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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

March 31, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MISSING STUDENT-DEATH

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The man accused of killing a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had turned on the child locks in his backseat so the doors could only be opened from the outside, police in South Carolina say. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: About 470 words.

OBIT-KEN GIBSON

NEWARK _ Ken Gibson, who became the first black mayor of a major Northeast city when he ascended to power in riot-torn Newark almost five decades ago, has died. He was 86. SENT: About 410 words.

MISSING STUDENT

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Police arrested a man Saturday in connection with the death of a college student who apparently got into the suspect’s car thinking it was her Uber ride. SENT: About 220 words. Moved very late for Sunday AMs.

AROUND THE STATE:

FOREST FIRE _ Authorities say fire whipped by high winds has spread over thousands of acres of state forest land in the Pinelands of New Jersey.

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