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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

January 18, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-NEW JERSEY

TRENTON _ Gov. Phil Murphy’s counsel is testifying before a legislative committee investigating allegations that a sexual assault complaint against a Murphy campaign staffer was mishandled.

NEWARK POLICE-MONITORING

NEWARK _ A federal monitor says Newark’s police department is making significant progress in engaging with the communities it serves but needs to improve its handling of civilian complaints and investigations of officer misconduct.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ WIFE KILLED-COLD CASE _ The husband of a New Jersey native whose body was found on an Oklahoma mountaintop in 2009 has pleaded guilty to killing her.

_ POLICE STATION-VIDEO-DEATH _ A funeral is scheduled for a man who recorded a frantic video at a police station and later died after being transported to a hospital.

_ WINTER STORM _ A weekend storm could bring just about every type of precipitation imaginable, with icy roads a likely end product.

_ MURDER-REDUCED SENTENCE _ A North Plainfield man has had his murder sentence reduced after an appeals court ruled it was excessive because he wouldn’t have been released until he was in his 90s.

_ SCHOOL-BOY DIES _ An investigation is underway after a 4-year-old never woke up from a nap at a New Jersey preschool.

SPORTS:

BKC--NORTHWESTERN-RUTGERS

PISCATAWAY _ Big Ten Conference also-rans Northwestern and Rutgers will play in a game at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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