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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 4, 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:

WIFE FOUND DEAD IN POOL

WOODBURY _ A New Jersey man sentenced to 15 years in the death of his wife, whose body was found in their backyard swimming pool, apologized to the victim’s family but said her death was an accident.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-FIRST FEMALE MOVIE MOGUL

FORT LEE — Thomas Edison. The Lumiere brothers. Charlie Chaplin. All of these men were hailed for their roles as film pioneers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. But when Pamela Green asked Hollywood directors, producers and actors about another pillar of silent film, she got a whole lot of blank stares. The name? Alice Guy-Blache. Guy-Blache, a native of France, was the first female director in film history. She wrote, produced or directed at least 1,000 films before the 1920s, outpacing Edison along with her French peers, the Lumieres and Georges Melies (“A Trip to the Moon”). Where others saw moving images, she created stories. By Amy Kuperinsky, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. SENT: About 1960 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

GAS PRICES _ Analysts say the gas price spike appears to be easing, but drivers in New Jersey and around the nation are still seeing higher prices at the pump.

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