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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

October 12, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SPORTS BETTING

ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey plans to reveal figures on the level of sports betting activity in September that its chief gambling regulator calls stunning. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement is scheduled to release statistics Friday afternoon on how well sports betting did last month. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

WEINSTEIN-A YEAR LATER-ARTS RESPONSE

NEW YORK — In the year since the entertainment industry was rocked by sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, arts professionals are trying to respond in multiple ways. Some in the industry are doubling down on ensuring actors and actresses are aware of anti-harassment policies. Some are holding workshops. Others are hiring advocates on the set to ensure a safe environment in the workplace. By Mark Kennedy. AP photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

— DOG SHOT-COUPLE CHARGED — Authorities say a New Jersey couple shot their dog with a BB gun in a botched effort to kill it because they couldn’t afford to care for it.

— PEDESTRIAN KILLED-DRAG RACING — Police have made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a New Jersey high school vice principal allegedly run over by a drag racer.

— TROPICAL WEATHER —Rain spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Michael is causing some travel issues in New Jersey.

— BEAR HUNT — Hunters have killed 84 bears so far during New Jersey’s latest black bear hunt.

SPORTS:

FBN--REELING GIANTS

EAST RUTHERFORD — After last week’s last-second loss against Carolina, Giants coach Pat Shurmur said he was “done” talking about Odell Beckham Jr. and his critical comments about the team. Six games into his first season, Shurmur still can’t shake the OBJ questions. It’s talk of a postseason push that’s gone silent. By Simmi Buttar. With AP photos.

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