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TRENTON — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says the state's prosecutors cannot categorically decriminalize marijuana but can use discretion when pursuing such cases. Grewal announced the new, nearly nine-page guidance for municipal prosecutors Wednesday. The document comes after he ordered a pause in marijuana prosecutions about a month ago. That order came in light of the Jersey City prosecutor's decision to decriminalize cannabis in the state's second biggest city. By Mike Catalini. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 12:30 p.m.


MOUNT HOLLY — A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the couple who led a $400,000 fundraising campaign to help him. Johnny Bobbitt says he's concerned that Mark D'Amico and Katie McClure have mismanaged a large part of the donations raised for him on GoFundMe. The New Jersey couple denies the claims, saying they're wary of giving Bobbitt large sums because they feared he would buy drugs. SENT: 433 words, photos.


— ROAD RAGE WRECK — Police say a road rage confrontation resulted in a tractor-trailer flipping over on a New Jersey highway.

— CHILD PORN CHARGES — An elderly New Jersey man who had thousands of child sex abuse images and videos on his home computer has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

— FATAL GO-KART CRASH — Police in New Jersey say a 52-year-old woman died when she crashed an "off-road go-kart" into the woods.

— TV--MISS AMERICA CO-HOSTS — Dancing with the Stars" host Carrie Ann Inaba and television personality Ross Matthews will co-host this year's Miss America competition.



NEWARK — Martin Brodeur is back with the New Jersey Devils organization many hoped he'd never leave. Brodeur rejoined the Devils on Wednesday as executive vice president of business development, a shift from the hockey management job he held for three years as assistant general manager of the St. Louis Blues. He returns to the franchise he led to the Stanley Cup three times and became the NHL's all-time-leading goaltender in victories. SENT: 431 words, photos.


— Will they start? If not, when will they play? While there are many scenarios that can dominate the spotlight as the NFL season kicks off, with five teams there is only one. The first-round rookie quarterback. By Barry Wilner. AP photos.

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK — Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week.


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