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Caretaker Admits To $237K Theft From Morris Co. Woman: DOJ

MORRISTOWN, NJ — A former business manager for a Morristown assisted living facility admitted to stealing $237,000 from an elderly woman, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said. Marcella Drakeford, 46, of Jensen Beach, Florida, pleaded guilty to mail fraud for allegedly opening credit cards in the victi


BREAKING: Motor Vehicle Accident on Morris Avenue at Springfield/Millburn Border

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A two-car motor vehicle accident has impacted traffic on Morris Avenue at the Baltusrol Avenue intersection at approximately 4:00 p.m. Police and other first responders are not yet on the scene but are expected soon. Drivers are urged to take alternate routes to avoid rush hour del


Arrest made after woman killed in hit-and-run after Easter mass on Staten Island

MEIERS CORNERS, Staten Island (WABC) -- An arrest has been made after an elderly woman coming home from Easter mass was killed last weekend on Staten Island. The crash happened on the corner of Bradley and Purdy avenues Saturday night in Meiers Corners.


Hopatcong Police Officer moves to Morris County Sheriff’s Office

Officer Feinberg was sworn in to his new position by Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon while Undersheriff Mark Spitzer held the Bible. Officer Feinberg is a veteran of the United States Navy, in which he held the position of Damage Controlman Third Class Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist befor


Madison Goes Plastic Free - For One Week

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Environmental Commission will be holding their first ever Plastic-Free Week from Saturday, April 27 to Saturday, May 4 in the hopes of reducing pollution from single-use plastics.


Madison museum to open new exhibit Friday

MADISON - The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts is opening a new permanent exhibit installation, "Working the Land: Life, Family and Change in Early 1800s New Jersey," to the pubic this Friday, April 26, at the museum at 9 Main St. at Green Village Road in Madison.


'Best Views In Jersey' At $2.2M Morris Co. Home

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Listed for $2.2 million, this stunning Montville home offers amazing views of the surrounding mountains. The views aren't just from inside the home: the in-ground pool also overlooks the mountains. Read more about it here, and visit realtor.com for even more photos.


Names of 50 NJ Boy Scout leaders accused of sexual abuse

NEWARK — The names of 50 Boy Scout leaders from New Jersey who were accused of sexually abusing minors decades ago were made available Tuesday by lawyers seeking the release of the names and information of all accused scout leaders.


Prosecutor takes over Elizabeth police internal investigations after new complaint - this one against the chief

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is taking over the Elizabeth Police Department’s internal affairs functions as both Police Director James Cosgrove and Police Chief John Brennan are in hot water and facing complaints.


Chanel Lewis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

QUEENS — More than two and a half years after the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, and after two trials and the postponement of the killer’s initial sentencing, Chanel Lewis learned his fate Tuesday.


Peruvian woman raped and murdered in Jersey City came to America and fell in love with it, sister says

The sister of the Carolina Cano, the woman who was raped and strangled in Lincoln Park last month, said the 45-year-old dreamed of coming to the United States since she was a small child and she was happy here.


(VIDEO) Denville opposes Boonton Township 'pot farm'

DENVILLE TWP. – The Township Council has formally taken action to oppose a marijuana cultivation farm planned for neighboring Boonton Township. When the mayor and council met on Tuesday, April 16, the council had two resolutions on the agenda; one that contains the township’s opposition to the culti


Madison's $32M municipal budget adopted

MADISON - Residents can expect no increases in municipal property taxes under the $32 million municipal budget adopted by the Borough Council on Monday night. But borough officials advised that the amount of municipal surplus generated needs to be examined ahead of next year’s budget introduction.


Cash4Life lottery ticket worth $1K a week for life sold at N.J. ShopRite

The Cash4Life ticket sold in New Jersey worth $1,000 a week for life was bought at a North Jersey supermarket. Someone purchased the lucky ticket at ShopRite in the Essex Green Shopping Center on Prospect Avenue in West Orange, New Jersey Lottery officials announced Tuesday.


Next year, you won’t be able to use your license to get on a plane. But N.J. isn’t giving out new IDs yet.

A federal mandate will make your current New Jersey driver’s license useless if you want to use it to fly from any U.S. airport -- unless you upgrade it to a more secure “Real ID” license by October 2020. But, while most other states have already started issuing the Real IDs, no one in New Jersey ha


N.J. man caught sexually assaulting sleeping child when passerby looked in bedroom window faces 25 years in prison

A New Jersey man caught sexually assaulted a sleeping child when a passerby happened to look into a Long Branch bedroom window in 2017 has admitted to multiple charges and faces 25 years in state prison when he is sentenced, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday.


Montclair Police Searching For Suspect In Attempted Abduction

Montclair Police responded to the area of Park Street and Watchung Avenue on a report of an attempted abduction Sunday, at approximately 3:22 p.m. The victim, an 18-year-old Montclair woman, reported that while walking north on Park Street a vehicle pulled along-side her and a male exited. The male


Montclair Woman Escapes After Man Tries To Force Her Into Car: PD

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- An 18-year-old Montclair woman suffered some minor scrapes but managed to escape from a man who grabbed her and tried to force her into a car last weekend, authorities said.


East Hanover man killed in Livingston crash

EAST HANOVER TWP. - An East Hanover man was killed on Friday afternoon, April 5 when the car he was driving struck a tree in Livingston Township. According to Livingston Police, the driver, Mathew Rauch, 37, of East Hanover struck the tree near the intersection of Walnut Street and Route 10 at about


Free Trees Being Given Away In Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey is giving away 60,000 free tree seedlings to residents across the state, including in Morris County. The free trees will be distributed at locations across Morris County (you can see the full list below). Some dates have already passed, but the majority are still upcom