AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
Aug. 17, 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 email@example.com.
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WASHINGTON — Women with military experience — many of them combat veterans — are among the record number of female candidates running for office this year. Some aspire to change Congress, where veterans account for just 1 in 5 lawmakers. Most of the candidates are Democrats and many are mothers. Some have retired and are looking for other ways to serve. By Laurie Kellman and Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,474 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
— BEACHES CLOSED-SEASIDE HEIGHTS — All ocean beaches have reopened to swimmers in one New Jersey shore community after they were closed due to water quality concerns.
— GANG LEADER-RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY — The second-ranking leader of the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for his role in a murder, attempted murders and the kidnapping of a heroin trafficker.
— INVESTMENT FRAUD — A New Jersey man has admitted swindling two investors out of $3.4 million by falsely representing that his businesses had secured lucrative contracts to sell olive oil to major retailers.
— DOG RESCUED FROM WATERFALL — A New Jersey fire department plans to adopt the dog it rescued from the base of a waterfall.
— WHALE CAPSIZES BOAT — State Police say a whale caused a 20-foot boat to capsize in waters off the New Jersey coast.
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