Regional Briefs – June 6, 2018

Westchester Signs Law Raising Smoking Age to 21

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Westchester County Executive George Latimer on Wednesday signed legislation raising the age to buy tobacco and vaping products to 21, The Associated Press reported. It’s currently 18 statewide, except in some places such as New York City.

Jewelry Returned After Being Mistakenly Given Away

LOCKPORT, N.Y. – A woman was reunited with her grandmother’s diamond watch and jewelry Monday after she accidentally left them inside an armoire that she gave away, WIVB reported. The woman who took the armoire returned the jewelry to Janet Kenyon after hearing about it on the news.

Police Find Man Living in Parked Car With Gun Arsenal

NEW YORK – Police on Monday discovered a Georgia man living for two weeks out of his car at the Port Authority Bus Terminal along with a small arsenal of guns and bullets, The Associated Press reported. The 21-year-old was charged for the two semi-automatic handguns and over 100 rounds of ammunition.

State Sells 10,000 Thruway E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags

ALBANY – The Thruway Authority has sold over 10,000 E-ZPass tags since the program was launched in February, The Associated Press reported. Drivers can purchase the $25 tags at more than 50 toll plazas. The entire Thruway system will be converted to cashless tolling by the end of 2020.

Nation’s Oldest Nuke Plant Files $1.4B Closing Plan

LACEY, N.J. – The owner of the nation’s oldest nuclear power plant says it will cost $1.4 billion and take 60 years to shut down Oyster Creek this October, The Associated Press reported. The federal government must approve the filing.