Regional Briefs – May 14, 2018

Police Use Clucking Sound on Phone to Rescue 14 Ducklings

BAY SHORE, N.Y. – A police officer saved 14 ducklings who got stuck in a drainpipe on Sunday by using a duck-calling device to lure them to their waiting mother, The Associated Press reported. One duckling had to be snagged with a net.

Woman Who Stranded Worker Dislikes Idling Vehicles

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – The neighbor of a woman who stranded a utility worker in the air says she was probably angry about the idling truck, NJ.com reported. Elena Gerlihman, 59, did the same a few years ago when an ice cream truck was idling near her home; she stole the truck’s keys.

Niagara Falls Aquarium Building Jellyfish Exhibit

NIAGARA FALLS – The Niagara Falls Aquarium began construction of a jellyfish exhibit that will be called “Aliens of the Sea,” The Associated Press reported. About 100 jellyfish representing four species will swim in tanks in a darkened exhibit space with dramatic lighting.

NJ Going With Less Costly Firm to Store Bridgegate Data

TRENTON – New Jersey’s attorney general said he was “stunned” to learn the state was paying $64,000 a month to retain Bridgegate data, NJ.com reported. He transferred the contract to a different company that has an upfront cost of $9,300 and monthly fees of $2,300.