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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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Snow delays Pa. vaccine shipments

Lindsey Mauldin, senior advisor on COVID-19 response for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, said this will cause a backlog both for orders going directly to providers, as well as to the health department for allocation to providers.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY and Joe Hernandez/WHYY

7 people shot near Olney Transportation Center

The shooting happened at approximately 2:50 p.m. Chief Inspector Michael McCarrick said multiple men got out of a car and began firing at a group gathered near the intersection.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY and Joe Hernandez/WHYY

Tropical Storm Isaias brings flooding, road closures, power outages to Philly region

Tropical Storm Isaias continued its travels along the East Coast Tuesday, bringing widespread flooding, road closures and power outages across the Philadelphia region.

By Hannah Chinn/WHYY, Joe Hernandez/WHYY, Justin Auciello/WHYY and Zoë Read/WHYY

New Jersey confirms state’s first death from coronavirus

A 69-year-old Bergen County man with a history of health problems has died from the novel coronavirus, the first fatality from the illness in New Jersey, state officials announced Tuesday.

By Joe Hernandez/WHYY


N.J. to firearms dealers: Embrace gun safety rules or risk losing our business

It's the latest salvo in Gov. Phil Murphy’s ongoing effort to make the state’s gun control policies even tougher.
By Joe Hernandez/WHYY

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