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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

August 4, 2018

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_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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

POLLUTION LAWSUITS

TRENTON — New Jersey officials say they will crack down on polluters and make them pay by pursuing civil suits. A look at what that means for corporate interests, residents and the environment in the state. By Mike Catalini. SENT: About 570 words.

TRUMP-MIDTERMS

WASHINGTON — — President Donald Trump’s strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he’s complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity. By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas.

BUSINESS:

MEXICAN FAMILY-SAUCE BUSINESS

NEW YORK — Three generations of Mexican women make about 1,600 pounds of mole poblano a day in a small Brooklyn storefront. What started as occasional cooking for Mexican grandmother Damiana Bravo in the 1970s is now a family-run business. It produces and sells the ancestral Mexican sauce to bodegas, supermarkets and restaurants in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and North Carolina. By Claudia Torrens. SENT: NewsNow, will be updated.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-STORYTELLING EVENTS

HADDONFIELD — Tucked within the well of Haddonfield’s Inkwood Books one Sunday afternoon, Shirley Hough settled in for a chat with rapt teenagers gathered there to hear her stories. The longtime widow told them about her beloved husband’s marriage proposal and the happy life they built together in Haddonfield — all prompted when he caught sight of her photograph. “I’m so grateful,” Hough told the teens, as a smile danced over her 86-year-old features at the memory. “I’ve been lucky.” By Kim Mulford, The Courier Post. SENT: About 870 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

GAS PRICES — Gas prices in New Jersey have done an about-face, rising in some areas after the previous week’s slight decreases.

SPORTS:

FBN--JETS-SCRIMMAGE

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets head to Rutgers for their training camp scrimmage Saturday night. The rookie quarterback is coming off his best practice since ending his brief contract holdout and rejoining the team Monday. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Scrimmage begins 7:15 p.m. EDT.

BOX--KOVALEV-ALVAREZ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Sergey Kovalev defends his share of the light heavyweight championship against Eleider Alvarez in the main event of a card televised on HBO from the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 500 words, photos. Card starts at 10 p.m. EDT.

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