Woman Charged with Making Bogus Threats Against Black Students at Kean

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December 2, 2015


WOMAN CHARGED WITH MAKING BOGUS THREATS AGAINST BLACK STUDENTS AT KEAN UNIVERSITY

A NJ woman has been charged with making fake threats against black students at Kean University last month. CBS New York says Kayla-Simone McKelvey allegedly participated in a November 17 rally on racial justice issues at Kean, left the rally and went to a campus library computer, created a fake twitter account, posted anonymous threats against black students, and returned to the rally to raise awareness about the threats.
CHRISTIE: THERE'S NO CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS
Governor Christie says climate change "is not a crisis" and that he is "not relying on scientists" to form his opinions. NJ.com says Christie just doesn't buy the fact – and it is a fact – that the climate is in crisis. When asked why not, he said, "Because I don't believe it is."
CHRISTIE RESEARCHING OPTIONS ON SYRIAN REFUGEES
Governor Christie is looking at his options when it comes to rejecting Syrian refugees. WNYC says Christie has ordered the state's legal staff to take the time to examine what actions, if any, his administration could employ to block or curtail the refugees from receiving financial aid or from moving to New Jersey.
NEW JERSEY IN MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR FACEOFF WITH EXXON
New Jersey is locked in a multimillion-dollar pollution lawsuit with Exxon – no, not that multimillion-dollar pollution lawsuit, another one. The Record says this latest lawsuit involves groundwater that has been contaiminated by the gasoline additive MTBE at 5,000 sites acrosst the state, mostly gas stations or other locations with leaking storage tanks. 

SAVE THE DATE: ProPublica and NJ Spark are hosting ProPublica Live: In Conversation with Jason Leopold at 6pm on Dec. 7 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Join us for a conversation with VICE News investigative reporter Jason Leopold about his use of Freedom of Information Act requests in his reporting on national security, civil liberties, and other issues. The discussion will include tips on how journalists, environmentalists, researchers and others can use FOIA to uncover public information. Tickets are free but limited. Click here to RSVP or learn more.

SAVE THE DATE: Come tell us your story about Atlantic City. On Tuesday, Dec. 8, Free Press will be bringing together community members, journalists, media makers, activists, and others at the Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City to brainstorm about the future of local journalism and its role in the community. Click here for more information and click here to RSVP.    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: We've extended the deadline for submissions to our statewide undergraduate reporting contest, which boasts a grand price of $650. We will now be accepting submissions until April 1, 2016. The best submissions will be included and published as part of our Dirty Little Secrets project with the Center for Investigative Reporting.
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