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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

NEW LAWS-MINIMUM WAGE

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Wages will be increasing for millions of low-income workers across the U.S. as the new year ushers in new laws in numerous states. New minimum wage requirements will take effect in 20 states and nearly two dozen cities. The state wage hikes range from an extra nickel per hour in Alaska to a $1-an-hour bump in Maine, Massachusetts and for California employers with more than 25 workers. By David A. Lieb. AP photos

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NEW LAWS-GLANCE

NEW LAWS-MINIMUM WAGE-GLANCE

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-CLINIC-VETERAN CARE

PARAMSU _ They are there to protect and serve. They are Army Strong. They do whatever it takes and are exposed to trauma most people can’t fathom. But what about when the shift, deployment or career ends? Suicide and addiction occur at a staggering rate among first responders and military members, due to post-traumatic stress disorder, coupled with a gaping hole in accessible, appropriate mental health care and a stigma that keeps many of them from seeking help. By Sarah Nolan of The Record.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ FATHER-IN-LAW FATALLY SHOT _ Authorities say a man fatally shot his father-in-law outside a social hall in central New Jersey.

_ VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER-FATAL CRASH _ Funeral services are being held for a volunteer firefighter in southern New Jersey who was killed in a Christmas Day crash as she responded to a call.

SPORTS:

FBN--COWBOYS-GIANTS

EAST RUTHERFORD _ The New York Giants close out their season at home against the Dallas Cowboys. With AP photos.

Eds: Game started at 1 p.m.

FBN--JETS-PATRIOTS

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. _ The New England Patriots host the New York Jets in an AFC East matchup. With AP photos.

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