Regional Briefs – June 4, 2017

Warmer Weather Swamps LaGuardia With Mosquitos

NEW YORK – Warming temperatures are causing passengers at LaGuardia airport to deal with a swarm of mosquitoes plaguing the terminals of the waterfront airport, the New York Post reported. Workers and passengers are now swatting away the mosquitoes the entire day.

Fire Island Cancels Late-Night Ferry Due to Rowdy Crowds

OCEAN BEACH, N.Y. – Late-night ferry service at Fire Island is being scuttled for the summer because of what the company calls “undesirables with no morals,” WCBS reported. Mayor Jim Mallott says the move is the first step in “taking the village back from the chaos.”

New Tappan Zee Drivable Months Before Opening

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – The new Tappan Zee Bridge is still under construction but is now fully drivable — several months from its official opening, The New York Times reported. The original span over the Hudson River, opened in 1955, will be torn down after the new bridge opens.

Driver Who Got Infection After DUI Test Gets $140K

OCEAN CITY, N.J. – A woman who contracted a MRSA infection after a forced catheterization to take a drunk driving test following her DUI arrest will be paid $140,000 to settle a lawsuit, The Press of Atlantic City reported. Norma Powell agreed to drop the case against Ocean City, its officers and a nurse.

Vandals Turn Fountain Into Bubble Bath

LYNDHURST, N.J. – Police are searching for the person who poured industrial strength bubble bath into a park fountain on Memorial Day to create clouds of foamy suds, NJ.com reported. It cost more than $3,500 and two days of work to repair the fountain.