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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

August 9, 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 lrosenthal@ap.org.

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NEWARK — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is back from vacation and set to meet with New Jersey Transit officials as the state’s rail system has fallen into disarray. Several dozen rush-hour trains have been cancelled in recent weeks due to crew shortages, leaving passengers irate. Transit officials say it’s due to a shortage of engineers combined with a spike in unexcused absences. Murphy is expected to meet with the engineers’ union leaders as well. By David Porter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words, developing from meeting that started at 11 a.m.


— NORTHEAST CORRIDOR RAIL SERVICE — New Jersey Transit and Amtrak have resumed rail service between Trenton and New York’s Penn Station following an accident that killed a person along the tracks.

— POLICE VEHICLE-ICE — Princeton, New Jersey, police are trying to ease fears after some people raised concerns about a patrol vehicle that has ICE on its door.

— SCHOOL PRINCIPAL-CHILD PORN — The principal of a southern New Jersey high school is facing child pornography charges.

— STOCKON UNIVERSITY-ATLANTIC CLUB — Stockton University’s board of trustees has given approval for the purchase of a former casino site near a campus slated to open next month in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

— NEW JERSEY RATTLESNAKE — Authorities have relocated a venomous timber rattlesnake after a woman in New Jersey found it under her car.

— LIBRARY-BEDBUG INFESTATION — A bedbug infestation has forced New Jersey officials to close a branch of the Atlantic County Library.



EAST RUTHERFORD — No. 1 draft pick Baker Mayfield and No,2 selection Saquon Barkley are expected to see their first NFL preseason action when the Cleveland Browns play the New York Giants at MetLife Stdium. By Tom Canavan. AP photos.

Eds: Game starts at 7 p.m.


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