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Prosecutor warns of deadly heroin batch after 12 overdoses, 3 deaths in less than a week

Prosecutor warns of deadly heroin batch after 12 overdoses, 3 deaths in less than a week

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – The Sussex County Prosecutor issued a safety alert Friday about a potentially deadly batch of heroin after 12 overdoses and 3 deaths in less than one week in the county. Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch said we are facing a heroin and opioid epidemic […]

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Police revive four drug overdoses in same Newton house in one day, two others arrested

Police revive four drug overdoses in same Newton house in one day, two others arrested

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – Two Newton residences were arrested on drug charges Thursday after police revived four people who overdosed Tuesday at the same Halstead Street home. Town police responded to a Halsted Street residence at 2:07 p.m. for a report of an unconscious male. When police arrived, they […]

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Hackettstown man busted on cocaine distribution charges after month-long investigation

Hackettstown man busted on cocaine distribution charges after month-long investigation

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown man was arrested Thursday on cocaine distribution charges stemming from a month-long investigation. Nelson Granados-Oviedo, 24, was charged with two counts possession with intent to distribute cocaine, two counts possession of cocaine and two counts distribution of cocaine, police said. Granados-Oviedo was  lodged […]

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Police asking for help in locating stolen dump truck

Police asking for help in locating stolen dump truck

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – The Andover Township Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen dump truck. The 2006 white Ford F-450 dump truck with a black dump body was stolen from the property of H&H on Route 206. and it had no license plates […]

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The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,755 in 2016 — more than 200 higher than the year before. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) released its annual ranking of top dog attack cities today, highlighted safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offered tips to pet owners.

“Even good dogs have bad days,” said U.S. Postal Service Safety Director Linda DeCarlo in Los Angeles, where postal employees suffered 80 attacks — more than any other city in 2016. “Dog bite prevention training and continuing education are important to keep pet owners, pets and those who visit homes — like letter carriers — happy and healthy.” 

Forty cities make up the top 30 dog attack city rankings (see chart below).  

Enhancing Employee Safety 
DeCarlo highlighted USPS safety measures that alert letter carriers to dogs on their delivery routes.  The Package Pickup application on usps.com asks customers to indicate if there are dogs at their addresses when they schedule package pickups. This information is provided to letter carriers on their delivery scanners, which also can send real-time updates if an unleashed dog is reported in a delivery area.
 
“The scanners that Postal Service letter carriers use to confirm a customer’s delivery include a feature for carriers to indicate the presence of a dog at an individual address,” said DeCarlo. “This information is particularly helpful for substitute carriers who fill in for regular carriers on their days off.”

DeCarlo was in Los Angeles to kick off National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which runs Sunday, April 9 through Saturday, April 15. The Postal Service, joined by the American Humane, American Veterinary Medical Association, Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance, is driving home the message that dog bites are a national issue and education can help prevent dog attacks.

Half of the 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually are children, according to the Cent

U.S. Postal Service reports increase in dog attacks on mail carriers

The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,755 in 2016 — more than 200 higher than the year before. The U.S. Postal Service released its annual ranking of top dog attack cities Thursday, highlighted safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offered tips to pet owners. […]

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Prosecutor identifies woman found dead on Route 22 median as Sussex County resident

Prosecutor identifies woman found dead on Route 22 median as Sussex County resident

For an update on this story, click HERE. BRANCHBURG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A Sussex County woman has been identified as the person found dead in the center median on Route 22 in Branchburg Wednesday evening, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County […]

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Wanted Hackettstown man barricades door with dumbbells to avoid being arrested

Wanted Hackettstown man barricades door with dumbbells to avoid being arrested

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown man who was a wanted fugitive refused to answer the door and used dumbbells to prevent police from entering the apartment on Monday evening. At 10:59 p.m., town police responded to an apartment on the 100 block of Mountain Ave to arrest Jeffrey […]

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Mansfield Twp. woman threatens roommate with scissors over iPad

Mansfield Twp. woman threatens roommate with scissors over iPad

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Two Mansfield Township women were charged after a dispute over an iPad. On March 20 at 7:06 a.m., township police responded to an apartment in the Mansfield Village Complex on the report of a roommate dispute, police said. A 49-year-old female reported that her […]

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WATCH: Oh Deer: Rescuers and a deer needed to be saved from Roxbury Twp. pond

WATCH: Oh Deer: Rescuers and a deer needed to be saved from Roxbury Twp. pond

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Officials rescued a deer Sunday morning that was stuck on a frozen pond since 8:00 a.m. Saturday in Roxbury Twp. The deer had been stuck on the pond located behind Lagoon Way since Saturday morning, according to resident Frank Macaluso. The Roxbury Township Police […]

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