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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

October 2, 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.

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SUPERFUND SITE-CLEANUP

NEWARK — The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing a cleanup plan for one of the country’s most contaminated bodies of water. Officials will be in the area next to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey’s Meadowlands on Tuesday to announce a plan for Berry’s Creek. The creek is a tributary to the Hackensack River that contains some of the highest levels of mercury and PCB in the country. A mercury processing plant was operated on the site for more than 40 years, until the mid-1970s. By David Porter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

NOBEL-PHYSICS

STOCKHOLM — Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality. The American, Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, entered the record books of the Nobel Prizes by becoming the oldest laureate at age 96. Donna Strickland, of the University of Waterloo in Canada, became the first woman to win a Nobel in three years and is only the third to have won the prize for physics. By David Keyton and Jim Heintz. SENT: 561 words, photos.

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HARD ROCK CASINO-PRESIDENT

ATLANTIC CITY — Hard Rock International is replacing the president of its half-billion-dollar Atlantic City casino after just three months of operation. The Florida-based company said Monday night that it is replacing Matt Harkness with Joe Lupo, a former Borgata executive who joined Hard Rock a few years ago. No reason was given for the change. By Wayne Parry. AP photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

— RADIO HOST KILLED — Closing arguments have slated in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a New Jersey radio show host in an alleged plot to prevent her from exposing a drug ring.

— POLICE OFFICER-CHILD SEX ASSAULT — A police officer accused of sexually assaulting two children will remain jailed until his trial.

— MAYORAL SECESSION — A New Jersey township has named a new interim mayor, its third mayor since August when the official mayor died in office.

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