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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 26, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

DEATH ROW INMATE-NEW TRIAL

NEW BRUNSWICK _ A New Jersey man who spent nearly two decades on death row for a 1985 killing is set for a new trial that is expected to focus on long-simmering questions about the forensic evidence used to convict him. By David Porter.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ PARKWAY CRASH-FOUR KILLED _ New Jersey state police say a crash involving a car and a tanker truck on the Garden State Parkway has left four people dead.

_ SEX ASSAULT SUSPECT-VICTIM CALLED _ A sexual assault suspect who authorities say made a jailhouse call to his victim and posed as a police officer in a bid to stop her from testifying him has been convicted on several counts.

_ BAKED GOOD-NOISY NEIGHBOR _ A woman from North Carolina was able to solve an issue with a noisy neighbor with three simple ingredients: ingenuity, kindness and pound cake.

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