Afternoon News Update

A three alarm fire in Mount Vernon, which broke out around 5:30 pm on Wednesday, sent five people to the hospital. Firefighters responded quickly after they were called to the blaze that tore through the home in a densely populated section of Mount Vernon. Of the five people hospitalized, three were for smoke inhalation, while the other two were brought in for undisclosed injuries.

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that police officers can no longer pull over motorists for simply driving with their high beams on. Supporters of the court’s decision say this ruling enhances privacy rights and helps prevent unlawful vehicle stops by police. This decision does not change the law mandating drivers to lower their high beams for oncoming vehicles.

In Clarksboro, a woman who was playing the new Pokemon Go game was forced to call 9-11 after she got stuck in a tree. Firefighters were called to a cemetery on Tuesday night where they found the woman in a tree, with her smartphone in hand. Authorities did not release the woman’s name in an effort to save her from additional embarrassment.

The Rockland Boulders lost to the Sussex County Miners 10-2 at Palisades Credit Union Park yesterday. Luis Sanz took the loss for Rockland, while Francisco Rodriguez earned the win for Sussex. The Boulders will look to bounce back against the Miners at Skylands Park; game time is scheduled for 7:05 pm.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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