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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 14, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

SPORTS BETTING

ATLANTIC CITY _ New Jersey gambling regulators reveal how much was wagered on sports in April, which included the start of baseball season. By Wayne Parry. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

STATUE OF LIBERTY MUSEUM

NEW YORK _ A new museum opening at the Statue of Liberty is giving visitors another opportunity to explore its history and the impact the iconic structure has had on the world. The 26,000-square-foot (2,415-square-meter) museum on Liberty Island, scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, is the new home for the statue’s original torch and other artifacts which had previously been in a smaller museum space inside the statue’s pedestal, which is accessible only to the fraction of the more than 4 million annual visitors who manage to get limited-availability statue entry tickets. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 776 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ OFFICER-WITNESS TAMPERING CHARGES _ Authorities say a northern New Jersey police officer tried to obstruct a potential internal affairs investigation by telling a witness to destroy evidence.

_ MOTHER KILLED-DAUGHTER CHARGED _ A New Jersey woman accused of stabbing her mother to death in 2017 has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

_ VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER STABBED _ A man who fatally stabbed a volunteer firefighter during a street confrontation last year has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter.

_ TRANSPLANT RULES _ New rules aim to change how donated livers are distributed so that fewer people die waiting for a transplant, but they come amid a fierce fight over fairness.

_ BTS CONCERTS-MASS TRANSIT _ New Jersey Transit is advising fans of the Korean pop group BTS to expect delays of up to two hours if they plan to use mass transit after the group’s concerts at MetLife Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.

SPORTS:

FBN--GIANTS-REMMERS

EAST RUTHERFORD _ The New York Giants have a new right side of their offensive line. Two months after acquiring right guard Kevin Zeitler in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, the Giants found a new right tackle Tuesday, signing veteran free agent Mike Remmers.

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