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Hamburg man charged with resisting arrest after threatening Franklin police officers

FRANKLIN --A Hamburg man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he allegedly engaged in fighting, threatening and violent behavior while at a local bar, according to Chief Gregory M. Cugliari.


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.


New Jersey Senate approves bill that could keep Trump off state’s 2020 ballot

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Senate approved a bill that would keep presidential candidates off the state’s 2020 ballot unless they release their tax returns. The bill — which was passed Thursday in a 23-11 vote largely along party lines — needs the approval of an Assembly committee and the fu


Annoucing Mount Arlington: Community garden Mural Contest!

Question: What does this wall at the Community Garden need?. Reflection of what makes us a Certified Sustainable New Jersey community. Something to reflect GREEN initiatives we have in the community.


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.


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.


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


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.


Have a 'Cup of Joe with Josh' Gottheimer

Pictured is U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, as he brought coffee and donuts to TSA workers at Newark Airport to thank them for their work during the partial government shutdown.


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.


Fly fishing lessons at Sparta VFW

Northern New Jersey Trout Unlimited (NJJTU) will teach fly fishing knots at 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2019 at the Sparta VFW #7248, which is located at 66 Main St. in Sparta Township. They'll teach more than 21 different fly patters including dry, nymphs, streamers, wets, attractors, salmon and steelhead


Video shows alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto sidewalk in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Newly released video shows an alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto a sidewalk in New Jersey, narrowly missing a man. The incident happened the night of Feb. 9 in Jersey City.


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.


Sparta Police: Speeding, Open Beers Leads to Trouble for Newton Man

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man is facing drunk driving charges after being stopped for speeding on Woodport Road. On February 16 around 2 a.m. Officer Michael Poon stopped Tyler Wehreberg for driving 61 MPH in a 45 MPH zone, police said.


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


Services set for father, son killed in horrific N.J. gas station crash involving alleged drugged driver

Services will be held this weekend for the the father and son killed in a horrific crash at a gas station in Passaic County on Tuesday that left three dead and a driver jailed on charges he was driving while under the influence of drugs.


Tree-cutting starts this week at Sparta Mountain

SPARTA — The next phase of forestry work in the Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area started this week on 9.4 acres north of the powerline in Hardyston Township. According to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), work was set to begin on or about Feb. 18.


$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.


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.


Tractor-trailer driver pointed gun at another driver on I-80 in N.J., cops say

A tractor trailer driver from New York pulled a handgun on another driver while on I-80 in Morris County, according to the State Police. David Fonseca, 27, of Rochester, New York, faces charges of aggravated assault and two weapons offenses.