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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Drug Charges for Man Stopped for Speeding in Sparta

October 22, 2016

SPARTA, NJ - A man stopped for speeding on Route 15 at 8:15 a.m. was taken into custody on drug charges.  Sparta Police Officer Tim Lynott saw a 2013 Honda speeding on Route 15 south.  When he pulled the car over, he smelled “the strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from the” car according to police.

The driver Taeik Kim, 25, of Fort Lee allowed the car to be ...

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

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 ...

Sparta Police: Dover Driver Charged with DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A woman sitting in her idling car “smoking something” on Morgan Drive drew enough attention to have it reported to the Sparta Police Department.  According to police on Oct 14 at 8:10 p.m. Cpl police.

The driver, Maureen Dury, 52, appeared to Mastandrea to be under the influence of alcohol.  He had the Dover resident perform field sobriety tests and ...

Newton Residents Gather for Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Event

October 19, 2016

NEWTON, NJ-- Some residents of Newton gathered at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, despite the chilly weather to help out in the sixth annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors event that the town holds each year.

Several groups came out to volunteer including a girl scout troop, a group from Halsted Middle School with Board of Education president, Stella Dunn and Town Council Deputy Mayor Wayne ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, October 27, 3:00 PM

Train Creative - The Sparta Train Station , Sparta

Clay Creative

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, October 27, 3:00 PM

Sparta Train Station , Sparta

Clay Creative

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, October 28, 5:30 PM

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

All Hallows' Evenings at the Stickley Museum

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, October 29, 5:30 PM

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

All Hallows' Evenings at the Stickley Museum

Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Spartan Youth Football scores for October 15 and 16

Spartan Youth Football scores for October 15 and 16

Super White beat Wallkill 806

Pee Wee fell to High Point 23-6

Midget also lost to High Point 26-6

Pony Blue shut out High Point 12-0

Super Blue beat Ringwood 26-7

Pony White defeated West Milford 19-6

Rumble White narrowly won over Rumble Blue 21-20

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: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/313660.php

Use this ...

The Mighty Barribal - Episode 40


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 did not wait to see how things would play out at the ...

Halloween Special -The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 24, 2016

A fully-staged one-man version of the classic horror tale is sure to delight & entertain!!  You will see Ichabod interacting with students in the schoolhouse, join him on his way to a wonderful party where he dances with his grilfriend.  Then follow him on his fateful journey as he encounters the "Headless Horseman."

Date/Time - Sat. Oct 22 - 7:00PM    ...