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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

November 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TUESDAY’S TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-NEW JERSEY

TRENTON — Democratic-leaning New Jersey turned a deeper shade of blue after Tuesday’s election, with Democrats taking at least three House seats from Republican control, and incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez fending off a well-funded GOP challenger. The Democratic pickups mean the party will control at least 10 of the state’s 12 House districts and both Senate seats. Democrats also have a majority in the state Legislature and hold the governorship — both of which were not on the ballot Tuesday. By Mike Catalini. SENT: 665 words, photos.

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ELECTION 2018-NEW JERSEY-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

— MOTHER FOUND DEAD — A lawyer sought in the shooting death of his girlfriend inside their northern New Jersey home last month has been captured.

— DELAWARE FATAL CRASH — Court records show a man involved in a head-on Delaware crash that killed five members of a New Jersey family has been indicted.

— PASTOR-MISSING MONEY — The longtime pastor of a New Jersey Catholic church has resigned amid an investigation into $500,000 missing from church funds.

— MISSING SWIMMER — Authorities have found the body of a swimmer who went missing last weekend in northern New Jersey.

— INJURED ELEVATOR TECHNICIAN-LAWSUIT — An elevator technician who was injured while working on a six-story building in New Jersey has settled his lawsuit against the building’s owner for more than $2 million.

— SCRATCH-OFF LOTTERY WINNER — New Jersey lottery officials say a retired union worker won $5 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

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