Feds show no love for New York road signs

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Federal Highway Administration isn't showing any "Love" for some tourism signs along New York highways.

Officials with the FHA and the New York state Department of Transportation will meet next month to discuss the removal of more than 500 "I Love NY" signs from state roadways.

Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau will meet with DOT Commissioner Matt Driscoll at the FHA's Washington office sometime in December to formulate a plan for taking down the signs.

The FHA has threatened to cut nearly $1 billion in federal funding to the state if the signs aren't removed.

State officials have long contended that the signs help promote tourism and provide valuable information about New York's attractions.

FHA officials say the signs don't conform to federal standards and are dangerous because they contain so much information that drivers can become distracted.

Wildlife cameras capture photos of jokers dressed as lions

GARDNER, Kan. — Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.

Police said they found the images on the two cameras at the park in Gardner on Monday.

Interspersed among images of skunks and coyotes were photos of people wearing costumes pretending to be lions wrestling, a gorilla, various monsters and an old person with a walker. And of course Santa made an appearance during the three nights of high jinks.


Cpl. Robert Huff said it was "pretty comical" and "creative." The pranksters have not come forward.

The cameras were established this month to investigate reports of mountain lions. No mountain lions were detected.

Associated Press