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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 12, 2018

Good evening! 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ATLANTIC CITY CASINOS AT 40-RESORTS

ATLANTIC CITY — Resorts casino is a microcosm of everything that has happened to Atlantic City’s gambling market over the last 40 years: the rapid rise to fabulous riches, the slowdown and struggle as more competitors entered the market, and the recovery in a slimmed-down market. It is celebrating its 40th anniversary as the first U.S. casino to open outside Nevada. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 591 words, photos.

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-TOY COMPANY HANDTRUX

LITTLE FALLS — Ernest Van Den Heuvel’s toy story began on a construction site as he was operating a backhoe. The idea, he said, came to him in a flash. What if, he thought, kids could become a backhoe, or a dump truck, or a bulldozer, with a plastic toy they would wear on their hands like a glove? By Joan Verdon of The Record. SENT: 1,087 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

— BIRTHDAY PARTY SHOOTING — Authorities say a fight at a birthday party ended when several shots rang out, striking four people and causing a fifth to injure himself in a fall.

— GAS PRICES — Motorists continue to see higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

SPORTS

BKO--NIKE LEAGUE-GUN VIOLENCE PATCHES

NEW YORK — All the teams in an elite AAU circuit will wear orange patches this season, joining a New York-area program that started wearing them in a campaign against gun violence.

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