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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

November 19, 2018

Good evening! 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN

TRENTON — An attorney for a woman charged with scamming GoFundMe donors with a story about a homeless veteran says she was duped by her former boyfriend. James Gerrow tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Mark D’Amico was “calling the shots” and that Katelyn McClure thought she was helping Marine vet Johnny Bobbitt. McClure and D’Amico are charged with conspiracy and theft by deception. SENT: 250 words.

ELECTION 2020-NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW YORK — Even before they announce their White House intentions, New Hampshire’s ambitious neighbors are in the midst of a shadow campaign to shape the nation’s first presidential primary election of the 2020 season. Democrats on the ground expect a rush of presidential announcements soon after New Year’s. That could include as many as five high-profile candidates from neighboring states. At the same time, outsiders like New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker are fighting for a foothold in the state, which will hold tremendous power in the selection of the next Democratic presidential nominee. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1040 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

—GIRL STRUCK-OFFICER CHARGED— A New Jersey police officer captured on body cameras hitting a handcuffed teenage girl has failed in his attempt to get criminal charges dismissed.

—DOG IN PIPE — Firefighters in New Jersey rescued a dog that spent nearly 24 hours stuck in a pipe.

— WEDDING DAY CRASH — Family and friends are mourning a couple killed in a fiery chain reaction crash while driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh.

— ATLANTIC CITY-CRIME DROP — Crime is down in Atlantic City, and police are crediting several factors including technology that helps them monitor high-crime areas and identify potential risks.

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