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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

March 1, 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:

BACK BAY FLOODING

MANASQUAN _ Storm surge barriers to temporarily close off inlets and portions of bays during severe storms are among measures envisioned in a new study to protect New Jersey coastal areas from back bay flooding. Such flooding caused major damage during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, even though more attention was paid to damage from oceanfront waves pounding on the beachfront. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 786 words, photos.

SPORTS BETTING-NEW YORK

_ A sponsor of sports betting legislation in New York says the bill likely will allow for in-person wagering at places like Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said Friday that legislation he announced this week is being tweaked and will have the provision unless he receives strong opposition. By David Porter. SENT: 130 words, UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ILLEGAL TRASH DUMPING _ The New Jersey attorney general says a man spent over a year dumping large amounts of trash underneath highway bridges.

_ PROM-LIMOUSINE BAN _ Some students at a New Jersey high school are upset that they won’t be able to make a grand entrance by taking limousines and luxury cars to their prom.

_ CHILD PORN CHARGES _ A New Jersey man caught up in a statewide child pornography sweep that nabbed dozens of offenders is now headed to state prison.

_ CHURCH SCHOOL FIRE _ Authorities say a fire has damaged a Roman Catholic school in southern New Jersey.

SPORTS:

FBN--COMBINE-FATHER&SON

INDIANAPOLIS _ There’s one quarterback at the NFL scouting combine that New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur has absolutely fallen in love with, and it’s not Kyler Murray, Dwyane Haskins, Drew Lock, Daniel Jones or Ryan Finley. It’s Kyle Shurmur, his 22-year-old son who threw 50 touchdowns over the last two seasons for Vanderbilt. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 924 words, photos.

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