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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

October 7, 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:

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-NEW JERSEY

TRENTON — New Jersey voters will get a glimpse of the candidates running for House seats across the state next week as NJTV kicks off a series of debates, starting with Democrat Mikie Sherrill and Republican Jay Webber who are competing for an open seat in the 11th District. By Mike Catalini. SENT: About 410 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-THRIFT STORE

DOVER — As the owner of Morris Thrift Store, Stan Busch gives new life to the unused and forgotten. Now Busch is ready for retirement, and his store must retire with him. Morris Thrift Store is slated to close after 40 years in business. No official sale has been confirmed, but Busch, 70, said he is “90 percent sure” the new owner, who plans to replace the store with a slew of retail shops, will pull through by the end of the year. The shop has been a discount haven welcomed by many residents during its four-decade lifespan. By Lindsay Ireland, Daily Record. SENT: About 440 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

FATAL PARKWAY CRASH — State police say a fiery early morning crash on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey has claimed the lives of two people and injured two others.

SPORTS:

FBN--BRONCOS-JETS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets (1-3) look to end a three-game skid in a matchup with Case Keenum and the Denver Broncos (2-2), who are looking to rebound after blowing a 10-point fourth-quarter lead last week. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 1 p.m. EDT.

BOX--VARGAS-DULORME

CHICAGO — Jessie Vargas and Thomas Dulorme squared off in a fast-paced, competitive and ultimately even bout. Vargas and Dulorme fought to a majority 12-round draw Saturday at Wintrust Arena, leaving the WBC silver welterweight title vacant.

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