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Morris authorities denounce Memphis officers accused of killing Tyre Nichols; ask for calm ahead of video release

Morris County authorities denounced the actions of five former Memphis, TN, police officers accused of killing 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, and urged calm ahead of Friday night’s anticipated release of grim bodycam video. “The release of the video of Nichols’ death will understandably generate grief, horror, and anger. We recognize...
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Morris Township Police Provide Update on Incident Outside Resident's Home

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Morris Township Police have updated the community on the incident that occurred on January 23. The person in question was located and according to police,  it was a delivery person searching for the house he was trying to make the delivery to. Residents should still be alert and aware of their surroundings.  According to police, a resident of Morris Township was traveling to her residence on the west side of town. She pulled into the driveway, and entered her garage, when she noticed a male behind her peering into the garage.  The male fled a short time later, said police. "We remind residents to be please be aware of their surroundings", said Morris Township Chief Robert Shearer. Residents should contact the police department with anything that appears to be suspicious.     Sign up to get all the news as it happens at and follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @MorristownTAP and on Instagram at @tapintomorristown Download the TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS

Code Blue in Effect for Madison and Morris County Through Sunday

MORRIS  COUNTY, NJ - A Code Blue has been issued for Morris County beginning Thursday January 26.   Temperatures are expected to fall into the 30's tonight, stated the National Weather Service.  Temperatures will climb to 40 degrees on Friday but fall into the high 20's Friday evening. Warming Center locations can be found at:

Bus vs. House Accident Closes Passaic Ave. in Roseland and West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- A school bus with no children aboard slammed into a house around 9 a.m. Friday, forcing Passaic Avenue to be closed in West Caldwell and Roseland. According to WNBC Channel 4 News, the bus hit the residence hard enough to partially shift the foundation. According to the report, the home was not occupied at the time. Police said that the driver let off students at West Caldwell Tech three miles away a few minutes before the crash. The incident remained under investigation Friday afternoon. WNBC-4 reported that the bus driver was led away from the scene in handcuffs. The Roseland Police Department sent out an alert at 9:15 a.m. Friday: Please be advised that there is a traffic accident on Passaic Ave going towards West Caldwell near the intersection of Harrison Ave. Until the accident is cleared, Passaic Ave is closed in that area. Please avoid the area and plan an alternate route.

Police investigate reported luring incident in Sussex County

HOPATCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – Police are investigating a report that a man attempted to lure a juvenile into his car Friday morning. The incident happened at around 8:03 a.m. on Broadway in Hopatcong Borough, police said. According to police, a white male, approximately 30-40-years-old, clean cut hair,...

WINNERS: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Players Split $494K

Two lucky tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $493,936 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from Thursday, Jan.26,. Each ticket is worth $246,968. The winning numbers were: 05, 14, 19, 30 and 32 and the XTRA number was: 02. The retailers will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for each...

Livingston Police Investigate Reports of Stolen Vehicles, Make Three Juvenile Arrests

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Detective Bureau is currently investigating two motor vehicle thefts that occurred over the last two weeks in addition to two incidents involving stolen motor vehicles that led to arrests. Livingston officers responded first to a Fawn Drive residence at approximately 5:12 p.m. on Jan. 15 on a report of a stolen 2019 BMW X7. According to police, the homeowners advised responding officers that they observed the vehicle being driven out of their driveway and leaving the scene. The vehicle was left unlocked with the key fob inside, police said. On Jan. 22, Livingston officers responded to a Tuxedo...

Convinced he and Blackman can Unite, Correa says Dodd Cannot Return

Don’t overhype the Dover saga of Mayor Carolyn Blackman and Alderman Edward Correa, the latter told InsiderNJ this morning. They have their fights, but they’re ultimately allies in the struggle to prevent former Mayor James Dodd from returning to the throne of local power. Correa formerly served as...

Bus Driver Charged with DUI After Vehicle Crashes into West Caldwell House

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Police have charged a Newark man with Driving Under the Influence with Minor Passengers and a host of other offenses after the bus he was driving crashed into a Passaic Avenue house Friday morning. At 8:39 a.m., the West Caldwell Police Department was dispatched to a report of a school bus leaving the roadway and colliding into a residence on Passaic Avenue, just north of Terrace Place. There were no children on the bus at the time. The full-sized school bus slammed into the north side of a ranch-style Passaic Avenue dwelling. The driver, who was the sole occupant...

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do In and Around Morristown This Weekend; Jan 27 - Jan 29

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - It's the best time of the week again! THE WEEKEND! Here's what's happening in and around Morristown. Have a great weekend everyone! Friday, January 26 Meet the Artist Open House; Meet artist Mary Ann Kohaut; CCM's Women Center, Room 115; 3pm - 6pm Comedy Night at Glenbrook Brewery; 6:30pm ($20) The Troubadour presents Tracy Grammer; Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; 7:30pm Saturday, January 27 S'mores and Popcorn Party; Fosterfields; 4pm - 5pm ($10) Comet Observing Night; Morris Museum Parking Deck; 7pm Latin Night Dance Party with Free Salsa and Bachata Lessons; Fat Cactus Cantina in Parsippay; 8pm (free entrance) Sunday, January 28 Morris County Winter Market; Parking Lot at Convent Station Train Station; 9:30am - 1pm Open House at St. Patrick School; 10:30am - 12pm Free Lunar New Year Celebration; Garden State Plaza Level 1, Court Area near Pandora; 12pm. Sensory Friendly Viewing of Puss in Boots; The Mills at Jersey Gardens' AMC; 2pm Live Music with the Trevor B. Power Band; Whiskey and Virtue; 3pm ($8)  

Franklin Traffic Alert: Friday Morning and Afternoon Road Closures

SOMERSET, NJ - Commuters should avoid Weston Road and Old Georgetown Road if possible to to road closures that will last until 4:30 pm today, according to alerts sent by the township.  Read below for alerts sent out after 8:39 am today:  Road Closure: Weston Rd between Mettlers Rd and Elizabeth Ave from 9:00AM-4:30PM for tree work. Local Traffic only. Road Closure Old Georgetown Rd between Canal Rd & Carroll Pl from 8:30AM-3:00PM for DPW Work. Local Traffic only.