Regional Briefs – August 8, 2016

Dolphin Rescued From Creek, Released Into Delaware Bay

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Rescuers freed a 7-foot-long bottlenose dolphin from a small creek on Sunday, the Atlantic City Press reported. A veterinarian assessed the dolphin’s health before releasing it into Delaware Bay. It’s unusual to find bottlenose dolphins in local creeks.

Blaze at NJ Scrapyard Destroys 6 Vehicles

MIDDLESEX, N.J. – Six vehicles were destroyed in a fire at a automobile scrapyard Sunday afternoon, NJ.com reported. It took firefighters about an hour to extinguish the flames, which spread through the cars and an outbuilding in the lot.

Father, Son Rescued After Jumping Into Playland Lake

RYE, N.Y. – A NYC father and son had to be rescued Sunday after they jumped from a pontoon boat in Playland into a lake, the Journal News reported. The 17-year-old boy jumped in to retrieve his hat. When he appeared to be in distress, his 36-year-old father jumped in after him. The father was hospitalized overnight for observation.

Students at Rutgers Paying Millions in Parking Tickets

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Students at Rutgers University are paying nearly $5 million a year in parking tickets, MyCentralJersey.com reported. The school issued about 90,000 parking tickets last year, or more than 5 per driver on campus. The majority were for drivers who didn’t have permits.