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Delaware beaches pulled in around $670-thousand a year in parking tickets.  

The Wilmington News Journal reports over the last three years Rehoboth Beach issued nearly 58-thousand tickets pulling in $1.9 million in revenue.

The paper found that August was the biggest month for the resort which averages $165-thousand a month in parking permits and parking meter fines during that period.

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You will soon be able to pay for parking with your phone in Ocean City municipal lots.

The resort is taking plans from a number of companies but the biggest firm is the app Parkmobile.

Among the advantages is that the app would alert you to when your time is running out.

WBOC reports that the Ocean City Police Department issued over 58-hundred parking tickets last year.

The town is hoping that the new app will reduce those numbers.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware is offering people who've gotten parking tickets on campus to get out of paying their fines while helping those in need.

Beginning Monday, the university will allow parking citations to be paid for with non-perishable food items. Each food item will count as $5 toward the cost of a parking ticket less than 30 days old.

The food drive will run through the end of the semester on Dec. 12.

All donated items will be delivered to the Food Bank of Delaware the week of Dec. 15.