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Man struck by hit-and-run driver in Bergen County dies of injuries
Giovanni Rivera, 42, was struck by an SUV that kept going in Garfield Monday night. Police continue to search for the driver and have released surveillance photos of the suspected vehicle.
Man living in NJ group home struck and killed in hit-and-run: sources
HACKENSACK, N.J. — A man who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in New Jersey has died, hospital sources said.
NYPD Cop Sentenced for Transporting Cocaine, Accepting Bribe
What to KnowAn NYPD officer was sentenced to 6 years in state prison for transporting cocaine in exchange for money, prosecutors said WednesdayJohnny Diaz was sentenced to six years in prison helping to transport a kilogram of cocaine in exchange for $4,000, according to prosecutorsPleaded guilty to
Interactive museum dedicated to optical illusions opens in Manhattan
Get your cameras ready because you might not believe your eyes.TheMuseum of Illusionsis opening on September 20th at the corner of West 14th Street and 8th Avenue in Chelsea.It's based on a concept that has found success in other locations across the globe.It features dozens of interactive exhibits
Prosecutor: PA College Student, NYC Delivery Driver Caught With Drugs In Route 4 Paramus Stop
A college student from Pennsylvania and a delivery driver from West 135th Street in Manhattan were carrying varying among of cocaine, Ecstasy and pot when Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives stopped them on Route 4 in Paramus, authorities said.Jonathan Jiminez, a 28-year-old college student from A
Woman Drives Over 2 NJ Airport Runways, Ditches Car and Runs
What to KnowA woman managed to breach a guard post at NJ's Teterboro Airport and drive across two active runways before ditching her car and runningShe fled into the woods and was later found hiding in a random person's backyard, sources say; charges are pending against her"The incident is being inv
Video Shows Robber, NYC Deli Clerk Grappling Over Gun
Bodega Owner Fights Off RobberA Bronx deli clerk wrestled a gun away from a would-be robber in a harrowing attack caught on video.The NYPD says a man placed a food order on Monday before going behind the counter, displaying the gun and demanding cash.When the clerk hesitated, the man struck him on t
Jackpot-Winning Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Sold In Teaneck
The ticket was sold at Rocklins Stationers at 458 Cedar Lane. The ticket is worth more than $81,000, half of the game's $163,000 jackpot.
Fair Lawn Elementary Schools Named Among 100 Best In New Jersey
FAIR LAWN, NJ — Niche.com recently released its ranking of the top elementary schools in the Garden State and not surprisingly, five Fair Lawn schools made the list.
Brooklyn Man Started Massive Kings Plaza Mall Fire, Cops Say
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK -- A man was arrested for starting a massive seven-alarm fire in a Kings Plaza mall garage that injured 21 people, police said.
Sexual abuse trial in Bergen County ends with closing arguments
Alfredo Rosales, 53, of Englewood is on trial for several crimes, including aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, human trafficking and endangering the welfare of a child. Closing arguments were given in the case in Bergen County Superior Court on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Rosales s
Paterson police seize two guns, heroin in Paterson raid
Besides the guns, the detectives also confiscated 430 heroin packets and 43 baggies of marijuana during the bust on Friday morning at a home on 17th Avenue, the director said.
Mugshots: Police sergeant among 24 arrested in child sex sting
Authorities on Tuesday announced the arrests of two dozen men nabbed in a child predator sting in New Jersey, and the suspects include a nurse, a firefighter and a police sergeant.
Under fire, bus company gives up $1M worth of Paterson school contracts
The company, A-1 Elegant, was cited for more than 100 contract violations during 2017-18, when it handled 60 bus routes at a cost of $2 million. Those infractions ranged from picking up students late to using drivers without the proper credentials, officials said. The district was conducting a vendo
Latest suspect in murder of Bronx teen pleads not guilty
Alleged Trinitarios gangbanger Frederick Then, 20, pleaded not guilty to the NYPD Explorer’s murder during his morning appearance in Bronx Supreme Court.
Widespread NJ Manhunt After 4 Shot At Cops In Chase Near Airport
The four attackers shot at two off-duty Newark police officers and the wife of one of the cops on Sunday morning near Newark airport, prompting a police pursuit of four people, police said.
Bronx Teen's Brutal Stabbing Leads To 14th Arrest
THE BRONX, NY — A 14th suspect was arrested Sunday evening in the shocking gang-related killing of an innocent Bronx teenager, the NYPD said. Frederick Then, 20, faces charges including murder, manslaughter and gang assault in connection with the June 20 slaying of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz,
Street closures in Manhattan begin for UN General Assembly
FDR Drive between Whitehall Street and Willis Avenue Bridge/RFK BridgeArea bounded by 60th Street on the North, 34th Street on the South,1st Avenue on the East and 3rd Avenue on the West All InclusiveArea bounded by 54th Street on the North, 48th Street on the South, 1st AvenueOn the East and Madiso
Fast-growing fire breaks out at Kings Plaza Mall parking garage in Brooklyn: FDNY
MILL BASIN, Brooklyn — A fast-growing fire is burning through the parking garage of Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn on Monday, authorities said.
Former Passaic official who admitted bribery hired by Murphy administration, report says
Marcellus Jackson, 48, was hired this summer at a salary of $70,000 to work in the Department of Education, according to the news outlet. It learned of his hiring through an invitation from the NAACP's Passaic branch, which listed his position as "special assistant to the state commissioner of educa