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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 3, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

CAR-NASCAR-SPORTS BETTING

DOVER, Del. _ NASCAR is making its first big play in the world of expanded legal sports betting, hoping a sports data partnership will lead to gamblers being able to bet during races on much more than just who gets the checkered flag. Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks, officials announced Friday. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 784 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ INFANT STABBED-MOTHER CHARGED _ A mother accused of fatally stabbing her infant in the family’s northern New Jersey home has been charged with murder.

_ BARNEGAT BAY POLLUTION _ New Jersey is spending $10 million on projects to prevent storm water pollution from entering the ecologically fragile Barnegat Bay. AP photos planned.

_ NEWARK AIRPORT-SUTTLE BUS CRASH _ An employee shuttle bus has crashed at Newark Liberty International Airport, injuring more than a dozen people.

_ CHILD PORN-OFFICERS ASSAULTED _ A New Jersey man who authorities say had more than 50,000 files of child pornography and assaulted two detectives as they arrested him is now headed to prison.

_ DOCTOR-SKI RAGE _ A judge has upheld the jury convictions of a doctor accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy in a “ski rage” incident at a northern New Jersey resort.

_ HELICOPTER CRASH _ Authorities say a helicopter pilot and a student he was training escaped injury when the aircraft crashed at a northern New Jersey airport.

_ SHARK FISHING _ The rules for recreational shark fishermen are going to get more difficult to try to protect a vulnerable species of shark.

_ SCHOOL-THREATS-KENTUCKY _ A Kentucky man facing state charges in connection with school shooting threats is also being charged with federal offenses.

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