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 …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Driver allegedly drunk in fatal crash, bear killed on I-80, body found in swamp ID'd also among top headlines.
Two East Rutherford residents have been accused of carjacking and kidnapping a 71-year-old woman at gunpoint from a Parsippany parking lot before stuffing her in the trunk of her car, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Alcohol detected on Warren woman's breath following Bernards Township accident that killed Bridgewater man and injured his daughter, prosecutor says. Passaic County Sheriff's Office conducted a sweep after receiving complaints from its Text-a-Tip program indicating women were allegedly using rooms for prostitution. A tractor-trailer and another vehicle collided on Route 206 in Chester Township Thursday afternoon, closing the roadway for nearly three hours. Authorities said there was no foul play involved in the man'…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Child porn allegedly found on man's computer also makes headlines.
Authorities and divers spent days searching for two Mount Olive teens who went missing at Budd Lake. By Wednesday, the bodies of both teenagers had been recovered. Giuseppe Tedesco could face life-plus-20 years in state prison. He was arrested and issued new charges Thursday after allegedly assaulting a corrections officer on the way to his holding cell. The discovery of a man's body in the swamp was made Tuesday near Long Hill Road in Harding Township. The man was later identified as a Lake Hopatcong resident, his death ruled a suicide. Photos and video of children allegedly discovered following undercover investigation. 1-year-old was in car seat outside Marshalls for about 45 minutes, according to police report. Police said cash, bags, …
Friday, January 4, 2013
First Night Morris celebration, NY Jets general manager's firing also make headlines.
The body of missing 26-year-old North Plainfield resident Manuel Antonio Guevara was recovered after the lake was partially drained. Hunterdon County man dies in Monday morning accident in Bridgewater. 15-year career with organization ends after team misses playoffs for second straight season. 24-year-old Highland Lakes woman airlifted to the hospital, truck driver avoided head-on collision on Route 94 in Sparta. Police release video footage of male and female sought for alleged break-ins in Wayne. Incidents occurred over the weekend, Madison police said. Fireworks display culmination of annual Morristown celebration. Substitute teacher launched effort to send survivors and their families to Disney World. Long Valley Patch readers name …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Woman killed in crash, pedestrian struck also among headlines.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Police believe the fire started by a bucket of hot ashes that was placed outside near the home. Beverly White, a former Chatham and Florham Park resident, died after crashing her car into a tree in Chatham. Police are continuing to investigate the crash. The new light is just part of the state Department of Transportation's plans to improve safety on the highway. The annual Morristown tradition continued this year as more than a thousand people dressed in Santa suits visited the local bars. Police said an 80-year-old was cutting down trees when he slipped and fell down an enbankment. When the devoted community member passed away at 79, his holiday tradition for the past 20 years ceased. The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge held its …