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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

March 6, 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:

COLD CASE-MOTHER

NEWARK _ A state appeals court will hear arguments next month from attorneys seeking to overturn the 2016 conviction of a woman for the killing of her 5-year-old son 25 years earlier. By David Porter. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2:30 p.m.

DEAN RESIGNS-CHICK-FIL-A

LAWRENCEVILLE _ A dean at a New Jersey university resigned saying the school’s decision to not consider bringing Chick-fil-A to campus because of its opposition to the LGBT community made her feel “like I had been punched in the stomach.” Cynthia Newman, former dean of Rider University’s College of Business Administration, said her views as a “very committed Christian” and the fast food chain’s views “mirror” one another. SENT: 395 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ MISSING UBER DRIVER _ Authorities say an Uber driver from New Jersey who went missing last month after dropping off a fare in Philadelphia has been found dead in his SUV.

_ PHARMACY-TAX SCHEME _ A pharmacist has admitted that he and two co-owners evaded $4.1 million in taxes over three years by using a check cashing business to hide income from their pharmacy business.

_ BUSY POLLING PLACE _ Two increasingly crowded polling places in Jersey City under a proposal that would split two voting districts into four.

_ DEBRIS FALLING FROM OVERPASS _ Concrete falling from an overpass forced officials to close a stretch of a major northern New Jersey highway for several hours.

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