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6 min ago | New Jersey Herald

Teen pleads not guilty in crash that killed 2

A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges stemming from a car crash that killed two high school classmates this summer. The teen did not speak Wednesday during his initial appearance in state Superior Court in Morris County.


Related Topix: Randolph, NJ

6 min ago | The Jersey Journal

Morris County cops being taught to use Narcan, save people from overdoses

A Naloxone training seminar is held in Camden, in February. A similar training program, modeled after a South Jersey program credited with saving the lives of many people experiencing overdoses, began in Morris County Wednesday.


Related Topix: Drugs, Chris Christie, US Governors

3 hrs ago |

County College of Morris to Host Regional College Fair More than 200...

RANDOLPH, NJ County College of Morris will host the Morris County Regional College Fair from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21. Representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities from across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England, Virginia and other states will participate.


Related Topix: Randolph, NJ

7 hrs ago |

Parsippany: Police Blotter, Sept. 17, 2014

Parsippany Police responded to a North Beverwyck Road home the night of Sept. 9 for a reported burglary.


Related Topix: Parsippany, NJ, Fire

11 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

Witnesses testify in real estate scam trial

Opening statements were made and three witnesses appeared Tuesday in state Superior Court as the trial of Robert Kosch began on charges he rented out homes he didn't own, taking advantage of homeowners caught up in the housing bust. Kosch, of Bloomfield, is representing himself, and the trial opened with William Oake appearing as the new stand-by defense attorney.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Morris Plains, NJ, Sussex County, NJ, Highland Lakes, NJ

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Mine Hill Council honors new Eagle Scout Brian Noone

On Thursday, Sept. 4, Mine Hill Mayor Sam Morris and the Township Council gave tribute to Julianne Jandik for being named president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New Jersey.


Related Topix: Mine Hill, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Trenton, NJ

Celebrate Rockaway Borough on Sunday, Sept. 21

There will be live music by AisleFive, a performance by Zumba Addicted with Amy, a bouncy house, horse and carriage rides, a petting zoo, train rides, and tons of other activities. The event is hosted by the RBBOA (Rockaway Borough Business Owners Association, a 60-plus member organization that supports and promotes local businesses within the borough.


Related Topix: Rockaway, NJ

Rockaway Borough: Police Blotter, Sept. 17, 2014

Rockaway Borough Police arrested Christopher R. Wright, 25, of Boonton for possession of cocaine on Aug. 17 at about 1:04 a.m. after a motor vehicle stop on Union Street. Wright was a passenger in the stopped vehicle.


Related Topix: Boonton, NJ, Randolph, NJ, Rockaway, NJ, Marijuana, Dover, NJ

The Black River News

Mount Olive Area Chamber hosts Legislative Leadership Summit Sept. 23

In an effort to help bring Trenton a little bit closer to the Mount Olive area, the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Legislative Leadership Summit on Tuesday evening Sept. 23. The dinner event, which is open all business people in the Mount Olive region, takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn of Budd Lake .


Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Budd Lake, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Warren County, NJ

The Alternative Press

Pennsylvania Man Arrested After Invading James Place Home in Madison

At approximately 11:40 p.m. on Sept. 10, the resident was confronted by an individual who entered his home and was standing in his living room.


Related Topix: Madison, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Intruder flees after confronted by homeowner, Chatham Borough police say

CHATHAM BOROUGH - Police said they are searching for a man who broke into a Chatham Borough home early Tuesday morning, but fled after being discovered by the homeowner. Around 5:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to a house on Fairmount Avenue near Watchung Avenue, where the homeowner reported he had discovered the intruder after hearing unusual noises, police said in a news release issued Tuesday.


Asbury Park Press

Chris Christie campaigns in North & South Carolina

Gov. Chris Christie and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speak at a Republican Governors Association meeting.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Nikki Haley, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, New Jersey, Salem, NJ

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Three detail alleged sexual abuse by former Morris Boy Scout leader

MORRISTOWN - In often graphic testimony Monday, three men offered detailed accounts alleging they were sexually abused by a former Morris County Boy Scout leader when they were teenagers during the 1990s. The three former Scouts testified during a pretrial hearing in Superior Court in Morristown in which the prosecution is seeking permission to allow testimony that would show the circumstances and other activities related to the alleged sexual assaults committed by Stephen Corcoran, now 46, of Morris Plains, a former longtime leader of Parsippany-based Troop 173.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Parsippany, NJ, Morris Plains, NJ, Gay/Lesbian

Photos: Remembering 9/11 13 years later in Morris County

On Sunday, Sept. 7, Morris County conducted a remembrance service and candlelight vigil at the county's September 11th Memorial to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, Sept.


Long-vacant Hercules plant site could get transit village, warehouses

ROXBURY - The long-vacant site that once housed the Hercules munitions plant on Route 46 may become home to warehouses, a residential transit village and other buildings, the Daily Record reports. Owner Ashland's plans for the site are only in the earliest conceptual stages, with no specific timetable, the report said.


Related Topix: Mount Arlington, NJ

County Honors Jefferson Marine Who Lost Legs Fighting in Afghanistan

Seven months after losing his legs in an IED explosion while fighting in Afghanistan, United States Marine Sgt. Aaron Alonso was honored by the Morris County Board of Freeholders for his courage and service.


Related Topix: Explosion, Freehold, NJ, Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Morris County Narcotics Task Force Makes Multiple Arrests For A...

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, announces the arrest of 16 individuals operating a multi-state cocaine distribution network encompassing Morris, Passaic, Bergen, Hudson and Union counties in New Jersey and New York City. This case was initiated in April of this year based on intelligence gathered by an astute Morristown Bureau of Police patrolman.


Related Topix: Drugs, New Jersey, Passaic, NJ, Rockaway, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Bamboozled: Medicaid fraud probe creates bureaucratic nightmare for patients

Loren Katsakos holds paperwork documenting her attempts to obtain her medical records from Montville Imaging Center. The facility was shut down as part of a Medicaid fraud investigation.


Related Topix: Prison, Essex County, NJ

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Morris Needs Poll Workers for November Election

Election officials are seeking county residents to help work the polls during this year's General Election to be held November 4. Poll workers receive $200 for the day and are required to be registered voters and have the ability read, write, and speak English. Those who sign on to be a poll worker are required to complete a two-hour mandatory training class, which will be held in October.


Related Topix: Madison, NJ, Florham Park, NJ

How To Become A Seeing Eye Puppy Raiser

Do you love dogs? Have you ever wanted to help The Seeing Eye with the puppies they raise to be guide dogs? Now is your chance as Jill Jaycox of The Seeing Eye in Morristown will speak about being a Seeing Eye puppy raiser at the Morristown & Morris Township Library on Each year approximately five hundred Seeing Eye puppies are placed with volunteer puppy raising families throughout New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and parts of Maryland and New York. Until a Seeing Eye dog is ready for training, it spends its time with a "foster family," a family that gives the puppy love, gentle guidance, teaches the puppy basic commands and exposes them to a variety of social situations they will later encounter as guides.


Related Topix: Morristown, NJ, Madison, NJ, Somerville, NJ