BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
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FREEHOLD _ Freehold Raceway hopes to show that it can succeed as the third horse racing track to cross the finish line in New Jersey’s red-hot sports betting market. The track just off Route 9 in western Monmouth County has a sports betting license from the state Racing Commission and is looking for a vendor to run a sports book. Freehold does not have a target date to begin sports betting, but a 2019 launch date seems likely. It still needs approval from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 550 words.
HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN
MOUNT HOLLY _ A homeless veteran charged with concocting a feel-good story with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 will be released from jail pending trial. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.
AROUND THE STATE:
_ DRUG RING-DOCTOR SENTENCED _ A businessman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiring with a doctor to provide an illegal drug ring with thousands of opioid pills.
_ HOBOKEN WATERFRONT DISPUTE _ Hudson County officials have written a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy urging him to oppose a plan to move a ferry refueling depot to a spot on the Hoboken waterfront where a public park has been envisioned.
_ HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING-HAZING ARRESTS _ Four New Jersey high school students have been arrested in connection with a hazing incident involving the school wrestling team.
_ DRUG RING BUST _ An eight-month investigation in Newark has yielded several arrests in what authorities are calling a major drug ring.
_ POLICE OFFICER-FATAL ACCIDENT _ A judge has sentenced a former New Jersey police officer to 9 ½ years in prison for leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
NEWARK _ The Vegas Golden Knights, the winners of 9 of 11, visit the slumping and road-weary New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
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