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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

August 19, 2018

Good afternoon! 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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A man already accused of killing one New Jersey woman is now accused of killing another woman found dead in the basement of her home on New Year’s Eve in 2011.


CAMDEN — Police say one of three men sought in connection with an ambush shooting of two Camden police detectives earlier this month has been arrested.



NEW BRUNWICK — Therapy finished for the afternoon, Darrell Rogers was wheeled into the visitor’s lounge on his hospital floor. He greeted his dad with a wide smile and proceeded to rise from his wheelchair. The elder Darrell Rogers lent him a hand, just to be sure. “He can walk on his own,” Darrell Sr. said. “But you’ve got to be there to spot him and make sure he doesn’t fall.” It’s a remarkable turnaround for the 16-year-old Matawan High School basketball standout. In May, during a club-team practice, Rogers suffered sudden cardiac arrest. He collapsed and stopped breathing, was revived by two coaches and helicoptered to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where the prognosis was grim. Jerry Carino, Asbury Park Press. SENT: About 1130 words.



FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the New York Jets’ quarterbacks depth chart — for now. The 39-year-old veteran wants to be the starter, but knows rookie Sam Darnold is the future of the franchise. McCown insists he’ll accept whatever his role might be this season, even if it means staying on the sideline and serving as a mentor. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT.


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