News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Daylong rains are pounding northeastern New Jersey and stranding motorists through the region. A flash flood warning has been issued through 7 p.m. for some areas. The downpour forced the closure of parts of Routes 1&9 in between Newark and Jersey City, and police and emergency crews have had to rescue dozens of stranded motorists around the area.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey wants the state to overhaul the way it deals with opioid addiction treatment. McGreevey chairs the Jersey City-based New Jersey Reentry Corporation. The organization unveiled a 35-page report Tuesday on opioid addiction in the state. Its proposals include lengthening how long insurance covers treatment, from 28 days to up to a year.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey has issued new rules limiting the amount of events microbreweries can host. David Rible, director of the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, signed a special ruling Friday that limits microbreweries to 25 on-site activities each year, such as trivia nights and live performances. They also can't provide take-out menus from restaurants, host more than 52 private parties each year or show sports on television unless it counts as one of their 25 special events.

PENNS GROVE, N.J. (AP) - A man accused of killing his aunt with a frying pan and a knife during an argument in her southern New Jersey home has been indicted on murder charges. Daryl Graves also faces aggravated assault and weapons counts in the indictment handed up by a Salem County grand jury. Prosecutors say he quarreled with 60-year-old Patricia Graves in her Penns Grove home on June 20. Daryl Graves claims he grabbed the frying pan when his aunt tried to attack him with a pair of kitchen knives.

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