Morris County News

March 20, 2018

MADISON, NJ – Higher rates for lower service has become almost commonplace for many NJ Transit riders in Madison and throughout the state, but Gov. Phil Murphy says he has a plan.  During a Tuesday morning press conference at the Madison train station, Murphy said his proposed budget includes ...

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Spring is officially here, but it appears that the warm weather many were hoping for is not.  Two nor’easters hit the Madison area in less than a week earlier this month, and another is on its way, according to the National Weather Service. This “major” snowstorm will dump between 8 and 14 ...

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Madisonians may wake up Tuesday morning to another blanket of snow, according to an alert from the National Weather Service issued Monday at 3:48 p.m.  Two nor’easters have already hit the area this month, but it seems Mother Nature will have mercy on the Rose City this time around.  The ...

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Winter Storm Quinn hit the Madison area with extreme force on Wednesday—and there is still more to come. Downed wires and fallen trees on Road City roads have been reported by several residents and the Madison police, making driving a dangerous task for those to choose to brave the snow-covered ...

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Madison could now see between 11 and 14 inches of snow as the second winter storm in less than a week smacks the Morris County area, according to an alert issued Wednesday at 10:59 a.m. by the National Weather Service.  Original predictions for the Rose City said accumulations would reach ...

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Another winter storm will hit the Rose City on Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service and county officials, bringing with it snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches and high winds. On his Twitter account, Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday ...

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Snow appears to be in Madison’s future once again.  Wet snow and rain are expected around midday Friday and into the evening during commuter hours, making travel “very difficult,” according to a National Weather Service alert issued Thursday at 3:41 p.m.  Snow will be heavy at ...

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The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the anticipated incoming snow for Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook. The current system is on track to bring some snow before it switches over to sleet, freezing rain and plain rain in ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County on Wednesday participated in the national Point-in-Time Count and Survey of the Homeless. This national census of homeless persons took place on Wednesday, when Morris County and surrounding counties counted the number of individuals who experience ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ –Motorists and area residents are reminded that there are several road closures in effect for Saturday, Jan. 20 due to the Women's March on New Jersey 2018. Organizers are expecting large crowds, which will impact traffic throughout the area. Motorists are urged to plan alternate ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Thousands of women and allies will unite Saturday in Morristown for the Women’s March on New Jersey 2018. Participants at this peaceful and non-partisan march will gather together to celebrate the achievements of New Jersey women over the past year and to mobilize women across New ...

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Extreme winter weather conditions have come to Madison in the form of a high-impact storm that could cause snow accumulations of up to six inches, according to the National Weather Service. Flurries are expected to fall at a rate of one inch per hour through the early afternoon, according to a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Reports have surfaced that an alleged armed robbery occurred a few minutes before 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the Wells Fargo Bank on 86 Ridgedale Ave. A victim was allegedly robbed at gunpoint, according to BNN. The victim's car—described as a grey Nissan Sentra with ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Police are asking for the public's help in solving a Wednesday night "shooting incident" on Jersey Avenue in Morris Township. The incident took place at 11:56 p.m., according to police. Witnesses said they heard gunfire. Police went to the scene and recovered evidence, they ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Two men who ran away from police after smashing a car Tuesday—prompting a search that included K-9s and a helicopter—face numerous charges including illegal gun possession, police said today. The men, Meshach Whagar, 28, of Newark, and Tione Davis, 35, of East Orange, are in ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – The search for a wanted man in a Morris Township neighborhood has concluded, and the threat is over, according to police.  Police determined at 11:47 a.m. that the area is safe, and there is no longer an emergency situation after warning residents around 10 a.m. of an ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris Township residents in the Cromwell Drive and Nichols Road neighborhoods will notice a large police presence in the area. Overnight and throughout the morning, police on the ground and in the air have been searching for a black male wearing dark clothing, who is said to be ...

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MADISON, NJ – As the first snowflakes fall on the Rose City, the National Weather Service is warning drivers to be prepared for potentially slippery road conditions and reduced visibility as flurries are expected to continue through 1 a.m. on Sunday, according to a winter weather advisory and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that targeted sex offenders and persons possessing child pornography from New Jersey to California, according to an announcement made Friday by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography ...

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MADISON, NJ – Changes may be coming to Summerhill Park on Ridgedale Avenue per a funding recommendation submitted Monday to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  Madison would receive more than $40,000 to construct new trails inside the park, where the Villa Lorraine estate once stood.

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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, ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – The Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America hosted its second STEM University for Boy Scouts Nov. 4 from across northern and central New Jersey in collaboration with County College of Morris.  Scouts participated in a day of science, technology, engineering and ...

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Chabad of S.E. Morris County will once again provide Thanksgiving dinners free of charge to individuals throughout Morris County who are alone or homebound during the holiday.  Catered meals will be plated Wednesday afternoon and delivered on Thanksgiving morning by volunteers to the homes of ...

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MADISON, NJ – Dem. Phil Murphy has won the New Jersey gubernatorial election over Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Madison voters favored Murphy over Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, and Murphy won out in the statewide election.  Murphy received 2,620 votes in Madison, or 53.94 percent, while ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The number of elderly people in the U.S. is expected to be twice what it was in 2000 by 2030. With the population aging, family members and friends increasingly find themselves in caregiver roles. An estimated 34.2 million U.S. residents provide unpaid care to an adult 50 ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Local officials collected nearly 900 pounds of prescription drugs countywide on Saturday, Oct. 28 as part of the 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Held on Halloween weekend, the October event amassed more than 20 percent more pounds of medication than a similar ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Flash floods could occur between noon today and 4 a.m. Monday, a situation that prompted the Morris County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to issue this morning a hazardous weather outlook for the county. After that, county residents can expect heavy winds, said the OEM.

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RANDOLPH, NJ – Madison High School students with an eye for photography can capture a chance to win prizes and recognition at the sixth annual statewide County College of Morris photo contest. Student photographers can submit photos that represent their personal definition of “turbulent times,” ...

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