COVID News: CDC orders contact tracing on travelers coming from southern African nations

NEW YORK (WABC) — The CDC is ordering airlines to collect contact tracing information on all passengers heading to the United States from South African nations. The directive follows President Biden’s order barring most foreign nationals from entering the country if they’ve recently been to southern Africa. The information includes a passenger’s full name and … Read more

‘Everybody Said I Couldn’t’: Meet Young Running Back Who Scored 1st TD on Thanksgiving

A New Jersey high school football player scored her first touchdown on Thanksgiving, showing every one of her naysayers on what it means to “play like a girl.” Jessica Felix was the second girl to join the varsity football team at East Orange High School, and she’s just one of approximately 45 young women who … Read more

Paterson honors Civil Rights icon with ‘Rosa Parks Day’ ceremony

PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) — A city in New Jersey honored a Civil Rights icon on the anniversary of her courageous stand against racial injustice. The city of Paterson declared December 1, “Rosa Parks Day,” 66 years after she refused to give up her seat to white person on a city bus in the segregated … Read more

NJ High School Student Arrested for Threatening Social Media Post

What to Know A student at Howell High School in New Jersey is facing charges after posting a photo of what looked like a gun on Snapchat — a photo that many saw as a threat. The Snapchat photo shows what appears to be part of a rifle and the words “Don’t pu Tomorrow,” written … Read more

86 Sports Bettors Get Really Lucky, Allowed To Bet On Game After It Ended

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It was every sports bettor’s dream: Being able to bet on a game after it had already ended. But the 86 New Jersey gamblers who thought they were beating the system had their bets on a British soccer game voided, and the two betting companies involved got fined. The mishap … Read more

COVID News: UFT calls for more testing of adults in NYC schools

NEW YORK (WABC) — New York City Teachers’ Union is now calling for more testing of adults in school buildings. The UFT says testing is important to keep cases down in schools, especially now with the threat of the omicron variant. The Department of Education says they have the country’s largest schools surveillance testing program … Read more

NJ Woman Charged in Wrong-Way Crash With Police That Left 2 Kids Dead on Thanksgiving

A New Jersey woman has been charged in a wrong-way crash involving a police cruiser on Thanksgiving that left two children dead and three people injured, officials said. The accident occurred around 11:35 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Routes 1 and 130 in North Brunswick. Yokauri Bautista-Alcantara was traveling on the wrong side of … Read more

At Least 6 Cars, Truck in Wreck, Fire That Slows 42 Freeway, I-76, I-295 in NJ

At least six cars and a truck were involved in a wreck and fire that caused delays on three of South Jersey’s busiest roads during the Tuesday morning commute. The wreck took place on Interstate 76 eastbound/ the 42 Freeway southbound approaching Interstate 295 in Bellmawr around 5:50 a.m. Only one lane got by as … Read more

Oh! Christmas Tree? Cardboard Display Is Talk of New Jersey Town

It has been called beautiful, awesome and brilliant, a transcendent work of art that reimagines the holiday experience with local touches of the Jersey Shore. It also has been called ridiculous, ugly and hideous, something akin to a pile of Amazon shipping boxes or a giant cat-scratching post. Good grief! A fresh-cut natural Christmas tree … Read more