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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

August 12, 2018

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_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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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BEDMINSTER — As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a “Bikers for Trump” fan group to the manicured grounds. By Jill Colvin and Jeff Horwitz. SENT: About 780 words.



VINELAND — When Miguel Figueroa saw how his daughter, Illiana, was into watching people’s shows on YouTube, he suggested she do one of her own, but was shocked when Illiana told him she couldn’t. Why? Because she has autism. “I didn’t know where this was coming from. I started thinking maybe someone at school told her that,” he said. “It really broke my heart.” To show Illiana that having autism spectrum disorder shouldn’t hold her or others back from pursuing their goals, Figueroa created a studio in his basement where the duo launched “Toy Quest 101,” a YouTube show dedicated to spreading awareness and empowerment to kids with special needs through a love of toys and pop culture. By Nicole Leonard, The Press of Atlantic City. SENT: About 690 words.


SCHOOL BUS OVERTURNS — Officials say a school bus taking families home from a picnic crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike, sending dozens of people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

SHOT ON PORCH — Authorities say a woman was shot to death on the front porch of her New Jersey home, and two people seen fleeing the scene are being sought.


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