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Montclair State University Student Sexual Assault Charge Dropped, Reports Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair State University student who was charged with sexual assault in 2015 against another student, has now had charges dropped against him, according to News 12 New Jersey reports.

Following the incident in 2015, Charles Jones, 20, of Randolph, had been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of another student at the Newark Broad Street rail station, the Montclarion reported.

He was charged with second degree sexual assault for the September 25, 2015 incident, which was allegedly recorded on video by other Montclair State students and shared on social media, according to the victim.

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The victim made a statement two days after the alleged assault via Twitter explaining what she states occurred and that she had decided to speak out to dispel rumors. Also she did not name Jones, she stated that other students stood around an watched. Police then took action and arrested Jones on campus at Sinatra Hall.

The victim initially reported that the incident took place after a fraternity party, has also said that she dropped out of school to get her life back on track, calling the incident “traumatizing” and the two people recording it, "mean girls." 

The individuals who allegedly filmed the assault had not been arrested or charged, according to the Montclarion.

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Tips to Help Millburn Pets Stay Safe on July 4th

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MILLBURN, NJ - Fourth of July is a festive time, but for pets it is the one day a year where more pets get lost. Between celebrations and fireworks, there are many portential opportunites for a pet to get into harms way or become scared and run. Petfinder shared eight helpful tips to help keep pets safe this year.

1. Be sure your pet is wearing up to date and visible tags. 

2. Take a ...

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On July 12, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Aliotta responded to the Apple store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Apple personnel report 31-year-old Nicole Hines out of Newark concealed a pair of Beats headphones valued at $299.95 in her bag and left the store without making payment. Ms. Hines was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting and hindering after giving false ...

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“Around The World Theater Night” - Fundraiser for the Sunshine Kids Foundation

July 18, 2017

“Around The World Theater Night” - A Fundraising Event for the Sunshine Kids Foundation

On August 12, Berkshire Hathaway of Summit, NJ teams with the Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Cranford and Hillsborough to create a magical evening to raise funds for the Sunshine Kids Foundation. 

The performance by dance instructors and our students will be held at The Dolan Theater at ...

The Millburn Library Presents its Food for Thought program for Summer 2017

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All programs are at 2 pm.

On Monday, July 17, Liz will be making and sharing green smoothies. Liz has been making green smoothies for herself for years - and she wouldn't keep doing it if they ...

Lance: $900 Million More For Gateway Tunnel

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today hailed the draft text of the fiscal year 2018 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act that includes $900 million in new funding for the Gateway program:

“Congress is wise to invest in the Gateway tunnel proposal.  The Hudson River tunnel project is one of the most important infrastructure projects in the ...