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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

September 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HERRING FISHING

— Federal fishing managers are considering a host of potentially major changes to the fishery for herring. Herring is a small, schooling fish that is the subject of a major industry on the East Coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said a recent assessment of the stock shows the fish in decline. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 396 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

— BUS ACCIDENT-LEGS AMPUTATED — New Jersey Transit will pay $10 million to a woman who was run over by a bus two years ago and had both her legs amputated.

— FATAL FRYING PAN BEATING — A man accused of killing his aunt with a frying pan and a knife during an argument in her southern New Jersey home has been indicted on murder charges.

— LETTER CARRIER-MARIJUANA PACKAGES — Federal prosecutors say a postal worker intercepted and delivered packages of marijuana to a drug dealer in return for cash payments.

— BICYCLIST STRUCK — Authorities in New Jersey say a 14-year-old boy who was struck by two vehicles has been hospitalized in critical condition.

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