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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 27, 2019

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’s 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:

NEW JERSEY BUDGET

TRENTON _ New Jersey is constitutionally required to enact a balanced budget by the end of June, but Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s $38.6 billion proposal is facing some skepticism from fellow Democrats. By Mike Catalini. UPCOMING: About 500 words.

FLOOD BUYOUTS

MOSBY, Mo. — The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. By David A. Lieb. SENT: About 1420 words.

CRASH-FAMILY TRIP

SHELDON, N.Y. — Three relatives were killed and six others were injured in a crash while heading for Niagara Falls on a holiday weekend trip, when a suspected drunken driver’s pickup truck hit their SUV, authorities said. SENT: About 270 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-WWII SHIP SINKING

PITTSBURGH _ Two famous shipwrecks mark the beginning and end of America’s involvement in World War II: The USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and the USS Indianapolis in July 1945 after delivering components of the atom bomb to Tinian. But a third sinking in the middle of the war, worse than the second and nearly as bad as the first, remains largely unknown. This was the loss of the troopship HMT Rohna, a converted British cargo ship sunk in 1943 off the African coast by a German guided missile at a cost of 1,015 U.S. soldiers. Among them were 95 men from Pennsylvania. Many of them had served with the 853rd Aviation Engineer Battalion. Now a New Jersey filmmaker, in conjunction with a survivors’ group, is hoping to raise awareness of this great sea disaster by finding the families of the dead. Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. SENT: About 1190 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

HOTEL SLAYING _ Trial resumes this week for a Pennsylvania man charged in the shooting death of a sleeping co-worker in a New Jersey hotel room 2½ years ago.

SPORTS:

CAR--NASCAR-CHARLOTTE

CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday night. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: About 980 words.

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