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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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass
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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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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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New Jersey police officers
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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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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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David Caplan
August 07, 2019 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A tornado touched down in Springfield, New Jersey, Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado had estimated winds of 70 mph, and touched down briefly around 2:47 p.m. near Springfield Avenue and Route 22 Video posted to social media showed...
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N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal
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David Madden
August 07, 2019 - 3:30 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is forming a task force aimed at tackling hate and bias incidents involving young people. An executive order from the governor’s office paves the way for Interagency Task Force to Combat Youth Bias, following the release of a study conducted by Attorney...
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Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signs a package of gun bills in Trenton on Monday, August 5th, 2019.
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Mike DeNardo
August 05, 2019 - 6:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey's acting Gov. Sheila Oliver has signed a series of bills designed to reduce gun violence. The new laws provide counseling to prevent victims from retaliating. The thinking behind the New Jersey Violence Intervention Program is that if you can provide...
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge
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August 05, 2019 - 11:44 am
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey county has paid Pennsylvania $10,500 to spray for black flies along the Delaware River. Hunterdon County took the step after New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department decided not to participate in the program this year. In a statement, Freeholder Board...
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David Madden
August 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — So you drive through the ongoing 42-295 construction project in Camden County and wonder how’s it going? The work started six years ago and they’re about halfway done, according to Steve Schapiro at the New Jersey Department of Transportation. In fact, they’re in the...
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