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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

November 26, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

NEW JERSEY-MARIJUANA

TRENTON —New Jersey lawmakers are set to consider legislation to legalize recreational cannabis. A joint Democrat-led Assembly and Senate committee is discussing the package of measures Monday. The legislation legalizes an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and up, sets up a five-person cannabis commission and taxes the sale of cannabis at 12 percent. By Mike Catalini.

SPORTS BETTING-LAWSUIT

NEWARK — The New Jersey racetrack that led the successful push to overturn a federal sports betting ban isn’t giving up in its attempt to get monetary damages from the sports leagues that opposed the effort. SENT: 285 words.

DELAWARE BRIDGE-GAS LEAK

PENNSVILLE — A Delaware bridge shut down in both directions by a gas leak, bringing traffic on a major East Coast artery to a standstill on one of the busiest travel days of the year, was reopened late Sunday night. The leak stemmed from the Delaware chemical production facility Croda Atlas Point, located near the twin suspension bridges on a major route between Washington and New York City. SENT: 435 words.

EXCHANGE-RETAIL RETURNS

GARLAND, Texas — Turns out that retailers like Amazon aren’t too interested in restocking your returned impulse buys. Instead, they’ll often wind up in warehouses like one in Garland, where returned goods (including some that have never been opened) are auctioned off for cheap.

AROUND THE STATE:

— SCHOOL THREATS-KENTUCKY — A Kentucky town is honoring a New Jersey mom who is credited with foiling a planned school attack.

— FLOOD WARNING — Rains sweeping through New Jersey are expected to continue causing flooding in rivers around the state throughout Monday and beyond.

SPORTS:

HKN--DEVILS-PANTHERS

The New Jersey Devils visit the Florida Panthers. 7 p.m. start.

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