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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

January 2, 2019

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:

SPORTS BETTING-STATES

ATLANTIC CITY _ The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don’t bet on it. Just look to the states that capitalized immediately after the court’s ruling last spring and to Nevada, which previously had an effective monopoly on sports gambling. Even though the market is still developing, the returns to date have been modest. By Wayne Parry.

SPORTS BETTING FOR DUMMIES

ATLANTIC CITY _ Wanna bet on sports? First, make sure you know what you’re doing — and the odds against you. Seven U.S. states now offer legal sports gambling, and as many as 30 more will consider jumping on board in 2019. So here are some of the basics — as well as some more esoteric aspects — of betting on sports. By Wayne Parry.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ MOVING TRENDS _ Vermont’s population is among the smallest in the U.S., but a study from United Van Lines indicate people are moving to the New England state. Meanwhile, New Jersey had the highest percentage of outbound moves.

_ FIREFIGHTERS INJURED _ Two firefighters have suffered minor injuries while fighting a three-alarm blaze in Jersey City.

_ POLICE CHIEF-THREAT INVESTIGATION _ A New Jersey judge has ordered a town to release tape recordings made by a police chief currently on leave for allegedly making threats against a local official.

_ CAR CRASH-WRESTLER KILLED _ Police say a former standout high school wrestler was killed in a New Year’s Day crash in New Jersey.

SPORTS:

FBN--JETS-DARNOLD EFFECT

NEW YORK _ The sales pitch from the Jets to prospective head coaching candidates begins with Sam Darnold. Everything else is a distant next. The Jets have begun their search and they want a coach who can lead the franchise _ and the franchise quarterback _ to the next level. By AP Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBN--GIANTS-GETTLEMAN

EAST RUTHERFORD _ General manager Dave Gettleman discusses the New York Giants’ future heading into the offseason with his biggest decision being whether to keep Eli Manning as his quarterback after 15 seasons, two Super Bowls but one playoff berth in the last seven seasons. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING. 700, photo by 1:15 p.m.

HKN--DEVILS-STARS

DALLAS _ The New Jersey Devils will try to match their longest winning streak of the season at four games in a visit to the Stars. Dallas is coming off a loss to Montreal. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CT.

BKC--SETON HALL-XAVIER

CINCINNATI _ Xavier (9-5, 1-0 Big East) hosts Seton Hall (10-3, 1-0). By Joe Kay. Tip-off at 6:30 p.m.

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