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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

November 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HOLIDAY-BLACK FRIDAY

NEW YORK — Retailers aren’t just ushering the official start of the holiday season with the usual expanded hours and fat discounts on big TVs and toys. They’re offering new ways for shoppers to get deals online and in the store easier and faster in the age of instant gratification. By Joseph Pisani and Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT:

ROAD SALT-STICKER SHOCK

ALBANY, N.Y. — Budget-busting road salt prices are leaving municipal officials in the Snow Belt hoping for a mild winter. Salt supplies are tight on the heels of a harsh winter last year that depleted reserves, leaving many localities in the Northeast and Great Lakes to pay prices that range from about 5 percent higher to almost double. By Michael Hill. SENT: 520 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

— BYOB ADVERTISING-RULING — New Jersey’s restaurants and clubs will be allowed to advertise that they let patrons bring their own wine and beer without fear of running afoul of state law, after a federal judge’s ruling in a lawsuit brought by an Atlantic City strip club.

— POLICE ROBOT ATTACKED — Police say an armed New Jersey man struck a police robot several times with a pry bar during a seven-hour standoff.

— THANKSGIVING FIRE — A fire at an apartment complex forced about 100 people to be evacuated Thanksgiving morning.

SPORTS:

FBC--RUTGERS-MICHIGAN ST PREVIEW

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As a senior at Michigan State, Khari Willis has certainly experienced college football’s ups and downs. His freshman season, the Spartans won the Big Ten and went to the College Football Playoff. Then the team collapsed to a 3-9 record the following year. Michigan State bounced back to win 10 games in 2017, but this season has been another disappointment — the Spartans are barely bowl eligible as they enter their regular-season finale. By Noah Trister. SENT: 650 words.

HKN--ISLANDERS-DEVILS

NEWARK. —The New Jersey Devils will look for their eighth win at home in 11 games when they play host to the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center. By Tom Canavan. Game starts at 4 p.m. 600, photos.

BKC--BOSTON UNIVERSITY-RUTGERS

PISCATAWAY — Boston University plays Rutgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

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