Most-Read Jefferson Stories of December

Jefferson man killed on Route 15, bears found dead and Lake Hopatcong resident hurt in crash among top headlines.

Pedestrian Killed on Route 15 in Lake Hopatcong

A man was struck and killed while walking alongside Route 15 in Lake Hopatcong on Dec. 6, Jefferson Police said. The victim was

A Jefferson woman was arrested after she allegedly drove drunk with her three children in the car, police said.

2 Bears Found Dead on Route 15

Two bears were found dead on the side of Route 15 North in Jefferson, police said.

'It Wasn't Me' Hoboken Man Named as Shooter Writes

The man initially identified in media reports as the shooter in the second deadliest school shooting in American history told friends he thinks his developmentally disabled brother may have committed the crime, Patch learned.

Amir Khan gave up everything for his three children to move the the United States from Pakistan two years ago. He wanted them to live the "American dream." But the 52-year-old Jefferson man's life had a tragic ending last week when he was struck by a van and killed while walking along Route 15.

The driver of an SUV was killed when she veered off Interstate 80 and crashed into a sound barrier on the side of the highway in Parsippany, according to State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman. Police identified the driver as 30-year-old Jennifer Wyatt of West Milford. A passenger, David Olsen, of Lake Hopatcong, was transported to Morristown Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

More than $10,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen from two township homes in the past month, Jefferson Police said.

The case that could force an Oak Ridge couple to forfeit their two dogs and be put at risk for euthanization may not be delayed any longer, after the dogs were recently forced to leave their current facility.

School Safety a Priority in Jefferson After CT Shooting

In light of the recent elementary school tragedy in Newtown, Conn., Jefferson schools took extra safety precautions throughout the district.


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