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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

September 26, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

GUNS-STATE LEGISLATURES

— An Associated Press review of gun legislation passed across the country this year finds that states mostly reverted to predictable and partisan form, even after the Las Vegas strip massacre and the Florida high school shooting. Florida was an outlier, with a Republican governor and Republican Legislature agreeing to a wide-ranging package of gun control measures. No other GOP-dominated state followed its lead. Instead, some Republican-led states opted to expand gun rights. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 1,932 words, photos.

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WITH:

GUNS-BUMP STOCKS — What’s happened to bump stocks in the year since Las Vegas?

SUPER BOWL TICKETS-LAWSUIT

NEWARK —The NFL’s Super Bowl ticketing policies will be put under a microscope this week when New Jersey’s Supreme Court hears the case of a man who says the league violated state consumer fraud laws leading up to the 2014 game at MetLife Stadium. By David Porter. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

BOOKS-ROTH MEMORIAL

NEW YORK — Hundreds of friends and fellow writers were in attendance for a memorial tribute to Philip Roth at the New York Public Library. By Hillel Italie. SENT: 597 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

— OFFICER CHARGED-ROAD CHASE — A highway confrontation and high-speed chase involving two off-duty New Jersey police officers last year has now led to charges against one of them.

— FLOOD RESCUES-NEW JERSEY — Heavy rains in the New York City region and southern New England have led to flooding that required rescues of motorists and residents. The rains started Tuesday afternoon and continued through most of the night.

— HALL OF FAME-NEW HOME — Officials from New Jersey’s Hall of Fame will break ground on a new site for the exhibit at the American Dream entertainment complex in the Meadowlands.

— NEWARK AIRPORT-SUSPICIOUS DEVICE — An Israeli man found with a fake bomb at a New Jersey airport earlier this month won’t face criminal prosecution.

— GRADUATE KILLED — A man involved in the deadly robbery of a friend who was fatally shot just hours after he graduated from high school has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

— FATAL HIT-AND-RUN — Police in New Jersey are continuing to search for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a pedestrian.

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