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AP-PA--New Jersey News Digest, PA

September 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FOOD AND FARM-MAINE BLUEBERRIES

DEBLOIS, Maine — In the era of superfoods, Maine blueberries aren’t so super. The Maine wild blueberry industry harvests one of the most beloved fruit crops in New England, but it’s locked in a downward skid in a time when other nutrition-packed foods, from acai to quinoa, dominate the conversation about how to eat. And questions linger about when, and if, the berry will be able to make a comeback. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 779 words, photos and video.

PEOPLE-GEOFFREY OWENS

TRENTON — An actor who was a regular on “The Cosby Show” said he’s thankful for the support he has received since photos of him working at a New Jersey grocery store showed up on news sites. Geoffrey Owens said Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he did feel some people were trying to job shame him. But he stressed that “every job is worthwhile and valuable,” adding that what’s important is the honor of the working person and the dignity of the work. SENT: 424 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

— TRENTON VIOLENCE — A series of weekend shootings in New Jersey’s capital city has left one man dead and six other people wounded.

— POLICE STANDOFF-MILLVILLE — A lengthy police standoff in a southern New Jersey neighborhood has come to a peaceful conclusion.

— STOLEN M&M CHARACTERS — Two statues of M&M candy characters that were stolen from a children’s concert in New Jersey last month have been returned unharmed.

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