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Woman killed in 3-vehicle crash in Sussex County

She struck two other cars on Route 94 in Fredon

A woman was killed in a three-vehicle collision in Sussex County on Tuesday night, authorities said. 

She was driving a Lincoln MKZ north on Route 94 in Fredon at about 9 p.m. when her car struck a southbound vehicle and then collided with an SUV, State Police said. 

N.J. woman, Pa. man killed in 3-vehicle crash

The driver of the southbound car was seriously injured, while the SUV driver was uninjured. Additional details about the crash near milepost 17 were not immediately available.

The woman, whose identity will be released after her family is notified, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

State Police are still investigating.

Jeff Goldman may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find on Facebook.



Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:12:16 UTC

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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:30:45 UTC

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:34:00 UTC

Youth pastor accused of using social media apps to meet underage girls

The pastor allegedly used apps such as Whisper, Kik and Meet Me to meet underage girls and engage in "sexually explicit chats," authorities said.

A 38-year-old youth church pastor used social media apps to meet girls and engage in "sexually explicit chats," authorities said. 

Darryl Farrier of Franklin was charged Monday with child endangerment and possession of child pornography following an investigation by local and county authorities in Sussex County. 

Farrier used various social media apps -- such as Whisper, Kik and Meet Me -- to meet underage girls, according to a statement from the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office. 

He used the screen names "Doug," "Hangten0, "Pallyi_Possum," "Dmann4789" or "Dmann347," the statement said. 

A call placed to Farrier was not immediately returned. 

He is affiliated with the Freedom Church in Oak Ridge. No one answered the phone at the church Monday evening. 

Authorities urged anyone with information about these incidents or others to contact the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office High Tech Crimes Unit at 973-383-1570.

Alex Napoliello may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @alexnapoNJ. Find on Facebook.


Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:24:00 UTC

N.J. pets in need: August 13, 2018

Dogs and cats throughout New Jersey patiently await adoption.

This information on dog safety was compiled by members of the Dog Bite Prevention Coalition -- the U.S. Postal Service, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Humane Society, Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance.

If a carrier delivers mail or packages to your front door, place your dog into a separate room and close the door before opening the front door. Parents should also remind their children not to take mail directly from letter carriers in the presence of the family pet as the dog may see handing mail to a child as a threatening gesture.

People often assume that a dog with a wagging tail is a friendly dog, but this is far from the truth. Dogs wag their tails for numerous reasons, including when they're feeling aggressive. A tail that is held high and moves stiffly is a sign that the dog is feeling dominant, aggressive, or angry.

Dogs, even ones you know have good days and bad days. You should never pet a dog without asking the owner first and especially if it is through a window or fence. For a dog, this makes them feel like you are intruding on their space and could result in the dog biting you.

ALL DOGS are capable of biting. There's no one breed or type of dog that's more likely to bite than others. Biting has more to do with circumstances, behavior, and training.

Dogs have a language that allows them to communicate their emotional state and their intentions to others around them. Although dogs do use sounds and signals, much of the information that they send is through their body language, specifically their facial expressions and body postures. You can tell how a dog is feeling (sad, tired, happy, angry, scared) by looking at the position of a dogs' ears, mouth, eyes, and tail.

Dogs are social animals who crave human companionship. That's why they thrive and behave better when living indoors with their pack -- their human family members. Dogs that are tied up or chained outside are frustrated and can become aggressive because they are unhappy. They can also become very afraid because when they are tied or chained up, they can't escape from things that scare them.

Greg Hatala may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:30:00 UTC