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Police chase after officer dragged 50 feet following New Jersey dine and dash

CLIFTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A dine-and-dash case in New Jersey led to a police officer being dragged about 50 feet by a fleeing car, which prompted a chase that involved several accidents.


Morris County Weather Alert: Snow on Friday and Weekend

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Morris County Office of Emergency Management (MCOEM) continues to monitor the inbound weather event for Morris County. The snow that is anticipated for later Thursday evening into Friday morning appears to be a minor-issue, with potential overall accumulations expected to be about


New Jersey lawmakers agree on $15 minimum wage legislation

TRENTON — Legislative Democrats announced Thursday they have reached an agreement to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said the legislation would raise the minimum wage over the course of five years, i


WMHS Baseball holding Applebee's pancake breakfast fundraiser

WEST MILFORD - The High School baseball team is holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Feb. 24. The breakfast is scheduled to take place from 8-10 a.m. at the Applebee's restaurant located at 1200 Route 23 in Butler.


Man accidentally shoots self at Randolph Twp. gun range

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities say a man was taken to the hospital after suffering a self-inflicted wound at a Randolph Township shooting range. The incident happened on Wednesday at 3:06 p.m. at RTSP-Range, Firearms & Training, located at 961 Route 10, according to Randolph Tow


No Smoking Ban Applies to Morris County Parks

MORRISTOWN, NJ - There is now a No Smoking Policy on 20,197 acres of land managed by the Morris County Park Commission. The policy includes no smoking at 38 facilities, 244.3 miles of trails, including 73.3 miles of Patriots’ Path trail. The ban conform with the New Jersey State’s Chapter Law 64 of


Morris County Sheriff: County Jail Achieves Sixth Consecutive Accreditation

The Morris County Correctional Facility, which is located in Morris Township, has been accredited for a sixth consecutive time, mastering standards set by the American Correctional Association for jails on nutrition, security, cleanliness and quality of life.


What's Going On: 1/17, 1/18, 1/19 & 1/20, 2019

It's January, so that means it's time for another Light Of Day Weekend in Asbury Park. That means lots of shows, lots of will he or won't he, and lots of money raised for the fight against Parkinson's disease. There's also another edition of Asbury Underground, the free downtown music crawl that fea


Hopatcong man's case to go before grand jury

SUPERIOR COURT -- A Sussex County grand jury will determine if there is probable cause to prosecute a Hopatcong man accused of pointing a gun at his girlfriend prior to smashing a police robot with a pry bar during a seven-hour police standoff in Hopatcong.


February SNAP Benefits Coming Early For Morris County Residents

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Morris County residents that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be able to access their February benefits earlier than usual.


No more smoking in Morris County parks

MORRISTOWN - The Morris County Park Commission has implemented a no smoking policy to conform with the state's Chapter Law 64 prohibiting smoking at public parks and beaches. The commission manages 20,197 acres consisting of 38 facilities, 244.3 miles of trails, including 73.3 miles of Patriots’ Pat


1800s Victorian Home Could Be Yours In Morris Co. For $425K

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- This beautiful $425,000 Victorian home is located in the heart of Morristown, just a block away from the best restaurants. Read more about it here, and visit realtor.com for even more photos.


DEVELOPING GARFIELD NJ: Arrests Reported After Fight Breaks Out at Garfield High School

Police are on the scene of a fight that concurred inside Garfield High School with arrests reported at this time. Details regarding what prompted the physical altercation are pending a police investigation but according to preliminary reports, several police units were called to the high school afte


January 21 OneMontville Annual Martin Luther King Day of Respect

OneMontville will hold the 3rd Annual MLK Day of Respect and Community Service on Monday, January 21, 2019. The event begins at 10:30 AM at the Montville Township Board of Education Building's Parking Lot, 86 River Road, Montville, NJ. Participants will walk for #AcceptanceRespectKindness to 70 Rive


Man arrested for bank robbery in Sussex County

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – Franklin Borough Police have made an arrest in connection with a recent bank robbery in Franklin Borough, according to Franklin Borough Police Detective Lieutenant Nevin J. Mattessich.


$1K Reward Offered In Morris Co. Armed Robberies

EAST HANOVER, NJ — No arrests have been made yet in connection to two armed robberies arlier this month in Morris County, and authorities are offering up to a $1,000 reward for information.


Teen Dating Abuse Experts Visit West Orange High School Health Classes

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Experts from the Center for Women, National Council of Jewish Women/Essex, presented on the topic of teen dating abuse in West Orange High School health classes last week, where students used lessons taught in their “Relationships and Abuse” health unit to analyze real-life scenari


New Jersey braces for back-to-back snowstorms

BLOOMFIELD - New Jersey residents are getting ready to deal with back-to-back snowstorms that are expected to come to the state. The first one was expected during the Thursday overnight hours into Friday morning. The second should arrive Saturday evening into Sunday morning.


Retired cop, arrested by Bloomfield PD, fatally shoots himself inside police headquarters

A retired Newark police lieutenant arrested by Bloomfield police after a domestic violence incident fatally shot himself inside the township’s police headquarters Tuesday, authorities confirmed Wednesday.


Pink Patch Project Brings $3,000 Donation from Morris County Sheriff's Office to Morristown Breast Cancer Center

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Sheriff's officers came to the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater at the Morristown Medical Center to make a donation and remember one of their own who was lost to breast cancer on Wednesday.