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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

April 14, 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:

PARALYZED DURING ARREST

CAMDEN, N.J. _ A judge has refused to dismiss gun and drug charges against a New Jersey man paralyzed during his arrest five years ago, saying he believes the defendant could probably make it to court and if not can appear via video feed.

OBIT-JOYCE CAROL OATES-HUSBAND

NEW YORK — Charles Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Joyce Carol Oates, has died. He was 83.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE

NEW BRUNSWICK _ Amidst bare walls and yet-to-be-installed floors, a splatter of nails and stacks of sheet rock, George Street Playhouse Artistic Director David Saint said he is very excited about the theater’s inaugural season in its new home. The five-play season is sandwiched by two new musicals and also features a one-woman comedy starring an Oscar nominee and Emmy winner, a suspense thriller based on a bestselling novel, and a world-premiere historical drama. From one of the two stages of the soon-to-open New Brunswick Performing Center, Saint shared on Tuesday how the hi-tech, already-in-demand venue is a dream come true for him and a 45-year-old company that always has performed in converted spaces. By Bob Makin, Bridgewater Courier News. SENT: About 2100 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

BOARDWALK CAFE FIRE _ Fire investigators are trying to find out what started a massive blaze that destroyed a building housing a New Jersey boardwalk cafe and other businesses.

SPORTS:

BOX--SHIELDS-HAMMER

ATLANTIC CITY — Claressa Shields tossed one championship belt around her neck, fastened another around her waist and draped one more over a shoulder.

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