Passes Out Safety Pamphlets To Commuters, Again

SEPTA management and transit police are here at the East Falls stop along the Manayunk Norristown line, handing out pamphlets with safety tips.

07/17/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

Team Philly Wins Back-To-Back Basketball Titles At Transplant Games

Team Philly never trailed as they held on to beat Kentucky to win back-to-back Transplant Game basketball titles.

07/15/2014

(Adrian Nitkowski prepares to serve for the Team Philly volleyball team at the Transplant Games in Houston.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Transplant Games: Love Bloomed When They Met As Fellow Recipients

Adrian Nitkowski got a liver in 1998, the same year he met his wife, Ingrid, a heart transplant recipient.

07/15/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

9-Year-Old Double Amputee, Kidney Recipient Competes With Team Philly At Transplant Games

Track and field took center stage at the Transplant Games of America in Houston, Texas.

07/14/2014

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