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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

September 5, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

MISS AMERICA

ATLANTIC CITY — The post-swimsuit era for the Miss America pageant begins Wednesday night. It does so amid a revolt by state pageant officials unhappy with the way the decision to drop swimsuits was made, and who are demanding that top leadership, including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson, step down. The current Miss America, Cara Mund, has accused Carlson and CEO Regina Hopper of bullying and silencing her — allegations the two officials deny. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 482 words, photos.

Eds: Will be updated with details from preliminary competition.

AROUND THE STATE:

— PEOPLE-GEOFFREY OWENS — The woman who took photos of a former regular on “The Cosby Show” while he worked at a New Jersey grocery store says she’s filled with regret over the uproar they caused. AP photo.

— MOTHER FATALLY STABBED — Authorities say a New Jersey woman fatally stabbed her mother while her infant daughter was also present.

— HUMAN REMAINS FOUND — Authorities say skeletal remains found in a wooded area of central New Jersey this week are human.

— FATAL SHOOTING — Authorities in New Jersey say a shooting has left a man dead.

— TRAIN-FATAL ACCIDENT — New Jersey Transit has released the name of a man who was struck and killed by a train in northern New Jersey.

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