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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 6, 2019

Good evening! 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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MONDAY’S TOP STORIES:

NJ TRANSIT-ENGINEER SHORTAGE

NEWARK — The first of several new classes of New Jersey Transit railroad engineers is poised to take the wheel this summer, signaling a small step toward reducing the rampant train cancellations that plagued commuters a year ago. By David Porter. SENT: About 440 words.

TAX INCENTIVES

TRENTON — New Jersey companies tied to an influential Democratic leader and awarded millions in tax credits demanded on Monday a chance to testify as part of a state task force’s investigation into incentives. SENT: About 560 words.

CLERGY ABUSE-NJ

ELIZABETH — Attorneys for a man seeking to force New Jersey’s five Roman Catholic dioceses to release their clergy abuse records have issued their own list of more than 300 priests accused of child sexual abuse. By David Porter. SENT: About 510 words.

ELECTION 2020-BOOKER-GUNS

WASHINGTON _ Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals in a sweeping gun control agenda the U.S. senator from New Jersey released on Monday. It’s his second policy rollout in three weeks as he tries to break through the crowded Democratic primary field. By Elana Schor. SENT: 436 words, photos.

SPORTS BETTING

AUGUSTA, Maine — Lawmakers said Monday they need more time to decide on a push to allow sports betting in Maine that’s been spurred by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. SENT: About 250 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING _ A man who exchanged gunfire with a police officer who was pursuing him has been convicted of attempted murder.

CAT KILLED BY ARROW _ State police say someone using a bow and arrow shot and killed a stray cat in northwestern New Jersey.

CHILD PORN-INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT _ A man who had sexual contact with boys and possessed more than 1,000 images of child pornography has been sentenced to six years in state prison.

FIRE-PARTIAL BUILDING COLLAPSE _ A fast-moving fire has roared through a building in northern New Jersey, forcing residents to flee to safety as the structure partially collapsed.

SPORTS:

CAR--NASCAR-DOVER

DOVER, Del. — Martin Truex Jr. won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career, pulling away from the field down the stretch to reach victory lane for the second time in three races. By Dan Gelston. SENT: About 920 words.

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