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Morris County News

July 8, 2023

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Brian K. Session, formerly of Jersey City has been sentenced to 23 years in state prison for aggravated sexual assault and burglary that occurred in Morristown in 2017 and 2018, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The idyllic neighborhood of Mount Tabor is soon to be featured in an upcoming photographic exhibit in Morris County.  The exhibit is called: Morris County Through the Lens of Time: A Photographic Journey by Xiomáro.  A special preview will be held from July 9th - August 13th at ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Using a pen knife, a Chatham man stabbed in the neck a fellow Independence Day celebrant on July 4, leaving the victim hospitalized, said authorities today. In a statement, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally and Chatham Township Police ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Amit Bhatt, 43, formerly of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, New Jersey, was sentenced in relation to an Aggravated Sexual Assault that occurred on October 28, 2017, in Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, announced Morris County First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, Chief of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morristown Airport is undergoing important safety upgrades and modernizations through the Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project.  The project is primarily funded by the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program The rehabilitation project is being conducted in ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There is a traffic alert for Rt 24 Eastbound travel in Florham Park. Breaking news alerts is reportinf a car fire on Rt. 24 eastbound.  The fire department is currently on the scene. 

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The body found outside the First Baptist Church of Morristown early Sunday was that of a 52 year old male, said Morristown Police.  The man was found  on a bench near the building's stairwell, said Captain Keith Cregan in a statement. The death appears to be the result of a ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's office has reported that a 44 year old man from Florham Park has died after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities are still working on identifying the suspect in the early morning shooting that took place on Wednesday, June 21, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - An East Orange man ran from police who responded to a report that he stole items from a Denville store and spit in the store owner's face, police said. The man, Najee Brown, 30, faces charges of shoplifting, disorderly conduct, obstruction and resisting arrest by flight, they ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Motorists should be aware that I-80 eastbound Exit 43 ramp to I-287 northbound will be closed and detoured tonight in Parsippany-Troy Hills. I-287 northbound left and center lanes to be closed overnight   According to government officials, beginning at 10 p.m.

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ROXBURY, NJ - Law enforcement authorities are asking for the public's assistance in finding a missing Morristown teacher. The woman who teaches at Alexander Hamilton and lives in Roxbury has been missing for two days. The woman, Lara Emanuel, 46, of Landing, was last seen Wednesday, said Morris ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ –The community is invited to attend two free events this week in celebration of  Morristown National Historical Park's 90th anniversary as the nation’s first National Historical Park. Free programs are scheduled for June 10 and 11.   The free events include: The Turncoat's ...

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WHIPPANY, NJ - The 200 Club of Morris County is hosting a new membership drive. By joining The 200 Club of Morris County, members can find a way to give back to the public safety officers who are there for them every day ⎻ risking their lives for all.  The 200 Club is supported by memberships ...

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BETHLEHEM, Pa — A 19 year old Lehigh University student who has been missing since January has been recovered.  His body was discovered in the Lehigh River, according to Lehigh Valley news. Daniel Lee was from East Hanover.  It is reported by the Northampton County Coroner that the cause of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Police are investigating vandalism to the sign of the Church of The Redeemer in Morristown, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert M. McNally and Morristown Chief Darnell Richardson. The sign was located close to a series of rainbow flags, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- As some may know, there was an animal roaming the streets of Chatham. Not a bear, nor a coyote. Our town had a friendly goat wandering around the Noe Avenue and Sandy Hill Area. It was spotted on ring doorbell cameras all around town and made appearances at a few residents' front ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – A Burlington County Man sold a juvenile a handgun that turned up in Morris Knolls High School in March, according to authorities. The man, Dwayne Allen, 21, was arrested Wednesday, said a statement from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. It noted that two students were found ...

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TRENTON – New Jersey's Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin has filed a complaint against the Hanover Township Board of Education alleging that it violated the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.  This complaint asserts that the policy voting on this week by the Board of Education discriminates ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Over this past weekend, there was a rally to support gun reform. The rally took place at Morristown Town Hall, Saturday, May 13, 2023. Theresa Piliero, volunteer leader of the group Moms Demand Action spoke to the crowd about reinstating the assault weapons ban.  According to ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Main Road in Montville was closed for several hours on Thursday for a police investigation when two men fled the scene after their car crashed near the intersection of Valhalla Road and Main Road, Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said. "The occupants fled the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Movie crews will be coming to Chatham Borough, starting Wednesday, to film scenes for upcoming releases, "Y2K" and "It Ends With Us", according to Steve Williams, Chatham Borough administrator. Williams announced at Monday's regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council that ...

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WHIPPANY, NJ - Hanover Township Mayor Thomas 'Ace' Gallagher welcomed Mondelez International's newest global research ad development facility to Whippany on Monday May 1st. He joined Morris County Commissioner Director John Krickus and Commissioner Tayfun Selen along with other elected officials ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- According to an "Alert Chatham Borough" message that went out Sunday afternoon, burglars entered an unlocked back door of an occupied Chandler Road home, took the car keys, and stole two locked vehicles from the driveway early Sunday morning. A third vehicle at another Chandler ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -An investigation by the Morris County Narcotics Task Force resulted in the seizure of over 300 grams of cocaine, $14,000 in U.S currency and the arrest of Edwin Robles and Andy Maguino Moreno, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Who knew that there has been a person walking around Chatham for years with "perfect feet." Penelope Lagos has spent the previous 15 years as a shoe-fit model in New York City. Last month, she decided to use the knowledge she gained from trying on countless shoes to launch her own ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Two young people stole a car from Roxbury on Wednesday, made “threats toward the Mount Olive High School,” and were later taken into custody by State Police, a situation that resulted in a lockdown of the school, according to authorities. Few details were released about the car ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Tyrone Ellison of Morristown has been sentenced to 69 years in state prison for kidnapping, aggravated criminal sexual contract and drug offenses, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham's Alex Laferriere has signed a three-year entry level contract with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. He will join the Kings for their final two regular-season games. The 21-year-old's potential first NHL game could come Thursday night, April 13, when the Kings play host to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The state has found no evidence linking a former dump in Roxbury to the contamination of nearby private wells with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), said Roxbury Township Attorney Anthony Bucco on Tuesday. When PFAS were first discovered in the Ledgewood wells late last ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Last week Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon honored the 6th Anniversary of his department’s heralded Hope One program with a symposium at the County College of Morris in Randolph that focused on responding to the nation’s opioid overdose epidemic. More than 200 participants ...

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