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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

July 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ATLANTIC CITY — Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen’s sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson’s famous glove are among the items of music memorabilia on display at Atlantic City’s new Hard Rock casino. By Wayne Parry. UPCOMING: About 600 words.


BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Savoring the suspense, President Donald Trump is weighing his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy from the seclusion of his golf club in New Jersey. And he’s consulting with the vice president and others as he zeroes in on a nominee. By Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas. SENT: About 1060 words.


NEWFIELD — A house exploded in New Jersey early Saturday, killing two people, but foul play is not suspected, authorities said. SENT: About 200 words.


TOWNSEND, Del. — Five members of a New Jersey family, including four children, were killed Friday in a crash on a Delaware highway, according to state police. SENT: About 300 words. Moved very late for Saturday AMs.



UPPER SADDLE RIVER — The problem with student heroin education, Stephanie Reifman decided at age 13, was that no one was listening. Five years later, Reifman’s HAPPY Week heroin program for middle and high school students has earned her a $36,000 Helen Diller Foundation Teen Tikkun Olam (“repair the world”) Award, one of only 15 granted nationwide. Her program now reaches 40 New Jersey and New York public schools and their 15,000 students — on a zero-based budget. By Marsha Stoltz, The Record. S ENT: About 680 words.


HOUSE EXPLOSION — Authorities say two people died in a house explosion in New Jersey in which no foul play is suspected.

GAS PRICES — Analysts say drivers should prepare for possible higher prices in coming week.


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