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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, 1st Ld-Writethru, NJ

January 27, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SATURDAY’S TOP STORIES:

TENNIS INSTRUCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULTS

FREEHOLD _ A New Jersey youth tennis instructor already facing sex-related charges involving minors is now charged in what prosecutors allege was a credit card identity theft scheme that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars SENT: About 270 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-SIDEWALK CAFES

RIDGEWOOD _ Outdoor cafes that hog sidewalk space would be forced to scale back under a measure introduced by the Village Council. Al fresco dining is a staple of Ridgewood’s downtown, but officials say the tables, chairs and barriers of some restaurants have intruded on sidewalks and neighboring properties, leaving pedestrians little space to maneuver. Fifty-seven downtown businesses obtained licenses for outdoor cafes, and 30 summonses were issued last year, said Thomas Yotka, director of the Building Department and construction code official. Some restaurants had multiple violations, he said. By Meghan Grant, North Jersey Record. SENT: About 640 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

STOLEN CAR-FATAL CRASH _ Authorities in New Jersey two males were killed when their stolen car crashed into a house in Newark.

SHOT IN FACE-DEATH _ Authorities in New Jersey say a man who shot another male in the face just outside of Atlantic City was found dead. Stands for story called Shooting Death on earlier digests.

GAS PRICES _ Drivers in New Jersey are still seeing little movement of gas prices despite an average increase across the country.

SPORTS:

BKC--MONMOUTH-NIAGARA

LEWISTON, N.Y. — Chris Barton scored 22 points and Marvin Prochet scored 21 and Niagara pulled away in the second half from Monmouth for a 75-48 win on Saturday.

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