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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

April 9, 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:

TOYS R US-LINGERING IMPACT

_ A year after Toys R Us imploded, toy makers are still readjusting to the big loss of shelf space. That means slashing the number of styles they carry, re-evaluating how they sell big toys like playhouses and cars, and changing their packaging in order to squeeze into a smaller space at retailers. It also means fewer choices for parents and kids. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 900 words, photos, video.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ CLERGY ABUSE-CHARGES-HOTLINE _ A New Jersey priest has pleaded guilty to a child sexual assault dating back almost three decades.

_ IMMIGRATION ARRESTS _ More than 100 people were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents during a month-long sweep across New Jersey that spanned 14 counties.

_ PRINCIPAL’S DEATH-BONE MARROW DONATION _ A New Jersey high school principal who went into a coma after he donated bone marrow to a 14-year-old boy in France has died.

_ POSTAL WORKERS BRIBED _ A man who recruited and bribed postal workers in a scheme to steal credit cards from the mail has pleaded guilty to several charges.

_ BODY FOUND-ABANDONED HOME _ Authorities say a man found dead last week in the basement of an abandoned central New Jersey home died from blunt force trauma to the head.

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