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Parents of man killed during Paterson auxiliary police pursuit get $1.2M settlement

PATERSON - The City Council on Tuesday approved a $1.2 million settlement in a lawsuit involving the death of a man killed in a motorcycle crash while he was being improperly pursued by auxiliary police officers. The April 2012 death of Randolph Waddy IV sparked community protests when authorities w

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 21:37:51

Police in Paterson use 'knock-and-talk' approach to arrest suspect with $27k in drugs

PATERSON - Authorities say a suspected drug dealer invited detectives who came knocking at his door on Tuesday to come inside his home to look around - a search that allegedly resulted in the seizure of more than $27,000 in cocaine, marijuana and pills. Law enforcement officials call the strategy a

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 21:58:05

Clifton cops say marijuana suspect put up a fight

Sgt. Tim Scannell from the Bergen County K9 unit, talks about the effect legalized marijuana could have on the K9 unit trained to sniff it out. Anne-Marie Caruso/NorthJersey.com CLIFTON - Police arrested a 25-year-old city man on marijuana distribution charges after a traffic stop early Wednesday.

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 23:46:03

Englewood hires special counsel to fight Leonia's road closures

ENGLEWOOD - A special attorney hired by the city will draft a letter to the state Attorney General asking for input on the legality of Leonia's road closures. Donald Klein of the Parsippany-based Weiner Law Group will be paid $150 an hour to represent Englewood as it fights Leonia's decision to rest

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-22 09:25:00

Man killed in head-on crash with stolen vehicle: cops

NEWARK, N.J. - Police say a stolen vehicle slammed into another car during the latest winter storm in New Jersey, killing one person. Police say 32-year-old Nafis Majette was riding as a passenger when the driver of a stolen vehicle hit his car head-on Wednesday afternoon in Newark. A parked snow pl

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-22 03:48:33

Man Killed in NJ Crash Involving Stolen Car, Snow Plow: Police

Police say a stolen vehicle in New Jersey slammed into another car during March's fourth nor'easter to clobber the tri-state, killing one person. Cops say 32-year-old Nafis Majette was riding as a passenger when the driver of a stolen vehicle hit his car head-on Wednesday afternoon in Newark. A park

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-22 03:33:38

4 Kilos Of Drugs Found During Paramus Traffic Stop: Prosecutor

PARAMUS, NJ - Authorities found 3 kilograms of heroin and 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the borough Monday, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced. Candido Tomasini, 35, and Maribel Roman, 40, were arrested after they were stopped and authorities f

PATCH - 2018-03-21 15:51:57

Maplewood Man Fraudulently Financed, Sold Luxury Car: Prosecutor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Federal prosecutors have charged five people - including residents of Maplewood and West Orange - in connection with a series of schemes to use "phony money orders," cashier's checks and other fake documents in an attempt to discharge mortgages, student loans and other financial obli

PATCH - 2018-03-21 19:07:43

Newark Gets $103K Rebate From PVSC (Here's Why)

NEWARK, NJ - Newark was among several New Jersey towns that received thousands of dollars in rebates from the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission's Municipal Rebate Incentive Program. According to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), here's why Newark got its $103,741 payday:"All constructi

PATCH - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

In Paterson, a cautious embrace of a lull in gun deaths

As Paterson closes in on 100 days without a fatal shooting, Stephen Cotton, a lifelong city resident, reflects on what this lowering of violence means, and what it does not. Marko Georgiev/NorthJersey.com For Stephen Cotton, the break in violence is welcome, but he isn't letting his guard down. Ste

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 09:00:01

Winter Storm Warning in Effect Until 8 a.m. Thursday

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through 8 a.m. Thursday, March 22. Snow will continue through tonight, March 21. Snow has started slow this morning and may possibly mix with rain. The heaviest snow is supposed to start mid-morning today and will continu

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-21 14:20:00

Authorities in New Jersey Seek Help Identifying Body Found in Lake

Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman whose body was found floating in a New Jersey lake. Two joggers noticed the body in Newark's Weequahic Park on March 3. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says the woman is between five feet and five feet, five inches tall and wei


Clifton's Athenia Park to get new field house and ball fields

CLIFTON - The city is moving forward with plans for a second series of improvements for Athenia Park, which will include a new field house, two new all weather turf ball fields, and additional lighting. They will serve to make entire facility, which the city Council voted last year to dedicate as t

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 09:30:03

Montclair man swung dog by leash through the air into a tree, police charge

A Montclair man was charged with animal cruelty after he swung a dog on a leash through the air and into a tree, according to police. The 40-pound mixed-breed dog had blood on its head but did not appear to be seriously injured by Lawrence Athill, 64, on Eagle Rock Way Sunday, according to Lt. David

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 21:32:46

Paterson teens get a new youth center

PATERSON - A city-based nonprofit organization opened a $1.9 million youth center this week in a building near John F. Kennedy High School, with programs focused on education rather than recreation. A computer lab, music production studio and study hall are part of the New Jersey Community Developme


Cash, heroin and gun seized at Paterson home of convicted felon, according to police

PATERSON - City narcotics detectives seized $26,306 in cash, 870 heroin packets and three handguns last week from a city man previously convicted on weapons charges, police said. The suspect, Michael Ortega, 35, was charged with 13 drug crimes and 10 weapons offenses, including violation of a law th


Paterson man accuses city police of brutality in federal lawsuit

PATERSON - A city resident has filed a federal lawsuit accusing members of the Paterson Police Department of beating him outside the municipal public safety headquarters two years ago after a dispute over a complaint. The resident, Mohamed Khalil, who works as an assistant at the Paterson Museum, sa


Winter storm warning for Orange County, watches for Sullivan and Ulster counties

A winter storm warning is in effect for Orange County until 8 a.m. Thursday. Winter storm watches are in effect for Sullivan County until 11 p.m. Wednesday and Ulster County until 8 a.m. Thursday. Today there will be increasing clouds with a high around 38, and wind chill temperatures of 10 to 20. T

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-20 11:51:12

Woman charged with slapping cop, threatening to kill him: complaint

JERSEY CITY -- An apparently intoxicated Union City woman has been charged with smacking a police officer in the face and threatening to kill him as he accompanied her to the hospital last week. Yolanda C. Perez, 52, of 37th Street, struck the officer with an open hand, causing a cut on his nose ins


Toys R Us Closing Sales In NJ: Find Out Where, What's Next

WAYNE, NJ - Here are some of the most pressing questions regarding Toys R Us stores following the company announcing last week it would close all of its U.S. and U.K. stores.When Will Toys R Us Closing Sales Begin? Here are the status of possible closing sales at the following locations: Individual