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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 2, 2018

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.

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TOP STORIES:

MANSION-FIRE DEATHS

HOLMDEL — Funeral services are being held for a New Jersey family whose bodies were found at their burning mansion. Family and friends gathered Sunday at the Holmdel Funeral Home in Holmdel to mourn Keith Caneiro; his wife, Jennifer, and their two young children, Jesse and Sophia. All were found dead Nov. 20 at their Colts Neck home. Keith Caneiro’s brother, Paul, has been charged with murder and arson. He pleaded not guilty during a court appearance Friday. SENT: 135 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-GIRL’S HOLIDAY CHEER

STRATFORD — Lilly Parker is 5, and she wants a slime-maker and an LOL doll for Christmas. But whatever Santa brings on Dec. 25, it will be tough to match the joy she felt the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. That’s when Lilly pulled a wagon of poinsettias and delivered them to her neighbors’ doorsteps as her parents supervised, continuing what’s become an annual tradition. She even signed her own cards, using the penmanship she’s perfecting in kindergarten. By Sheri Berkery of the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill. SENT: 792 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

— HEAD-ON CRASH-EIGHT HURT — Authorities say a head-on crash near a New Jersey college has left eight people seriously injured, including some students.

— OYSTER CREEK-SIREN TEST — An energy company is warning that it will conduct its semi-annual full volume test of its emergency warning sirens at a shuttered nuclear plant this coming week in New Jersey.

SPORTS:

FBN--BEARS-GIANTS

EAST RUTHERFORD — The New York Giants host the Chicago Bears. Chicago’s Chase Daniels is making his second start in place of the injured Mitchell Trubisky. AP photos.

FBN--JETS-TITANS

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans host the New York Jets. If the Titans (5-6) are to make a late run at a second straight wild-card berth, they have to protect quarterback Marcus Mariota better. AP photos.

SOC--US-BERHALTER

— Gregg Berhalter was hired Sunday to coach the U.S. men’s national team, making him the first person to run the Americans after playing for them at the World Cup. Berhalter, who spent the past five seasons as coach of Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew, represents a generational change for an American team staggered by its failure to reach this year’s World Cup after seven straight appearances at soccer’s showcase. A native of Englewood, New Jersey, Berhalter grew up in Tenafly and played alongside future U.S. captain Claudio Reyna at Saint Benedict’s Prep in Newark. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 979 words, photos.

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