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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

January 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

FATAL ALLERGIC REACTION

PISCATAWAY _ Medical authorities in New York are investigating whether the smell of fish cooking in his grandmother’s kitchen may have caused an allergic reaction that killed an 11-year-old New Jersey boy. SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 350 words by 2 p.m.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-NEW JERSEY

TRENTON _ A state government employee who says her allegations that she was sexually assaulted by a campaign staffer to Gov. Phil Murphy were ignored or downplayed has filed a notice of intent to sue the state for damages. SENT: 385 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ FATAL CRASH-ARREST_ Authorities in Passaic County have arrested a Florida man in connection with a multi-vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian.

_ DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE-TOLLS _ New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has vetoed a proposed toll hike at the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

_ SNOWBOARDER DIES _ A snowboarder who suffered a head injury last week at a Pennsylvania resort has died, the second fatality at a ski resort in the last week.

_BOARDING HOUSE FIRE _ A man’s body has been found after a house fire in New Jersey that injured four firefighters.

SPORTS:

HKN--DEVILS-COYOTES

GLENDALE, Ariz. _ The New Jersey Devils make their lone visit to the desert this season to face the Arizona Coyotes. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts at 7 p.m.

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