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Morris County Police Dogs Get On-the-Spot Medical Help

November 17, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County has developed a first-of-its-kind program to offer medical support and care for police dogs working with the county Sheriff’s Office in critical situations.    

The dogs will receive treatment from a specialized group of tactical medics who make up the Office of Emergency Management’s Special Operations Group.

“We have our ...

Missing Mountain Lakes Boy is Found

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, a 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes who left home Oct. 30, has been found, said authorities today.

In a brief joint statement that offered no details about the matter, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennet and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of
Investigations Stephen Wilson Jr., only said the boy ...

Roxbury Veteran of Two Wars Honored by County

ROXBURY, NJ – The late Harold Weasner of Roxbury was one of seven U.S. military veterans honored this week by the Morris County Freeholders who awarded them with Morris County Distinguished Service Medals.

The medals were presented in a Wednesday ceremony, designed to bring attention to the arrival of Veteran’s Day on Sunday.

Weasner’s wife, Marie, accepted the medal while ...

Help Sought in Finding Missing Morris County 15-Year-Old

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County authorities are seeking help in finding a 15-year-old Mountain Lakes boy who has been missing since Oct. 30.

In a statement, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett  said the boy, Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain Lakes with his parents, was last known to be at his family home on Oct. 30.

They ...

Shelter Dog Finds New Purpose as Morris County Bomb Sniffer

MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance. But a dog named Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way.

After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County Sheriff’s Office bomb sniffing dog. 

His handler, Detective Michael ...

Morris Residents Warned About Summer Motor Vehicle Burglaries and Thefts

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over the past month, there has been a rash of early morning motor vehicle burglaries and thefts across Morris County, with the burglars and thieves at work while most residents are asleep, according to Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon.

Most of these incidents are occurring between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., with criminals targeting cars parked in driveways or streets. In some ...

Sparta Kiwanis Helps Fund Quinlan's Hero Club Endowment for Child Grief Counseling

SPARTA, NJ — The Hero Club at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is one step closer to reality having received a donation from the Sparta Kiwanis. John Quinlan, Director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice foundation, presented the program to the club at their meeting at Homers restaurant. 

Kiwanis member Frank Cannistra introduced Quinlan and Diane Sebzda, Director of ...

See What's Happening in Morris County's Community Gardens During "Open Gates" Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  On Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore what’s growing in your local community gardens at the Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend.

The latest buzz surrounding food and health topics center on the growing number of community gardens across the country, as they foster civic engagement, offer support to local food ...

Morris County Chamber Searching to Replace Paul Boudreau

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Morris County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Boudreau will retire on Dec. 31 and the chamber board has retained a search firm and formed a search committee to find a replacement, said Jack Miller, chairman of the chamber's board of directors.

Boudreau has been president of the chamber since 2008. During the last ten years he led the effort to grow the ...

Join the Fight, Morris: Water + 7 Days = Mosquitoes

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - With the sun finally expected to show itself starting tomorrow and over the Memorial Day weekend, Morris County residents can reduce the number of all mosquitoes, including the aggressive Asian Tiger variety, in their own backyards by taking action now.

The ankle-attacking, aggressive Asian Tiger variety transmits viral disease and bites all day long, unlike many other ...

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