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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

August 30, 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.

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ATLANTIC CITY — The 51 hopefuls vying for the title of Miss America are set to arrive in Atlantic City on Thursday amid changes and internal dissension for the pageant. Pageant Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has feuded on Twitter with reigning Miss America Cara Mund after Mund said she’d been “silenced” by pageant officials seeking to control what she says. By David Porter. SENT: 356 words, photos.


CAMDEN — Campbell Soup Co. plans to focus on its core snacks and soup business in North America and sell its international business, paying down debt. The Camden, New Jersey, company said Thursday it’s working urgently to complete all the moves by next July. The planned sales will leave Campbell Soup with brands including Goldfish, Pepperidge Farm and Snyder’s of Hanover. SENT: 248 words, photos.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “Mayans M.C.,” a spinoff of motorcycle gang saga “Sons of Anarchy,” tackles conflict along the U.S.-Mexico border amid poverty and a drug war. The FX Networks series stars J.D. Pardo and Edward James Olmos who lead a majority Latino cast that navigates the dark world of motorcycle gangs and tensions from immigration, cartel violence and race. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 896 words, photos.


— DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN — A motorist accused of causing a hit-and-run crash that led to a pedestrian’s death is now charged with death by auto.

— HUMAN REMAINS-DELAWARE RIVER — New Jersey police say human remains have been found on an island in the Delaware River.

— SERIAL BANK ROBBER — A man with a history of robbing banks is now headed back to prison for two holdups he committed last summer in New Jersey.

— MANAGER-CELEBRITIES CHEATED — A federal jury has convicted a business manager of defrauding R&B artists Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight in a sports beverage scheme.



In an earlier time, a true freshman starting quarterback wasn’t necessarily unthinkable. It certainly was an outlier. Not so much anymore, not in this age of what Rutgers offensive coordinator John McNulty calls the “bred quarterback,” those players who immerse themselves in football year-round, get individual coaching from quarterback gurus and arrive on campus ready and expecting to play right away. By Eric Olson. SENT: 883 words, photos.


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