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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

February 10, 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_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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BEACH ACCESS

DEAL _ Beach access advocates are suing a New Jersey shore town which they say has been among the worst in terms of allowing the public to get onto and use its shoreline. By Wayne Parry. SENT: About 780 words.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-NEW JERSEY

TRENTON — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy looked to put scrutiny over his administration’s handling of a sexual assault allegation against a state government staffer behind him last week. But lawmakers are having none of it as they continue their probe into state employee Katie Brennan’s accusations of sexual assault against a member of Murphy’s campaign staff who went on to work in the administration. By Mike Catalini. SENT: About 750 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-POLICE HORSE-CANCER

NEWARK _ The cancer settled into Marilyn Rodriguez’s brain and wasn’t going anywhere. Not much more could be done, except to make her comfortable and fulfill a childhood passion she had for Newark police horses. Rodriguez wanted to see one again on Jan. 8, her 43rd birthday. Rosalee Ofray, a family friend who is more like a sister, went to work on this local make a wish request. Then Rodriguez slipped into a coma a few days before her birthday. She died Jan. 21, but Newark police sent a horse to the wake, a horse that officials say rode through her neighborhood. By Barry Carter, NJ.com. SENT: About 780 words.

SPORTS:

BKW--T25-MARYLAND-RUTGERS

PISCATAWAY, N.J. _ No. 10 Maryland will visit 20th-ranked Rutgers with first place in the Big Ten on the line. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. Game tips at 2 p.m. EST.

HKN--HURRICANES-DEVILS

NEWARK _ The Carolina Hurricanes visit the New Jersey Devils.

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