BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
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BEACH SMIKING BAN-NJ
SEA GIRT _ Smoking will be banned on nearly every public beach in New Jersey this summer under tougher new restrictions. Non-smokers are rejoicing over the ban, which also applies to public parks. But some smokers are feeling discriminated against by the law, which took effect in January. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 558 words.
NEWARK _ A federal court has ruled that the husband of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member Teresa Giudice can stay in the U.S. as he appeals deportation to his native Italy. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia delayed Joe Giudice’s deportation in an order published Wednesday. The court is expected to issue a decision within a few months, after attorneys for Giudice and the government file briefs. By David Porter. SENT: 320 words, photos.
D-DAY VETERANS RETURN
Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper’s bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier’s hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of Normandy. For historians, D-Day was a turning point in the war against Germany. For men who were among the Allied fighters who mounted history’s largest amphibious invasion, June 6, 1944, remains a kaleidoscope of memories. By Rebecca Santana. SENT: 2,129 words, photos and video.
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AROUND THE STATE:
_ WOMAN FOUND DEAD _ Authorities have made an arrest in the murder and sexual assault of a woman found dead in her central New Jersey apartment.
_ SPORTS BETTING-LAWSUIT _ A federal appeals court will hear arguments in New Jersey’s lawsuit against the pro sports leagues over sports betting revenues.
_ FIRE CHIEF-PONZI SCHEME _ A former municipal fire chief and investment manager is headed to prison for running Ponzi scheme that stole more than $10 million from his family, friends and fellow firefighters.
_ DEADLY BRAWL-MAN SENTENCED _ A man convicted in the stabbing death of another man after a fight in New Jersey during celebrations over the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win is now headed to prison.
_ ARTIE LANGE-DRUG ARREST _ Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program.
_ DATING WEBSITE-ARREST _ Officials say a man used an online dating website to steal not only a Georgia woman’s heart but a big chunk of her money.
_ PATH-CREDIT PROBLEMS _ Passengers who ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York City better bring cash.
FLORHAM PARK _ Adam Gase spent most of his nearly 15-minute news conference batting down reports and rumors, while trying to set the record straight. The New York Jets coach has been the focus of lots of conversation — most of it not good — on sports talk radio, television and social media since the team fired general manager Mike Maccagnan last Wednesday. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 857 words, photos.
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