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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

November 6, 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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TRENTON — New Jersey voters are deciding the closely watched Senate election between Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez and Republican Bob Hugin as well as a dozen House races. Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m. Menendez is seeking his third term. Hugin served as CEO of the drugmaker Celgene. Six other candidates are also on the ballot. By Mike Catalini.




NEW YORK — Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc is expected to make his first court appearance in New York. Sayoc was being transferred from federal custody in Florida ahead of a Tuesday court hearing. Prosecutors say they will ask a judge to hold him without bail because he is considered dangerous. AP photos.

Eds: Court appearance scheduled for noon.


— POLICE OFFICER-FATAL ACCIDENT — A New Jersey police officer has been convicted of leaving the scene of a fatal crash that occurred while he was off-duty.

— SERVICE DOG KILLED — A New Jersey man who killed a Navy veteran’s service dog in training has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

— ESCAPED PIG — Police officers in New Jersey say they found an escaped pig and fed it snacks until its owner came to pick it up.

— MACKEREL SHUTDOWN — The federal government is shutting down a chunk of the Atlantic Ocean fishery for a species of mackerel for several months.

— MYSTERIOUS MUSIC — Police in Delaware and New Jersey say they’ve received multiple complaints about mysterious music from towns located along the Delaware River.


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