The 10-mile emergency planning zone around the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Lacey, the semi-annual testing of 43 sirens, potassium iodide distribution - all might become history, if the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves downscaling plans by Exelon, which owns the generating station. NRC says it's common among plants being decommissioned, as Oyster Creek will at the end of 2019.

Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Exelon)
Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Exelon)

New Jersey opiate addicts would have access to more recovery coaches, if recommendations by Governor Christie's task force on drug abuse control take root. Among the panel's 39 other recommendations is higher narcan dosages for EMTs to carry, to reverse fentanyl overdoses.

Struggling Superstorm Sandy victims can learn about support services, nonprofits, government agencies and utility help, next Tuesday in Toms River. New Jersey's housing resource fair takes place at Christ Episcopal Church.

More evacuations begin as wildfires advance on northern California. At least 21 people are known dead. More than 3,500 homes and businesses are destroyed. Flames have consumed more than 115,000 acres - about five times the size of our Pinelands wildfire of 2006.

A Monmouth mom owes Middletown schools nearly $40,000, for keeping her kids in the district after they moved to Keansburg last year. She told a judge that they were evicted, and that the schools are closer than the ones in Keansburg, and also cited the Education Stability Act. The judge responded that the children aren't orphans, and that there was no intent to move back.

CC Sabathia exudes confidence, the Yankee bullpen is rested, and the Pinstripes tonight try to accomplish what seemed impossible only last weekend - three straight wins over Cleveland and the American League Division Championship. NLDS action this afternoon features the Nationals and Cubs at Wrigley. Chicago leads the series, two games to one.

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