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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

June 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SPORTS BETTING-NJ

TRENTON — The first full day after New Jersey legislators approved a bill to legalize sports betting began with no one actually offering it yet. But that could change by the end of the day on Friday, depending on whether casinos and racetracks are willing to move on their own and ignore the state’s Democratic governor, who has given no indication of when he might act on the bill. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

TRENTON — Recreational marijuana would be legalized and the medical cannabis program would be expanded under new legislation being introduced in New Jersey. Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney and state Sen. Nicholas Scutari announced the new bills Friday. By Michael Catalini. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

FRANCE-OBIT-BOURDAIN

PARIS — Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and citizen of the world who inspired millions to share his delight in food and the bonds it created, was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions. He was 61. Bourdain was raised in Leonia, N.J. By Angela Charlton. SENT: 1,247 words, photos and video.

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AROUND THE STATE:

— POLICE PURSUIT-DRIVER KILLED — A man being pursued by police died when he crashed his car into a utility pole in northwestern New Jersey.

— CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK KILLED — A man who fatally shot a clerk during a New Jersey convenience store robbery is now headed to state prison.

— RAINBOW CROSSWALK — A New Jersey town has a crosswalk painted in permanent rainbow striped colors to show LGBT pride doesn’t just happen in June.

— PIG APPREHENDED — Police in New Jersey say they found a lost pet pig wandering near a local Dunkin’ Donuts and nicknamed it “Pork Roll.”

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