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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

January 9, 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_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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

POLICE STATION-VIDEO-DEATH

PATERSON _ Authorities are trying to determine how a New Jersey man who recorded a frantic video at a police station wound up unresponsive while being transported by police to the hospital and later died. Hundreds of protesters rallied Tuesday night outside Paterson police headquarters, saying they wanted answers in the death of 27-year-old Jameek Lowery. SENT: 328 words.

SUPER BOWL TICKETS-LAWSUIT

TRENTON _ New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the National Football League didn’t violate state consumer fraud laws with its ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, a decision that likely will spell defeat for a federal lawsuit that seeks potentially millions of dollars in damages. The case stems from a 2014 suit brought by a New Jersey man who claimed he was forced to pay more than double the $800 face value for tickets on the secondary market because the NFL, following its established policy, released just 1 percent of tickets to the public through a lottery. By David Porter. SENT: 449 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN _ A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a homeless veteran charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme after he failed to make a scheduled court appearance.

_ CHILD FLU DEATH _ State health officials have confirmed the first death of a New Jersey child associated with the flu this season.

_ MENHADEN HEALTH _ One of the most important species of fish in the ocean’s food chain is getting a close look to help determine the health of its population.

_ CRASH-CHILD KILLED _ Authorities say a single-car crash in southern New Jersey has left a child dead and another injured.

_ FLOODING-LIVESTREAM _ A New Jersey shore community is planning a 24-hour online livestream of flooding along one of its most frequently inundated streets.

SPORTS:

SOC--US=GEIGER RETIRES

NEW YORK _ Mark Geiger, the first American to referee in the knockout stage of the World Cup, is retiring after 15 seasons in Major League Soccer.

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