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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 25, 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:

BAIT CRISIS

Fishermen already dealing with a dramatic reduction in the amount of a key bait fish they are allowed to harvest will likely face an additional cut next year that could drive up the price of lobster for consumers.

BAR SHOOTING

TRENTON _ New Jersey police say 10 people have been wounded following a shooting at a Trenton bar.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-RAMADAN AND STUDENT-ATHLETES

ROCKAWAY — For the past couple of weeks, alarm clocks have been buzzing early at Hira and Inaaya Shakir’s house. The family has been waking up around 4 a.m., plenty of time to eat a filling meal before the sun comes up. After gobbling down sandwiches, eggs, and other protein, the sisters usually try to snooze for another couple of hours before getting ready for school. Muslims all over the world have similar rituals as part of Ramadan, a holy month dedicated to prayer, reflection, and service. It marks when Muslims believe God revealed the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. For student-athletes, Ramadan brings additional challenges. Jane Havsby, Morristown Daily Record. SENT: About 1170 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

GAS PRICES _ Drivers in New Jersey and across the nation saw stable gas prices going into the Memorial Day weekend that are about 10 cents per gallon cheaper than at the same time last year.

SPORTS:

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