Joe Hernandez

WHYY

Joe Hernandez covers South Jersey for WHYY.

He previously worked at WNYC, as a producer on the local news desk and at The Takeaway, WNYC and PRI's morning drive show. His work has appeared on NPR, the Columbia Journalism Review, and NJ Spotlight.

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Miss a credit card payment? Federal regulators want to put new limits on late fees

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to cap late fees at $8. Banking groups say the proposal would result in higher costs for consumers.

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Tyre Nichols will be laid to rest in Memphis on Wednesday

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy, and Vice President Kamala Harris is set to attend at the invitation of Nichols' family.

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A tiny but dangerous radioactive capsule is found in Western Australia

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The silver capsule the size of a pea had been lost in transit last month on the Great Northern Highway in Western Australia. "We have essentially found the needle in the haystack," one official said.

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An ice storm is unleashing treacherous conditions across parts of the Southern U.S.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Stretching from Texas to Tennessee, the storm will continue through at least Thursday morning, affecting travel and possibly knocking out power in some areas. Thousands of flights have been disrupted.

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Police statements tell the first version of an incident. Then video footage comes out

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Memphis authorities initially said Tyre Nichols was taken into custody after two "confrontations" with police. Video footage released later shows Nichols being fatally beaten by officers.

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Memphis deactivates the unit that fatally beat Tyre Nichols, as officials urge reform

Sunday, January 29, 2023

The city's police department has disbanded the so-called SCORPION unit whose officers beat Nichols. Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee say they'll introduce new criminal justice legislation.

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Here's what we know about the Monterey Park shooting victims

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The families of the 11 people who died in the attack at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio are sharing memories of their loved ones.

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2 Memphis Fire Department employees are 'relieved of duty' after Tyre Nichols' death

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Nichols died on Jan. 10, three days after he was stopped by Memphis police for reckless driving. Five Memphis police officers have been fired following an investigation into Nichols' death.

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Tyre Nichols was 'defenseless' during his 'savage' beating by police, attorneys say

Monday, January 23, 2023

Nichols died a few days after he was taken into custody by the Memphis Police, in a violent incident his family says left him "unrecognizable." Five officers have been fired.

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Ron Jeremy's accusers are disappointed the former porn star won't go to trial

Thursday, January 19, 2023

A judge declared the former porn icon incompetent to stand trial, putting the sexual assault case against 69-year-old Jeremy on hold.

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U. of Georgia football player and staffer die in car crash hours after victory parade

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Devin Willock, 20, and Chandler LeCroy, 24, were killed in the accident. Two other members of the football program were injured but are in stable condition, the school said.

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Excavators say they've found a previously unknown Egyptian royal tomb in Luxor

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the tomb may date back to the 18th Dynasty of ancient Egypt, which occurred between 1550 B.C. and 1292 BC.

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The FAA is investigating a near-miss between two passenger planes at JFK airport

Sunday, January 15, 2023

A Delta Air Lines flight and an American Airlines flight averted a collision at the New York City airport Friday night.

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The FDA no longer requires all drugs to be tested on animals before human trials

Thursday, January 12, 2023

In a victory for animal rights advocates, drugmakers can take their products to human clinical trials using alternative testing methods that don't involve animals.

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The Miami Heat sank 40 free throws in a row, setting a new NBA record

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

The squad's matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday was tied 111-111 when star forward Jimmy Butler made the game-winning free throw and broke the previous NBA record of 39.

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In-N-Out brings 'animal style' to Tennessee with plans to expand further in the U.S.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The iconic burger joint is "double-doubling" down on its business and opening new restaurants in and around Nashville, its first expansion east of Texas.

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Fisher-Price reminds customers of sleeper recall after more reported infant deaths

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Fisher-Price and Kids2 are both re-announcing recalls of their inclined sleepers initially issued in 2019 because more infant deaths have been reported.

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John Deere vows to open up its tractor tech, but right-to-repair backers have doubts

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The company behind the iconic green and yellow farm equipment says it wants to make it easier for farmers and independent repair shops to fix problems with its tractors and other products.

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Shows of support and signs of unease mark the first NFL Sunday since Hamlin's injury

Sunday, January 08, 2023

The NFL kicked off its first game-packed Sunday after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field Monday night.

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What we know about the victims of the alleged Stockton serial killer

Monday, October 17, 2022

The Stockton Police Department announced on Saturday that they had arrested 43-year-old Wesley Brownlee on suspicion of homicide.

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