AP-NJ–NJ Coverage Advisory, NJ

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 New Jersey News Editor Larry Rosenthal at 800-645-0091 or 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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PHILADELPHIA — A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region made roads slippery in the Northeast for Monday’s commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies. The seemingly never-ending storm that coated parts of Texas in ice struck with unexpected force on the East Coast, blanketing some spots in a foot of snow, grinding highways to a halt and causing scattered school closures or delays. The federal government was allowing workers to arrive up to two hours later than normal or take unscheduled leave as freezing rain continued. By Michael Rubinkam And Dan Gelston. Photos.


TRENTON — The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to tell what he knows about the unannounced closing of George Washington Bridge access lanes that caused traffic gridlock in September. Patrick Foye was subpoenaed to appear before the Assembly Transportation Committee Monday. By Angela Delli Santi. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. EST.


PRINCETON — Princeton University is administering the first round of a vaccine against meningitis starting on Monday. The Ivy League school has experienced an outbreak of type B meningococcal disease. Seven students and one student visitor have been stricken by the bacterial illness since March. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: Updates and 500 words by 2 p.m. EST. Photos.


— NJ WINTRY WEATHER — Motorists are facing slippery conditions as rain replaces the snow that blanketed New Jersey.

— I-78-DEADLY CRASH — Two people are dead following a car crash on Interstate 78 in Hunterdon County.

— BUFFALO-FATAL SHOOTING — Police have identified a Buffalo-area man as the victim in a fatal apartment shooting over the weekend.

— ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE — A powerful North Jersey Democrat who endorsed Republican Gov. Chris Christie is seeking a fourth term.

— NJ BLACK BEAR HUNT — New Jersey’s black bear hunting season gets underway on Monday.

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