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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Coverage Advisory, NJ

October 5, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

UPCOMING:

DROWNING DEATH LAWDUIT

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A New Jersey judge will hear arguments on whether to dismiss a lawsuit involving a beach where three people died when the sand collapsed under their feet as they walked along the shoreline in two separate incidents. The city of North Wildwood and the state of New Jersey want Superior Court Judge John Poto to dismiss the lawsuit from the family of Brad Smith, of Horhsam, Pennsylvania, who died in 2012. Arguments will be heard Friday. By Wayne Parry.

THE SITUATION-TAXES

NEWARK — Reality TV star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino is scheduled to find out whether he’ll be headed to prison or headed home. The cast member of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” pleaded guilty to tax evasion in January and is to be sentenced Friday in Newark. Sorrentino’s attorney is seeking probation, while the government wants him to receive a 14-month term. By David Porter.

IN BRIEF:

— MISSING WOMAN-AMNESIA — A woman who couldn’t recall her name when she was found in a New Jersey park this week has been identified by family members in other states who saw her photo on social media.

— TRUMP PLAZA-SEVERANCE — Former employees of the now-closed Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City are set to receive their long-awaited severance checks.

— MISSING MAIL — The U.S. Postal Service says hundreds of pieces of mail meant for Philadelphia residents were dropped on the side of a New Jersey road when the carrier responsible for them quit his job.

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