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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 5, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

AMAZON WAREHOUSE-WORKERS SICKENED

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. _ Authorities say several workers at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey have been sickened by fumes. Roughly 20 workers were taken to hospitals for treatment Wednesday morning, while many others were being treated on scene in Robbinsville. None of the injuries were considered serious, with most people reporting difficulty breathing and/or burning in the throat. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

_BOSTON COLLEGE-PLAYER ASSAULTED _ A New Jersey police officer who pleaded guilty to his role in an unprovoked attack on a Boston College hockey player in a pizza shop could have the charge dismissed if he fully complies with conditions of a two-year probationary period.

— TEACHER-THERE’S NO SANTA — School officials say a substitute teacher who told first-grade students in New Jersey that Santa Claus isn’t real will not be returning to the school.

— GANG LEADER-MURDER CHARGE — Federal prosecutors say a high-ranking street gang leader convicted of murder and other crimes has been sentenced to consecutive life terms in prison plus 35 years,

— PEOPLE-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN — Bruce Springsteen will not be touring with the E Street Band in 2019.

— DOCTOR-FRAUD CHARGES — A federal judge in Delaware has scheduled a May sentencing for a Maryland doctor who was charged with conspiring to commit bank fraud and making false statements on loan applications.

— OBIT-PHILIP BOSCO — Philip Bosco, the Tony Award-winning actor known for his roles in films “Working Girl” and “The Savages,” has died. He was 88.

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