Police & Fire

Fire in Oak Ridge Auto Junk Yard

OAK RIDGE, NJ- A large fire at Sar's Auto Wreckers, auto junk yard off of School House Road in Oak Ridge is visible for miles.  No injuries have been reported.  Fire companies from Sparta, Roxbury, Riverdale and others are on the scene to assist Jefferson Township.  School House Road is closed.  Consider taking an alternate route if planning to travel through Oak Ridge in the area of Ridge Road near Ridge Field/Ralph Ackerson Field and Russia Road, School House Road and Weldon Road near Bowling Green. 

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Sparta Police: Wantage Man Stopped for Broken Tail Light, Faces Drug Charges

May 18, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Wantage man is facing drug charges after getting pulled over for a broken tail light on Stanhope Road.  Sparta Police Officer Tom Herd saw Nicholas Veith driving a 2012 Honda on May 14 around 12:20 a.m. with a cracked tail light, a burned-out license plate light and window tinting that was too dark according to police.

When Herd spoke with the 20-year-old driver he ...

Sparta Police: Drug Charges for Ogdensburg Woman in Station Park After Closing

SPARTA, NJ –  A woman parked in Station Park after the park was close is facing drug charges.  Nicole Alonzi, 35, was found sitting in her 2002 Mercury by Sparta Police Cpl. Marc Rubino on May 10 around 9:20 p.m. according to police.

When the officer told the Odgensburg resident she had to leave the park, he smelled burnt marijuana.  When Rubino asked Alonzi about the ...

Sparta Police: Sussex Man Passed Out Behind Wheel Faces Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ - A Sussex man faces drug charges after passing out behind the wheel on Route 15.  Sparta Police Cpl. Scott Elig and Police Officer Arlene Lippencott responded to a report made by someone who called 911 from their cell phone, according to police.

The officers found David Toli, 23, unresponsive in the driver's seat of a 2003 Mercury.  His breathing was slow and he had a ...

Biology Majors, the Time is Now

May 15, 2017

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Travelling along any New Jersey highway, you're bound to pass at least a few pharmaceutical or biotechnology company buildings. Names like Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Becton Dickinson, Boehringer Ingelheim are strewn all across our state. As a result, biology majors here are a coveted cohort, making up nearly 100,000 of the New ...

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Moose Lodge Hosts First “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk Event

May 19, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Moose Lodge will be hosting its first ever “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk event from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the new Moose Lodge located on Swartswood Road in Newton.

The event started when Administrator Jason Baumann’s daughter Reanna and her friend Kassie started "chalking up" the lodge's parking lot one ...

Tour of Somerville, Oldest Bicycle Race in the USA Will Broadcast Live - Around the World – on Memorial Day

May 19, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, a tradition in bicycle racing since 1940, will be broadcast live on Memorial Day, the first time in 74 years of international competition that the signature race will be seen around the world in real time on several platforms, including YouTube and Twitch.

Cameras will be positioned at strategic locations throughout the race course in ...

10 Terrific Mothers' Day Events In Morris And Sussex County

Whether you’re making plans for your mom, or you’re a mom yourself, make Mother’s Day extra-special this year with one of these Morris or Sussex County Mother’s Day events!  From hayrides to winery brunches and zoo trips to psychic fairs, Team Nest Builder has you covered.  Need to drop a hint? Just print this out and leave it somewhere mildly conspicuous...like ...

Possibly record breaking tick season made worse by Powassan

The Centers for Disease Control is expecting this summer to be the worse tick season on record made even more troubling by Powassan, a potentially fatal viral disease transmitted by ticks. 

Summary article: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_165462.html

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While there are many benefits to a mild winter including lower heating bills and fewer snow days, one down side ...

Sussex County Freeholders Meeting Video May 10, 2017

Video recording of the Sussex County Freeholders May 10 meeting 

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Sussex County Library Receives Best Practices in Early Literacy Award from the NJLA

May 21, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - Each year the New Jersey State Library recognizes select public libraries for their Best Practices awards. This year, the Sussex County Library’s Youth Services Department was awarded Best Practices in Early Literacy for their Read & Play Programs. Targeted to children ages six months through four years, Read & Plays encompass a wider-than-usual age range ...