Boozy invaders hit the beach in Hamptons
Indian Wells' clean white sand fronts mansions costing up to $20 million in a section of the Hamptons where parking is permitted to homeowners only, according to the New York Times. Then last summer, hundreds of young partiers started arriving by bus and by van, hauling kegs and cases of beer, guzzling it down and, in a couple of cases immortalized in police summonses, relieving themselves in the dunes. The East Hampton Star called it the Invasion of the Beery Beach Blanketeers. Now, some Hamptons residents fear that the shift in the societal order could be made worse this year by a new wave driven north by Hurricane Sandy rebuilding at New Jersey's rowdy beaches. Could Nicole Polizzi — television's "Snooki" — be far behind? Fortunately for these New Yorkers, Memorial Day weekend brought rainy and cool weather, while Gov. Chris Christie went up and down New Jersey beaches, touting rebuilt boardwalks.
Illinois city flush over new restroom
Parks officials held a "potty party" Thursday to celebrate the opening of a restroom in a downtown park. Naperville City and Park District officials decided to take the plunge last summer on the new construction, which replaced portable toilets often used at the park, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. Appropriately at the grand opening, toilet paper tearing replaced the traditional ribbon-cutting.
Believe it's Gone
Bieber's seized monkey resettled
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and his little Mally are no more a couple. The capuchin monkey was seized by customs in March after the 19-year-old Bieber failed to produce the required vaccination and import papers for the animal when he arrived at Munich Airport. When Bieber missed a deadline to produce the papers, the animal was confiscated, becoming the property of the German state. The 5-month-old monkey has a new home: the Serengeti wildlife park in northern Germany's Lueneburg Heath, Bild newspaper reported Monday. It is not clear whether Bieber will be liable for hefty fines.
Caution: Elk birthing
Wild and curious Swedish crashes
An elk in western Sweden gave birth in the middle of a highway and then ran off, leaving the newborn. Trying to avoid the calf, two cars collided Friday on the road between Trollhattan and Vanersborg, the Goteborgs-Posten newspaper reported. No one was injured, Swedish news agency TT reported Saturday. Police officers were able to reunite the calf with its mother. "There are in the woods now and everything got a happy ending," said Bjor Blixter, spokesman for the Vastra Gotaland police. Wild animals caused 46,562 accidents in 2012 in Sweden, said an association that specializes in helping motorists who collide with animals.
Compiled from wire services and other sources.