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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 17, 2018

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_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 NEWS:

NEW JERSEY REDISTRICTING

TRENTON _ Top Democrats in New Jersey’s Legislature scrapped a plan Monday to change the state constitution and potentially lock in their advantage in future elections. By Mike Catalini. SENT: About 370 words.

NJ TRANSIT-POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL

KEARNY — New Jersey Transit has made enough progress on installing a federally mandated emergency braking system to meet a year-end deadline, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. SENT: About 350 words,

TUNNEL-WREATH CONTROVERSY

JERSEY CITY _ The great Holland Tunnel wreath controversy has been resolved. After complaints about the holiday wreaths and a tree decoration over the New York-bound tunnel, more than 21,000 people voted in a poll commissioned by tunnel operator the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the tunnel’s operator. SENT: About 300 words.

SCHOOL BUS-DUMP TRUCK CRASH

TRENTON — A school bus crash that left a student and teacher dead this year led New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday to sign into law four new safety bills. SENT: About 260 words.

OYSTER BAR-PEARL

NEW YORK _ A lucky diner says he happened upon a pearl while eating an oyster dish at a famous New York City restaurant. SENT: About 240 words.

CHURCH ABUSE-JESUITS

TOWSON, Md. — The Roman Catholic Jesuit province serving much of the eastern United States is releasing the names of Jesuits who face “credible or established” accusations of sexual abuse of minors dating to 1950. By David McFadden. SENT: About 750 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

HORSE RACING SUBSIDIES _ New Jersey is considering reniewing financial subsidies to its horse racing industry.

HOSTAGE-SUSPECT SHOT _ The Essex County prosecutor’s office is investigating the fatal police shooting of a man who had taken his estranged girlfriend and her daughter hostage.

SHORE TOWN-DEATHS _ Nearly a year after a teenager allegedly shot and killed his parents, sister and a family friend, few details have emerged to shed light on the crime.

CHURCH-HARRIET TUBMAN MUSEUM _ Officials in Cape May have announced plans to convert a church building into a Harriet Tubman museum.

SPORTS:

FBN--GIANTS ELIMINATED

EAST RUTHERFORD — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning thinks the New York Giants are heading in the right direction, and the soon-to-be 38-year-old believes he has enough in the tank to lead them on another championship run, By Tom Canavan. SENT: About 780 words.

FBN--JETS-DARNOLD-MCCOWN

NEW YORK — Sam Darnold despised the thought of not playing. He was frustrated his injured right foot wouldn’t let him. So, for three games, the New York Jets rookie quarterback tried to be productive during his time away from the huddle. Darnold focused on Josh McCown and how the 39-year-old prepared every day. He listened. And, learned. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: About 910 words.

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