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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Coverage Advisory, NJ

December 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

UPCOMING:

NEW JERSEY-NEW LAWS

TRENTON _ A look at the laws that take effect in 2019. By Mike Catalini.

IN BRIEF:

_ 22-YEAR-OLD IN CHARGE _ At an age when most people struggle to balance their checking account, Intashan Chowdhury is being asked to balance a $6.5 million municipal budget.

_ MAN TRIES TO IGNITE SELF _ Police say an Ohio man poured gasoline on himself and tried to light it on fire at a New Jersey gas station.

_ COW ON THE LOOSE _ A cow that escaped a truck bound for the slaughterhouse in New Jersey has given birth.

SPORTS:

FBN--JETS-SEARCH ON

FLORHAM PARK _ The search for a new coach has begun for the New York Jets. After firing Todd Bowles on Sunday night, the team is focused on bringing in someone who will be able to lead a franchise that has missed the playoffs for eight straight seasons but has a promising young quarterback in Sam Darnold and expects to be busy in free agency this offseason. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m.

BKW--T25-RUTGERS-MARYLAND

COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ Fourth-ranked Maryland strives to stay unbeaten in a Big Ten game against Rutgers. By Ian Quillen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at noon ET.

BKC--NJIT-DUQUESNE

N.J.I.T. plays Duquesne at A.J. Palumbo Center.

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