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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 8, 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:

MATERNITY CARE-NEW JERSEY

NEWARK _ New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed four bills into law aimed at improving maternal health care, particularly for residents using Medicaid. The Democrat signed the measures Wednesday at University Hospital in Newark. The new laws were enacted just a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study showing pregnancy-related deaths are rising and that being black is a main risk factor. By Mike Catalini. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ PUPPY SUBMERGED IN POND _ A woman has been charged in the death of a 10-week-old puppy whose body was found submerged and in a weighted cage in a northern New Jersey pond.

_ NAKED MAN-INFANT ASSAULTED _ Atlantic City police say a naked man was under the influence of narcotics when he assaulted a baby in a stroller.

_ TODDLER FOUND DEAD IN YARD _An attorney representing a New Jersey mother charged with murder in the death of her toddler son is pointing to a man she alleges should also be considered a suspect in the case.

_ DEADLY STREET SHOOTING _ Authorities say a New Jersey man sought in a deadly street shooting has been captured in Pennsylvania.

_ EMT CHIEF-INSURANCE FRAUD _ A former emergency medical services chief in New Jersey has admitted falsifying patient care records in order to bilk insurance companies to collect money for services that were not billable.

_ CHIROPRACTOR-TAX EVASION _ A former chiropractor who evaded paying more than $500,000 in income taxes and didn’t report a Russian bank account where he deposited more than $1.5 million is now headed to prison.

_ NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE _ U.S. regulators have denied requests by watchdog and environmental groups that sought an evidentiary hearing challenging plans by a New Jersey-based company to build a storage facility for spent fuel from commercial nuclear reactors.

SPORTS:

FBN--HALL OF FAME-MAWAE

CANTON, Ohio _ A poem that hung in Kevin Mawae’s locker is among more than 200 items he’s donated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with many to be displayed this summer as part of an exhibit featuring Mawae as a member of the Class of 2019. Mawae said in a release Wednesday that the collection represents a lifetime of football and love of a game that means so much to his family and allows him to share both his journey and the privilege of being in the Hall of Fame. SENT; 279 words.

BBN--OBIT-MONTGOMERY

PHILADELPHIA _ Phillies chairman David Montgomery, who was team president during Philadelphia’s 2008 World Series championship season, has died. He was 72. The team issued a statement Wednesday saying Montgomery died after a five-year fight with cancer. With AP photo.

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