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AP-New Jersey News Digest

October 6, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

FATAL HEAD-ON CRASH

PENNSVILLE — Police say a head-on collision between two cars claimed the lives of three people in New Jersey

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-GRAVE REDISCOVERED

KEANSBURG — Chances are you’ve heard the phrase, “Go West, young man.” It’s one of the more renown American utterances, popularized by New York newspaper editor Horace Greeley as the nation’s westward expansion exploded in the mid-1800s. The labor radical and Greeley mentor who conceived the laws that spurred the population shift — thus inspiring the expression — is buried in Keansburg, in an old cemetery on a bluff overlooking the Waackaack Creek. Last year, after an arduous restoration that bordered on excavation, the grave of George Henry Evans was discovered. “This town is one square mile, but now you can come see a famous American who’s buried here,” said Robert Scifo, the borough resident who led the cleanup. By Jerry Carino, Asbury Park Press. SENT: About 610 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

GAS PRICES — Gas prices are on the rise in New Jersey amid an oil price rally and the state’s new 4.3-cent gas tax increase taking effect.

SPORTS:

HKN--OILERS-DEVILS

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — The New Jersey Devils and Edmonton Oilers open their regular-season schedules in Sweden. The matchup pits MVP Taylor Hall of the Devils against Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid of the Oilers. By Karel Janicek. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. 1 p.m. ET start

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