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Magnitude 1.3 earthquake recorded in Morris County

Magnitude 1.3 earthquake recorded in Morris County

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ (Morris County) – A small earthquake occurred Saturday afternoon in Morris Plains, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was reported shortly before 2:00 p.m., had a 1.3 magnitude and a depth of 6 kilometers, or about 3.7 miles. The epicenter was reported near the intersection […]

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N.J. man gets 8 years for role in Morris County drug trafficking network

N.J. man gets 8 years for role in Morris County drug trafficking network

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – A Passaic County man who was charged last year for operating a drug trafficking network has been sentenced to state prison. Prentice R. Melton, 49, of Clifton, NJ was sentenced Friday to 8 years in state prison and is required to serve 48 months before being […]

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N.J. mom charged with endagering the welfare of a minor after drug paraphernalia found near toddler

N.J. mom charged with endagering the welfare of a minor after drug paraphernalia found near toddler

HOPATCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County mother was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after officers detected the odor of marijuana and found drug paraphernalia inside an apartment. On Friday March 17 at 11:11 a.m., an individual came to the Hopatcong Police station to report […]

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Hackettstown adopts its budget

Hackettstown adopts its budget

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown adopts a $10.5 million budget.  The town Council voted to adopt the 2017 municipal budget at Thursday’s public meeting.  This year’s budget will include a 1.1 cent increase to the municipal tax rate.  Hackettstown Mayor Maria DiGiovanni explains how that will affect residents: DiGiovanni […]

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2-alarm fire destroys vacant building in Green Twp. (PHOTOS)

2-alarm fire destroys vacant building in Green Twp. (PHOTOS)

GREEN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Fire crews battled a two-alarm fire in an abandoned building in Green Township Thursday evening. The fire was reported shortly after 8:00 p.m. in an abandoned building at the end of Stuyvesant Rd, which is located behind Pub 517. A tanker task force brought […]

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Bergen County man arrested for distribution of marijuana in Hackettstown

Bergen County man arrested for distribution of marijuana in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Police say a Bergen County man has been arrested in connection with a month-long investigation into the distribution of marijuana in Hackettstown. Authorities say members of the Warren County Narcotics Task Force, Hackettstown Police, Washington Twp (Warren County) Police and New Jersey State Police executed […]

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Mount Olive Elementary Students Build Rockets to Test Aerospace Knowledge

Mount Olive Elementary Students Build Rockets to Test Aerospace Knowledge

Students in the gifted and talented program at Sandshore Elementary School in Budd Lake recently constructed their own rockets to test what they had learned about the forces of flight and aerospace engineering. The fourth- and fifth-graders worked in teams of three and used construction paper, straws, and masking tape […]

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18 people arrested on drug charges; police seize stolen gun, 6 vehicles and $2,800 in cash

18 people arrested on drug charges; police seize stolen gun, 6 vehicles and $2,800 in cash

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced Wednesday the arrest of several heroin and crack cocaine distributors following a long-term drug investigation that began in October 2016 into the daily importation and distribution of these dangerous substances into Morris County. The investigation, conducted by the Morris […]

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Morris County man accused of stealing $3 worth of Jumbo Iced Honey Buns

Morris County man accused of stealing $3 worth of Jumbo Iced Honey Buns

HOPATCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County)  – A Morris County man is facing a shoplifting charge after stealing $3.00 worth of jumbo iced honey buns from an Hopatcong Quick Chek. On Wednesday, February 20 at 8:56 p.m., borough police responded to the Quick Chek for a man stealing three jumbo iced […]

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Morris County juvenile detention officer admits to assault on handcuffed youth

Morris County juvenile detention officer admits to assault on handcuffed youth

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County Juvenile Detention Center officer resigned from her position Tuesday after allegedly using excessive force on duty. Katria Thorne – Stevenson, pled guilty before the Honorable Catherine Enright, J.S.C., to simple assault, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris County Department […]

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