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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 18, 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 _ A legislative committee hears from top staffers in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration as it investigates hiring practices in the wake of allegations a rape accusation against a campaign staffer was mishandled. By Mike Catalini. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2:30 p.m., updates.


_ HEALTH INSURANCE FRAUD CHARGES _ Federal authorities in New Jersey have charged a man with scamming health insurance companies out of more than $10 million.

_ DOG ADOPTIONS-PARVO _ At least six dogs adopted during a “Mega Adoption Event” in Delaware have been diagnosed with the highly contagious canine parvovirus. The dogs came from shelters in several states including New Jersey.

_ HUMPBACK WHALE-ASHORE _ Scientists are trying to determine what killed a juvenile female humpback whale that was spotted off Cape May and later washed ashore over the weekend in Delaware.

_ HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN _ A man charged with running a scam that netted more than $400,000 from GoFundMe donors could face jail over traffic tickets.

_ NEWARK-ABUSE CHARGES _ Six adults charged with severely beating and abusing a 3-year-old boy are due in court.

_ CASINO GARAGE-SHOOTING _ A judge has sentenced two New Jersey men to 32 years in prison for a shooting that left a police officer partially paralyzed.



NEWARK _ The New Jersey Devils, who have won twice in their last 11 games will play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the winners of one of their last five games. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING. 600, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


DURHAM, N.C. _ Second-ranked Duke returns from an exam break to face Princeton on Tuesday night. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos. Game starts on Tuesday night. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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