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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CAMDEN-PARK SLAYING

TRENTON _ The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of a shooting death in a park, saying Pennsylvania detectives had violated his rights while questioning him about an unrelated homicide in that state.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-NEIGHBORS-SAME BIRTHDAY

WAYNE _ There was some degree of hesitancy on the part of Andrew Gerard when his mother asked for his blessing in 2012. Angelie Gerard was about to have another baby _ her third boy _ and because her doctor was not available to deliver little Gabriel on his actual due date, she wanted to know if Andrew would terribly mind if his brother was born on his birthday. So, for five years, the Gerard boys celebrated together, on Dec. 13. But, then, something really weird happened when the family moved in August to Brook Terrace, a street in the Pines Lake section of the township. Why were all of Andrew’s neighbors born on Dec. 13? “Never a dull moment,” said Angelie, whose sons were born via C-section. Her other child, Daniel, is 16. Philip Devencentis, North Jersey Record.

AROUND THE STATE:

BODY IN BURNING CAR _ Police are asking for help from the public following the discovery of a man’s body in a burning car outside a New Jersey restaurant.

SPORTS:

FBN--TITANS-GIANTS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. _ The New York Giants and Tennessee Titans will try to keep their playoff hopes alive when they meet at MetLife Stadium. The Titans (7-6) have won two in a two. The Giants (5-8) have won four of five. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING. 700, photos.

BOX--ALVAREZ-FIELDING

NEW YORK — Canelo Alvarez threw a Garden party Saturday night. A short and powerful fiesta. Alvarez landed dozens of body punches, knocking down Rocky Fielding four times and stopping him in the third round to earn his third weight class title, taking the WBA super middleweight belt. By Barry Wilner. SENT: About 830 words.

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