AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
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ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City’s Borgata casino will start taking bets on sporting events Thursday morning. The casino tells The Associated Press it will begin taking sports bets at 11 a.m. That’s 30 minutes after Gov. Phil Murphy places the state’s first legal sports bet at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport. The Democratic governor signed the sports betting bill into law Monday. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.
GUN RESTRICTIONS-NEW JERSEY
TRENTON — New Jersey is set to become the latest state to enact measures to tighten its already strict gun laws. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says he will sign the half-dozen bills on Wednesday. The measures began advancing after the fatal high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February that left 17 people dead. By Michael Catalini. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.
MEDICAL LAB-DOCTOR BRIBES
NEWARK — Two brothers who ran a bribes-for-referrals health fraud scam that brought in more than $100 million face sentencing. David and Scott Nicoll are scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Newark on Wednesday. They were arrested in 2013 and pleaded guilty to conspiracy and money laundering through their New Jersey company, Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services. By David Porter. SENT: 334 words. UPCOMING: 400 words following sentencing hearing, which was scheduled to start at 11 a.m.
AROUND THE STATE:
— SMALL PLANE CRASH — Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a rural part of southern New Jersey.
— TRASH TRUCK CRASH — A crash involving a tractor-trailer hauling trash on the New Jersey Turnpike has created major travel delays along a stretch of the highway in central Jersey
— STATE TROOPERS-WOMAN REVIVED — Three New Jersey state troopers used CPR to revive a woman who had stopped breathing.
— PROFESSOR-COMMENTS — New Jersey’s William Paterson University says school officials are reviewing videos that show a professor telling students the moon landing was faked and promoting other conspiracy theories.
— TRENTON MAYORAL RACE — Voters in New Jersey’s capital city have elected Democratic Assemblyman Reed Gusciora in a mayoral runoff election.
— JELLYFISH WARNING — Residents of a New Jersey county are advised to be on the lookout for a rare type of jellyfish with a powerful and painful sting.
— BUDGET CONSULTANT — Mississippi’s capital city will bring in an outside consultant to help with the upcoming fiscal year budget.
FBN--JETS-BRIDGEWATER BOUNCING BACK
FLORHAM PARK — Teddy Bridgewater remembers some of his teammates crying. They were on their knees and praying. For him. The New York Jets quarterback was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 when he went down in a heap of agonizing pain. Bridgewater had twisted his left knee badly on a non-contact play, and the severity of the injury was only beginning to surface. By Dennis Waszak Jr. AP photos.
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