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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

February 21, 2019

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’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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AROUND THE STATE:

_ SCHOOL BUS DRIVER-NARCAN _ Police in New Jersey’s largest city say they used an opioid-overdose antidote to revive a school bus driver after the bus carrying a dozen special-needs children hit a tree.

_ FOOD STAMP SCHEME _ The former owner of a small grocery store in New Jersey’s largest city is headed to prison for her role in a food stamps for cash scheme that cheated the government out of more than $885,000.

_ CORY BOOKER-NEW JERSEY _ New Jersey Democrats are lining up behind Sen. Cory Booker’s 2020 presidential campaign.

_ AIRPLANE DOWN-FLORIDA _ A Rutgers University professor and his teenage son radioed they had lost control of their plane just before it crashed off the Florida coast, killing them both.

_ AMERICAN IDOL-FENTANYL _ A former “American Idol” and “Fear Factor” contestant who was arrested last year in Virginia with nearly 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) of fentanyl will be allowed to live with her parents in New Jersey while awaiting trial.

_ DEADLY BOAT HIT-AND-RUN _ A man accused of causing a deadly hit-and-run boat crash on a New Jersey lake on Labor Day 2016 has been indicted on death by vessel charges and other counts.

_ FURLOUGHED RANGER-LOTTERY JACKPOT _ A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot.

_ SCALLOP HARVEST _ This year’s Atlantic sea scallop fishing year begins in several weeks, and federal regulators are proposing new management measures for the valuable fishery.

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