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MAN RELEASED FROM JAIL, ROBS DUNKIN’ DONUTS STORE

A 22 year old Newark man who was released from jail decided to rob a Dunkin’ Donuts store one day after he got out of the can.  Police are looking for Dante Hobson-Taylor of Plainfield who broke into the store during the overnight hours, stole money, and fled the scene. ##

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MORE OPPOSITION LINES UP TO FIGHT TRUMP ON OFFSHORE DRILLING

More opposition is lining up to fight President Trump on his plan to sign an executive order that will permit offshore drilling.  Major environmental groups around the country are joining New Jersey based tourism and business groups in fighting the plan, saying the environmental risk is too great. ##

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CHRISITIE: TIME TO PRIVATIZE FLOOD INSURANCE

Governor Christie says now is the time for the federal government to put flood insurance into the hands of the private sector.  Christie says too many homeowners received unwelcome surprises following Hurricane Sandy.  Senator Robert Menendez disagrees with Christie’s approach. ##

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POLL: MANY LIKE BOOKER, BUT DON’T WANT HIM AS PRESIDENT

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows 57 percent of New Jersey residents approve of the job performance by Senator Cory Booker, but more than half of the respondents don’t want Booker to run for President.  The poll also gives President Trump a 35 percent approval rating. ##

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PISCOPO WON’T RUN FOR GOVERNOR, WILL ENDORSE GUADAGNO

Comedian Joe Piscopo says he will not run for the office of governor this year, and instead will put his support behind republican candidate Kim Guadagno.  Piscopo says he met with Guadagno over the weekend to discuss initiatives that he wants Guadagno to embrace during her campaign. ##

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NEW JERSEY TOURISM ASSOCIATION OPPOSES OFFSHORE DRILLING

The New Jersey Tourism Association is lending its voice to the fight against offshore drilling for fuel.  The Association came out today in opposition of the plan being floated by President Trump.  Trump may sign an executive order this week that would lift that ban. ##

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STATE TO DISCUSS PLAN TO FIGHT OPIOID EPIDEMIC THURSDAY

New Jersey will outline its plans to fight the opioid epidemic on Thursday.  New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino will head up a panel discussion involving doctors and other state officials on how best to combat the epidemic.  The discussion will be held in Morristown. ##

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SOUTH JERSEY MAN RUNS NAKED OUT OF HIS VEHICLE…TWICE

A South Jersey man thought it was a good idea to run out of his Jeep while naked in two different townships.  Authorities have arrested 29 year old Brian Tyburski of Shamong Township for committing the acts of lewdness in both Medford and Evesham Townships last December. ##

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