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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

July 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

TRENTON — New Jersey’s attorney general has announced an immediate adjournment of all marijuana cases in municipal courts statewide until at least September, according to a published report. NJ Advance Media reported Tuesday that it had obtained a letter state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal recently sent to municipal prosecutors. It asked them to seek an adjournment until September 4 — or later — of any matter “involving a marijuana-related offense pending in municipal court.” By Bruce Shipkowski. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

— SERVICE AREAS-RENOVATIONS — Motorists will have to wait to get gas or go to the bathroom on two toll roads in central New Jersey after Labor Day.

— POLISH MEMORIAL REMOVAL — A petition drive seeking to overturn a decision to move a statue honoring Polish World War II victims has fallen short.

— SEX OFFENDER-MACHINE GUN — A New Jersey man convicted of sexually assaulting a minor has admitted transforming a replica into a functioning Thompson submachine gun.

SPORTS:

FBN--PICK SIX-COACHES HOT SEAT

NEW YORK — The NFL season doesn’t start for another six weeks and already job security is an issue for some coaches. Yes, even in late July. By Simmi Buttar. AP photos.

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