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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

September 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES-NJ

TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on adopting their first new harassment policy in nearly a decade, and the first of the #MeToo era. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate scheduled Thursday votes on the policy. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin unveiled it last week. The eight-page policy supersedes a five-and-a-half-page 2009 document and includes a handful of changes, among them the requirement for anti-harassment training at least every two years. By Mike Catalini. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m.

Eds: Will be updated from afternoon voting sessions.

SUPER BOWL TICKETS-LAWSUIT

TRENTON — New Jersey’s Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that claims the NFL violated state consumer fraud laws with its ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium. Josh Finkelman sued after he said he had to pay more than double the $800 face value on the secondary market because the NFL made only 1 percent of the tickets available to the public. The NFL claims in court filings that it didn’t run afoul of the law. By David Porter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

Eds: Developing from court hearing that was scheduled for 10 a.m.

AIRPORT WORKER WAGES

JERSEY CITY — Thousands of workers at New York-area airports are on the verge of being approved for wage hikes that would pay them $19 per hour by 2023. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is scheduled to vote Thursday on a measure authorizing the increases. Privately employed airport employees who work in concessions, baggage handling, transportation and other jobs make between $10 and $11 per hour. The Port Authority says that has led to a more than 30 percent annual turnover rate. By David Porter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

— BUS DRIVER-GUN TO HEAD — Authorities in New Jersey say police shot and killed a man who held a gun to a bus driver’s head and ordered her to drive through red lights.

— BRIDE SLASHED WITH SWORD — Authorities say a dispute involving a New Jersey bridal party and a hotel guest ended when the guest used a sword to threaten the women and slash the bride on the arm.

— JUDGE DISMISSED-CUSTODY DISPUTE — New Jersey’s Supreme Court has removed a state Superior Court judge from office because she abused her power by interfering in a custody dispute involving a former intern.

— TRAFFIC DISPUTE-MAN SLASHED — Authorities say a traffic dispute spurred a driver to slash another motorist across the neck.

— STOLEN MAIL — Police in New Jersey are investigating reports of stolen mail.

SPORTS:

— FBC-T25--BIG TEN-THIS WEEK — Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week. AP photos.

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