Regional Briefs – September 11, 2014

PATH Fares to Increase on October 1

JERSEY CITY – It’s going to cost more to ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York beginning Oct. 1. Single-ride tickets will increase by 25 cents to $2.75 and a two-trip ticket will cost $5.50. A 7-day unlimited ticket will cost $29; 30-day unlimited ticket go for $89. Since 2011, single fares increased a quarter per year to help fund a 10-year building plan.

3 Arrests for Selling Fake Driver’s Licenses Online

NEWARK – Three Newark men were arrested Wednesday for running an online shop that sold fake driver’s licenses, The Associated Press reported. Ricardo Rosario, Abraham Corcino and Alexis Scott Carthens sold fake licenses for seven states for $150. Their return policy stated: “No refunds. No snitching.”

Third of Voters Not Sold On Booker Reelect

TRENTON – Voter discontent could pose a problem for incumbent Sen. Cory Booker in New Jersey, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll released Wednesday. The Democrat leads Republican Jeff Bell only 42 to 29 percent, with 27 percent undecided. Poll director Krista Jenkins said the smaller than expected margin suggests anti-incumbency could be in play.

Deadline Extended For Private Toll Collection

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. – Toll collectors on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway will keep their jobs through the end of the year, with a deadline for companies to submit proposals to privatize it extended until Oct. 8 and a tentative vote scheduled for Dec. 16, The Press of Atlantic City reported.

Kitten Found Under Hood Of Teacher’s Car

FAIR LAWN, N.J. – A kitten hitched a ride to school under the hood of a teacher’s car, The Record reported. Pamela Haug heard strange noises as she drove to work Tuesday and meowing when she parked. It took 15 minutes to get the kitten out from behind the engine block. Haug decided to bring it home to her two children.