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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

NEW JERSEY _ A TAXING STATE

TRENTON _ New Jersey bolstered its reputation as one of the country’s highest-taxed states in 2018, raising rates on high income earners, businesses and motorists, and posting yet again among the nation’s highest average property tax bills. By Mike Catalini. SENT: About 710 words.

HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN

MOUNT HOLLY _ GoFundMe says it has made refunds to everyone who contributed to a campaign involving a homeless veteran from Philadelphia prosecutors accuse of scheming with a New Jersey couple to scam donors out of more than $400,000.

AROUND THE STATE:

AIRPLANE DOWN-FLORIDIA _ A New Jersey businessman and his 18-year-old son have been identified as the pair aboard a small private plane that disappeared off Florida’s Atlantic coast.

WASHINGTON’S CROSSING _ High water levels have forced cancellation of the river crossing for the annual reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day, but organizers said events were still going on at shoreline parks in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

SURGERY CENTER-POSSIBLE EXPOSURE _ The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Moved late for Tuesday AMs.

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