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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 21, 2019

Good afternoon! 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 the AP’s New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

REMOVING REACTORS

PLYMOUTH, Mass. _ Federal regulators are reviewing plans to sell retiring nuclear reactors to a nuclear waste management company for accelerated decommissioning. Holtec International says it can complete decommissioning in a matter of years, rather than decades. But questions have been raised about whether the company has the experience and financial means. The plants include Pilgrim, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which is scheduled to close next week after 47 years. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 1,292 words, photos.

VIOLENT ARREST VIDEO

DOVER _ Three New Jersey police officers are on paid administrative leave as authorities investigate a violent arrest that was caught on video. The probe stems from the arrest of 19-year-old Cyprian Luke Sunday in Dover, New Jersey. The video shows him being punched repeatedly in the face by officers as he was taken into custody. SENT: 236 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ BORGATA BABES LAWSUIT _ A state appellate court says five cocktail waitresses who sued an Atlantic City casino for gender bias and a hostile work environment can take their case to trial.

_ INTOXICATED MOTHER-CHILD DEATH _ A New Jersey mother who allegedly passed out while intoxicated and suffocated her toddler son has been indicted on manslaughter charges.

_ POLICE OFFICER ACQUITTED _ A police officer has been acquitted of official misconduct charges after releasing his police dog on a stopped motorist.

_ DRESSBARN-SHUTTING DOWN _ Dressbarn, the women’s clothing chain that’s been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores.

_ NRG-STREAM ENERGY _ NRG Energy plans to buy the retail electric and natural gas business of Dallas-based Stream Energy for $300 million.

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