BC-NJ--New Jersey News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NJ

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. New Jersey News Editor Josh Cornfield can be reached at 609-392-3622 or jcornfield@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEWARK — New Jersey Transit's board of directors is expected to formally approve fare increases that average about 9 percent for bus and rail riders. The new rates, which are to be approved Wednesday, would go into effect in October. By Dave Porter And Michael Catalini. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: Updates and 450 words by 1 p.m.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Maryland for an announcement related to his presidential campaign. Christie's campaign announced Wednesday's event at the Double T Diner near Maryland's capitol in Annapolis. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates and 300 words by 1 p.m.


— DRPA-TOLLS — By the end of the year, regular commuters on four Philadelphia-area bridges are likely to get a price break.

— WOMAN STRUCK-DIES — A northern New Jersey woman who was run over by a car and dragged 30 feet died roughly eight hours after the crash occurred.

— CHILD PROTECTION CASEWORKERS ATTACKED — Officials say two New Jersey child protection caseworkers were attacked and injured while removing a child from a suspected abusive home.

— FREEHOLD MAN SENTENCED-SHOOTING — A 32-year-old Freehold man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2013 shooting of two men in Asbury Park that left one victim dead and the other wounded.

— DMX-ARREST — Rapper DMX has been sentenced to serve six months in an upstate New York jail for failing to pay child support. Photo.

— FATAL WRONG-WAY CRASH — An attorney for the Linden police officer who was a passenger in a wrong-way crash in Staten Island, New York, has filed notice of intent to sue the city of Linden over its handling of the officer who was allegedly driving drunk at the time of the crash.

— IDENTITY THEFT-SENTENCE — A federal judge has sentenced a 25-year-old man to 13 years in prison for hacking into business computers in the U.S., then stealing and selling personal information to other cybercriminals.

— DUKE MANSION-DEMOLITION — The Duke Farms Foundation has applied to Hillsborough Township's Historic Preservation Commission for permission to demolish the unoccupied main mansion of the estate.

— PLANE LANDS ON HIGHWAY — Police have released a video of a small plane carrying students from a skydiving school making an emergency landing on a southern New Jersey highway.

— SUBARU RECALL — Subaru is recalling 32,400 Impreza compact cars in the U.S. to fix a problem that can stop the front passenger air bag from inflating in a crash.

— BOSTON IMAM — The largest mosque in New England has selected a young cleric from New Jersey as its new imam.

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