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Sparta Police: Man Passed Out in Middle of Route 15 Charged with DWI

October 22, 2016

SPARTA, NJ – Police were called to check on a man who was passed out on Route 15 in the lane of traffic near the Sparta Car Wash.  On Oct 15 Sgt. Keith Hannam went to the area and found a “2004 Honda stopped on the painted median that divided the north and southbound lanes,” according to police. 

Hannam saw that the driver was asleep behind the wheel.  He woke ...

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Sparta High School Student Meet President Obama, Named "Kid Science Advisor"

October 26, 2016

WASHINGTON DC – A Sparta High School junior had the experience of a lifetime when she was invited to the White House as a Kid-Science Advisor.  Alex Poret was one of 11 students selected from the more than 2,500 applicants who traveled to Washington, DC on Friday, October 21. 

A self-starter, Poret found the competition on a web blog from the Office of Science and Technology ...

NJ Audubon Thanks Lawmakers for Reducing Threat to Roadside Vegetation

October 26, 2016

Dear Editor,

New Jersey Audubon celebrates the strong bipartisan support of the State Senate, which has overwhelmingly supported legislation that reduces the threat of invasive plant species on our state’s roadsides.

The bill. (S. 227) would require transportation authorities to use native vegetation for landscaping, land management, or habitat restoration. Native plants ...

Infants Should Sleep in Parents’ Room Say New Guidelines for Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

At a national conference last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their SIDS prevention guidelines. Based on new research, the updated recommendations call for infants to sleep in the same room (but NOT the same bed) as the parents (or caregiver), for the first 6 months of life.

For a summary of the update:

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The Mighty Barribal - Episode 41


Oliver B. Bomble, a gentleman of independent wealth, and his good friend Ocelot delve into the mystery of a mighty giant on a mission to set things straight in the world. The story is published in daily installments and will run until Election Day.  All previous installments can be found below the current episode.

Ocelot followed Goose all morning without interfering with ...

Haircuts for Hospice to benefit Bereavement Center

October 24, 2016

On November 3, participating salons in Sussex County will participate in Haircuts for Hospice. Haircuts for Hospice is one of several events that are planned during the month November to bring awareness to National Hospice Month.

On Haircuts for Hospice Day salons and stylists have agreed to donate their time, skills and proceeds from the day to the capital campaign for the Joseph T. Quinlan ...

Girl Sexually Assaulted by Budd Lake Men for 7 Years, say Police

October 21, 2016

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. - A 21-year-old woman's recent decision to report that she was sexually assaulted for seven years while she was a juvenile, led police to charge two Budd Lake men with aggravated sexual assaulted, it was announced Friday. 

The men, Ruben Ardila-Gomez, 33, of Budd Lake and Argemiro Ardila-Gonzales, 65, were also charged with endangering ...