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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

September 6, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN

FLORENCE — Authorities said Thursday they’ve opened a criminal investigation and executed a search warrant at the home of a New Jersey couple who raised $400,000 online for a homeless good Samaritan who now claims they mismanaged the cash. Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in a Facebook post he was confirming the investigation because of the “enormous public interest” in the case, though no charges have been filed. By Michael Catalini. SENT: 517 words, photos.

MISS AMERICA

ATLANTIC CITY — The second night of preliminary competition in the swimsuit-less Miss America competition will be held Thursday night in Atlantic City. Contestants from Florida and Wisconsin picked up wins Wednesday in the first night of preliminary competition. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 432 words, photos.

Eds: Will be updated following conclusion of second night of preliminaries, likely around 9:30 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

— SHOT IN SUV — Authorities have released the names of two people who were shot and killed while they sat in a parked SUV in northern New Jersey.

— DISNEY THREAT-ARREST — Investigators in Florida say they’ve arrested a New Jersey tourist who told greeters at a Disney World resort that al-Qaida sent him to “blow the place up.”

— KNIFEPOINT BANK ROBBERY — A New York City man who admitted robbing a New Jersey bank at knifepoint last year has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison.

— TRAIN LINE-SAFETY UPGRADE — New Jersey Transit has closed a train line for a safety upgrade.

SPORTS:

— FBC--T25-Rutgers-Ohio State Preview Capsule

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