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NJ announces early plan for $1B on water infrastructure

Jan. 20, 2022 17:12 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey unveiled initial plans Thursday for $1 billion in federal funds for new drinking and wastewater infrastructure over the next five years. The new cash infusion is “exciting," and amounts to a “once-in-a-generation” investment, said Department of...

Delaware fire officials: 1 found dead in burning townhouse

Jan. 20, 2022 12:52 PM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A person was found dead inside a burning townhouse in Newark on Wednesday night, Delaware fire investigators said. Firefighters were called to a home on Council Circle around 10 p.m. and found flames shooting from a middle-of-the-row townhouse, the Delaware...

University of Delaware fraternity sues over new house

Jan. 17, 2022 11:53 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A University of Delaware fraternity is suing the city of Newark over its denial of a request for a new fraternity house. The UD chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, known as PIKE, wants to establish a fraternity house at 34 Continental Ave. The organization has owned...

Citing environmental justice, Murphy halts power plant vote

Jan. 13, 2022 13:25 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy directed a sewage treatment facility to cancel a vote Thursday on a backup power plant after Newark residents complained that it would violate a law intended to keep minority communities from being overburdened with pollution. The...

Resiliency collides with environmental justice in power plan

Jan. 12, 2022 15:36 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two of New Jersey's big stated priorities — protecting the environment, and keeping minority communities from being overburdened with pollution — are about to collide in a decision over a backup power plant that would kick in when a sewage treatment system gets knocked...

Families despair over post-holiday return to remote learning

Jan. 07, 2022 15:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Parent Latonya Peterson sums up her frustration over Detroit schools returning — at least temporarily — to virtual learning in three short words: “I hate it.” Facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Detroit district this week joined a growing number of others...

Schools adapt for return from break as COVID-19 cases surge

Jan. 02, 2022 12:50 PM EST

Mask requirements are returning in some school districts that had dropped them. Some are planning to vastly ramp up virus testing among students and staff. And a small number of school systems are switching to remote learning — for just a short while, educators hope. With...

COVID-19 variant disrupts holiday travel but not shopping

Dec. 26, 2021 17:37 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The latest COVID-19 variant is upending holiday plans for tens of thousands of travelers — but it didn’t do much damage to holiday shopping. Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Sunday, citing staffing problems tied to COVID-19, as the nation’s travel...

Agents with Homeland Security team to wear body cameras

Dec. 24, 2021 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agents with an investigative unit of the Department of Homeland Security will wear body cameras for the first time as part of a six-month pilot program that will focus on the costs and benefits of using the technology in federal law enforcement, officials said. ...

TSA officer saves infant who stopped breathing at airport

Dec. 24, 2021 11:29 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A security officer leapt over conveyor belt rollers and saved a 2-month-old boy who stopped breathing at a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, newly released video shows. The footage, released Thursday by the U.S....