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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 1, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT-CHARGES

NEWARK _ A former New Jersey school superintendent who pleaded guilty to defecating on another high school’s track has sued the local police department for releasing his mug shot to news outlets. Thomas Tramaglini said in a federal lawsuit filed late Tuesday that Holmdel police violated his constitutional rights by taking the picture and then releasing it after he was issued summonses last year. By David Porter. SENT: 321 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ COAL PLANT CLOSING _ One of New Jersey’s last coal-powered plants has closed.

_ ROAD RAGE-MACHETE _Authorities say a southern New Jersey man hit another motorist’s vehicle with a machete and shouted racial slurs during a road rage incident.

_ OFFICER STRUCK BY CAR _A police officer was struck and injured by a car that authorities say was driven by the target of an undercover drug investigation.

_ DEADLY SUPLEX FIRE _ A fire at a northern New Jersey duplex has killed a 76-year-old man and injured a firefighter.

_ FIRE-HOMES DAMAGED _ Authorities say a fast-moving fire roared through a vacant northern New Jersey home, gutting that residence and damaging at least seven other houses. With AP photos.

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