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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Coverage Advisory, NJ

August 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.



ATLANTIC CITY — An Atlantic City casino will become the fourth in New Jersey to offer sports betting. Harrah’s casino plans to start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, two days after its sister property, Bally’s, did. So far, the Borgata, Ocean Resort and Bally’s are offering sports bets, along with two horse racing tracks, the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m.


NEWARK — New Jersey officials announce six lawsuits against polluters in what they describe as a return to aggressive pursuit of those who contaminate the environment. By Michael Catalini.


Most people who collect sports cards when they are kids usually end up storing them in boxes for years and years. That’s where they stay until something prompts the desire to go through them. For a 76-year-old man from New Jersey who asked to be identified only by his first name, John, it was seeing an ad in a newspaper earlier this year for a 1952 Mickey Mantle card being sold by Heritage Auctions with an estimated value of $3.5 million. By AP Sports Writer Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 830 words.


— BORDER STOP-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY — A man who was stopped at the Maine border with Canada has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on a child pornography charge.

— NJ TRANSIT-CANCELLED TRAINS — At least four New Jersey Transit trains have been cancelled, snarling the commute for rail riders.

— FATAL CRASH-DUMP TRUCK — Police in New Jersey are investigating a crash involving a dump truck that killed a person and injured two others.


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