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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

November 14, 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.

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ATLANTIC CITY — DraftKings and Resorts Casino are firing the latest shot in New Jersey’s sports book arms race, with a full-fledged sports betting facility due to open in a week. The two companies told The Associated Press it will open on Nov. 20 near where patrons walk in off the Boardwalk. It is the latest ambitious offering in a scramble by New Jersey casinos, racetracks and bookmakers to have not only an online operation, but also a game-day physical facility to attract and hold fans as they bet, eat and drink. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 459 words, photos.


ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey’s legislative leaders are meeting at the annual League of Municipalities convention to talk about their priorities in the new year. By Mike Catalini. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.



NEW YORK — The alcohol will flow less freely, and sometimes not at all, at some small business parties this holiday season. Owners concerned about sexual misconduct and the safety of staffers and guests are eliminating or limiting the open bar, making their events alcohol-free or switching from a traditional cocktail party to activities including games and contests. By Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 907 words, photos.


— FOOTBALL FAN-DWI EXCUSE — Authorities say a pro football fan charged with drunken driving after a crash told police he drank too much because his favorite team isn’t any good.

— MEASLES OUTBREAK-NJ — New Jersey health officials have confirmed five more cases of measles in a central New Jersey community.

— MISSING TEEN — A New Jersey teenager who went missing for two weeks has been found safe in Philadelphia.

— YOUTH FOOTBALL COACH KILLED — A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a New Jersey youth football coach who was gunned down in a school parking lot after practice last summer.

— TRASH COMPLAINT — An internal affairs investigation into a New Jersey man’s complaint that police officers showed up at his home at midnight over the placement of his trash cans has found no wrongdoing on the officers’ part.

— HARRAH’S-HOTEL RENOVATION — Harrah’s casino in Atlantic City is planning a $56 million hotel renovation as it continues to reinvest in itself.


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