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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

February 9, 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_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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SCHOOL SHOOTING-RED FLAG LAWS

In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders across the country. By Ryan j. Foley. SENT: About 1060 words, photos.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-OFFICIAL-EYE INJURY

HADDON HEIGHTS _ Jack McCormick thought an eyelash had gotten stuck in his eye. Then the 62-year-old high school basketball official, who was filling in during the Haddon Heights-West Deptford girls game last Thursday, started to feel woozy. He’d run up and down the court a couple times when he started wobbling back and forth. Then he felt a pinch in his eye. “I thought I was going to go down and collapse on the court,” said McCormick, who’d never been injured in his 38 years as an official. “I just blew my whistle and said, ‘Is there a trainer?’” Haddon Heights’ Tim O’Donnell, the Garnets’ trainer, sprung off the bench The decisions O’Donnell and athletic director Joe Cramp made over the next hour helped save the vision in McCormick’s left eye. By Josh Friedman, The Courier Post. SENT: About 1120 words.

SPORTS:

BKC--RUTGERS-ILLINOIS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. _ Illinois looks to avoid a letdown when it meets Rutgers after stunning No. 9 Michigan State on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m. EST.

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