Jim Melwert

Christmas Trees
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Jim Melwert
November 22, 2018 - 8:30 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- If you’re heading out Christmas tree shopping, area growers want you to know concerns over lanternflies hatching in your tree are overblown. Laternflies generally aren’t drawn to Christmas trees, says Emilie Swackhamer, a Penn State Extension educator in...
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Lawrence Crawley
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Jim Melwert
November 20, 2018 - 4:49 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia man accused of stabbing and running over his ex-girlfriend has been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder and other charges in Montgomery County. Emotions ran high Tuesday at the preliminary hearing for 33-year-old Lawrence Crawley as a...
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Joe (left) and Sean Gale shake hands at the 2018 Glenside July 4th parade.
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Jim Melwert
November 17, 2018 - 10:00 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale has announced his running mate for next year’s election. The Republican says when he seeks re-election next year, he'll be running as a team with his brother, Sean Gale. Joe Gale won the minority seat on the Montgomery...
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Jim Melwert
November 17, 2018 - 10:00 pm
NORRISTOWN, PA. (KYW Newsradio) -- A former employee of a Norristown day care center is accused of slamming a child’s face into a filing cabinet. Thirty-year-old Joy Nelson of Conshohocken is charged with endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, and reckless endangerment. Nelson was a...
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From left: Ryan Gricco, Jake Cross and Brock Anderson
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
November 16, 2018 - 5:31 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- It took a jury in Montgomery County 11 hours to reach a mixed-verdict in the trial of three men charged with assault for their roles in a 2017 on-ice, high-school hockey brawl. Former Ridley High School hockey players Jake Cross and Brock Anderson were both found...
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Jim Melwert
November 03, 2018 - 11:57 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- There’s a new congressional map in Pennsylvania for this year’s election, and for the first time in decades, the bulk of Montgomery County is its own district. Here is a look at the candidates vying for that seat in the House of Representatives. Montgomery County’...
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Bucks County Congressional Race
Jim Melwert
November 01, 2018 - 10:22 pm
NORRISTOWN (KYW Newsradio) -- Bucks County has become a battleground as Republicans and Democrats wrestle for control of the U-S House of Representatives. Pundits say the congressional race in Bucks County might be the only viable seat for the GOP in southeastern Pennsylvania. Incumbent Republican...
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Abolition Hall hosted prominent speakers such as Frederick Douglass and Lucretia Mott.
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Jim Melwert
October 24, 2018 - 9:00 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A vote will take place Thursday night on whether or not to allow dozens of townhomes on part of a property in Montgomery County that was once a stop in the Underground Railroad. The builder, K. Hovnanian, is looking for a conditional variance from Whitemarsh...
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Jim Melwert
October 16, 2018 - 11:27 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Police say they think road rage sparked a deadly shooting in Montgomery County. It happened 9:30 p.m. Monday, near Dewey Road and Front Street, in Cheltenham. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office says the initial investigation shows there was a traffic...
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