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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

February 20, 2019

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’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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AROUND THE STATE:

_ WINTER WEATHER-NJ _ A state of emergency is in effect for New Jersey as residents brace for another round of winter weather that’s expected to create a messy afternoon commute.

_ WINTER WEATHER-AMTRAK _ Amtrak is modifying its Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, because of the impending winter storm.

_ FATAL AMBUSH-COP CHARGED _ A former New York City police officer has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend with a machete-style knife during an ambush at her New Jersey home.

_ CRASH-THREE KILLED _ A New Jersey man faces numerous criminal charges in connection with a multi-vehicle crash that left three people dead.

_ DOUBLE SHOOTING IN CAR _ Authorities have released the name of a man killed this week when a shooter opened fire on him and another man as they sat in a car on a southern New Jersey street.

_ AIR QUALITY-KEARNY _ The mayor of Kearny says a newly installed air quality meter is being kept busy by a nearby landfill.

SPORTS:

BBO--PANAMA-MARIANO RIVERA

PANAMA CITY _ Just weeks after becoming baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage. The former New York Yankees’ closer on Tuesday called the demands filed against him in the Central American country “unfounded.” With AP photo.

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