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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

November 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MANSION FIRE-DEATHS

FEEHOLD — A New Jersey tech executive was charged Thursday with killing his brother and the brother’s family over a business dispute and then setting fire to their mansion and his own house in an attempt to cover up the crimes. Paul Caneiro, 51, was charged with four counts of murder as well as arson and two weapons violations in the deaths of his 50-year-old brother, Keith, along with Keith’s wife, Jennifer, and ther two children, at their Colts Neck estate, about 50 miles south of New York City. They were shot, stabbed or both. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 585 words, photos.

POLICE-USE OF FORCE DATABASE

WOODBRIDGE — New Jersey’s system for reporting police use-of-force incidents is broken and ineffective —hiding some disturbing trends, a 16-month investigation has found. The probe by NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, which was released Thursday, pulled data from 468 police departments and the state police from 2012 to 2016. It found use-of-force reporting by local police departments was inconsistent, incomplete and, in many cases, missing altogether. SENT: 401 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

— IMMIGRATION-DIRECTIVE-NJ — New Jersey is announcing new rules limiting law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

— HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN — A homeless man from Philadelphia who allegedly schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 has waived extradition back to New Jersey.

— DRUG DEAL-DETECTIVE INJURED — Authorities in New Jersey say a Philadelphia man struck and injured a police detective with his car while trying to flee the scene of a drug deal.

— LOST DOG FOUND — A dog who escaped from his now-former New Jersey home in February was found over the weekend in a city roughly 19 miles away.

— DRUG TRAFFICKING RING — Federal and local authorities say they’ve busted a large-scale heroin and cocaine trafficking ring in New Jersey.

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