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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 24, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

FACES-D-DAY-PHOTO GALLERY

_ The men who fought on D-Day, June 6, 1944, are now in their 90s or 100s, wrinkled and often moving with the help of a cane or wheelchair. Their hands often tremble and their voices shake as they labor to speak. But 75 years ago they were young men, many in their teens, preparing to go to war. SENT: 214 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ MISTAKEN IDENTITY MURDER _ A man convicted in a mistaken-identity home invasion that ended with a teacher being killed has been sentenced to life in prison.

_ DOUBLE DRUNKEN DRIVING ARRESTS _ Authorities say a man drove drunk to a New Jersey police station where he was picking up a woman who had been charged with drunken driving.

_ FATAL TURNPIKE EXTENSION CRASH _ A driver convicted of causing a multivehicle crash that left a teacher and his 6-year-old daughter dead has been sentenced to 37 years in prison.

_ MISSING WOMAN-MURDER CHARGES _ A man convicted of strangling a former high school classmate and throwing her body off a bridge has lost his bid for a new trial.

_ CHURCH-CHARTER SCHOOL’S LGBT MURAL _ A charter school that rents space from a Roman Catholic church in northern New Jersey has modified LGBT components in a student-created mural after church officials raised concerns.

_ DRESSBARN-SHUTTING DOWN _ Dressbarn says it expects to have all its 650 stores closed by the end of this year.

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