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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

August 22, 2018

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 the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

SPORTS BETTING-FORMER RACETRACK

CHERRY HILL — A battle is brewing in federal court over whether a former racetrack site will become one of New Jersey’s newly legal sports betting venues. UPCOMING: 350 words by 1 p.m.

EARNS-AC CASINOS

ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City’s suddenly larger gambling market reveals profit and loss statements for its nine casinos for the second quarter of 2018. By Wayne Parry. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3:30 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

— POLICE OFFICERS SHOT — The remaining two men sought in connection with the ambush shooting of two New Jersey police detectives earlier this month have been arrested.

— OFFICER CHARGED-FRIEND’S DEATH — A former New Jersey police officer has been convicted for a second time in the shooting death of his friend.

— SPECIAL AGENT TRAINEE-THEFT — A man working as a special agent trainee with New Jersey’s Division of Taxation stands accused of stealing money from a business during an investigation.

— EMERGENCY LANDING-FLORIDA — Authorities say a Spirit Airlines flight from New Jersey to South Florida made an emergency landing at Jacksonville International Airport due to a hydraulic issue.

— PEOPLE-QUEEN LATIFAH — Queen Latifah will be honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer.

— BLACK GIRLS ROCK AWARDS — Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Judith Jamison are among the recipients of the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards.

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