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Associated Press

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Editors, assignment editors, photo editors:

Bruce Shipkowski is the state supervisor for New Jersey.

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TOP STORIES:

NORTHEAST SNOW-NJ

JERSEY CITY — New Jersey residents with fresh memories of Superstorm Sandy's devastation and disruptions woke up to a blanket of snow from a storm that carried dire predictions but, in comparison, did not appear to be all that bad. Power failures were scarce in a state where more than 2 million people were left in the dark after Sandy — and several hundred thousand after an October 2011 snowstorm that some were comparing in size and type to Friday's. By Katie Zezima. 610 words. With AP Photos.

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NORTHEAST SNOW

BOSTON — A howling storm across the Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in 1 to 3 feet of snow, stranding motorists on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn't get their doors open. More than 650,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity. By Jay Lindsay. 984 words. With AP Video and AP Photos.

NORTHEAST SNOW-TRAVEL

NEW YORK — New York's airports are digging out from under nearly a foot of snow and allowing some flights to land Saturday morning, while Boston's Logan Airport remains closed.

NORTHEAST SNOW-NJ-TRANSPORTATION

NEWARK — Buses are running again in northern New Jersey after Friday's blizzard, and trains are scheduled to soon follow.

NORTHEAST SNOW-NJ-UTILITIES

NEWARK — Widespread power outages predicted in the wake of Friday's nor'easter have not materialized in New Jersey.

NORTHEAST SNOW-NJ-SNOWBLOWER ACCIDENT

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man cut off two of his fingers in a snowblower accident.

NORTHEAST SNOW-STATE BY STATE

— A look at effects in states and provinces in the path of the massive storm that swept across the Northeast and southern Canada.

NORTHEAST SNOW-AIRLINES-Q&A

NEW YORK — Even before the snowstorm hit the Northeast, airlines were already cancelling flights. It's a strategy that has served airlines well in recent years: Cancel flights early and keep planes and crews — and passengers — away from snowed-in airports. The idea is to avoid having crews and planes stuck in one area of the country. By Scott Mayerowitz. 826 words. With AP Photos.

GRAMMYWATCH-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

LOS ANGELES — Be it concert or charity auction, Bruce Springsteen can bring any event to a crescendo. Springsteen briefly took over auctioneering duties before being honored as MusiCares person of the year Friday night, exhorting the crowd to bid on a signed Fender electric guitar by amping up the deal. The 63-year-old rock 'n' roll star moved the bid north from $60,000 by offering a series of sweeteners. By Chris Talbott. 673 words. AP Photos.

ALSO GETTING ATTENTION:

FATAL NEPTUNE FIRE

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP — Fire officials say a deadly house fire in central New Jersey this week was an accident.

LAW FIRM-FUNDS STOLEN

TRENTON — Prosecutors say a secretary at a northern New Jersey law firm has admitted stealing more than $53,000 from her employer.

GAS PRICES

TRENTON — Motorists are seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

SPORTS:

HKN--PENGUINS-DEVILS

NEWARK — The New Jersey Devils go for their fourth straight victory when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Prudential Center. The Devils last was to the Penguins. By Tom Canavan. With AP Photos.

Eds: Gametime set for 1 p.m.

BKC--T25-GEORGETOWN-RUTGERS

PISCATAWAY — No. 20 Georgetown looks to improve its tournament credentials, when the Hoyas take on Rutgers in snowy New Jersey on Saturday afternoon. The Scarlet Knights are scuffling, and are coming off a 20-point home loss to Louisville on Wednesday night.

Eds: Gametime set for noon.

BKW--T25-NOTRE DAME-SETON HALL

SOUTH ORANGE — Fresh off coach Muffet McGraw's 700th career victory second-ranked Notre Dame will try for its 17th straight win as it visits Seton Hall. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. With AP Photos.

Eds: Gametime set for 2 p.m..

ALSO GETTING ATTENTION:

RAC--FREEHOLD RACEWAY CANCELS

FREEHOLD — Freehold Raceway has canceled its live harness racing card for Saturday because of snow spawned by the nor'easter that socked the region.

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