Sparta

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Officials ID Man Killed In Fast-Moving New Jersey Fire

Police said Robert Womack lived alone in his two-story home, where the fire broke out early Saturday.

05/06/2014

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Fast Moving Fire Leaves Man Dead, Firefighter Injured In Sparta, NJ

One man was killed and a firefighter was burned when a fast-moving fire destroyed one home and severely damaged another in northwestern New Jersey.

05/04/2014

A woman and her child were badly injured when their car struck several utility poles in Sparta. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mother, Son Badly Injured After Car Slams Into Utility Poles In Sparta

The 26-year-old woman lost control of her car and crashed into several utility poles on Friday night, police said. The mother and son were airlifted to a nearby hospital. Both had been wearing seat belts.

04/19/2014

Radioactive materials canisters found in Sparta home (Sparta PD)

Police Find Canisters Of Uranium In New Jersey Man’s Home

A New Jersey man was arrested Friday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police found radioactive materials in his home.

04/15/2014

Sparta, N.J. Bear In Tree

Sparta, N.J. Woman Captures Beautiful Pictures Of Family Of Bears

One New Jersey neighborhood was too big, and one was too small, but a mother bear and her cubs found a tree in a neighborhood that was just right.

04/04/2014

School workers found structural problems at the Helen Morgan School after noticing falling ceiling tiles. (credit: CBS 2)

Fearing Roof Collapse, Sparta, N.J., Schools Call Early Dismissal

Staff members noticed falling ceiling tiles in a classroom building at the Helen Morgan School.

02/18/2014

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Alleged N.J. Drug Dealer Busted After Mistakenly Sending Text To Cop

A New Jersey man allegedly sent a text message to a police detective by mistake as he tried to set up a drug sale.

10/01/2013

Snow In Sparta, N.J. (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Wintry Weather Hits Tri-State Area; Black Ice A Concern For Tuesday Night

The snow began early in the morning, and in parts of our area, roughly four inches fell, forcing some residents in New Jersey to break out their shovels in the afternoon.

11/27/2012

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Pot Smoke Triggers Fire Alarm & Subsequent Arrests In New Jersey

Police reportedly detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana when they responded to the house where the smoke detector went off. Three young men and a juvenile were later arrested on drug-related charges.

12/30/2011

A burglary spree in northern New Jersey and southern New York State has left many residents on edge. (Credit: CBS 2)

Burglary Spree Leaves Residents On Edge In Northern N.J.

Residents were on edge in upscale areas of northern New Jersey, as cunning burglars ransacked ritzy homes in an elaborate crime spree.

04/01/2011

Sparta Township Police are looking for suspects in a string of smash-in robberies that have left residents on edge. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sparta Residents On Edge After Brazen Smash-In Burglaries

Some brazen crimes have left frayed nerves among residents in an upscale New Jersey community, with police advising residents to lock their doors.

03/25/2011

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Snow Is Gone, But Headaches Remain For Tri-State Residents

In Sparta Township, the steady spring snowfall meant several more inches of snow on grassy surfaces and driveways. This snow system brought about nine inches there.

03/24/2011

Flying ice injures N.J. woman

N.J. Woman Injured After Ice Flies Off Truck

Imagine driving and suddenly you’re bombarded by flying ice and shards of glass. That’s what happened to one driver because someone in front of her didn’t remove snow and ice from his truck.

01/25/2011