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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

PARKWAY CRASH-FOUR KILLED

TOMS RIVER _ Friends are recalling two brothers and two friends who died in a crash on a major New Jersey highway. They tell the Asbury Park Press that driver Kevin Quispe-Prieto had worked six or seven days a week over the summer to save up to buy a white Infinity G37 sedan. The car slammed into the back of a tanker truck early Wednesday on the Garden State Parkway, which stretches across the entire state. The crash killed Quispe-Prieto, his brother Jimmy and two friends. UPCOMING: 350 words by 1 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ MYSTERIOUS MUSIC _ After police in Delaware and New Jersey received complaints about mysterious music from towns located along the Delaware River, one New Jersey chief set out to find the source himself.

_ FLOOD WATCH _ Storms expected to dump up to 1 ½ inches of rain around the state Friday are could cause widespread flooding.

_ STOLEN DOG RETURNED _ A New Jersey man has been reunited with his dog, more than a year after the pooch was stolen from his car.

_ DEAD DOGS IN HOME _ Prosecutors have filed additional animal cruelty charges against a New Jersey woman who had 44 frozen dogs and 130 live dogs at her home.

_ COW ON THE LOOSE _ A cow who escaped from a truck on Interstate 80 and led police on an hour-long chase before being captured is recuperating at an animal sanctuary in northwestern New Jersey.

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