A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Garden State Parkway Sees Decline In Toll Cheating

New Jersey Turnpike Authority executive director Veronique Hakim says she’ll know by next month how much money has come in as a result of the crackdown. Officials estimated that $16 million was lost to exact-change cheats last year.


New York City is using specifically trained beagles, like this one, in the battle to eradicate bed bugs. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Enlists Pair Of Bedbug-Detecting Dogs

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development says beagles Mickey and Nemo started work this week. Their mission: to sniff out bedbugs.


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NYC Officials Express Difficulty Enforcing Dog Clean-Up Rules

Thirty-three years after it went into effect, the city’s pooper scooper law is widely being ignored. But who, exactly, is to blame?


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East Hampton Hikes Parking Fines

In the Village of East Hampton, the Board approved hiking the parking fines in beach lots. In other areas of the Village, the cost of parking without a permit or paying the meter has also increased $20 to $80 per violation.


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D’Angelo Takes Disorderly Conduct Plea In NYC Case

The Grammy Award-winning R&B singer entered his plea Friday. The offense is a violation, not a crime.


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NY Joins Suit Over Nuclear Waste Storage

New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, said the decision violates requirements for a review of health, safety and environmental hazards.


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UConn Admits Violations In Men’s Basketball

UConn has imposed its own sanctions, including two years’ probation and a loss of one scholarship for the next two seasons.


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Brown Pleads Not Guilty To Violating Court Order

Foxy Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt. She could face up to one year in jail.


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Arsonist Jailed For Probation Violation

Elizabeth Peters of Little Egg Harbor received a three-year term because recent random testing showed she had violated her probation — for the second time — by consuming alcohol.