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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 11, 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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TOP STORIES:

TEACHER-STUDENT ASSAULT

MAYS LANDING _ A former New Jersey teacher has been acquitted of simple assault, overturning a lower court conviction that resulted in forfeiture of her teaching license.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-AIRPORT BAR HISTORY

WEST MILFORD — When the new TWA Hotel opens on May 15 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport with a Lockheed Constellation serving as the hotel bar, the reaction at one small New Jersey airport will be no more than: meh. It’s a matter of been there, done that, for New Jersey’s Greenwood Lake Airport. By David M. Zimmer, North Jersey Record.

EXCHANGE- NURSE PRACTITIONERS-RURAL CARE

ALLENTOWN _ Nurse practitioners are playing an increasingly important role in health care as the number of primary care doctors, especially in rural areas, has thinned out. “The future supply of primary care physicians looks bleak, whereas the future supply of nurse practitioners is increasingly rosy,” Whalen said. Despite the need, Pennsylvania nurse practitioners say they’re held back from practicing in desperately underserved areas because they’re required to find a partnering doctor to work with. Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering legislation that would eliminate that requirement. But the proposal has failed to pass twice in recent years because of strong opposition from doctors’ associations, which see the rule as critical to ensuring the best care for patients, especially those with complicated health problems. Binghui Huang, The (Allentown) Morning Call.

AROUND THE STATE:

GAS PRICES _ Drivers are finally getting a break at the pump with a fall in gas prices in New Jersey and around the nation.

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