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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 9, 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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ATLANTIC CITY _ A gambler from Nevada lost $29 on a New Jersey internet gambling site, but the transactions cost a technology company $25,000. New Jersey regulators fined Gaming Innovation Group $25,000 for a flaw in its geolocation technology, which is designed to make sure people are within the state’s borders before they can gamble. By Wayne Parry. SENT: words, photos.


ATLANTIC CITY _ Fox Sports viewers tuning in to some broadcasts this fall will not only see the game, but also will get betting predictions. The network announced a partnership Wednesday night with the parent company of the PokerStars online gambling giant. Fox Sports is buying just under 5% of The Stars Group for about $236 million. Both companies will offer real-money sports betting this fall in states where it is legal and they are licensed.By Wayne Parry. SENT: 524 words, photos.


BAY HEAD _ NJ Transit is replacing two electrical power substations near the ocean that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The transit agency approved contracts Wednesday totaling $23.7 million to build a new storm-resistant electrical substation at the Bay Head rail yard, part of the North Jersey Coast Line rail service. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 256 words.


_ INFANT STABBED-MOTHER CHARGED _ A mother accused of fatally stabbing her newborn daughter in the family’s northern New Jersey home has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

_ CORRECTIONS OFFICER-SEX CHARGE _ Authorities say a corrections officer engaged in sexual activities with an inmate at a county jail in central New Jersey.

_ INDIGINEOUS PEOPLE’S DAY-GLEN ROCK _ A northern New Jersey community has rejected a request to rename Columbus Day to honor Native Americans.

_ DEADLY STREET SHOOTING-NEWARK _Authorities say a street shooting in New Jersey’s largest city has left one man dead and another wounded.

_ SURFER’S RESCUE DEER _ Surfers helped rescue a deer from the ocean off a New Jersey beach.



CRANBURY _ The Hambletonian Society and the Meadowlands Racetrack have signed a two-year contract extension to keep trotting’s biggest event at the northern New Jersey facility through 2023. The society also announced Thursday that the extension will cover the $600,000 Hambletonian Oaks and the $400,000 Hambletonian Maturity.


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