Law & Justice

May 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A 30 year old Parsippany man has been arrested on a host of drug related charges. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker announced the arrest of Jeremy Mayes, 30, of Parsippany Troy-Hills, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A man has been arrested in connection with the homicide on March 29, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo and Morristown Police ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now be notified the first time their underage child is caught using or possessing marijuana or alcohol under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Phil Murphy.  The law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Assemblyman Dr. Herb ...

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Morristown, NJ— Last week, Stephen Weiss of Florham Park, was part of a group of volunteers sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).  Other volunteers included  Bahar Arifkhan (Chatham), Mary Beth Green (Boonton), Sally Lewis (Madison), Jillian Lucas (Kinnelon), Kelly Pardo ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Former Morris County Freeholder Candidate Mary Dougherty, wife of Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty was sentenced today for filing a false report with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission in connection with an illegal $10,000 campaign contribution, announced Attorney ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- Police departments across New Jersey have made statements on the new cannabis law that was enacted on February 22, 2021, Now the Morris County Sheriff's Office has weighed in and has announced that the newly enacted cannabis decriminalization law needs reform already. The ...

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MADISON, NJ - The search for 22 year old Ajay Sah continues. Sah, a Drew University student has been missing since Tuesday night, January 19, stated his family. He was last seen exiting a NJ Transit Train in Penn Station, they said. New information states that Sah was spotted on security cameras ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The First Lady of Morristown and former Morris County Freeholder candidate, Mary Dougherty, has pleaded guilty today to filing a false report with the New Jersey Election Enforcement Commission (ELEC).  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal made the announcement today regarding her ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office cordially invites you to attend a live webinar community forum on “Bias Crimes and Reporting Procedures.” The forum will include information on what is a bias crime and proper reporting. The webinar will be held Jan. 25, 2021 from 6:00 PM ...

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TRENTON – Continuing efforts to deter the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) has issued charges seeking to suspend the liquor licenses of 12 New Jersey bars and restaurants for ...

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This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- Tia Ryans voted for the first time on Nov. 3 after losing ...

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TRENTON – Ramping up enforcement of COVID-19 orders as the virus surges in New Jersey, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) today announced they are seeking to suspend the liquor licenses of 10 New Jersey bars and restaurants accused of violating ...

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NEWARK – As cybercriminals continue to find new ways to cash in on increased online traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Securities (“the Bureau”) within the Division of Consumer Affairs took emergency action today to stop an online investment scheme targeting users of the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In addition to the Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional races, voters in the state of New Jersey had to decide on three ballot questions, including the legalization of marijuana.  The Associated Press is reporting today that the results of the New Jersey Ballot questions ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Former Morris Plains Police Officer Adam J. Klymko has been sentenced for unlawfully taking money from the PBA Local 254 operating and fundraising account, announced Morris County Acting Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph K. Kimker, and Morris ...

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NEWARK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs (the “Division”) today announced that they have reached settlements with two car dealerships resolving alleged violations of the Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”), the Used Car Lemon Law, and other regulations governing the ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier from Hudson County was arrested today for discarding mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the County Board of Elections and intended to be delivered to West Orange residents, from his assigned routes in Orange and West ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Four Morris County correction officers and a Morris County Sheriff’s officer pleaded guilty to drug charges in a multi-month investigation following a tip from the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers Program. The officers’ charges, and Oct. 7 guilty pleas, arose from a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A vigil was held on Sunday evening September 20th in Morristown in memory of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Over 100 people gathered near the steps of the Morris County Courthouse.  Meghan Lynch, who is the President of the Morris County Women's Democratic ...

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TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that nine individuals have been charged with conspiring to use stolen identities to obtain New Jersey digital driver’s licenses which they used to fraudulently purchase and finance motor vehicles and watercrafts worth more than $1.3 million ...

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Republican challenge also questions limits on what state can pay back This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Arguments before the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -The Morris County Correctional Facility suspended in-person inmates visits on March 16 due help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Since then, inmates have been separated from their family and friends and have only been able to speak to them by phone. Soon the inmates will be able ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -The Morris County Correctional Facility suspended in-person inmates visits on March 16 due help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Since then, inmates have been separated from their family and friends and have only been able to speak to them by phone. Soon the inmates will be able ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Dan Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed at his family's home in North Brunswick on Sunday evening, according to multiple media reports. Anderl, 20, was a rising junior at Catholic ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  After discovering a body in Lewis Morris Park on June 28, authorities have identified the deceased as Amani Kildea of Long Valley.  According to his obituary, Kildea loved basketball, was bright and loved games. He was adopted from Ethiopia when he was five years old. His ...

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NEW JERSEY -  Flags in New Jersey will return to full-staff, announced Governor Murphy. The governor has issued Executive Order Number 160 to direct that all flags across the state be flown high beginning Friday July, 3.  The flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Vehicle owners are reminded to remove valuables and lock their vehicles, even while at home, says Morris County Sheriff James Gannon. Sheriff Gannon noted that burglaries of vehicles in Morris County have decreased by 43 percent in the first six months of 2020 from the same time ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Morristown lawyer lied about making campaign contributions to Mount Arlington officials in 2016, a year before her firm was awarded a “lucrative contract” with the borough, according to law enforcement officials. The lawyer, Elizabeth Valandingham, 47, of Morristown, now faces up ...

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