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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 17, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

AUDIBLE-ABANDONDED CHURCH

NEWARK _ When audio book company Audible wanted to expand its headquarters in New Jersey’s largest city, it went one block south and 200 years in the past. The company is unveiling its new, 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) office space in Newark’s former Second Presbyterian Church on Friday. By David Porter. SENT: 525 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ PRINCIPAL-CHILD SEX ASSAULT CHARGES _ Authorities say a New Jersey middle school principal tried to sexually assault a 16-year-old former student.

_ FATAL I-78 CRASH _ State police say a driver was killed when his vehicle rear-ended a tractor-trailer on a major highway in northwestern New Jersey, a crash that also left a child injured.

_ LAMP CORD STRANGLING _ A woman convicted of strangling her husband with a chain link lamp cord has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

_ SINGING SLAYING SUSPECT _ A New Jersey man who ordered pizza and posted a video of himself singing after killing a woman is going to prison.

_ MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD _ Authorities say a body found in the Hudson River this week has been identified as a 27-year-old Maryland man who went missing earlier this month while visiting friends in New Jersey.

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