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Carol and Ed Ryan, visitors from Long Island, enjoyed the beach on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The two said they had heard the island is part of the state's zone A evacuation that was issued in advance of Hurricane Florence, but are not planning on leaving yet.
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David Madden
September 11, 2018 - 4:07 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is battening down for whatever Hurricane Florence may bring to the East Coast this week. About 80 members of the state's emergency Task Force One are already in North Carolina, awaiting deployment where they are needed. Gov. Phil Murphy said during a...
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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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Ian Bush
September 05, 2018 - 11:30 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There's plenty of interest in South Jersey among would-be medical marijuana dispensaries. Fifty-one organizations applied to operate medical cannabis shops in the southern part of the state alone — more than either North or Central Jersey. The New Jersey Department...
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gas pumps
David Madden
September 01, 2018 - 8:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Drivers who buy their gasoline in New Jersey will need to dig a little deeper to pay at the pump. An increase in the state's gasoline tax takes effect Oct. 1. The 4.3-cent increase will take the levy to just under 27 cents per gallon. The tax is regularly adjusted to...
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Labor Day weekend breakfast
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David Madden
August 31, 2018 - 2:13 pm
COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the start of the fall political season. So it should come as no surprise that a Labor Day weekend breakfast in South Jersey served as a rallying point for the mid-term congressional election, particularly for one Democrat in...
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Synthetic Marijuana
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David Madden
August 29, 2018 - 1:31 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey's top law enforcement official is issuing new guidelines for local prosecutors to use in deciding how to proceed on charges of marijuana usage, as legislators weigh a possible legalization of marijuana for all adults in the state. The roadmap from Attorney...
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Senator John McCain
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Rachel Kurland
August 27, 2018 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Govs. Phil Murphy and Tom Wolf have ordered New Jersey and Pennsylvania to fly its flags at half-staff this week in honor of Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday after a battling brain cancer. The orders come after the White House returned its flags to full-staff...
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plastic bag litter
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Eric Walter
August 27, 2018 - 11:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he has vetoed a bill that was intended to curtail the use of plastic bags in the state. Assembly bill 3267 and Senate bill 2600 would have required that consumers pay a five-cent fee for single-use carryout bags and...
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Governor Phil Murphy
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David Madden
August 24, 2018 - 3:36 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) --- The Internal Revenue Service is proposing a change in tax rules to thwart an effort by several states, including New Jersey, the circumvent a 10 thousand dollar deduction cap for state and local income taxes on a federal tax return. The cap was put in place as part...
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Two American black bears in New Jersey
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David Madden
August 21, 2018 - 12:43 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order banning bear hunts in New Jersey state parks. Murphy campaigned in part on a pledge to end the hunts, which have been permitted under some governors and not by others. The governor's order covers about 700,000 acres...
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Kevin Corbett, executive director of NJT, met with commuters at Lindenwold Station for a "We Are Listening" forum.
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Shara Dae Howard
August 20, 2018 - 7:43 pm
LINDENWOLD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Transit held a public forum Monday to allow commuters on the Atlantic City rail line to voice their thoughts about the line shutting down for several months — and they had a lot to say. Kevin Corbett, executive director of NJT, met with commuters at...
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