- Associated Press - Thursday, August 28, 2014

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 Josh Cornfield at 800-645-0091 or 609-392-3622 or jcornfield@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SEA BRIGHT - Gov. Chris Christie is heading to a Jersey shore town still rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy. Christie is planning to make an announcement about Sea Bright’s sea wall on Thursday. SENT: 90 words. UPCOMING: 300 words. Photos.


LAS VEGAS - The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people - especially those outside the U.S. - indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become a popular attraction. By Michelle Rindels And Jacques Billeaud. Photos.


ATLANTIC CITY - A 67-year-old who turned his love for the piano into a job tuning pianos in Atlantic City’s casinos is fighting the state’s attempt to take his home in the shadows of the failed Revel Casino Hotel through eminent domain. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority wants to take the home where Charlie Birnbaum was raised, and where his mother was killed, even though the casino is closing next week. By Josh Cornfield and Sean Carlin. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m. EDT. Photos.


- CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS - New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures have subpoenaed AT&T; for phone records of a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie.

- RIP CURRENT RISK - The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey coast as Hurricane Crisobal whips up waves that swept a teenager out to sea.

- CHURCH FIRE - A four-alarm fire has ripped through a church in northern New Jersey.

- SCHOOL BURGLARY - Police are seeking a man who broke into a school in Brick Township and stole $50 and school supplies.

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