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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

September 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

OLDEST NUCLEAR PLANT CLOSING

LACEY TOWNSHIP — America’s oldest nuclear power plant is shutting down Monday. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey will go offline at some point before 1 p.m., although officials will not say precisely when. By Wayne Parry. AP photos.

SPORTS GAMBLING-FIGHTING THE FIX

OCEANPORT — With dozens of states rushing to offer legal sports gambling in the wake of this spring’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court’ ruling, will fixed games — or parts of games — become more common? The four major pro major sports leagues and the NCAA have argued for years in court that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The pro leagues have sought, unsuccessfully so far, to get a cut of state gambling revenues to increase monitoring. Democratic U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York recently proposed legislation establishing federal guidelines aimed at “protecting the integrity of the game” as well as protecting bettors. By David Porter and Regina Garcia-Cano. SENT: 940 words, photos.

WITH:

SPORTS GAMBLING-FIGHTING THE FIX-GLANCE

AROUND THE STATE:

— SWIMMERS DROWN ATTEMPTING RESCUE — Authorities say two swimmers drowned in New Jersey while trying to rescue another man who was later saved by police.

— RADIO HOST KILLED — Opening arguments have started in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a New Jersey radio show host in an alleged plot to prevent her from exposing a drug ring.

— FEDERAL EMPLOYEE-BRIBE — A New Jersey man has admitted paying a federal employee a cash bribe to favorably handle and review non-immigrant visas so people from the Dominican Republic could apply for entry into the United States.

— MAN FOUND DEAD — Police in New Jersey are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man who was found inside an apartment.

— SUPREME COURT-SOTOMAYOR-READING —Justice Sonia Sotomayor says reading helped her reach the Supreme Court.

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