New Jersey

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David Madden
June 25, 2019 - 5:10 pm
EWING, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey needs a new health commissioner, and Gov. Phil Murphy intends to pull off a job swap of sorts. Shereef Elnahal, the current health commissioner, is leaving to take on the role of CEO at University Hospital, a state-owned facility in Newark, next month. The...
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Exactly 45 years ago, a 14-year-old girl went missing in South Jersey. Now, authorities have released new, disturbing evidence in this cold case.
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Andrew Kramer
June 24, 2019 - 9:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Exactly 45 years ago, a 14-year-old girl went missing in South Jersey. Now, authorities have released new, disturbing evidence in this cold case. "This case has been past down through generations of law enforcement," said Burlington City's police chief John Fine. What...
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David Madden
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey legislators are poised to vote this week on a proposal that would give those in a hospital more information before they’re transferred to a facility out of the state for treatment. It’s called the Patient Protection Act, and Assemblyman Nicholas...
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David Madden
June 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — Silencers on guns are illegal in New Jersey, a state with one of the most stringent gun control laws in the nation. Now there’s a move to take that ban nationwide. U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez used Trenton’s City Hall as the backdrop for announcing introduction of the HEAR...
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Justin Udo
June 20, 2019 - 8:02 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law Thursday requiring ride-hailing vehicles to take some extra precautions to help ensure their passenger’s safety. Sami's Law is named after the New Jersey woman who was abducted and killed in South Carolina back in March after she...
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Molly Daly
June 20, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a $38.7 billion budget plan that's stripped out some of Gov. Phil Murphy's top priorities. The Senate passed the bill early Thursday afternoon by a 31 to six vote that included seven Republicans. A few hours later, it cleared the...
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N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal
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Steve Tawa
June 19, 2019 - 3:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey attorney general's office has a Nevada gun dealer in its crosshairs over allegedly selling large capacity ammunition magazines to an undercover state investigator. The complaint says the company previously received a "cease and desist" letter from the...
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Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests.
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June 17, 2019 - 5:52 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests: In the past two years, five cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection spread by handling or eating contaminated seafood, have been tied to Delaware Bay,...
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New Jersey took a step to permanently remember its part in the American slave trade.
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Justin Udo
June 17, 2019 - 4:35 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey took a step to permanently remember its part in the American slave trade. During the Transatlantic slave trade, more than 24 million Africans were stolen from their homes and sold in the Americas. For many of them, that meant being auctioned off in Camden...
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David Madden
June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Department of the Treasury has adopted new IRS rules that put serious limits on a plan New Jersey and other states wanted to use to get around President Trump’s limits on state and local tax deductions. But the Garden State won’t end their battle to get around the...
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