And finally… in a jam

A university has told students they can reduce their outstanding parking fines by donating peanut butter and jam.

The temporary “PB&J payments” scheme at University of Alaska Anchorage is part of an annual tradition where donated food helps to combat student hunger.

A half-kilo of any unopened, commercially produced nut butter-almond, cashew, peanut butter or any flavor jam, jelly, marmalade or preserves can be used as a $10 credit towards parking fines, KTUU-TV reports.

Three jars can be used as a $35 credit and five jars can be used a $60 credit.

University officials said the PB&J payments can be used for two citations issued within the past 45 days.