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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

August 19, 2018

Good evening! 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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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

LINCOLN TUNNEL BOTTLENECK

UNION CITY — Monday marks the first full weekday of lane closures on the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel, part of a 2 1/2-year project that will rebuild an aging bridge and roadway — and cause severe congestion in an area that already is one of the northeastern U.S’s worst bottlenecks. By Dave Porter. UPCOMING: About 400 words by 5 a.m. EDT, with updates expected.

SUNDAY’S TOP STORIES:

WOMAN’S BEATING DEATH-CHARGES

A man already accused of killing one New Jersey woman is now accused of killing another woman found dead in the basement of her home on New Year’s Eve in 2011. SENT: About 300 words.

POLICE OFFICERS SHOT

CAMDEN — Police say one of three men sought in connection with an ambush shooting of two Camden police detectives earlier this month has been arrested.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-BASKETBALL STAR RECOVERY

NEW BRUNWICK — Therapy finished for the afternoon, Darrell Rogers was wheeled into the visitor’s lounge on his hospital floor. He greeted his dad with a wide smile and proceeded to rise from his wheelchair. The elder Darrell Rogers lent him a hand, just to be sure. “He can walk on his own,” Darrell Sr. said. “But you’ve got to be there to spot him and make sure he doesn’t fall.” It’s a remarkable turnaround for the 16-year-old Matawan High School basketball standout. In May, during a club-team practice, Rogers suffered sudden cardiac arrest. He collapsed and stopped breathing, was revived by two coaches and helicoptered to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where the prognosis was grim. Jerry Carino, Asbury Park Press. SENT: About 1130 words.

AROUND THE STATE

POLICE CHIEF-COCAINE — A New Jersey police chief suspended after his arrest on charges of buying cocaine and having it shipped to his post office box has resigned.

COMMUNITY EVENT-SHOOTING — Authorities in New Jersey say four people were wounded and a child was struck by a dirt bike when gunfire broke out at a community event in Trenton.

SPORTS:

FBN--JETS-MCCOWN-THE MENTOR

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the New York Jets’ quarterbacks depth chart — for now. The 39-year-old veteran wants to be the starter, but knows rookie Sam Darnold is the future of the franchise. McCown insists he’ll accept whatever his role might be this season, even if it means staying on the sideline and serving as a mentor. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: About 910 words, photos.

FBN--BILLS-INJURIES

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron is getting a second opinion to determine the severity of an injury to his throwing shoulder, and veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams is in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season with a knee injury. By John Wawrow. SENT: About 600 words.

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