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Randolph Office Complex Housed a Pot Factory, say Police

December 1, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ – A building in an office complex on Route 10 was being used to grow marijuana police said today, announcing the arrest of eight people they said were involved in the operation.

Authorities said they seized about 266 marijuana plants as well as marijuana “ready for packaging and distribution,” when they raided the facility on Wednesday. They said the ...

Morris County Sheriff's K-9 Unit Comes to St. Patrick School in Chatham for "Genius Hour"

CHATHAM, NJ - Jim VanValen got a rise out of the St. Patrick School students when he described how his K-9 partner could track down a burglar who came into the school and stole all the homework assignments.

The Morris County Sheriff's K-9 Unit came to St. Patrick School in Chatham on Wednesday morning to give a talk on how the dogs are used to smell for explosives, accelerants, and ...

Layups 4 Life Charity Hoops Tourney Leaves Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - For the first time since its inception in 2014 by a Roxbury High School graduate, the popular Layups 4 Life 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament will not take place in Roxbury in 2018.

Tournament founder Dan Exter has moved the event to the Parsippany PAL Youth Center, a venue that offers more room than the Roxbury High School gymnasium. The departure ...

Randolph Hockey Players Help Lead Freeze Team to National Tournament

RANDOLPH, NJ - Nine Randolph high school hockey players played key roles in helping the NJ Freeze 18U-AA travel hockey team advance to the USA Hockey National Tournament.

The team won all three playoff games to claim the NJYHL State Championship, held at the Prudential Center in Newark.  From there, the Freeze moved on to the District tournament, where they ran ...

Route 10 Lanes Close for Nighttime Paving This Week

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Lane closures may slow traffic on Route 10 West this week as the highway gets a facelift between Parsippany and Roxbury. 

A nighttime paving and resurfacing project will begin Monday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and continue through Friday to fix dilapidated portions of roadway, announced the state Department of Transportation on Monday. 

A single lane will close ...

Innovation Thrives at the Morris County Economic Development Forum

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On Friday, November 3rd The Morris County Economic Development hosted it annual Growth and Innovation Forum at the Sheraton Parsippany where a full house of business leaders learned about the latest developments in Innovation strategies throughout the region.

The keynote speaker was John Stecher, the Chief Innovation Officer of Barclays Capital who spoke about the importance ...

Assembly Awards Police Dogs and Handlers for Roxbury Burglary Bust

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Citations were presented this week to two Morris County police dogs that helped authorities find and arrest four men accused of breaking into a Ledgewood business in August.

The citations were presented Nov 1 by state Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-25) to Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Sigmund and K-9 Loco. The dogs helped police from Roxbury and elsewhere track ...

Innovation Forum to be Held Friday - November 3rd in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On Friday, November 3rd, the Morris County Economic Development Corporation will be hosting its annual Business Growth and Innovation Forum.  There will be more than 100 businesses and professionals at the MCEDC event, held in Parsippany at the Sheraton on Smith Road.

The Purpose of the Annual Business Growth and Innovation Forum is to learn more about the role of ...

Important FEMA Flood Risk Open House Held in Parsippany on Nov 8th

PARSIPPANY, NJ - You can learn if your property is now in a high risk flood zone and if you need to purchase flood insurance.  There are map changes to FEMA's newly released preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and you can learn more at one of the two Open Houses that The Federal Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Environmental ...

Roxbury Man 'Laughs Like The Joker,' Spits in Electrical Socket, Gets Arrested, say Cops

HOPATCONG, NJ – A Roxbury man faces drug and disorderly conduct charges after exhibiting “extremely odd behavior” Sunday that included spitting into an electrical outlet, laughing like a comic book villain and attempting to escape police custody, police said.

The man, Jack Henlzer, 30, of Succasunna, came to the attention of Hopatcong police when they were called to a ...

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