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High Point school chief's contract draws public anger

WANTAGE -- After suggesting to a dissenting board member that he resign for exposing the board's four years of failure to evaluate the school superintendent, High Point Board of Education President Kyle Vealey finds himself facing a restive public demanding his own resignation.


N.J. man accused of killing 3 in drugged-driving gas station crash previously had license suspended, battled addiction

The 29-year-old man who allegedly crashed his car into a Wayne gas station Tuesday while high, killing three people, had previously lost his license after being arrested on charges he drove recklessly while under the influence and has a history of drug addiction.


School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing in New Jersey

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver of a school bus carrying children with special needs was revived with the narcotic overdose drug Narcan after crashing in New Jersey Wednesday, according to authorities, and now she is under arrest.


Sussex County Prosecutor's Office

Jan. 25Troy Leonard, 35, of Avenel was sentenced to four years at the Avenel Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center with credit for 857 days served. He also must have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family, no unsupervised contact with minors under the age of 16, and pay standard fines and


Police: 2 people dead after vehicle crash in New Jersey

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say two people have died in a crash amid a winter storm in New Jersey. Pemberton Township Police Capt. Dave Kinney said Wednesday that authorities responded about midday to news of a crash on West Hampton Street in the southern New Jersey borough of Pemberton.


Township Council Wraps Up Two Budget Meetings, Hears That Finances Are In Good Shape

Franklin is in a “very good, strong financial position,” the Township Council was told at a Feb. 19 special budget meeting. That prognosis of the township’s revenue position came at the end of the meeting – the second budget meeting in eight days – from township auditor Andrew Hodulik.


Sister speaks out after brother, nephew killed in New Jersey DWI crash

WAYNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver in a multi-vehicle crash that killed three people in New Jersey has been charged with aggravated manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, among several other charges, while the family members and loved ones of the victims struggle to come to grips with their


Police: Mom Dead After Driver Deliberately Strikes Family Of 8 Outside Rockland County 7-Eleven

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 32-year-old mother was killed and the rest of her family was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after police say a driver deliberately plowed into them outside a convenience store in Rockland County.


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.


On Back-to-Back Days in NJ, Drivers Allegedly Crash While Overdosing and Survived — Three Others Died

Two recent crashes in New Jersey allegedly involved drivers who were allegedly overdosing narcotics. Authorities reported no injuries in one crash. In the other, victims were not so fortunate. Both drivers survived, both drivers were given Narcan.


Icy morning possible in storm's wake

Sussex County residents waking up this morning are not expected to see any more precipitation left over from Wednesday's winter storm, but they should take care to avoid possible slippery conditions in its aftermath.


Intoxicated Man Charged In Fatal Crash At Wayne Gas Station

WAYNE, NJ — An intoxicated man was charged with three counts of death by auto and aggravated manslaughter and driving while intoxicated after he killed three people after crashing into three vehicles at the Delta gas station on Route 23 Tuesday morning, authorities said.


NJ athlete taunted with racial slurs at HS basketball game, mom says

HARDYSTON — The schools superintendent of a regional high school in Sussex County has promised a thorough investigation after parents said their son on a rival school's basketball team was subjected to racial slurs and obscenities during a game last week.


New Jersey High School Basketball Player's Family Accuses Opposing School of Using Racial Slurs

The mother of a New Jersey high school basketball player is alleging that racial slurs were directed at her son during a game last week, according to NJ.com. Stefanie Dickerson, the mother of Lenape Valley Regional High School senior Nasir Dickerson, wrote on Facebook on Tuesday morning that her son


Possible Serial Cat Killer Sought by Authorities in New Jersey

Authorities in New Jersey are asking the public's help in identifying a possible serial cat killer. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office SPCA Division and the Asbury Park Police Department began a joint investigation on Feb. 18 after the SPCA received a call from the police department concerning


Woman assaults cops, EMT after losing money to pinball machine

A dangerously drunk Monroe woman assaulted police officers and an EMT after she lost money to a pinball machine at a Pennsylvania bowling alley. Kilee Nicole Cunningham, 36, was asked to leave Blue Mountain Lanes on Moorestown Road Sunday night after she punched the glass of a pinball machine despit


Winter Storm Watch: Another messy snow-ice-rain maker for NJ

Tuesday: chilly and quiet. Tuesday night: dry and cold. Wednesday morning: fine. Wednesday afternoon: not so much. Temperatures on this Tuesday morning are pretty cold, with widespread 20s across the state (teens in and around Sussex County). I've seen a few wind chill values in the teens too — it's


Warwick digs in over tree removal

WARWICK — The village board and mayor sent the plans for a restaurant and bar at 16 Elm St. back to the landscape drawing board at their Tuesday night meeting, after learning the developer had cleared trees that were supposed to be preserved as part of a buffer zone for neighbors.


‘You’re just not human’ - Friends outraged by deadly gas station crash

WAYNE - Friends of three people killed in a crash in Passaic County Tuesday morning say that they are angered that it was caused by a driver who was allegedly high on opioids at the time.


Ban on sales of baby walkers in New Jersey takes first steps

TRENTON — A bill that has taken its first wobbly steps in Trenton would ban the sale of baby walkers in New Jersey over concerns that young children continue to get injured in the devices despite safety improvements.