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‘Do you know where Steve is?’ masked prowler asks

Police in the Phillipsburg area alerted residents to the incident and asked them to report “any suspicious activity.”

Pohatcong Township police alerted residents Monday to the report of a prowler spotted early Sunday morning.

It occurred about 5 a.m. in the South Main Street area of the township.

A woman in the 1300 block of South Main saw a man standing in her driveway, which is off an alley, wearing a ski mask, police said.

Police said she approached him and asked if she could help him, to which he replied, “Do you know where Steve is?”

She said she doesn’t know a Steve, and he immediately turned and ran.

Police had no further description to release.

Purse theft from Hobby Lobby break room probed

“This is a public reminder to make sure vehicles and households are locked,” police said on their Facebook page. “Please leave porch lights on and immediately notify the police of any suspicious activity.”

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1 serious injury in 2 Rt. 33 crashes following 1st wreck

Two drivers are cited with following too closely.

There were at least three crashes Monday morning on Route 33 North in Bushkill Township, authorities say.
The first wreck w…

Mayor’s aide gets 18% raise, becomes target in campaign

The aide is also a vice chairwoman for the town Democrats.

Phillipsburg last weekend hosted a festival dedicated to pork roll, but campaign ads were focused on a different kind of pork.

“An 18% pay raise for the Mayor’s personal asst. & made up jobs for their friends = higher taxes for everyone else,” Warren County Republican Chairman Douglas Steinhardt tweeted Oct. 13, with the hashtag #pburgpork. He included a photo of a large advertisement that ran in The Express-Times and a variation of which appeared on lehighvalleylive.com.

What debate? An 18% pay raise for the Mayor’s personal asst. & made up jobs for their friends = higher taxes for everyone else. #pburgpork pic.twitter.com/K4TBmiQ5pM

— Douglas Steinhardt (@DSteinhardtEsq) October 13, 2017

The mayor’s aide, Sherry Corcoran, did have an 18 percent raise approved this month by the town council, by far the largest of more than a dozen pay increases up for a vote.

Corcoran is also listed as the vice chairwoman of the town Democrats, the party to which Mayor Stephen Ellis also belongs.

Corcoran did not return messages seeking comment.

Ellis last month said salary ranges for the job titles in question — including his aide’s — were established by ordinance early this year, but the individual increases had to be done by resolution. He said that the jobs were compared with towns of similar size and the salaries adjusted accordingly.

The salaries were controversial when introduced at a meeting last month. Council President Todd Tersigni said he had reservations, including with the amount the mayor’s aide was getting. That meeting turned into a shouting match and abruptly adjourned when he tried to skip that resolution.

Most of the salaries were approved at a meeting Oct. 3 with little debate, though residents voiced displeasure, WFMZ reports

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‘Keep them rolling’: Doctor accused of pushing dangerous painkiller on patients

Kenneth Sun, with practices in Phillipsburg and Wind Gap, was allegedly paid by the drug maker.

TRENTON — A few weeks after applying for a lucrative speaking gig with a dru…

Head-on crash hurts 4 on Warren County road, police say

One driver remained Thursday in critical care.

A 44-year-old White Township woman remained in critical condition on Thursday morning after a head-on crash early Tuesday on R…

Pork roll or Taylor ham? A Phillipsburg festival answers N.J.’s question

Pork Roll Palooza voted. And the winner is …

The Pork Roll Palooza voted.
The official name of New Jersey’s favorite breakfast meat is …
(drumroll)
… pork roll! Not Ta…

Phillipsburg High School clock tower lives on in monument (PHOTOS)

Members of the school community gathered to dedicate the monument celebrating the 1927 building at the new high school.

Phillipsburg High School administrators, faculty, sta…

Robot aims to zap out hospital infections, deadly viruses

Hospital workers are constantly cleaning rooms to avoid Hospital Acquired Infections at Hunterdon Medical Center, but now a robot will be working to do the dirty work.

RARITAN T…

‘A natural progression’: Valley Boy Scout leaders talk about allowing girls

The announcement is not without its concerns, but the change seems mostly welcome.

Becky Johnson can see both sides.
As a mother to three Boy Scouts and one Girl Scout, she can u…

20K trout will be stocked in N.J. waters for fall. Find out when and where.

All the fish to be stocked come from Warren County.