Drivers warned of poop after hackers infiltrate roadway message board

MAYS LANDING, N.J. — Officials say hackers temporarily changed the message on a southern New Jersey roadway sign to the word "poop."

The Press of Atlantic City reports the word flashed repeatedly on Wednesday in Mays Landing on an electric message board near a road construction project. The message remained until state Transportation Department officials contacted the contractor responsible for the sign and asked that the word be removed.

Officials say message boards are secured with locks to prevent vandalism.

Woman finds lottery ticket worth $470,000 while doing taxes

CLIFTON, N.J. — Officials say a New Jersey woman found a winning lottery ticket worth more than $470,000 while preparing to file her taxes.

The state lottery announced on Thursday that Yokasta Boyer found the Jersey Cash 5 ticket from an April 2015 drawing and was able to file her claim about two weeks before the ticket expired in April.

Boyer says she had her brother verify the winning numbers after finding the ticket.

Boyer, who has a full-time and part-time job, says she plans to pay off her debts and spend more time with family and friends during the coming Christmas holiday season.

The ticket was bought at the Quick Mart in Clifton.

Feral cat forms friendship with aging bear


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FOLSOM, Calif. — A feral cat nicknamed "Little Bear" has forged an unlikely friendship with an aging bear at a California zoo.

The black cat with a clipped ear is rarely far from 18-year-old Sequoia, one of Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary's largest black bears. Zookeepers tell the Sacramento Bee that Little Bear joins the lumbering Sequoia as he lounges in the shade or wanders through his enclosure. They've even shared meals.

If the bear is sleeping in the grass, then Little Bear is invariably a few feet away.

Little Bear is part of a colony of feral cats living at the zoo. Lead senior zookeeper Jill Faust says she suspects the cat feels comfortable around Sequoia because the bear's arthritis has slowed him down.

Associated Press