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Newton High School Student Reports Suspicious Activity to Police

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department is currently investigating a report of suspicious activity that occurred while a 15-year old student was walking along High Street/Route 94 in the area of Summit Avenue, according to police.


Giant Trash Heap In Sussex Co. Targeted By Authorities

VERNON, NJ — A giant trash dump in Vernon Township might finally be removed after years of complaints from residents and local officials, following an order filed in Superior Court by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.


Sussex County man charged with resisting arrest

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was charged after he allegedly resisted arrest Thursday afternoon in Franklin Borough, according to Franklin Borough Chief Gregory M. Cugliari.


New Jersey Sheriffs: mostly white guys

New Jersey has had sheriffs since the 1600’s when the King of England appointed them as their representative of royal authority in the colonies. Since then, the office of county sheriff has been held largely by white men.


State takes legal action against owner of ‘waste mountain’ in Sussex County

The state is taking legal action against a Sussex County resident who they say is operating an unlawful solid waste dump on his property in Vernon Township. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe, filed an Order to Show Cause against J


Andover Water Main Break Affects Newton Customers

NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials said there is a watermain break in Drake Manor on Bruce Drive in Andover Township. Newton water customers in the Drake Manor area may experience low water pressure to no water pressure.


Newton Police Charge Branchville Pair with More than 300 Packets of Heroin

NEWTON, NJ—Branchville residents are facing heroin related charges after a traffic stop on Main Street. Ptl. Edward Sperling stopped a motor Tina Mahboub, around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 17 for a speeding, police report.


Fight broke out at Basket of Cheer

PARSIPPANY — Multiple Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers responded to the Basket of Cheer, 149 North Beverwyck Road, on Friday, February 15 at 9:35 p.m. on a report of a large fight.


Newton scheduled to hear plans for Thorlabs warehouse, but storm could cancel meeting

NEWTON -- The Planning Board is scheduled to hear from Thorlabs and its plan to build a new warehouse/manufacturing facility tonight at 7, weather permitting. With a Winter Weather Advisory posted for the area, Town Manager Thomas Russo said he would wait until sometime before 3 p.m. today to decide


Tanker truck crash, fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

MARLBORO, New Jersey (WABC) -- A tanker truck crash and fuel spill completely shut down a New Jersey highway for most of Friday. The crash involved more than one truck and happened just before 10 a.m. on Route 9 at CR 520/Robertsville Road in Marlboro.


Man Gets 40 Years for Beating Sleeping Girlfriend to Death With Hammer in New Jersey Home

A man who used a hammer to fatally beat his sleeping girlfriend at her South Jersey home has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison. Lashaun Smith had pleaded guilty last month to murder in the November 2017 death of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips. The prison sentence was handed down Friday. He must


Teen Killed In Head-On Crash In NJ Snowstorm In Sussex County

An 18-year-old man was killed in a head-on crash on a slick New Jersey road during the snowstorm, police said. Kyle McCann of Wantage was killed when his pickup truck crossed a roadway into traffic and struck a truck head-on on Wednesday, police said.


Hackettstown police ID driver accused of hit-and-run with pedestrian

Hackettstown police say they have identified the driver accused of hitting a pedestrian earlier this week and then fleeing. The driver of the black Hyundai allegedly hit a 24-year-old man Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of East Moore Street and Route 46 East, leaving the victim with a knee inj


$68G Lottery Ticket Sold In Morris County

A winning New Jersey Lottery ticket was sold in Morris County. Taking home the $68,838 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot, the ticket from Thursday's drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven on New Changebridge Road in Pine Brook.


Woman, 20, admits she was drunk in Garden State Parkway crash that killed 18-year-old friend

A Monmouth County woman is expected to be sentenced 10 years in prison after admitting she was driving drunk in a Garden State Parkway crash last fall that left one of her friends dead and another seriously injured.


VIDEO: Alleged drunk driver speeds down New Jersey sidewalk

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (WPVI) -- Recently released video shows an alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto a sidewalk in New Jersey. The incident happened the night of February 9 in Jersey City.


Suspect arrested in spree of more than 50 New Jersey burglaries

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey man was under arrest in connection with a burglary spree involving more than 50 homes since last year. Saveon Hayles, 29, formerly of Montclair, was arrested Monday in Jersey City.


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Man accused of pointing handgun at driver on I-80

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A New York man was charged Friday morning after he allegedly pointed a handgun at driver on Interstate 80 in Roxbury Township, state police said.


Utter, Fritsch and Crawn pull of upsets as 17 area wrestlers advance to Region 1 semifinals

WEST MILFORD -- Clayton Utter of High Point, Pope John's Connor Fritsch and Jackson Crawn of Kittatinny highlighted the quarterfinals of the Region 1 Tournament with upsets as the area saw 16 wrestlers move into the semifinals on Friday night at West Milford High School.��