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Four Police Officers Among 12 Carbon Monoxide Victims in Mount Olive

August 15, 2017

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - Twelve people, including four police officers, were rushed to hospitals on Monday after becoming victims of carbon monoxide poisoning at a house in Flanders, according to a fire officials.

The incident took place at a house at 3 Fennimore Court, said Flanders Firefighter Doug Fenichel, a public relations specialist, in a statement. He said Roxbury firefighters were among a ...

Succasunna Woman Tried Poisoning Grandmother with Anti-Freeze, say Police

ROXBURY, NJ - A Succasunna woman attempted to kill her grandmother last month by poisoning her with anti-freeze, said authorities.

The woman, Elise Conroy, 26, was charged Saturday with first-degree attempted murder, said Morris County Prosecutor' Frederic Knapp and Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palachi in a statement.

They said Conroy, in late July, "purchased liquid ...

Lake Hopatcong “Lake Loop” to Include Kindness for Christopher Rock Painting

ROXBURY, NJ – Participants in this year’s Lake Hopatcong Foundation Lake Loop will be offered the opportunity to paint a rock with an inspirational message that coincides with the Kindness for Christopher movement, said organizers.

The Lake Loop, scheduled for Sept. 24, at Hopatcong State Park in Landing, is a fundraiser for the non-profit Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF). The event ...

Roxbury Makes Ledgewood Mall Renovators Stretch Route 10 Turning Lane

ROXBURY, NJ – Taking a better-safe-than-sorry approach, township officials this week pushed the developers renovating Ledgewood Mall to build a left-turn lane into the project significantly longer than what engineers initially deemed sufficient.

Faced with having the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons further delayed, the developers on Tuesday agreed to extend the westbound Route 10 ...

Police Pooches Pampered with Steak for Roxbury Burglary Bust

ROXBURY, NJ – It was a dog-eat-steak world on Tuesday, at least for the two Morris County police dogs.

In a parking lot ceremony, the Roxbury Police Department gave 18-ounce ribeye steaks to Morris County Sheriff’s Office dogs Sigmund and Loco. The dogs, particularly K-9 Sigmund, led police to four Philadelphia men who stand accused of breaking into Ledgewood Powersports on Aug.

A Century of Proud Volunteerism; Roxbury Firefighters Ready for Big Parade

ROXBURY, NJ - More than 100 firetrucks ambulances and other emergency vehicles will roll down Main Street in Succasunna Aug. 12 as the Roxbury Fire Department celebrates 100 years of service.

For Roxbury Chemical Engine Co. 1 Firefighter Tommy Bilancia, it will be the culmination of more than a year of sometimes stressful planning. As chairman of the centennial celebration, Bilancia’s ...

Cops with Dogs Nab Four From Philly in Roxbury Burglary

ROXBURY, NJ – Four Philadelphia men who broke into a Ledgewood motorcycle dealership early Thursday were tracked down with the help of police dogs and arrested, police said.

The men, Leon Foote, 18, Robert Vidra, 26, Angel Torres, 21 and Kyle Prit, 20, were charged with a number of crimes including burglary, criminal attempt, theft, resisting arrest, conspiracy and criminal ...

Roxbury's Cup Stacking Whiz Kid: 8-Year-Old Aiden Mulholland

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury boy is making a name for himself in the world of sport stacking, having won two gold medals at last month’s AAU Junior Olympics in Detroit, where he also broke the national record in his age group.

Sport stacking is a timed competition in which competitors stack plastic cups, in various combinations, at blazing speeds.

Succasunna 8-year-old Aiden ...

Tickets Remain for Bus from Roxbury to Bertrand Island Memories

ROXBURY, NJ – A trip down Memory Lane is in store next week for those who fondly remember the rides at Bertrand Island Amusement Park.

One thing to know: The main segment of Memory Lane is about two hours of westbound Route 80.

At the end lies Elysburg, Pa., the home of Knoebels Amusement Park. It’s a place where carnival rides from the 1920s through the 1950s – identical ...

Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a barbecue ...

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