New Jersey

Closed lockers in a school hallway
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David Madden
August 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A researcher at Rutgers University-Camden wants to test out a theory: Start school days a little later as a way to cut down on juvenile crime. All the talk in the last few years has centered on changing the schedule so kids can get more sleep, which can lead to better...
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Andrew Kramer
August 17, 2019 - 7:52 am
LINDENWOLD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- A little girl is dead after she was left in a van in the parking lot of a PATCO station in Camden County on a very hot Friday. When Juan Cave arrived to the Lindenwold Station to pick up his wife it wasn't the normal afternoon scene. "What I see is a number of...
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David Madden
August 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey legislature will hold public hearings in the fall on the quality of water delivered by utilities throughout the state The Water Quality Accountability Act has been on the books for two years now and state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a number of bills into law Monday aimed at fighting an increase in foreclosures throughout the Garden State.
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Mike Dougherty
August 16, 2019 - 7:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A judge in New Jersey has put a hold on the state's new so-called "right to die" law that allows people who have a terminal illness to buy and self-administer life-ending drugs. The governor plans to fight it. The law went into effect earlier this month, and it's been...
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Police in Camden say they’re tracking down some people going around town firing off a paintball gun at random.
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David Madden
August 14, 2019 - 4:33 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Camden say they’re tracking down some people going around town firing off a paintball gun at random. There have been at least two incidents since Sunday. The first was in the early morning on Seventh Street near Market Street downtown. Two suspects...
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David Madden
August 11, 2019 - 6:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of formerly incarcerated Camden County residents turned out to Thursday's event aimed at providing them with assistance in reentering society. This was the first Reentry Resource Forum event, which brought together a number of county and state agencies to offer...
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David Madden
August 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A new directive from New Jersey’s top law enforcement official aims to help police officers across the state cope with the stress of their job — becoming the first in the nation to require all law enforcement officers to participate. Burlington County has had a pilot...
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Jay Scott Smith
August 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This time of year, you and your pets have to be on the lookout for ticks, the blood-sucking bugs that can transmit Lyme disease. But New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith believes there's much more to be concerned about. Smith introduced a bill that recently passed in the U.S...
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John McDevitt
August 09, 2019 - 5:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you think we've had more severe thunderstorm warnings and tornadoes this year than last year, you would be right. Just ask Dover Cub Scout Michael Ratliff, who learned a thing or two about tornadoes at the Franklin Institute's "Changing Earth" exhibit, which...
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David Madden
August 09, 2019 - 3:45 pm
SOUTH JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Changes are on the horizon for New Jersey’s controversial tax on shore house rentals. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Friday that would limit the scope of rentals that are subject to the tax. The 11.6 percent tax, which went into effect last year, is similar to...
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