Laws

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David Madden
August 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
A new law takes effect September 1 in New Jersey that can help families and others concerned about a gun owner who may have mental health issues.
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a press conference on the push for guns laws in Westfield on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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Mike DeNardo
July 16, 2019 - 2:34 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a series of new gun control measures making New Jersey's already-strict firearms laws tougher. "These four bills are now the law of the land,” Murphy said. At a ceremony at a high school in Union County, Murphy signed four bills that he...
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Ted Sarandos says the streaming giant will rethink their investment in Georgia if the state’s recently passed abortion law goes into effect.Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File
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May 28, 2019 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Though major studios have so far remained quiet on Georgia's recently passed abortion law , Netflix on Tuesday said it will contest the legislation and "rethink our entire investment" in the state, should the law going into effect. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in...
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DUI.
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Ian Bush
May 13, 2019 - 4:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Chester County man already charged in five separate cases of driving under the influence is accused of homicide as part of a sixth DUI. The story was central to a state Senate committee discussion Monday on how to prevent repeat drunk driving offenses. Deana Eckman'...
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Driving.
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May 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A New Hampshire driver found out why you should never drive with a kid on your lap. New Hampshire police pulled over a woman who was using a cell phone while driving only to find that she also had a baby goat on her lap...
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School hallway.
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May 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 6-year-old girl found out that it's harder than you think to get out of going to school. A 6-year-old British girl drew red dots on herself to convince her parents that she shouldn't have to go to school because she had...
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Cyclist.
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May 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nice weather means more bicycles and more laws to know if you're riding one. A Santa Barbara police officer tried to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on a bicyclist who refused to stop. When he finally stopped, the...
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Doctor consulting male patient, working on diagnostic examination on men's health disease or mental illness, while writing on prescription record information document in clinic or hospital office
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David Madden
April 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) - A new law in New Jersey requires insurers to cover treatment for mental health problems on the same level as a physical ailment. There are already laws on the books, both state and federal requiring equal treatment, but it’s left to state to enforce them. In New Jersey...
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A new year brings new laws, but there are still some old odd ones on the books.
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John McDevitt
January 03, 2019 - 5:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new year brings new laws, but there are still some old odd ones on the books. In Pennsylvania, it's illegal to pretend to be a fortune teller and to tell someone where to dig for a treasure. "It just says that it's illegal to pretend to be a fortune teller. It doesn...
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Set of different guns
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Molly Daly
April 19, 2018 - 12:23 am
DELAWARE (KYW Newsradio) -- With the stroke of a pen Wednesday, Delaware Governor John Carney enacted a law that increases the penalties for straw purchases. Representative Larry Mitchell, the bill's co-sponsor, explains who's considered a straw purchaser. "Someone that buys a gun legally, and then...
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