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August 8, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Adjustment approved Application 21.63, Chick-fil-A, 1180 Route 46, Block 715, Lot 11.1, in B-2 Zone. The new Chick-fil-A is slated to be built at the location of four older run down office buildings currently at that location on Route 46. The ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park police's investigation into a 2019 'sextortion' incident has led to the conviction of the criminal responsible. Mr. Brandon McCullough, currently 31 years old from Branson, Missouri was sentenced on August 2, 2022, to 30 years in federal prison without parole, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- What started out as public commentary in 2017 by two parents at a Chatham Board of Education meeting about the emphasis on Islam in a 7th Grade World Cultures and Geography Class is still being deliberated today in the courts in relation to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ...

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HANOVER, NJ - According to authorities, a Morris County gas station was robbed at gunpoint last week.  Two men used a handgun as they robbed the Shell gas station on Route 10 West in Hanover shortly before 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 28th according to initial reports. The men then fled in a ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Two teens have been charged with aggravated arson in Beach Haven according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Beach Haven Police Chief James Markoski.  Billhimer and Markoski announced that on July 23, 2022, Justin Liebhauser, 19, of Randolph, New Jersey, and ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - The Denville Township Health Department has issued a public health advisory after a coyote in Tourne County Park recently tested positive for rabies. “We urge residents not to feed, approach or permit their pets to interact with coyotes or other animals which are potential ...

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After granting a full adjournment, Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus has set a 1:30 p.m. "Motion Hearing In-Person" on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Sussex County Courthouse in the matter of Borough of Chatham– Mt. Laurel Docket No.: MRS-L-1906-15. In its brief filed in Morristown in mid-June, SV ...

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PEQUANNOCK, NJ – A missing Butler man was found by Sheriff’s officers thanks to his participation in a lifesaving bracelet program. The man, age 21, was enjoying Mountainside Park in Pequannock Wednesday, July 20 when he became separated from his caregiver. At some point the caregiver lost sight ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison resident Yulia Raynova admitted on Friday that she drove under the influence of alcohol prior to her running a traffic light and killing a Chatham father of four. According to authorities, Raynova's blood alcohol content was 0.136% nearly double the legal limit of 0.08%.

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DENVILLE, NJ - A Denville man screamed obscenities at congregants of a synagogue in Deal on Friday, behavior that resulted in his arrest, according to the Deal Police Department. The man, Nicholas Skirvin, 44, Denville, came to the awareness of police when they received a report at about 1 p.m.

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ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury School Board will push back against parts of a state law that relates to exposing young students to material related to gender identity, sexuality, and other topics deemed inappropriate by some parents. At its meeting Monday, the board created an “ad-hoc committee” that ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Buoys in Lake Hopatcong that gather data related to harmful algal blooms have been vandalized, prompting an investigation by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and State Police, authorities said today. The buoys were detached from their anchor lines twice this ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - According to breaking news alerts, there was a pursuit of a possibly stolen black Mercedes on Rt. 53 that ended up with the car crashing at the Parsippany/Denville border The suspect vehicle caught on fire.  Four black men fled on foot.  Both Denville and Parsippany police were ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - A Staten Island, N.Y. woman, seen walking away from the scene of a July 6 drug overdose in Denville, was found to be in possession of the person's cellphone, police said. They said the woman, Yamaira Maya-Sosa, 36, was also found with pills and various items of drug ...

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MADISON, NJ - The 30th Annual of the Madison Farmers Market will take place Thursday July 7. Special this week will be Cousins-Main Lobster Food Truck in addition to the 19 weekly vendors. See the complete list below  The 2022 season will take place every Thursday through November 17. The market ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany got some celebrity excitiment when Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy visited Tabor Pizza for one of his famous pizza reviews. Portnoy has also been to other nearby establishments like Nonna's Pizza in Florham Park and the Reservoir Tavern in Boonton. He praised ...

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PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone was among law enforcement and public officials who gathered Friday at a press conference on Lake Hopatcong urging people to be more careful while swimming and boating. The gathering, convened by Mount Arlington Mayor Michael Stanzilis, took place at ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - A teenager faces burglary and criminal trespass charges related to his "rummaging through" a vehicle inside a Denville resident's garage, police said. The incident began June 22, when police "responded to a report of an unknown suspect rummaging through the victim's vehicle in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated 10:30 p.m.) An online fundraiser has been established to cover the costs associated of returning to Guatemala the bodies of two brothers who drowned Tuesday in Mine Hill. The GoFundMe site, viewable here, was set up by Randolph resident Alan Verá, a friend and co-worker of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A burglar on Monday came into a fenced-in backyard, entered a Succasunna home and swapped a pair of "smelly" old sneakers for a nicer pair found right inside the doorway, according to the homeowner. Timothy Inge, of Eyland Avenue, said he and his girlfriend, Susan Masciarelli, were ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police and recreation officials are bracing for a summer of dealing with crowds looking for places to hang out after being turned away at Hopatcong State Park, said Roxbury Councilman Mark Crowley. The issue, a pet peeve of Crowley, came up at a recent meeting of the Lake ...

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MINE HILL, NJ - The bodies of two young men who drowned Tuesday in a Mine Hill that borders Roxbury were recovered after an extensive search that went into the night, officials confirmed today. The drownings of the men, described as 17-year-old and 22-year-old Hispanics, was reported in a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham High's ever-present athletic director Mo Abdelaziz will be leaving the district at the end of the school year and taking an assistant principal's position at Mendham High School. "The kids have been amazing," Abdelaziz said. "I sent out an email telling them to never stop ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  Community members are invited to the 2022 Spring Fun Fest on June 12 from 10am - 1pm. The Fun Fest will take place at the Morris Plains VFW, 45 Tabor Roada in Morris Plains. Admission is free but attendees are asked to bring one non-perishable food item per person for the ...

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SPARTA, NJ- A Sparta family is very grateful as their son is recovering from injuries after a dirt bike accident in the woods behind Angelo Drive on Friday evening, that required an airlift to the hospital. The young man had been unconscious for two hours before he regained consciousness to call ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police Department received a report of an armed person being outside the Northvail Elementary School. According to the Parsippany Police, an immediate and full scale response was initiated to the school based off of this information. It was quickly determined that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Any Morris County student attending Rutgers University should be aware that all campuses will become tobacco free. The announcement was made by President Jonathan Holloway on Wednesday as he announced the university’s new “Tobacco-Free by 2023” initiative. The tobacco-free ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - A 66-year-old Denville resident was found to be in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia while driving on Route 46 recently, according to police. The man, Fred Worthington, was arrested May 24 after police pulled him over on Route 46 due to a motor vehicle violation, police ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – After police searched his residence last month as part of an undercover investigation, a Succasunna man confessed to downloading child pornography, according to authorities. The man, Igor Michael Terrero, 49, was arrested today, said U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger in a press ...

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