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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 19, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

IMMIGRATION-CHILDREN’S SHELTERS

Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant children in its care in detention centers and residential facilities packed with hundreds, or thousands, of kids. By Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ RAIL LINE-SAFETY UPGRADE _ New Jersey Transit extends a 25 percent discount for Atlantic City Rail Line customers as uncertainty remains over when the line will reopen after being closed for months for safety upgrades.

_ DELIVERYMAN-THEFT CHARGE _ A deliveryman is charged with stealing packages from outside homes.

_ POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING _ State police are investigating a police shooting that followed a 17-mile chase in eastern Pennsylvania.

_ FATAL WRECK-SOUTH CAROLINA _ Funeral services are scheduled in Jersey City for four children killed in a car crash in South Carolina this month.

_ HUMPBACK WHALE-ASHORE _ The director of a marine research institute says the juvenile female humpback whale that washed ashore in Delaware was likely killed by a boat strike.

_ CARJACKING CONVICTIONS _ Two men are facing at least 10 years in prison after they were convicted of the armed carjacking of a woman two years ago.

_ DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE-TOLLS _ The Delaware River and Bay Authority has adopted a new toll schedule that will increase rates from $4 to $5 for cars and small trucks, beginning March 1.

_ NEWARK-ABUSE CHARGES _ Five out of six adults charged with severely beating a 3-year-old boy in New Jersey have pleaded not guilty.

_ ENDANGERED WHALES _ The federal government is using a pair of protective zones to try to assist large aggregations of rare whales off the East Coast.

SPORTS:

GIANTS MOVES

EAST RUTHERFORD _ The New York Giants have activated receiver Cody Latimer off injured reserve and placed defensive back Antonio Hamilton on the list with a quad problem.

BKC--SACRED HEART-SETON HALL

NEWARK _ Seton Hall faces Sacred Heart. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.

BKC--RIDER-DRAKE

Rider plays Drake at Knapp Center. Game starts at 8 p.m.

ST. PETER’S-FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

St. Peter’s plays Fairleigh Dickinson at Rothman Center. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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