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NJ HACKERS EXTORTED $6M NATIONWIDE

Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 15.20.47Police have launched a man hunt for Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, allegedly developed and used ransomware to exhort a total of $6 million from several hospitals, organizations, and entities nationwide. The city of Newark was caught up in the scheme, according to a statement provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey. The indictment alleges the first target was a Mercer County business in 2015. (Asbury Park Press)

MURPHY ANNOUNCES STEM ASSOCIATES DEGREE PROGRAM

Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that New Jersey will become the ninth state to join P-TECH, a program co-developed by IBM that aims to help students launch careers in STEM. With the help of state of federal funding, high schoolers in the six-year program can earn their associates degree for free. Three high schools were chosen for the 2019-20 year. (NJ Advance Media)

SPORTS BETTING IN NJ ON THE RISE; NBA AND MLB DEALS

The NBA announced Wednesday that it will distribute its betting data across the country. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball made a similar announcement. Experts say this will likely increase sports betting in New Jersey's casinos. In May, New Jersey won a Supreme Court case that opened up legal sports betting for any state nationwide. (Press of Atlantic City/Associated Press)

AC MAYOR WON'T FACE CHARGES FOR CASINO INCIDENT 

On Wednesday, Cape May County's prosecutor said he won't file criminal charges against Atlantic City's Mayor, who was involved in an incident caught on videotape outside the Golden Nugget casino on November 11. A municipal court will address complaints against Mayor Frank Gilliam and Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy next month. (NorthJersey.com/Associated Press)

AFTER PEDESTRIAN DEATHS, BAYONNE PLANS NEW BRIDGES

The city of Bayonne pushed for pedestrian safety solutions in an editorial on Wednesday. The problem is urgent, it said: in four years, five people have died on a small section of Route 440. One solution could be pedestrian bridges, the city says, but there's a lack of funding to support it. (The Jersey Journal)

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