Virginia Vertetis gets 30 years for murder

Virginia Vertetis, 55, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison after being found guilty of murdering a Staten Island man with whom she had a previous relationship. Vertetis is required to serve the full 30 years without the possibility of parole. The prosecution of this matter was handled by the Morris … Read more

Morris County officers, departments honored for community policing

Four Morris County law enforcement agencies and six individual officers were among those honored Monday by the New Jersey Attorney General for outstanding and innovative approaches to community policing. Those honored during ceremonies at Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus were Lieutenant Paul Castimore, Detective Joseph Kratzel, Traffic Officer Rodger Davis and School Resource Officers Christopher Fabian … Read more

Anti-opioid presentation comes to Chatham Township

More than 33,000 Americans, about 91 a day, died from opioid overdoses in 2015, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Morris County is not immune from the growing epidemic as fatal opiate overdoses in the county rose from 43 in 2015 to 64 in 2016. This year, there have been at least 36 … Read more

Prosecutor, governor celebrate Drug Court graduates

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp joined Governor Chris Christie and other county and state officials Monday in honoring 27 participants of Morris County Drug Court. The Drug Court graduation ceremony was conducted by Morris County Assignment Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz along with Judge James M. DeMarzo, who presides over Drug Courts in both Morris … Read more

Morris residents invited to comment on opioid abuse

Morris County residents will be able to comment on the expanding opioid epidemic at a May 17 town hall meeting in Parsippany co-sponsored by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. The event at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy on West Hanover Avenue will give residents a … Read more

Body found in Fort Nonsense

A 52-year-old man was found dead Tuesday night in Morristown National Historical Park. Park Rangers were notified of a possible deceased male in the Fort Nonsense area of the park in Morris Township. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded, including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit, Morris Township Police, Morristown Police, the Morris … Read more