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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Coverage Advisory, NJ

August 3, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



Did a Sandwich Island Girl surf Asbury Park the summer of 1888? The mystery, which started in 2006 when a wood-cut illustration of her was found, is still unsolved but a recently found personal ad placed in The Daily Press, the predecessor of the Asbury Park Press, may provide a clue. If the Sandwich Island Girl is real, she would turn surfing history upside down because it would mean Asbury Park is the first spot where surfing occurred on the East Coast, not Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. By Dan Radel. An AP Member Exchange from the Asbury Park Press. UPCOMING: 790 words.


EAST RUTHERFORD — Even severe weather couldn’t stop Beyonce and Jay-Z from performing an explosive two-hour-plus concert for their feverish fans. After bad weather forced concertgoers at the MetLife Stadium inside for close to an hour Thursday night, Beyonce and Jay-Z hit the stage at 11:08 p.m. and played into Friday morning, wrapping the energetic show at 1:29 a.m. By AP Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 400 words.


— OLD MURDER-FUGITIVE EXTRADITED — A man charged facing a murder charge who had been on the run for more than 14 years has been extradited to New Jersey.

— ONLINE SLOTS-BIGGEST JACKPOT — A New Jersey woman has hit the largest online slots jackpot offered in the state by Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Online Casino.

— PLAYGROUND TORCHED — Authorities are trying to find the person who set fire to a playground that was designed for special needs students.

— TIRES SLASHED — Police in central New Jersey are searching for a man who they say slashed the tires on 75 cars and set one vehicle on fire.


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