Friday, March 29, 2013
Rising number of gun permits, cause of warehouse fire revealed also make headlines.
The Bridgwater school district is investigating a recently published Facebook page that is filled with videos of recorded fights at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Parsippany Police say a Mt. Arlington woman is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail in the Morris County jail following an early Monday morning theft at the Exxon on the Run gas station at Parsippany Blvd. and Route 46 in which she allegedly stole candy bars. The final journey for U.S. Army Sgt. Derek McConnell is set. McConnell, who lived in Parsippany, died Monday of causes yet to be announced. Embattled Hillsborough High School teacher Jeffrey Kampf, who had been suspended for a week earlier this month, has submitted his plans to retire. A war of words is brewing in the race …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Prom night followed by SATs, 33 citations for public urination also make headlines.
Watchung Mayor Gerald Mobus 70, died Sunday, Borough Administrator Tom Atkins confirmed Sunday afternoon. A 33-year-old man who died after he was struck by an SUV as he crossed Madison Avenue in Morristown last week was a learning disability specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham. Parsippany mayor responds to Carifi/Valori allegations of job offer in exchange for not running. Public urination could be worth thousands to Morristown's coffers. U.S. Army Specialist Derek McConnell, who lived in Parsippany, died Monday, according to posts by his mother and fiance on the Facebook page “Team Derek.” The massive tree, like so many others, came crashing down and into the house, causing instant devastation. A sentencing …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Man killed crossing Morristown street, runaway teen found, athletic facility referendum vote fails also make headlines.
Authorities are investigating what they are calling the “suspicious” death of a Wayne resident whose body was found at the base of a gorge in Pennsylvania. A 33-year-old Hamburg man was struck by a driver and killed on Madison Avenue in Morristown Thursday night. Nearly three years after shooting Hopatcong’s Alyssa Ruggieri in her home five times and killing her, Giuseppe Tedesco will learn how long he’ll spend in prison for the murder on March 20. A teenager who ran away from her home in North Caldwell was found by Kinnelon police in a Ricker Road home that was later condemned as an unsafe structure when bath salts and marijuana led to seven arrests there. The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed one case of measles in Somerset …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Mayor accused of offering job in exchange for candidate not running against him also makes headlines.
According to Parsippany Council candidate Dr. Louis Valori, Mayor James Barberio and members of his administration attempted to give him a township job in order to entice him not to run for political office this year. Police and fire officials were on the scene of the Robert R. Lazar Middle School, in Montville, Monday morning where officials said a written bomb threat was called in as the students were beginning lunch. A 50-year-old Kinnelon woman fell more than 15 feet, initially from a bathroom window, in Bloomingdale Wednesday and was found naked and bleeding from the face, arms and legs. Two residents were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out above Taylor's Ice Cream Parlor in Chester Borough. A Hopactong man was …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Bomb-making materials found, 'Ellen' underwear model, Far Hills Race booze ban also make headlines.
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Friday, March 1
Resident heard man 'screaming for help' as two fell through ice of Lake Iosco Tuesday. The two-car crash occurred on Route 22 West early Thursday morning. Man was not sure how 'suspicious items' used to detonate explosives got in his home. Mike Wolfinger is one of dozens of people who submitted pictures of themselves wearing Ellen Degeneres's trademark briefs. He appeared on the show that was broadcast on Monday. Pharmacy agreed to retrain all staff on pharmacy procedures and to pay $650,000 to the state for a public awareness campaign about the proper use of prescription drugs. Accident on Interstate 287 near Exit 33 caused traffic delays Thursday afternoon. Jewelry was reportedly taken from three homes since Wednesday. Changes agreed …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Manufacturing plant blaze, property value drop also make headlines.
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Friday, February 22
Main Street resident and 7-year-old child die in Monday-morning blaze. A silver handgun was used in attempted robbery Thursday at Giro Express. All five Wayne fire companies responded to the blaze. Volunteer rescue squad member operated ambulance while intoxicated during medical call, police report. Housing crash, recession to blame for 29-percent drop, appraisal firm says. Man resisted arrest when being questioned, police report. Kinnelon woman's blood alcohol concentration was nearly three times the legal limit, according to police report. Organizer says 'long and cold line delays' kept some paying customers from attending inaugural event. Fence was installed by the state in 2009 but since has fallen into disrepair. North Bergen man …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Wayne man accused of sexually assaulting boy, unborn baby killed in crash also make headlines.
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Saturday, February 16
An expectant mother was one of two taken to the hospital after another driver allegedly crossed double yellow line on road. The driver of the other vehicle was airlifted after the crash. Prosecutor says $5,000 was stolen from JP Morgan Chase. James Perna, 53, is accused of sexual contact with a boy who worked at his health food store in Totowa. Joseph Williams was reported missing in 2006. Man was sitting in car when a person attempted to open door, police said. New Parsippany business administrator also resigned this week. Sign on the exterior of Gabriel's caught fire Saturday night, forcing evacuation of restaurant, apartments, fire commissioner said. Morristown may be home to the only school in the country with two perfect-scorers. Men …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Boat crashed by allegedly drunk driver, Scoutmaster weighs in on gay Boy Scouts also make headlines.
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Friday, February 8
Police said wife called after her husband did not return home. Chester and Rosaria Andraka, who died after a murder and suicide last week, are remembered by their children as people who were "strong, physically and mentally." Charles Jones, a former Morristown DPW superintendent, could face up to 10 years in prison for allegedly distributing child porn over the Internet, attorney says. One person extricated himself and a dog from the vehicle. 35-year-old arrested after allegedly striking another boat numerous times with his own boat. The teenagers scattered into the woods after police broke up an underage drinking party Friday night, cops say 5 people injured in crash, transported to hospital. Driver drove around a school bus and struck …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Principal injured in crash, student allegedly dealing drugs also make headlines.
Saturday, February 2
Chester and Rosaria Andraka, both FDU employees, were found dead Monday morning. Later that day, the deaths were ruled a murder and a suicide, respectively. 54-year-old man barricaded himself inside Livingston home after alleged incident in Morristown. Sparta High School senior allegedly had $4,450, drugs and a 13-inch knife on school property. Rosaria Andraka advised honors students and helped coordinate educational opportunities outside the classroom. Man said there was a lack of response from administrators after step-daughter was allegedly bullied. George Markou already working to rebuild Mount Arlington landmark destroyed by fire. Gloria Shope was walking on Andover Road when she was struck by a vehicle, police said. Wayne resident …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Mourners say goodbye to man killed in crash, fire destroys SUV also make headlines.
Saturday, January 26
Two armed males broke into a Bernardsville residence on Ballantine Road on Wednesday night, but fled when they encountered the homeowner, authorities said. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to arrest of the individuals. A funeral for the Bridgewater man killed in a motor vehicle accident last week was held at Blessed Sacrament Church on Washington Valley Road in Martinsville Tuesday morning. Peter Calvelli, 49, was killed last Wednesday when his vehicle was hit head-on by an alleged drunk driver. At least two elementary school students who bought lunch from the Central Avenue School cafeteria two weeks ago purchased bagels that had a cafeteria employee's blood on them. A New York woman was arrested after police …