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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 12, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-BOOKER-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS — As Democratic presidential hopefuls hit the ground to woo voters in the early voting state of Nevada, many are touting how closely their home states align with the fast-growing tourist mecca. Only New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker can say it’s where he stops for mom’s home cooking. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: About 900 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-PARENTS OF PREEMIE

NEPTUNE CITY — Amanda Maggio knew something was wrong when she reported for work one day in mid-November. Her vision was blurred. It had been a rough pregnancy for the 33-year-old Neptune City resident, with constant nausea, but this was different. She ended up hospitalized, her blood pressure spiked and her liver started failing. The diagnosis: HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening complication developed by nearly 50,000 expectant moms each year in the U.S. The only cure is having the baby. Jerry Carino, Asbury Park Press. SENT: About 950 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

GIRL-FALL INTO FIRE PIT _ Authorities say a 5-year-old girl was flown to a hospital with burns after falling into a fire pit at her New Jersey home.

BRAWL OUTSIDE CLUB-HIT-RUN _ Authorities say a large fight outside a New Jersey adult entertainment establishment left two men in critical condition, one after he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

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