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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

April 1, 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:

NEW JERSEY BUDGET

TRENTON _ New Jersey’s treasurer is set to estimate whether the current fiscal year’s revenues are keeping pace with expectations. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.

COLD CASE-MOTHER

JERSEY CITY _ Attorneys for a woman found guilty three years ago of killing her 5-year-old son in 1991 say her conviction should be tossed because of a lack of evidence and missteps by the judge. Michelle Lodzinski’s attorneys argued Monday to an appeals court that the judge should have declared a mistrial when a juror was dismissed during deliberations. They also argued the state’s evidence didn’t prove she intentionally caused the boy’s death. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

MISSING STUDENT DEATH

COLUMBIA, S.C. _ The father of a University of South Carolina student killed when police say she got into the wrong car thinking it was her Uber ride says he will dedicate his life to increasing safety with ride sharing services. Seymour Josephson says he thinks his 21-year-old daughter Samantha would still be alive if she wasn’t trying to catch a ride alone early Friday after a night in Columbia’s Five Points bar district. The family is from Robbinsville, New Jersey.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ FOREST FIRE _ Fire crews have contained a wind-whipped blaze that has burned more than 11,000 acres of state land in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

_ POLICE OFFICER-COMPUTER CRIME CHARGE _ A longtime southern New Jersey police officer stands accused of accessing information from a secure departmental computer for personal reasons.

_ BODY FOUND IN LAKE _ Authorities have made an arrest in the strangulation death of a woman whose body was found in the lake of a northern New Jersey park.

_ THEATER-JOHN LEGUIZAMO _John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road.

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