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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

January 15, 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_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:

STATE OF THE STATE-NEW JERSEY

TRENTON _ New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is set Tuesday to deliver his first state of the state address, a year after he took over from Chris Christie. The Democrat, a former Wall Street executive and Obama administration ambassador to Germany, campaigned as an unabashed liberal and over the past year steered the state in a different direction than his Republican predecessor. By Mike Catalini. SENT: 440 words. Will be updated after address, set for 2 p.m.

HACKING-SECURITIES FRAUD

Two Ukrainian men have been charged with hacking into computers of the Securities and Exchange Commission to steal quarterly and annual reports of publicly traded companies before their public release. By David Porter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m.

INTERNET GAMBLING

LAS VEGAS _ A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 740 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ THE SITUATION-TAXES _ “Jersey Shore” cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is trading life on the beach for time behind prison bars.

_ BODY FOUND-AIRPORT _ Police have identified the body of a man found near the Lebanon Municipal Airport in New Hampshire as a New Jersey-native.

_ TRAIN-MAN FATALLY STRUCK _ Authorities say a New Jersey Transit train struck and killed a man.

_ ARREST-MAN INJURED _ Prosecutors in New Jersey are investigating police after a recent arrest left a man in critical condition.

SPORTS:

RUTGERS-PURDUE

After splitting two Big Ten road games last week, the Purdue Boilermakers return home to play Rutgers on Tuesday. The Boilermakers have won four of five and seem to be hitting their stride. The Scarlet Knights have won four of five and seem to be hitting their stride. The Scarlet Knights have lost two of three and six of nine. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 7 p.m. ET.

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