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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

October 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

— NEW JERSEY BEAR HUNT — The annual bear hunt in New Jersey begins Monday but is expected to be greatly reduced following an order by the governor barring black bear hunting on state-owned lands.

— FATAL HEAD-ON CRASH — Authorities have released the names of three people killed in a head-on collision in southern New Jersey.

— DEMOLITION FIRM OFFICIAL-FRAUD — A former senior vice president of a national demolition company has admitted accepting more than $300,000 in bribes from officials at a New Jersey-based scrap metal company to steer business to that firm.

— ROBBERY ATTEMPT-CLOWN MASK — Police in New Jersey say a gas station clerk fought off an armed robber and sent the suspect fleeing without any cash.

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