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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

TOP STORIES:

NANNY CAM BEATING-APPEAL

NEWARK _ A New Jersey man convicted in a brutal home invasion beating caught on a home surveillance camera has lost an appeal of his conviction and life sentence. UPCOMING: 300 words by 12:30 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ DOUBLE LOTTERY WINNER CHARGED _ A man who won New Jersey’s lottery twice has been arrested on drug charges.

_ CLERK KILLED-ROBBERY _ The killer of a gas station clerk in central New Jersey is still at large.

_ FLOOD WARNING _ A storm front moving through New Jersey on Friday and Saturday is expected to cause flooding in areas around the state.

_ HOUSE FIRE-MAN KILLED _ A man has been found dead inside a home that caught fire in New Jersey.

SPORTS:

HKN--SENATORS-DEVILS

NEWARK _ The Ottawa Senators visit the New Jersey Devils.

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