New Jersey

Marijuana samples on display at MedMen in West Hollywood, California, Jan. 2, 2018. On Jan. 1, it became legal in California to sell recreational marijuana, but many shops began sales on Jan. 2.
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David Madden
July 24, 2018 - 3:05 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears the road to legal marijuana use by adults in New Jersey may be on the fast track. Jersey City had tried, on its own, to decriminalize marijuana, which received a strong rebuke from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. At the same time, efforts are gaining...
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Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation on fairly and fully funding New Jersey public schools on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
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David Madden
July 24, 2018 - 2:52 pm
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A new law reforming the way school districts across New Jersey are funded has been approved by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill — which proved to be the difference in approving the state budget — begins to correct a decade-long problem of some growing districts...
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This July 14, 2018, photo shows people placing bets on sporting events at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J.
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July 23, 2018 - 2:34 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of accepting such bets. And most of that came from two weekends that sandwiched a dead period for major professional sports caused by baseball's All-Star break,...
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The Stratford Fire Department welcomed local veteran Scott Maulo back home, where he also served as a volunteer firefighter.
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Antionette Lee
July 22, 2018 - 1:03 pm
CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Stratford Fire Department in Camden County came together to welcome home a local hero. After a year of deployment in South Korea, Pfc. Scott Maulo said he was not expecting a big welcome home party by Camden County's Freeholder Board and Office of Veterans...
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Cigarette butts on the beach
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David Madden
July 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that will institute a statewide smoking ban, effective in six months, on public beaches and parks. It's the first major anti-smoking act in the state since a ban on lighting up in bars and restaurants was...
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David Madden
July 20, 2018 - 10:02 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The chief justice of New Jersey's highest court is wasting no time in acting on one of the recommendations it has received to reform the municipal court system. RELATED: NJ panel recommends changes to municipal court system statewide New Jersey Supreme Court Justice...
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Body cam footage shows a police officer aims a gun at Rashaun Washington.
Mike Dougherty
July 20, 2018 - 6:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Cumberland County, N.J., have released body cam footage of a police-involved shooting that killed a 37-year-old man over the weekend. Vineland police were called to a home on Wood Street near 4th Street at 11 a.m. Saturday for a man acting strangely on...
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N.J. bridge work
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David Madden
July 19, 2018 - 1:50 pm
AUDUBON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden County officials cut the ribbon, symbolically opening a local bridge in Audubon on Thursday, although cars won't be able to use it for another week. "You never really know how important a road is until you close it," said Audubon Mayor John Ward at a ceremony...
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David Madden
July 18, 2018 - 1:53 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — If you get a ticket in New Jersey, you have to deal with a municipal court. And complaints have been rampant over the years about how some of the courts operate. Now a blue ribbon panel has suggested a series of changes to the state's highest court. Among the more...
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Chris Christie pauses during a Town Hall meeting at Gilchrist Metal Company during his 2016 presidential campaign.
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July 18, 2018 - 7:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn't plan on holding back. Hachette Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former New Jersey governor's "Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics" is...
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