Friday, December 21, 2012
Morris Plains resident was also charged in January with allegedly exposing a child to porn in 2011.
A Morris Plains man and former Parsippany Boy Scout leader accused in January of showing child pornography to a boy was arrested again Thursday on charges he molested two teenage boys in the 1990s, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Stephen Corcoran, 45, is accused of one count of aggravated sexual assault, multiple counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from accusations Corcoran molested a 13-to-16-year-old boy between 1997 and 1998, and another 16-to-18-year-old boy in 1999. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Frederic Knapp, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo and Morris Plains Police Chief Scott Thompson announced the arrest Friday. According to the …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
FEMA-operated 'Disaster Recovery Center' will be open Thursday-Saturday in Morris Plains.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Morris County officials urge anyone thinking about registering for FEMA assistance following Superstorm Sandy to do so as soon as possible. Frank Pinto, director of the Morris County Department of Human Services, said the sooner residents seek assistance, the sooner they will have money in hand for their needs. “The FEMA representatives who are staffing the Disaster Recovery Centers can provide technical assistance at the centers themselves or through other means,” Pinto said. “There is a 60-day deadline for registering and we want everyone who is eligible to receive assistance.” Morris County’s Disaster Recovery Center, operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is at the …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Morris Plains resident will not be compensated for emotional distress she says she endured after witnessing her dog killed. But should court have ruled otherwise?
Sometimes the law just doesn't seem to provide justice. Last Tuesday's ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court in a case emanating from Morris Plains is a good example. The justices found that a pet is just a possession and a dog owner is not entitled to payment for the emotional distress of watching (wo)man's best friend killed. Five years ago, Joyce McDougall took her 9-year-old maltipoo Angel for a walk one June day. Maltipoos are small and fluffy with distinctive faces. Adorable. A much larger dog ran out, grabbed Angel by the neck, shook the dog and dropped her, killing the animal right before her owner's eyes. McDougall sued the dog's owner and won $5,000 in compensatory damages for Angel's death. But the court did not grant an award…