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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

September 20, 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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TOP STORIES

NJ TRANSIT-POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL

NEWARK — There’s good news and bad news for rail commuters who use New Jersey Transit. The good news: fares will be cut 10 percent from November through January. The bad news: the fare cuts are to make up for additional service disruptions as NJ Transit seeks to meet a federal safety deadline. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

ATLANTIC CITY TAKEOVER

ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey’s takeover of Atlantic City’s assets and major decision-making power may be coming to an end soon. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is due in the seaside gambling city Thursday afternoon to make an announcement regarding the takeover. It was launched in 2016 under his Republican predecessor Chris Christie, who, along with the state Legislature, determined that Atlantic City was unable or unwilling to make tough decisions to get its finances and its half-billion dollars in debt in order. By Wayne Parry. AP photos.

Eds: Will be updated following 1 p.m. news conference.

CARNEGIE HEROES

PITTSBURGH — A receptionist who used a child’s booster seat to fight off a pit bull that was attacking a 12-year-old boy is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners on Thursday. SENT: 678 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

— BUSINESSMAN KILLED-EX-WORKER CHARGED — A New Jersey man who shot and killed his former employer during a robbery at the victim’s home is now headed to prison.

— CHIROPRACTOR-TAX EVASION — A former chiropractor has admitted he evaded paying more than $500,000 in income taxes and failed to report a Russian bank account where he deposited more than $1.5 million.

— FATAL SHOOTING — Police in New Jersey continue to search for the suspect who killed a Camden man.

SPORTS:

FBC--BIG TEN-DOWN YEAR

— Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven’t been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State on Sept. 29. Penn State needed overtime to beat Appalachian State in the season opener. Ohio State ? There’s been nothing to complain about on the field, going 3-0 with a victory against TCU during coach Urban Meyer’s suspension. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 724 words, photos.

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