Val Arkoosh

Election Day
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Jim Melwert
May 22, 2019 - 12:29 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An incumbent on the Chester County Board of Commissioners has been voted out, while the brother of a Montgomery County commissioner failed to make the fall ballot. Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone lost her primary race to Josh Maxwell and Marian Moskowitz...
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Power lines and power generating windmills
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Jim Melwert
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Montgomery County's government is doing its part to help the environment. Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh said a switch to 100 percent wind energy would cost $24,000 per year, which works out to about 1.5 percent of the county’s electrical costs. “This...
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At left is a banner for Capt. Samuel Schultz, joining 17 others dedicated to men and women killed in service since Sept. 11, 2001.
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Jim Melwert
November 12, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in Montgomery County marked Monday's observation of Veteran's Day by unveiling a banner outside the courthouse dedicated to a Marine Corps pilot from Huntingdon Valley who was killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year. The ceremony included a flyover...
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Jim Melwert
October 30, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In light of recent headlines, some state, local, and religious leaders gathered outside the Montgomery County Courthouse Tuesday to stand together against hate speech. The event was dubbed, An Appeal for Healing and Solidarity. Val Arkoosh, Montgomery County...
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Prison cell
Jim Melwert
September 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A recent study finds more than three-quarters of people released from prison will end up back behind bars within five years. A role-playing game in Montgomery County gave policy makers a chance to see what might cause some of those people to end up back in jail...
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Tour de Shore
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Tim Jimenez
July 29, 2018 - 10:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands hopped on their bikes for a 65-mile ride from Philadelphia to Atlantic City Sunday morning to raise money for children's charities and the families of fallen or injured first responders. Ready to roll for the 31st annual Tour de Shore , riders hopped on...
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Judge Steven O’Neill said putting someone with opioid addiction behind bars may offer short-term safety to the community, but the person will not get the treatment they need.
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Jim Melwert
June 15, 2018 - 1:27 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Attendees at a conference in Montgomery County on battling opioid addiction heard from people making a difference on the front lines, including some who hope that there might be progress in the fight. Leaders from health care, law enforcement and the...
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