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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

February 27, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

VIRAL OUTBREAKS-PEDIATRICE CENTERS

TRENTON _ A federal report says a viral outbreak that killed 11 children at a New Jersey nursing home was made worse because those in charge didn’t plan for such an outbreak and didn’t react fast enough. The Record reports the pediatric medical director of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation didn’t know how many children were infected or what his job entailed at the time of the outbreak last fall. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2:30 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ NJ TRANSIT-POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL _ New Jersey Transit has received official approval for a two-year extension to finish implementing a required emergency braking system on its trains and tracks.

_ EX-GIRLFRIENDS SLAIN _ A man convicted of murdering two ex-girlfriends and the new boyfriend of one of them has been sentenced to 190 years in prison.

_ CHLD PORN-ADMINISTRATOR _ A man who was an administrator for multiple chat rooms where child pornography was shared and discussed on an instant messaging application has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.

_ PARKWAY-MAN FATALLY STRUCK _ State police say a man walking along the Garden State Parkway was struck and killed by an SUV in southern New Jersey.

_ CRASH-CHILD KILLED _ Authorities say a fiery two-vehicle crash in southern New Jersey has left an adult and a child dead.

_ ILLEGAL FIREARMS PURCHASE

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