Man pleads guilty to burglary, eluding police in Sussex County
NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Bergen County man has entered a guilty plea to burglary and eluding, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Richard Scrivani, 33, of Little Ferry pleaded guilty to third-degree eluding and third-degree burglary on June 7 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.
Sussex County man pleads guilty to contempt, simple assault, violation of probation
NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to contempt, simple assault, and violation of probation, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Anthony M. Neglia, 27, of Stillwater Township pled guilty on June 5 to fourth-degree contempt, simple assault, and violation...
Scanlan will retire as Sussex GOP chairman
Sussex County Republican Chairman Jerry Scanlan will not seek re-election to the post he’s held for nearly eight years, retiring with a near-perfect record of Republicans winning for federal, state, county, and local office. “It has been a great run, but all good things must come to an end,”...
10 most expensive homes sold in Sussex County, May 29 - June 5
A house in Sparta that sold for $1.6 million tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Sussex County between May 29 and June 5. In total, 39 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $446,757. The average price per square foot was $233.
Candice Smith will seek Sussex GOP chair post
Candice Smith, a former two-term Hopatcong school board member, has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Jerry Scanlan as the Sussex County GOP chair, the New Jersey Globe has confirmed. Scanlan announced this morning that he would not seek re-election after eight years as county chairman. He’s set the...
Adderall, oxycodone found during traffic stop in Sussex County
BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County woman is facing drug charges following a traffic stop in Byram Township. On May 23, an officer stopped a vehicle on Route 206 after observing the vehicle failing to keep right, police said. During the stop, the officer spoke to...
Man sentenced for shoplifting, resisting arrest in Sussex County
NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Passaic County was sentenced for shoplifting and resisting arrest, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Adam Abdelatif, 30, of Clifton was sentenced on June 2 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.
Data experts detail suspect's phone records leading up to Fort Drum corporal's death
Jurors in the trial of a Fort Drum soldier accused of killing a U.S. Army corporal got a look Thursday at data collected from the defendant's cell phone, providing a timeline leading up to and shortly after the victim's body was discovered. The hearing in Sussex County Superior Court included...
Man pleads guilty to writing bad checks to purchase various used cars in Sussex County
NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Bergen County man pleads guilty to writing bad checks to purchase various used cars, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Fadi Taha, 43, of Elmwood Park Borough pled guilty on June 2 to two counts of third-degree bad checks before the...
Man pleads guilty to eluding police in Sussex County
NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York man pleaded guilty to eluding police in Sparta Township, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Abdullo Karimov, 25, of Brooklyn pleaded guilty to third-degree eluding, reckless driving, no insurance on May 22 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.
24-year-old farmer unseats incumbent Sussex County Commissioner in GOP primary
Jack DeGroot, a 24-year-old farmer and graduate student, has unseated Sussex County Commissioner Herb Yardley (R-Stillwater) in the county’s Republican primary, the New Jersey Globe projects. As of 10:29 p.m., DeGroot has 53% of the vote, well ahead of Yardley’s 30%. A third candidate, Republican state committeeman Nick D’Agostino,...
24-year-old ousts Sussex County commissioner in GOP primary upset; Assembly race decided
Republican voters rejected Sussex County Commissioner Herb Yardley and chose a 24-year-old political newcomer to run in his place this fall, according to preliminary results from Tuesday's primary election. Wantage resident Jack DeGroot, the son of a Sussex County dairy farmer, pulled off the apparent upset, easily defeating Yardley, a two-term incumbent, and...
Sussex County in smoke
Kathryn Kula shared this photo of hazy skies over Jefferson Township High School. She said the smoke gave her a headache and nausea. “Everything just seems really weird,” said Chris Wyman, who took this photo of the sky over Barry Lakes on June 7. “This morning we watched the sun turn red and then disappear and our poor dog Burt keeps watching the woods like he expects aliens to be coming down the trail.”
Smoke over Sussex County
A thick smog hanging over Lake Mohawk. Sparta resident Jackie Conde captured this photo. “Even with windows and doors shut, we can smell the smoke indoors,” she said. Lisa Chammings shared this photo of her Stillwater farm blanketed in an orange haze. “Trying to make hay as well as keep the animals safe at the farm,” she said.
Canadian wildfire smoke map: See where the haze is headed in Delaware, New Jersey and PA
Air quality in the region will be poor Thursday due to the smoke and haze from wildfires in Canada, according to the National Weather Service. The air quality index throughout Delaware is expected to be unhealthy Thursday. At 5 a.m., the Wilmington area was reporting an air quality index of 427, which is...
Lake Erie Crushers’ new addition Gabe Snyder delivers late to finish Sussex County, 4-3
The adjustment as a new addition on a team can sometimes be a tough task. The Lake Erie Crushers welcomed Gabe Snyder with open arms. On June 8 against the Sussex County Miners, the first baseman delivered in the seventh inning, with the go-ahead home run in a 4-3 win.
Burning of pride flag spurs church members to show solidarity
The burning of an LGBTQ+ pride flag that was flown at the Sparta United Methodist Church shocked churchgoers in 2022. The flag had been stolen in the past, but it was the first time it was destroyed. The vandalism motivated members of the church to form a Sussex County chapter...
Free self-defense classes for women to be held through the Sussex County Library System
SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Sussex County Library System (SCLS) is working with Iron Temple Training Center to offer introductory self-defense classes for women at the Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton on June 22 at 6:00 p.m. and June 29 at 11:00 a.m.; and the Sussex-Wantage Branch, 69 Route 639, Wantage on June 17 and June 24 at 10:00 a.m.
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