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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

January 8, 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_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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-NEW JERSEY

TRENTON _ New Jersey lawmakers continue their probe of how Gov. Phil Murphy handled sexual assault allegations levied by a campaign staffer against a fellow worker. By Mike Catalini.

DRUG OFFENDER

TRENTON _ A ruling by New Jersey’s Supreme Court has made it easier for drug offenders who’ve completed a court-supervised program to have their criminal records expunged. By David Porter.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ MCGREEVEY-PRISONER RE-ENTRY PROGRAM _ Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey has been fired as the head of a nonprofit that manages Jersey City’s job training and prisoner re-entry program.

_ SUPERSTORM SANDY-FRAUD _ A former police officer has been sentenced to prison for his role in stealing $187,000 in federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds to repair a vacation home on the New Jersey shore.

_ SCHOOL BUS-TRUCK CRASH _ Authorities say a school bus driver will face citations following a crash with a tractor-trailer that injured 14 students.

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